Man Utd fans singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’!

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24th, July 2007

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I know that Liverpool fans don’t have the monopoly on this song (Celtic fans sing it regularly, as do fans of Ajax and several other European clubs) but it’s still weird to see Man Yoo fans belting out the song associated with their arch rivals. Are they on a wind-up, or did United fans ever adopt this song as their own? Answers on a postcard please (or just leave a comment!).

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  1. Joe says:

    God bless the prawn sandwich brigade, they really don’t know their arse (or their ‘Gary Neville, as it is known in Liverpool) from their elbow. They’ll be throwing celery on the pitch next…

  2. indie_limey says:

    Maybe Gabriel Heinze was a young lad in the crowd and the ManYoo fans were getting stuck in early.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bin Dippers rob cars.

  4. Kipp says:

    Oh who cares, celtic sung it originally so what if two english clubs stole it…

  5. StuMo says:

    It pains me to say it, but I think the song was first sung at an English club by Man U fans after the Munich air crash. Liverpool didn’t adopt it until the 60s.

  6. Anonymous says:

    shit song

  7. The tashknettor says:

    Liverpool is full of scum.
    Shit place, shit people, shit football.
    Now fuck off.

  8. Anonymous says:

    come on, the pool is ace

  9. Pro. Stephens says:

    Read the YouTube comments to the video. User ’empiricalred’ is spot on. Liverpool sang it first, Everton second, Ipswich third. Celtic were relative latecomers, singing it once in 1970, and then again in 1989 (only adopting it in the 1990s).

  10. Rob P says:

    When I was working on a local newspaper, some granny came forward to claim that she was the first person to sing it at the football – and she was a Man Yoo fan. As someone’s already said, she reckoned it was to do with Munich.

  11. Ndubya says:

    Intrigued by the discussion as I had always assumed it was wholly a Liverpool anthem. In looking I came across this background on wikipedia…not sure how true but makes some sense in conjunction with the comments above – “Its first outing in an English football ground was in Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Football Club in 1958. It was sung by the New Mills Operatic Society, who were practising the musical ‘Carousel’ at the time, to honor the victims of the 1958 Munich Air disaster. The song was sung weekly by the Manchester United supporters until they abandoned it after its subsequent release by the Liverpudlian Merseybeat group Gerry & the Pacemakers in 1963. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on the 26 October 1963 and stayed there for four consecutive weeks. It quickly became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club [1] and is invariably sung by its supporters moments before the start and at the end of each game. [2] The words You’ll Never Walk Alone feature in the club crest and on the Shankly Gates outside the stadium.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27ll_Never_Walk_Alone_%28song%29

  12. Ndubya says:

    Intrigued by the discussion as I had always assumed it was wholly a Liverpool anthem. In looking I came across this background on wikipedia…not sure how true but makes some sense in conjunction with the comments above – “Its first outing in an English football ground was in Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Football Club in 1958. It was sung by the New Mills Operatic Society, who were practising the musical ‘Carousel’ at the time, to honor the victims of the 1958 Munich Air disaster. The song was sung weekly by the Manchester United supporters until they abandoned it after its subsequent release by the Liverpudlian Merseybeat group Gerry & the Pacemakers in 1963. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on the 26 October 1963 and stayed there for four consecutive weeks. It quickly became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club [1] and is invariably sung by its supporters moments before the start and at the end of each game. [2] The words You’ll Never Walk Alone feature in the club crest and on the Shankly Gates outside the stadium.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27ll_Never_Walk_Alone_%28song%29

  13. Egg Head says:

    The Wikipedia page was vandalised. There is no supporting evidence for any of it. Liverpool, on the other hand, can produce considerable source material.

  14. Anonymous says:

    celtic didnt sing it first,we sung it before it was written.lfc

  15. EVO says:

    How terrible it must be to know that united first sung the famous “LIVERPOOL” Song ha ha, gutted you scouse bastards!!!

  16. eddie-everton says:

    Liverpool is full of scum.
    Shit place, shit people, shit football.
    Now fuck off.
    Posted by: The tashknettor | July 24, 2007 2:47 PM
    u muppet shit football? i hate to say it but combine everton n liverpools trophys and they tally way more than that of any other area of the country. u cud even divide london into regions and still find that there aren’t two clubs reletively close together to tally liverpool and evertons history. fuckin nob hed shit people? scousers known as most humerous people in the country too, despite the stereotype as thieves etc.
    shit city? “if u want a cathedral we’ve got one to spare”