A Stamford band has given football fans a song to sing their team to victory after recording a cover version of a classic tune.
The Harrington Blues reworked Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire ahead of Peterborough United’s appearance in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley on Sunday.
The new version, Posh Have Got The Fire, tells the tale of the team’s semi-final success against Swindon Town. The band recorded a video for the song at the club’s London Road stadium.
Guitarist Ben Gooch said: “The inspiration for the song came from a football song the Rifles once did, and our love of Posh. We wanted to do a football song without it being cheesy. We thought by telling a bit of a story, the fans could relate to it and it would be more appealing.
“We wanted a chorus that the fans could adopt and could be sung in the terraces. The video was good fun, it was strange being at an empty London Road and having a kick about. It’s brilliant, the club have been fully behind it - even club chief executive Bob Symns was bopping about.”
Peterborough United will face Chesterfield in Sunday’s final. More than 16,000 Posh fans have snapped up tickets hoping to see their team lift the trophy.
Club spokesman Phil Adlam said everyone at Posh had been singing the anthem ahead of the big game.
He added: “Not only are they a talented local band, but they are also big Posh fans.
“They are regulars at London Road and two of the band actually met at a game, so when they approached us about a track they had written, we were keen to hear it.
“The song tells the story of how the club came through that semi-final at Swindon. It is the band’s own take on a Billy Joel classic.”