Stride. We've published a number of academic papers and magazine
articles relating to football history, on subjects such as statues and
replica shirts (see, for example sportingstatues.com, annd:Shirt tales: how adults adopted the replica football kit).
Our current project is investigating the music that football teams have
run or walked out of the tunnel to over the years.
Having been in contact with a number of historically minded Evertonians, I realise 'Z Cars' has been used at Goodison Park since around the spring of 1962, and is to proudly in use today.
However, I wondered if any fans knew of any instances in which Z Cars had been replaced by another song or version? If so, what was the response among fans at the time?
I should also add that we are not interested in goal music, or a song
that is played at the final whistle, but just the song that is on the
tannoy system as the players enter the field.
If you think someone else may be able to help, or you have any
questions, please let us know! We would be very happy to discuss the
Thanks for your time,
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2 Posted 07/03/2020 at 15:55:47
But there was a time when the music was changed, albeit briefly. Here's what I wrote on the topic... probably quite a while ago now:
Good luck with your research!
3 Posted 07/03/2020 at 16:04:00
4 Posted 07/03/2020 at 16:09:46
5 Posted 07/03/2020 at 16:11:06
6 Posted 07/03/2020 at 19:43:48
7 Posted 07/03/2020 at 19:57:10
8 Posted 07/03/2020 at 20:05:48
9 Posted 08/03/2020 at 09:06:13
I don't think it replaced Z-Cars, but preceded it.
10 Posted 08/03/2020 at 10:53:20
11 Posted 08/03/2020 at 11:17:09
They clearly â€˜got' the club...
12 Posted 08/03/2020 at 11:41:11
Anyone remember when the TV programme actually ran as I believe the music was specifically written for the TV series.
13 Posted 08/03/2020 at 12:42:47
14 Posted 08/03/2020 at 12:52:08
The Z Cars theme is the music to a folk song called Johnny Todd.
15 Posted 08/03/2020 at 13:02:05
Now that I could go for...
16 Posted 08/03/2020 at 13:19:55
“We shall not be movedâ€ was the B-side to “The Carnival is overâ€ by The Seekers in late 1965. As Dave says, it was adopted as an anthem during the 1966 FA Cup run, I remember full-belt renditions of it at Burnden Park and Wembley. It was also sung with great gusto when we beat the rs in the 5th round at Goodison the following season.
There was also a raucous and lengthy singing of it at half-time during the semi-final at Old Trafford 1971 when we were leading the rs 1-0. That match, however, turned out to be more “the carnival is overâ€ for the next 13 years.
17 Posted 08/03/2020 at 13:31:44
18 Posted 08/03/2020 at 14:07:41
The first time I can recall "We shall not be moved" was in the queue in Bullens Road for tickets for the 1966 semi-final, I'm not saying that it was the first it was sung, I only missed the Bedford game in that cup run and I can't remember hearing it any other game.
The reason I missed the Bedford game was because an Everton fan who lived down there, advised (through the Liverpool Echo) that anyone without a ticket had absolutely no chance of obtaining one, he claimed that Cup Fever had gripped the Town. My uncles, Tommy and Phil, told me that tickets were given away by a mounted policeman, ah well, that's life.
19 Posted 08/03/2020 at 16:40:04
20 Posted 09/03/2020 at 12:47:46
1995 Cup Final.
This was once frequented before home games in both league and Cup, they've probably realised now fans have long sussed that our actual Cup record is truly shocking.
Thank God for that trophy Big Joe produced in '95.
21 Posted 16/03/2020 at 04:28:52
To answer a few questions... In terms of the funding of the study (and the wasting tax payers money ;) ), these studies have very little costs, and any costs they do incur are funded through statistical training courses Chris runs privately. This is essentially a hobby project - Chris's day to day work is in statistics for more worthy causes such as workplace related health, Nick's a teacher, and I work for a running company.
The reason we're doing this study is because we're football fans who are all interested in the game and what it says about the wider culture we live in. We're not only interested in what the music is/was, but the why - we're keen to see how changes in style, type of music used relate to a club's status, wider music fashions, the wider fashionability of football, how clubs have attempted to commodify the match going experience and the battle between globalism/localism.
If I could ask one final question of you all - I assume a marching band was used before the tannoy system, but does anyone know what song preceded Z Cars?
Once again, thanks for all your help!
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