As inevitable as the sight of blotchy faced psychopaths hurling chairs through the windows of bemused locals' cafes, or England limping out at the quarter final stage to Germany on penalties, is the deluge of truly terrible rabble rousing "terrace anthems" unleashed on us by every chancer with half an idea and ten minutes in a recording studio.
While in recent years a few not truly awful football songs have been released, they are nearly always the exception to the rule. This year the FA has wisely opted to appropriate the Farm's baggy classic All Together Now; 4-4-2 on the other hand have decided to desecrate another standard, Dexy's Midnight Runners' Come On Eileen, a song that has already suffered the indignity of a thousand karaoke maulings and now finds itself completely rewritten so as to include lines such as "bend it like Beckham, shoot it like Owen, oh Come on England".
Terrible stuff, obviously, but no doubt as long as England don't get hammered by France and then find themselves on their way home after a week, this will have as good a chance as any to crash its way through to the top of the charts buoyed along by popular sentiment and its moronically simple chorus. Much as I'm loathe to admit it, I may not have heard the last of this song.