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@starpunk

The “Birmingham Bluebirds”?

You’ve just seriously annoyed half the city (and delighted the other half!)

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lucabrasiToday 04:57 am JST@starpunk

The “Birmingham Bluebirds”?

You’ve just seriously annoyed half the city (and delighted the other half!)

Their 1983 album 'Secret Messages' has the song 'Bluebird' where Jeff sings, 'Bluebird, fly for me, fly for me'. That's another reference for ya. And on that same album is a 'backwards message' where they cheer for the team. You know those Brits just love their soccer teams!

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@starpunk

Sure, they play in blue, so “bluebird” is a veiled reference. But they’re called “Birmingham City Football Club”.

The only team called “bluebirds” are Cardiff, in Wales. But that’s their nickname, not their real name.

Still, it’s good to see you people taking an interest in real football!

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Nothing wrong with cities capitalizing on local stars.

Some musicians are also genuine supporters - Robert Plant with Wolves, the Gallaghers with Man City and Half Man Half Biscuit with Tranmere Rovers.

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Everybody wants to capitalize on its heroes, even if they're famous for just 15 minutes.

After all, we all know about Liverpool. And Birmingham gets many shout-outs from its local yocals ELO. Their song titles, album titles, etc. have the word 'blue' so often. That's ELO'S references to their hometown soccer heroes the Birmingham Bluebirds Football (soccer) Club.

And so it goes.

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Ed Sheeran FAILED music at college, new Made in Suffolk exhibition reveals

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/ed-sheeran-failed-music-in-college/

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Not forgetting Eric Clapton with West Brom.

He used “W. B. Albion” as an alias when checking in at hotels abroad.

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And James Bond with Liverpool!

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