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Gareth Bale has described the cult chant adopted by Wales fans that aims a dig at Real Madrid as "a good bit of fun."
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Wales face Hungary on Tuesday in a crucial final Euro 2020 qualifier (watch live at 2:45 p.m. ET on ESPN2 in U.S.) that could see either team book themselves a berth at next summer's tournament.
After returning from a full month out injured for Real Madrid (since playing for Wales in the last international break) just in time to start for his country in Saturday's 2-0 win over Azerbaijan, Gareth Bale is relishing the occasion -- especially after being serenaded with a brand new chant by the Wales fans in Baku at the weekend.
The travelling supporters showed their support for Bale by singing "Wales, Golf, Madrid" in his direction to the tune of their usual "Viva Gareth Bale" chant -- a reference to recent criticism from former Real winger Predrag Mijatovic, who claimed that to be the precise order of Bale's sporting priorities at the moment.
Bale certainly didn't take his chance to refute that claim when speaking to media before the Azerbaijan game last week, when he said: "With Wales, I'm speaking my own language and feeling more comfortable. I definitely have a bit more excitement. It's like playing with your mates down the park on a Sunday."
The chant was also echoed by similarly pithy banners on show in the away section at the Bakcell Arena.
The Twitter hashtag #WalesGolfMadrid has taken a battering in the build-up to the Hungary game. And perhaps it is no surprise that you can order a t-shirt bearing the ordered list on the front.
In a prematch interview with Sgorio Cymru, Bale was asked whether he'd heard the song.
"I've heard it, especially when I was on the bench and when I came off, and the boys were laughing," the 30-year-old replied. "It's a good bit of fun."
That's just as well, as we suspect Bale will be hearing it again (perhaps several times) when he and the rest of the Dragons run out at the Cardiff City Stadium.
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"Harry Kane, He's One Of Our Own"
Often heard ringing out around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (and, apparently, Camila Cabello's living room) as fans herald the latest addition in what has become an ongoing procession of goals scored by their homegrown hero.
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"Aubameyang, doo doo doo doo-doo"
Arsenal fans sing to star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a catchy tune borrowed heavily from The Muppets. It definitely seems like the man himself approves, too.
Concocted by Liverpool fans, Robert Firmino's signature tune (based on an old River Plate chant) is one of the most elaborate football chants ever written, with the full version boasting three whole verses.
"Ooh N'Golo Kante"
It's only fitting that N'Golo Kante, the world's favourite player, has a song of his own -- the quintessential version of which was belted out by Paul Pogba and the France squad after their 2018 World Cup triumph.
All together now: "He's short, he's nice, he stopped Leo Messi..."
"Teemu Pukki Baby"
Based on The Human League's classic "Don't You Want Me," Norwich City's prolific poacher was more than happy to join in the heady celebrations after firing his side to promotion last season.
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Garrett Engle’s stay in the Mid-Penn Conference was brief and certainly successful. Now, one of the rising names in scholastic golf is on the move.
The Central Dauphin junior, who banked a pair of conference tournament titles in 2017-18, recently committed to the University of Oklahoma. Under head coach Ryan Hybl, the Sooners won a Big 12 championship in 2018 and the program’s second NCAA title in 2017.
“Mainly, I love the coaches there. love the coaches and love the facilities there,” said Engle. “I really like the campus there. It was the best fit for me, and it gives me the best opportunity to be successful.”
Engle, who is home-schooled, broke onto the MPC scene as a freshman, leading the conference in scoring and claiming a Mid-Penn individual title.
The three-time Pa. State Junior Champion scripted the same finish as a sophomore, each time forgoing a chance to win District 3 and PIAA titles by participating in the prestigious Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational in Georgia.
Although he did not play for the Rams this fall, Engle stayed busy scouting colleges and elite NCAA programs like Ohio State, Coastal Carolina, Central Florida, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Arkansas.
“I took the fall season off. I needed to focus on some visits,” Engle said.
“I had a lot of work to get high school golf season in with that. It was a decision I made to get the college decision done, and I had a couple of tournaments out in Texas.”
Engle and his family also are preparing to relocate to North Carolina. Engle will attend Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, down the street from famed Pinehurst Resort, which will host its fourth U.S. Open Championship in 2024.
Oklahoma’s current recruiting class includes three early signees, including Arizona Junior Golfer of the Year Ben Lorenz and Stephen Campbell Jr. of Texas, a Junior Presidents Cup member this year.
“They were ranked seventh last year and are No. 1 in the nation currently,” said Engle about the Sooners. “I’m super excited to join such a great program. I’m excited to try and keep it going.”
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Two days after their Happiness Begins Tour was welcomed by thousands of screaming fans at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, two of the Jonas Brothers and a fellow musician were playing golf in nearby Aventura when they experienced a real hazard — a flying bullet — UK’s Daily Mail is reporting.
Nick and Kevin Jonas, along with fellow musician Jordan McGraw, took cover Sunday while on the 17th hole of the upscale Turnberry Golf Club after hearing a loud pop just a few seconds before something hit the water next to them, the news organization was told by an eyewitness.
No one was hurt, but while filing a police report the musicians were told that a similar incident happened earlier in the day as well as a few weeks ago.
Aventura police told the Daily Mail the incidents are being taken seriously and investigators think the pop sound was that of a pellet or BB gun that someone from a nearby condominium was using to shoot at ducks in a pond at the golf course.
“This is dangerous for humans and animals. We are spending resources on trying to find out who’s doing this,” Aventura Police Major Michael Bentolila told the Daily Mail.
Despite the incident, the musical tour continued Sunday night when the Jonas Brothers appeared in Jacksonville. And they are scheduled to play the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia, north of Atlanta, tonight.