ENGLAND fans are used to heartbreak, disappointment and tragic World Cup campaigns – and that is just the official songs.
But Newquay songwriting duo Wildsauce are hoping their track G.O.A.L – Go. On. And. Lead will spur the likes of Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to victory in Brazil this summer, banishing 48 years of hurt.
They intend to roll out their song in time for the start of England's World Cup campaign, which kicks off against Italy on June 14 in the Amazonian city of Manaus.
Wildsauce members Kev Gorton, 43, and Damon Morey, 49, first met while working as gardeners in the town. Both had previous experience of being in bands, and they decided to get together and produce a song.
"We said, 'Let's write a World Cup song'. We just thought we'd try something for our first attempt as a songwriting duo, and this is what we came up with," said former punk musician Kev.
"We came up with the idea last September at my cottage; we basically said, 'What do you think?' and played around for a couple of hours, and before we knew it we had the remnants of the song," he added.
However, they face stiff competition from Gary Barlow and former England captain Gary Lineker, who have enlisted a group of 20 stars to record the 'official' England song – a cover of Take That's Greatest Day.
But that hasn't dissuaded the Newquay pair, who say they have already had great feedback about their track: "It's gone really well. More people than we thought are buying it. Local football clubs are saying, 'Have you heard this song?' It just seemed like the perfect time to release something like this – it's 90 days until the World Cup, so we thought it would be a good time to do this," said Mr Gorton.
Despite writing a football chant that has attracted interest from major record labels including Modest Management and Leopard Music, the pair admit they are not too interested in the beautiful game.
"I support England, but football clubs aren't really my thing. I like rugby league myself. Damon's not really a football man, but he's a national football fan," said Mr Gorton.
Mr Gorton and Mr Morey said their WAGs were well and truly behind them.
"When we got back from the recording studio my wife, Karen, and Damon's wife, Louise, were the first to hear it. The wives love it," he added.
G.O.A.L is available to buy on iTunes, costing 79p. To hear an extract from the track, go to https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=v6UdNEnrXoE &feature=youtu.be