Thursday, 27 November 2008

We Have A Dream... Still

Well the single's been and gone and it stayed at Number Two in the Soottish charts for a fortnight only held off the top spot by The X Factor Heroes single. Well done and thanks for your support... Tartan Army Hampden Roar version is still available online at iTUnes.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Tartan Army Warnings Unheeded

Nice wee article in The Record about the poor turnout for the Argentina game which cost the SFA £800,000 to bring the South Americans to Glasgow with only 32,492 paying at the gate.
Alan Duncan, chairman of the North of Scotland fans group was quoted and he beleived that the match shouldn't have gone ahead, "What's the point in the SFA consulting the fans about whether to take this fixture and then completely ignoring our advice? How are the SFA going to recover these losses? They will probably try to increase the tickets prices at the next game. A couple of years ago we were being charged £23 for the same seat which on Wednesday cost us £30. Do they not know there is a credit crunch going on? I couldn't give the tickets away. I stood outside and offered them for half price and no one would take them."
Apparently it seems it's a wake up call to for the SFA whose chief executive Gordon Smith said: "I would have to say that I would need to think twice about bringing a nation such as Brazil here in the future."
It's not really a surprise to anyone surely that friendly matches do not light that fire? The thrust over the past three years has been the competitive atmosphere at Hampden because we've been competing with and beating the best in matches that matter. That's the buzz, thats what the Tartan Army want more of.
The question actually should be asked about how lucky the SFA were that Diego Maradona was appointed in time for this match - how many of the 32,492 were enticed through the gates because of the pre match publicity. What would the losses have been without that particular sideshow.
Brazil? Sounds great on paper but give me Iceland anytime!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Diego Player of the Year Award

Mr Maradona is, to date, proving to be as elusive to the presentation delegation as he clearly was to a certain Mr Butcher all those years ago and to date has evaded every high tackle we've challenged him with to accept his award.

However we do not give in easily and perhaps Terry could hand it to him on our behalf as he shakes hands at the end of the match...
Ok maybe not.
Still thought it was worth putting a wee picture of it up here to have a look at - it'll be at The Ferry this evening and if remains uncollected I've heard rumours of a Children in Need auction for it on eBay. We shall keep you informed!

And talking of Children in Need - have you bought your Hampden Roar remix yet?

Hampden Roar Now on 7Digital

For those who don't use iTunes you can now download an MP3 version of the Hampden Roar version of We Have A Dream from 7Digital - still only 79p still for Children in Need!

Just follow the link to 7Digital

Monday, 17 November 2008

Diego Award Creating News

Our press announcement last week of our plan to award Diego Maradona with his Tartan Army Player of the Year Award 1986 has been creating more column inches over the weekend. The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald have published a full article on the ceremony!

Top Forty For Children in Need

We Have A Dream has given the Tartan Army their second top forty hit in a year. Which is actually a better hit rate than Gareth Gates! The CD version with the personalities perfomring on it entered the national charts at Number 40 while it peaked at Number Two in Scotland behind the X Factor's Hero.

We now have to see whether the Tartan Army's "Hampden Roar" version with 50,000 supporters on it will outsell the CD version and push the track higher up the charts.

The Hampden Roar version features the vocal of the crowd prominently throught the track and is much more of a return to the original from 1982. Will it be enough to please the Tartan Army who are gearing up for the Argentina game? We shall see...

Buy now at iTunes for 79p

Friday, 14 November 2008

Daily Record Single of The Week!

Rick Fulton of the Daily Record has picked We Have A Dream as their record of the week!
"The Tartan Army are back shaking up the charts this time with BA Robertson and a whole host of Scots and international showbiz stars.
Singing the famous 1982 World Cup song, the stars are now called Pudsey's Beautiful Dreamers and each say a line.
So there's Samuel L Jackson saying "Gaun Yersel Big Man" as well as Ugly Betty's Ashley Jensen, Dougray Scott, Billy Boyd, Merlin star Richard Wilson, Radio One's Edith Bowman football legend Ally McCoist and Olympic hero Chris Hoy.
The full video will be shown tonight on Children in Need."

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Hampden Poster

We're still looking for names of those who sang at Hampden on We Have A Dream... remember you can sign up here and have your name noted on a chart hit for posterity!
You can now look for yourself on the BBC We Have A Dream video as well - full version will be broadcast on Friday night.
The video really brings it all together.

Available on iTunes

We Have A Dream is now available across the UK for download! The three versions are available at 79p each or £1.99 for all three versions.

You can purchase your version and help Children In Need at the We Have A Dream downloads page

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

We Have A Dream Sales Surge on Amazon

The single appears to be selling well through on line retailer Amazon. We Have A Dream is now sitting in the top ten advance single sales on the site a - and is being sold for only £2.99 as well!!

You can reserve your advance copy by visiting the Amazon We Have A Dream page

Monday, 3 November 2008

Did You Sing at Hampden?

Were you at Hampden on October 11th? Did you join in with the half time recording of We Have A Dream? Well, if you did we're looking for you to add your name to the list of vocalists who performed on the soon to be released single for Children in Need. We plan to produce a souvenir poster with all of the names of the Tartan Army singing on it to accompany your CD or download - and this will be available ahead of the Argentina game at Hampden.

So if you want to get your name listed for posterity just fill in or amend your details on the We Have A Dream sign up page

Pudsey Bear's Street Team Page Launched!

As we get closer to the launch of We Have A Dream single for Children in Need we're looking for you to help us out by promoting the single in whatever way you can. To help you along we've created a street team page with downloadable posters, stickers and banners for your webpages.

Pudsey's Beautiful Dreamers with The Tartan Army - We have a Dream
You can do your bit by putting the information onto your Facebook or Bebo pages and encouraging as many of your online friends, school mates or colleagues to do the same. If we all get behind the single we could be looking at another Tartan Army Top Ten for a good cause.

If you've got any ideas leave us a comment and we'll see what we can do. Thanks for your help.

Pudsey's Street Team Ideas