Tottenham Hotspur fans are in seventh heaven after an incredible start to the 2023/24 season. Ange Postecoglou has gotten them bouncing with his beloved ‘Angeball’ that has brought life back into the squad too.
After the first 10 games, the Lilywhites are sitting comfortably on top of the Premier League table. They have picked up 26 out of a possible 30 points so far, not losing a single game. Spurs showed impressive resolve to get points out of tough games against Liverpool and Arsenal earlier this season and are the surprise packages of the campaign.
The Tottenham fans just can’t get enough of the amazing momentum that their team is flying high on right now. The Tottenham Hotspur stadium is packed to the rafters for every match and there is new-found energy among the fans too. The stadium can hardly be found quiet anymore, with fans cheering on the players and also singing interactive chants for every game.
A section of Spurs fans belted out a (now) pretty famous chant during Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Fulham in their last home game too. This chant is one where the fans voice their love for Spurs and the players as well.
The main part of the ‘Island in the Stream’ Spurs chant goes something like:
“Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong?
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, Tottenham!
From one lover to another, Tottenham!”
For those unknowing, this is strongly inspired by the cult-classic American song ‘Islands in the Stream’ sung by legendary singers Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
The lyrics of the chant are almost copied word-by-word from this iconic song, apart from a few changes made here and there.
But it also appears that this chant has caught up with the Tottenham Hotspur players as well.
Talksport presenter Sam Matterface recently revealed that he had heard this one being belted out by the players recently outside the dressing room, saying: “I was outside the dressing room for about half an hour and they were playing, in the dressing room – this is brilliant – they were playing Islands in the stream! At about 500 decibels!”
Ange Postecoglou has even stated that the Tottenham Hotspur stadium’s dressing room tends to turn into a ‘nightclub’ at times, explaining recently: “Ah mate, I’ve got no idea. I stay out of the dressing room partly because of the music choices of the players.
“Most clubs want to turn their grounds into a fortress – ours is becoming a nightclub! But I’m all for it, whatever makes people happy, that’s my thing.”
Despite all this, this chant is actually gaining a bad reputation among a lot of the Tottenham fans. Some feel that it’s the kind of a ‘slow’ track that takes the energy out of matches and not the kind that you’d want to see in a football match.
Those watching on TV have been outraged by it as well, not considering it to be the inspired or motivational chant that can raise the atmosphere in matches.
Despite that, it appears that the Spurs squad love it and so do the match going fans – meaning you can probably be ready to hear this one belted out more often as the season moves along.