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Tranmere Rovers And The Rockford Files

When the players run out onto the pitch at Prenton Park, the public address system blasts out the theme from The Rockford Files.

I’ve long wondered what could possibly connect a 1970s dram series about a middle-aged private investigator with an eccentric father to Tranmere Rovers.

The answer, it turns out, is that the song was first played at Friday matches, because the show aired at the same time as the kick-off.

Black humour, I assume: a reminder to fans that they could be cosy at home in front of the telly instead of freezing their arses off watching their team lose.

Thanks to Tim Roberts, Website and Programme Editor at Tranmere for the information.

Posted at 1pm on 24/01/06 by Jack Mottram to the misc. category.
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  1. What is the music played at at the end of the match as the ground empties

    Posted by Sumo at 10pm on 05.07.13

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