“Pot the red then screw back…”

Snooker loopy and some other howlers from when sport and music combine.

The sight of that green baize on our TV screens the past few days has put this, erm, belter back in our minds.

The Matchroom Mob and Chas and Dave – it was a partnership made in pop music heaven/hell (delete as appropriate).

But these tuneless cue men aren’t the only sports stars to have left themselves open to ridicule.

Remember Gazza’s link-up with Lindisfarne for ‘Fog on the Tyne’?

You should, because it included the classic lyrics ‘Sittin' in a sleazy snack-bar/ Suckin', sickly sausage rolls/ Slippin' down slowly, slippin' down sideways/ Think I'll sign off the dole’.

Or how about Andy Cole’s cover of ‘Outstanding’? “United forever/ Whatever the weather/ Less than 100%? Never’

They haven’t all been disasters though. 'The Anfield Rap' had the genius line about John Barnes: ‘How is he doing the Jamaica rap? He’s from just south of the Watford gap’

And we can’t forget Barnes was also a key ingredient in New Order’s 'World in Motion'.

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