The whole of Ireland will be in standstill as fans watch the Boys in Green take on Denmark in the first leg of their World Cup play-off on Saturday evening.
While it was widely accepted that Denmark were the best possible outcome the Irish could have hoped for, the players still have a huge task ahead of them.
However, it’s fair to say that a place in the World Cup is there for the taking, and now Irish fan John Paul Wright has written a song that encapsulates the journey to Copenhagen and the instilled belief.
According to Buzz.ie, the Kildare man hasn’t missed an Irish away game in over four years and his new song entitled ‘Turning Copenhagen Green’ is sure to get stuck in your head.
Without doubt, the new tune has some witty lyrics, such as:
“When I arrived in Copenhagen, 50 Kroner to my name and a bag of Carlsberg cans, and a ticket to the game. I was barred from Christiana for not smoking joints, and I avoided all the bars serving eight-euro pints.”
“They’ll never break us down ‘cos we’ve Duffy, Ward and Clarke. And if we can bate the Germans we sure can bate Denmark. Tickets they were scarce, there’s not many to be seen.. but that won’t stop the boys turning Copenhagen green.”
However, this is not the first time that one of John Paul’s songs has gained significant attention.
Upon qualifying for the Euros in 2016, he wrote a song called “Dance in France”.
Speaking on the possibility of writing another song if Ireland qualify for the World Cup, John stated.
“I suppose now, if we qualify I’ll surely have to write a song for Russia.”
The Republic of Ireland play Denmark at 7:45pm on Saturday, and hopefully we will be singing this song along with many Olé Olé Olés afterwards.
Jason Redmond, Pundit Arena