Dobba - Guitar
Norbert - Vocals
Despite its upbeat tempo and semi comic lyrics The CBS Song carries a very important message, that being, don't be a football hooligan as it's just SAD.
The CBS, or Chesterfield Bastard Squad to give them their correct title were the self appointed protectors of Spireite pride both at home and away. Back in the mid 80's when this song was written it was a little harder to spot a football hooligan than it is today. No Burberry or Stone Island back then, no the average hoolie was just as likely to wear a bit of Leo Gemmelli or Gallini and Gills Market Deep Blue stretch were not uncommon, although a nice grey or blue Farrah was favourite.
The song was actually inspired by a future Possee member called "Top". This is how it came about.
During the mid 80's Dobba and Norbert following a drinking and pulling session around town (more like half a shandy and occasionally looking in the general direction of a fit bird) they would end the evening by sitting on "the bench". The bench was a small wooden seat situated at the junction of Hawksley Avenue and Newbold Back Lane. Following the evenings gallivanting this was the point on the walk home where Dob and Norb would go their separate ways. Before parting they would sit on the bench for half an hour or so discussing life and their abject failure with women (again).
During one such session towards the end of the 1986-87 season they were sat on the bench deep in discussion when up rolls the young Top hyper excited and eager to discuss the nights events. The FA cup semi final between Leeds Utd and CoventryCity had taken place that afternoon at Hillsborough and the City fans had stopped off in Chessie on their way home for a "drink". This had erupted into mob violence and the Golden Fleece pub, amongst others, had been trashed. Top had been caught in the middle of it and found it all tremendously exciting. After he had told his tale the seeds of a new song were firmly implanted in the Fingolstones minds.
Work on the new song began pretty soon after. Dobba wrote an upbeat shanty type tune and Norbert sang the song in the style of someone sounding rather thick and uneducated. The song rapidly became a favourite amongst the AHC (mainly because it didn't take the piss out of any of them, apart from the spoken bit at the end that is).
It remains a snapshot of that particular time in the Spireites history, the spoken references to John Duncan in his first spell as town boss being particularly nostalgic.
Some Football Hooligans at Blackpool. JONAH is our leader, JONAH is our leader!!!
This is a still from a Police surveillance video of the 3 hardest soccer thugs ever to walk the streets.
Notorious CFC Football Hooligan, Danny "The Finger" Sunderland, shows his contempt for the home fans at Scarborough’s McCain Stadium. April 30th 1994.