Fans urged to pump up volume as players emerge for KOALBION fans are being urged to pick up from where they left off last season – by continuing to sing 'The Lord's My Shepherd' loud and proud against Liverpool tomorrow (ko 3pm).
During the final games of last season, the club provided a platform for supporters to sing the club anthem – encouraging them to hold scarves aloft at the same time – as the players emerged from the tunnel for kick-off.
The club now want the pre-match ritual, which originally started with the help of teenage Tividale songstress Emily Badger, to become a firm fixture of the new campaign.
“This was an idea we came up with last season that the supporters really embraced to create a positive, wall of sound for when the team emerged for kick-off,” said a club spokesman.
“We simply want more of the same when the new season gets underway on Saturday.
“When the players are ready to enter the field, we will play the short introduction to ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ over the stadium's speakers and, when that finishes, it will be the cue for the supporters to sing the hymn as loud and as proud as possible.
“Our supporters got right on board with this during the final games of last season and it helped to create a terrific atmosphere.”