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Before we begin, we’d like to thank our esteemed colleague Charles Peacock for minding the Murga Report in our absence. You’re unlikely to find a more reliable and dedicated set of “journalists” anywhere else than the False 9 “newsroom,” and we are proud to count ourselves among their ranks. Now let’s get to the numbers.
What Songs Were Played, and How Many Times?
Random thoughts: After Moussa Djitte completed his hat-trick(!!!), cheers of “DJITTE, DJITTE, DJITTE” rung through the South End. As there was at least a partial drum accompaniment, this counts as a song and it has been added to the list. And afterwards it seemed as though the members of the drumline were feeling themselves a bit, because they then segued into a seemingly improvisational, brass-less riff for about 30 seconds or so. As this occurred during the run of play, it is also considered an official song for our purposes. Thus, “No Horns, Just Vibes” is now part of this season’s record.
What Songs Were Playing When Austin Scored
“Verde Submarine” really needed a goal to distance itself from the Wooden Spoon peloton, and Djitte delivered. After not notching a tally since the opening match of the season, “*clapclapclap* ATX” has now seen two goals scored in the last three matches. And with its sixth goal of the season, “Bella Ciao” is now alone in first place on the Goals Scored leaderboard and could very well finish first in Net Success Percentage. As we here at the Murga Report are a bunch of crusty old leftists, this warms our hearts.
What Songs Were Playing When Salt Lake Scored
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“Colors” was played last night and saw neither a goal scored nor conceded, which helped it only minimally. Unless it contributes to a goal in the next couple of games, it will almost certainly finish at the bottom of the regular season standings.
At the top, “Bella Ciao” has leapfrogged into second place (non-moment of silence division), but it will probably need at least one more goal (and none conceded) to oust “Is This Love?” from its perch.
No one scored during “Dale Austin,” and it’s looking like a real possibility that it will finish the season that way. It’s now 0 for 32, which is frankly astonishing. 69 goals have been scored in matches that featured a Murga performance (nice), and not a single one of them came during “Dale Austin.”