(Taken from NME, 12/16/95 Issue, Page 5)
Teenage Fanclub have struck a sponsorship deal with their local Sunday
league football team Birkenshaw Atlantic.
The deal, worth nearly £1,000, was struck because of links between
band and their former sound engineer Paul Chisholm, a keen footballer.
Chisholm told NME: "I mentioned the idea of sponsoring the
team to Gerry Love (the Fanclub's bassist) who, being the top lad
he is, said he'd try and help out. A lot of musicians up here disappear
up their own arse when they make it but Teenage Fanclub are a bit
TFC are now considering other measures for the Birkenshaw ground.
Norman Blake told NME: "Now I am here I can see lots of
oppportunities like Portakabins for Alan McGee (Creation boss) and
other blocks of business types."
Team captain James Johnstone said: "The logo has attracted a lot of
attention. All the players think it's cool. It's better than having the
local greengrocer on our chests."
However, staff at Birkenshaw's local pub, the Windmill Tavern, are
less sure. Yvonne Lindsey, pub manager, said: "I've heard of them but
I'm not a great fan. I'm more of the Curtis Stigers and Michael Bolton