This mash-up of Scott Parker and The Streets is a work of art
Cheer up mate, you're back in the Premier League
On Tuesday night, Fulham won promotion back to the Premier League, by beating Brentford in the play-off final.
That's not really the important thing here though. The important thing is that someone on Twitter took Fulham manager Scott Parker's post-match interview, and put it over the instrumental of 'Dry Your Eyes' by The Streets.
And the results are just... well, take a listen.
This is phenomenal pic.twitter.com/XRC488UqdT
— Hunter Godson (@HunterGodson) August 6, 2020
The video was put together by a very talented man called Mark Pickard, who deserves all of the kudos.
In case you haven't heard the Mike Skinner original in a while, here it is:
'Dry Your Eyes' was first released in 2004 on The Streets' classic concept album A Grand Don't Come For Free. It reached number one in the UK charts when it was released as a single in July of that year, and remains one of Mike Skinner's most popular tracks.
Fulham beat Brentford 2-1 on Tuesday to return to the top flight at the first attempt. Despite the tie being an all-West London affair and both teams just being down the road from Wembley Stadium, it was of course played in front of an empty stadium.
The match was a tense affair, with the tie remaining all square at the end of normal time. In extra-time however, left-back Joe Bryan decided to turn into Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring an incredible long-range free that beat Brentford goalkeeper David Raya at the near post, then getting on the scoresheet again ten minutes later with a great counter-attack. Danish right-back Henrik Dalsgaard pulled one back for Brentford in injury time of extra-time, but it was too little, too late.
Scott Parker was appointed as caretaker manager in February, with Fulham languishing second-bottom in the Premier League. He was not able to stop them from going down, but this season he turned around their losing mindset to lead them to fourth in the Championship, and play-off glory.
Oh, and if you want more, here is Charlie Austin doing 'Parklife'.
Anytime I see Charlie Austin trending, it’s worth sharing this video...PARKLIFE
— Grant Miller (@GrantMiller87) February 15, 2020