TheOne2Smooth wrote:I've noticed no one has mention where the chant EIE comes from? Well a few lads on there way back from some offs went in to a pub up north for a drink the landlord saw them come in and said 'ere they are' apparently in his thick accent it sounded like EIE and the boys thought it was a laugh and just kept shouting it out on the way home, now the chant EIE is a war cry
Arsenal waiting on the platform at Bolton, a very well known Gooner (who was landord of a pub in Wembley that is sadly no longer there.) spots Bolton appearing and attempts to shout "ere they are". Unfortunately he's halfway through a meat and potato pie at the time, and so he shouts a garbled version that sounds like eie.
He gets a load of stick on the train home and by the time the next home game came around it had become the stuff of legend.
Previous to that the war cry used to be "she wore".