The Wealdstone Raider is well known to Stones boss Bartlett
PUBLISHED: 00:10 19 December 2014 | UPDATED: 00:10 19 December 2014
Wealdstone boss Gordon Bartlett is backing the attempt by the Wealdstone Raider to win the number one spot in the Christmas charts with his recently released charity single, ‘You’ve got no fans’.
The song has already made it into the top 10 in the itunes chart as the love for the Raider continues to grow.
His popularity was sparked by his “You want some? I’ll give it ya” rant which first went on YouTube 18 months ago.
A couple of weeks ago, a giant banner in his honour was unveiled at a Dutch league game and just this weekend, Barnsley fans in the away end at Walsall belted out their own version of the Raider’s rant.
Bartlett said: “It’s incredible. There’s two Gordons at Wealdstone and I’m very much in his shadow.
“Good luck to him. All the money is going to charity and he is bringing the club an awful lot of publicity. If we end up picking up a sponsor from it that would be great.”
Bartlett admits he was well aware of Hill before he became a household name.
Bartlett added: “He has been around a while. He is a character and often comes up to me singing a song.
“It is a bit of fun and the players have taken it that way as well.
“It just shows the power of social media.
“I’m an old fossil though. You won’t find me on Twitter or Facebook. I’m old-fashioned, if I want to talk to someone I use the phone.”
Bartlett is certainly not letting the talk of the Raider distract him from his job of guiding the Stones up the table.
A 1-0 win in the FA Trophy against local rivals Hayes & Yeading United put them into the last 32 of the competition.
A home match against Bath City is one that Bartlett is confident of winning.
“We’ve got them in the league away from home on Saturday. The draw for the FA Trophy could have been a lot worse,” he added.
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