Frankie & The Heartstrings frontman on Borini, Phillips, and Manchester Calypso

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Frankie Francis of Frankie & the Heartstrings gives his twopenneth on Sunderland:

Who would be the most rock 'n' roll signing your club could make?

I'm not sure there are many cool footballers these days, they all seem to like crap music and ugly watches then post them on Instagram. Perhaps a player from the past who had style, good at football and good taste in music, Pat Nevin. He knows his onions.

If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?

"I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour, but heaven knows I'm miserable now".

Which football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that's not your club's home ground)?

Suppose Wembley would be good, but let's be realistic .... Carlisle?

Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?

I reckon Leighton Baines or Jack Grealish - he looks like he could be in a skiffle band!

Brit award or Premier League trophy?

Premier League trophy. Winning a Brit award would mean having to attend the do and it looks like a total cheese-fest of backslaps and secret handshakes.

When you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall?

Just Sunderland players really, people like Craig Russell, Kevin Phillips, Niall Quinn. I did have Michael Jackson on there, too.

Elvis was the king of rock 'n' roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop... Who's the king of football?

I suppose people would say David Beckham but, to me, Kevin Phillips.

If you were in charge of your club's dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?

Something to get them hyped - Iggy and the Stooges, or Vitalic. Failing that, Three Lions (1998).

Which player's departure broke your heart, and which signing got you most excited?

I guess Fabio Borini leaving, and then Borini signing.

Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?

Joey Barton .... Is this a standard response?

What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?

I remember Man United had one in the 90s called the Manchester Calypso. It was horrific.

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