WHAT A CURRY ON

KEITH ALLEN has threatened to sue Glen Hoddle if England fail to qualify for Euro 2000

Fat Les star KEITH ALLEN has threatened to sue England manager Glenn Hoddle for ‘1million if the nation’s football team fails to qualify for Euro 2000.

Along with Blur’s Alex James and artist Damien Hirst, Allen reached Number Two in the singles charts this summer with Fat Les’ unofficial England World Cup anthem ‘Vindaloo’ and he hopes to do even better with a new song for the Euro 2000 tournament, which is being held in Holland and Belgium.

Allen said he would hold Hoddle financially responsible for potential loss of earnings if England failed to qualify. He explained to NME: “I’ve just got a feeling we won’t qualify. I mean, I don’t want to sue Glenn Hoddle. It’s good luck to the lads, but what’s a man to do? It’s how we earn our bread and butter. So if we don’t qualify, I sue.”

The next England Euro 2000 qualification match is played against Poland early next year. No-one from Glenn Hoddle’s office was available for comment about the legal threat. Meanwhile, Fat Les have recorded a video for their next single, entitled ‘Goblin In The Office’. Dubbed ‘The Official Christmas Record’, Allen explained that the track was all about office Christmas parties. As well as the regular Fat Les trio it features Joe Strummer on guitar, Roland Rivron on drums, plus Matt ‘George Dawes’ Lucas and Paul ‘Dennis Pennis’ Kaye.