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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by DickyP » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:22 pm

What about not bothering with something the fans obviously don't want and isn't 'in their psyche': some fans sing, some don't and we don't.

There is no problem with the fans when the team are playing well and trying hard (despite the demonstrably untrue myth that the Cat Stand - or whatever it is called now - fans don't cheer their team on) and tend to quietness when they don't.

As for the myth of the big stand not cheering - it's only based on how it feels not on the amount the fans give: a small, enclosed space made to a great part out of wood, compared with the resonance of a large open space of steel and concrete, gives a better feedback - big surprise that!
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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by johnthegriff » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:44 pm

Elvis is not a part of Rock Bottom. Michael Clark aka Elvis is a long term Tigers supporter who has special needs. Many will remember him collecting glasses in the Tiger Bar thirty or more years ago. Rock Bottom allow him to sing about three numbers, his fans in the Final Whistle bought him his outfit and look forward in a strange sort of way to his numbers. I think Brian of Rock bottom has the balance right and is in tune with the Tiger's fans.

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by mightymouse » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:28 pm

Please release me is commonly sung by the terrace when the ref penalises the opposition for holding on.

Owen Williams to the tune of bread of heaven is also common, as is you' re a very naughty boy to any opposition player heading to the sin bin. Stand up and scrum like men is a popular refrain to a continuously collapsing opposition.there are many more.

There is much singing and general jocularity behind the opposition dugout . Feel free to join in.

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by Tyzot » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:05 pm

Must be sung queitly as I have been a Terrace dweller for many years and never heard it.

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by fleabane » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:32 pm

Stood behind the home dugout for years before having to get a seat in the Crumbie. Never heard a note from the other side of the aisle! Ever. And my hearing is good.
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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by Blabyboy » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:05 pm

I knew two guys, they may have been brothers. Who I shared the odd pint with at the wheatsheaf in whetstone. They told me this anecdote, feel free to correct any errors but this is as I remember....
They had tickets to the European cup final against Munster, I think it was in Paris. Their tickets turned out to be in a predominantly Munster stand. They had a great time and the Munster supporters were wonderful and involved the chaps in the bravado and the Craig. As expected the boys in red bashed out the songs throughout, the fields of athenry etc. During this, the two guys in green were invited to stand and perform a tigers song of their choice, very generous, the brothers looked each other in the eye, stood proudly and sang........tiiiiiiiiggggggeeeeeerrrrrssssss!!!!!!
The Munster men pelted them with beer cans and their singing days were over.
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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by Tyzot » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:47 am

I have been in a similar situation myself in Wales and it would have been great to have a good traditional song with which to respond.

However we do not and don't feel comfortable with going down the Saracens route of either creating a tacky song (Here we go) or stealing someone elses (Stand up....)

Wish that there was a solution, but I haven't seen or heard an outright winner yet.

The best for me of late is the couple of lines from Rock Bottom version of REMs the one I love as LT suggested (but without the band on the pitch :smt001 ). Certainly works in the bar.

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by JackFlashJonny » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:23 am

Blabyboy wrote:I knew two guys, they may have been brothers. Who I shared the odd pint with at the wheatsheaf in whetstone. They told me this anecdote, feel free to correct any errors but this is as I remember....
They had tickets to the European cup final against Munster, I think it was in Paris. Their tickets turned out to be in a predominantly Munster stand. They had a great time and the Munster supporters were wonderful and involved the chaps in the bravado and the Craig. As expected the boys in red bashed out the songs throughout, the fields of athenry etc. During this, the two guys in green were invited to stand and perform a tigers song of their choice, very generous, the brothers looked each other in the eye, stood proudly and sang........tiiiiiiiiggggggeeeeeerrrrrssssss!!!!!!
The Munster men pelted them with beer cans and their singing days were over.
This was in Cardifff..I was a young teen and remember walking out and seeing the sea of Red all signing fields of athenry, still to this day sends shivers down my spine..Just disappointed we have nothing of the sort as Welford road in song would be amazing..

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by Grimlish » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:33 am

All great traditions have to start somewhere, sometime...

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by JackFlashJonny » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:36 am

Grimlish wrote:All great traditions have to start somewhere, sometime...
Exactly so lets start one...I want people to be saying that Leicester fans have been singing this song since boxing day 2015..then we can start some great and untrue rumour why we started singing it :smt023

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by trendylfj » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:29 am

just seen this on a tigers twitter site

Sleigh bells ring
Are you listening
In the lane
Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight
Walking in a Tigers wonderland
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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by mightymouse » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:11 pm

With or without songs I thought the crowd were good yesterday and rose to the occasion. Every time they started up fields of Athenry we drowned them out. We just need to learn to do the same when there are no opposition fan to compete with

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by sebco » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:57 pm

Weren't Showaddywaddy a leicester band, just a thought. :smt035

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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by sapajo » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:13 pm

sebco wrote:Weren't Showaddywaddy a leicester band, just a thought. :smt035
Perhaps a rendition of Mud's "Thats neat, thats neat,I really love your Tiger feet" serenaded to Veianu :smt002
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Re: Tigers chants & songs

Post by fleabane » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:11 pm

If you watched the Clermont match at the weekend, you will have a good idea of what is required to generate excitement at a match.

1). A demographic half the age of Tigers supporters!

2). No contrived songs. Just chants.

3). A properly equipped and musically competent set of drummers. Unlike those of Wasps, Saffas, etc.

4). Live music before kickoff

5). Someone with real oomph to get the crowd gee 'd up before the match

6). Call and response when team is announced with pictures on the screen

7). All of the above

8). Yes, ALL of the above

9). No contrived songs (again!)
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