Z Cars replaced by Elton's I'm still standing?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Hornet4ever, Apr 16, 2019.


Should Z cars be replaced

  1. No

    29 vote(s)
  2. No

    26 vote(s)
  1. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    How about the theme to "Softly, softly", The Bill or "Juliet Bravo" as a compromise ?
  2. Mighty Mo

    Mighty Mo Reservist

    Howard’s Way?
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  3. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Quique’s aunt was a huge singing star In Spain.

    Maybe her belting out Una Paloma Blanca?
  4. Blue in peace

    Blue in peace Academy Graduate

    Have you heard how we (Everton) have started preceding Z Cars with an air raid siren? It's gone down pretty well up here.
  5. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    and also 'overpriced hand job'
  6. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    Cant they play z cars before the Elton track or ideally vice versa??? sad to lose it altogether. Wasnt the last time we ditched it under Vialli? that went well!!
    I'm still standing is the 2nd best after z cars for me cos they played it on the radio during our car ride home after we beat kaiserslautern that was quite magical but still only 1% of the magic of z cars.
    I guess if we lose the cup final and dont come 7th we can blame the c*** who killed z cars for jinxing us.
  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    This thread should not be here. I've just read the terms & conditions of 'The Hornets Nest'
  8. Levon

    Levon Squad Player

    I prefer the theme to Hill Street Blues, myself. Or Fireman Sam.
  9. Just reminded me. Knox Carnocan of the Vibrators was from these parts. This track would be very appropriate as Sandringham Road was hit by a doodle-bug.
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  10. Blue in peace

    Blue in peace Academy Graduate

    That would be quality to run out to
  11. Blue in peace

    Blue in peace Academy Graduate

  12. wimbornet

    wimbornet Reservist

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  13. Blue in peace

    Blue in peace Academy Graduate

    Cheers mate
  14. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Did everton copy that off bellew, or was it the other way round? That's great, everton do seem to appreciate z cars more than we ever did.

    I can understand why we'd play an elton john song, it's just a shame they are all pretty lousy.
  15. Blue in peace

    Blue in peace Academy Graduate

    We copied Bellew. He's a massive blue.
  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    So did anyone win the singing contest ?
  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I think you’ve invented freestyle anagrammatisation.
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  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player


    Let’s do a mashup like in the darts.

    Splicing together together Pink Floyd & 7 Nation Army is more brilliant than Beethoven.

    With that walk on, you win.
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  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I’ve been scouring Elton’s back catalogue since the semi & the most appropriate, at this stage of the season, is Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

    Putting on my record producer’s hat, can I hear a call & response between the LGT & the UGT?

    I think the Lowers would have to be the dungaree wearing Kikis.
  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Wearing Kiki's what exactly?!
    What is the collective noun for 'Kikis'?
    A 'Chanteuse'?
    A 'Mouthful of Teeth'?
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

  22. Hussar

    Hussar Academy Graduate

    My daughter made her first game in a few today -
    As I'm Still Standing she just said - what, what, what. The day went down hill from there

    It lacks the instantly recognisable drum roll - that lets you know the games about to start, and gets the adrenaline going.
    and results have been a bit shabby since we switched.

    If we must have Elton singing - Pinball Wizard?

    I think Lincoln use the air raid siren as well, followed by the Dambusters March
  23. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Maybe we could have the sounds of screeching hyenas as they come out?
  24. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Let me get this right, people are thinking the z cars replacement is responsible for our dip in results?

    So what caused it for the previous 3 seasons?
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  25. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Footballers are a superstitious lot. The thing is, we were unbeaten since boxing day, things are going really well, so why change something just for the sake of it? There was no reason to change the walk out tune. I actually look forward to it, but that's just a personal thing. I means something to me.

    I like EJ songs, but it does absolutely nothing as a walk out tune. The fact we've lost 2 and just about scrambled a point in the 3 home matches since the change is clearly coincidental, but I can't think what's the rationale behind changing it mid-season. Makes no sense, and I think the club f***ed up in doing that.
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  26. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    It's the drum roll at the start of z cars which is the cue to get on your feet and start clapping.
    No such lead in for I'm still standing and not something to sing too which is I thought the whole point of changing to something new.
    If it was me would be Thunderbirds hugely uplifting and easy to sing too, sometimes we need rescuing , sometimes we play as if made of wood and sometimes we reach the stars.
    Feeling upset about losing today, Wolves are such a scummy bunch.
  27. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Vote with your feet m8. Barca just won the leeg in Spain, you should be happy.
  28. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    We always win the league. Done it 26 times. We didn't play that well, but Messi managed to nick one which was enough.

    Will be in Spain to see the semi on Weds. But it means more, to me anyway, when Watford do something special, because it rarely happens. Barca win something every season. If we miss out this season, then next season we won't. I expect we'll win the CL this year.....again, although that would be a little more exciting as we've only won that 5 times, so it's not that boring to win it.
  29. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    I was all for Z Cars being ditched, it was dated and tinny sounding. But I think I was wrong. With I'm Still Standing everybody does this weird rhythmic clapping thing with no singing, when we had Z Cars it seemed like people were making noise to drown it out. Now everyone stands in silent bemusement, clapping like trained seals.

    I'm Still Standing doesn't work, unfortunately. Bring back Z Cars.
  30. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Good points, can't argue with the superstitious thing. You've convinced me.
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  31. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    This all day. Bring. It. Back.
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  32. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    Not a fan of Z-cars but if you’re going to replace it, more thought needs to go into the best alternative before you do so. I have no issue with a song by Elton as without him we wouldn’t be where we are. However, I’d rather him write something new and more fitting for teams coming out for a match than just use something from his back catalogue. I hear he’s not bad at writing tunes.
  33. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I hate Z-Cars!

    I hate the song our former owner chose to replace it!

    Brung back Z-Cars as I'm upset!
  34. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

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  35. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    If people grabbed hold of it I think it could become a great song for us. Some of the lyrics are almost perfect for a small club taking on the big boys and a reminder that we did it before and we’re back doing it again. The 1881 could start it by signing up, songs sound more ‘tribal’ like when sung by a crowd and it’ll spread. Give it a year or two and it’ll be normal that everyone joins in and we have a new tradition.

    I’d suggest everyone sings ‘we’re still standing’.

    And some of the other lyrics include

    ‘And did you think this fool could never win,
    Well look at me I’m coming back again’

    ‘Don’t you know I’m standing better than I ever did,
    Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid’

    Plus it’s Elton.

    I’m in.

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