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. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    It's the settled will of the people, so no confirmation is needed
  2. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Does anyone know the way?
  3. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    I originally come from oxhey, so that must make me.........
    I realised when I wrote it, what I meant was something new now that would become a tradition in time.
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  4. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    You strike me as exactly the kind of fan Cthulhu had in mind, so why don't you do so yourself. Only be sure to include lots of APPLAUSE in the song for me, won't you?
  5. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I would do but I only know when to start these things if I hear a drum roll.
  6. J.B

    J.B First Team

    In potentially the greatest season in the club’s history some fans are boycotting the team’s walking out and angrily signing petitions due to a tinny, 20 second music clip being replaced.

    We need to replace Z Cars and we need to replace this exact type of fan because they’ve been holding the club back for years. I didn’t really care about Z Cars before but I’ll be annoyed if the club cave and bring it back next season to appease the handful of vegetable waving, coach to away games, sit down at Wembley old farts in our fan base.
  7. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    At least remix Z-Cars, put a bit of drum and bass behind it, jungle or even that bloody glitch that youngsters listen to.

    The frequency of the a tinny whistle of Z-Cars upsets my hearing aids
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  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    We could do a whistling version a la BBC Perfect Day.

    Hornet legends & local notables could each take a bar or two.

    AJ fumbling around with the low bit on the big screen would be worth a goal start.
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I heard we sold it to them for £50m.
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  10. CarlosKickaballs

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  12. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Simon and Garfunkel : The Sound of Silence.
  13. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    There is an inevitability about them bringing z-cars back because a few hundred feel driven enough to sign an online petition. The majority of the support clearly are either not bothered or quite like the change (so may not be bothered about it going back to z-cars either).

    Poll should be launched:

    Option 1: Keep z-cars. It’s tradition and the only thing left linking us to our roots (except for the two stands named after Elton and GT, oh and the statue outside the ground, oh and the ethos which is generally still running through the club)

    Option 2: Bin it for something else. It was brought in on a whim by some ex-manager no one really remembers because he “quite liked the program” and the club at the time couldn’t be bothered to check that it was already used by a slightly more successful club up north where the show was actually based.

    Ok, so I clearly am not a fan of z-cars but genuinely wouldn’t be overly fussed if it came back. I just find it a bit dreary to be honest. I promise not to run a counter petition to bin it if it is brought back.

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  14. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    What do you recommend.. an age limit for our fan base? or euthanasia possibly?

    PS people pay good money for their seats, if they want to use them they should be able to.
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  15. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    I’m generally a traditionalist but I find myself not that bothered either way about Z-Cars. However I do think it’s probably better that football clubs have a theme tune rooted way in past because of the difficulty of what to replace it with. We’ve already heard people say that, although an Elton song is an obvious choice, the club has gone for the wrong one. Meanwhile no doubt some younger fans would prefer some more modern rousing track that I’ve never heard of, which would mean nothing to many of us.
    Lots of clubs play or sing songs that are way before the experience of their current fans: West Ham, Liverpool, Brighton, Birmingham, Norwich, Coventry to name just a few and I doubt any of those would dream of changing.
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  16. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Is that a particularly stupid person from the South of Watford?
  17. No, that's a Carpendunce.
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  18. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    That is the crux of it really. Despite me not being a fan it's genuinely difficult to find a good tune to walk out for a football match to. One that builds a good pre-kickoff buzz whilst not being a bit hokey. I think I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles is beyond cringy, not to mention bubble machines when they score (I didn't think playing a song could be beaten but there you go) but clearly it resonates with the West Ham fans. Actually, could you imagine trying to bring that in now? Everyone would think you are taking the piss!

    If we're going for local musicians who became somewhat successful and I'm Still Standing is not really suitable may I suggest Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham and all the players have to come out dancing in pastel colours. That'd work.
  19. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    It's a fife you heathen...

    I was bought the musical-z- cars-wfc commemorative bottle opener for xmas and something I have really noticed there's quite a nice rhythm guitar bit in it which I've never heard in the stadium version.
  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Not really it would just start another vicious 'shorts' debate: PVC, leather or latex?
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  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Pr*dl’s lederhosen.
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    What a performance.

    Carlos, excellent to see you back, btw.
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  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Interesting, & dangerous, suggestion.

    Age cap of 105 for the UGT, maybe?

    Allow the youngsters to come through.
  24. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Bananas m8.

    Has the bottle opener put you off drinking?
  25. andrew2209

    andrew2209 First Year Pro

    If replacing Z-Cars has caused a drop in form, should we then play it unexpectedly at the Cup Final?
  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Unexpectedly as in when City are through on goal and poised to pull the trigger to go 1-0 up?
  27. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    So really not that much later than it’s usually played then.

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  28. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    On The Ball, City is the dreariest dirge ever written, with the sole exception of the complete works of Cold play. And the words are wrong - the climax, Hurrah we've scored a goal, is most needed when they haven't. Yet it works. As does Let's Go Dahn to the Den, Red Red Robin and the rest. There's something about a tradition handed down from father to son, or mother to daughter, that's just right for football.

    Mind you, there's one tradition that a club was well rid of. As late as the mid-70s at Arsenal a tenor would sing famous Italian opera arias at half time, accompanied by the Metropolitan Police Band and catcalls from the lads. Wrong in so many ways.
  29. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Sorry are you suggesting something by the Carpenders ? On top of the world ? We've only just begun ? Calling occupants of interplanetary craft ?
  30. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    Why? (Nessun Dorma)
  31. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Romantic memories of Nessus Dorma (as well as England limping to the semi-final) are the reasons why people think Italia ‘90 was a great World Cup. In truth it was an awful tournament full of negative football.

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