Elton Anthem

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by wfc4ever, Jun 25, 2023.

  1. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    We stopped playing in blue in 1959....
  2. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Time on his hands could be time spent at the Vic?
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  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    We could rebrand as the Jets and get a manager called Benny
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  4. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Could Elton do a cover of Yellow by C0ldplay and then we could sing his version when the players come out ?
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  5. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    Yes, this is the best song with lyrics changed. Are you ready for fun as a first line? then change them to fit football. Get Elton & Birnie on the job!
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Yes but please not “fun”. :)
  7. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Speaking of chants, what is your most grating one to hear? For me it's "How **** must you be? We're winning away!" Ugh.
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  8. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    I know I am, I'm sure I am, I think I am, I might be, I'm not.
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  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Are you ready?
    Are you ready to win/Score/sing ?
  10. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Christ our fans are pathetic.
  11. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Catastrophically poor.
  12. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Instead of "Is There a Fire Drill?" We should sing "Do you have a certificate for that?"
  13. Halfwayline

    Halfwayline Reservist

    Your song too slow and almost everything he did in the 80s was rubbish

    would only create an “anthem” around Goodbye Yellow Brick Road but will never happen

    Fans have been having this same debate since the mid 80s
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    How many would realistically even sing ?

    Not many pipe up now even if there is a decent game or win.

    I mean hardly be YNWA or Blue Moon - or other well known club anthems .

    Only singing such a thing when we aren’t crap defeats the point of it really ?
  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    “Are you ready,
    Are you ready to be catastrophically poor” ?
    Doesn’t work for me :).
    I think that song is the best of a bunch of poor options, IMHO.
  16. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Yellow brick road for me. But basic problem is we won’t have enough fans who sing so it won’t work.
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  17. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet First Year Pro

    Time for Harry to join up with Emma Bee (Dortmund) and Hugo Hornet (Charlotte Hornets) to complete the Footie Bee Gees and bring some edge to this sing-alonga feel-good summery hit toon. Collect your sick buckets and start swaying to the beat of...

    "It's up to yoo -oo-oo, nobody else who can save me."

    Or if that's just a little too sickly why not this...

    "When the nets go, we go OOOOHHH, when the nets go, we go OOOOHHH
    Let's go HORNETS, let's go HORNETS"

    I'll get me coat (again).
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  18. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Haven't heard this for ages but, 2 4 6 8, who do we really hate, L u t o n, wooooooooo
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  19. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    We should have adopted Raining in my heart when GT died.
  20. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    I know someone who was there and the organisers closed access to the Pyramid Stage arena because they couldn't get any more in to the field. They had to watch it from behind the tents that were behind the back of the arena! Awesome!
  21. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    He'd only last two months though.
  22. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    I don't know that one. Is it one of Elton's? A 'B' side maybe?
  23. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    B-b-b-Bennie’s got the sack?
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  24. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    I'm Still Standing is the only remotely approprite song.

    Given our medical team, it may not be for much longer.
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  25. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Do Leeds United still come out to that 1990's song from Tin Tin Out? Love the tune, shame it's wasted on Leeds mind.
  26. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    How about yellow by yawnmongers?
  27. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    How about reworking the rework he did of Candle in the Wind for Diana's funeral?
    "Goodbye Danny Rose"
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  28. Except that it is a terrible song. Buddy Holly never did a worse one.
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  29. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    It’s the racist one which uses the slang term for a member of the Romany traveller community that I find most depressing.
  30. bash

    bash Academy Graduate

    I don’t think you can underestimate the importance of pre match atmosphere.
    I watched a lot of the play off games, it’s not the best example as they’re massive etc but Hillsborough was rocking for their match - despite being 4 down - with a few old songs everyone clearly knew to get things going - can’t remember them all but Hi Ho Sheffield Wednesday was the climax. It just gets everyone in the mood for the match, it’s part of the reason for going, to have a bit of a sing song. If we could have a few songs to sing along to before kick off, maybe shout “Watford FC” instead of a couple of the words, keep Z cars as it’s a tradition, then I don’t see any benefit to an official Anthem, and imho if Elton wrote one specifically for us (or even doctored one of his hits) that would be quite cringey, like that Reading song - just too forced.

    Preferably also have one particular song - maybe an Elton one - that can be a chant used in the match itself a la YNWA, Goodnight Irene, Greasy Chip Buttie, Blue Moon etc. And keep references to individuals out if adapting it for singing by fans - it should either be about the town, the club, or nothing specific at all - feels like we over think these things sometimes.
  31. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    'Gypos' was first used as a slang name for Egyptians, apparently.
  32. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I know everyone's talking about Elton here but are we missing some more obvious icons?

    If you wannabe my manager
    Viva (watford) forever
    Stop right now, thank you very much, you can't bring that thermos in the ground.

  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I actually understood that people thought gypsies originated from Egypt and so that's where the misnomer came from.
  34. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Maybe. But I believe they originate from Luton
  35. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Whatever people thought of the Spice Girls back then, I always had respect for the fact Geri was proud of where she was from and her roots. I read her first autobiography "if only" back in the late 1990's and thought it was very good. Yes she's a bit of a loud mouth and expressive, but i've admired that in her for not hiding away from what she felt. Plus she supports the best team in the world so that's another gold star.

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