Elton Anthem

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

  1. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    So they stuck with it which is good to hear, I’m guessing from what you’ve said then that people wanted to sing along? I did think last week it was an odd version they played.
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  2. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    It's bloody awful, feels incredibly forced.
  3. ProfessorAbdi

    ProfessorAbdi Academy Graduate

    The whole thing was a bit cringeworthy. Didn't sound like many people sang, it was basically a stadium listening to an Elton live track just before kick off.
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  4. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    They could make it work, but not with this version.
  5. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    That’s the problem with wanting everything now.
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  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Yes they need to wake up.
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  7. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Before, during and even slightly after kick off on fact
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  8. Pob

    Pob First Year Pro

    Yellow Submarine tune with the following lyrics:

    In the town where I was born,
    There is a team they call the Horns,
    And they play in yellow and black,
    Buzzing hornets,
    On the attack (on the attack)


    We all live for a yellow football team,
    A yellow football, a yellow football team,
    We all live for a yellow football team,
    A yellow football, a yellow football team.

    And at the helm is Valerien,
    A better man there cannot be,
    He is brave and he is bold,
    As he leads,
    The boys in gold (boys in gold)


    We all live for a yellow football team,
    A yellow football, a yellow football team,
    We all live for a yellow football team,
    A yellow football, a yellow football team.

    Optional 3rd stanza (*)

    And the Horns are all aboard
    Many more of them live next door
    And the band begins to play.

    De de de de de de de de da.....
    Repeat Chorus

    (*) stanza, not a verse mind you, cos I did A level English
  9. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    I prefer the original. ‘We all live in a yellow submarine’ followed by ‘we all p155 in a black and white pot’ (before they added that hideous orange to their kit).
  10. Pob

    Pob First Year Pro

    Impressive nostalgia Mr S63. But wouldn't that just be another anti scum rather than a club song.

    Either way, and whatever the lyrics, yellow submarine lends itself much better to a football anthem than yawnmongers's Yellow which always sounds embarrassing and EJ sadly doesn't work. To me it's an obvious choice that could be our unique song.

    But I realise I'm in a minority of 1 here and my attempts to sing it have at best had 1 person try to join in at Cardiff for the Leeds play off.
  11. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    It could be claimed that ‘anti-scum song’ and ‘club anthem’ should be viewed as one and the same.
  12. Pob

    Pob First Year Pro

    Indeed it could, but I think that would perversely boost their ego and make them seem more important than they are. I always found it amusing when I heard the scum on telly singing about their hatred of us. A club song should be about us rather than scum.
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  13. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    My comment was tongue in cheek really.
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  14. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Might be wrong but sounded on the TV that they changed the song to the original version which is good.

    All set up for the fans to belt out the end of the chorus and if it happens and catches on it’ll be really good in my opinion. However, doesn’t sound like many have cottoned onto this yet, and are just reverting to the usual few seconds of ‘come on’ or whatever else they shout at kick off.
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  15. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    Yes, definitely the original version now. I quite like it but we can't leave it until the ball is already rolling. Bit like our play, good idea, almost there but not quite!
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  16. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Yeah maybe the fans bit to end just as we kick off. But hopefully one way or another the club persevere with it.
  17. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Bit pointless trying anything when the Rookery is like a library every game. The only noise is the booing at half time and full time if we aren’t winning.
  18. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Fewer plastics percentage wise at a game v Walsall.
  19. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Did this continue? Any more singing this time from the fans?
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    It did but not sure enough notice !
  21. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    The timing is just poor, imo. Has anyone got any insight as to how it works at Liverpool, or Stoke? Is the music still playing 10 seconds into the match for them? It's enough time for Shane Long to score ffs
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  22. Mavu

    Mavu Academy Graduate

    Would be easier to get the timing right if we didn't have to have the weekly virtue signalling minute before every kick off.
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  23. RookeryLad

    RookeryLad Reservist

    Yes it is building.

    Will work very well when it really takes off.

    Not seen much from the 1881 lot who really should be grabbing this opportunity and leading with it. Think RM has been quiet of late hope all is ok with him.
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  24. J.B

    J.B First Team

    So four games and two versions of the song in and they still can't get it right.

    It's just comm0n sense that they should play the 'I hope you don't mind that I put down in words' bit just before the whistle for kick off then kill the music and let the fans sing the 'How wonderful life is...' bit acapella. Was incredibly weird (and possibly against the rules?) that they had music blaring a good 10 seconds into the game on Saturday.
  25. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Kept expecting it to stop and it...didn't. I like though, I hope they persist with it. These things take years to take off properly, so I hope they stick with it.

    Unrelated, but why doesn't anyone just shout Yellows anymore? Always enjoyed that, seems to have dropped out of fashion.
  26. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    They should play music throughout the whole game IMO
  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Starting to build up more each game .

    we have to remember these things take time , Walk On and other club anthems have built up over decades .

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