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Well we have already got our first home win out of the way now, we sung plenty of versions of this last year including "We play on the floor" yet still got promoted so I cant imagine it has any effect on the players once on the pitch.
I think we should keep the chelsea / Tottenham songs for when we play those teams. Otherwise it gives the impression other matches dont count. We have far too much of a track record of dropping points against dross.
And I fully accept that not all those who sing it are trying to have a pop at the players. A fair percentage must be aware of the meaning of the words that they are singing though, surely. The song isn't a positive one and it's words are self explanatory, ie that Villa, or whoever we're playing must be really cr@p to be losing to us at UP cos we're cr@p. What other interpretation can there be for it?
And I agree with the earlier poster regarding our fans applauding Villa singing their passing the ball song. Why would our fans do that? Two options. The first is that for some reason our fans are genuinely moved to applaud our opposition's fans delight that they are actually passing the ball (incredibly ineffectively btw). The second possibility is that it's a tired throw-back to the 'we play on the floor' stuff from last year, and is yet another dig at a manager who has followed up promotion with a win on the opening day of the season. I'd plump for option B myself.
Listening to this **** again on Saturday reminded me of what it's like going to England games. The same old **** recycled; this ones run it's time, had it's day in the Championship and needs to be put out to grass for something more inventive. It aint funny anymore
I am not saying we shouldn't sing or take the pi55 out of the opposition, as there have been some great songs/chants over the years.
There is a time and a place for such songs and surely as someone said earlier our efforts should be directed at singing 1-0, 2-0 etc to he cockney boys and getting behind the team!
Whist I agree that by singing the winning at home song it is aimed at the opposition for being sh!t, to me it just suggests that we are (rap.
The atmosphere was good on Saturday, and as I said in my original post I love it when the Boleyn is rocking, I don't think anyone come close to the noise we make but we should concentrate our energies on singing more positive songs, or telling the scousers to sign on, Chelsea where to stick their flag but only when we play them.
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'How s**t...' was a perfect song for when we couldn't pick up a home win for love nor money. The 'I wanna go home...' derivative also works well at select locations where the sentiment is based on fact such as Burnley (biggest s**thole in my book), Millwall, Palace, Birmingham etc. The same applies to 'We're winning abroad...' which is very funny when sung in context and will hopefully ring around the valleys on Saturday. However, we wouldn't sing the 'Abroad' song after banging in the fourth at the Emirates so why sing the 'How s**t...' when we have suffered just one home defeat since early December 2011?
I first stood on the North Bank regularly from 1971 and whilst not advocating the return of rousing anthems such as 'you're gonna get your f'in heads kicked in,' or the cheerful 'You're going home in a West ham ambulance' or the haunting 'West Ham Aggro, West Ham Aggro' (blimey, this bits scans like an ad for the new Clannad album), there were other songs that were sung for the pleasure of the fans and in turn to make a noise to cheer the team on. Some songs that are relevant to us as 'chirpy cockneys' could still be :
You are my Sunshine/West Ham
The Bells are ringing (for the claret and blue)
Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner
My Old man said follow West Ham
There were also more songs about individual players (who can forget the classic Pop Robson song?) which seems now to be lacking - apart from Carlton's Gold or songs about ex players such as Paolo, Christian Dailly and Ludo. These are all fine and the last two are fun but can't we immortalise members of the present squad with an amusing or rousing song?
However, we all support the team in our own way, many by cheering them on until hoarse, others by starting and singing the repetitive and possibly tired aforementioned song(s), whilst others do not sing - for whatever reason but still cheer when we score and still support the team. All of these make up the rich tapestry that is the BG and we're all in it together.
Mind you, the tapestry would be truly great if we did drop those songs - at least until such time as they become relevant again - which hopefully on all levels is no time soon....
I don't like the song but I would rather hear our fans sing that than nothing, at least it means we are winning.
I don't like the newish fad of singing to the Sloop John B tune. I especially hate the "this place is a ****hole..." original and in my head can only hear it in a northern accent (although it was quite fitting when the roof started leaking at Southend pre-season).
One thing I have always loved about west Ham fans was their ability to make up new and funny songs. We don't need to rely on rehashing northern monkey chants.
Songs to "Hey Jude" have real potential to be :
A Easy to start/sing/rember
B Can spread around the ground
C Can be repeated over and over
D Has the potential to be bloody loud.
So how about La la la, la.la.la.la, la.la.la.la....Vaz...Te / West Ham.
That chant would be utterly irresponsible. And "Easy, Easy, Easy" clearly gives the message that we don't think our players are trying hard enough, this would have a devastating effect on Carlton in particular.
Firstly I thought that the atmosphere was brilliant on Saturday, BML near the East Stand was rocking for quite a large part of the game. As for this song, I also think it may have had it's day now it was funny when it was first started but now it's not so funny. 1-0 to the cockney boys is much better.
Bud do you have a season ticket in the BML towards the East Stand?
Unfortunately we are going to have to Outlaw the '1-0 to the Cockney Boys' chant. West Ham United FC have never been within earshot of the Bow Bells and nor the majority of it's supporters.
The only caveat is those who are actually cockneys, however they must show their credentials, such as a Pearly King / Queen or proof that they love their mums.
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