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Sweet Caroline

Post by Old Git » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:04 pm

Is this going to become a bit of an anthem for us? Seems to be getting plenty of air time recently at home games.Speaking as an old git much prefer it to some of the more modern stuff that is played over the tannoy. Think we could do a a lot worse than to adopt it as our song to come out to at the start of the game as plenty of people were singing along when it was played during our extended halftime break yesterday. Anyone agree or want to offer alternative suggestions?

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:33 pm

Please no.

This song is big at York City games - do we really want to emulate them?
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by biccynana » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:46 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Please no.

This song is big at York City games - do we really want to emulate them?
Is there a particular link/connection/relevance between the song and DFC?

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:02 pm

biccynana wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:46 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Please no.

This song is big at York City games - do we really want to emulate them?
Is there a particular link/connection/relevance between the song and DFC?
Not to my knowledge, and I've been going since about 1996. However at York there is, it's heard a lot - they also play it at the end of the game if they win and all the Yorkshire people sing along - UGH.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by biccynana » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:26 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:02 pm
biccynana wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:46 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Please no.

This song is big at York City games - do we really want to emulate them?
Is there a particular link/connection/relevance between the song and DFC?
Not to my knowledge, and I've been going since about 1996. However at York there is, it's heard a lot - they also play it at the end of the game if they win and all the Yorkshire people sing along - UGH.
What's the song's connection with YCFC? It's connected because they sing it, but why did they start with it in the first place?

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by Mister e » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:39 pm

I think it was actually originally used by Lincoln city during the success that they were having under the Cowley brothers and York city have probably just decided to copy. Not sure but I think they were both in the national League at the same time.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by 50 years » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:08 pm

Seems popular with the crowd, a lot singing it in stands, think more teams than York use it. Same as Old G I am not sure I like some of the songs played on match days but then I am old too. If not that song then what song would be good that old and young can sing along to rather than just listen to?

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by jjljks » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:23 am

Surely it is when teams play Diamond formation?

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by Old Git » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:23 am

jjljks wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:23 am
Surely it is when teams play Diamond formation?
Or perhaps it was first sung at Rushden & Diamonds?
Omar Holdness used to go to the University of North Carolina.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:15 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Is this going to become a bit of an anthem for us? Seems to be getting plenty of air time recently at home games.Speaking as an old git much prefer it to some of the more modern stuff that is played over the tannoy. Think we could do a a lot worse than to adopt it as our song to come out to at the start of the game as plenty of people were singing along when it was played during our extended halftime break yesterday. Anyone agree or want to offer alternative suggestions?
Players were singing it on the way back from Walsall on the bus, I presume that's how it ended up being played on Saturday. I don't mind it and does get people singing quite often, not sure I would have on when the players come out at the start though.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:23 pm

It's a staple feelgood song now. It was Peter Kay who popularised it at his shows recently and it's spread like that.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by beatroute66 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:37 pm

I'd rather have Raj Singh back, get relegated and move back to the The Arena than have Sweet Caroline (or anything by N**l D**m*nd...) become any kind of 'anthem'...

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by e4sby » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:03 pm

beatroute66 wrote:I'd rather have Raj Singh back, get relegated and move back to the The Arena than have Sweet Caroline (or anything by N**l D**m*nd...) become any kind of 'anthem'...
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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by beatroute66 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm

e4sby - throw it all in.

Give Diamond an inch via regular airings of Sweet Caroline and next minute Scott will be playing side one of 'The Jazz Singer' at half time...

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by bga » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:48 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:23 pm
It's a staple feelgood song now. It was Peter Kay who popularised it at his shows recently and it's spread like that.
Peter Kay has NOT toured recently! I am still miffed at him after spending 2 hours on the internet getting tickets for his last tour couple of years ago that he then cancelled. 👊

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:43 pm

beatroute66 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm
e4sby - throw it all in.

Give Diamond an inch via regular airings of Sweet Caroline and next minute Scott will be playing side one of 'The Jazz Singer' at half time...
Too right - there is no shortage of classic 70's music to choose from without Sweet Caroline, which is better suited to the Morrisons Tannoy.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by uncovered » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:19 pm

beatroute66 wrote:e4sby - throw it all in.

Give Diamond an inch via regular airings of Sweet Caroline and next minute Scott will be playing side one of 'The Jazz Singer' at half time...
The jazz singer you say? Will take a look ImageImage


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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:00 pm

Scott I think you should change your username to 'It looks like we're ready to go'.

Personally I don't like the song, I'm with b66 on this one.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by biccynana » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:10 pm

uncovered wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:19 pm
beatroute66 wrote:e4sby - throw it all in.

Give Diamond an inch via regular airings of Sweet Caroline and next minute Scott will be playing side one of 'The Jazz Singer' at half time...
The jazz singer you say? Will take a look ImageImage


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If it must be a Neil Diamond song then surely it can only be I'm A Believer, although Two-Bit Manchild might have suited some previous players :lol:

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by jjljks » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:21 pm

:think: Looking back to when we were at the Arena, the anthem must have been John Cage's 4 minutes 33 seconds. The silence from the empty stand was deafening.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:31 pm

jjljks wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:21 pm
:think: Looking back to when we were at the Arena, the anthem must have been John Cage's 4 minutes 33 seconds. The silence from the empty stand was deafening.
Well jjljks, what about "Right Place Wrong time" by Dr John (1973) - as a tribute to the dratted Rugby club clock.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by jjljks » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:23 am

:lol: Ha ha, brilliant! You would think that with all the wind up merchants at the rugby club, the clock would be spot on. If the thing was stopped, it would be right once every 12 hours.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by 50 years » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:51 am

What about " I am a believer" by the monkeys, suits our current situation and people can join in the singing🎶 :D

A fair few on here saying they don't like sweet caroline but not saying what song we could agree on to sing along to.🤔

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by Old Git » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:27 am

Remember going to Hillsborough in 1970s to watch us playing Sheffield Wednesday when they were really struggling and they were playing We Shall Overcome.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:56 am

50 years wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:51 am
What about " I am a believer" by the monkeys, suits our current situation and people can join in the singing🎶 :D

A fair few on here saying they don't like sweet caroline but not saying what song we could agree on to sing along to.🤔
It's not a "singalong" song but "We're Gonna win" by Bryan Adams is the song I most associate with Darlo. It was played pre match a lot at Feethams, along with "Dancing In The Moonlight" Toploader....... (not Thin Lizzy)
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:38 am

Nothing wrong with the legendary Thin Lizzy! And I watched Nuneaton Borough in the 60's who came out to the Last Waltz by Englebert.....

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by Mister e » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:05 pm

50 years wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:51 am
What about " I am a believer" by the monkeys, suits our current situation and people can join in the singing🎶 :D

A fair few on here saying they don't like sweet caroline but not saying what song we could agree on to sing along to.🤔
Coldplay song viva la Vida is uplifting translates from Spanish has live the life and we certainly do that supporting darlo.

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by TKOA » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:32 pm

How about ‘One Way’ by The Levellers. “Theres only one way of life...and that’s Darlo that’s Darlo that’s Darlo ! 😆

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by Wiseacre » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:14 pm

I think a local connection would be apt so I suggest Fool if You Think it's Over sung by Chris Rea. It goes to the heart of the supporters efforts. Destiny's Child I'm.a Survivor might do if it could be confirmed that there's a local connection. I remember a mad version of Nellie the Elephant being sung in the 80's so we've got form

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Re: Sweet Caroline

Post by banktopp » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:46 pm

Wiseacre wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:14 pm
I think a local connection would be apt so I suggest Fool if You Think it's Over sung by Chris Rea. It goes to the heart of the supporters efforts. Destiny's Child I'm.a Survivor might do if it could be confirmed that there's a local connection. I remember a mad version of Nellie the Elephant being sung in the 80's so we've got form
"I'm Henry VIII" by Herman's Hermits, sung regularly in late 60's. What was that all about ?

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