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The drummer

by Nobby Royal » 15 Feb 2018 09:27

Given the general bad feeling among many fans these days I'm surprised the club hasn't done more to replace the drummer.

He didn't always get it right but he always encouraged positive supportive singing which, right now, might help the team a bit and shut the boo boys up.

Y25 have never been great but they seem to have given up singing altogether this season. They are now frequently outsung by the family section and two blokes who punch the panels at the back of the East stand to, at least, get the blue army shout going.

Come on Mr Gourlay. Help us help the team.

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Re: The drummer

by muirinho » 15 Feb 2018 12:19

Nobby Royal wrote:Given the general bad feeling among many fans these days I'm surprised the club hasn't done more to replace the drummer.

He didn't always get it right but he always encouraged positive supportive singing which, right now, might help the team a bit and shut the boo boys up.

Y25 have never been great but they seem to have given up singing altogether this season. They are now frequently outsung by the family section and two blokes who punch the panels at the back of the East stand to, at least, get the blue army shout going.

Come on Mr Gourlay. Help us help the team.


Are you suggesting they employ one from outside the club?

They asked for a drummer from the fanbase, and got none.

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Re: The drummer

by massifheed » 15 Feb 2018 14:19

As someone who's only recently starting coming to matches, what did the drummer used to do? Was it just getting things like the blue army shout going? Or was it a full-on marching band, world cup type of arrangement?

I was watching some YouTube clips of Reading fans from previous seasons, and it seems we're somewhat 'quieter' than we used to be. Is that due to current form, the changing nature of those that come to matches, or something else?

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Re: The drummer

by Sutekh » 15 Feb 2018 15:01

Does it have to be a drummer. Accordion player anyone (or more likely a concertina as it's Reading) ? Bagpipes? What about a keyboard player?

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Re: The drummer

by Old Man Andrews » 15 Feb 2018 15:12

Sutekh wrote:Does it have to be a drummer. Accordion player anyone (or more likely a concertina as it's Reading) ? Bagpipes? What about a keyboard player?


What about some light jazz whenever we get a corner?


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Re: The drummer

by Sutekh » 15 Feb 2018 15:14

Old Man Andrews wrote:
Sutekh wrote:Does it have to be a drummer. Accordion player anyone (or more likely a concertina as it's Reading) ? Bagpipes? What about a keyboard player?


What about some light jazz whenever we get a corner?


Lincoln still do the old air raid siren for that but then that might wake up the few fans that do go to games. At least jazz would be better to keep that undisturbed.

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Re: The drummer

by From Despair To Where? » 15 Feb 2018 15:33

My mate's formed a mariachi band and I suggested it to him. Unfortunately, at the moment they only know Depeche Mode's Enjoy The Silence but apparently they're working on a Simon & Garfunkel number.

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Re: The drummer

by Old Man Andrews » 15 Feb 2018 15:35

From Despair To Where? wrote:My mate's formed a mariachi band and I suggested it to him. Unfortunately, at the moment they only know Depeche Mode's Enjoy The Silence but apparently they're working on a Simon & Garfunkel number.


When can this be used though? Offsides would be nice for a Mariachi band.

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Re: The drummer

by Sutekh » 15 Feb 2018 18:26

From Despair To Where? wrote:My mate's formed a mariachi band and I suggested it to him. Unfortunately, at the moment they only know Depeche Mode's Enjoy The Silence but apparently they're working on a Simon & Garfunkel number.


Seriously?! Well at least that would be appropriate.


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Re: The drummer

by Nobby Royal » 15 Feb 2018 18:43

massifheed wrote:As someone who's only recently starting coming to matches, what did the drummer used to do? Was it just getting things like the blue army shout going? Or was it a full-on marching band, world cup type of arrangement?

I was watching some YouTube clips of Reading fans from previous seasons, and it seems we're somewhat 'quieter' than we used to be. Is that due to current form, the changing nature of those that come to matches, or something else?


There was three or four of them but they were pretty much led by one main drummer.

It definitely helped because our singing mob has long been oblivious to the fact no one can hear them.

The effect is that away fans come here in numbers because they outsing us so easily.

The club put something on the website to try to get a new drummer once but under the new owners and chief executive I'm not sure they still want one.

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Re: The drummer

by From Despair To Where? » 15 Feb 2018 18:56

Yep

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Re: The drummer

by John Smith » 16 Feb 2018 10:35

From Despair To Where? wrote:Yep

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Is that McShane and Ilori after we've just conceded?

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Re: The drummer

by genome » 16 Feb 2018 11:13

massifheed wrote:As someone who's only recently starting coming to matches, what did the drummer used to do? Was it just getting things like the blue army shout going? Or was it a full-on marching band, world cup type of arrangement?

I was watching some YouTube clips of Reading fans from previous seasons, and it seems we're somewhat 'quieter' than we used to be. Is that due to current form, the changing nature of those that come to matches, or something else?


Hi Kes


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Re: The drummer

by russyb » 16 Feb 2018 11:35

I would love a bit of Baker Street every time we get a corner... well it would amuse me anyway. :D

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Re: The drummer

by massifheed » 16 Feb 2018 11:46

genome wrote:
massifheed wrote:As someone who's only recently starting coming to matches, what did the drummer used to do? Was it just getting things like the blue army shout going? Or was it a full-on marching band, world cup type of arrangement?

I was watching some YouTube clips of Reading fans from previous seasons, and it seems we're somewhat 'quieter' than we used to be. Is that due to current form, the changing nature of those that come to matches, or something else?


Hi Kes


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