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PA announcer

by Nobby » 16 Aug 2015 20:40

Seems the bloke who did the Leeds game and calls us Reading Royals is back to stay.

Is there no-one else who could do this more professionally?

I thought they'd got rid of him after he played music to the Bradford pitch invader.

But I m told we are now stuck with him.

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Re: PA announcer

by Johann » 16 Aug 2015 21:04

His conduct today was a complete embarrassment , and in front of the noisiest fans in the division , ipI cringed all the way through it ......whatva gobshite !

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Re: PA announcer

by Winchester Royal » 16 Aug 2015 21:18

I will also add confirmation of my dislike of him to this thread.

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Re: PA announcer

by RoyalBlue » 16 Aug 2015 21:22

You need a genuine die-hard fan to be a really effective PA Announcer and get the crowd on your side - Bring Back JR!

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Re: PA announcer

by blueroyals » 16 Aug 2015 21:29

Just get rid of him. Please.


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Re: PA announcer

by Basingstoke Royal » 16 Aug 2015 22:45

This new guy is terrible.

We need to start a 'bring back Paul Allen campaign'.

Life long Reading fan and 14 years at the club.

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Re: PA announcer

by Royal Ginger » 16 Aug 2015 23:57

I always try to take the high ground on these issues to the point of prickism, but that guy today was really a long long way off the mark. oxf*rd the trumpets too.

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Re: PA announcer

by From Despair To Where? » 17 Aug 2015 07:42

How does it compare to the all time ultimate cringe of Allardyce era Bolton with fat Northerners waddling up the touchline with fcuk off massive flags to the sounds of James Brown's "I Feel Good" whilst their drummers prattle on, making a noise reminiscent of a twenty bees trapped in a tin can?

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Re: PA announcer

by Nameless » 17 Aug 2015 08:15

Just little things like referring to the East Block grate. He's obviously trying but he obviously has never been to a game before.
Best announcer is the one at Anfield, top notch and plays great music too.


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Re: PA announcer

by moonwalklikebas » 17 Aug 2015 08:38

Utter bellend - I bet the kids love that kind of enthusiasm but for the rest of us its way over the top.

also miss 'Back the boys and make some noise'...doesn't feel right without it for so long!

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Re: PA announcer

by chilipepper91 » 17 Aug 2015 09:09

They could have sat down with this guy over the off-season, told him where he was going wrong - i.e. to learn something about a football crowd and learn something about football.

Instead it seems "the powers that be" are so bloody impressed by this half American stadium DJ, half children's party entertainer that they've given him free reign to completely take over with his awful music and completely cringeworthy "banter".

I blame the club as much as the guy himself. They're evidently aware of what people say on social media, yet choose to rise above it in a holier than thou manner that astounds me. And people wonder why we're called tinpot so often - well, ain't it obvious?

Oh yeah - good to see Sweet Caroline is still being shouted from the rafters. That worked well. QED.

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Re: PA announcer

by LWJ » 17 Aug 2015 10:07

'Roar for the Royals'


oxf*rd off

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Re: PA announcer

by Big Foot » 17 Aug 2015 11:17

What's happened to Paul Allen?


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Re: PA announcer

by Stuka » 17 Aug 2015 11:23

This is confirming my resolve to only go to away games.

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Re: PA announcer

by SCIAG » 17 Aug 2015 13:11

He doesn't know how to announce the team.

It needs to be "#1 - Jonathan Bond, pause for cheering, #2 - Chris Gunter, pause for cheering..."
He wasn't leaving gaps, and he was switching it up too much.

The worst thing was probably harassing people in the crowd. That was painful.

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Re: PA announcer

by Bob1871 » 17 Aug 2015 13:43

I'm glad others picked up in this! He is awful, sounded like some dodgy late night radio DJ that loves the sound of his own voice!

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Re: PA announcer

by Turns8 » 17 Aug 2015 21:21

Utter dross...

Reminds me a bit of Ray Von from Phoenix Nights...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQFUG9v6cvM

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Re: PA announcer

by tmesis » 17 Aug 2015 21:41

Is he the same guy who was the PA guy and the ice hockey for Bracknell and Basingstoke?

If he is (and even if he isn't, to be honest) he needs informing that football isn't ice hockey, and his efforts at getting the crowd going are just utterly embarrassing.


If the club wonders why there's not much atmosphere at games, failing to score in 12 of the last 16 home league games might be a factor.

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Re: PA announcer

by loyalroyal4life » 17 Aug 2015 21:42

Why did the old guy leave?

Where is the petition to oust this new clown

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Re: PA announcer

by RoyalBlue » 17 Aug 2015 21:46

Prior to the game he kept referring to 'This building is filling up'! It's a stadium not a building.

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