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Parramatta Stadium Rebuild and other stuff

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Suitman, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. forward pass

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    I personally thought we would be getting a much better game day experience than we are getting.

    Not that it’s bad, but all we are really getting is the ‘Whole Squad Ready’ thing which is so American it’s cringe. The club made a big deal about this Entertainment Company they signed on to run the game day experience and its all a bit underwhelming and repetitive.

    I only go for they footy, so don’t really care, but it was built up a bit early in the year.

    What I do love, love, love is the Eels traditional team song being played after a win.
     
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  2. Noise

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    Yea that whole squad ready thing is very cringeworthy. It’s not pumping anyone up.

    The light show is ok.
     
  3. emjaycee

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    I reckon the game day experience team could actually do with an overhaul.
    Last year I went to every Parra game and experienced a whole range of different game day styles.
    I shared some of my thoughts with the club but I think there has been some financial constraints and a little bit of settling into the new stadium this year.

    I want a local rock band rolled out on a truck before kick off and at half time.
    I want those pumping fire thingies after every try.
    I think we need a new ground announcer.
    We need more KissCam and DanceCam and things that bring the crowd into it before the game.
    We need something that will bring the crowd together - like the Viking Clap does for the Raiders (but obviously not the Viking Clap).
     
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  4. Gazzamatta

    Gazzamatta First Grade

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    Hard to please mate. You dont get massively excited when an unannounced person raises the flag?
    Id like to see one of those hot dog cannons they use at US Baseball games.
     
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    We should do the Viking Clap.
     
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    Speaker plays:
    "We will, We will rock you"
    Crowd:
    Clap, clap
    Clap, clap

    Repeat.
     
  7. Hollywood Jesus

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    It is so cringeworthy. I f**king hate it.

    "IS you ready?"

    Really? Are we that f**king braindead?
     
  8. Happy MEel

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    Agreed. However the buildup before that garbage comes on is actually awesome.
     
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  9. Happy MEel

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    Speaker:
    “Eels up inside ya”
    Crowd:
    Findin an entrance where they can
    Speaker:
    Eels up inside ya
    Crowd:
    Findin an entrance where they can

    Together:
    Boring through your mind, through your tummy, through your anus, eels!

     
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    Eel wiggle?
     
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  11. I bleed blue & gold

    I bleed blue & gold First Grade

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    I actually like the "Is you ready" song. Each to their own though.

    Not everyone is going to be happy with every thing they do pre game. I don't really care what they do though tbh, i'm their to watch the game.
     
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    Absolutely Georgie. If they want to provide pre game entertainment bring back 2nds and 3rds to game day. Im there for the footy.
     
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  13. I bleed blue & gold

    I bleed blue & gold First Grade

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    One thing ive always thought would be cool is every home game they put up a highlight package of a game of years gone by that we win.
     
  14. Happy MEel

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    Now that’s a good idea, especially against the team we’re playing on the day. Maybe have players from that era getting interviewed talking about the game over the top of the footage.
     
  15. I bleed blue & gold

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    For sure.

    To me, that would better than any song, band, light show or someone raising a flag.

    But, everyone is different.
     
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    I think anyone over the age of 25 would agree with you.

    There’s also the added advantage of something different to watch each week rather than the same light show, flag raising, rev up song.
     
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    Forget the clap - what we need is a song. Nothing better than the whole crowd singing together.

    Something like "You'll never Walk Alone" or "We're Forever Blowing Bubbles"(West Ham) - but Eels Versions.
     
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    If anyone watched the union in Perth couple weeks ago, the indigenous bloke saying the welcome and then chanting was pretty amazing. I’ve felt we should do more of that in aus sport in general. Like the NZ haka
     
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    I actually think they aim the entertainment at the younger crowd on purpose, hence the mumble rap, interactive phone light show etc. Most younger people wouldn’t give a shit about 50 year old blokes talking about games that happened before they were born.
    I think the stadium people know the majority of people over 25 would be there purely for the footy and couldn’t give a f**k about the pre game stuff
     
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    I think we could get a bunch of midgets in Eels jerseys riding around on Shetland ponies to fire the crowd up.
     

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