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Beergoggles
Beergoggles (IP Logged)

Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 00:10
Bath dire at the moment but that’s sport for you, ups and downs. Constantly annoying regardless of how we’re playing :

1. The stadium announcer with his embarrassing attempts to gee up the crowd at random moments during the game. Enough of these witless exclamations at random intervals (his, not mine)

2. The Official Tissot match clocks. You can’t see them from the terrace and presumably not from the Sports Centre end either. The Prem match day clocks are very visible so why not just stick a Tissot logo next to them ?

3. Friday night kick offs. Wide open spaces on the terraces and if it wasn’t for our noisy welsh visitors we’d have been rattling around. Overheard lots of grumbling about this. Be interesting to see what the crowds are like for the other Friday night games, particularly if the performances continue as they are.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13/01/2018 09:04 by Beergoggles.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Even worse than the Bath performance
13 January, 2018 08:26
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Beergoggles
1. The stadium announcer with his embarrassing attempts to gee up the crowd at random moments during the game. Enough of these witless exclamations at random intervals (his, not mine)
2. The Official Tissot match clocks. You can’t see them from the terrace and presumably not from the Sports Centre end either. The Prem match day clocks are very visible so why not just stick a Tissot logo next to them ?

3. Friday night kick offs. Wide open spaces on the terraces and if it wasn’t for our noisy welsh visitors we’d have been rattling around. Overheard lots of grumbling about this. Be interesting to see what the crowds are like for the other Friday night games, particularly if the performances continue as they are.

Couldn’t care less about that if we play well, adapt to what the other team is throwing at us & preferably win. At the very least I don’t expect us to get trounced at home again & again. We just can’t cope with any team that moves the ball quickly & accurately.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13/01/2018 08:27 by Bath Hammer.

 
westondave
WestonDave (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 12:48
You weren't missing much with the clocks - the one on the front of the West Stand wasn't working half the time. Was quite tempted to tweet a picture of it with the comment "Won't buy a Tissot watch - they don't seem to work" tagging Tissot and RCC in it. Might get some action if the sponsors think their reputation is being besmirched.

And yes, the idiot on the mike (as he calls himself) needs to realise that trying to generate enthusiasm when we are playing like utter drains is mostly just going to wind people up.

 
TG Kesmo
TG Kesmo (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 12:58
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Beergoggles
Bath dire at the moment but that’s sport for you, ups and downs. Constantly annoying regardless of how we’re playing :


3. Friday night kick offs. Wide open spaces on the terraces and if it wasn’t for our noisy welsh visitors we’d have been rattling around. Overheard lots of grumbling about this. Be interesting to see what the crowds are like for the other Friday night games, particularly if the performances continue as they are.

There were no wide open spaces n the terrace where we were I was seriously crushed against a barrier and trodden on repeatedly. There were way too many people in our section of the terrace due to all the Scarlett's fans wanting to stand together and refusing to go to other less crowded areas. It was bordering on dangerous. If there wer spaces elsewhere thenthe stewarding was exceptionally poor. People were still trying to force their way in after the game had started. This shouldn't have been allowed.

 
Old Bath Tub
Old Bath Tub (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 13:06
Agree about the announcer just winds you up, club need to think hard about a different
approach to gather the crowds support, although watching the team last night there were other things on the pitch to wind you up !

(Sm23)

 
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Clarkey3k (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 13:10
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And yes, the idiot on the mike (as he calls himself) needs to realise that trying to generate enthusiasm when we are playing like utter drains is mostly just going to wind people up.

He got right on my wick last night too, I just wish he would stick to announcing player changes and cut out the cheerleading. It's tough enough watching live games as it is...



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sid the seagull
sid the seagull (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 14:32
Announcer, him and it in concept dreadful.

FLAP

 
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roywalker (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 14:36
Agree with all of this. There’s a time and a place for an oggy oggy oggy and it ain’t when you’re 29-3 down.

 
westondave
WestonDave (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 14:41
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roywalker
Agree with all of this. There’s a time and a place for an oggy oggy oggy and it ain’t when you’re 29-3 down.

To be fair that just about summed the whole night up - he went for it, the whole crowd around me turned to the person next to them with a "WTF" look and totally ignored it. The announcer's equivalent of the dropped pass we were demonstrating to perfection on the field!

 
nixworld2
nixworld2 (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 14:42
Agreed. He's always annoying, but last night was genuinely infuriating/ embarrassing in the way he couldn't sense the tone.

 
Beergoggles
Beergoggles (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 16:17
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TG Kesmo
There were no wide open spaces n the terrace where we were I was seriously crushed against a barrier and trodden on repeatedly. There were way too many people in our section of the terrace due to all the Scarlett's fans wanting to stand together and refusing to go to other less crowded areas. It was bordering on dangerous. If there wer spaces elsewhere thenthe stewarding was exceptionally poor. People were still trying to force their way in after the game had started. This shouldn't have been allowed.

That explains it as the rest if the ground seemed full. You’d think our highly trained stewards would be able to sort this sort of thing out. (Sm161)

 
DorsetBoy
Dorset Boy (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 16:40
First time at the Rec in a while. The announcer has totally the wrong voice for that role, and clearly lacks empathy. He was as embarrassing as what went on on the pitch.

Also agree about the match clock.

 
annie blackthorn
annie blackthorn (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 19:11
'We' have been enduring him for several years now. Just can't stand being shouted at.
He is the sort of chap who should never be let near a microphone, but as he has been doing the job for several years now, knows how to hang on to his job - do wish he could relocate to the corporate boxes where he might be appreciated.(Sm54)

I did have a communication from the powers that be asking about several aspects of 'my visit' - one of which was multi choice answers on his performances.

No need to detail my replies.

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 19:24
In fairness to the guy he's just trying to wake the Rec from it's weekly slumber and try to stop it being the usual library. Although I agree last night he'd have been better keeping quiet whilst the team were being embarrassed.

An easier way to get the crowd up for it would be for the team to play winning rugby for a change.



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B4thB4ck
B4thB4ck (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 20:03
We could fix both problems in one go - just tell the announcer his only job is to tell us the time at certain key moments or intervals.

Sorted.

 
Bathovalballer
Bathovalballer (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 20:57
I am not sure which is more cringingly awful, theinnane announcer attempts to whip us into a frenzy or the bog awful trumpet call of previous games. Both as bad as each other, and if the players want or need a '16th man', just start playing with skill, passion and commitment and give us all something to really shout and scream about. We all would as we used to do when the players' actions warranted it. They most definitely do not at present!!!!

 
sid the seagull
sid the seagull (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 21:09
I personally think that his Pavlovian style is counter productive as it tends to intimidate actual crowd reaction due to the unfair wattage on his side. Atmosphere in the ground would probably grow rather better if allowed to develop/ mature naturally on it’s own.

H . . .

Oh what the hell he’s a jerk.

 
tboullem
Mobbs (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 21:39
Win, lose or draw, we always enjoy our trips to the Rec and spending time in the city of Bath.....but, yes you know there is always a but, that guy on the PA must surely be an embarrassment.....Bath RFC are better than that !

Mobbs
FG

 
Boldangrey
Boldangrey (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 22:14
And as for 'Sweet Caroline'!

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 23:07
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Boldangrey
And as for 'Sweet Caroline'!

Good grief, it's a bit of fun which quite frankly we need at home right now.



Tom Dunn - Adopted player 2018/19

 
Bathovalballer
Bathovalballer (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
13 January, 2018 23:29
Fun! Oh are we meant to 'enjoy' our time expensively spent at the Rec? I thought it was more like a pilgrimage to a Holy Place and was to be treated with reverence and extremely seriously befitting a hugely important and ritual performance being displayed upon the pitch by the best paid and most talented, skilled and thoughtful individual gladiators in the country. No wonder I am so wrong with the actual outcome apart from watching the supremely confident and overwhelming skill and commitment of any of the sides we play against. They seem to like winning and are prepared to put in that little extra to ensure that they do so. Sometime for us to aspire to and no doubt would find 'fun'.. ..like we had in the dim and distant past.........

 
bathwickboy
bathwickboy (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
14 January, 2018 10:25
I go to the Rec to be entertained or not by the rugby. Why oh why must I endure that total pillock on the mic trying to get me to shout out at his beckoning? Give me a break, I don't think that I am a total moron that needs instructions from him. Now, if only we were playing better or showing more purpose, I would happily exercise the vocal chords!

 
annie blackthorn
annie blackthorn (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
14 January, 2018 10:36
So, is anyone listening?....................................................

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
14 January, 2018 11:09
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Bathovalballer
Fun! Oh are we meant to 'enjoy' our time expensively spent at the Rec? I thought it was more like a pilgrimage to a Holy Place and was to be treated with reverence and extremely seriously befitting a hugely important and ritual performance being displayed upon the pitch by the best paid and most talented, skilled and thoughtful individual gladiators in the country. No wonder I am so wrong with the actual outcome apart from watching the supremely confident and overwhelming skill and commitment of any of the sides we play against. They seem to like winning and are prepared to put in that little extra to ensure that they do so. Sometime for us to aspire to and no doubt would find 'fun'.. ..like we had in the dim and distant past.........

If you're not having fun and enjoying your time at the Rec then don't go, nobody is forcing you. Personally I travel to nearly all home and away games and will continue to do so whilst I enjoy it. We've had just about enough good performances to keep me interested this season, but I'd have no problem walking away and finding something better to do if I felt like you seem to.



Tom Dunn - Adopted player 2018/19

 
Old Bath Tub
Old Bath Tub (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
14 January, 2018 11:31
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annie blackthorn
So, is anyone listening?....................................................


Seems some players do read and post, so maybe the message will get passed on (Sm128)

 
Trawling
Trawling (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
14 January, 2018 11:41
Bathwickboy, I am not accusing you of this - you may sing, shout, wave a flag for all I know BUT a much bigger percentage of the crowd at the Rec go 'to be entertained' and see this as a right, based on past glories and the expectation that a wealthy owner creates than at most other grounds.

I go to support the team, win, draw or trounced. I pointed out to the guy behind me on Friday that when the team is playing poorly is precisely the time to make some noise, not just when when they are on top. This appeared to completely confuse him in spite of the fact that he had apparently 'been coming to the Rec for 40 years'.

The seating in front of the clubhouse is full of people who treat the game like a trip to the cinema - it's rude to make a noise but make sure you have your stock of food and drink.

There were two couples who arrived with their carafe of white nearly 10 minutes after kick-off, left for the bar on 35 minutes, returned with refreshments 5 minutes into the second half and left with nearly 10 minutes to go. They may have seen an hour of rugby but not much more. Perfectly within their rights but still f"£$ing annoying.

 
bathwickboy
bathwickboy (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
14 January, 2018 12:18
I most certainly do NOT take your comments personally Trawling and perhaps your comments were aimed more at Bathovalfootballer? I am more than happy for people around me to shout, sing, clap, wave flags etc etc and I am quite happy to do some of the above myself BUT I will not be told when to show my enthusiasm by some chap on the mic!! You obviously enjoy taking a full vocal part in the match as is your choice whereas I tend to be more reflective and engrossed in what is actually happening on the field. I find the constant cajoling from the announcer with 'come on you Bath' to be a real irritant. Of course I want Bath desperately to win, have been supporting them since I was a boy in the late 60's and now make a 120 mile round trip to watch them each home game rain or shine.This is a very subjective point and NOT aimed at you, but some of the people around me who make the most noise know very little about the laws of the game nor the spirit/ethos of the game.

 
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trikidiki (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
21 January, 2018 15:31
'Sweet Caroline' is almost guaranteed to get a crowd singing. When it finishes so do the crowd. Perhaps they could play 'Dancing Queen' anynd we could all have a dance too.

 
Old Bath Tub
Old Bath Tub (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
21 January, 2018 18:23
Agree, just needs to be louder !

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
21 January, 2018 18:46
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Old Bath Tub
Agree, just needs to be louder !

Steady on you'll offend the many Bath fans that prefer a quiet Rec with occasional polite applause for good play.



Tom Dunn - Adopted player 2018/19

 
Old Bath Tub
Old Bath Tub (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 09:16
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sid the seagull
Announcer, him and it in concept dreadful.
FLAP

At it again last night, dreadful, the club really must come up with something that fits because it is doesn't work for me and many with me at the game (Sm128)

$ HIT

 
Beergoggles
Beergoggles (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 09:56
Agreed OBT. The announcer guy misses the mark by so far its embarrassing. The Blue Black White nonsense last night was the stuff of nightmares unless you’re the under 14s rounders team.

Shut him up Bath, shut him up. (Sm20)

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 10:23
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Beergoggles
Agreed OBT. The announcer guy misses the mark by so far its embarrassing. The Blue Black White nonsense last night was the stuff of nightmares unless you’re the under 14s rounders team.
Shut him up Bath, shut him up. (Sm20)

He can be annoying at times, but without him last night it would have been almost silent at times. He only starts when the atmosphere has gone dead.



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dcsh
dcsh (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 10:39
Last nights ‘effort’ didn’t seem to get the crowd going, if anything it was just embarrassing, most people around me just looked at each other and shook their heads. It’s not like BLUE BLACK WHITE CLAP is even very catchy. “Allez Bath!” of “Come on you Bath!” have some history. Even the trump sound was better.

 
annie blackthorn
annie blackthorn (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 10:51
I watched on the telly last night.
You could hear him carrying on in the background. He obviously is impervious to our exhortations to improve his output, as are his managers.
Another reason to be grateful I wasn't there!
P.s. Saints have to say were dire!

Banahan again = now what was that I heard, that he is leaving to go to Glaws?

 
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Clarkey3k (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 11:35
The BBW chant is a potential gift for our opponents who just need to shout sh1te at the right moment, as my Tigers friend pointed out...



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Bathovalballer
Bathovalballer (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 11:55
Are we going to have a whip round to help transport the announcer to another planet or put a contract out on him?

Or is this an extension of his in house entertainer role at Farleigh Spa where possibly he is successful at motivating the players to go hunting and rouse them selves from their treatment beds for the next game? Probably anyone performing badly has to be locked jn the same room as him for half a day and it is looked upon as the ultimate sanction. The club keep him performing at the Rec on match days to remind them of their fate if they underperform.

Why does the club persist with his dire utterances?

 
sid the seagull
sid the seagull (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 12:19
New heights of dreadfulness last night.
Who are Blue Black and Whites? Not a thing I’ve ever ever heard coming out of an actual fans mouth and I ‘ve been frequenting the Rec for a very long time.
Blues?Reds.? They are football teams, moronic.

Bring back Alistair.

SQUAAAAAWK

 
Sophstar
Sophstar (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 16:28
Chill out people! Take it all with a pinch of salt! There are far worse things to worry about and I’m sure if the rec was totally silent you’d all be moaning about that and asking why the announcer was so quiet! He’s only doing his job....

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 16:31
The blue black white was tried but think he needs to go back to the MC workshop this week and put that one down to experience...

 
Beergoggles
Beergoggles (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 17:43
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Sophstar
Chill out people! Take it all with a pinch of salt! There are far worse things to worry about and I’m sure if the rec was totally silent you’d all be moaning about that and asking why the announcer was so quiet! He’s only doing his job....

It's a job that doesn't need doing. There's plenty of noise when there's anything to make noise about. We need announcer man and his pointless announcements about as much as we need being told to chill out on a rugby comments forum.

 
Susanne
Susanne (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 19:55
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Beergoggles
Agreed OBT. The announcer guy misses the mark by so far its embarrassing. The Blue Black White nonsense last night was the stuff of nightmares unless you’re the under 14s rounders team.

It was noticeable that the half time crowd were having none of it but it did get going a bit more during the second half when the more well lubricated got back from the bar. The Club were obviously trawling Facebook for ideas - but we have Allez Allez Allez Bath Bath Bath which has been working well for years - if you can get anyone to join in with it. Why don't the Club just use that one? If the announcer just started a chorus of that we'd all join in - we know how and don't need rehearsing!

 
ChippenhamRoman
ChippenhamRoman (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 20:21
Bath do suffer massively by having a single syllable name.

Almost impossible to weave it into a song.

J

 
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CoochieCoo (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 20:23
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Beergoggles
Agreed OBT. The announcer guy misses the mark by so far its embarrassing. The Blue Black White nonsense last night was the stuff of nightmares unless you’re the under 14s rounders team.

It was noticeable that the half time crowd were having none of it but it did get going a bit more during the second half when the more well lubricated got back from the bar. The Club were obviously trawling Facebook for ideas - but we have Allez Allez Allez Bath Bath Bath which has been working well for years - if you can get anyone to join in with it. Why don't the Club just use that one? If the announcer just started a chorus of that we'd all join in - we know how and don't need rehearsing!

+ 1 All he has to is say Allez, Allez, Allez we respond with Bath, Bath, Bath he then says Allez we say Bath etc. That might work!



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westondave
WestonDave (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 21:19
The atmosphere was dead last night because we played some dire stuff for at least the first 20 minutes. It had nothing to do with lack of a chant. Contrast that with the last ten minutes against Toulon where you wouldn't have heard Concorde landing next to the Swift Half with the noise coming from the crowd. I get that support has a part to play in getting the team going but it only really works as a symbiotic thing where the team and crowd work together naturally.

Best moment of crowd last night was a rendition of "We love you Banners, we do" at the end of which Harvey mouthed "We don't" back to the crowd. That's the sort of natural interaction we need not some manufactured drivel

 
sid the seagull
sid the seagull (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 21:26
Who is Harvey?

FLAP

 
gloucesterwatcher
gloucesterwatcher (IP Logged)

Re: Stadium Announcer and Clock
10 February, 2018 21:48
The B. B &W chant was prompted not by the passive first half. It was a programmed into our evening’s entertainment.

From my “G” seat I never saw the first try either “live” or on the screen because fee-payers, in their excitement stood up.

My comment to the “Management Board “is why, when the whole crowd did not respond to the “Bird-Scaring Chant” did they insist on repeating it… Was anyone in charge listening?

It was another learning experience about the “New Bath Image”… thankfully, the blokes on the field outperformed the volume off.


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