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Scoreboard and announcer
dick g (IP Logged)
02 September, 2017 07:33
The scoreboard was a bit slow in reacting. Can it be speeded up? The match announcer is a pain to the ears with his repeated instructions to us to do what we were already doing. Can he calm down?

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Get Stuck In (IP Logged)
02 September, 2017 08:27
Couldn't agree more. I'm far less inclined to 'make some noise' when it is at the behest of a shouty announcer.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Mafia (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 15:00
I thought the shouty announcer was mentioned repeatedly last season. Don't understand why this has not been addressed. Encouragement to make some noise at appropriate times is fine.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
falconsfan07 (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 15:15
Tbh he barley did it on Friday as we where all bonkers cheering most of the time. it was more frequent at points last season, but it really doesn't bother me when he does it. The speaker system is proper loud like



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/09/2017 15:15 by falconsfan07.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Sixways Cheryl (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 16:50
Maybe could do with the announcer reminding the crowd to be silent during kicks? Just a suggestion.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
CharlieDog (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 17:54
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Maybe could do with the announcer reminding the crowd to be silent during kicks? Just a suggestion.

Yet another idiot jumping on the bandwagon excusing the abysmal Wuss performance. Please refer to other posts on the subject.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Sixways Cheryl (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 18:35
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Maybe could do with the announcer reminding the crowd to be silent during kicks? Just a suggestion.

Yet another idiot jumping on the bandwagon excusing the abysmal Wuss performance. Please refer to other posts on the subject.

It's idiotic to expect Newcastle fans to behave like the other 11 teams in the league?

Never mentioned our performance, the posts I have made about it I said you deserved to win. Completely separate issue to not respecting kickers.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 19:43
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Sixways Cheryl
Maybe could do with the announcer reminding the crowd to be silent during kicks? Just a suggestion.

As somebody who has been to many away games I can assure you that silence for kicks is pretty rare these days, including Sixways on a Friday night. It is still sacred at Northampton, and the atmosphere that it creates is something you have to experience. I would challenge anybody who doesn't believe in silence for kicks to try a Connacht game at Galway, and dare to even breathe too noisily during a kick. They would receive a very stern lesson in manners from the locals, and that hits the nail on the head, because it is all a matter of good manners. Personally I would be completely in favour of total silence during kicks as it really is something special, but unfortunately it seems to be a tradition that is on the way out.

The players taking the kicks couldn't really give two hoots. It is something for supporters to enjoy, and if people would just give it a try they might actually like it. In the same way that players are supposed to respect the referees, it makes our game somehow better and somewhat special.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Kwa444 (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 20:06
I would try to encourage our noisier fans to be quiet during kicks as most kickers nowadays actually find the silence more unnerving than the noise.

Silence creates pressure....

Noise presents a challenge to be overcome!

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
17Roundabouts (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 21:43
Having seen the announcer in action in the East Stand behind me at the pre-season games& on Friday night, I can honestly say I've warmed to him as his enthusiasm & passion is genuine

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
falconsfan07 (IP Logged)
03 September, 2017 22:15
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Having seen the announcer in action in the East Stand behind me at the pre-season games& on Friday night, I can honestly say I've warmed to him as his enthusiasm & passion is genuine

Aye, Justin seems a very nice bloke like, I've always enjoyed his encouragement

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
dick g (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 07:13
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Having seen the announcer in action in the East Stand behind me at the pre-season games& on Friday night, I can honestly say I've warmed to him as his enthusiasm & passion is genuine

Aye, Justin seems a very nice bloke like, I've always enjoyed his encouragement

OK. I'll try to get used to the Shouty Man.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
falconsfan07 (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 11:40
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17Roundabouts
Having seen the announcer in action in the East Stand behind me at the pre-season games& on Friday night, I can honestly say I've warmed to him as his enthusiasm & passion is genuine

Aye, Justin seems a very nice bloke like, I've always enjoyed his encouragement

OK. I'll try to get used to the Shouty Man.

He's not for everyone Dick, I'm always shouting and screaming till I can't speak but I think he gets on the speaker to get some of the more reserved fans cheering, mind you when Justin is away the other speaker is just absolutely off his rocker.

I reckon he takes ketamine or MDMA in the warm up.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 13:29
[quote falconsfan07]
I reckon he takes ketamine or MDMA in the warm up.


Don't give him ideas !(Sm100) Can the club be penalised if the announcer fails a drugs test?

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
citizen-slacker (IP Logged)
04 September, 2017 15:28
"Sing in the West Stand,
They never sing in the West Stand...."

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
aidanb (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 07:26
Two topics done to exhaustion last year

On the subject of kicking, if people want to chatter amongst themselves quietly I don't have an issue with it. Shouting or making noises to distract the kicker is a different matter.
Silence isn't totally necessary in my opinion.

It's not a matter of respect or lack of, especially if you are just chatting to your mate about the try or the foul in the build up etc.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Sixways Cheryl (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 12:47
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aidanb
Two topics done to exhaustion last year
On the subject of kicking, if people want to chatter amongst themselves quietly I don't have an issue with it. Shouting or making noises to distract the kicker is a different matter.
Silence isn't totally necessary in my opinion.

It's not a matter of respect or lack of, especially if you are just chatting to your mate about the try or the foul in the build up etc.

My last post about this because I don't want to labour the point, but if this was "done to exhaustion last year" like you say then why wasn't anything done about it?

Kingston Park is the worst crowd in the league for noise during kicks. I know Newcastle isn't a rugby town so maybe a lot of people don't even realise what they're doing, but that's why the message should be put across during the game. They even do it at Twickenham so it's not a patronising suggestion. The way it is currently doesn't show your club in the best light.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Trebor1892 (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 13:01
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Sixways Cheryl

My last post about this because I don't want to labour the point, but if this was "done to exhaustion last year" like you say then why wasn't anything done about it?

Kingston Park is the worst crowd in the league for noise during kicks. I know Newcastle isn't a rugby town so maybe a lot of people don't even realise what they're doing, but that's why the message should be put across during the game. They even do it at Twickenham so it's not a patronising suggestion. The way it is currently doesn't show your club in the best light.

“Kingston Park is the worst crowd in the league for noise during kicks.” - HAHAHAHA

Give your head a shake and then walk away with your fishing rod thanks!

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 13:02
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Sixways Cheryl

Kingston Park is the worst crowd in the league for noise during kicks...

I know you must still be bitter after being humiliated on Friday but that is not only insulting but also very far from the truth. I have been to away games all over Britain & further afield & can assure you that this is simply not the case, and except for kicks that the crowd deem to be cheating (such as perhaps a hideously unfair penalty against us, or in your case a try that clearly shouldn't have been given) you will find the Kingston Park crowd quieter than most.

You are basing your sweeping judgement on one example, and one which the crowd quite reasonably thought to be very much incorrect. Having read comments on the Worcester message board about your move to Friday night games and all that goes with it, including complaints about noise during kicks, it would appear that your own high moral stance may be in question. Next time there is a kick taken at Sixways by an opposition player which your own supporters object to, just see how quiet they are then.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
steve1888 (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 13:02
Absolute Rubbish ! Sixways and Kingsholm are the worst for noise during kicks by some margin when the home side is losing obviously , I remember the noise being ridiculous a while ago when Loki Crichton had a kick to win for us and subsequently missed then later played at Sixways.

Don't think there was much noise anyway and certainly didn't affect any score.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
pa8 (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 13:08
As I mentioned in a diffferent thread, the 8 drunken males standing in front of me making a noise when kicks were being taken were Wuss fans - either that or Falcons fans who'd decided to wear Wuss shirts - so please get your own house in order before having a go at others.
As Monkey said, the only ground where silence during kicks is sacrosanct is Franklins Gardens. I find that our fans, and I don't agree with it, are noisy following dodgy decisions such as the awarding of the Wuss try and a similar decision during the Bath game last season when we were accused of heckling George Ford.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
aidanb (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 13:36
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pa8
..... noisy following dodgy decisions such as the awarding of the Wuss try and a similar decision during the Bath game last season when we were accused of heckling George Ford.

it seems odd that we gave Ford a hard time - and it was bad for that kick - bearing in mind he didn't give the decision.

but generally the KP crowd is quiet and people actually shush talkers

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Rafpilot2000 (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 13:50
I think maybe the Worcester fans need to spend a bit more time trying to sort their problems out and less time trying to abuse the Newcastle ones on here. Though Inappreciate that posting on our page probably gives some gentle relief.
Being based near Oxford I spend most of my time at Falcons away games. I don't agree with shouting during a kick but it is common place internationally in terms of trying to put the kicker off and Inhave experienced it at Worcester, Bath, Bristol, Wasps, Leicester,Saints, Quinn's and Exeter. it's just happens. It is however satisfying to know that the thrashing we have Warriors is still a sore point. Maybe they just need to be better?

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
London_Falcon (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 14:24
As a side note on this issue - people booing because they think that a decision is wrong really make me laugh. In my experience those booing the loudest don't actually understand the laws. They also seem to think that their view of any piece of controversial action is perfect, especially compared with a TMO sitting in a truck who has access to multiple views, slowmo etc.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
dick g (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 14:57
If you want to experience crowd behaviour at it worst then join me in Bordeaux for the Begle game next month. Mind, the French also make noise during their own kicks. It's a Gallic thing.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
aidanb (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 15:24
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As a side note on this issue - people booing because they think that a decision is wrong really make me laugh. In my experience those booing the loudest don't actually understand the laws. They also seem to think that their view of any piece of controversial action is perfect, especially compared with a TMO sitting in a truck who has access to multiple views, slowmo etc.

Haha, there was a group of 5 of us there on Friday night. The eldest of the party took his usual spot in the lower part of the South Stand at about the 15 metre line in the part nearest the West Stand.

I quickly disabused him of this postioning because there is a proper loud mouthed idiot who just tears into the ref no matter what. Oddly enough going 10 steps back meant we couldnt hear the idiot.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Leipziger (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 21:33
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pa8
As Monkey said, the only ground where silence during kicks is sacrosanct is Franklins Gardens.

Oh I don't know. I heard a story about a game at Welford Road, where a Leicester fan told an away player to be quiet as his own teammate was taking a kick!

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 06:29
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Leipziger

Oh I don't know. I heard a story about a game at Welford Road, where a Leicester fan told an away player to be quiet as his own teammate was taking a kick!

To be fair, Welford Road is quiet all the time, not just for kicks.
(Sm100)


From the commentary of this week's Leicester v Bath game:

"The crowd are very subdued today."
"They're just shocked into silence at the sight of grass on the pitch."

That made ma chuckle.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 08:19
I just thought there was subdued chatter i didn't think it was noisy at all

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 10:08
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Bedlington Lad
I just thought there was subdued chatter i didn't think it was noisy at all

Aye, that sounds like Welford Road.
(Sm100)

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 06:26
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Barrington
Watching the highlights. I noticed audible booing as Hodgson went for his conversion. Fine with me but there was a lot of talk on here the other week about ‘us’ booing a conversion and how much of a poor show it was.
I think people had blamed part time supporters and ‘football’ people being at the match (amongst other things).

Goes to show that it happens everywhere and not just us Northern luddities.

Arrggghh - this has posted onto the wrong thread, sorry!

I think this is where you meant it to go Barrington.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
aidanb (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 06:36
Poor Dicky G would have been groaning as well with the bath fella on the mike who was also doing the barf equivalent of make some noise.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
NorfolkFalcon (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 06:51
I noticed the same watching the highlights. It's ironic how we are specifically criticised about both our announcer and our crowd noise during kicks, when other clubs clearly partake in similar behaviour. I'd encourage any opposition fans that think we are the worst for the crowd noise during kicks to listen to our last conversion to give us the lead. Audible shouting and boos to try and put off Hodgson. Give me a break!

The Bath announcer was annoying but at least he was encouraging the fans when play stopped.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
too_tall_to_tackle (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 07:04
We were right next to a speaker and the guy has such a nasal and high pitched voice that it was physically uncomfortable. The stadium was very quiet though, especially in the first half.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
pa8 (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 10:33
When he announced the teams before kick off I could've sworn he had chronic constipation which he was trying to remedy.

 
Re: Scoreboard and announcer
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 11:24
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NorfolkFalcon
I noticed the same watching the highlights. It's ironic how we are specifically criticised about both our announcer and our crowd noise during kicks, when other clubs clearly partake in similar behaviour. I'd encourage any opposition fans that think we are the worst for the crowd noise during kicks to listen to our last conversion to give us the lead. Audible shouting and boos to try and put off Hodgson. Give me a break!

Kingston Park is a fine place to watch rugby. Silence for opposition kicks is generally good, with anybody who crosses some sort of unspoken noise boundary being shushed, and scores by the opposition are still applauded, not something that happens at all grounds. If the crowd gets on a soap box following a poor looking decision then it needs to be put into context, as generally it is a very sporting place to play rugby.


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