Sweet Caroline

BotleyOx

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Playing it on rad ox now,
Have not heard that song in ages at the ka££tad, oh how I have missed it, always sends a shiver down my spine :cry:

Will we hear it on Saturday, :unsure: I bloody hope so :love: COYY
 

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Playing it on rad ox now,
Have not heard that song in ages at the ka££tad, oh how I have missed it, always sends a shiver down my spine :cry:

Will we hear it on Saturday, :unsure: I bloody hope so :love: COYY


Yes people singing 'da da da' sends a shiver down my spine too ?
 

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It’s not even a lyric! Just part of the tune ?
 

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Been so long we've forgotten!! Seven weeks on Sat? and only once since 28 April!
 

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It had it's moment, let it die. It's no club anthem or linked to us in anyway. Been overplayed at the Kassam and sometimes kills a good post-win atmosphere. Fans start singing to the players and then that blasts over it all :(
Not been overplayed this season.?
 

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True :confused: Maybe that's why some people miss it :LOL:
I don't.... I never liked it, the lyrics don't flow,they're are not easy to remember, ... and it is, as @Oldham rightly points out, 'used' by other football clubs as well as many egg-chasers too

Mary Hopkins( or Sandi Shaw) -Those Were The Days, ( London road end favourite for quite a few years ), along with 'When Your Smiling' should be contenders for 'our' club song IMO... both have lyrics that flow and that are easy to remember...and both were London Road end standards for some years/seasons in the 70s (& beyond)

Sandi Shaw, incidentally, is a resident of Oxfordshire, she lives in Southwest Oxon
 

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Think she lives in Marcham
Do you think she ever pops into the Abingdon branch of shoezone ?
I was going to say Freeman Hardy and Willis but that would give my age away
 

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I don't.... I never liked it, the lyrics don't flow,they're are not easy to remember, ... and it is, as @Oldham rightly points out, 'used' by other football clubs as well as many egg-chasers too

Mary Hopkins( or Sandi Shaw) -Those Were The Days, ( London road end favourite for quite a few years ), along with 'When Your Smiling' should be contenders for 'our' club song IMO... both have lyrics that flow and that are easy to remember...and both were London Road end standards for some years/seasons in the 70s (& beyond)

Sandi Shaw, incidentally, is a resident of Oxfordshire, she lives in Southwest Oxon


Would support that if it was actually sung, sweet Caroline is embarrassing ?
 

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I like it! Look forward to hearing it again. When we only used to lose occasionally, I liked it when they played Dont Stop Believing
 

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Since we've started playing it at Oxford I've always felt it's a bit generic for us. I don't really feel any OUFC connection to the song. In recent years football's become even more commercialised, but Oxford have seemingly resisted a lot of the s**t (no song after scoring a goal for example). I felt like using Sweet Caroline after a win, generic sporting singalong, was a step in the wrong direction for us.

Now its been adopted by England I'd like to see us give it up.

As an England fan, with what's happening in this tournament, I actually have grown to enjoy it in the context of the England team. It was great to see the players enjoying the singalong with the fans after the Denmark game.

Maybe we can drop it for OUFC and enjoy it as England fans?

It'll feel faintly ridiculous if it becomes the anthem of the tournament as England (hopefully!) win the Euros. And in a few weeks time we've got it blaring out after a scrappy win in front of 6k at the breezeblock!
 

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Since we've started playing it at Oxford I've always felt it's a bit generic for us. I don't really feel any OUFC connection to the song. In recent years football's become even more commercialised, but Oxford have seemingly resisted a lot of the s**t (no song after scoring a goal for example). I felt like using Sweet Caroline after a win, generic sporting singalong, was a step in the wrong direction for us.

Now its been adopted by England I'd like to see us give it up.

As an England fan, with what's happening in this tournament, I actually have grown to enjoy it in the context of the England team. It was great to see the players enjoying the singalong with the fans after the Denmark game.

Maybe we can drop it for OUFC and enjoy it as England fans?

It'll feel faintly ridiculous if it becomes the anthem of the tournament as England (hopefully!) win the Euros. And in a few weeks time we've got it blaring out after a scrappy win in front of 6k at the breezeblock!
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Since we've started playing it at Oxford I've always felt it's a bit generic for us. I don't really feel any OUFC connection to the song. In recent years football's become even more commercialised, but Oxford have seemingly resisted a lot of the s**t (no song after scoring a goal for example). I felt like using Sweet Caroline after a win, generic sporting singalong, was a step in the wrong direction for us.

Now its been adopted by England I'd like to see us give it up.

As an England fan, with what's happening in this tournament, I actually have grown to enjoy it in the context of the England team. It was great to see the players enjoying the singalong with the fans after the Denmark game.

Maybe we can drop it for OUFC and enjoy it as England fans?

It'll feel faintly ridiculous if it becomes the anthem of the tournament as England (hopefully!) win the Euros. And in a few weeks time we've got it blaring out after a scrappy win in front of 6k at the breezeblock!
Agree 100% @OnlyOneUnited -well said............ will bookmakers William Hill pay a bit of advertising revenue if the powers that be persist with it this season?- (as its used on their ,(william hill), current advert on tv)
 
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