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MFC_Riverside Posted on 22/08/2011 11:25
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The Stone Roses song you played ( think it was Waterfall but not sure ) was very quiet, then the song after that was so loud I couldn't speak to the lad next to me.

That was the only issue yesterday mind. The song choice is much better and can't fault it. Also, when the players are on the pitch and once the Powergame has finished can you please not play any more. You are my Boro was just getting going in the North Stand then Kasabian come on ( good song but wrong time ) and killed it.

Keep it up and I'm sure things will improve, you're doing a decent job though.


fatharrywhite Posted on 22/08/2011 11:28
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i think this is more to do with the PA system only having two settings for the volume - on or off.

Mark Page suffered with it as well.

Holgatewall Posted on 22/08/2011 11:30
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Ali was complaining about the volume on the radio.

MFC_Riverside Posted on 22/08/2011 11:30
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"i think this is more to do with the PA system only having two settings for the volume - on or off."

Surely not? [:O]

fatharrywhite Posted on 22/08/2011 11:31
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your saracsm detector not functioning today...[smi]

MFC_Riverside Posted on 22/08/2011 11:32
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Big_Jacks_Sweater Posted on 22/08/2011 11:36
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As posted on other thread:

Not too keen on him yesterday.

Why did he feel the need to announce the Boro team like he was MC at a WWWF contest or announcing the prizes on Bullseye.

Also, why was almost every song he played a cover - and not good ones either. It was like listening to those old Top of the Pops albums you used to get at Woolies.

....... and yes the volume was appauling !

BurneoFunction Posted on 22/08/2011 11:36
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I'm not surprised Ali was complaining on the radio. It was that loud in West Upper I had to shout to the guy sat next to me just to be heard.

What was even more surprising is that when waiting for the bus to go to Barnsley on Tuesday, they were clearly doing a sound check at the Riverside as music was blaring out so I expected it to all be fine. Couldn't have been more wrong.

Humpty Posted on 22/08/2011 11:39
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after goal music [:(!]

Vince_Noir Posted on 22/08/2011 11:44
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Is anyone really that bothered?

Buddy Posted on 22/08/2011 11:47
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I'm bothered that I need to wear ear defenders if I want to sit in my seat before the game, yes.

Voltaire Posted on 22/08/2011 11:53
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Mies Van Der Rohe the architect inadvertently came up with the PA's creed - "Less is More."

Buddy Posted on 22/08/2011 12:03
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Was he commenting on something other than architecture? Because Baroque and Gothic styles don't exactly fit that creed but are usually more pleasing than 60s concrete blocks.

bill_door Posted on 22/08/2011 12:05
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Don't really care what he's saying or what he he's playing, but jesus christ it's far too loud.

Having to shout in someone's ear is no way to have a conversation.

Voltaire Posted on 22/08/2011 12:07
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He was a minimalist, Buddy.

Muttley Posted on 22/08/2011 12:16
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I enjoyed "Fly Me To The Moon" at the end and thought that the volume in the East Stand was better than last time (i.e. not eardrum bursting)

No complaints really. [^]

rob_fmttm Posted on 22/08/2011 12:22
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You know the joke about the two PA settings - loud/quiet. Well, it wasn't a joke. PA set up doesn't allow changing volume by individual stand. Loads of speakers mounted on West Stand roof compared to other stands.

Thus if the back of the North Stand is to have a chance to hear anything then it will be louder at back of West Stand where there are far more speakers.

Just have a look up next time you are in the Riverside and count the speakers.

MFC_Riverside Posted on 22/08/2011 12:28
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Rob, why's it like that? Whoever designed that/asked for it needs sacking.

bill_door Posted on 22/08/2011 12:30
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Well Page was never that loud.

Does it mean the new scruffbag is shouting too loud then?

Teamunster Posted on 22/08/2011 12:47
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Was ok in NW corner - think he does a good job but at the end of the day I go to watch the Boro!!

BurneoFunction Posted on 22/08/2011 12:48
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Page definitely wasn't that loud. Why not get a new system if that's the case or get a long ladder and remove some speakers? [:P]

Most the north stand don't understand english anyway with them being uneducated [:P]

BoroGary78 Posted on 23/08/2011 09:27
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was way too loud in the West stand. Plus when the Mic started to squeal...the pain.....

newyddion Posted on 23/08/2011 10:41
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It's LOADS better [ref]

More Teesside bands [ref][ref][ref][ref]

junouk Posted on 23/08/2011 14:33
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I think he is loads better than Mark Page to be honest.

It is far to loud in the East stand as well, but if what Rob said is correct then Mike needs to whisper his team in future [:D]

Also love the fact at the end of the teams he signs of with we are Middlesbrough Football Club. A good touch.

Music is good to.

Keep it up Mike it is getting better every time. [^]

MFC_Riverside Posted on 23/08/2011 14:38
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JLinardi Posted on 23/08/2011 14:48
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I think that 'we are Middlesbrough football club' sounds corny as phuck, just sayin.

pierrequiroule Posted on 23/08/2011 14:58
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It was ridiculously loud even in France. Get it sorted FFS.

DCI_Gene_Hunt Posted on 23/08/2011 15:06
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"Was ok in NW corner" - Teamunster - either you or me have got serious hearing problems! At times it was deafening in the NW upper, seriously loud!

Boro_Brick_Road Posted on 23/08/2011 15:15
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I'm also a fan of "we are Middlesbrough football club"

We should be proud about who we are and we should be one - I like the fact that Mike is trying to get the passion back

Keep up the good work [^] ps volume is fine in the West Stand Lower [:P]

Cleveleyssmoggie Posted on 23/08/2011 15:24
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Two goalscorers in one announcement was a first I think.

junouk Posted on 23/08/2011 15:53
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Thats becasue we havent scored two goals in a short period of time before [B)]

Teamunster Posted on 23/08/2011 16:56
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I am just on the edge of the West stand - block 83 - and it was ok. However, I do also worry about my hearing!!!!

I also like "We are Middlesbrough Football Club"
Gary Gill likes it too[;)]

Joelinho Posted on 23/08/2011 20:13
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OK, the PA system is really weird in there, one size fits all, and it's all going to be down to personal taste, I'm afraid.

People complaining about the sound who weren't at the stadium is a new one though!

As far as all covers, don't think I played all covers, did I? Oasis doing 'Come On Feel The Noize' was the only one, I think...

Page tweeting about "Folk music and fiddles must be the bottom of the music pile" has made me laugh all week. He's now blocked me for retweeting it. A very sour man.

We'll get there for everyone I think - and remember, we're fans too, we want to do the best we can for everything. Although going to the footy and discussing the music and the PA system is sorta like going to see a band and saying "Yeah, the lights were great"....

the_dude_abides Posted on 23/08/2011 20:15
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[^]give him chance you XXXXXXs, he only a normal bloke trying to make a living

junouk Posted on 23/08/2011 21:16
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Joeliniho, did mark page really have something to say about the music that was being played.

After listening to his rubbish for years and PIGBAG FFS he has no right to say anything about music being played.

I liked the fact you played Young Rebel set at half time. And so long as it is introduced as new up and coming local music then thats good by me.

Play upbeat music before the game, we should always play lip up fatty for mogga and we can out sing the very loud PA system with our version of 'We got Tony'

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 04:22
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Not about the music, but the tweet about "folk music and fiddles" was clearly a dig at Mike, him being the front-man of the Wildcats and all.

I'm a fan of Pigbag, being fair, and it's getting played at half time. The local bands thing will continue at half time too, as long as the tunes are good - won't just play stuff from local bands just cos they're local, standards have to be kept up. ;)

And yeah, trying with the upbeat stuff! All suggestions happily taken on board though. "Lip Up Fatty" is a nice one....

r00fie Posted on 24/08/2011 04:31
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Suggestions for songs before the game to wake the crowd up:

Oasis - Rock n Roll Star.
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining.
Chris Rea - I can hear your heartbeat.
Simple Minds - Dont you forget about me.
Queen - Fat Bottom Girls.
Cockney Rebel - Come up and see me.
Guns n Roses - Paradise City
ACDC - Highway to Hell.

......better than that tinny pop pap..........most of the lads know the words too[:P][;)][:D][^]

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 08:47
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I don't do any tinnie pop - unless it's Monday night in the Crown at least....

Humpty Posted on 24/08/2011 09:28
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Steel River [^]


spirit_of_86 Posted on 24/08/2011 10:15
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Miles better tunes than Page. It's a problem with the equipment, only the club can sort that out so why are people having a moan about Mike.

Oasis - Bring it on down
The Stone Roses - This is the one
Both pre match tunes to get you in the mood! [ref]

DCI_Gene_Hunt Posted on 24/08/2011 10:17
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I honestly couldn't care what music the lad plays, he's never going to keep everyone happy, too wide an age and taste range but the volume in the NW upper is ridiculous

Supermac Posted on 24/08/2011 10:24
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hes been great so far, good music, local bands, good volume, keep it up [^]

junouk Posted on 24/08/2011 10:25
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No hippity hoppety crap is a good start.

Keep upbeat stuff

Thunder ACDC was good last few years
When september ends Green Day
Paradise City GnR (good call)
House of fun Madness
Lip up
Start Jam
Happy hour Housemartins

I can see a theme building up here.

Cleveleyssmoggie Posted on 24/08/2011 10:32
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It is too loud at times, hire a sound engineer and get it sorted.

Was it actually turned up after the final whistle, or was there just less background noise?

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 24/08/2011 10:34
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How many times do people have to ask for no 'goal music' before anybody listens?

It's not a basketball game.

Robsons_left_boot Posted on 24/08/2011 10:35
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'we are middlesbrough football club'

cringeworthy stuff

Humpty Posted on 24/08/2011 10:36
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here here Viv [^]

Supermac Posted on 24/08/2011 10:37
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if their has to be goal music at least its agood song, the old f4rts need to stop whinging about how loud it is ffs

Humpty Posted on 24/08/2011 10:38
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why does tehre have to be after goal music?

THEBOROBOSS Posted on 24/08/2011 10:42
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The Men They Couldn't Hang - Home Fires
Simple Minds - Waterfront
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
Devo - Are we not Men
Thin Lizzy - The Cowboy Song
Bob Seger - Roll me Away

MFC_Riverside Posted on 24/08/2011 10:53
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Humpty, he said IF. Supermac, if the music is so loud we can't talk to eachother, it's a bit of an issue, isn't it?

Supermac Posted on 24/08/2011 10:57
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it wasnt that loud though, thats a slight exxageration

MFC_Riverside Posted on 24/08/2011 11:02
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The closer you get to the back of the stand the louder it is. It was fairly loud where I sit.

Bukowski Posted on 24/08/2011 12:05
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Patsy Cline - Down By The Riverside

Not sure why we've never played this.

Link: link

BoroPhil Posted on 24/08/2011 12:09
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does anyone know what the songs played at HT were? there was one really good one which featured some whistling (I think) towards the end of it.

Pretty good job so far, was there after goal music on Sunday, I can't even remember? Didn't like fly me to the moon at the end, enough noise with us all celebrating.

Bukowski Posted on 24/08/2011 12:10
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I think Fly Me To The Moon's a good choice.

The club should have made it their own years ago.

Should be played at every match from hereon.

wowee_zowee Posted on 24/08/2011 12:41
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The music now is infinitely better than it was under Page. Is it all your choice Joel, or are you and Mike a "team"?

The local tracks are a really nice touch [^]

I've never been a fan of music to celebrate goals to... the crowd should be able to generate enough noise on its own!


Supermac Posted on 24/08/2011 12:47
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fly me to the moon is brilliant at the end of game[^]

loopa1 Posted on 24/08/2011 13:14
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The music's much better now - but whoever makes the announcements over the PA system is difficult to understand - a little too quiet and mumbley!

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 24/08/2011 13:28
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I agree that the music is much, much better than it ever was under Mark Page. It's just this 'goal music' nonsense that really gets on my tits. I mean, really gets on my tits. There is no need for it. Absolutely no need at all.

DCI_Gene_Hunt Posted on 24/08/2011 14:51
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Goal music and drums at football matches - both should be done away with!

CommanderComcast Posted on 24/08/2011 14:58
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Why don't you play that dance one 'Riverside - Let's Go'?? As with all music, it might not be to everyone's tastes, but it's uplifting and it's words could've been written for the place.

Bororeturn1 Posted on 24/08/2011 15:05
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in all my years going to Ayresome I heard Mark Page crack two good jokes.

First one playing Oxford (I think) early 90s & Mark said for the Oxford Fans your Taxi is outside waiting (there was about 10 in the away stand)

& the second one (1991) he said that the Irish have joined the Brits & the Yanks in the Gulf War..............but the Mexicans have sent them all back.....ha ha

but that was all really.......

Garyallcock74 Posted on 24/08/2011 15:31
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Chris Rea - Steel river, Great shout. Local land and very 'Now'.

Mark page played some decent tunes in the lead up to the carling cup finals era. I remember Liverpool at home ( the Branca era ). That was about the highlight for me.

FAO Joelinho, your never going to please everyone mate, thats obviously standard. What you need to remember is the more you interact with certain sections of the ground before the game the better the atmosphere will be when the whistle goes.

Give a shout out to block 53, ( i don't sit there but they make one hell of a racket and last season were why i contiuned to go felt like a cricket match at times ). Give a shout out to 12th man, give a shout out to Mogga.

pierreuk Posted on 24/08/2011 15:50
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Shoutouts? Are you f**king joking me??


Spot on for Williams Nana but who the f**k wants to hear that?

Shouting out to specific crowd sections while isolating others is just as absurd. Its about us being togethor, not creating divisions.

ccole Posted on 24/08/2011 17:00
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At the end of the game I thought it would have been nice to let the players hear the standing ovation there were getting instead of blasting out FMTTM straight away.

The players were stood in the centre returning the applause and the crowd started to try and sing but were drowned out by the sudden blast of music. I thought it missed a moment. Perhaps if one of you stood outside the radio box to hear/feel the relief and all round gratitude before giving the “nod” to put a tune on.

All I would ask is to give it a minute a two just to see if the crowd can show some emotion/atmosphere.

Nice to see you listening to opinion and hear people views. I understand you will never please everyone.

Claudio Posted on 24/08/2011 17:23
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I would appreciate it if you read out some scores from around the grounds at half/full time. Championship, maybe premiership and darlo & hartlepool's scores would do [^]

Also (this may not be your department but I fancy a moan) sort out the nets for the half time kids penalty shoot out. Full sized goals for keepers not much higher than 5 foot looks a bit daft.

JLinardi Posted on 24/08/2011 17:45
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Volume seemed fine around block 37, seemed fine last time aswell. I barely noticed the songs being played or any announcements.

I would say about the PA system, surely its main objective should be to announce the teams, goal scorers, subs and other general match information. And to make certain announcements at halftime. The music at halftime and afterwards should be nothing but background music, people shouldnt need to shout to talk to their mates.

footyteam Posted on 24/08/2011 18:02
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its gotta be upflifting, and no dance crap

Song 2 when the goals go in and Kasabian before kick offs a good choice, big upbeat tunes

bill_door Posted on 24/08/2011 18:30
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Seems to be getting a bit complicated.

Just turn it down so that people don't have to shout conversations directly into someones ear. People generally want to have a chat about the match at half time, the music and chat should be a background noise to listen to if you want, not whether you want to or not.

bill_door Posted on 24/08/2011 18:31
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That sounded grumpier than I intended.[:D]

Though saying that, goal music - if you can arrange for this to be stopped you'd make thousands of new friends for life.[^]

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 24/08/2011 18:32
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Goal music is cringy, who enjoys this 5hite!?. Were not in America.

Scrote Posted on 24/08/2011 19:30
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and if you're the one who reads the names out for the pennas can you also keep a running total of the score - i keep running out of fingers [sad]


Tom_Fun Posted on 24/08/2011 19:32
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I'm guessing that there's not a lot he can do about the goal music. As crap as it is, someone at the club must approve of it and they have the final say.

borobadge Posted on 24/08/2011 19:39
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get a new PA records, dont stop the fans screaming and shouting..

i'm all for punk rock, get in to 'em !


Humpty Posted on 24/08/2011 19:42
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The gadge said a few weeks back that it was their choice.....GET RID OF IT!!

johnm63 Posted on 24/08/2011 19:50
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A poor workman always blames his tools, so it's suddenly gone loud now and the feedback as well? Seeing a pattern here... like the 10 year old goal music which is when I reckoned we were using Song 2 like, back to the future eh?

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 19:52
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What he said...

We're getting there. It's a work in progress, but we'll get it right. Scores will come, as will everything else.

I'm in charge of all the music, Mike has input but it's primarily down to me. I've got loads of experience in nightclubs with it (eight years), plus I DJ Music Live/Intro every year on the main stage, doing a festival next weekend (Bingley Music Live - very good!) so I'm used to it with big crowds.

I think the difference between us and the predecessor is that me and Mike come from a live event background, so we know what to do to get crowds going. Previous incumbent is obviously a radio man, and it's a different dynamic. I think we can get it right, we're happier after each game, and hopefully we'll have it spot on soon. The last guy had six years under Bernard Gent before he took over full time - we were plunged in for the PSV game with all the mad Dutch names and a million subs at a time! :)

As far as the two goals announced at once...what we've got to do is, say a goal is scored, then it's music for the celebration. You then have to wait for the next break in play to announce the goalscorer - on Sunday the next break in play was Martin's screamer, so we had to do two at once.

As far as the last guy goes, I think you've got to respect the job he did at the club for so long, really. He had his style, some liked it, some didn't, but he was there a long while and you can't deny he's a fan of the club. Whatever he chooses to write about us is up to him; we won't get involved in any mud slinging. It's a job that I am thrilled to get, as is Mike, and hopefully we can do the best by everyone.

And if Ali doesn't want it load, I'll get it down a bit. Can't upset Ali, he's a top top man.

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 19:55
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johnm63 - It's not a matter of that, we've gone in with a whole new load of equipment, the stuff that was there before belonged to the last guy, and he took it when he left. So we've gone in with a whole load of new equipment - decks/mixing desk, which the system wasn't fine tuned to. That's been sorted now, appears to be a volume thing, but it'll come. Work in progress.

I think 'Song 2' is ace, by the way. Punchy, elation filled, jumping for joy. Great track.

BoroGary78 Posted on 24/08/2011 19:57
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Fair enough to local music but pick something a bit more upbeat. There was one against played against Portsmouth too (dopn't know the name of that one either sorry) but really slow long intros. It's depressing. I like Radiohead and the cure but I don't wann hear them at football matches! Depressing

Half-time scores from the championship..full-time scores, local area scores Pools, Darlo.. Newcastle if they are getting beat....
Scores during the the other guy, don't want to use my fingers....otherwise it's not very interesting.

What happened to jackpot draw interviews?

Plus Stone Roses being quiet, the track before and track after were really loud, can't be the system. Dodgy MP3 maybe?

I also happen to know Barry Robson is a fan of Stone Roses...She bangs the drum in particular...heard it played last season when the players were warming up

johnm63 Posted on 24/08/2011 20:03
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so the new pa guy is in a local band, so is that why we play local bands? maybe another new guy will have the same self interest and work at Boots. then he can bring some paracetemol for the loudness that every fan is talking about here.

Humpty Posted on 24/08/2011 20:03
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that last line infuriates me [:(!]

" Punchy, elation filled, jumping for joy."

That's exactly what a goal brings you don't need a poxy song played over the top.

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 20:03
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It's could be funny MP3s, yeah. I mean, they've all come from original discs, but I didn't want to be humping all my work CDs up to the ground with my, so burned a load of new CDs, so that's a possibility. It was a problem as it pertained to the sound quality between Power Game and Kasabian, for sure.

I have my Pro Dub DJing licence, so I'm allowed to reburn discs, by the way!

Like I said, we are trying to take what everyone wants on board - we're not going to please everyone all the time, but we'll try our best for everyone.

johnm63 Posted on 24/08/2011 20:07
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Aye and one that was used by the Boro 10 years ago

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 20:08
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Humpty - I'm sorry that upsets you.We'll have to agree to disagree.

johnm63 - I think playing the local bands at half time is to give them a bit of exposure, Teesside people all striving to make it, I think it's a nice little touch. I don't think there's anything self serving in it - we haven't played any Wildcats....yet!

BoroGary78 Posted on 24/08/2011 20:13
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"As far as the two goals announced at once...what we've got to do is, say a goal is scored, then it's music for the celebration. You then have to wait for the next break in play to announce the goalscorer - on Sunday the next break in play was Martin's screamer, so we had to do two at once."

wasn't there a thow in east side after the second goal? Or was that too close to thw initial Haroun goal?

Plus is there musical requests? Local wise Chapman Family surely

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 20:16
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We've got to let the initial goal celebration drop and then make the announcement to get everyone going again.

It's such a tricky job - a lot trickier than Mike and I thought it would be when it was offered. Lots of things to get right and remember.

It'll have to be some of the Chapman's more accessible stuff! [;)] I love Kingsley and Pop, by the way.

johnm63 Posted on 24/08/2011 20:16
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Why not leave that local bands stuff to the radio or are those writing mates of looooocal bands? local bands looking to a football club to make themselves famous is self serving. Play me something I know man.

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 20:19
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I think playing one song by a local band is a great thing for the club to be doing.

Do you want me to meet you before the game and go through my playlist with you, make sure you know every tune? [;)]

johnm63 Posted on 24/08/2011 20:28
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That's a bit sarcastic isn't it coming from someone who works for the football club?

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 20:30
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No, it was a joke. That's why I added the wink.

Lurcher Posted on 24/08/2011 20:30
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Not 100% Joelinho but I'm pretty sure that jonm63 having a pop and nitpicking is new user name, certainly not well known on here, think he may be outsider (mackem JonM) trying to wind you up, suggest you ignore him.

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 20:33
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Cheers fella - new around here myself, so don't know all the craic yet!

RedcarBlock53 Posted on 24/08/2011 20:34
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I'd prefer there wasn't any PA generated atmosphere but if there has to be music I'm glad some decent local bands are getting exposure. I don't think peoples beef is with Song2 but rather the fact it kills any celebration and the traditional eio eio eio eio!!

Teamunster Posted on 24/08/2011 20:36
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Johnm63 - are you Mark Page's bessie mate? Give the lad a break - a good improvement. keep the local bands but noooooo goal music[^]

Lurcher Posted on 24/08/2011 20:38
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No bother mate, we all have different opinions, music so far for me has been spot on and I'm sure you and Mike are trying to sort the techy probs.

Welcome to hell.

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 24/08/2011 20:39
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Nowt wrong with promoting local bands. By the way, can you play the power game for as long as Pigbag used to get, and play Pigbag for less at the start of the 2nd half (or better still replace it with the Power Game)?

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 20:54
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The thing with that is at the start of the game, you know that everyone is coming out at the same time, Power Game is going to get as long as it takes to announce our side. At half time, the teams come out at different times; we get the signal to go and then it's all dependant on the players. Passing the blame on!

johnm63 Posted on 24/08/2011 20:56
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teamunster- that's unfair when I am making genuine points, but obviously you and the lurcher are "bessie mates" with the guy giving the patter here. sorry to have interuppted your local band love-in then.

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 24/08/2011 20:58
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Fair enough fella, but I'm sure Pigbag used to get a lot longer before the start of the game. Can you not play The Power Game until the players have finished their handshakes and then announce the teams?

As per my last post, can Pigbag be replaced with the Power Game for the 2nd half as well?

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 21:02
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John, to be honest, you're the only person who has popped up and said you don't like the local bands at half time, which is fine, you're entitled to your opinion. The vast vast majority like it, and this is one thing (unlike goal music!) where the buck stops with me and Mike, and it'll carry on.

Teamunster Posted on 24/08/2011 21:04
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johnm63 - sorry if that sounded a bit harsh. Don't know the guys at all but respect the fact they come on here to face the (10 year old) music[^]

I just like someone who has the enthusiam to do somethng a little bit different and dislike when others treat this with typical Teesside contempt.

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2011 21:07
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Have to say I'm pretty disappointed that you're a fan of after-goal music. All the stuff before and after the game pales into insignificance compared to this.

Why do you feel it is necessary? Why can't everyone just celebrate and chant like fans?

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 21:16
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I think, certainly from us two, there's an element of 'we're all together', and that's what we're trying to bring over. We all want the same thing - to have a good time every time at the match, watch Boro thump the opposition, and enjoy the football and ourselves.

Part of this unity thing is the "We are Middlesbrough Football Club" and playing the local bands and all the rest of it. We're proud to be from Teesside, know that our football club is a focal part of the town, and anything we can do to show that the club cares about all facets of the town is surely a good thing? The match, as well as the actual game, should be about us coming together as a town, no matter what our other differences are, and unite behind one thing. And if the club can show they care about other things in our area, with the flag parades and the schools penalties and the steel parades and us playing local music, that's got to be a good thing, hasn't it?

Maybe I'm over-thinking all this! The CD cupboard in the room is full of 'Now That's What I Call Music' CDs, I might just stick one of them on!

Joelinho Posted on 24/08/2011 21:18
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Goal music is a work in progress - the majority on here don't want it, I know loads of people that love it. I don't know the answer. I was asked to do it by people above me, so I do it. I did refuse to play 'Chelsea Dagger' though....

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2011 21:24
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Ah, so it IS the clubs choice. Right.

I agree with your previous post though. I think generally you're doing a great job, and I'm very much a fan of promoting local bands.

Just can't stand the natural celebration of a goal being drowned out by music, but if it's not your doing, fair enough.

aweeboro Posted on 24/08/2011 21:32
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Good announcing and good music but ridiculous high volume in the east stand. I take my father who wears hearing aids and he was seriously disorientated by it. The rest of us couldnt even shout to each other. Its powerful equipment and you need to take care.By the way if you are testing the system its always quieter on the pitch and louder in the stands.

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 24/08/2011 21:35
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I'm in the SE corner and must admit, you have to shout to the person next to you to be heard when there's music or announcements on.

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 24/08/2011 23:09
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Ah, so when I asked a couple of weeks back if the playing of 'goal music' was a decision made by the club and you(or Mike) replied 'no', you really meant 'yes'?


It's infuriating. The best part of a football match ruined for no reason whatsoever. I've never met anyone who likes it, I don't see the purpose of it, I've never met anyone who understands the purpose of it or anyone who considers it to 'enhance' their team scoring a goal. Quite the opposite, in fact. The number of other clubs that have put a stop to it after being asked by fans is growing, so we have to hope it can be brought to an end at the Riverside too. It's absolutely pathetic.

Though, I say again; The music selection is much better, and it's great to hear local bands being played.

Just this bloody 'goal music' to contend with. We're not at a basketball game, or a concert, or a game of Twenty20 cricket so please put an end to it. We're there to watch the game, to experience the game for ourselves. We don't need to be told how to celebrate a goal, nor do we need any encouragement to do so. Please just leave it alone.

Tom_Fun Posted on 24/08/2011 23:26
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Bravo Viv!

Please, even just once, pretend that you "forgot" to play the music after a goal, and just see what the response is like.

bill_door Posted on 24/08/2011 23:34
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Well said Viv.

Best part of an away match is the lack of music when we score, makes a big difference and is a million times better.[^]

BoroPhil Posted on 24/08/2011 23:39
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I hate goal music with a passion but to be fair to the club didn't they do a vote on the website a couple of years ago, goal music v no goal music, and goal music won?

I can't fathom any why they would actually want it for any other reason?

bill_door Posted on 24/08/2011 23:48
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They did, I think it was about 55-45 in favour - but of the people I know who go to matches, I can't imagine any of them actually voting in an online poll, or even being aware of it.

Maybe the slight majority do want goal music and fmttm is just a hotbed of miseries? Doubt it.

Humpty Posted on 24/08/2011 23:53
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here here Viv

gravyboat Posted on 24/08/2011 23:56
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Go on Viv lad.

Scrote Posted on 25/08/2011 00:15
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have to say i agree with the 'no goal music' and i'm another that doesn't know anyone in favour of it

love the local band idea tho' - as long as you keep it going long enough for me to get my debut album out [:D]

adam28 Posted on 25/08/2011 00:33
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Loved the Oasis Come on feel the noise before the game, very uplifting, total tune!
Enjoyed most of the music choices, including the little kasabian bit before kick off![^]

offside-again Posted on 25/08/2011 03:51
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Just do what you think is right and ignore everyone else, back your own ability. [^]

Cleveleyssmoggie Posted on 25/08/2011 08:31
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Just like Mark Page[:D]

skiprat Posted on 25/08/2011 09:08
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I realise that I'm adding to it, but I don't believe there would be any other club in the country that would have a 100+ debate on the music at the ground and the volume levels in the stand.

Seriously lads?


HeineOtto Posted on 25/08/2011 09:20
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As it's Coventry on Saturday, a bit of nod in the form of the Specials would be good. Too Much Too Young.

Joelinho Posted on 25/08/2011 11:23
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I think what Mike said was that it was a work in progress and we'd see what happens. I seem to remember this poll being mentioned to me the first time I went in the practice, so I think that's what everyone is going with.

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 25/08/2011 11:43
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Mike said the club hadn't said anything about 'goal music', that the club weren't involved in the decision to persevere with it, which is why most on here were appealing to both yourself and Mike so vehemently about putting a stop to it. Now we know the club are behind that decision it's a different kettle of fish, I suppose, and probably becomes a lot more difficult to tackle.

I wouldn't put too much emphasis on this 'poll' they apparently carried out, either. The club have a history of manipulating the results of such things.

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 25/08/2011 11:52
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viv: "Do the club request(force) you to play 'goal music', mike?"

mike: "No forcing on goal music..."

Joelinho: "I was asked to do it by people above me, so I do it."

So, which one are we supposed to believe?

Link: 'FAO the new tannoy chap'

Joelinho Posted on 25/08/2011 13:23
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As far as I know, I was asked to keep it going, but it was always a case of suck it and see. I don't think it was forced upon us, but was made clear to us about this poll at the same time. I think it's unfair to say the club manipulated any poll, could've easily just been a team of kids messing about.

Anyway, I came on here to try to put our points across, talk to everyone, see what they thought, now I'm getting this Rumpole of the Bailey treatment. All I'm saying is what I thought what was going on. I apologise that it doesn't cross correlate with what Mike says.

junouk Posted on 25/08/2011 15:14
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Good luck to you and Mike. Peopel will never agree to everything.

AS for local stuff I think its great, I watch loads of local bands and it would be good to give them exposure so long as it is up beat.

I am not a fan of after every goal music but every now and then is fine. But you will never get it right as to when we want it.

Any music before a game needs to be upbeat and get eveyone ready for the start. It sounds like you know what your doing [:D][^] and I am sure with what we have seen and heard so far, it will get better and better as each game goes by.

Keep it up we are all heading in the right direction.

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 25/08/2011 16:22
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I'm not having a go at you or Mike, Joelinho. I was just wondering why there were conflicting answers to a pretty straight-forward question.

I will stick by my statement with regards to the club and them manipulating poll-results to suit their own agenda(whatever that may be), given that I've never met anyone who voted/would vote in favour of, or enjoys, 'goal music' and it's repeated use.

Like I say, not having a go at you in any way at all, just taking the opportunity to put my point(s) across.

You've got your selection of music pretty much bang on so far and the introduction of playing some stuff by local bands is a great idea, so all-in-all you're(both you and Mike) a massive, massive improvement on the idiot you replaced.

Joelinho Posted on 25/08/2011 19:11
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Thank you! Much appreciated.

BoroPhil Posted on 25/08/2011 23:21
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"I will stick by my statement with regards to the club and them manipulating poll-results to suit their own agenda(whatever that may be), "

Seriously, what on earth could it be? Why would the club demand goal music unless they thought it was what the fans wanted?

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 25/08/2011 23:24
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I'm not actually sure what it could be, Phil. I'm still very bitter about the 'poll' they did a few years back with regards to banning smoking at the Riverside. After that particular debacle, I tend to take any official 'poll' result the club releases with a big pinch of salt.

janplanner Posted on 25/08/2011 23:53
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a definite improvement over mmp.

but another vote for no goal music. i can't comprehend any purpose for it at all, it only stops us from celebrating the goal properly.

marsked_magician Posted on 26/08/2011 01:12
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"How many times do people have to ask for no 'goal music' before anybody listens?"

Here here.



gizasqueezemister Posted on 26/08/2011 07:50
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Another thumbs up for the new lads [^] but agree with what seems to be the majority. Drop the goal music - unless some local band decides to record a version of EIO.... Any band spring to mind there like [8D]