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Viking Clap - Mark II - Viking Row

Post by The Great Bambino » June 17, 2019, 12:46 pm

Decided to send this into Raiders HQ this morning for thought:
Good Morning,

For the attention of match day/supporter liaison staff

I’ve been floating this idea with a few mates as part of another way of allowing fans to participate in the game and also spur the boys on and as far as I know, it's not done anywhere else in the world so we'd be the originators solely.

Throughout NRL/ARL history fans have always gone with generic chants when their team is putting a real push on the try line in the opposition half.

My proposal would be that instead of undertaking this generic chant that we actually start a "Viking Row" which would entail all us supporters facing the way of the try line were trying to score at and motioning a 2 handed row towards the try line at a pace, with every time we stroke we make the same guttural sound we do during the Viking Clap. Whether it speeds up in tempo or not is neither here nor there. Maybe a drummer, fan or provided by the Raiders could dictate.

From most indications I've had it's been positive, just wondering what the Raiders might think of it.

Just imagine it on TV and at the game, everyone rowing the boys over the try line...

To get it initiated during the game we could either use the ground announcer, Victor or it could become an organic reaction.

I really feel that this will cement us as a leader of supporter interaction/experience within the NRL.

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What do you guys think about trying this?

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Post by simo » June 17, 2019, 12:57 pm

As long as its ge yelling “stroke, stroke”
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Post by edwahu » June 17, 2019, 1:03 pm

People struggle to clap at the same time, good luck with this.

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Post by gergreg » June 17, 2019, 1:08 pm

simo wrote:As long as its ge yelling “stroke, stroke”
While everyone launches into the Viking row, GE is left clutching his chest and pointing at the Defibrillator.

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Post by BadnMean » June 17, 2019, 1:24 pm

It's a good idea. I agree it would be fun for the crowd- be a really unique and effective way to spur the team on (the sound and energy would be awesome)- and look cool on TV (a bit like a Mexican wave effect). It would work just as well in defense too to give the team a lift- the crowd urging them off the line to hit the other team.

May be hard get off the ground- it would likely be a dogs breakfast the first few games it was attempted. At least the Viking clap is before the game so they could teach it and get everyone organized and synchronized with the horn...

I have no idea how many Raiders fans/members actually read the GH though, or the FB page (I avoid the latter, there's probably a few who do the opposite and most wouldn't bother with either I'd guess but might still come to a game). So how to get word out? A demonstration?

If we save the Clap for pre game and spontaneous after great wins but fans get used to the idea of listening for the sound of the drum/horn and that mid match it signals the row, pre game it signals the clap it could work.

That way the club/announcer can gee it up with the horn similar to how they try to gee up the traditional chant and the crowd drummer (or PA) can drum the rhythm...

Interesting.

We'll have to be prepared to be mercilessly mocked by the rest of the NRL- I can imagine the gestures used to mock it :lol: But stuff the rest of them, what a breath of fresh air for a club to be prepared to do something original and different.

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Post by greeneyed » June 17, 2019, 1:58 pm

BadnMean wrote:
June 17, 2019, 1:24 pm
I have no idea how many Raiders fans/members actually read the GH though, or the FB page
Now in our 15th season, we have over 3,400 members of TheGH.com.au and the site averages around 25,000 unique users and 1,000,000 page views per month.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33374

The Facebook pages reached 25,000 people in the past week and the group has 4,000 active members.
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Post by Matt » June 17, 2019, 2:54 pm

I like the idea. Not sure how you pull it off through.

Ive always wanted to try the NBA/ NFL 'defense' chant. Somehow incorporating the Shield wall. No clue how though.

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Post by greeneyed » June 17, 2019, 3:08 pm

Matt wrote:
June 17, 2019, 2:54 pm
I like the idea. Not sure how you pull it off through.

Ive always wanted to try the NBA/ NFL 'defense' chant. Somehow incorporating the Shield wall. No clue how though.
Everyone brings Viking Shields to the game and put them up shouting DE-FENCE! Might make it hard to watch the game though.
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Post by simo » June 17, 2019, 3:22 pm

gergreg wrote:
June 17, 2019, 1:08 pm
simo wrote:As long as its ge yelling “stroke, stroke”
While everyone launches into the Viking row, GE is left clutching his chest and pointing at the Defibrillator.

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Its how he would wanna go.
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » June 17, 2019, 4:29 pm

I like it, if done well it would be similar to the Poznan



Some NRL clubs do something sort of like this. Around the 75th minute, if their teams getting a hammering, they turn their back and walk out. Chants are generally NSFGH
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Post by Matt » June 17, 2019, 4:43 pm

greeneyed wrote:
June 17, 2019, 3:08 pm
Matt wrote:
June 17, 2019, 2:54 pm
I like the idea. Not sure how you pull it off through.

Ive always wanted to try the NBA/ NFL 'defense' chant. Somehow incorporating the Shield wall. No clue how though.
Everyone brings Viking Shields to the game and put them up shouting DE-FENCE! Might make it hard to watch the game though.
:roflmao

Was more thinking more like a clapper/ drum/ symbol type thing to make noise. All stand and bang it in unison a bit like the Viking clap with the 'Oooo' sound

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Post by -PJ- » June 17, 2019, 5:42 pm

Hey all..

Just on the Viking Clap.

I believe it started in late 2016 ??? Can anybody tell me exactly(what rnd in 16) it started and who we played that day...

And also, is there any teams that haven't experienced the VClap as a visiting side ?
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Post by -TW- » June 17, 2019, 6:06 pm

Round 24 vs the Eels I think

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Post by EJ » June 17, 2019, 6:07 pm

edwahu wrote:People struggle to clap at the same time, good luck with this.
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Very true. It's amazing.

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Post by greeneyed » June 17, 2019, 6:32 pm

-TW- wrote:
June 17, 2019, 6:06 pm
Round 24 vs the Eels I think

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Post by yeh raiders » June 17, 2019, 6:39 pm

greeneyed wrote:
June 17, 2019, 1:58 pm
BadnMean wrote:
June 17, 2019, 1:24 pm
I have no idea how many Raiders fans/members actually read the GH though, or the FB page
Now in our 15th season, we have over 3,400 members of TheGH.com.au and the site averages around 25,000 unique users and 1,000,000 page views per month.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33374

The Facebook pages reached 25,000 people in the past week and the group has 4,000 active members.
1 million page views per month is very impressive. I wonder how that compares to other team supporter forums.

Good stuff GE!

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Post by -PJ- » June 17, 2019, 7:02 pm

-TW- wrote:
June 17, 2019, 6:06 pm
Round 24 vs the Eels I think

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Thanks Tim..

So here's some Viking Clap stats- visiting teams since R24 2016...

Eels - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Sharks - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Panthers - 2016, 2017, 2018
Cowboys - 2017, 2018, 2019
Knights - 2017, 2018, 2019
Tigers - 2017, 2018
Warriors - 2017, 2018
Sea Eagles - 2017, 2018
Roosters - 2017, 2018
Broncos - 2017, 2019
Storm - 2017, 2019
Rabbitohs - 2018, 2019
Dragons - 2017
Titans - 2018
Bulldogs - 2018

As of last Thursday night v Sharks..

* Only 3 games in 2016 had a Viking Clap..r24 v Eels. The other two were finals. A loss v Sharks and a win v Panthers.

Also shows the inconsistency with the draw..
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Post by The Rickman » June 17, 2019, 7:05 pm

For that to be a fair and balanced criticism of the draw you have to remove the 2016 and 2019 games, Peej
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Post by -PJ- » June 17, 2019, 7:09 pm

Well Rickhead..

We have only 4 more games on GIO this year.

Tigers, Roosters, SeaEagles and Warriors.

How about now ??
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Post by The Rickman » June 17, 2019, 7:10 pm

-PJ- wrote:Well Rickhead..

We have only 4 more games on GIO this year.

Tigers, Roosters, SeaEagles and Warriors.

How about now ??
Ok, take out the 2016s and add those remaining 2019s and see how unbalanced the draw now looks

Because it’ll look a LOT better
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Post by greeneyed » June 17, 2019, 7:20 pm

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The club would do well to have half a dozen big ones of these made up... hand them out each week to members in the inner bowl... one week membership privilege, and make it clear that they're to be returned for the winners next week...

Can't be expensive... and would look great on TV.
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Post by -PJ- » June 17, 2019, 7:20 pm

The Rickman wrote:
June 17, 2019, 7:10 pm
-PJ- wrote:Well Rickhead..

We have only 4 more games on GIO this year.

Tigers, Roosters, SeaEagles and Warriors.

How about now ??
Ok, take out the 2016s and add those remaining 2019s and see how unbalanced the draw now looks

Because it’ll look a LOT better
Don't spoil it for me Rickhead, I was doing some good work..
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Post by raiderskater » June 17, 2019, 7:49 pm

-PJ- wrote:
June 17, 2019, 5:42 pm
Hey all..

Just on the Viking Clap.

I believe it started in late 2016 ??? Can anybody tell me exactly(what rnd in 16) it started and who we played that day...

And also, is there any teams that haven't experienced the VClap as a visiting side ?
Round 24 vs Parramatta. We had 18,000 there that day, and we won by a big margin. Brenko Lee scored four tries and all of them were off Croker flick passes and Parramatta just could not stop him.
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Post by -PJ- » June 17, 2019, 7:55 pm

raiderskater wrote:
June 17, 2019, 7:49 pm
-PJ- wrote:
June 17, 2019, 5:42 pm
Hey all..

Just on the Viking Clap.

I believe it started in late 2016 ??? Can anybody tell me exactly(what rnd in 16) it started and who we played that day...

And also, is there any teams that haven't experienced the VClap as a visiting side ?
Round 24 vs Parramatta. We had 18,000 there that day, and we won by a big margin. Brenko Lee scored four tries and all of them were off Croker flick passes and Parramatta just could not stop him.
Don't go pumpin up Crokers tyres mate..were executing him in the other thread..
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Post by gangrenous » June 17, 2019, 9:26 pm

-PJ- wrote:Well Rickhead..

We have only 4 more games on GIO this year.

Tigers, Roosters, SeaEagles and Warriors.

How about now ??
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Post by gangrenous » June 17, 2019, 9:27 pm

raiderskater wrote: Round 24 vs Parramatta. We had 18,000 there that day, and we won by a big margin. Brenko Lee scored four tries and all of them were off Croker flick passes and Parramatta just could not stop him.
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Post by Lui_Bon » June 17, 2019, 11:55 pm

That D- Fence thing is lame. I still vote for a green terrible towel (The BIG SNOTRAG?).
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Post by greeneyed » June 17, 2019, 11:59 pm

Lui_Bon wrote:
June 17, 2019, 11:55 pm
That D- Fence thing is lame. I still vote for a green terrible towel (The BIG SNOTRAG?).
A towel... now that is truly awful.
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Post by Lui_Bon » June 18, 2019, 12:08 am

greeneyed wrote:
June 17, 2019, 11:59 pm
Lui_Bon wrote:
June 17, 2019, 11:55 pm
That D- Fence thing is lame. I still vote for a green terrible towel (The BIG SNOTRAG?).
A towel... now that is truly awful.
I know it sounds like crud, but have you seen the Pittsburgh Steelers?

It's a towel because anything bigger would flog your neighbour in the stands, and we only want to ... I'll stop.
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Post by greeneyed » June 18, 2019, 12:22 am

I’ve seen it. It’s bad there too.
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Post by Lui_Bon » June 18, 2019, 12:34 am

greeneyed wrote:
June 18, 2019, 12:22 am
I’ve seen it. It’s bad there too.
Ha! You're no fun! ;)
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Post by greeneyed » June 18, 2019, 12:38 am

Lui_Bon wrote:
June 18, 2019, 12:34 am
greeneyed wrote:
June 18, 2019, 12:22 am
I’ve seen it. It’s bad there too.
Ha! You're no fun! ;)
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Post by The Rickman » June 18, 2019, 7:42 am

Listen, Fergus might be no fun, but he’s OUR no fun
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Post by bonehead » June 18, 2019, 12:28 pm

he's got slaves to have his fun for him
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Post by The Rickman » June 18, 2019, 1:46 pm

Don’t be silly, boney. Fergus’ slaves aren’t allowed to have fun!
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