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Horn blowers

Post by Billy Walker » August 25, 2019, 8:31 pm

Perhaps this doesn’t deserve its own thread, BUT why did former jockey and reported Manly fan Malcolm Johnson get to blow the Viking Horn today???

It didn’t cost us the game but surely we have some criteria and can dig out some ex-players or at the least supporters of our club?

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Post by greeneyed » August 25, 2019, 8:36 pm

They said he was a member of the Raiders now. I was left wondering if the club provided him one, to be honest, given he's a Manly fan. Famous people... sure, have them blow the horn... but they have to be actual fans of the club.
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Post by Billy Walker » August 25, 2019, 8:42 pm

Yeah that would be my take. Rather see some kid who is passionate about the raiders be given a go than a famous person who isn’t. Nothing against Miracle Mal but it was an odd call

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Re: Horn blowers

Post by Begbie » August 25, 2019, 8:48 pm

It would be good to get Horatio in - see if he lives up to his name!

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Re: Horn blowers

Post by Wiki Special » August 25, 2019, 8:48 pm

Apparently he lost a bet with someone on the Raiders Board or something. That is what they said on Channel 9.

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Post by Billy Walker » August 25, 2019, 8:55 pm

Wiki Special wrote:
August 25, 2019, 8:48 pm
Apparently he lost a bet with someone on the Raiders Board or something. That is what they said on Channel 9.
If that’s true it tarnished any honour others might have in being invited to blow the horn

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Post by I'm Bate Man » August 25, 2019, 9:02 pm

greeneyed wrote:They said he was a member of the Raiders now. I was left wondering if the club provided him one, to be honest, given he's a Manly fan. Famous people... sure, have them blow the horn... but they have to be actual fans of the club.
If they can’t get an ex-player or someone associated with the club I’d rather see a long term member blow the horn then a bloody Manly(or any opposition fan for that) blow it.
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Post by afgtnk » August 25, 2019, 9:04 pm

Blow the horn AKA put your mouth somewhere near it and pretend

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Post by greeneyed » August 25, 2019, 10:22 pm

Wiki Special wrote:
August 25, 2019, 8:48 pm
Apparently he lost a bet with someone on the Raiders Board or something. That is what they said on Channel 9.
If that's true, it is a terrible call from the club. That is an honour. It shouldn't be the play thing of a bet.
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Post by greeneyed » August 25, 2019, 10:23 pm

I'm Bate Man wrote:
August 25, 2019, 9:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:They said he was a member of the Raiders now. I was left wondering if the club provided him one, to be honest, given he's a Manly fan. Famous people... sure, have them blow the horn... but they have to be actual fans of the club.
If they can’t get an ex-player or someone associated with the club I’d rather see a long term member blow the horn then a bloody Manly(or any opposition fan for that) blow it.
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Re: Horn blowers

Post by LastRaider » August 25, 2019, 10:26 pm

Yep bad call there by the club, especially when the home crowd was 20k+

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Post by Wiki Special » August 25, 2019, 10:27 pm

greeneyed wrote:
August 25, 2019, 10:22 pm
Wiki Special wrote:
August 25, 2019, 8:48 pm
Apparently he lost a bet with someone on the Raiders Board or something. That is what they said on Channel 9.
If that's true, it is a terrible call from the club. That is an honour. It shouldn't be the play thing of a bet.
Agreed. I can't remember the last name of the person associated with the Raiders the bet was with but they are involved in the horse racing industry in some way too they said

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Post by Northern Raider » August 25, 2019, 10:34 pm

This is being blown out of proportion
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Post by Ilanraiders » August 26, 2019, 12:05 am

Dumb club, dumb team, dumb leadership
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Re: Horn blowers

Post by Begbie » August 26, 2019, 12:19 am

I'm honestly not sure if people are being serious in this thread. It's a horn.

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Re: Horn blowers

Post by -TW- » August 26, 2019, 12:20 am

Who gives a ****, it's a person "blowing" a fake horn

People whinge about anything

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Post by greeneyed » August 26, 2019, 1:13 am

It's our Viking Horn and it is sacred.
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Re: Horn blowers

Post by -TW- » August 26, 2019, 1:23 am

It's tacky crap that we stole off someone else

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Post by greeneyed » August 26, 2019, 1:27 am

I don’t agree. The Raiders have for the most part built a great tradition, based on who they’ve invited to start the Viking Clap. I can only remember one mis-step before today, inviting a politician to do it.

You want to build a tradition further... you don’t cheapen it with stunts like today.


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Re: Horn blowers

Post by Billy Walker » August 26, 2019, 1:47 am

Northern Raider wrote:
August 25, 2019, 10:34 pm
This is being blown out of proportion
Very good NR :roflmao

The Club had an opportunity to create a good tradition here but they blew it.

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Post by Billy Walker » August 26, 2019, 1:50 am

greeneyed wrote:
August 26, 2019, 1:27 am
I don’t agree. The Raiders have for the most part built a great tradition, based on who they’ve invited to start the Viking Clap. I can only remember one mis-step before today, inviting a politician to do it.

You want to build a tradition further... you don’t cheapen it with stunts like today.


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I’d be keen to know which board member. I know Alan Hawke loves his horses. Yeah it’s a little thing but it’s a dumb little thing. If you want fans and players to buy into a culture you value the culture and don’t do dumb things like that.

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Re: Horn blowers

Post by Supershamrock » August 27, 2019, 5:17 pm

Billy Walker wrote:
August 26, 2019, 1:47 am
Northern Raider wrote:
August 25, 2019, 10:34 pm
This is being blown out of proportion
Very good NR :roflmao

The Club had an opportunity to create a good tradition here but they blew it.
Out of proportion in an actual way (i.e. a tiny human blowing a very large horn), or a more metaphorical way? :hmmm

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