Updated Club Song

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flamingEMBERS

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 8, 2011
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I like the first bit with the percussion and the didgeridoo, it gets me kind of excited but the rest sucks.

It's stuck in no-mans land neither a show-tune like the rest of the songs nor a slow, singalong like a European football team.
When I first heard the first 5 seconds with the didgeridoo and the sticks I got so excited we had a new take on a footy song. A bit like Yothu Yindu doing a new footy song aka GWS. I could get behind a new song like this.

I’m bitterly disappointed every time I hear the song.
 

Rowan18

Premiership Player
Feb 20, 2018
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Well I think we can all agree that Birds of Tokyo suck. How about this instead?

That has the same problem as the new version. Both are alright songs to listen to but are no good to chant after a big win. Could you imagine a crowd trying to sing this?
 

ChampRevesby

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May 8, 2012
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So we have changed the song twice now (correct me if im wrong)? Has any club changed theirs at all?
Given all the changes to the heritage parts of the club it seems as if it is confused as to its symbolic identity/legacy.
I do envy the clubs like Collingwood, Richmond et al who are very sure who they are.
 

whatis

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Jun 3, 2011
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This was the real cause of all our problems. Started with the chant. Less words, less singing, more winning is what we need back. If members could complain loudly enough on their end-of-season survey to get the old song returned I'd consider this year a success. Half serious.
 

DickDunn

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Sep 8, 2011
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This was the real cause of all our problems. Started with the chant. Less words, less singing, more winning is what we need back. If members could complain loudly enough on their end-of-season survey to get the old song returned I'd consider this year a success. Half serious.
Thank god our last flag was before we changed the song. Imagine the adrenaline, the tension of the last few minutes of that game - and then this abomination of a song. Change it before our next flag plz
 

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Agent93

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Sep 10, 2010
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What can we do about it?
The club is likely pretty chuffed they got a big Aussie band to record the team song, especially since Eskimo Joe have been sniffing around the Freo club song for the last decade.

So we need to provide overwhelming evidence that a big name artist doesn't necessarily make it a good club song. And that means getting numbers that actually care that the song is sh*t.

For all I know we could be in the internet echo chamber, and the 'real' majority of Eagles fans don't actually give a sh*t.
 

Ok Boomer

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Jul 27, 2015
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The song is just as bad as it was a year ago. It is completely deflating to listen to after a win.

I think that the song was hidden to a degree by COVID last year so I hope that we can get some of the casuals to kick up a stink about it in 2021. This song and the Ochre jumper deserve to live together in infamy.
 

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