It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

est1892
Old 03-12-06, 06:18 PM   #1
Shaggy
Dressed up as Batman?
 
Shaggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 128,331
Whinging Aussies

:whatever:

In general, the Barmy Army have been welcomed by Australians, and more crucially their rival supporters, so far this tour. Perhaps not with open arms, but certainly an outstretched right hand.

In some quarters, the press has not been so tolerant of the all-singing, all-drinking mass of red-and-white coloured testosterone that has landed on Australian shores.

Their involvement in the Ashes - and involvement is the pivotal word, certainly from the perspective of those Australians who object to the Barmy Army – was thrust into focus last week in Brisbane when trumpeter Bill Cooper and his instrument were ejected from the ground.

One such article bemoaning the supposedly intrusive influence of the Barmy Army appeared on Friday morning in South Australia’s only daily newspaper The Advertiser.

Far from stopping at the usual resting point of calling the Army a distraction to the main event, Christopher Bantick labelled the supporter group “harmful to cricket” in his article.

Bantick believes the Barmy Army’s overtly partisan antics, though well-meaning, are “English boorishness bordering on hooliganism” and could incite violence at cricket grounds.

“In Britain, it has exploited the singing culture of soccer,” he wrote.

“Initially, many soccer songs are whimsical and even funny, but they grate after a while. They are also used to bait opposing fans. First come the songs, then the crowd trouble.

“It does not take too much imagination to see that Australians who want to go to the cricket and watch the game without the inanities of the Barmy Army will, at some point, express their point of view.

“The fact is that the Barmy Army is comprised of lager louts with money. Their yobboism visited on any cricket venue is breathtakingly arrogant. They set the supporting agenda and bad luck if you don’t like it.”

Ouch. Any member of the Barmy Army who happened upon this article would have reacted with a mixture of surprise and anger.

The crucial point of difference, and a rare one culturally between these two like-minded countries, is in fan behaviour.

Terrace-style football supporting is endemic in football-mad Britain. The authority of football, and all the baggage (good and bad) that comes with it, infiltrates almost every other sport in Blighty.

One only has to look at the multitude of St George's Cross flags which make their way into cricket grounds bearing the names of football teams.

Australians support their teams fervently, but, apart from the odd chant here and there, singing doesn’t get a look in.

This is a commonplace activity inside British football grounds, where fans are segregated. Here in Adelaide, Australian fans situated nearby the Barmy Army have looked on with nothing stronger than bemusement when their counterparts have found voice.

Bantick views the Barmy Army as a bad guest, one who enters a house, disrespects the rules and thinks he owns the place. This is a bit unfair. Apart from their indignation at falling foul on long-standing rules in Brisbane, I have observed the Barmy Army as well-behaved and good fun.

They may be like no other guest Australia has entertained, but if the locals can get past the brashness and sarcasm - and if the Army can stay on the right side of that line - there is no reason the two can’t live in harmony.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tms/2006/...es_taste.shtml
__________________
I am a member of Supergrass now
Shaggy is online now   Reply With Quote
Advertisement.
Don't Like Adverts? (Register or Donate)
Liver Bird
Old 03-12-06, 07:57 PM   #2
animal magic
Dalglish
 
animal magic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,338
just jealous we have more passionate supporters than the aussies thats why they limited the amount of tickets
__________________
The future you have, tomorrow, won't be the same future you had, yesterday.
animal magic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-06, 10:57 PM   #3
Harv
Randy Marsh
 
Harv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 22,813
Shaggy son

I live in Adelaide.

Let me tell you to take everything the "Advertiser" says with a grain of salt.
Half the writers in it are absolute rubbish, its not even worth reading.

That feeling conveyed in the article is NOT the general consensus, everyone i know loves having the Barmy Army come over. They bring a sense of enthusiasm, and life to the cricket.
__________________
"When a man insults my country I insult him, by taking his woman" Tony Yeboah

"looking through your posts since 2007 and what you have consistently written about my football team I have come to the conclusion that if you had 1 more brain cell you would be a plant .. your father was a hamster and your mother smells of elder berries, I fart in your general direction ..." Nicey
Harv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-06, 11:11 PM   #4
Shaggy
Dressed up as Batman?
 
Shaggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 128,331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harveybirdman View Post
Shaggy son

I live in Adelaide.

Let me tell you to take everything the "Advertiser" says with a grain of salt.
Half the writers in it are absolute rubbish, its not even worth reading.

That feeling conveyed in the article is NOT the general consensus, everyone i know loves having the Barmy Army come over. They bring a sense of enthusiasm, and life to the cricket.


I know mate, I know.

Just a bit of banter but I realise this tosspot journo is in a minority. My Aussie mates all love the Barmy Army.
__________________
I am a member of Supergrass now
Shaggy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-06, 11:20 PM   #5
Harv
Randy Marsh
 
Harv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 22,813
they are great fun, we actually try sit with them when we go.

I had a great chat with a couple of Hammers fans last time they were out.

they were the 2 whitest guys i have ever seen, but by the end of the day they were bright red, as we had a 40degree stinker. We couldnt stop laughing. They didnt even think about wearing sunscreen.
__________________
"When a man insults my country I insult him, by taking his woman" Tony Yeboah

"looking through your posts since 2007 and what you have consistently written about my football team I have come to the conclusion that if you had 1 more brain cell you would be a plant .. your father was a hamster and your mother smells of elder berries, I fart in your general direction ..." Nicey
Harv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-06, 02:15 AM   #6
Fiddy
Fagan
 
Fiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,889
I think the ludicrous way they keep banning the trombone guy from the ground is a bit OTT too.

Hmm would it be different if we weren't currently in possession of the sacred urn, a fact that winds them all up to fuck?!
Fiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-06, 02:47 AM   #7
Harv
Randy Marsh
 
Harv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 22,813
i love the fact this thread is titled "whinging aussies".....yet it is you lot whinging about a bloody hornblower!!
__________________
"When a man insults my country I insult him, by taking his woman" Tony Yeboah

"looking through your posts since 2007 and what you have consistently written about my football team I have come to the conclusion that if you had 1 more brain cell you would be a plant .. your father was a hamster and your mother smells of elder berries, I fart in your general direction ..." Nicey
Harv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-06, 02:54 AM   #8
Fiddy
Fagan
 
Fiddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harveybirdman View Post
i love the fact this thread is titled "whinging aussies".....yet it is you lot whinging about a bloody hornblower!!
Fiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-06, 04:43 AM   #9
Beachy
Evans
 
Beachy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiddy View Post
I think the ludicrous way they keep banning the trombone guy from the ground is a bit OTT too.

Hmm would it be different if we weren't currently in possession of the sacred urn, a fact that winds them all up to fuck?!
Wouldn't have made a difference. Horns have been banned from gounds out here for years now.

Still think they should've let him bring it in though
Beachy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-06, 11:51 AM   #10
LFCman
Fagan
 
LFCman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,087
We have to put up with the same crap in A-league games. With banners and flags etc, the general Australian has no idea. Sitting in a seat eating sandwiches is there idea of supporting a team. The trumpet nonsense is a joke. I was listening to some tart who rang up a local station down here saying that singing shouldn't be allowed. Piss off.
LFCman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-06, 11:59 AM   #11
Shaggy
Dressed up as Batman?
 
Shaggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 128,331
__________________
I am a member of Supergrass now
Shaggy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-06, 12:43 PM   #12
Neil Young
Prosecco Socialist
 
Neil Young's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 62,564
"Barmy Army, Barmy Army" - how moronic.

It puts me off going to a cricket match to be honest.
__________________
.
Suppose you have a physicist and a sociologist standing at the side of a field, observing a set of events unfolding on the field. The physicist does [describes] it using the terminology of mass and velocity and frequency of radiation and the rest. And the sociologist does it by describing it as a rugby match.



May the Lord bless this post.
Neil Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-06, 01:16 PM   #13
ningnangnong
Resident Aussie
 
ningnangnong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by LFCman View Post
We have to put up with the same crap in A-league games. With banners and flags etc, the general Australian has no idea. Sitting in a seat eating sandwiches is there idea of supporting a team. The trumpet nonsense is a joke. I was listening to some tart who rang up a local station down here saying that singing shouldn't be allowed. Piss off.
Aye, is confetti banned over in Adelaide?

They banned confetti at the Jets games FFS, me and my mate had a whole feckin garbage bag and it got confiscated. It's confetti FFS, oops be careful, might give someone a papercut.
__________________
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
And the Monkeys all say Boo!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots Jibber Jabber Joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang!
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So it's Ning Nang Nong!
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning!
Trees go Ping!
Nong Ning Nang!
The mice go clang!
What a noisy place to belong,
Is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!
ningnangnong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  est1892 > General > General Sports

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Our Current Balance versus Target. Please help us: (Donate)

Kindly Hosted By DigitalWales
Any posts remain the responsibility of the poster. Neither est1892, its Owners nor any company affiliated will be held responsible from any disputes arising from these posts. The views raised are not necessarily those held by the website or its owners.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.