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Anonymous
Last year

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Lachie Reids impact

I noticed that every team these days has their fans stand up and clap until the home team scores.
Is it correct to say that this originated in Perth during the challenge stadium days when lachie Reid famously created the atmosphere that is now known as the jungle.

How is Reid doing these days at the lynx games and are they now building a similar atmosphere?

And should Reid return to the nbl or has he effectively built it up and handed in the torch?

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Anon
Last year
19:52 2 Jan 16

Reply #572496

re: Lachie Reids impact

Hello Lachie Reid


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Luuuc
Last year
20:15 2 Jan 16

Reply #572500

re: Lachie Reids impact

Lachy does a nice job at Lynx games. Very similar to what he used to do at the Cats. He's great in that role and the Lynx have done well to get him.
The downside to the game night experience is that they seem to believe the atmosphere will improve in proportion to the volume of the music they play, which is far from the case. (that aspect is nothing to do with Lachy of course). When it's difficult to hear what the person beside you is saying, and at times impossible to hear the refs' whistles or the shot clock, that's a pretty fair indication that they should take it down a few notches. And it's not just the crowd that doesn't appreciate. Opposition clubs have filed formal complaints about it, and even some of our own players aren't fans.

Bit of a stretch to say that Lachy is the person who invented standing up and clapping until the home team scores though.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:30 2 Jan 16

Reply #572502

re: Lachie Reids impact

I guess it's difficult to say he'invented' it but I hadn't seen it anywhere else


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Luuuc
Last year
20:57 2 Jan 16

Reply #572503

re: Lachie Reids impact

I've always felt it was better to do the clapping thing for the opposition's score, not the home team's.
It's a bit demoralising still standing there clapping when Joker and the Thief has ended and the Cats still haven't scored.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:58 2 Jan 16

Reply #572504

re: Lachie Reids impact

It's from NCAA basketball


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Wonderer
Last year
21:49 2 Jan 16

Reply #572515

re: Lachie Reids impact

Lol, it's been around for more than 20 years, so wouldn't be claiming it! It's also stupid and piles pressure on the home team to score, tonight it took the Kings 3 tortuous minutes!

Makes much more sense of its till the other team scores..,.l bit that would mean that some one cared about defence.,.


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proud
Last year
03:53 3 Jan 16

Reply #572522

re: Lachie Reids impact

Lachy seems happy to stay at channel 10 Perth playing second fiddle to Tim Gossage and delivering very few basketball stories... Literally zero on any other team... We see more on Ben Simmons than we do on other NBL teams!


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Anonymous
Last year
09:50 3 Jan 16

Reply #572525

re: Lachie Reids impact

2nd fiddle and earning good money. Tough decision eh.


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paul
Last year
09:51 3 Jan 16

Reply #572527

re: Lachie Reids impact

I thought the Hawks were the first NBL team to do the stand up thing at the start of games?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:54 3 Jan 16

Reply #572532

re: Lachie Reids impact

Which incarnation of the Hawks? Back in the Snakepit days?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:58 3 Jan 16

Reply #572533

re: Lachie Reids impact

Does anyone remember that game back in Challenge Stadium against one of those Brisbane "all-star" teams. The Cats were down by around 20 at 3/4 time and lachie revved up the crowd for a huge run in the final term such that the crowd ended up standing, clapping and shouting for the whole quarter instead of just one basket as the underdog Wildcats marched back and took the lead at one stage. Alas, Brisbane got the lead back late and pulled the win out of the fire by 1pt, as Redhage missed a patented one handed runner on the buzzer.

Even though we lost, still one of my all-time favourite crowd atmosphere memories.

Perhaps this is what the above posters are referring to in saying it makes sense to use the standing thing as a tool to build pressure on the opposition and make a huge run, as opposed to potentially the reverse. Having said that, it could also be seen as demoralising if the opposition sits you on your ass within 20 seconds.


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KET
Last year
13:25 3 Jan 16

Reply #572537

re: Lachie Reids impact

haha in the running for award for random topic of the year already


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Anonymous
Last year
09:57 4 Jan 16

Reply #572567

re: Lachie Reids impact

Lachie your awesome we get it...


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Interested
Last year
12:29 4 Jan 16

Reply #572577

re: Lachie Reids impact

I can remember it 25 years ago when Perth played at Perth Entertainment Centre


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Anonymous
Last year
12:30 4 Jan 16

Reply #572579

re: Lachie Reids impact

Remember that game were that team went on a huge run and came back to win?! It was all on the court announcer!


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Dazz
Last year
19:17 4 Jan 16

Reply #572614

re: Lachie Reids impact

Actually Lachie was extremely good at getting the crowd fired up. There were some good times at Challenge, I think we all knew it was a small crowd and so shouted extra hard.
The dudes they currently have are entertaining enough, but Lachie always seemed to have the measure of the crowd, he knew when we were ready to go nuts.
It was nice to see him back in action for the Lynx.

But seriously, teams with monosyllable names need to come up with a new chant.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:56 4 Jan 16

Reply #572624

re: Lachie Reids impact

Lachie who?


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Anonymous
Last year
22:07 4 Jan 16

Reply #572626

re: Lachie Reids impact

the guie who used to be the emcee at challenge stadium. did a verie good job hieping up the crowd. now does the lienx games.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:24 12 Jan 16

Reply #573232

re: Lachie Reids impact

Luuuc, it can have the opposite effect too. When the Wildcats scored very early, Lachie would sometimes utilise the option to say to the crowd "Stay standing! Stay standing!" which would help the team build some momentum by scoring a few buckets backed by the clapping.

So it can go both ways.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:47 12 Jan 16

Reply #573233

re: Lachie Reids impact

Thanks lachie


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