TwoFlagLadies

Jul 182013
 

The last regular season home game vs. FCKC is on Sunday, 8/4. We’ve got exciting things planned. Want to be a part of it? Here’s your chance to get stuck in!

We need painters all day on Saturday, July 27. If we’re still at it by the time Timbers vs. SJ airs, we’ll stream the match.

If you’re interested in participating, send an email to twoflagladies@gmail.com with your availability, and we’ll be in touch about location and start time and all that.

If you’re good at detail work and are available on any evenings before or after the 27th, please let us know that too.

 

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Apr 012013
 

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Portland Thorns FC and the 107 Independent Supporters’ Trust announced today they had agreed to a four-year deal for the non-profit to become the club’s kit sponsor – the first major sponsorship agreement in Portland Thorns’ history. The agreement, which starts in April 2013 and runs through to the end of the 2017 season, will see the Independent Supporters’ Trust name and logo appear on the Thorns’ jersey.

Officials at the 107 Independent Supporters’ Trust remarked,” This partnership makes a lot of sense for the 107ist. We support soccer in and around Portland, Oregon, from the grassroots to the highest professional level, so when we saw the Thorns play their pre-season match in ordinary t-shirts, we knew we had to do something.”

Per NWSL and club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Apr 012013
 

A live version of the song is here. This should be well within our capabilities to completely master as a group within the next few weeks. If she can do it, we can!

It is vitally important to the solidarity of the group that we all sing the “Aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aah” part in unison and on pitch! For those (particularly our male supporters) who might have trouble, the 107ist will be providing a number of strapping young assistants wearing steel-toed boots who will issue targeted kicks to our singers at the appropriate moments. Not only will we have a string section (exciting—thanks, West Gresham Elementary!), we’ll also be purchasing a case of small birds to accurately reproduce the original arrangement. In the spirit of Portland’s values of reuse and recycling, we will be making these available to fans at the post-match BBQ! Please RSVP here to specify Buffalo, jerk or Thai peanut sauce.

Let’s make our girls proud!

Lovin’ you is easy cause you score the goals
Watchin’ goals by you is all I wanna do 
Lovin’ you is more than just a dream come true 
And everything that I do is out of lovin’ you 
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la
Doot doot do doo, aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aah

No one else can make me wear
The colors of the Thorns
Stay with me while we grow old
And we will win each day, Alex Morgan
Cause lovin’ you has made my life so beautiful
And every day my life is filled with lovin’ you

Lovin’ you I see your goals come blastin’ through
And every time that you do
I’m more in love with you
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la
Doot doot do doo, aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aah

No one else can make me buy
The t-shirts from the store
Stay with me while we grow old
And we will live each day feelin’ thorny
Cause lovin’ you is easy cause you score the goals
And every day my life is filled with lovin’ you

Lovin’ you I see your goals come blastin’ through
And every time that you do
I’m more in love with you
La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la
Doot doot do doo, aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aah

Mar 252013
 

Q. I want to stand, chant, and wave flags during matches. Where in the stadium should I go?
A. General Admission at Thorns matches is Sections 101-110. The supporters group will stand in Section 107 and will spread out to Sections 106-108 as 107 fills up. You should expect your views in the supporters section to be obscured with waving flags, and your ears to be filled with chants which may get salty. We also stand all game long. If you’re in the supporters section, you’re expected to participate! It is up to us to make all that joyous noise to propel our team to victory. If someone urges you to sing, don’t get mad, get LOUD.

Q. What is everybody singing? I want to sing but I don’t know the words. 
A. Look around for someone giving out red and yellow cards. No, no, not the ref. Someone in the stands. Those cards have the lyrics to the current group of chants on them.

You may also see people who don’t seem to be watching the game. They are focused on singing. They face the crowd, not the game, and they mouth the words very carefully. These people are called capos* and are there to help you learn the words. They are also important in large crowds since they keep us all singing the same verse at the same time so songs don’t turn into rounds. Watch them closely and follow their lead.

Q. Oh! I see the capos! They’re on that cool stage in front of 107! Can I go on it? Can I let my kids climb into the smaller capo nests? Can me and my buddies go up and hang out in the flag cage?
A. No.

Q. I want to spend the whole game sitting down quietly and looking at my phone/video game. Where should I go?
A. I think you know the answer to that.

Q. The flags are awesome. Where did they come from?
A. The flags belong to the 107ist, a non-profit organization that you should join today.  Members of the supporters group decorated some of the flags—you can get involved doing this too!  If there’s a flag at your seat, you should wave it! Try to be considerate of the people around you and the flow of the game.

THE FLAGS ARE NOT GIFTS.

LEAVE THEM IN THE STADIUM AFTER THE MATCH.  

If you see someone stealing a flag, alert someone official. The flag budget is limited, and the ones we have need to last all season.
If you want to help out by rolling your flag back up after the game, gathering flags, or bringing them back up to the top of the stairs, you are warmly invited to do so and it will be very much appreciated.

Q. How do you come up with chants?
A. Different members of the supporters group suggest chants and we try them out. The best ones take off! To take part in our chant discussions, join the forums on this site and post your ideas!

Q. What if I come up with a great chant idea at the game?
A. Try it out! If there’s not another chant going on, just yell it out. Teach it to the people around you; chants have a better chance of catching on if a few people are singing them.

Q. I have a great idea for a two-stick banner. What should I do?
A. Make it! Here’s a very helpful forum post with instructions from our own JNyen. Here are some handy tips from the Timbers Army. There are a few conventions you’ll want to keep in mind when creating your own flags and banners.

Q. What was that spectacular thing that happened right after the National Anthem?
A. For some games, there are coordinated displays. They are called tifoSometimes a tifo display involves the participation of some or all of the supporters, so if you get to your seat and there are instructions there, please read them and be sure the people around you do the same and follow them carefully. The creation of larger tifo displays often requires a lot of people to help in the weeks and days before a match.

Q. I totally want to get involved with creating tifo! I want to play drums! I want to be a capo! I want to help in some other way!
A. Those aren’t questions, but your enthusiasm is admirable. Just join the forums on this site and participate in discussions in the Volunteer Opportunities forum. This is currently where we issue calls for help with tifo painting and setup. You can also ask around at games to find members of the game day crew.

*Note to the writer of the linked article: Of course there are female capos out there, silly boy.