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Topic: Why can't the players sing the anthem?
Posted By: Trap junior
Subject: Why can't the players sing the anthem?
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 7:26pm
Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 7:41pm
It's the Eurovision you're lookign for TJ


Posted By: MayoMark
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 7:43pm
Have to admit it bugs me a little as well

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Posted By: sid waddell
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 7:46pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

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I don't know our anthem in Irish

What's the Irish for "this town is coming like a ghost town" anyway?





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Posted By: Given's zimmerframe
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 7:48pm
a good few of the players could sing it around euro2016


Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 7:50pm
There really was no excuse for not singing it on a Sunday, all the starting 11 were born in Ireland 

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Posted By: Fitz
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 8:06pm
A sad indictment of our attitude towards the Irish language; however, it’s the least of our worries tbf. 

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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 8:09pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

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Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 


Posted By: 50%lesssugar&salt
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 8:11pm
Should just switch to Ireland's call. Problem solved. 


Posted By: IrishCanadian
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 8:19pm
Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

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Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL


Posted By: MayoMark
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

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Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL
LOL

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Posted By: sid waddell
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 8:35pm
Knowledge of the Spanish anthem having no words was implied in Borussia's quip, chaps






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Posted By: Terzino
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 10:24pm
Sing the anthem?

If they really loved Ireland, they'd form an eleven piece orchestra and play Amhrán na bhFiann themselves.


Posted By: Mr. Snrub
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 10:49pm
This has pissed me off for years. Surely the manager can tell them to learn the anthem, all the oversees players learn both songs for the rugger ball.  The same goes for the Englishborn playing for Wales, all 11 sing it. Show a bit of pride in playing for Ireland 

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Posted By: avfc
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 10:52pm
Originally posted by Mr. Snrub Mr. Snrub wrote:

This has pissed me off for years. Surely the manager can tell them to learn the anthem, all the oversees players learn both songs for the rugger ball.  The same goes for the Englishborn playing for Wales, all 11 sing it. Show a bit of pride in playing for Ireland 

Rice and Grealish have learned their new anthem. 


Posted By: GaretFarellysNutSack
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 11:07pm
I never knew the words myself, beyond the first line or so in Irish. I would have thought most people wouldn't know the words. 
Do people think the footballers should learn the words so they can sing along? I never found it the most inspiring anthem myself, at least it's better than the stupid rugby one. 


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 11:10pm
You would think them all singing it loudly would foster some sort of team spirit and collective defiance.
During the anthem they look like they are about to fall asleep.  Even Kenny doesn't sing it.
Shoddy shoddy shoddy!!


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Posted By: sid waddell
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 11:15pm
If Kenny doesn't sing the anthem I'm changing my opinion on him

I'm now all in on backing him

Especially if it pisses off the dopes who think international football is the sporting equivalent of marching to the GPO on Easter Monday 1916

No to singing anthems, yes to singing Kenny's praises


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Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 11:17pm
Singing the anthem or not seems of very little importance. Show some pride on the pitch is enough.

They're footballers not Beyoncé 


Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 11:46pm
Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

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Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL

You’ve had a nightmare here Borussia LOL


Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 11:59pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

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Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL

You’ve had a nightmare here Borussia LOL

Technically the Spanish anthem has lyrics they just abandoned them after Franco 


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Posted By: DeclanDaly
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 12:28am
would it help if they hum it?

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Posted By: Territorial
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 12:34am
Hey, hey, hey, I thought WE were the ones who got wound up about anthems and issued Fatwas on any player who doesn't sing it.

Oh well, that must be something else you've stolen from us (you can keep Shane Duffus, mind).

Anyhow, why don't you get a Celeb to sing it for the Boys?

After her recent brush with racism, Roseanne Barr could probably do with the fee:







Posted By: rolo
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 12:58am
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

Bad formThumbs Down
Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL

You’ve had a nightmare here Borussia LOL

Amazing how many people haven't gotten the joke. 


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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 7:54am
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

Bad formThumbs Down
Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL

You’ve had a nightmare here Borussia LOL
It was fairly obvious that Borussia made a joke! 
Anthems are just unnecessary pomp and ceremony, who gives a f**k who sings it or doesn't. What if they don't believe in the words? I know lads who are republic supporting English lads, atheist to, if they got picked would they not care? McGinn, and a few others, did alright for the North without having a sing-song. 

Anyway, they are more likely to sing it before a game that is of some importance. Friendly matches and pointless quasi-competitive games in a now meaningless competition wouldn't inspire Pavarotti!


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Posted By: Dalymount79
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 7:58am
Some irony in the fact that Wales and Scotland seem to be very passionate about singing their anthems..


Posted By: Southstandman
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 8:14am
Change the anthem to get out ya black and tans !!!. Jack used to get em at it on the way to games in the team bus if the stories are true . By the time the whistle to start the game was blown the lads were just short of tearing the opposition to shreds they"ed be that wound up . Cant be any harm in giving that a lash ,,,,,,,,surely LOL . 

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Posted By: 50%lesssugar&salt
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 8:46am
[QUOTE=Southstandman]Change the anthem to get out ya black and tans !!!. Jack used to get em at it on the way to games in the team bus if the stories are true . By the time the whistle to start the game was blown the lads were just short of tearing the opposition to shreds they"ed be that wound up . Cant be any harm in giving that a lash ,,,,,,,,surely LOL . [/QUOTE

Do we need James McClean any more wound up?


Posted By: Artie Ziff
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 8:47am
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

You would think them all singing it loudly would foster some sort of team spirit and collective defiance.
During the anthem they look like they are about to fall asleep.  Even Kenny doesn't sing it.
Shoddy shoddy shoddy!!

How many more World Cups and Euro's would we have qualified for by singing the anthem LOL


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Posted By: Artie Ziff
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 8:52am
Originally posted by Dalymount79 Dalymount79 wrote:

Some irony in the fact that Wales and Scotland seem to be very passionate about singing their anthems..

Aha we have now stumbled upon football's biggest conundrum, how not to be sh*t anymore. The mighty Scotsmen of highlandry qualify for a 50% chance of qualification tournament, it can only be the singing of the anthem. Lets not look beyond the past 20 years of failure though. 


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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 9:18am
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

Bad formThumbs Down
Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL

You’ve had a nightmare here Borussia LOL

Can't beat a bit of fishing of a Monday night - Didn't expect to catch more than one in fairness so three is a record catch!


Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 9:20am
Originally posted by Mr. Snrub Mr. Snrub wrote:

This has pissed me off for years. Surely the manager can tell them to learn the anthem, all the oversees players learn both songs for the rugger ball.  The same goes for the Englishborn playing for Wales, all 11 sing it. Show a bit of pride in playing for Ireland 

Too right - Our forefathers did not fight for our freedom so that players could stand there and decide of their own free will whether they will sing or not. Disgraceful!!


Posted By: Fatnacho
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 10:09am
I think it’s a disgrace that our players don’t bless themselves anymore when they walk on the pitch. Maybe that’s why we can’t score goals. The South Americans always bless themselves and always cry singing their national anthems. Maybe it gives them a competitive advantage along with their superior technique.


Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 10:46am
I dont think our anthem is the best from a musical perspective.  If I was to compare it to ther other 6 nations in rugby, then id say it is 5th in the list ahead of only god save the queen. I like the Welsh the best. 
That said, i do think it would help if the players sang it with a bit more passion in terms of getting up for the fight, or showing the opposition your passion. 

Think to the Ireland vs England Rugby match in Croke Park and the passion players and the fans had that day, I dont think there was any way we we going to be beaten 



Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 11:22am
Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Pisses me off looking at the players standing there like statues tight lipped during the anthem.
You might expect it off the English born lads in the squad but the likes of McClean, Randolph, Duffy, Young Doherty et al.

Sing the English lyrics of it if you cant speak Irish.

You look at the welsh lads and they belt out their anthem in Welsh.

Bad formThumbs Down
Eh, what has singing go to do with anything? 
You never see Spanish lads singing when their anthem is played and they've done alright down the years. 
Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL

You’ve had a nightmare here Borussia LOL

Can't beat a bit of fishing of a Monday night - Didn't expect to catch more than one in fairness so three is a record catch!

Ha, good work.


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 12:09pm
Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

I dont think our anthem is the best from a musical perspective.  If I was to compare it to ther other 6 nations in rugby, then id say it is 5th in the list ahead of only god save the queen. I like the Welsh the best. 
That said, i do think it would help if the players sang it with a bit more passion in terms of getting up for the fight, or showing the opposition your passion. 

Think to the Ireland vs England Rugby match in Croke Park and the passion players and the fans had that day, I dont think there was any way we we going to be beaten 


It should be sang at a quicker tempo than it's played by the band.


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Posted By: xRedmanLFCx
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:01am
Originally posted by Artie Ziff Artie Ziff wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

You would think them all singing it loudly would foster some sort of team spirit and collective defiance.
During the anthem they look like they are about to fall asleep.  Even Kenny doesn't sing it.
Shoddy shoddy shoddy!!

How many more World Cups and Euro's would we have qualified for by singing the anthem LOL

It's nothing to do with the success we'd have on the pitch and qualifying for tournaments. It's about signing the national song and having respect for your country. 

It disappoints me that most of the players don't sing it. 

CJ Stander came from South Africa and on his first appearance for the Ireland rugby team he had the song learnt off and belted out the words. It can be done. 


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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2020 at 12:26pm
They are playing for a football team that represents a country, not for a country. There is a subtle difference.
Respect, or not, for a country is an entirely personal thing as what that country means to any of its citizens is different for every single one. The things that we think it should mean are nothing more than myths that we have been sold. Some based on real events that are overplayed or cheaply sold. 
Maybe, for some lad born in the 21st century, singing a song about being soldiers is nonsensical, for others it isn't, but just because you see it as important to what Ireland is for you, and playing for an Irish football, doesn't mean it has to mean something to every player who does or that singing a song makes them try harder or play better. It's nonsense.


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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 10:35am
I sing the anthem before all of our games when I am there. If I knew there was a camera stuck in my face, I probably wouldn't. 


Posted By: avfc
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 12:25pm
The 1990 team didn't sing it too well. 
Would rather a team of ballers than a team of singers. 


Posted By: Donegalman
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 2:00pm
Find people standing up for the anthem in pubs is as weird as the rugby crowd telling people to be quiet before a kick. Ya wouldn't do it in the sitting room of your house to why in a pub.


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 2:03pm
Originally posted by avfc avfc wrote:

The 1990 team didn't sing it too well. 
Would rather a team of ballers than a team of singers. 


That's coz we was the England B team Jeff


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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 2:28pm
trap junior sang give it a lash Jack brilliant on the walkinstown roundabout.

He even tried a duet with Maxi and Ronan Collins for
The team that Jack built. 


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Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

trap junior sang give it a lash Jack brilliant on the walkinstown roundabout.

He even tried a duet with Maxi and Ronan Collins for
The team that Jack built. 


Yeah I like Jack

What is your favourite football song?  You'll Never Wank Alone by Gerry and the Peytons?


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Posted By: TBWRA
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by avfc avfc wrote:

The 1990 team didn't sing it too well. 
Would rather a team of ballers than a team of singers. 

I dont think a team of basketball players would be any use to us .


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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

trap junior sang give it a lash Jack brilliant on the walkinstown roundabout.

He even tried a duet with Maxi and Ronan Collins for
The team that Jack built. 


Yeah I like Jack

What is your favourite football song?  You'll Never Wank Alone by Gerry and the Peytons?


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Posted By: Yoco Santos
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 8:28pm
Originally posted by Donegalman Donegalman wrote:

Find people standing up for the anthem in pubs is as weird as the rugby crowd telling people to be quiet before a kick. Ya wouldn't do it in the sitting room of your house to why in a pub.

Last song of the night. Please be upstanding... Angry f**k off



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