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    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.

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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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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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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?


Edited by Trap junior - 23 Nov 2020 at 2:43pm
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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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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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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.
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The 1990 team didn't sing it too well. 
Would rather a team of ballers than a team of singers. 


Edited by avfc - 23 Nov 2020 at 12:25pm
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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. 
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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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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. 


Edited by xRedmanLFCx - 22 Nov 2020 at 12:02am
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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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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.

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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

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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 



Edited by t_rAndy - 17 Nov 2020 at 10:48am
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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.
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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!!
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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? 
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Almost like their anthem has no lyrics LOL

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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. 
It would damage this forums' reputation
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