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    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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It's the Eurovision you're lookign for TJ
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Have to admit it bugs me a little as well
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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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a good few of the players could sing it around euro2016
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There really was no excuse for not singing it on a Sunday, all the starting 11 were born in Ireland 
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A sad indictment of our attitude towards the Irish language; however, it’s the least of our worries tbf. 
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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. 
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Should just switch to Ireland's call. Problem solved. 
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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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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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Knowledge of the Spanish anthem having no words was implied in Borussia's quip, chaps




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Sing the anthem?

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

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