The older I get the more i despise our national anthem

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  1. John Peachy

    John Peachy Well-Known Member

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    A nice bit of Eric Morecambe in your post there...
     
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  2. I'm Spartacus

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    Personally hate national anthems at sporting events.

    The mute button is my friend.
     
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    In what way does Scotland 's national anthem work for them? Self imploding plastic parliament, heavily subsidised by the English many hate and a football team that scrape through to the occasional finals to get battered and go home at the first opportunity
     
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    In what way does it work for them? The folk song fires them up before a game starts, regardless of whether they are good enough to win the game. Football, Cricket, Rugby ....... any sport. Be it Ireland, Scotland or Wales (and others).

    I don't give a flying f.ook about non sporting aspects or 'parliament' ......... that is not what the thread is about.

    As for the English sporting 'anthem' ......... GSTK is fine for ceremony and state occasions, but please, let's get something more inspiring for sporting events that gets a bit of fire in their bellies.
     
  5. I'm Spartacus

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    Reckon most players would gladly bin the anthems and get on with game.

    Used to love cameras panning on Paul Scholes' pi$$ed off mush while the dirge was playing....

























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    I'm the same - I mute all national anthems in the interests of fairness since I can't stand ours (as an anti-monarchy atheist it doesn't exactly speak to me).
     
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    Flower of Scotland pmsl.. one of the worst and sounds horrid when everyone in the stand is so out of tune.

    God Save The King any day over that and most others around the world. So funny how people get real triggered by our anthem, they obviously have no real issues in life. :D:D

    USA anthem is a good un as well.
     
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    Just that single word why exactly it shouldn't be our national anthem.
     
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    If that last game is how they play when they're fired up, I'd love to see them when they're not!
     
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    Well then Too Drunk to **** by The Dead Kennedys
     
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    Jerusalem too religious for my liking. Same with Land of Hope and Glory
     
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    A nice bit of John Denver.
     
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    Jerusalem is a Hymn isn't it? Rambling on about Jesus coming to England?
     
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    Jerusalem was written as a poem by William Blake, an anti establishment anarchist, it was then put to music around a 100 years later.
    The questions posed in his written work were all asked ironically, the answers to them all being "no".
    "and did those feet in ancient times walk upon England's pastures green?".....No, he was a carpenter in Palestine, allegedly. Etc....
    It's a poem of hope, despite the fact that we have no real reason to hope.
    Probably quite fitting for Southgates "team".
     
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    Maybe we should have this
     
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    All entitled to our opinion mate.

    Yours is wrong though :p
     
  17. MDG

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    Likewise
     
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    I'd go for Rule Britannia. ;-)
     
  19. Fon

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    I'd go for Rock N Roll by Oasis.

    "I live my life in the city, there's no easy way out.
    The day's moving just too fast for me"

    Quite.
     

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