Scrapping the national anthem

fluffykontbiscuits

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I posted about this on facebook and I got grief but alas I'l throw it out here you lot.For the national anthem could we not just write something new and Im not talking about that rubbish Irelands Call or whatever that crap is. Get a neutral person to write us a tune that we can all listen to and that doesnt warble on about "Yonder saxon foe" or some other contrived anti British sentiment.
 


CookieMonster

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I think we have bigger fish to fry right now.
 

disgruntledcitizen

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I think we have bigger fish to fry right now.
you jest surely ? this has got to be the most pressing issue we have, the autumn internationals are starting shortly and then its the 6 nations, this crisis has to be resolved before then.....

heck even the soccerists probably agree
 

showbandmanager

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Yeah , the fact that it mentions Fianna Fail in its first line is reason enough to get rid of it
 

bobbysands81

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I posted about this on facebook and I got grief but alas I'l throw it out here you lot.For the national anthem could we not just write something new and Im not talking about that rubbish Irelands Call or whatever that crap is. Get a neutral person to write us a tune that we can all listen to and that doesnt warble on about "Yonder saxon foe" or some other contrived anti British sentiment.
You mean a good catchy X-Factor type song?
 

What the Fug

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you jest surely ? this has got to be the most pressing issue we have, the autumn internationals are starting shortly and then its the 6 nations, this crisis has to be resolved before then.....

heck even the soccerists probably agree
Could we not ban all anthems, just have the lads run on to the pitch, toss a coin to decide which end, and then get on with the game.

I know Mary may not get her free seat anymore as there is no need for her to attend.
 

Grumpy Jack

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Yeah , the fact that it mentions Fianna Fail in its first line is reason enough to get rid of it
I think you'll find the anthem came before the FF party.

As did the Irish Volunteers from where the phrase 'Fianna Fail' comes from.

Should we also scrap the Defence Forces because the Army cap badge contains the letters FF?
 
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Ah it's beautiful how the West Brits come to this thread like flies on ************************.

Oh and in answer to your question: fat chance.
 

Grumpy Jack

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no nothing that extreme , changing the badge would be enough
So you would change the emblem of an illustrious organisation because another corrupt organisation has usurped it?

By that token, we should change the national flag considering how much the IRA and Sinn Fein have sullied it over the last 40 years.

Preposterous.
 

Riadach

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I posted about this on facebook and I got grief but alas I'l throw it out here you lot.For the national anthem could we not just write something new and Im not talking about that rubbish Irelands Call or whatever that crap is. Get a neutral person to write us a tune that we can all listen to and that doesnt warble on about "Yonder saxon foe" or some other contrived anti British sentiment.
There is no such line.
 

Marcos the black

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.... could be sell it off I wonder? How much would we get? We could be the first country to Auction off it's Anthem.. (Hey, Anglo has to be paid somehow and to coin a phrase "Every little helps")
 


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