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strawman
strawman  1022004 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 7:17 PM


Quote: refused to sing The National Anthem because it is not Welsh

Well I have some sympathy we ought to have a real national anthem not an English one adapted. The following verse is not too appropriate

Lord, grant that Marshal Wade,
May by thy mighty aid,
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
and like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush,
God save the King.

So in fairness and appreciation of the UK we ought to have a proper national anthem for all the people who live in the UK not the English one imposed. In addition our anthem ought to be about us, and what makes us special, not the royal family .

P.S I have been loving the Olympics. from opening ceremony to the many sports I have watched. Grin

Just not keen on the royal family or the English National anthem Smile

Last Modified By strawman at 7 Aug 2012 - 7:18 PM
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collywobles
7 Aug 2012 - 7:30 PM

I have never spent so much time in front of the TV but this Olympics has to be the best ever. I think the camera work has been fantastic with some really unusual viewpoints. I have watched sports that I thought I would never be interested in. The competitors of all nations have excelled, and the crowds and support has just been mind blowing. With talk of legacies etc I do hope that our governments (any of them) remember this when it comes to funding school sports fields and swimming pools etc that will be needed to bring on our athletes of the future ........

I dont want this to turn political its just that I really would like to see encouragement and facilites made available to our up and coming young generation.

This Olympics has done UK proud.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54238 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 7:40 PM


Quote: So in fairness and appreciation of the UK we ought to have a proper national anthem for all the people who live in the UK not the English one imposed. In addition our anthem ought to be about us, and what makes us special, not the royal family .

I agree. Not everyone's a monarchist and I do feel that it's unfair to expect Welsh, Scottish or N.Irish people to sing our national anthem. Someone ought to have written a more inclusive anthem for the games which would have been appropriate for all members of GB.

Still, that aside, I can't believe how amazingly brilliant the games have been. And I hate sport! (except the equestrian). Smile

JJGEE
JJGEE  96233 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:04 PM

I may be wrong as I have not watched everything but it was only the men's football that had this issue.
Nothing to do with the anthem being English, they wanted to have a Welsh, Scottish team NOT a GB one.

felos
felos  3 Wales
7 Aug 2012 - 8:10 PM

"God Save The Queen" is the national anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There is no English national anthem. The only part of that UK with its own anthem is Wales but still , as part of the UK has "God Save the Queen" as its anthem

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85873 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:15 PM


Quote:
Except those like Ryan Giggs, men's football, who apparently refused to sing The National Anthem because it is not Welsh

It would be interesting to note, how many times he did NOT turn out for his beloved Wales

gcarth
gcarth e2 Member 102260 forum postsgcarth vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:23 PM


Quote: I agree. Not everyone's a monarchist and I do feel that it's unfair to expect Welsh, Scottish or N.Irish people to sing our national anthem. Someone ought to have written a more inclusive anthem for the games which would have been appropriate for all members of GB.

I agree. Our anthem is rubbish anyway. I think the US has the best anthem - it actually has a good tune and sounds so grand and inspiring - it reflects a nation famous for it's constitution and those noble aspirations - rights of the individual.
It's a pity these rights have proved to become pretty much a sham.TongueSad

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014498 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:32 PM

If you want to hear an anthem, listen to Ray Charles sing and play America the Beautiful. Make sure you have lots of kleenex.Wink Of course you can substitute any country's name.Smile

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014498 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:36 PM


Quote: Just not keen on the royal family or the English National anthem

I think the Royals and wealthy who are participants should be relegated to the shotput, or as the ammunition in a new sport, the catapult.Grin

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104004 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 9:10 PM


Quote: I think the Royals and wealthy who are participants should be relegated to the shotput, or as the ammunition in a new sport, the catapult

does that include most of the wealthy athletes who are paid handsomely just to do a bit of running, hop skip and jump and chucking a lump of metal or carbonfibre?

Last Modified By cats_123 at 7 Aug 2012 - 9:13 PM
cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104004 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 9:28 PM

Congrats to Team GB Men's hockey team who (just) made it to the semi-finals..despite some dubious umpiring decisions Smile

Last Modified By cats_123 at 7 Aug 2012 - 9:28 PM
answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012553 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 11:13 AM

why just WHY does 'someone' feel the need vandalise this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-19177730


I hope they catch them and paint them purple and put them in the stocks in a very public place.

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122211 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 12:11 PM

You can't do that. It would be violating their rights to free expression!

Despite all the good will flying around at the moment there are still an awful lot of sad people around Sad

keithh
keithh  1022815 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 12:20 PM


Quote: does that include most of the wealthy athletes who are paid handsomely just to do a bit of running

wealthy? - I don't think so - very few make a living from athletics

strawman
strawman  1022004 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 12:28 PM

I like the way that the olympics makes us all armchair experts.

My tactic for the keirin would be to overtake the vicar on his electric bike on lap one and take advantage of him blocking the road. I sort of feel sorry for him, all those starts in his KERS assisted bike but no podiums, poor sod. Grin

Seriously you have to enjoy the olympics, its going to be so boring when it is over. My eldest and I have dug an old "racer" out of the garage, a few cans of spray paint later and its on the road, rusting chrome on wheels and handlebars replaced by mat black , light blue forks, and white frame it looks not bad,

from a distance....

Now all I need are the sideburns to grow and I am in for 2016 Tongue

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