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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Had a chance to watch the game on play back for the first time. Don't really want to talk about the match but the anthem - sorry if this has been covered already. Most emotional anthem ever for some reason. 8 of our regular group of supporters were at the game. At least 5 were moved to tears as we only found out as we chatted about it afterwards. George Hamilton said that if there was a roof on the stadium, it would have been raised. But the real point I wanted to make was about the adverse comments I have read elsewhere in some thread about Andy Townsend and his lack of "Irishness". At the end of the anthem, Jim Beglin says something along the lines of "Andy Townsend has just looked over and said 'come on' with a clenched fist". Obviously Andy had been effected by it as well.
    Had another look. It was Ronnie who was the co-commentator and not Jim.

    All old stuff I know but when you study these videos you see a lot not seen at the game. Our goal started off with a quick throw by Wes who debated for split second whether he would take off his shirt when he scored. Ciaran almost scores two OGs in the space of a minute which is bizarre as he did later. Dunphy calls the players by their surname except his lovechild Wes. But more importantly, McLean was fouled when going for a header which lead to the Swedish throw just before the goal and I had forgotten Hendricks' great chance to put us 2-1 within a minute. Old hat as I say and probably covered in the 10 previous pages but I thought the foul on McLean was interesting. He makes a protest but is ignored by everyone. Shame.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    At least it didn't turn out to be costly in terms of qualification. The Swedes probably deserved a break given the Italy they had to face compared to us. That Hendrick chance was right in front of where I was sitting, he needed to try to smack it high I thought but I think he tried to hit it low between the keepers legs, but didn't connect properly in any case. He's normally very good with one and ones but the angle was a bit against him I suppose.

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