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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    This is so true. I remember the first match he played, he came out for a corner and caught the ball and we all clapped because we were so used to tomar and others flapping at everything. Even simple stuff was amazing for us. (Apart from bazunus few games and that was nervous enough cos he was only 16) .
    His contribution to calmness at the back is huge
    Now wouldn't be a great time to remind you he will be 38 when next season comes around. Might grind another year out of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RathfarnhamHoop View Post
    Doubt he would, being from Crumlin and all
    Yet he's a Cape Verde Islands International? 🙄

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie C View Post
    Yet he's a Cape Verde Islands International? 🙄
    Feckinn cheek of him staring at our flag, string him up I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    You shouldn't have an issue with anyone. If football association's continue to bring politics into football, a place of employment, then expect more of the same.
    By "more of an issue with", I should clarify that is only marginal and neither issue is going to keep me awake at night. And I don't think players are making a political statement by not singing the song. IMO they are probably too lazy to learn the words wich are "as Gaeilge". We see the same every time the ROI national team plays.

    Also, it's obviously an issue where you live, but our national anthem is not a "political issue" where I live. It's a song that is sung with pride on sporting, cultural and other important occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    I don't really agree with that. Ok, national anthems aren't normally played at club level - you'd never hear it at a European game for example.

    But this wasn't the FA Cup Final, where you might hashed 2/3 English players starting. Was there anyone apart from Mannus from outside the 26 counties?

    I'd say for most of the 22 starters, having the anthem played for them made the event that bit more special, even for the guys who'd been there before.

    Why take that away because of one person who wasn't interested, but didn't go making a fuss either? If we start removing every part of our culture because it offends one person - and that's the way things seem to be going the past few years - then we soon won't have any culture at all.

    Nobody would have commented on this beyond matchday before social media came along.
    Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sullanefc View Post
    By "more of an issue with", I should clarify that is only marginal and neither issue is going to keep me awake at night. And I don't think players are making a political statement by not singing the song. IMO they are probably too lazy to learn the words wich are "as Gaeilge". We see the same every time the ROI national team plays.

    Also, it's obviously an issue where you live, but our national anthem is not a "political issue" where I live. It's a song that is sung with pride on sporting, cultural and other important occasions.
    I didn't say the anthem was a political issue. By its very nature a national anthem is political. Anything political should be kept out of sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    I didn't say the anthem was a political issue. By its very nature a national anthem is political. Anything political should be kept out of sport.
    So ban international football then? 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by sullanefc View Post
    By "more of an issue with", I should clarify that is only marginal and neither issue is going to keep me awake at night. And I don't think players are making a political statement by not singing the song. IMO they are probably too lazy to learn the words wich are "as Gaeilge". We see the same every time the ROI national team plays.

    Also, it's obviously an issue where you live, but our national anthem is not a "political issue" where I live. It's a song that is sung with pride on sporting, cultural and other important occasions.
    Wasn't there some story (possibly urban myth) about one of the early anglos to play for Ireland, on lining up and after the playing of the Irish national anthem he commented, 'For f**k sake that went on a bit' (or words to that effect) only to be told 'that's our anthem'. I heard the story in connection with Terry Mancini
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinobohs View Post
    Wasn't there some story (possibly urban myth) about one of the early anglos to play for Ireland, on lining up and after the playing of the Irish national anthem he commented, 'For f**k sake that went on a bit' (or words to that effect) only to be told 'that's our anthem'. I heard the story in connection with Terry Mancini

    yeah i heard that although the version i heard was after the Irish anthem was played was he said "that was pretty **** , i hope ours is better"

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