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49 minutes ago, Plissken said:


Never officially part of the anthem and not used since the mid-19th Century.

 

It would be an impressive addition as a sixth verse considering there are only three in the first place and the second of those hasn’t been in common use since the late 1800’s.

 

 

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That it's dreary shite is the only reason anyone really needs to hate God Save The Queen. Even the most ardent republican would find it hard to muster the energy to hate the monarchy when subjected to its life-sapping drudgery.

 

On the subject of home nations using it for their national sides, I'm not surprised that it's the English and the Northern Irish that stick with it, one group always eager to dominate and the other desperate to be accepted as a sub.

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If we're arguing over anthem lyrics any F1 fan who lived through the Schumacher years will tell you these are the actual lyrics of the Italian one.

 

"This fucking song

goes on and on

goes on and on

for far too long"

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11 hours ago, deerokus said:

Flower of Scotland ain't great either, it's better than that soulless dirge youse use but the time signature is rubbish for an anthem. 

 

I'd prefer Scots Wha Hae

Scotland the Brave by miles.

 

Please can we just leave this other shit though. 

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Won't all the Scotland players (and potentially the England team) have to isolate too?

 

And as has been said before, UEFA need to tell every team that players need to stop spitting on the fucking pitch! It's a disgusting habit anyway but especially stupid in the current climate.

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17 minutes ago, Hanzo the Razor said:

And as has been said before, UEFA need to tell every team that players need to stop spitting on the fucking pitch! It's a disgusting habit anyway but especially stupid in the current climate.

 

You can't not spit under that amount of physical strain. You could spit into something, sure, but then you need shorts in pockets, and that's not a function in any present kit.

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44 minutes ago, Hanzo the Razor said:

Won't all the Scotland players (and potentially the England team) have to isolate too?

 

No.  Rules for elite sports aren't the same as for the general public, but before you ask it was all agreed with the competition owners and the various governments as valid conditions for running the competitions again.  For example this is what was agreed for elite sports in England and Wales

In general, elite sports participants are tested multiple times as a matter of routine, so groups aren't needed to isolate unless needed.

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here is the detail on the 3rd place qualifiers and permutations

 

cue commentators talking about fingers & toes, computers and it all being too complicated for them to understand. except Sam Matterface who will have some shite pun he's been working on all day with a lengthy buildup, something about not being sure where the Fins will Finnish, or some other national trait shoehorned into his tortuous over wordy drivel.

 

https://www.espn.co.uk/football/uefa-european-championship/story/4410772/euro-2020-what-all-teams-need-to-qualify-from-the-group-stage

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18 minutes ago, Plissken said:

Trying to work out all those permutations while the games are ongoing is the best bit!

 

Also, obligatory:

 

 

 

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when they came up with this. Proper thinking went into the design and build - how can we make it believable as a TV prop, terrible to interact with for Alan and completely flawed as a tool to explain it to viewers. It's so good.

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3 hours ago, ryodi said:

 

It’s a blow to Scotland losing such an important player.

 

It's surprising no one else has been hit with this also? Surely others in the camp should be isolating now too?

 

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1 minute ago, Hamus said:

 

It's surprising no one else has been hit with this also? Surely others in the camp should be isolating now too?

 

 

Nope.  LIke I said earlier, elite sports don't have the same rules as the general public, and in general are thoroughly tested far more.

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They’re both on ITV channels so the quality will be terrible. 
 

Edit: In all seriousness Ukraine Austria is the only one with any stakes as the Netherlands are already group winners and North Macedonia are out. 

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20 minutes ago, Gigawatt said:

Edit: In all seriousness Ukraine Austria is the only one with any stakes as the Netherlands are already group winners and North Macedonia are out. 

 

That may be the case, but it looks like someone told both sides, "You need to win this or you're out!" It's been a high paced opening ten minutes with chances for both sides to score.

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