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For Harry & England!
The playing of the Welsh National Anthem!

Put aside their 'right' to represent England in Europe if they win (and they won't). Put aside their right as a Welsh team to have their disciplinary action decided by the Welsh FA. Put aside they are a Welsh team playing in England.

What do we do as Pompey supporters, English or not do when they play their Welsh Anthem?

As this is supposed to Pompey vs Cardiff and not England vs Wales, what do we do?

God Save the Queen is the National Anthem for the countries in the United Kingdom. It is not the anthem of England! So whilst Wales has an identity crisis, what do we do?

The whole world is watching, so what do we do? Do we sit/stand there & take it? Do we make noises to drown it & be accused of being racist & wind the Cardiff players up a notch?

No doubt a bit of both will happen.

You may have a thought as to what you will do now but that may change come the game.

Written by storagematt.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday May 15 2008
Time: 1:17PM

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Booing is not on. I suggest we sing the Chimes throughout.
NinjaTim
15/05/2008 13:31:00
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Difficult one as you say because we don't want the Pompey name to be put down as we sing Blue Army over the top of the National Anthem. It was great doing it at Manure when they were trying to sing that awful cup song they have, but over the Welsh national Anthem?? I am sure I will just go with my feelings at the time. If everyone around me starts to chant then I will probably join in!
sneakay
15/05/2008 13:31:00
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agree, booing isnt on no matter what, it is something that i feel shouldnt be happening - the welsh national anthem - but i will respect it, and booing wouldnt be doing this...
pompeyrug
15/05/2008 13:34:00
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Respect it & answer with Jerusulem, which should be Englands anthem anyway... Maybe the Tanoy announcer could read parts of Henry V's Agincourt speech as Pomepy run out???
yellowcheesemonkey
15/05/2008 13:40:00
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The Cardiff fans will boo God Save the Queen
yellowcheesemonkey
15/05/2008 13:41:00
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If only they would play Jerusalem, that would be brilliant but they won't, that would be racist. Don't start me on that. I just think we are being compromised & being put in an akward no win spot. All being well we will have the last laugh when we win & Sol as an Englishman, with Jamo & Glenn parade the cup with the rest of the Pompey boys.
storagematt
15/05/2008 13:46:00
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sums up cardiff fans then .. thugs!
pompey--pessimist
15/05/2008 13:47:00
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If they boo GSTQ then we will naturally disrespect them but still an uncomfortable position for us really.
storagematt
15/05/2008 14:00:00
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A mate of mine was at the Chelsea v ManUre game; the pre-match announcer said "please stand for the national anthem" and then played "Blue is the colour"......Much as I don't like Chelski, this made me smile. All joking aside though - back to Saturday - by pandering to the Welsh, the FA has stoked up a more partizan feeling than is necessary.
NinjaTim
15/05/2008 14:55:00
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Matt, it really gripes me too. It will, without doubt inspire the Cardiff players, having Katherine Jenkins singing their anthem. A real sense of injustice, but I think more to us fans than the players. Me, I'll just go with the flow. Hopefully it'll be BLUE ARMY of PLAY UP POMPEY. If it's boo's, thats what I'll do. Bad example to set my kids, but needs must!
pompey4me
15/05/2008 16:12:00
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