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« Reply #645 on: October 10, 2015, 08:01:45 PM »
What was with all those red white and blue flags. Were they all celebrating qualifying for France 16 or way they being a bunch of bigoted pigs lol.
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« Reply #646 on: October 10, 2015, 08:13:19 PM »
It's a pub on the Shankill, what are people expecting

And a whole terrace at the game itself singing the 'bouncy song' (celebrating the murder of Robert Hamill in Portadown) - is that to be expected too?

I was talking about the "bouncy" comment you made. I do not believe the vast majority of those supporters were singing that for any of the sectarian reasons you mention above.

Plenty of football teams out there sing the song. Was there anyone there singing it for that reason? Maybe there was but i don't know that and neither do you.

The billy boy thing is entirely different. Was it in the ground? I'm not sure it was.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #647 on: October 10, 2015, 08:27:12 PM »
It's a pub on the Shankill, what are people expecting

And a whole terrace at the game itself singing the 'bouncy song' (celebrating the murder of Robert Hamill in Portadown) - is that to be expected too?

I was talking about the "bouncy" comment you made. I do not believe the vast majority of those supporters were singing that for any of the sectarian reasons you mention above.

Plenty of football teams out there sing the song. Was there anyone there singing it for that reason? Maybe there was but i don't know that and neither do you.

The billy boy thing is entirely different. Was it in the ground? I'm not sure it was.

That's your opinion, re the bouncy song, and remember this is not like soccer teams in Britain.

Regarding the Billy Boys in the ground itself, I don't know, but that a very sizeable cohort of the Shankill support very evidently revel in it, so it would be hardly unexpected that those of a similar mindset in the ground itself would be inclined similarly. Not necessarily from the Shankill, but you get the drift.
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« Reply #648 on: October 10, 2015, 08:53:38 PM »
It's also your opinion. I know a good few who go to windsor and they wouldn't sing that bouncy song with that intention - not in a million years. If you think thousands sing it for that reason then you have clearly your mind made up but i have no doubt you are wrong :)

Are there people there who would? Probably yes.

I go to a lot of ireland games where the fields of athenry is sung. I have heard, outside a ground granted, where there have been chants of ira. It can happen with any football crowd.

I don't disagree with some of what you said but you're doing a lot of grouping together of people that you haven't much need to be doing. Bigots still exist but quite a few are doing good work to keep them in the minority.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #649 on: October 10, 2015, 10:01:20 PM »
OK, 'whole terrace' withdrawn, though 'vacuous morons' still stands ;)
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« Reply #650 on: October 10, 2015, 10:08:32 PM »
Does everyone singing that song associate it with that? I wouldn't have thought so?

Food for thought. My sister who works with disadvantaged and troublesome youth from east Belfast once asked a group of lads what was the significance of this song being sung on the terraces, they explained it was a reference to dancing on Roberts Hamills head, when she questioned her husband (who is from Rathcoole) he explained that the song was about for years, but when sung at Ibrox or Windsor terraces it was a reference to R Hamill, and most protestants who attend these matches were aware of its relevance but sang along for the atmosphere ,just as most catholics were aware of the signicance of singing the roll of honor.

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« Reply #651 on: October 10, 2015, 10:23:25 PM »
Fair enough but i stand by my point. I genuinely do not believe thousands of people sing that in reference to robert hamill. I also believe that football for all campaign would have tried to nip it in the bud too if that were the case.

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« Reply #652 on: October 11, 2015, 08:30:20 PM »
Hello all. I hope you're well.

I used to post on here a few years ago, thought I'd drop by for a peek as NI have made Euro 2016 and ROI are on the verge on getting there.

As ever, interesting to read the threads.

A bit disappointing to read the same old urban myth about the bouncy I dealt with on hear years ago. Urban myths die hard it seems.

However, Tony Fearon seems to have dropped the old "Tony Fearon" persona, quite the turn up for the books!

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« Reply #653 on: October 11, 2015, 08:32:25 PM »
Congrats to OWC. Now if we can only get a defence and a midfield we might join you.
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« Reply #654 on: October 11, 2015, 08:41:30 PM »
MW I'm heading to a business breakfast at which Michael O'Neill is the guest in two weeks time! Must get him to sign my NI jersey,won earlier this year of course.By the way did you see his Wedding Photo in today's Sunday Life? That took place in my home chapel in Portadown ;D

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« Reply #655 on: October 11, 2015, 09:30:44 PM »
Wonder if your the only person on here with a NI jersey tuh tuh!, them jump on the bandwagon supporters lol

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« Reply #656 on: October 11, 2015, 10:23:55 PM »
Wonder if your the only person on here with a NI jersey tuh tuh!, them jump on the bandwagon supporters lol

If there's a competition, Tony will enter it lol
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« Reply #657 on: October 12, 2015, 02:32:38 PM »
It's a pub on the Shankill, what are people expecting

And a whole terrace at the game itself singing the 'bouncy song' (celebrating the murder of Robert Hamill in Portadown) - is that to be expected too?

I was talking about the "bouncy" comment you made. I do not believe the vast majority of those supporters were singing that for any of the sectarian reasons you mention above.

Plenty of football teams out there sing the song. Was there anyone there singing it for that reason? Maybe there was but i don't know that and neither do you.

The billy boy thing is entirely different. Was it in the ground? I'm not sure it was.

That's your opinion, re the bouncy song, and remember this is not like soccer teams in Britain.

Regarding the Billy Boys in the ground itself, I don't know, but that a very sizeable cohort of the Shankill support very evidently revel in it, so it would be hardly unexpected that those of a similar mindset in the ground itself would be inclined similarly. Not necessarily from the Shankill, but you get the drift.
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« Reply #658 on: October 12, 2015, 03:09:45 PM »
Hello all. I hope you're well.

I used to post on here a few years ago, thought I'd drop by for a peek as NI have made Euro 2016 and ROI are on the verge on getting there.

As ever, interesting to read the threads.

A bit disappointing to read the same old urban myth about the bouncy I dealt with on hear years ago. Urban myths die hard it seems.

However, Tony Fearon seems to have dropped the old "Tony Fearon" persona, quite the turn up for the books!

Was it you that showed up at Tony's office and tried to get him sacked? I know one of you clampetts did.

Urban myth? Explain please.


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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #659 on: October 12, 2015, 11:01:17 PM »
Hello all. I hope you're well.

I used to post on here a few years ago, thought I'd drop by for a peek as NI have made Euro 2016 and ROI are on the verge on getting there.

As ever, interesting to read the threads.

A bit disappointing to read the same old urban myth about the bouncy I dealt with on hear years ago. Urban myths die hard it seems.

However, Tony Fearon seems to have dropped the old "Tony Fearon" persona, quite the turn up for the books!

Was it you that showed up at Tony's office and tried to get him sacked? I know one of you clampetts did.

Urban myth? Explain please.


How is Peter from Castlederg doing MW?   ;)

Hi stew - good to see you're still about.

Wasn't me, I came to realise Tony was just playing a cartoonish character he also called "Tony Fearon". I've never had the pleasure. Don't know Peter from Castlederg either.

Urban myth in the sense that it's simply not true that the bouncy originates in the murder of Robert Hamill. I remember seeing it in the early 90s, it's just a simple childish song enabling fans to jump up and down, regardless of what some perverted mind decided to say at some point.