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Thread: God save our Queen...Advance Australia Fair

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    God save our Queen...Advance Australia Fair

    Why are these and outher natinal anthems not played before tests and ODI
    Or something.

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    Nobody cares. Do you think the Barmy Army and the Bay 13 crowd would actually sing this?:rolleyes:

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    They are. It's just not televised.

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    Really? None of the ODI's I have been to have the anthem before them. Or maybe I just wasnt listening.:P


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    They've done it at every ODI or Test Ive ever been to , they even do it at tour games like the PM's XI.

    Advance Australia Fair is not a bad song , but personally I would rather 'BLOKE' by Chris Franklin was made our national anthem.

    Im sure the Bay 13 contingent wouldnt complain .

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    Have you heard the version of Advance Australia Fair to Working Class Man???! Its FANTASTIC! And it fits perfectly (yeah, go on try it out!)

    I rekon the Bay 13 boys would go for it, too.

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    Do you think the NZ cricket team should do the haka? no....for some reason in cricket playing Advance Australia fair or Swing Low Sweet Chariot it just wouldn't go with the occassion.

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    Somehow I cant picture Stephen Fleming , Daniel Vettori or Nathan Astle doing the haka , it just doesnt seem right
    Last edited by iamdavid; 25-11-2003 at 03:02 AM.

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    NZ should just send out Chris Cairns, Jacob Oram & Shane Bond to do the haka...at least they'd look intimidating.

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    Well Daryl Tuffey could never be dropped, as from what I know, he is the only Maori in the Black Caps and he would have to lead it.

    Then again with Tama Canning getting picked he might stake a claim for it.

    Can you imagine the haka at Lords? It just isnt cricket
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    Originally posted by Craig
    Can you imagine the haka at Lords? It just isnt cricket

    Dont get me started on that place....

    Is God save the queen the only anthem that changes every so often??? (when we get a king)

    And I'd much rather we had Jerusalem.....
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    well I think Men at Work's "The land down under" should be our national anthem.

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    amen to that, terriffic song.

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    It's no Khe Sahn

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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    Dont get me started on that place....

    Is God save the queen the only anthem that changes every so often??? (when we get a king)

    And I'd much rather we had Jerusalem.....
    I don't want either. Don't like blatant religious references in National Anthems when we're hardly a devout country. Would prefer Land of Hope and Glory.
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