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by Forbury Lion » 02 Sep 2006 13:06

This isn't an anti American thing as I'd object to having a minutes silence at football for 7/7 as well.

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by cmonurz » 02 Sep 2006 18:33

Don't really understand people's opposition to them. Stand still in silence for 60 seconds - hardly a big deal, and it lets those who want to reflect to do so. As has been mentioned, there are likely to be 4 Americans on the field who want to.

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by floyd__streete » 03 Sep 2006 17:46

cmonurz As has been mentioned, there are likely to be 4 Americans on the field who want to.


Can they not reflect on the fifth anniversary events of September 11th 2001 in the twenty hours leading up to kick off then? :roll:

These days you get a minutes silence at football matches if a Hedgehog gets run over on Rushey Way. We are obsessed with being in a constant state of mourning in this country.

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by T.R.O.L.I. » 03 Sep 2006 18:03

Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

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by M4 Junction 11 » 03 Sep 2006 18:06

T.R.O.L.I.
Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

... starting with the Marcus chant.


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by Farnborough Royal » 03 Sep 2006 18:08

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T.R.O.L.I.
Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

... starting with the Marcus chant.


That would be a fitting end

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by cmonurz » 03 Sep 2006 18:29

Like I said, I don't understand why anyone would object. Be silent for a minute - what's the problem? We're not five years old.

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by Royalshow » 03 Sep 2006 18:53

Always think a minutes silence ads to the atmosphere,but not sure they will do one

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by noise » 03 Sep 2006 19:35

can't you have your minute silence before the game? why have to make everyone silent just so you can remember something?

"Minute silences are so over-used now that they've lost their impact."
agreed


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by Maguire » 03 Sep 2006 20:41

My thoughts on the issue of minute silences are well-documented.

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by Jerry St Clair » 03 Sep 2006 21:28

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M4 Junction 11
T.R.O.L.I.
Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

... starting with the Marcus chant.


That would be a fitting end


No, it would be toe-curling.

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by Rhys The Royal » 03 Sep 2006 21:30

Jerry St Clair
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M4 Junction 11
T.R.O.L.I.
Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

... starting with the Marcus chant.


That would be a fitting end


No, it would be toe-curling.


No, it would be a fitting end

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by Scrappy » 04 Sep 2006 00:32

Rhys The Royal
Jerry St Clair
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M4 Junction 11
T.R.O.L.I.
Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

... starting with the Marcus chant.


That would be a fitting end


No, it would be toe-curling.


No, it would be a fitting end


It'd be a fitting end as it would show unity with the rest of the world.


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by M4 Junction 11 » 04 Sep 2006 00:45

Scrappy
Rhys The Royal
Jerry St Clair
Farnborough Royal
M4 Junction 11
T.R.O.L.I.
Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

... starting with the Marcus chant.


That would be a fitting end


No, it would be toe-curling.


No, it would be a fitting end


It'd be a fitting end as it would show unity with the rest of the world.

If followed by "Ole" "Ole" "Ole" . . Convey ... then it would also be the fans showing respect for their USA players.

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by The whole year inn » 04 Sep 2006 00:47

Jerry St Clair
bre I don't think that there was a minutes silence at the WH game as I recall as I thought that we would have one


There was a minute's silence before the West Ham game.


Definitely.

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by M4 Junction 11 » 04 Sep 2006 01:05

cmonurz
Readingfanman Will there be a minutes silence before the Macnhester City game does anybody think as a mark of the 5 year anniversary of 9/11?


I very much expect so.

Has anyone heard anything 'official' about this?
Is it really almost 5 years ago.

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by Gav » 04 Sep 2006 01:19

Scrappy
Rhys The Royal
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M4 Junction 11
T.R.O.L.I.
Thomas L'Heureux Surely we don't want to give our fans an excuse to be silent?!


To be fair, the noise just after the minute silence finishes is quite impressive.

... starting with the Marcus chant.


That would be a fitting end


No, it would be toe-curling.


No, it would be a fitting end


It'd be a fitting end as it would show unity with the rest of the world.


It would show unity with America, no-one else.

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by Barry the bird boggler » 04 Sep 2006 08:40

I would not have thought that there would be a minutes silence.

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by Tony Le Mesmer » 04 Sep 2006 11:50

Why should we serve a minutes silence just because a football match is about to start?

What happened on 9/11 has absolutely nothing to do with football.

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by The Cube » 04 Sep 2006 11:55

The problem is that there can only ever be one answer to the question "Shall we have a minute's silence" and that answer is "Yes". The only way to avoid it is not to ask the question.

Not quite sure what Maguire's well documented views are but I imagine they're the same as mine.


(Incidentally, I also don't really understand why everyone is talking about the US players potentially on view. It was after all also the largest ever loss of British life due to terrorism.)

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