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#41 808tone

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:38 AM

Have the football shirts got a poppy on them this year , because some of the players refused last year or the year before............

Why ?



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

Have the football shirts got a poppy on them this year , because some of the players refused last year or the year before............

 

I have no idea but I seem to recall a couple of years ago England RL had poppies on their jerseys.  Will they against Fiji on Saturday?


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#43 Blackbeard

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:59 AM

Why ?

With that answer , i take it you've no idea..............



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

Why ?

Why not?  The day it becomes compulsory is the day it really ought to be scrapped.


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#45 Blackbeard

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

Why not?  The day it becomes compulsory is the day it really ought to be scrapped.

That was'nt what i asked , have the f,ball shirts got them on , yes or no its a simple answer.................



#46 808tone

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

Why ?

Why did the players refuse them ????


Edited by 808tone, 08 November 2013 - 02:39 PM.


#47 gingerjon

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

That was'nt what i asked , have the f,ball shirts got them on , yes or no its a simple answer.................

 

A quick google would suggest, yes.  At least for the Premier League.


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#48 Shadow

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:33 PM

Why did the players refuse them ????

One did. James Mclean, 

As he's an Irish International and a Northern Irish Catholic from Derry it's quite likely his views of the British Army differ from yours and mine.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

I have no idea but I seem to recall a couple of years ago England RL had poppies on their jerseys.  Will they against Fiji on Saturday?

Yes.


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#50 Blackbeard

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

Why did the players refuse them ????

Sorry if i got my wires crossed with your answer , as in another post i think there was more than 1 that did'nt wear a f,ball shirt with 1 on , but its up to every person to make a choice weather to wear 1 or not , also when England RL played NZ in 2011 , they both ad poppy's on there shirts..........i buy 1 and wear it with pride but thats my choice............



#51 Trojan

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:04 PM

Many Tv programmes - soaps, quiz shows etc. are filmed weeks (sometimes months) in advance, but the participants are all equipped with a poppy, presumably the TV companies can get them when they want them

Edited by Trojan, 08 November 2013 - 08:05 PM.

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#52 Wolford6

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

Presumably, production is set so that it takes a year to produce all the poppies needed for November ... 30 million? I've bought two this year and quite often have bought four or five.


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#53 gingerjon

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:01 AM

Many Tv programmes - soaps, quiz shows etc. are filmed weeks (sometimes months) in advance, but the participants are all equipped with a poppy, presumably the TV companies can get them when they want them

 

You can, if required, get them any time of year.


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#54 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:52 AM

Why ?

because they have the right to


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#55 808tone

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

because they have the right to

Yeah the guy who was born in Derry but swapped over for international honour's with Rep of Ireland.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:12 PM

Yeah the guy who was born in Derry but swapped over for international honour's with Rep of Ireland.

I was at a construction industry do yesterday, and this former army guy got up and started pontificating about the poppy and what it meant. I was quite embarrassed, I knew several of the guests were from NI and held quite contrary views to the ones this guy. TBH at the very least I thought he lacked tact, perhaps he didn't know who the guests were, or more probably didn't care, and they showed extreme good manners by not interrupting him.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:27 PM

Yeah the guy who was born in Derry but swapped over for international honour's with Rep of Ireland.

and?


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#58 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:31 PM

the poem from which the poppy tradition stems is pro war and quite inappropriate IMHO

 

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

the poem from which the poppy tradition stems is pro war and quite inappropriate IMHO

 

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

You Rik are from The Young One's.


Edited by 808tone, 09 November 2013 - 09:49 PM.


#60 ckn

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:28 PM

You Rik are from The Young One's.

And you're beginning to really grind my tolerance into the ground.  That was actually a very serious point that shows how people have changed their views towards the "poppy" and many really don't know the basis of it.


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