How Republicans backed the wrong team

Eammon McCann was backing Northern Ireland last week. In the Sunday Journal, he takes Robin Livingstone to task for his backing of England over the local Northern Ireland team.

  • Mike

    Cahal –

    A citizen of the Republic of Ireland. An Irish citizen.

  • El Matador @ El Blogador

    Mike,

    Let me remind you of your post with your list of demands which I quoted:

    “and all official literature on game day and signage at the stadium they play at is in Irish and English.”

    And another one of your demands falls into the ‘outlandish’ category for me:

    “northern players are encouraged to choose whichever of the two Irish teams they want to play for and the Republic picks those deserving of places”

    I think you will find that I have never uttered, written or in other way communicated these words. At least get your facts straight if you’re going to argue my points! How can I respond to comments that aren’t even mine?

  • eranu

    so how many people who dont identify with the NI team at the minute would support it if there was a new NI flag and an NI specific anthem? id rather have something specific to NI rather than the national anthem also. surely the green kit isnt a problem though?

    how about a red cross on a white background with a large red hand, similar to the welsh dragon proportion. and maybe a crown in the top right corner and a harp in the bottom left. ??

    ive heard danny boy mentioned a few times as an anthem?

  • eranu

    “how about a red cross on a white background with a large red hand, similar to the welsh dragon proportion. and maybe a crown in the top right corner and a harp in the bottom left. ??”

    i meant that as a flag, not as the kit by the way !

  • Mike

    El Matador –

    “I think you will find that I have never uttered, written or in other way communicated these words. At least get your facts straight if you’re going to argue my points! How can I respond to comments that aren’t even mine?”

    Apologies, I’ve confused MCT’s points with your own.

    But his points I believe were outlandish and unreasonable, which you seem to disagree with, I may be wrong of course.