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HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by bluejacko » Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:55 pm

RIP Ma’am you will be missed!

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Post by mendipblue » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:29 pm

I can honestly say I am upset that the Queen has died 😥

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Post by Frosty » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:59 pm

Loved though out the Commonwealth as well.

Remember a royal visit by her to NZ in the mid 70's ............ I was a kid and my grandmother carted me around the Christchurch for a whole day trying to get repeated glimpses of the Queen. I remember QEII waving at me so she must have recognised me. ;-)

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Post by number 9 » Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:38 am

I remember being in Ipswich when she visited for her Silver Jubilee. Regardless of your thoughts on the Royal family, this woman earned her keep. She’s represented GB with composure & integrity. Her unbiased rule will be echoed for centuries. RIP Lilibet! You’ve served your country immensely with humiliation and dedication to the cause.

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Post by BlueBalls » Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:47 am

God bless the Queen. Done more for this country than we can appreciate. Respected throughout.

Charles has a tough act to follow.

RIP, you will be missed.

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:40 am

Whatever peoples views on the Monarchy. This lady was something very special. She was the very fabric of this nation and provided a stability to everything that is viewed as The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. She worked very long hours, every day, for over 70 years. There’s no one on here I doubt that could even really comprehend what that commitment to a nation actually entails. Yet she remained dedicated, humble, conscientious, and demonstrated humility & humour and I think Charles will find it almost impossible to replica.

I have the utmost respect for her and I will miss her. She has been in my life, for my whole life.

RIP Your Majesty.

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Post by Charnwood » Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:15 am

In my opinion she was THE greatest Monarch the world has ever known, and lived for her Country. God Bless her soul and my thoughts and condolences are with her family including King Charles 111 who has a hard act to follow.

RIP Your Majesty and Thank You for all you did for our Country. 🌹

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 09, 2022 9:39 am

I never have been and never will be a royalist, In fact I have serious misgivings about the Royal family, however she was without question the greatest ever Monach of our country and dedicated her whole life to serving our country and its people. I'm reading so much disrespect elsewhere the site should be closed down.

R.I.P Ma'am and God bless you.

For the record I think Saturday’s games should go ahead, what better tribute than the whole footballing family saluting her at 3pm.

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Post by rossi » Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:24 am

There is no way I have ever been or will ever be a royalist.

However, the loss of Her Majesty is a sad thing for this country and far beyond.

She was, without doubt, the greatest stateswoman in history.I am absolutely stunned by her passing.

RIP Ma'am

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Post by Steve » Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:43 am

Weekend matches are cancelled

"Further to discussions on Friday morning it has been determined that all EFL fixtures from 9-10 September will be postponed as a mark of respect by the National Sport to the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

This is aligned with the approach that the Premier League and the FA will take with their competitions this weekend.

Further information, in respect of how football, Clubs and their supporters will commemorate Her Majesty’s reign will be confirmed at an appropriate point.

Details regarding rearranged games will be announced in due course."

*Taken from ITFC website*

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Post by arana peligrosa » Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:18 pm

The feeling was surreal when news reports confirmed it. If you didn't feel some level of hurt or affection then you're not human. Yes she was a 96 year old woman with probable underlying health concerns but the time of passing came as a shock nonetheless. Only met with new UK Prime Minister two or three days back which only serves greater bewilderment.

So much you could say on one individual but not always the time to accommodate it. Great monarch, figure of pride not only to Great Britain but other commonwealth nations with it. The passing of Duke of Edinburgh only last year would have played hard on the poor woman but she had a wonderful life and reached an age many of us could only dream of. Traveled extensively and did her duties, bottom line, she were immense.

Not since George VI has UK had a King, 70 years of one reigning monarch is incredible. Whether you're in favor of the Royal Family or otherwise, take nothing away, Queen Elizabeth II was a figure in the realms of greatness and someone who could inspire and much loved. The world will be a poorer place with her passing. We knew she couldn't go on forever, both as Queen and a standalone individual, but once again, when the news item came through, a whole group of feelings became prevalent. You will be missed.

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Post by arana peligrosa » Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:50 pm

Won't they have to change the national anthem now. Gave it some thought earlier but even the British concur it is (or was) fails to really motivate, inspire, something to take pride in. Wonder sometimes why Jerusalem or Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance was never taken up or utilized to proper effect.

Change of bank notes, coins, don't when it'll be implemented but Charles III will have to appear on currency sooner or later. Queen faces one way, King looks the other, heard a news item concerning it. Going to be a whole lot of estate and finances to pass on to beneficiaries you can only imagine.

Diana would have been Queen if not for her untimely demise, don't think Parker-Bowles inherits the full title. The former would have made for a splendid monarch, you can't question it. As a last, wonder just how long Charles can remain as King, he's waited long enough for it and sure he'll do a stellar job with it but (with the advancing years) imagine William won't have to wait that long to take any throne.

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by marko69 » Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:34 pm

The wing-nut 20cents from Australia......, Chucks ears?

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Post by Tangfastic » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:28 am

Weird hearing God Save Our King being sung. Doesn't feel right.... its going to trip a few up.

Sung yesterday at the cricket.

https://youtu.be/IVnq_GqJwwA

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by marko69 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:08 am

How did cricket manage to go ahead at The Oval? Was it only the Football Leagues that cancelled all proceedings?

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Post by BlueBalls » Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:08 pm

Cricket were sensible and only cancelled Friday.

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Post by marko69 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:57 pm

Well can’t speak for all the other cities but from a policing logistical aspect, having to deal with the Queen arriving in Edinburgh later today AND a Hearts v St.Mirren game ——>> jambos & Valleyroads mates fi Paisley?? ——>> disaster! :D

And in London today, with all the new King Charles stuff……., all 3 EPL games (Gunners, ‘ammers & Palace) were due to be in London so yep, cancel those.

Maybe……. The majority of the full card was cancelled due to just that fact. Policing.

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by BlueBalls » Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:34 pm

Whys that knock on to non league and juniors?

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by marko69 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:32 pm

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Post by goldandblack » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:49 pm

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RIP Your Majesty and THANK YOU,
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Post by BlueBalls » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:32 pm

f*ck off is it. This is not about elite games being cancelled for spectators (although that in itself is ridiculous given other sports have managed and fans have lost a fortune in train/hotel fees etc), its about children not being allowed to play because...... adults "say so".

Some of these kids are in deprived areas of the country and will be up to god knows what instead because their FA qualified coaches are not allowed to hold sessions because the FA have said so. This is right down to your local village u8 team and not limited to pro teams.

This is not about a pint watching Sundays fixture on Sky. There will be a child(s) somewhere in the country that has literally suffered because of this so wind your neck in.

Completey the opposite of your me me me.
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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by marko69 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:44 pm

Counter argument to that one, Balls could be there might be a large number of the children not bothered their arse that they've got a Sunday off. From my youngest sons days in his team, (around about the Play Station One era); whenever a match was rained off, they'd sometimes be delighted to have the game off......, the parents were more annoyed!
Got to think the children you speak of will be having a snapchatting, instagramming, tiktoking Sunday. They'll be fine.

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by BlueBalls » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:46 pm

And some of them indoctrinated into gangs or abused by sickos because theyve lost their route of escape.

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by BlueBalls » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:52 pm

Children don't get a choice whether their parents are "Mr and Mrs Giro".

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by marko69 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:52 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:46 pm
And some of them indoctrinated into gangs or abused by sickos because theyve lost their route of escape.
Yes, those kids are very unfortunate, (my wife works in that type of work with back to college / uni youngsters), but to bring this up into this conversation is a bit of a stretch, no? Games get called off for all kinds of reasons.

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by BlueBalls » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:55 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:52 pm
BlueBalls wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:46 pm
And some of them indoctrinated into gangs or abused by sickos because theyve lost their route of escape.
Yes, those kids are very unfortunate, (my wife works in that type of work with back to college / uni youngsters), but to bring this up into this conversation is a bit of a stretch, no? Games get called off for all kinds of reasons.
My point is cancellation of ALL football is ridiculous. If FA want to make a point of respect then cancel elite but leave grassroots alone.

Anyhow, il leave it there. Opinions differ and you've all heard mine.

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Post by Andym » Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:00 pm

goldandblack wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:17 pm
Anyone would think that SPORT was the be all and end all and the only thing that matters, people along the route to Edinburg, at Buck House, Windsor, parents took their kids to watch history unfolding and to say thank you, that’s what’s important to me,

Kids need to know about the past, even if they think they don’t,

All sports from top to bottom should be cancelled for the whole 7 to 10 days for mourning, then little Johnny can stay at home and learn all about what this lady did for him and us unselfishly,
But it's sad today it's all about “look at poor little me” not going to football, cricket etc etc, :astroll:
I’m afraid I don’t agree. I really doing get the “7 days of mourning” or whatever the number is, but you still go to work. I admire the Queen and her work ethic, but don’t see the need for a Royal Family/ monarch at all. We are pretty much a republic in so far as the monarch has no power or authority - as demonstrated that she could not prevent Johnson’s illegal proroguing of Parliament, only the courts could do that.
It’s never happened here before in my lifetime, but whenever elsewhere there has been a period of mourning, I’ve always asked what does it mean. I suspect the decision to postpone all the footy was just a panic that some in Liverpool might not respect a minute’s silence. And fit that, all football is stopped. Johnson’s Government have moved to make just about any protest potentially illegal, and although I wouldn’t support a disruption of a minute’s silence, I respect anyone’s right to protest. Just as I respect their right to strike and withdraw labour. I wonder also if the move was a panic in case they were attacked by the Daily Mail if they went ahead - only to find out later that other sports were indeed going ahead.
At times like this I’m glad to be an old man without too many years left to watch the decline of our country where freedom of speech and opinion are being stamped on by the procedures elite who run our country.

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Re: HM Queen Elizabeth

Post by marko69 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:21 pm

Think I'd prefer a site full of car w*nkers than the direction this is going.

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