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abhibeckert
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  15:42:47  Show Profile  Visit abhibeckert's Homepage Send abhibeckert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Betty has complained that Supercars didn't have the National Anthem "again" at Ipswich. Presumably that means the same has happened at other recent rounds?

https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/07/29/erebus-boss-outraged-by-national-anthem-snub/

There was also a reference to anthems only ever happening on the Sunday race - not the Saturday races.

I've also heard somewhere recently (can't remember where) someone arguing that Supercars should treat the anthem similar to various football events - where anthems are played before international games and a few big local games but not every round. Basically they felt the anthem should be reserved for races like Bathurst, the Formula 1 support round, the ANZAC weekend round, etc.

I'm curious how the community feels about this? Which races should and shouldn't have an anthem? To me the "Sunday races only" tradition used up until recently seems arbitrary.

Edited by - abhibeckert on 30 Jul 2019 15:43:16

JD
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  16:27:13  Show Profile  Visit JD's Homepage Send JD a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Pffffffffffffft

No idea why Betty's getting her knickers in a knot about this as it's not necessary.

IIRC the anthems not sung at basic footy or cricket matches etc etc so why Supercars as they're nothing special.

Bathurst would be the only race to consider it as long as its sung by a hottie
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Trickyonne
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  16:39:00  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Love betty and the anthem

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Fast by Ferracci
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  16:56:23  Show Profile Send Fast by Ferracci a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
The anthem should be played before the start of the day's racing, not just before a Supercars race
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LotusCortina
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  17:39:30  Show Profile Send LotusCortina a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
They can ditch the God botherer and the prayers as well. If I want religion I can go to a church.
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troy01505
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  18:03:22  Show Profile Send troy01505 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by LotusCortina

They can ditch the God botherer and the prayers as well. If I want religion I can go to a church.



She was not happy 2 or so rounds ago about the Chaplin has been left out either
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TheArrow
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  18:36:41  Show Profile Send TheArrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Sounds like the whinging attitude is contagious at Erebus...

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troy01505
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quote:
Originally posted by TheArrow

Sounds like the whinging attitude is contagious at Erebus...



Some people just can't handle change
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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  19:41:54  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by LotusCortina

They can ditch the God botherer and the prayers as well. If I want religion I can go to a church.



The "God botherer" you denigrate is a chaplain.
I believe he's non denominational and is there to support everyone in whatever way he can. I don't believe he tries to bother people but his ears are always open if someone wants to chat about anything.

The National Anthem is played at the beginning of most motorsports events.
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Sonic
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  19:44:23  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by LotusCortina

They can ditch the God botherer and the prayers as well. If I want religion I can go to a church.



I am sure God isn't bothered by the chaplain's prayers lol :)

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oldtimer
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  19:46:27  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by TheArrow

Sounds like the whinging attitude is contagious at Erebus...



You are entitled to your opinion, so is Betty, as are others.

However, Betty is a shareholder in the Supercars organisation and her comments add more weight IMHO.

The question is also about trust, and whether and undertaking was made by the CEO to a shareholder and to a major sponsor.
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Sonic
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for me the anthem is one of the most under-inspiring songs on the planet... I feel nothing at all when it is played other than a longing for it to be over perhaps...

if I had to choose when it should be played I would suggest Bathurst as that is our 'pomp and ceremony' but I really wouldn't even bother at any other round.

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bigcol
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  20:24:17  Show Profile Send bigcol a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I just wish they'd ditch Advance Australia Fair.
It would have to be the crappest national anthem going.

I got in trouble at Primary School for not singing God save the Queen. ( another crap national anthem)
When i was asked why, i said i don't believe in God and why should i want to save the Queen from a foreign country

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Trickyonne
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  20:41:03  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by bigcol

I just wish they'd ditch Advance Australia Fair.
It would have to be the crappest national anthem going.

I got in trouble at Primary School for not singing God save the Queen. ( another crap national anthem)
When i was asked why, i said i don't believe in God and why should i want to save the Queen from a foreign country



Showing your age col mate

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oldtimer
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  22:42:43  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Trickyonne

quote:
Originally posted by bigcol

I just wish they'd ditch Advance Australia Fair.
It would have to be the crappest national anthem going.

I got in trouble at Primary School for not singing God save the Queen. ( another crap national anthem)
When i was asked why, i said i don't believe in God and why should i want to save the Queen from a foreign country



Showing your age col mate




It was God save the KING when I was introduced to it.
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bigem
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Posted - 30 Jul 2019 :  22:47:22  Show Profile Send bigem a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I am more concerned as to why Supercars has got rid of the chaplain and the anthem! Is it to appease non-bacon eaters? I think that is where it's at! If they don't like our way of life, we shouldn't be changing it for them, they can **** off back to the it sand ****hole!

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