THE call for a new national anthem for England will certainly divide opinion.
There are many who feel the current anthem God Save The Queen is something of a trudge while one potential replacement for rousing sporting and national occasions, Jerusalem, would be far more uplifting and be the kind of patriotic song that many would be keen to join in.
After all, when our national teams line up and the camera runs along the line during the national anthem some players seem to be struggling for the words or the passion – or perhaps even both.
Dr Andy Mycock from Huddersfield University is certainly right to open the debate and get people talking but there would no doubt be many hurdles to overcome before Jerusalem was ever formally adopted.
The current National Anthem is linked directly to the monarchy and while there is ever a queen or king on the English throne it’s hard to see it being relinquished for any occasion.
And how would anyone go about making the change anyway?
And just who would have that final decision?