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where to watch football this sat

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Re: where to watch football this sat

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:38 pm

- macmaghnusa

bitterness? oh' I don't think so raquel. I can't see england fans ever cheering on the scots & the welsh, not even in europe. & ireland is an entirely different bag. no sane british person should ever expect their support. most spaniards I've spoken to think it's strange that the UK can field 3 'national sides', yet in the olympics, marbles & tiddly-winks, everybody is under one glorious flag. maybe it's 'cos they see things going that way here with cataluña & the pais vasco pushing for more autonomy. I tell them it might be something to do with the fact that the game was invented in england, therefore a sort of special status for the mighty nation etc... as regards rooney's sending off. that's the way the cookie crumbles. sometimes things go in your favour, other times they don't. I just object to his oikish attitude & contorted, flushed face. as I said before, a waterboatman with dosh.



Hi, I'm Irish and support England (to my dads disgust :oops:) if Ireland are not playing. But according to some of my family I'm not really Irish because I havent got an Irish accent Rolling Eyes and cant speak gaelic, passport and birth cert doesnt come into it.

A shame Germany went last night, now my support transfers to Italy and hopefully France will kick portugals butt tonight Very Happy

 

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Re: where to watch football this sat

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:56 pm

, but why should I care? I'm not an england fan. lovely to see it all end in tears really. the cava tasted great.
sláinte!

For somebody who doesn't care, you sure have an opinion haha!!!

Great match last night, hope France kick some butt tonight!

 

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Re: where to watch football this sat

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:24 pm

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, but why should I care? I'm not an england fan. lovely to see it all end in tears really. the cava tasted great.
sláinte!

For somebody who doesn't care, you sure have an opinion haha!!!

Great match last night, hope France kick some butt tonight!



Well I think thats strange, but of course you are entitled to your opinion. I always supposrt the "home" teams. So If Scotland are playing I will be rooting for them (as long as they don't play England!) and the same goes for Wales & N ireland. In the same way I supported any British team in the Champions League, wanting to see Brit teams do well (unless they were upo against MUFC).

I've never understood this hate of the England Team by other home nations.

 

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Re: where to watch football this sat

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:09 pm

maybe it's because they don't really endear themselves too much, neither the team nor the fans. I've seen it so many times beore. I saw glasgow celtic play in sevilla a couple of years ago. about 8000 travelled & despite much drunken revelry, they behaved themselves & received positive press from both the police & the civic authorities. on the whole, english fans don't like to mix, they keep themselves to themselves & engage in tedious, tribalistic displays of misguided patriotism, ie land of hope & glory, rule britannia & all that crap. I consider it crap 'cos it's exclusive. not everybody identifies with britain's colonial past, in fact some consider it utter provocation. I saw the same antics in bilbao in may, but sadly from the welsh. they were there to play a friendly against euskadi, the basque 'national' side. I saw disgraceful behaviour in the street & we're talking about the players here, supposedly ambassadors!! so maybe it's only the scots & the irish who are cool & people friendly abroad. & you're absolutely right merrymex, I am entitled to my opinion, as you are to yours. when I said why should I care, I was referring to england's world fortunes, which lamentably for you have now disappeared down the gurgler. accept it, & accept it with pride, as bob dylan once said. nobody was robbed.

 

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Re: where to watch football this sat

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:41 pm

which lamentably for you have now disappeared down the gurgler. accept it, & accept it with pride, as bob dylan once said. nobody was robbed.

Being a true cross breed that I am,Mother Irish, Father English ,Spanish Grandad and German Grandmother, I don't feel the need to slate other nation's or there beliefs and I certainly do not feel that any side I choose to support should be put down for not getting through to the next stage,at least they got there!!!
I'm not even a footy fan but am proud of my mixed up root's, even my sisiter in law who is a Scot's, and openly admit's that she doesn't like the Brit's or the Irish was upset England never got through, how crazy is that!!!
I'm sorry I can't get the smilies to work, otherwise I would have poked my tongue out by now hehe!!

 

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Re: where to watch football this sat

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:40 pm

- merrymex

which lamentably for you have now disappeared down the gurgler. accept it, & accept it with pride, as bob dylan once said. nobody was robbed.

Being a true cross breed that I am,Mother Irish, Father English ,Spanish Grandad and German Grandmother, I don't feel the need to slate other nation's or there beliefs and I certainly do not feel that any side I choose to support should be put down for not getting through to the next stage,at least they got there!!!
I'm not even a footy fan but am proud of my mixed up root's, even my sisiter in law who is a Scot's, and openly admit's that she doesn't like the Brit's or the Irish was upset England never got through, how crazy is that!!!
I'm sorry I can't get the smilies to work, otherwise I would have poked my tongue out by now hehe!!



Yes well said .... and just because you don't agree with the brits singing rule Britannia in the streets Mac doesn't mean they don't have the right to do it Very Happy
From what I've heard and seen the behaviour has improved since those horrible old days ... you'll always get the minority idiots who want to cause trouble, but I'm afraid thats true of most countries fans ... I can remember problems with the Dutch, Germans, Turks and certainly the Spanish as regards racial abuse

 

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Re: where to watch football this sat

Post Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:35 am

ok guys. maybe I got out of bed the wrong side. tongues out, y no os corteis
(feel free)... Smile

 

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