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#1 brochbuilder

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:44 AM

England seem to be doing rather well in the World Cup, we must pull together as a nation to support them.
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#2 mikeyboy

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

You can if you want.



#3 Ghostrider

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

There's a World Cup on....who knew.

 

I'll try, but raising interest higher than indifference for 20 (allegedly) sane and mature guys chasing a bag of wind around an acre of grass for an hour and a half, may take time.



#4 Colin

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:49 PM

Not supporting anyone in particular, but been watching some matches.

 

Can't get over the level of attempted "cheating" going on over the new VAR system being used.  Quite amusing to see a bunch of over-rated, over-paid prima donnas trying to con the referees into stopping play to review(?) some very minor incidents(?).  It's a "contact" sport for crying out loud..

 

Increasing the number of participating teams from 24 to 32 has, imho, been a "bad" thing as it has let in a number of "no hopers" who are doing so much damage to the already tarnished(?) image we have of football with all their diving, feigning injury, and general play acting to the referee.  They are also guilty of a level of foul play that could possibly cause someone a serious injury.

In fairness, some of the more established teams do this as well, but they are much better at it.. :razz: .



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:08 PM

So far the most entertaining thing I've found about the whole thing is Putin inviting the old disgraced head of its governing body to be his guest at it, despite the governing body banning the guy from being near anything of their's.

 

Whatever else you think of Putin, you gotta admire his twisted sense of humour. :D



#6 George.

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 10:29 AM

England seem to be doing rather well in the World Cup, we must pull together as a nation to support them.

I'm certainly sure that the English are supporting themselves, whereas humanity..........

 

I must ask why this thread is titled, "United Kingdom", when it has nothing to do with your United Kingdom? It is solely about two things, England and football.


Edited by George., 26 June 2018 - 10:34 AM.


#7 Colin

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

I think that the suggestion was that the whole kingdom (because, at the moment, it IS that) should unite behind the ENGLAND team and support(?) them...  Although, I haven't quite figured out just HOW we could do that beyond watching them on the telly.



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 02:22 PM

While there has always been friendly rivalry in sport amongst the home countries of the UK, it used to be that each nation supported the other  against the rest of the world  Nowadays the nasty nationalist elements have ramped up this anti English thing to the point of supporting anyone else. Unfortunately this brings out the worst in nationalism. I have considered voting for independence, but this kind of behaviour puts me off.



#9 George.

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:13 PM

Nowadays the nasty nationalist elements have ramped up this anti English thing to the point of supporting anyone else. 

 

I must admit that the English Independence Party do show some rather nasty nationalist elements.



#10 Colin

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:51 PM

George,

 

Why do you always have to reduce everything to politics..

 

The thread is about a game of football....

 

Whether you support them, or not, England are a BRITISH team.. 



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:17 PM

We will find out how good they are tomorrow against Belgium, i hope they have a good World Cup but i cant see them winning it.

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:35 PM

I love the faux outrage when people try and paint non English people from the UK who don't support England as anti English.
When England were 5-0 up against Panama the English crowd were singing "Are you Scotland in disguise?" Did I feel offended? nope, It's banter, our English cousins are perfectly welcome to mock the shortcomings of our national team. Equally, the Welsh, Scots and Northern Irish shouldn't feel any guilt about wanting them to get beat if they so wish. That's football.

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#13 Ghostrider

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

As a meme doing the rounds on F/B at the mo says....

 

'Remember, England beating Panama is the equivalent of beating Stevie Wonder at darts'.



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

A reply I read, along the lines of... I'll not hear another word said against Panama, at least they qualified... I thought was funnier than the meme.

Capeesh, I agree, just banter.


Edited by Space, 27 June 2018 - 10:17 AM.


#15 John Allan

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:52 PM

Ha ha ... though I thought the new SNP t-shirts being sold on ebay were funnier ....

 

SNP  (Scotland's not playing) 

 

https://www.ebay.co....ar=423164180676

 

 

 

As a meme doing the rounds on F/B at the mo says....

 

'Remember, England beating Panama is the equivalent of beating Stevie Wonder at darts'.



#16 Colin

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:56 PM

As if there is anyone left in the UK who doesn't know the result against Columbia.  I seems that a certain Mr "hand of god" Maradonna has something to say about it... 

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...otball/44716774

 

He either has a very short memory, or all that coke has gotten to him... :rofl:



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:40 PM

As if there is anyone left in the UK who doesn't know the result against Columbia.  I seems that a certain Mr "hand of god" Maradonna has something to say about it... 

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...otball/44716774

 

According to the BBC, Mr Maradonna has spoken particularly about England commiting a "monumental robbery", as opposed to the U. K. As stated in the artical commented on, it is said about Maradonna that, "He only spoke English, some bias was certain", but it doesn't tell us which language he only spoke English in :cool:


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#18 brochbuilder

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:30 PM

Another great win for England and the UK.......Makes you proud doesn't it?

#19 George.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:43 AM

No win for your U. K.



#20 John Allan

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:18 PM

It was. I think they have played and done far better than anyone could have expected. Good luck to them on Wednesday night, should be a good game.

 

Another great win for England and the UK.......Makes you proud doesn't it?