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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by Rocsteady » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:00 am

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Mafro wrote:https://twitter.com/CalumShepherd_6/status/1017180783767949312

I'll say it again, you would never see this from the English about the other home nations.


If anything, we'd be cheering them on as much as our own team.

Would you strawberry float. I was down with England doing well but that’s total bullshit.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by <]:^D » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:06 am

when Wales were doing well everyone i heard from was happy to see it :?

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:10 am

<]:^D wrote:when Wales were doing well everyone i heard from was happy to see it :?


Indeed. I really wanted to see Wales win the euros. Would have been awesome.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by <]:^D » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:11 am

its a surprise some of our UK neighbours can post on the forum with those massive chips on their shoulders

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:14 am

<]:^D wrote:its a surprise some of our UK neighbours can post on the forum with those massive chips on their shoulders


I was going to suggest that they use a talk to type facility but their funny accents would probably prevent that.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by <]:^D » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:15 am

:lol:

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by Photek » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:20 am

SandyCoin wrote:
Photek wrote:Modric also irked by English Media.


He probably shouldn't read/watch it then.

Croatia media seems pretty tacky too. Posting images of English fans and players upset "Look at how the English cry" :fp: Or one English ref saying something negative about Croatia, and them attaching that to all English people :roll: . As far as I can tell, any time England lose to a country it's an excuse for a countries media to stir up dislike for the English.

You shouldn’t read/watch Croatian media. No idea how you did though.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by DML » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:25 am

Rocsteady wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Hime wrote:
Mafro wrote:https://twitter.com/CalumShepherd_6/status/1017180783767949312

I'll say it again, you would never see this from the English about the other home nations.


If anything, we'd be cheering them on as much as our own team.

Would you strawberry float. I was down with England doing well but that’s total bullshit.


I'm genuinely confused by this. I'd rather a home nation won anything.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by Photek » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:27 am

Are the Republic or Ireland a’home’ nation?

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am

Photek wrote:Are the Republic or Ireland a’home’ nation?


I’m sure it differs for some but me personally I like to see the Republic do well. I’ve always seen the whole of the British Isles as home. Culturally we are all intertwined and very close. If the Republic were in with a chance of a tournament win I would totally support them. When they face big teams I’m interested and will them on to win.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by DML » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:30 am

Photek wrote:Are the Republic or Ireland a’home’ nation?


Id support them just as much for sure if thats what you mean.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:34 am

I feel like we’ve been having this conversation for several days now and still the forum members of Ireland, Scotland and Wales don’t believe us :lol:

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by sawyerpip » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:07 am

I think part of that is most of England don't see Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as genuine threats. Apart from 2016 when was the last time one of those countries got further than England in a major tournament? It's easy to support the other countries when 99% of the time you're performing better than them. If that wasn't the case there'd be far more more (hopefully friendly) rivalry between the nations.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by RainbowGazelle » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:41 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
<]:^D wrote:its a surprise some of our UK neighbours can post on the forum with those massive chips on their shoulders


I was going to suggest that they use a talk to type facility but their funny accents would probably prevent that.

Because every single English accent is perfectly understandable to everyone in the UK? Let's not have this devolve into racism.

Also guys, is it not possible some of the fans in that plane were Croatian supporters? It was a flight from Croatia. No need to make arrogant/derogatory comments.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by Hime » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:02 am

sawyerpip wrote:I think part of that is most of England don't see Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as genuine threats. Apart from 2016 when was the last time one of those countries got further than England in a major tournament? It's easy to support the other countries when 99% of the time you're performing better than them. If that wasn't the case there'd be far more more (hopefully friendly) rivalry between the nations.

It's not just football, it's every sport. I've been told Great Britain "is just England" not meaning everyone who represents GB is English but that's what GB means. See Alex Salmond when Andy Murray won at Wimbledon.

Again, watch all the ABE's start supporting their teams in the EPL in a few weeks.

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PostRe: RE: Re: World Cup 2018
by shadow202 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:59 am

Hime wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:I think part of that is most of England don't see Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as genuine threats. Apart from 2016 when was the last time one of those countries got further than England in a major tournament? It's easy to support the other countries when 99% of the time you're performing better than them. If that wasn't the case there'd be far more more (hopefully friendly) rivalry between the nations.

It's not just football, it's every sport. I've been told Great Britain "is just England" not meaning everyone who represents GB is English but that's what GB means. See Alex Salmond when Andy Murray won at Wimbledon.

Again, watch all the ABE's start supporting their teams in the EPL in a few weeks.
The EPL were most teams have four English players, who most of the time aren't even close to being the best players in the team, I'm sure that makes a big impact on people supporting the national team.

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PostRe: RE: Re: World Cup 2018
by Moggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:00 am

shadow202 wrote:
Hime wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:I think part of that is most of England don't see Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as genuine threats. Apart from 2016 when was the last time one of those countries got further than England in a major tournament? It's easy to support the other countries when 99% of the time you're performing better than them. If that wasn't the case there'd be far more more (hopefully friendly) rivalry between the nations.

It's not just football, it's every sport. I've been told Great Britain "is just England" not meaning everyone who represents GB is English but that's what GB means. See Alex Salmond when Andy Murray won at Wimbledon.

Again, watch all the ABE's start supporting their teams in the EPL in a few weeks.
The EPL were most teams have four English players, who most of the time aren't even close to being the best players in the team, I'm sure that makes a big impact on people supporting the national team.


Bloody foreigners, coming over here, making the Scottish support our teams. :x :x :x

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by SandyCoin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:01 am

Photek wrote:
SandyCoin wrote:
Photek wrote:Modric also irked by English Media.


He probably shouldn't read/watch it then.

Croatia media seems pretty tacky too. Posting images of English fans and players upset "Look at how the English cry" :fp: Or one English ref saying something negative about Croatia, and them attaching that to all English people :roll: . As far as I can tell, any time England lose to a country it's an excuse for a countries media to stir up dislike for the English.

You shouldn’t read/watch Croatian media. No idea how you did though.


An article on the Guardian had a link to it. It was actually quite easy to click.

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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by Death's Head » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:09 am

I've always thought we should have a UK team for sports competitions. Why be called "United" when we are not? Collectively we'd pull in some better results.

Yes?
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PostRe: World Cup 2018
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:13 am

Death's Head wrote:I've always thought we should have a UK team for sports competitions. Why be called "United" when we are not? Collectively we'd pull in some better results.

You're right, it would be a better team with Gareth Bale in the squad.


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