Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Eng-er-land



Should I watch the England v Trinidad and Tobago game with Reidski?
Yes, definitely
No, are you mad?
Why? I thought you loved each other?
  
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11 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I never met a Scot who didn't have a huge racist chip on his shoulder about England and the English and I think I can say that with some validity having lived in Scotland for five years in the seventies. They should be grateful! We brought them trousers and malt vinegar, electricity and Morecambe and Wise and we have employed lots of their footballers over the years so that they could send food packages back to their wee bairns in The Gorbals. They always want England to lose because underneath it all they are jealous of the English nation. COME ON ENGLAND!

Alan said...

Sorry, but I never understand why the English think they have a God given right to be supported by another nation just because it happens to be next door. Do you expect a Liverpool fan to support Everton? No. Do you expect a Man Utd fan to support City? No. Do you expect a Cobblers fan to support Peterborough? No. Do you expect a fan of the might all-conquering Spurs to support that bunch of French twats from down the road? No. More to the point, would you expect the Belgians to support Holland, or the Portuguese to support Spain? No. Yet you seem to believe that we Scots are being mean spirited because we fail to support a country which has repeatedly invaded us for a millenium or more simply because we happen to share a border. Methinks it is not us who have the inferiority complex.

'mon the Soca Warriors!

honestyrain said...

you're at 50/50. go with what i said. i said yes. i know everything. ask my husband.

Numptie said...

Alan I think that YP is just trying to wind people up the same as I do with the English Nationalists; I'm Cornish and would not be supporting England on principle, that is if I had any interest at all in football...

BondWoman said...

So why doesn't the (Eurovision song contest) neighbour principle apply in football? Explain that to me, someone, please.

Reidski said...

Excellent - a little light-hearted fun from JJ gets everyone into a tizzy! Silly people!

For what it's worth, while I am a guest in this beautiful country and think the English people to be warm, kind and wonderful, I choose, for entertainment reasons, not to support their football team. On the other hand, I can't stand those self-hating English people - usually middle class and usually Guardian, Morning Star and Socialist Worker readers, in my experience - who snobbishly don't support their country when it comes to football. But maybe that is a debate I should host on my own blog rather than here on JJ's! At the same time I may have a few words to say on the reactionary and crass anti-English feelings which do exist in Scotland.

the Beep said...

Alan - well said. COYS

Oh and JJ, yes obv!

Cliff said...

Has the eurovision song contest principle replaced the offside rule BW? When Ireland qualified in 98 but England didn't we all went down the pub, bought a guinness and became irish so I would say that was BW eurovision principle in action. If scotland were in and not us I would wish them the best of luck too, being a bit of a scotophile ( is that a word and is it anything illegal?) I think the real bitterness that seems apparent in some people's approach to England's participation in the wolrd cup is quite sad and more venemous than anything the same people could accuse the most nationalistic of england fans of.

I don't know why people can't just enjoy it or if they don't like it go and read war and peace or something (about the france-russia final of 1812)

Reidski said...

Well said Cliff - let's forget all the nonsense and just enjoy! It is, after all, just a game!

Nat said...

I'm going to support australia.

...cos I can!

Jim said...

I think YP is pretty well wrong, either that or he's met the wrong Scots. The chip isn't racist at all. Its simply a prebyterian modesty that wouldn't allow us to blow the same trumpet for 40 years. As for jealousy what's to be jealous of in Nationalism?