Author Topic: Six Nations  (Read 176172 times)

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Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2009, 02:29:46 pm »
After watching the England - Italy game on Saturday and the Wales - Scotland match yesterday, I have to ask the question: can I get away with supporting Wales?  My girlfriend's mother is Welsh, is that enough?
(My great grandmother was Irish so I may have a back up!)

Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2009, 02:53:46 pm »
After watching the England - Italy game on Saturday and the Wales - Scotland match yesterday, I have to ask the question: can I get away with supporting Wales?  My girlfriend's mother is Welsh, is that enough?
(My great grandmother was Irish so I may have a back up!)

I'm part Welsh and part English so can legitimately go for either (but mainly go for Wales as I like the way they play better).

But I don't see why people should feel that they have to support a particular side just because they come from that country.  Patriotism does have its good points but it shouldn't be the be-all and end-all, especially when we are talking about something as unimportant (in the grand scheme of things) as sport.  If I was you I'd support the one that you liked the most: whether that's based on how they play, their general attitude, the history of the side, or even the colour of their strips.

Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2009, 02:58:20 pm »
I'm half English and half Welsh but I have little real connection to Wales. I was born and grew up in England and since before then, none of my relatives lived in Wales. The only visits there were week long summer holidays to Harlech some years.
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Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2009, 03:09:14 pm »
I'm half English and half a Welshovik too, so I support England as it used to wind up my late mother something rotten.
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Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2009, 03:51:15 pm »
especially when we are talking about something as unimportant (in the grand scheme of things) as sport. 

If you have that attitude to rugby, you have little in common with the rest of the Welsh nation. ;-)

Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2009, 04:05:58 pm »
especially when we are talking about something as unimportant (in the grand scheme of things) as sport. 

If you have that attitude to rugby, you have little in common with the rest of the Welsh nation. ;-)

Don't you mean "principality" ?  ;)

Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2009, 07:55:19 pm »
After watching the England - Italy game on Saturday and the Wales - Scotland match yesterday, I have to ask the question: can I get away with supporting Wales?  My girlfriend's mother is Welsh, is that enough?
(My great grandmother was Irish so I may have a back up!)

You can do as you see fit. The caveat being that you can only choose once, otherwise you end up being David Mellor
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2009, 08:01:11 pm »
I'm half English too, but I never understood how any right-thinking person could bring themselves to support England at Rugby. I would concede, however, that England have produced some good players. David Duckham immediately spring to mind.
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Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2009, 10:00:48 pm »

I never understood how any right-thinking person could bring themselves to support England at Rugby.


Which is of course why amongst the royal family that particular poisoned chalice was palmed off on Harry
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Re: Six Nations - England
« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2009, 10:02:40 pm »
especially when we are talking about something as unimportant (in the grand scheme of things) as sport. 

If you have that attitude to rugby, you have little in common with the rest of the Welsh nation. ;-)

Don't you mean "principality" ?  ;)

As an exile, I'd go for nation  :)

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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2009, 10:09:04 pm »
My dictionary (Oxford Concise) tells me that a Principality is "a state ruled by a prince".

That cannot by any stretch of the imagination mean Wales. ;D
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2009, 10:14:19 pm »
Just modified the OT subject to make it more generic.  :thumbsup:

Sadly there are now 6 pages of posts with the old subject.  :D

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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2009, 10:21:46 pm »
I've just spent a happy few minutes erasing England. :D
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2009, 10:46:42 pm »
I'll just redress the balance a little
Swing low.....

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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2009, 10:48:01 pm »
And - verily - low they swung  ;)

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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #65 on: February 09, 2009, 10:49:07 pm »
And - verily - low they swung  ;)
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #66 on: February 09, 2009, 10:55:04 pm »
very good
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2009, 09:26:09 am »
Well they may have had green and blue ribbons as well as red made for this year's trophy, which is certainly going to be hard fought, but they have prepared the other six nations award already:



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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #68 on: February 10, 2009, 11:49:20 am »
In sport, you can often judge a team's reputation by the number of people wanting them to lose ...

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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #69 on: February 10, 2009, 11:53:29 am »
In sport, you can often judge a team's reputation by the number of people wanting them to lose ...

(Johnny, Clive - put your hands down now!)

That's not the case in rugby in my experience. Whether right or wrong, for me the English rugby team encapsulates everything that makes everyone else dislike what England stands for. For most of my life, the team's been pretty crap.
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #70 on: February 10, 2009, 11:55:42 am »
The cheer that went up in the rugby club when Italy scored was very loud!

It was in Wales, though!
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #71 on: February 10, 2009, 01:13:41 pm »
@robbarker:

I'll see your wooden spoon and raise you this:


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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #72 on: February 10, 2009, 02:38:36 pm »
Shouldn't England be getting a Cluebat?

Ditto the flanneled fools.
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #73 on: February 10, 2009, 02:47:53 pm »
Very good indeed, Mr. L. :thumbsup:
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Re: Six Nations
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2009, 04:39:36 pm »
My Dad has a debenture seat at the Millennium Stadium so am off to see the Wales v England match on Saturday, am so excited!!!  :thumbsup: Anyone else going?

The last match I saw Wales play was against Australia back in November and there was a great atmosphere in there that day but I think this may outshine it. Especially if they shut the roof.