Why do they bother?

Old Nov 25th 2006, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
Thank god for that!


He played for a demonstration cricket tournament near me a few years ago, and i have to say he was out of match fitness!

As the players all come through a tunnel i rather loudly asked who "that fat bastard" was! He heard me, it got uncomfortable and he actually went to pass me the bat as if to say, "wanna go, twat?"

I felt soooooooooooo small!
Oops!!
I saw him play against Sussex back in 2003, and he was just superb. Definitely in condition. He must have lost my mobile number though....
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Oops!!
I saw him play against Sussex back in 2003, and he was just superb. Definitely in condition. He must have lost my mobile number though....

No, he's just filed it under Chipmuck-loving weirdo!



(Was that a personal insult? Am I banned)?
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Oops!!
I saw him play against Sussex back in 2003, and he was just superb. Definitely in condition. He must have lost my mobile number though....


This game was in Sussex. For the Duke of Norfolk's XI in Arundel
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
This game was in Sussex. For the Duke of Norfolk's XI in Arundel

Oh you, you are supposed to be watching my team!

(just sneaked on myself, to make sure I hadn't upset H-B)!
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt
This game was in Sussex. For the Duke of Norfolk's XI in Arundel
Fab! Never got to see them at Arundel, only at Hove, but it was great all the same
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Originally Posted by busterboy
No, he's just filed it under Chipmuck-loving weirdo!
Chipmunk wasn't born then, she is just comig up to her second birthday; we are having a party with jelly and ice cream

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(Was that a personal insult? Am I banned)?
No, cos I'm well aware I'm a chipmunk-loving weirdo
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Chipmunk wasn't born then, she is just comig up to her second birthday; we are having a party with jelly and ice cream


No, cos I'm well aware I'm a chipmunk-loving weirdo

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Drat!
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Originally Posted by Gibbo
Can't understand the us and them mentality on these forms. Some people come to Australia and like living here others come and dislike it. In both cases the country is the same, it is the people who are different. Those that are happy don't have a problem. Those who are unhappy tend to blame the country. This, in my opinion, is unfair. You are simply not compatable with the country and should therefore expend your energy on getting yourselves somewhere where you are. Why waste that energy slagging off the country and the people who are happy with it?
You should post this in the Oz forum too as it equally applies to all the folk who hate the UK, and want to blame their unhappiness on the UK. Why do they waste their time slagging off the UK and the people who want to live there?

Not everyone who doesn't want to live in Australia "blames" the country. Most people have perfectly valid and rational reasons for not wanting to live there, and can say so with resorting to being abusive. People need to use the MBTTUK forum to discuss and validate those reasons and should be allowed to expess an opinion without being stalked, criticised, or abused.

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Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
Good grief, you're a thin-skinned Pom, and no mistake!

FYI, I do enjoy living amonst the English, thankyou very much. It would be pretty crazy if I didn't, seeing as I am half-English myself. I have a good job, I work with a great bunch of people, I've made dozens of friends here in the UK, and I've come to appreciate what this country has to offer.

Here, read this post and take a step into the real world.

Oh, and I notice you didn't mention my other comments about the anti-English bigotry I suffered when I was a kid at high school Down Under. Because that doesn't really fit into your view of me, does it?

I see people slagging off Aussies on this forum almost every day. But I don't sit there slagging of the English (though I occasionally take issue with a few parochial Poms). And to claim that "Pom" itself is some sort of racist slur... well, that's patently ridiculous.
to be honest vash i have no view on you at all but i do have a few on people who use the word pom in a derogatory way and that is they are scum .
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Whilst we were out in oz we spent time with OH sisters 'friends' who were true blue bloody Australians . The hubby of the couple was a complete t**ser and all he kept saying was I'd like to thank your ancestors for sending my great great great granddad out here to gods own country. it's the best place on earth to live yudda yudda yudda' and then once we had told them of the decision to return tot he uk we had (please read in a twangy aussie voice hehe) 'why the bladdy hell would ya wanna do a thing like that, you'll get home and regret it. you'll wanna get on the first plane back. it's dirty, it's overcrowded it's this that and the other'.

Now i really couldn't give two dead ducks for what anybody else thinks, but i think it just sums up what people here are trying to say about the (sometimes) aussie attitude.
If i were talking to an aussie about them returning home i would never have the audacity to say anything like that to them. i have some very low opinions on life in oz. but they are my opinions and would never try to inflict my views on anybody. everyone can have an opinion, it is just the way it is put across and also how far people go with their views without taking into consideration that they are in fact telling people that they want to live in the worlds biggest shithole (which it isn't, the uk that is) and that it is their fault for not trying
We gave it our all and after being in oz did we notice the dirt and grime, the over populated streets and crime.
Nope, we noticed we had freedom, freedom from oz, we could travel anywhere for a few quid, we noticed that everyone had different ways of doing things and thats fine, it's interesting and we noticed that people in the uk have manners when it come to other people choices and accept them for what they are, other people decisions based on those people themselves.
I hope my sis-in-laws friend gets his head out of arse soon or he might never be seen again
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Originally Posted by louise4
Whilst we were out in oz we spent time with OH sisters 'friends' who were true blue bloody Australians . ...............
well said had this guy ever visited the uk? thats when i found these comments to be really odd
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well said had this guy ever visited the uk? thats when i found these comments to be really odd

Maybe he was listening to all the peeps from the UK and their OZ is so much better speeches
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Old Nov 26th 2006, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by northernbird
yeah it is but Australia were pleased they had won because they are not a huge soccer nation and they had beaten one of the top teams. I really don't get why people have a problem with that.
That's not quite accurate. Well it is in that we were beaten, but they didn't beat a top team. Australia played well and no mistke. But it was against an experimental side, and Eriksson had other things on his mind (bigger tournaments).

I lay the blame at Eriksson's feet. Reason being he didn't have the cultural/historical background to realise how much we love to beat the Aussies (and how few times it actually happens). To him it was just another friendly, to the English players it was a bit of a Mickey Mouse game. To the fans it was much more.

I'd say I'm pretty sport obsessed, but only with the sports I'm interested and partake in (cycle racing and triathlon, and old hand at motorcycle racing). The dingos seems to just want to back winners. They generally lack the sophistication to understand a game that requires real long term tactics (like what it takes to qualify for the WC every 4yrs). They are very fickle bandwagonners and jump on anything that looks like winning, rather than than have a passion for sport, they have a passion for winning. Not a bad thing in itself. But they are the world's worst losers (and winners).

I've given up watching the World Game SBS as I can't stand the anti English bashing that that idiot Hungarian moron Les Murray dishes out. When was the last time the 'Mighty Magyars' won anything? And Foster ain't much better. He constantly slags a system that brought him some fairly decent wealth, although he is more balanced in his views. It was better when they had Francis Awaratefe on, but he was sacked for criticising Australian football.

Eriksson did the right thing in experimenting with the team he just didn't understand what it meant to us. As we say in triathlon, never experiment with your nutrition in an 'A race', and this match was certainly not an A race for the English.

That's no excuse though, we played badly, they played well. It just didn't mean anything. Incidentally after the Rugby WC I was in nZ on a business trip and I can't tell you how many Kiwis came up to me and contratulated me on a great team etc. They seemed genuinely pleased that it was a cracking tournamemnt all round.

Made me even prouder to be English. I'm copping a bit of flak over at my triathlon forum at the moment, but as I told them:

'I don't care if England comes last in the play off for the Best of the Crap trophy in every tournament devised by man, bulldog Red and White runs through my veins and always will. Supporting winners is easy, supporting England takes real faith
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Originally Posted by FPM
That's no excuse though, we played badly, they played well. It just didn't mean anything.
It was the "historic victory" stance that had me perplexed at the time. However, I had a quick google yesterday and have now come to realise that all sporting victories are reported as "historic" in Australia: historic victory against Japan ....historic victory against Uruguay.....historic victory in the team pursuit.....historic victory in India....historic victory over the British Lions.....historic victory in Dunedin.....historic victory over the Springboks.... and so on.

I guess I hadn't been in Australia long enough to know that this is just the media style!
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