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The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Old Sep 30th 2011, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Stormer999 View Post
If Rugby Union is on a screen at my local other than England I can go and enjoy watching the game with like minded people. If an England game is being televised then loads of red and white soccer supporters turn out to see an England win at all costs and sod the quality of the game. Foul behavior and language at anyone not wearing the "colours".
Our game demands more respect it was and never really will be a spectator game.
In the Northern Hemisphere the French and English are seen as "the enemy" but jokingly so, by Rugby supporters.
Hence...."so long as we beat England".
Fun we all enjoy including the French and English.
Most Rugby supporters go to see a good game, the mentality of others latching on will always point to where trouble begins......
Exactly. Karma.
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 2:45 am
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I've had no problems....but then I wear an ABs shirt in the pub!
As for McManU, at least he lives on the same landmass as his team, unlike the majority of reds....not Thailand. (Although they do make his shirts.)
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 5:05 am
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Not anti-english.....pro-Scottish and that is totally understandable
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 5:47 am
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If they hate us Pommies so much how come so many of them support Pommie Football teams ??????
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What colour was the Scottish kit? Looked black to me.
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
What colour was the Scottish kit? Looked black to me.
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 3:44 pm
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

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What colour was the Scottish kit?
That would be navy and gold
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Old Oct 1st 2011, 4:40 pm
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Originally Posted by Kimi-Deacon View Post
If they hate us Pommies so much how come so many of them support Pommie Football teams ??????
the only people mentioning hate are yourselves

most scottish football fans support an english team (goes back to when scots were the back bone of every decent english team long long ago) along with a scottish one, i put manu badge instead of hibs for a change but god do some folk jump at things without trying to see the fun in it

so to try and avoid anymore bitterness will say well done england you will beat france then who knows
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Last night made me smile. We ended up at the bar in Henderson, it was pretty obvious after a few minutes the entire place wanted Scotland to win, we were the only real Brits there. We weren't really watching the rugby as neither of us are interested, but hearing how desperate the locals were to see England lose I took it on myself to get behind England. They did not like it one bit, at the end of the game they all stormed off home almost in tears. Of of em collared ne at the bar and asked me about the game, i said I wasn't too bothered (he then finished my sentence) 'cos it's only Rugby'. They're finally getting the message!

So my question is this: Who will the yocals be cheering on in England v France?
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
So my question is this: Who will the yocals be cheering on in England v France?
Whoever is the lesser threat to the All Blacks. Seeing as how France are paying so poorly, that would be them. Now that Dan Carter is out of the tournament for the ABs, things are looking a bit dodgy.
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Originally Posted by waikatoguy View Post
Whoever is the lesser threat to the All Blacks. Seeing as how France are paying so poorly, that would be them. Now that Dan Carter is out of the tournament for the ABs, things are looking a bit dodgy.
Dan Carter is out of the tournament REALLY?NEVER!! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?

I have not heard a thing about this on the tv,radio or papers!!!!!
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

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Dan Carter is out of the tournament REALLY?NEVER!! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?

I have not heard a thing about this on the tv,radio or papers!!!!!
No decent eye candy to watch then
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Old Oct 2nd 2011, 5:03 am
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Default Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Oh, heck, do I live in a bubble here then . I have genuinely never encountered any serious anti-Englishness in NZ. A bit of gentle ribbing maybe, but nothing that I can't handle or give back in equal measure. That said I'm not all that fussed about the rugby, am casually watching, even went to watch the Ireland v Russia game because that was quite literally 10 mins from my home and it seemed like a worthwhile experience (loved it btw & the atmosphere was crazy), but I just can't get that excited about a game. It's a sport, they all try hard but there's winners and losers....big deal
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Old Oct 2nd 2011, 6:05 am
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Actually I think New Zealanders often behave although they are hiding a secret English envy . We love 'em of course.
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Old Oct 2nd 2011, 7:08 am
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We were at Eden Park last night supporting England. There was no maliciousness between the supporters, it was all light hearted fun and friendliness. Although England's performance in the first half was a bit embarrassing, they came through at the very end!
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