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English Traditions- Are there any?

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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #60 on: August 02, 2006, 07:43 PM »
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Yes it is  confused

As Cicero said, you are ignorant of what you do not know.
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #61 on: August 02, 2006, 08:03 PM »
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I know. The midfield is going to be an intriguing position this year. With Clement being outstanding at Fir Park and Sionko looking a class act, it looks like Ferguson and Burke will have to really fight to get back into the team. I think Ferguson will excel this season when he's fit. Get Hemdani out, he makes too many square passes. Barry will revel in a midfield where he isnt the only good player. Last year he tried to do it all, but now we have a midfield reminiscent of the Advocaat days and thats when Barry was at his best.

Upfront is also another exciting position. Buffel and Prso were excellent on Sunday. But then we have a red-hot Kris Boyd back from suspension, and the new boy Sebo. The squad now has some depth and strength and thats why I believe we can go on to the latter stages of the UEFA Cup this season.

Couldn't agree more! I  would like us to maybe sign another defender or two, but as Le Gaffer has already said it depends on if we get Malcolm and a few others out first. Perhaps Webster from Hearts. How do you feel about Ricksen? Another chance or boot him out? Personally i think he's good enough to play for us if he's off the booze and comitted. However, i'm not sure thats something thats easy to sort out and in a quick time too. Give him til January, if he's not up to it. Get Rid of him!!!!!!!
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #62 on: August 02, 2006, 08:09 PM »
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I would boot him out. He has had 1 good season out of 6 which isn't good enough. I admire his tenacity but I dont think we need him and we can still fetch about 1 million for him.
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #63 on: August 02, 2006, 10:45 PM »
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lol.... just coz arsenal only have one engliah person in there side

It's Terrible. And it's none this season, even in the entire squad. Don't know how I can go on supporting them tbh, it's ridiculous.
Although the Cardiff thing was a few years back, things were not quite the same back then.
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #64 on: August 02, 2006, 11:24 PM »
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Although the Cardiff thing was a few years back, things were not quite the same back then.

Yeah... 1927. Wink It's kinda like England and 1966.

No, but I just feel picking a team at random to support is....oh I don't know....

Wouldn't say I picked them at random... I don't know how I ended up becoming a Cardiff supporter. confused It must be your fault somehow though. :P
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #65 on: August 03, 2006, 12:17 AM »
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Hey, Thats not fair, we have a population of about 6 million or so and England about 60 million. So obviously England will have better players.

dont think we can use this as an excuse ... i mean togo and Trinibag and tobago qualified and they have an even smaller population
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #66 on: August 03, 2006, 02:42 AM »
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What about talking about the weather!  It's never just right!  It's too hot, too cold, too windy, too wet!

And queuing up!  We're very good at doing that!

Trooping of the colour - that's a tradition isn't it?

Queen's speech on Christmas day just before the afternoon film of The Sound of Music lol
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #67 on: August 03, 2006, 02:45 AM »
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hi bev... um... english are very good at being football hooligans... this much i know...
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #68 on: August 03, 2006, 02:49 AM »
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Population of England is about 50 million and although there might be an abundance of English players about, they are never going to get a 'look in' if foreign players are being brought in all the time!  I hear that county cricket are changing their rules from 2008 and they can only have 1 foreign player in the team.  Good on them!  clap  Let the home-grown players have a chance!  No national team is going to be world cup qualifiers/winners when they are having to look at the lower divisions for their players!  They should bring in a rule that that for the footy teams!
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #69 on: August 03, 2006, 02:50 AM »
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that sounds like a good idea...
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #70 on: August 03, 2006, 05:48 AM »
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dont think we can use this as an excuse ... i mean togo and Trinibag and tobago qualified and they have an even smaller population

Agreed. It's an argument I get sick of hearing. I don't see how a bigger population size should mean better footballers, or better anything for that matter. Sure there may be more good ones in actual numbers, but you have to sift through a heck of a lot more mediocre ones to find them. But when it comes down to it, it's all down to how they are coached, or trained or taught, how the activity, whatever it may be, is encouraged, the quality of coaches/trainers/teachers/experts etc. Just because one country has x million people and one has z million people doesn't have to mean one of them should be better at something.
They love this excuse here in NZ, I guess that's why I'm tired of it. Whenever they don't do so well at something it's always "oh, but we only have 4 million people, of course we must be ****  Crying or Very sad"
It's commonly heard here throughout the Olympics when they come around, especially after the event ends and they only have 1 or 2 medals. "Who cares about numbers, we have more medals per capita than ..."  ranting
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #71 on: August 03, 2006, 09:09 AM »
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What about talking about the weather!  It's never just right!  It's too hot, too cold, too windy, too wet!

From what I've seen on here, the Scots are very good at that too... it's a British thing, not just English. Wink
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #72 on: August 03, 2006, 11:14 AM »
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Population.... that counts for nothing. India has the second highest population in the whole world and still all we could manage in the last Olympics was a SINGLE silver medal.
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #73 on: August 03, 2006, 11:24 AM »
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hi bev... um... english are very good at being football hooligans... this much i know...

Lots of people are very good at being hooligans!  Not confined to the English!
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Re: English Traditions- Are there any? « Reply #74 on: August 03, 2006, 11:30 AM »
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From what I've seen on here, the Scots are very good at that too... it's a British thing, not just English. Wink

 Think Then I can't think of any then!  Fish & chips are common place throughout the UK.  The English don't make a fuss over St George's day. 

Could 'we' class Wimbledon as a tradition?  No other country has it.  There's always high hopes of a 'home grown' champion.  Strawberries, rain delays and Henman's Hill. Smile
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