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Post by DRT » 22:24 Fri 02 May 2008

I am sure not many here will have noticed but a team from my home nation has acheived the quite remarkable feat of reaching the final of the second largest football tournament in Europe, the UEFA Cup.

Glasgow Rangers managed to hold Italian club Fiorentina to 0-0 across 2 games of 90 minutes plus 30 minutes extra time. Granted they spent most of the 210 minutes standing on their own goal-line rather than trying to score themselves but they did it. Rangers then won on penalties, a concept that will be entirely unfamiliar to the English contingent here.

Now, before I officially congratulate them on this acheivement I should declare that I am in fact a supporter of their arch rivals Glasgow Celtic. The sporting rivalry {or is it sporting hatred} between Celtic and Rangers can be likened to that of:
  • Man Utd and Liverpool
  • Chelsea and Arsenal
  • Scotland and England
  • Germany and England
  • Australia and England
  • India and England
  • Norway and England
  • Argentina and England
  • France and England
  • Iran and USA
So, with that in mind, well done The Gers - you have done your country proud :wink:

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It's the UEFA Cup you twerp

Post by KillerB » 22:47 Fri 02 May 2008

Derek T. wrote: Now, before I officially congratulate them on this acheivement I should declare that I am in fact a supporter of their arch rivals Glasgow Celtic. The sporting rivalry {or is it sporting hatred} between Celtic and Rangers can be likened to that of:
  • Man Utd and Liverpool
  • Chelsea and Arsenal
  • Scotland and England
  • Germany and England
  • Australia and England
  • India and England
  • Norway and England
  • Argentina and England
  • France and England
  • Iran and USA
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Like no other actually. Even more unpleasant than these:
  • Arsenal and Spurs
  • Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Blackburn and Burnley
  • Hibs and Hearts
  • Germany and Holland
  • Belgium and Belgium
  • USA and Irony
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Re: It's the UEFA Cup you twerp

Post by DRT » 22:50 Fri 02 May 2008

KillerB wrote:
  • USA and Irony
Now you're just exagerating, the only things to compare to those two would be Matter and Anti-matter :lol:
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Post by AHB » 23:20 Fri 02 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:...The sporting rivalry {or is it sporting hatred} between Celtic and Rangers can be likened to that of:
  • India and England...
Err, which sport was this? If cricket, that should probably more correctly be India and Pakistan.
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Post by DRT » 23:22 Fri 02 May 2008

AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:...The sporting rivalry {or is it sporting hatred} between Celtic and Rangers can be likened to that of:
  • India and England...
Err, which sport was this? If cricket, that should probably more correctly be India and Pakistan.
Oh yes, I forgot, the Indian's just love England, don't they? :roll: :lol:
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Post by AHB » 23:24 Fri 02 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:
AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:...The sporting rivalry {or is it sporting hatred} between Celtic and Rangers can be likened to that of:
  • India and England...
Err, which sport was this? If cricket, that should probably more correctly be India and Pakistan.
Oh yes, I forgot, the Indian's just love England, don't they? :roll: :lol:
Yes.

Don't they?

Are you saying they don't? Is that why I was nearly poisoned with Goan Port?
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Post by DRT » 23:32 Fri 02 May 2008

AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:
AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:...The sporting rivalry {or is it sporting hatred} between Celtic and Rangers can be likened to that of:
  • India and England...
Err, which sport was this? If cricket, that should probably more correctly be India and Pakistan.
Oh yes, I forgot, the Indian's just love England, don't they? :roll: :lol:
Yes.

Don't they?

Are you saying they don't? Is that why I was nearly poisoned with Goan Port?
OK. Let's list the countries of the world who have been invaded and oppressed by a tyranical war-mongering nation intent on having an Empire to feed it's own greed and then learned to love them:
Must be something wrong with my keyboard :roll:
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:36 Fri 02 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:OK. Let's list the countries of the world who have been invaded and oppressed by a tyranical war-mongering nation intent on having an Empire to feed it's own greed and then learned to love them:
The US now seems to think kindly of the UK. The Baltic states now like Germany a lot (perhaps because they fear their large neighbour). In Berwick-upon-Tweed they don’t hate the Scots. Luxembourg and the French.

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Post by Conky » 23:39 Fri 02 May 2008

Chelsea and Arsenal????

That was some list you compiled.

You got United and the Vermin right, then it definitely got wonky!

And I hate to break this to you, But England and Scotland is only one-sided. We cant be arrsed. (Thats two 'r's to avoid KillerBee's filter :D )

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Post by DRT » 23:43 Fri 02 May 2008

jdaw1 wrote:
Derek T. wrote:OK. Let's list the countries of the world who have been invaded and oppressed by a tyranical war-mongering nation intent on having an Empire to feed it's own greed and then learned to love them:
The US now seems to think kindly of the UK. The Baltic states now like Germany a lot (perhaps because they fear their large neighbour). In Berwick-upon-Tweed they don’t hate the Scots. Luxembourg and the French.

I claim my free bottle of vintage port.
The US now thinks kindly of the UK (note, not the same as England) because all 260 million of them seem to have convinced themselves that they are either Scottish or Irish, despite the fact that those two countries couldn't produce 10 million people between them.

You are correct about the reason behiond the Baltic states apparent like of Germany.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is currently occupied by an oppressor. The natives are rebelling by sending their footie team to play in their home nation.

Luxembourg and the French - seems like a mainland Europe version of B-U-T

You can have a bottle of Cockburn Special Reserve for making an effort.

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Derek T. wrote:OK. Let's list the countries of the world who have been invaded and oppressed by a tyranical war-mongering nation intent on having an Empire to feed it's own greed and then learned to love them:
Must be something wrong with my keyboard :roll:
Err (again). England. We just love the Italians.
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Post by DRT » 23:47 Fri 02 May 2008

AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:OK. Let's list the countries of the world who have been invaded and oppressed by a tyranical war-mongering nation intent on having an Empire to feed it's own greed and then learned to love them:
Must be something wrong with my keyboard :roll:
Err (again). England. We just love the Italians.
You don't really, you just like the fact that they make traditional English food - like pizza and garlic bread.
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It's still the bleeding UEFA Cup

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Derek T. wrote:
AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:OK. Let's list the countries of the world who have been invaded and oppressed by a tyranical war-mongering nation intent on having an Empire to feed it's own greed and then learned to love them:
Must be something wrong with my keyboard :roll:
Err (again). England. We just love the Italians.
You don't really, you just like the fact that they make traditional English food - like pizza and garlic bread.
True, I've had Lasagnes and Spag Bols in Italy that are nearly as good as traditional English ones.

Actually the Indians do like us and they also make very good versions of traditional English food: particularly impressed by their biryanis; but they can't make a Chicken Tikka Masala to save their lives, at least in Goa they can't.
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Post by benread » 18:48 Sat 03 May 2008

Minor point but is it not more correctly knwon as the UEFA cup as opposed to the EUFA?!
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Post by Conky » 18:54 Sat 03 May 2008

benread wrote:Minor point but is it not more correctly knwon as the UEFA cup as opposed to the EUFA?!
It would take less time to explain what Derek got right in starting this Thread...rather than what he got wrong!

It was funny that you misspelled 'Known' in pointing it out. :lol:

(This of course is where Jules states that I have used the wrong possessive or other such twaddle)

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Post by benread » 18:56 Sat 03 May 2008

That can be excused by three pints of good english real ale at a beer festival this afternoon! Just trying to decide if i would appreciate a port tonight and whether the pregnant wife would object to not being able to join me if I do!
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Post by Simon Lisle » 19:20 Sat 03 May 2008

Newcastle V Sunderland is quite big in my part of the world

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I told you it was UEFA and now it's just an embarrassment

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benread wrote:Minor point but is it not more correctly knwon as the UEFA cup as opposed to the EUFA?!
Take note of the subject headings in my posts.
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Derek T. wrote:
AHB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:OK. Let's list the countries of the world who have been invaded and oppressed by a tyranical war-mongering nation intent on having an Empire to feed it's own greed and then learned to love them:
Must be something wrong with my keyboard :roll:
Err (again). England. We just love the Italians.
You don't really, you just like the fact that they make traditional English food - like pizza and garlic bread.
Not correct. Pizza is Dutch.

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Post by DRT » 14:04 Sun 04 May 2008

KillerB wrote:
benread wrote:Minor point but is it not more correctly knwon as the UEFA cup as opposed to the EUFA?!
Take note of the subject headings in my posts.
I have no idea what you are on about. :? :oops:
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Post by benread » 14:17 Sun 04 May 2008

EUFA, UEFA, KNWON, KNOWN - whatever! At least it is all in the correct place - meaningless drivel!

Just had 150 miles of being a hooligan on my motorbike so back to more civilised pursuits now!

I will now look out for the subject line as pointed out by KillerB. Thank you.
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Post by Overtired and emotional » 21:10 Wed 14 May 2008

Derek would, I think, be proud of his countrymen in Manchester today. The city has been a sea of blue. The invasion began yesterday afternoon, and they have more or less drank the place dry. If Rangers win tonight, I wonder if there will be city to return to tomorow. If they lose, I wonder....

Being a football ignoramus, I wore a green and white shirt today (it's better than it sounds) and was worried to be told these are Celtic's colours. Nevertheless, I made it out safely.

Sadly, although many fans were carrying crates of beer to sustain, I have seen no port being consumed.
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Post by Conky » 00:07 Thu 15 May 2008

God to hear they livened up the City.

Not so good that a Russian fan was stabbed after the game.
I've been offered numerous £125 tickets for Moscow (Face Value), but it'd cost at least at least £1000 for travel, bed, etc. (hence loads of tickets on offer).
The thought of the average Russian Football Thug seeking revenge is a tad off-putting as well. They probably dont understand the difference between English and Scottish.

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Post by KillerB » 14:55 Thu 15 May 2008

Apparently some had spent around £5,000 on the trip. That's about £100 for the train journey, leaving just £4,900 for the beer.
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Post by Overtired and emotional » 19:54 Thu 15 May 2008

Bits of the city were rather hard on the nose this morning, and there is a police officer very much the worse for wear after a vicious attack.

Ah, the beautiful game........................
It may be drivel, but it's not meaningless.

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