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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    I am a patriot ... a Royalist ... and proud of my Irish heritage.

    When it comes to supporting teams I follow the Irish for football (followed by England and whoever is playing the Scottish) and England for rugby (followed by the Irish and whoever is playing the Scottish).

    I celebrate both St George's Day and St Patrick's Day ... and love Wimbledon, the Proms, Terry Wogan, The Dubliners Farewell Tour ("and this time we mean it ..."), The Saw Doctors 'it's not a comeback tour because we were never away' tour ...

    I hate the fact that Merkins all suddenly become Irish one day a year because they once walked into a bar that had *O'* in the name, I hate that celebrating the English in me becomes jingoistic, but celebrating the Irish in me is 'announcing my heritage'.

    I believe in The Commonwealth, in the Duty of The Nobility, in British system of awards and honours ... I know that they are partly rewards for service and duty but also partly political rewards for duty and service ... what bothers me is that they now can be openly bought and sold by certain people ...

    I believe that the justice system has been perverted by politicians to protect the guilty (in fear of being couter sued) and that judicial review is limited and oppressed.

    I believe that those in service to our countries should be supported ... whether they be the serving military forces ... the emergency services (and yes ... there is a 4th emergency service ... it is called Search and Rescue and is based around the coast guard, the lifeboat services, mountain and cave rescue and external paramedics ... not a bloody commercial road rescue company that isn't even polite to you when they turn up anymore!) and volounteer services. We should honour the work they do and be thankful that it is them out there ... doing a good job under rough conditions and generally because they both want to do it.

    I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way ...

    I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows.
    I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.
    I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will come to show the way.
    I believe, I believe.
    I believe above the storm the smallest pray'r will still be heard.
    I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word.
    Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf or see the sky,
    Then I know why I believe

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    The only down side of England being out, is that there won't be 3 hour long stretches of empty roads for me to drive on. Swindon - Southampton in about an hour yesterday evening. Going briskly, but not excecivly, absoloutely nothing else about!

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    The only advantage in my case is that I have less work to do at work. Our headteacher wanted all our projectors taken down each friday and put up again each monday until England are knocked out (so no-one gets tempted to steal one over the weekened).

    As they are now out... it need no longer happen lol.

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    It may be a form of patriotism but when it only comes out for a football match and thats it thats what gets me.

    Ben
    And it appears to have been pretty short lived. I heard on the news that the RAC had clear up loads of discarded flags from the M2 motorway.

    They should have left them there and let Wayne Rooney pick them up as part of his ASBO.

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    As my Partner's brother said in a text..

    They think its all over.......it is now!

    Mildly appropriate 40 years on

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Quote Originally Posted by ITWombat
    They should have left them there and let Wayne Rooney pick them up as part of his ASBO.
    PMSL!! (And I'm a Man Utd Fan - bit worried about how Ronaldo and Rooney will get on next season !)

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    England camping chairs - now £2.50 each!!! Bonza! lol

    Surprisingly all the Welsh ppl around here are gutted!

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Yeah think of all the england goodies on cheap sale now

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Yeah think of all the england goodies on cheap sale now
    get it on ebay for a £1!

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    I was at alton towers on saturday, and they had to go and make it busy by showing the match on the big screens!!!

    We thought it would be a lot quieter than it was, then again, it was quiet comparatively to peak time!

    Had a good sunday at the MotoGp aswell, next up touring cars on the 30th.

    Chris

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Yeah think of all the england goodies on cheap sale now
    get it on ebay for a £1!
    Not the only this you can get of ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    That's classic!

    Chris

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Hey Dookie
    I agree with most of what you say - but why not support the Welsh too - after all, most of the Irish were Welsh who could swim!!
    I am very proud of my Welsh and English ancestry. There is also some Irish and Scottish in there too. At home it all gets a bit confusing as my partner is half Serbian - the children don't quite know who to support, when!
    But I do think you should sit down and have a cup of tea

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Yeah think of all the england goodies on cheap sale now
    get it on ebay for a £1!
    Not the only this you can get of ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
    It's ben pulled but you can see it on El Reg

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    Re: It was me .. I did it

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    Hey Dookie
    I agree with most of what you say - but why not support the Welsh too - after all, most of the Irish were Welsh who could swim!!
    I am very proud of my Welsh and English ancestry. There is also some Irish and Scottish in there too. At home it all gets a bit confusing as my partner is half Serbian - the children don't quite know who to support, when!
    But I do think you should sit down and have a cup of tea
    Dookie?

    DOOKIE!!!!???!!!

    Oh well ... been called worse ... sheesh, create a perfectly good 'Net identity and people still go and change it about ;-)

    As for the welsh ... I am originally from Birkenhead on the Wirral ... and the saturday influx of Wrexham lads who used to pick a fight with anyone and everyone tainted my views at an early age ...

    My wife has welsh roots (actually ... they are brown but she swears that her hair is meant to be like that) and we do keep an eye for them on occasion.

    And it is actually the Welsh are Irish that could swim ... and they originally were from Scotland (those that realised it was just full of hills, rain and wanted something better so the went across to the emerald isle .... where it is hilly and rains a lot ... erm ... )

    And the Welsh are Irish that swam with no direction ... everyone forgets that they were aiming for Liverpool and got lost ... ending up on the Isle of Man or on Anglesey (and the really lost ones ended up in Cornwall).

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