Saturday, June 12, 2010


I've decided that as I can't beat 'em, I might as well join 'em.  Wales aren't playing so my loyalties are with Italy.


Gledwood said...

I don't get why every other country plays under its own name and national flag, except the UK, where the only football team to get anywhere is ENGLAND ~ not Scotland or Wales.

I once said this in mixed company and got shouted down. Because Scotland and Wales have history has independent states etc etc. Yeah I know, but you could say that about autonamous provinces, Duchies, states and various areas and regions in many countries great and small across the globe. E.g. before they went there separate ways there were no Czech and Slovak national teams. Yugoslavia competed as one country ~ though it now seems almost inconceivable they managed not to shoot one another in the changing rooms...
Yeah. Anyway. Know what I mean?

PS It's funny, once we get chucked out they way we inevitably do, the way we Brits will lend vicarious support various European countries on a sliding scale of loathing. I'll never forget the last World Cup final ~ France v Italy down the crowded put at the end of my old road. The groans whenever France got anywhere. The joyous cheers of euphoria when Italy won!

J. M. P. said...

Wales vs. Catalonia, that would be a real soccer match! :)

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Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Gleds, do you want to start a war?! I spnd my whole life here explaining to Italians that Wales is not England, that I'm Welsh but not English and that we are all British, etc., etc. I agree with the second part of your comment, though.
Hi, fullet - now there's an idea!
Hi, Kinha. always nice to see you. Simi and I are fine, thank you. x

James Higham said...

Why isn't Wales playing?

Gledwood said...

the "crowded put" was a pub

how I mixed up b and t i'll never know but there you go

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I have no idea, James. Hi, Gleds. No matter.


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