Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25132 posts, RR: 55 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2326 times:
How long will the English media go on about winning the Ashes now? 10, 20, 30, 40 years perhaps?
40 years on, we still hear about Nineteen Sixty six, 2 years since 2003 and now this.
Watching Sky Sports News, they are wrecking a whole load of songs with their horrendous singing Although, to be fair, God Save the Queen was always a horrid song anyway Now they want to sing that Jerusalem song again, they've gone bonkers.
Can the English media please shut up, please shut up?
That's my rant over
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
How long will the Scots whinge on about England winning the Ashes now? 10, 20, 30, 40 years perhaps?
40 years on, we still hear about the Scots whingeing about Nineteen Sixty six, 2 years since 2003, they're still whingeing and now this.
Watching Sky Sports News, the Scots are whingeing about them wrecking a whole load of songs with their horrendous singing Although, to be fair, God Save the Queen was always a horrid song anyway Now they want to whinge about singing that Jerusalem song again, they've gone bonkers.
Can the Scots please stop whingeing, please shut up?
That's my rant over.
(Of course, you could always actually go and win something you know)
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
Quoting Trident3 (Reply 3): Can't see them getting the pachyderms on to an open top bus though.
Well lets put it this way, in the unlikely event of a Scottish sporting win at anything they'd have trouble sourcing an open top bus. Lets face it with the lack of anything to see tourist-wise, no sporting success and an abysmal climate, they'd have to come begging to the English for a suitable bus
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2251 times:
I'm just imagining the highly unlikely scenario of Scotland winning anything of importance. Would we EVER hear the end of it? I doubt it! It's bad enough we have to constantly hear about unimportant matches in which Scotland beat England in a competitive contest 40 years ago that's been dredged up by one of our kilt wearing friends from up North .
Call as back when you do succeed in something and then we can talk. Until then keep your jealousy to yourself, nobody likes a moaner!
Wunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2245 times:
I agree with Gkirk. The English press is painful at the best of times. I have a friend in work who can quote minutes/seconds when the final bell wnet in 1966, the exact moment Jonny Wilkonson became a god, and in 1982, the last time Aston Villa won anythng. Its just wrong.
Mind you they have been building up to this for 18 years or so.
And before anyone says 'bitter Australian', I would like to point out that I do not give a flying rats arse about sport. For me the Olympics is the opening and closing bits, it is the British press that I grow weary of.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2129 times:
Give a few days, couple of weeks top, and all the celebrations will die down. After all, we English rarely win major sports events and on the few occasions that we do, every sports fan goes potty.
My bet is that the UK Governemnt is encouraging the celebrations in order to distract attention from the petrol crisis that is surfacing. My local petrol station is down to its last pump and there is a queue of cars strecthing for nearly 0.25 miles. Panic buying is hitting the streets and Blair is more concerned about the cricket! What's new about that?
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Christa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
Well done to England and Wales... oh sorry, got that one wrong. Although it is the English & Wales Cricket Board and the team that faced the ashes had two Welsh players in it, I see no mention of Wales?