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Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:24 pm

"While Germany has moved on in recent decades, it is the Brits who are still, it seems, hopelessly stuck in the past."



http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1593692,00.html

Nonetheless, I'm still convinced the English team around Peter Gabriel can create something better 2006 then they did for the Millennium Dome project.

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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:32 pm

Oh - be nice to the English. They're a lovely people. Such aversion to soccer riots, such distaste for beer, such ambivalence toward the game of soccer (excuse me: football).

Go easy on them eh?

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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:21 pm

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 1):
Oh - be nice to the English. They're a lovely people. Such aversion to soccer riots, such distaste for beer, such ambivalence toward the game of soccer (excuse me: football).

Go easy on them eh?

QFF

Maybe QFF... but then again you wish to have a change of the Australian flag, to a..umm... a red and black background with a kangaroo!

P.S. Wales beat Oz.. as well as England...wooohooo!

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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:32 pm

As old as it may be it is still a JOKE, and going by the article the people of Germany will see it as 'dry British wit' and nothing more.
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:06 pm

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 1):
Go easy on them eh

Umm....NO !

NoUFO, i truley feel that those shirts will be headed back to England soon after the open match  Wink
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:33 am

Quoting Christa (Reply 2):
Maybe QFF... but then again you wish to have a change of the Australian flag, to a..umm... a red and black background with a kangaroo!

Wow Christa - that retort rivals those of Churchill. Brava.

Quoting Christa (Reply 2):
P.S. Wales beat Oz.. as well as England...wooohooo!

In what exactly? Some sort of sporting event? I had no idea.

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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:39 am

Quoting Christa (Reply 2):
P.S. Wales beat Oz.. as well as England...wooohooo!

A great weekend result by the Welsh. Let's hope their road back to being a real force in world rugby continues!
 
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:41 am

I'm english and i'm not stuck in the past, i'm english and i'm not a loser.....i'm english and i think i have a great sense of humour! oh wait...where's that t-shirt of mine hehe

Yes some of us are stuck in the past i guess, but it's not the majority i'm sure

Cheers

p.s, who'd have thought that i have a very nice german friend!!!
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:18 pm

I'm afraid, all that article can talk about is TWO comedies that are old, dead and gone. (As great as they were in their hay day).

What about more recent comedies such as Little Britain, The Fast Show, Bremner Bird and Fortune, Drop The Dead Donkey, Father Ted.

(Granted even some of Those comedies are a little long in the tooth)

Germans understanding British Humour? I dont think so... I think that they need to understand their OWN humour before they start to call the british "pathetic loosers"...

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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Loser

Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:09 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8):
Germans understanding British Humour? I dont think so...

Why not? Our Federal Ombudsman on Foreign Humour (FOOFH) has only recently published volume two, part four of his extensive resarch work on the socio-economic dimension of Basil Fawlty's alleged misanthropy.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8):
Two world wars and One world cup... Doo Dar, Doo Dar!

Pffh... not belonging to the past, eh?  Wink
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:24 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8):
I think that they need to understand their OWN humour

I wasn't aware that the Germans had a sense of humour
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:25 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
"While Germany has moved on in recent decades, it is the Brits who are still, it seems, hopelessly stuck in the past."

Dont tar us scots with the same brush! Our fans are amongst the best behaved anywhere in the world.

Its the english causing all the trouble, not the scots or british!
 
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:55 pm

since when have Scottish fans needed to travel abroad ?  Wink
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:31 pm

The trouble with the T-shirts is that the point being made (which is, let's talk about football, not the stereotypes) is actually rather subtle, thus guaranteeing that not a single one of the 80 million Germans will actually understand the joke, and will only see the obvious that is actually trying to be subverted.  Wink

Trying humour, particularly sophisticated humour, with the Germans is a waste of time. NoUFO proves the point perfectly but not understanding what they're getting at.  Wink
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:52 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 13):
NoUFO proves the point perfectly but not understanding what they're getting at

Actually i think NoUFO actually *understands* what the joke is about, he's just too darn... well... german to admit it...!  Wink
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:19 am

Poor British... an entire nation trying to be as funny as John Cleese but too desperately drunk to get anywhere near him. My sympathies.
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:24 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 15):
Poor British... an entire nation trying to be as funny as John Cleese but too desperately drunk to get anywhere near him. My sympathies.

As a German, I reckon you're on to a loser with that one. Big grin
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:39 am

Quoting Paulc (Reply 12):
since when have Scottish fans needed to travel abroad

LOL!!!!!!
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:40 am

If it were mandatory to have a stay in another country we would understand each other so much better.
I love the english culture for all the aspects it has.
I love my german culture as well and i love to get new impressions on other cultures in the not too distant future.

These football fans mentioned are dumbass fans (and Hoologans) which exists on both sides.
Just remember the pedestrian bridge for the new wembley stadium.
When German fans tried to manipulate an internet poll to name it
"Dietmar Harmann Bridge" cause he shot the last goal in the old Wembley!

When it comes to football a lot of brains are being shutdown.

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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:51 am

You are sounding like a priest on fabric softener, Jush.  Wink

Quoting Jush (Reply 18):
When it comes to football a lot of brains are being shutdown.

Right; did I mention I don't care about football?
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:56 am

Quoting Paulc (Reply 12):
since when have Scottish fans needed to travel abroad ?

I think I can hear Kirkie gnashing his teeth ...
He Kirkie, you ok? Big grin
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Loser

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:11 am

"Gareth Southgate, the whole of England is with you....OH IT'S SAVED!"

Anybody got a picture of Gascoigne bursting into tears in the semi-final 1990? You know, maybe you have a great sense of humour, but you're still little pussies.
 
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:31 am

Anyone got pics or video of the 5-1 thrashing?
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:38 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 22):
Anyone got pics or video of the 5-1 thrashing

Nope, but i have one from 66....it's a little "fuzzy" probably from the chalk spraying up.  Wink
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Loser

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:42 am

Quoting Racko (Reply 21):
you're still little pussies.

Shhhhh.... don't mention Andreas Möller!  Wink

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 22):
Anyone got pics or video of the 5-1 thrashing?

No, but I've got pics of these:


1954


1974


1990

Germany 3 : 1 England  Wink


1966
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:43 am

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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:45 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 24):
Shhhhh.... don't mention Andreas Möller!

The man with the national haircut? How could we forget?  Wink
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:50 am

Wonderful post Aloges.  Wink

NoUFO, i have that complete game on VHS in my safe !! Big grin
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RE: Why England Fans Are A Bunch Of Pathetic Losers

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:58 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 25):
What I found is a video:

"Lothar Matthäus, döhdöh"  rotfl 
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