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Postby tarek » Tue May 27, 2008 3:30 pm

Bigtone53 wrote:Ely is certainly a city under all definitions
As is Wells, Somerset (Pop. 10,500)

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Postby udosuk » Tue May 27, 2008 4:36 pm

Let's change the subject a little bit.

With the Olympics coming near I finally noticed that GBR never sends a team to the last few Olympic games. Surely a team consist of all the young talents from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland would be a formiddable force and a legitimate gold medal contender. I wonder why?:?:
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Postby coloin » Tue May 27, 2008 4:49 pm

Its because - if they sent a GBR&NI team the football clubs would loose their "country's" individual club entry to club European competitions.
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see here http://www.noteamgb.com/Press-Releases/30102007-Fans-Groups-Issue-Hands-Off-Warning-to-BOA-Chief-Clegg.htm

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Postby ttt » Tue May 27, 2008 5:44 pm

Hi All,
I like football as much as I like Sudoku:D
For EURO2008, I think that Spain or Portugal can win… Right? Have to wait…:?:
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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue May 27, 2008 7:02 pm

Tarek wrote:Bigtone53 wrote:
Ely is certainly a city under all definitions

As is Wells, Somerset (Pop. 10,500)


Not quite. There is no Bishop of Wells, just Bath and Wells
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Postby Glyn » Tue May 27, 2008 10:19 pm

As in "The baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells."
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Postby udosuk » Wed May 28, 2008 2:53 am

coloin wrote:Its because - if they sent a GBR&NI team the football clubs would loose their "country's" individual club entry to club European competitions.
[=money]

Thanks for the info. So let me get this straight:

Great Britain = England + Scotland + Wales
United Kingdom = Great Britain + Northern Ireland + other islands

:?:

And while I can see the reasons why they don't want to form a joint team, why not hold a qualifying tournament where the 4 teams (and other teams from those small islands) can play for the right to represent GBR in the Olympics? I'm sure many boys/girls would aspire the chance to win a medal for his/her "country".:idea:
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Postby tarek » Wed May 28, 2008 8:24 am

That reminds me of why I hate Ryan Giggs. He played brilliantly in a position that was for quite some time, desperately needed in the England team.

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Postby tarek » Wed May 28, 2008 8:36 am

ttt wrote:For EURO2008, I think that Spain or Portugal can win… Right?
Because of the Premiere league, The English are quite familiar with big names in both of these teams.

I supect that due to the void, people will tend to support club representatives in the tornament ..... the BBC sport section can halp you out with this one:)

Looking at the teams, I can't help but think that FRANCE should be doing well (WHAT a pool of players they have) .... They even picked ONLY one player from their players at Arsenal.

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Postby coloin » Wed May 28, 2008 10:08 am

And of course there was George Best.

Regarding an olympic team - the higherarchy of FIFA and EUFA and not to mention the IOC precludes it .

Years ago there was the amateur/professional arguement - this has gone now ?

I think darts should be an Olympic "sport" !

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Postby tarek » Wed May 28, 2008 9:52 pm

Most have finalised their teams today....The French team was seriously trimmed.....

Looking forward to the Netherlands v France match.

By the way, England won 2-0 over USA in a freindly today:D

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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:21 pm

Glyn wrote:As in "The baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells."


This is as nothing compared to 'The deviant Bishop of Birmingham'. I am sure that this can be googled to avoid me having to spell it out:)
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Postby tarek » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:09 pm

The BBC sports section is trying to get a vote for the 2nd best goal in Euro history.

As Van Basten's goal was always (& probably wil be) #1 .... The next best goal is still debatable...

Apparantly they will try to ask Marco himself in Switzerland that question:idea:

Anyway, The 10 top goals are on the BBC sports page & were shown on the BBC interactive channel.

(#2 in that poll was Gazza's sublime goal against Scotland). I think the choice should be between that& Maniche's Portugal goal against Holland. Not that many can beat Van der Sar from that distance.:D

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Postby udosuk » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:41 am

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Postby tarek » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:02 am

That looked to me like an Ajax shirt, it shouldn't be a Euro goal (great one though) ..... It was the volley against USSR in 1988 that I was talking about.

The BBC Sport top 10 Euro goals

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