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Ed Harris (Venezia)
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Date Posted: 13:49:09 11/28/04 Sun
In reply to: Ian (Australia) 's message, "If only Australia's sportsmen were capable of a little humility" on 11:36:31 11/28/04 Sun
There's an old song about how great the English are, and one of the stanze is as follows:
"And all the world over each nation's the same,
They've simply no notion of Playing The Game;
The argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won,
And they practise beforehand, which ruins the fun!"
Noble sentiments indeed. But, alas, I fear that it is now not only Celts, Colonials and foreigners who who take it too seriously: those English blokes in Sydney last year actually seemed PLEASED that they had won the World Cup. Shocking! Hardly the spirit which built the Empire, what? And, what's more, I have a hideous suspicion that the blighters actually trained for their matches! As if they were actually TRYING to win! Frankly, I think that the law should interfere.
Seriously, though, I think a little bit of euphoria on the part of the Australian side was excusable: they had, after all, beaten the English, and everyone knows that the English are low, cunning, domineering, arrogant b*stards, who like nothing better than to grind innocent, god-fearing people under their heels, and after the USA England is certainly top of the Most Hated Nation League. So bravo for putting the blighters in their place!
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