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I would prefer it if we could keep the childishness of Football out of this hobby
Well as a footy mad Englishman I have to say enjoy the moment, the country is a very happy place right now after twenty years of our national team embarrassing us all, in a week it will be all over and we can all once again focus on our little plastic friends, but until then we on our little island will dream and hope that "football is coming home" .
I'm quite happy for people to enjoy their sport, any sport, indeed I would encourage that. However, I would like to keep the childishness which is ever present in football out of this forum before it appears. I can't stand the "we beat you" attitude from so many fans. There were only eleven on the pitch at any time, "we" does not come in to it. And if I have to see one more XXXXXL replica shirt stretched over a gross beer gut......
I hope the team that PLAYS best, wins, not the team that CHEATS most effectively, or the team with the most convincing play acting. As much as I would like to see an England team win, I don't think I can take any more Baddiel and Skinner
Back to painting
have you thought about a change of pseudonym say Victor Meldrew for instance :joy:
Am I right in saying it looks like there is a possibility for modern day France vs England Battle of Waterloo Final?
Every Englishman thinks so, fingers crossed.
Agreed - I, too hope so and my fingers are crossed tighter than a knot, as are my legs. We are almost there. As this draws down closer to the "Final" I can't help but get just as excited along with the rest of you guys!
As a Scot it would be nice to hear about the 2018 world cup winners. a very pleasant change from that dreaded win in the last century that the media drones on about constantly. so good luck England, Southgate is a decent guy with a bit of class.
Great game & well deserved win.
Bad luck, England. Maybe next time.
As an England fan I have to say justice was done because Croatia played good attacking football for 124 minutes but I felt England scored in the first five minutes and thought they'd won the game. They did play well after Croatia equalised but for the 65 minutes after the first goal there was just not enough control of the ball.
I've been very impressed by this England team because they actually played football for a change but Croatia looked like the team who really wanted to play and wanted to win here today. Congratulations to them and good luck in the final.
I have to agree, but heart broken, as is every one I watched the game with. Gutted etc does not begin to get near what we are feeling right now,
Croatia wasn't playing a game with England, they went war with them. Hitting, elbowing, pushing, shoving, kicking, tripping and more all without disregard for penalties or safety. Just never ended. Congratulations to England for a good run! I'll be cheering for France in the final.
Good to see the English amongst us take their defeat well. You do have my sympathy.
There's nothing worse, after a game, than slamming the winning side or the ref.
I think good sportsmanship tells a lot about a person.
Please avoid the name calling in your rant.
What is "pure English"? "Pure blood Croatians"? These phrases have very nasty connotations. Are you a believer in so-called Racial Purity???? There was a German fellow who believed in that twaddle.
"Turncoat"? That would suggest I'm English. Obviously I am not.
I've managed junior football teams for many years. Amongst teaching the boys skills & tactics, I teach them to win and lose like gentlemen.
I hope there are no children reading your nonsense. What a bad example you would be. "War"? It's sport.And it's people like you who ruin it.
BTW please try to write in grammatical English and possibly use spell check.
Plucky Paintjob, Your soccer coaching heroics remind me of a story. While paying my own way through private HS, JrC, and University, I was a swim teacher, for 6 month old babies to Sr Citizens who needed therapy.
During all those years I was constantly reminded by parents that the skills I taught their kids saved their lives, for example, when a toddler wandered over and fell into their pool, I taught them to make a life-saving u-turn and kick and pull because their life depended on it until they could grab onto the pool's side and then scream for their life for their parents.
I only taught survival skills, tactics of course, and independent thinking. If I ever let them think losing was an option, someone would die. My kids were fighters and winners and all went on to play sports and live to be responsible adults. None of my kids ever had to apologize for thinking losing was an option.
I only know the thrill of my kids running up and hugging my legs and telling me how proud their parents were of them showing off their life skills and constant victories. Anyway, keep up the honorable efforts. Please feel free to point out any gramatical errors I've made. Because I really don't care.
You are a sad and quite strange person, Hank.
I no longer want to speak with you.
A ball rolls over a chalked line and all hell breaks loose. I fail to understand why this was necessary, and what it has to do with "any aspect of 1/72 scale plastic figures" for what this forum is for.
Therefore, can I please ask the mod to take action here. Thank you.
It's not just that a ball rolls across a line, it's the Navy Seal Training that gets a group of guys to coordinate that goal. You did read about the British Divers who located the lost group of Thai Soccer kids and coach who were lost in caves for 2 weeks. Those soldiers got to use their skills to help civilians save themselves in non-war conflicts.
I personally think these past few weeks have been inspirational. And a nice diversion from the headache wrenching decision of what color to paint a coat sleeve button an a 1" figurine. Anyway, now we have both had our say.
The reality is the foreign born players are invited to join the national teams with the promise of being granted citizenship in that team's country. In many cases, they are upgrading their life's overall situation, possibly coming from poverty. Obviously if they perform well and their team keeps advancing, then they potentially could earn millions and millions in currency, plus living the lifestyle of a worshipped near god by their new fans. If they manage their new assets well, they could be set for an entire life of luxury in their adopted new county. I grew up playing sports and appreciate the fun and relationships. I also appreciate that many who join the FFL, if desired, after two 5-year enlistments can apply for French Citizenship and all benefits that goes with it. A lot of them are looking for a new, clean start from their old life. The process for an athlete should normally be streamlined to some time quicker than 10 years. Skills can diminish. Cups come and go. So pull your lip in Don. All these players I'm referring to will give anything to be in this situation and have a chance to succeed. Think about it - How many other sports offer the opportunity for a whole start in life which includes a new citizenship. Those guys are all laughing all the way to the bank, commercial contracts, and unlimited admiration regardless of what we say. All the athletes I grew up with played with toy soldiers while growing up, too.
You should be ashamed of your racist rant.
You referred to "pure blood" (eugenics) & called me a "not pure English turncoat"(racism).
Try as you might, we are no longer talking about sport.
If you think you can brush this appalling language aside, you're wrong.
Be unsportsmanlike. Advocate violence on the sporting field. I don't care. But I will point out racism.
You should be ashamed.
Mention of Hank above
Is he OK?
They were happy but feisty days.
If you read this. Hope you are well in the part of the USA where the sun always shines.
English is a language
The English are people who crave for passports of a certain hue. (notice the definite article written by a useless article)
English can be an adjective eg English mustard
The rest is so complicated that most English people don't know so they would be terrible at those war time pass word identifiers.
"Who won the FA Cup Final in 1937?"
"Eff knows and eff cares so eff off"
Im Not dead yet,was very close in February :) but too bad for you and the "janitor" I was revived as I upset "the gatekeeper" . lol. I get off my posterior and start bucket list ride as my time was almost up. May 7th I depart with my Indian motorbike California to New Hampshire across USA and back(May 22) then south to NCarolina I-40 all way to LosAngeles . On way out east I visited Fort Apache Fort Laramie and Fort ABraham Lincoln. Visited Indian factorySpirit Lake Iowa and wonderful Harley Davidson museum Milwaukie (many military motorbikes in collection( 3 x iron Butt days(1000+ miles in a day storms behind me were nasty). I rode into Canada to Port Burwell saw an "old friend" who looked rutier than me. I visited GarrisonClay in Nevada 3 year ago and kept in touch, Looks like yosu are back David OBrien, you were alwyas a good guy.Uwe keeps in touch birthdays. He was great guy too.So motorcycles my hobby now. I lost total interest with Strelets when they produced those roman civilian figures. So 6 years later and what gas changed ?