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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 ?