All British Team

Discussion in 'England' started by DoyleG, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Given that we are not going to see such a real possibility anytime soon, what would your pics be for an All-British team?
     
  2. sydtheeagle

    sydtheeagle New Member

    May 21, 2002
    Oxfordshire
    Let's put it this way. The England team plus Ryan Giggs.
     
  3. Cruickinator

    Cruickinator New Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Nottingham
    True

    Did anyone see that scotalnd game I was almost embarresed of my scottish heritege and as for wales and N.Ireland ha. Apart from Giggs all the best players are in the English team.
     
  4. Hadj Ullelah

    Hadj Ullelah New Member

    Aug 23, 2002
    home, sweet home
    >>The England team plus Ryan Giggs

    Wouldn't that be a United Kingdom team ? Surely, a British team would also include the Republic of Ireland, so you could take Keano along to complain about the accomodation and training facilities. :)

    Oh, and maybe Duff and Given, put Seaman out to graze.
     
  5. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The UK does not include Ireland.

    -England
    -Northern Ireland
    -Scottland
    -Wales
     
  6. Hadj Ullelah

    Hadj Ullelah New Member

    Aug 23, 2002
    home, sweet home
    >>The UK does not include Ireland

    Have another look, I was actually making that very point. Talk was of a British team and, unless my geography is leaving me (which it well might be, I'm just repeating what I meant), Britain is *technically* a collective term for the British Isles, which is a bunch of giant sandbanks off the European mainland currently comprising both Great Britain (as in England, Scotland, Wales; the British mainland, if you will) and Ireland as well as a few minor ones, such as the Isle of Man or the Outer Hebrides.

    Of course, the term Britain is often used as an abbreviation of The United Kingdom of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, in which case it is safe to assume Eire would want no part in it.

    <quote src="nirvana">Oh well, whatever, never mind...</quote>
     
  7. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You are completely wrong. "British" refers to Great Britain or the United Kingdom. British Isles refers to Great Britain and the Republic as it is a geographical rather than a political term. People from the Republic are Irish, not British.
     
  8. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: Re: All British Team

    He did actually make that piont...
     
  9. michaec

    michaec Member

    Arsenal
    England
    May 24, 2001
    Essex
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: Re: Re: All British Team

    Well the main bit said Ireland was part of Britain. The last sentence said it wasn't. Just for the sake of clarity.
     
  10. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Ok, to clear things up - I think (as if it matters).

    Britain - England and Wales

    Great Britain - England, Wales and Scotland. Added in 1707 Act of Union. Hence the 'Great' meaning 'large'

    The UK - Yes, an abbreviation of 'Her Majesty's United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. Ie, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    The British Isles - Area encompassing both Great Britain and the Irish island.
     
  11. girbo

    girbo New Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    N E Where
    A model of clarity.

    Amazing how people in their own country can make this mistake - whatever about people from outside the two countries. You'd think that after 30 years of the Northern Ireland war this would have impimged somewhat on people's consciousness to make the facts abundantly clear.
     
  12. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Giggs, Bellamy, Ferguson, Matteo and Davies added to the England team. End of story.
     
  13. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Glasgow,Scotland
    I wouldnt add Matteo to the Scotland team.
     
  14. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Good player.
     
  15. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Glasgow,Scotland
    Ive never seen it, certainly not at international level.
    I'll reserve judgement till he gets a few more caps though.
     
  16. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Well yes, to be fair I have never seen him play for Scotland so I can't really comment on that. But he has been in very good form for Leeds since his move there and his certainly a completely different player from the one that we used to call "Doom Matteo" when he was in the Red. And, without wishing to ruffle feathers, it is certainly arguable that good performances for Leeds United equate to good performances at a higher level of play than with Scotland.
     
  17. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Glasgow,Scotland
    There is no level of play higher than international football IMO.
     
  18. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Hmmm. Completely disagree there I'm afraid. The Champions LEague is on another planet to anything the international game has to offer. Including the World Cup.
     
  19. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    Never has this been more obvious than this year. Compare the World Cup 2002 from the quarterfinals onwards with the Champions League during the same stages last season and there was a major difference in quality of football.
     
  20. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Glasgow,Scotland
    Aye that Genk - AEK match was just a powder-keg of world class football :D
     
  21. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    It was right up there with Belgium v Russia! :p
     
  22. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Glasgow,Scotland
    Ah but at least they are boring you to death with the best players they have to offer!
     

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