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    football on itv tonight

    Am i missing something here. Why is ITV showing a friendly football match between to foreign teams tonight, what interest is this to the British public.

    Crap if you ask me, and i like football. ;-)

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    Because it's better than anything else on ITV1.

    ITV are happy to get any football!
    even a friendly between some foreigners! :P

    cos its Brazil i guess.
    better than no football!?

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    Thats like saying why show an american film or program on it which it does all the time, it's a TV station FFS not a BNP information channel

    Besides it is at Wembly and has players which play for british clubs playing

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    Odd choice for ITV.

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    Ask Aiden McGeady

    He knows all about being British but somehow Oirish at the same time

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    Paddy Charlie;7998192

    Thats like saying why show an american film or program on it which it … Thats like saying why show an american film or program on it which it does all the time, it's a TV station FFS not a BNP information channelBesides it is at Wembly and has players which play for british clubs playing



    I think you are slightly missing the point. If it was a game of some importance then i could understand it, but a friendly..... who next, Greece v kazakhstan.

    I suppose it's a way of seeing the Republic of Ireland on tv, as they won't be on in the summer :whistling:

    dimebars;7998277

    Ask Aiden McGeadyHe knows all about being British but somehow Oirish at … Ask Aiden McGeadyHe knows all about being British but somehow Oirish at the same time



    bit like greg rusedski and all the other sportsmen the british have claimed as their own when they're own arent up to par. Everyone does it and aidens parents are BOTH irish and he has an IRISH name.

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    mcnally32;7998321

    bit like greg rusedski and all the other sportsmen the british have … bit like greg rusedski and all the other sportsmen the british have claimed as their own when they're own arent up to par. Everyone does it and aidens parents are BOTH irish and he has an IRISH name.



    But not born there..................

    If my parents were Japanese but I was born here does that make me Japanese?

    that would make you british japaneese

    OP has a point, this is ITV2 fodder and I like football too !

    actually - british asian - japaneese.

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    So ITV is for brits only? Thanks for clearing that up

    neither was greg rusedski, and not even both parents were british. There's quite a few of them too.

    And to answer your question, legally you could be either as you'd be entitled to both passports.

    I guess the point i'm making is you didn't see the british public going, hold on greg, you're not even a brit.

    forget that its ireland, cuz obviously thats the only reason people are questioning this. If it were brazil vs spain i don't think we'd see this thread. Who doesn't wanna watch brazil?

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    Guess ITV can't show Cricket either then since half of the team isn't brittish?

    Is it arsenal v chelsea?

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    mcnally32;7998398

    neither was greg rusedski, and not even both parents were british. … neither was greg rusedski, and not even both parents were british. There's quite a few of them too. And to answer your question, legally you could be either as you'd be entitled to both passports. I guess the point i'm making is you didn't see the british public going, hold on greg, you're not even a brit.



    Actually I don't think we ever truly saw him as one of us.

    i guess these people aren't british either?

    JRR Tolkein - SA
    George Orwell - India
    Joanna Lumley - Kasmir
    Rudyard Kipling - India
    Prince Albert - Germany
    Nigel Hawthorn - SA
    Freddie Mercury - Zanzibar

    Who'd have known joanna lumley wasn't a brit? Well i never! Get her off the box!

    master_chief;7998484

    Actually I don't think we ever truly saw him as one of us.



    actually when he was doing well he was mr brit. Never out of the papers always with a union jack. Englands next tennis hero. Of course he was dropped like a stone when you realised he was useless. You totally saw him as one of your own, never did i see or hear of anyone say, hold on that guys got a canadian accent.

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    mon eh brazil

    snap that rhats legs

    mcnally32;7998489

    Rudyard Kipling - India



    He makes nice cakes. ;-)

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    I think you should write to OFCOM or somebody I mean seriously first they have a football game on in Britain without a british team playing and afterwards they have Piers Morgan on Shanghai!! Who cares about Shanghai this is britain it should be Piers Morgan on Morecambe.

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    mcnally32;7998514

    actually when he was doing well he was mr brit. Never out of the papers … actually when he was doing well he was mr brit. Never out of the papers always with a union jack. Englands next tennis hero. Of course he was dropped like a stone when you realised he was useless. You totally saw him as one of your own, never did i see or hear of anyone say, hold on that guys got a canadian accent.



    We half cheered him. Even at his peak.

    master_chief;7998538

    We half cheered him. Even at his peak.



    didn't seem like that when i was watching wimbledon.

    mcnally32;7998514

    actually when he was doing well he was mr brit. Never out of the papers … actually when he was doing well he was mr brit. Never out of the papers always with a union jack. Englands next tennis hero. Of course he was dropped like a stone when you realised he was useless. You totally saw him as one of your own, never did i see or hear of anyone say, hold on that guys got a canadian accent.



    What a load of rubbish, he was never a brit in most of the british eyes :roll:

    hncb0809;7998520

    mon eh brazilsnap that rhats legs



    come on why don't you start making secterian jokes and bring out the northern ireland flag again.

    Paddy Charlie;7998192

    Besides it is at Wembly and has players which play for british clubs … Besides it is at Wembly and has players which play for british clubs playing



    I thought it was from the Emirates Stadium... I'd normally expect this to be on ITV2 or ITV4 not ITV1 but I guess they must have some interest in this game and will probably be using it to promote the world cup in 100 days.

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    mcnally32;7998569

    come on why don't you start making secterian jokes and bring out the … come on why don't you start making secterian jokes and bring out the northern ireland flag again.



    whats wrong with a northern ireland flag?

    its a NATIONAL FLAG and wit sectarian jokes?

    its a conspiracy aint it?

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    beamo;7998570

    I thought it was from the Emirates Stadium... I'd normally expect this to … I thought it was from the Emirates Stadium... I'd normally expect this to be on ITV2 or ITV4 not ITV1 but I guess they must have some interest in this game and will probably be using it to promote the world cup in 100 days.



    So it is, still a british stadium. I was thinking it was weird to play at Wembly tonight since england are playing there tomorrow

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    Anyone know why it's at the Emirates?

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    hncb0809;7998580

    whats wrong with a northern ireland flag?its a NATIONAL FLAG and wit … whats wrong with a northern ireland flag?its a NATIONAL FLAG and wit sectarian jokes?its a conspiracy aint it?



    It would be alright if it was the current national flag you used and not one which was abolished in 1973 under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973.

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    master_chief;7998616

    Anyone know why it's at the Emirates?



    Don't know, they should have had it at Croke Park in Dublin as it's much bigger and could have easily filled it to capacity

    master_chief;7998616

    Anyone know why it's at the Emirates?



    Its always been a ground where foreign players kick the ball around :thumbsup:

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    Paddy Charlie;7998619

    It would be alright if it was the current national flag you used and not … It would be alright if it was the current national flag you used and not one which was abolished in 1973 under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973.



    its the countries national flag mate

    you telling me it should be a union jack?

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    master_chief;7998616

    Anyone know why it's at the Emirates?



    possibly to do with england getting to show off the stadiums they would use for any world cup they get

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    Paddy Charlie;7998634

    Don't know, they should have had it at Croke Park in Dublin as it's much … Don't know, they should have had it at Croke Park in Dublin as it's much bigger and could have easily filled it to capacity



    Yes i agree, the game could/should of been held in Dublin but maybe it has been funded my sponsors over here (i don't know).

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    ITV2, 3 or 4 at the best not mainstream tv

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    hncb0809;7998647

    its the countries national flag mateyou telling me it should be a union … its the countries national flag mateyou telling me it should be a union jack?



    Yes the official flag used is the union jack

    master_chief;7998616

    Anyone know why it's at the Emirates?



    Not sure but Brazil have played a few games there before and its a friendly game I think...
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