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    Where's the sense of fun and national pride ?

    England are fortunate (and good) enough to make it to the World Cup Finals.

    It is a time for celebration, for a bit of fun and a time to bring folk together. If this means having car flags, bunting, t shirts and every other conceivable item drapped in your national flag so be it.

    I never knew that HUKDs was so populated by Daily Mail reading drones with stuck up ideologies and airs above their stations. And who feel the need to label everything "chavtastic" and demean anything or anyone who doesn't fit into their social profile. Not all working class people are hooligans!

    England is in the World's greatest sporting event (imho) and i really wish that we scots were there to join you.

    So bring out your flags and novelty gifts and revel in this most joyous of times. Have a BBQ, invite the neighbours , have parties and show the world why GB is number 1.

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    Wow... Just Wow....... :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Not a lot to add to that really:thumbsup:

    Can I leave the bbq for today though..........it's peeing down!!:whistling:

    lol all this over some football

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    guv;8737046

    Wow... Just Wow....... :thumbsup::thumbsup:



    muckypup;8737069

    Not a lot to add to that really:thumbsup:Can I leave the bbq for today … Not a lot to add to that really:thumbsup:Can I leave the bbq for today though..........it's peeing down!!:whistling:



    Glad i am not alone. I have lived all over the world where it is perfectably acceptable (if not expected) to adorn everything with flags and bunting. Why do we British have to be so stuck up?

    And yes, it is a bit sodden for a BBQ. My fault- took a day off work. Here's hoping for a glorious June.

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    chesso;8737112

    What brought this on? This … What brought this on? This thread?http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/689952/poll-do-you-want-england-to-win-the?page=3



    No.... The St George Flag on a satellite Dish and Football Shirt thread I'd imagine.

    Any Leeds Players in the final 23 Chesso?

    my boys are so excited that is the younger boys and older boys about the decorations and free flowing beer at the pubs and neighbours get togethers on match night

    where's the pride in Team GB?

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    chesso;8737112

    What brought this on? This … What brought this on? This thread?http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/689952/poll-do-you-want-england-to-win-the?page=3



    Not really. More the responses to deals like this:

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    guv;8737123

    No.... The St George Flag on a satellite Dish and Football Shirt thread … No.... The St George Flag on a satellite Dish and Football Shirt thread I'd imagine.Any Leeds Players in the final 23 Chesso?


    Missed it! - don't suppose it's a great loss though!:giggle:

    Milner!!
    Is it officially announced now?

    stevieglesga;8737154

    Not really. More the responses to deals like … Not really. More the responses to deals like this:]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/690198/pair-of-england-car-flags-for-0-59-



    I see.
    It's not my style but I like all the party atmosphere stuff that others do.
    Like I said last night

    It was so good in Euro 96 with all of us singing the song and the sun was … It was so good in Euro 96 with all of us singing the song and the sun was shining - and then ...... not quite making it. It would be brilliant for England to win the world cup.

    Could not have said it better myself. :thumbsup:


    guv;8737123

    No.... The St George Flag on a satellite Dish and Football Shirt thread … No.... The St George Flag on a satellite Dish and Football Shirt thread I'd imagine.Any Leeds Players in the final 23 Chesso?



    No. Silly boy.

    Think there is some former ones tho. :?:

    Alfonse;8737139

    where's the pride in Team GB?



    who?

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    smithyp1;8737205

    who?



    Greater Birmingham :thumbsup:
    kro

    I live in Blackpool and the town has had a great atmosphere these last few weeks due to the play off final,still loads of tangerine flags adorning windows and on cars and many are still wearing their tangerine footie shirts and t shirts:)

    Starting to see a few England flags also now and I am sure that this will increase the closer we get to the tournament.

    If England do actually manage to win the thing I think the town will go into meltdown :lol:

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    Actually, my route to the railway station this morning was particularly St Georgey! (And no, I dont live on a council estate or drive through one!)

    :I agree with you OP - but can I ask, does that mean you will have England flags etc at your house?

    I honestly know nothing about football and often wonder why there is so much hostility involved - but I also know that sadly you hanging an England flag "oot yir windy" will bring you the odd stone!!

    Good OP though:thumbsup:

    smithyp1;8737205

    who?



    exactly, hypocrisy

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    guv;8737250

    Actually, my route to the railway station this morning was particularly … Actually, my route to the railway station this morning was particularly St Georgey! (And no, I dont live on a council estate or drive through one!)



    And that guv is my point. What difference should it make if you did live on a council estate and wanted to hang a flag during the World Cup? Too many snobs (or Walter Mittys) on this site at times.

    Some people should remove the sticks from their derrieres and accept that just because they don't like something doesn't mean that it is worthless or merits derision

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    bossyboots;8737283

    :I agree with you OP - but can I ask, does that mean you will have … :I agree with you OP - but can I ask, does that mean you will have England flags etc at your house? I honestly know nothing about football and often wonder why there is so much hostility involved - but I also know that sadly you hanging an England flaf "oot yar windy" will bring you the odd stone!!Good OP though:thumbsup:



    Er... might not be a good idea living in the West of Scotland plus they are not my team. I was in Reading in 98 and the atmosphere was fantastic. I couldn't help myself cheering for England (i was supporting my friends- that's my excuse) when we went out.

    Have they announced the final squad yet?

    WoolyM;8737381

    Have they announced the final squad yet?



    Do you really think the English FA would do things that simple?

    So bring out your flags and novelty gifts and revel in this most joyous … So bring out your flags and novelty gifts and revel in this most joyous of times




    stevieglesga;8737379

    Er... might not be a good idea living in the West of Scotland plus they … Er... might not be a good idea living in the West of Scotland plus they are not my team..



    but then you saying that sort of blows the wind out of your OP!!!

    :prop:

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    stevieglesga;8737347

    And that guv is my point. What difference should it make if you did live … And that guv is my point. What difference should it make if you did live on a council estate and wanted to hang a flag during the World Cup? Too many snobs (or Walter Mittys) on this site at times.



    I realise... which was why I highlighted it! I suppose it would have been clearer if I'd said "inb4" instead!:p

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    bossyboots;8737405

    but then you saying that sort of blows the wind out of your OP!!!:prop:



    No, my post is about supporting your team without fear of ridicule, it is about the need to stop all this labelling and for people just to enjoy themselves and realise that a bit of nonsense can be healthy

    stevieglesga;8737432

    No, my post is about supporting your team without fear of ridicule, it is … No, my post is about supporting your team without fear of ridicule, it is about the need to stop all this labelling and for people just to enjoy themselves and realise that a bit of nonsense can be healthy



    well if they make it to the world cup - we will wander round to your place for that BBQ :-D

    in b4 someone is accused of being a racist


    btw there are some very patriotic DM readers

    Nation's Pride starring Fredrick Zoller

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    bossyboots;8737451

    well if they make it to the world cup - we will wander round to your … well if they make it to the world cup - we will wander round to your place for that BBQ :-D



    As long as you like your BBQ wet & cold. Remember, i live around the corner from you.

    stevieglesga;8737483

    As long as you like your BBQ wet & cold. Remember, i live around the … As long as you like your BBQ wet & cold. Remember, i live around the corner from you.



    lol - see you soon - maybe!!!

    yup, it looks like england has come and thrown up on my desk at work., england stuff everywhere! il post a pic soon

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    boothy;8737461

    in b4 someone is accused of being a racistbtw there are some very … in b4 someone is accused of being a racistbtw there are some very patriotic DM readers



    I know i shouldn't catergorise all DM readers as it shows me to be equally judgemental.

    Alfonse;8737481

    Nation's Pride starring Fredrick Zoller



    There are many detractors of patriotism and nationalism, That they are the last refuge of a scoundral and that we should aim to be citizens of the world. But hanging a flag or bunting during a World Cup isn't an act of right wing xenophobia but just a display of support for your football team.

    stevieglesga;8737562

    There are many detractors of patriotism and nationalism, That they are … There are many detractors of patriotism and nationalism, That they are the last refuge of a scoundral and that we should aim to be citizens of the world. But hanging a flag or bunting during a World Cup isn't an act of right wing xenophobia but just a display of support for your football team.



    patriotism is a virtue of the vicious - oscar wilde

    :thumbsup:

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    Alfonse;8737588

    patriotism is a virtue of the vicious - oscar wilde:thumbsup:



    "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." - Abraham Lincoln

    But I agree that too often national pride is hijacked by idiots.

    stevieglesga;8737611

    "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see … "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." - Abraham LincolnBut I agree that too often national pride is hijacked by idiots.



    true, also thank goodness I don't live in America with tripe like that

    stevieglesga;8737611

    "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see … "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." - Abraham Lincoln



    Exactly! When half the team is made up of idiots who if weren't professional footballers would be the usual thugs you try and avoid on a saturday night it is quite difficult to support the team they are in.

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    Alfonse;8737622

    true, also thank goodness I don't live in America with tripe like that



    "Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong." - James Bryce, a true British gentleman, born in Belfast of Scottish stock and educated at Oxford

    bossyboots;8737283

    :I agree with you OP - but can I ask, does that mean you will have … :I agree with you OP - but can I ask, does that mean you will have England flags etc at your house? I honestly know nothing about football and often wonder why there is so much hostility involved - but I also know that sadly you hanging an England flag "oot yir windy" will bring you the odd stone!!Good OP though:thumbsup:



    stevieglesga;8737379

    Er... might not be a good idea living in the West of Scotland plus they … Er... might not be a good idea living in the West of Scotland plus they are not my team. I was in Reading in 98 and the atmosphere was fantastic. I couldn't help myself cheering for England (i was supporting my friends- that's my excuse) when we went out.



    :shock: What? So you're basically telling everyone to hang out the flags etc but you won't do it yourself?

    Maybe it's that everybody has their own idea of national pride that doesn't fit with yours. I don't think that waving a flag and buying tack makes you patriotic. It seems that you want everyone to be proud of being British, English, etc but not be typically British about it.
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