This isn't becaue I'm a 'Brit-basher' I would have said the same thing about any team that would have laid it down to protect a placing.Wallace and Gromit said:To the OP, other than your fellow Brit-bashers in the Clinic, do you think anyone cares?
While I won't say that I've cheered for the British team, I have cheered for a number of British riders, Sir Chris Hoy is one of them. The comments about him being involved with the planning of this option has certainly tainted him as far as I'm concerned.Dr. Maserati said:Well, you appear to.
To the OP - your title begs the question, did you ever cheer for a British Team?
Missed the point entirely yet again.Markyboyzx6r said:You pop into Dublin and ask the locals if you're in "West Britain". I'm sure they'll say yes and maybe even buy you a pint.
Crack on, it'll be worth a go.
That is fine with me. The Celts are a fantastic race.Hawkwood said:According to Wikipedia (sorry), the term `Great Britain' was first used in 1474, however Geofrey of Monmouth used the term Britannia Major (Great Britain) to differentiate it from Britannia Minor which was Brittany. I'm mainly Celtic, a mixture of Welsh, Irish, Cornish, with smaller amounts of English and Scottish in me, I prefer to be British, and not English, but that's just my romantic notions.
Great. It's not just a American conspiracy to hate on the British. The Jews are in on it too. I bet it is only a matter of time before the French and Aussies join the effort.Waterloo Sunrise said:I saw the thread title and thought it was going to be Daryl doing his little self-hating jew impression, but no, it was just a yank.
I'm going to assume that is trolling, because it would be an insult to your intelligence to explain the many ways you have deliberately misinterpretted what was said.BroDeal said:Great. It's not just a American conspiracy to hate on the British. The Jews are in on it too. I bet it is only a matter of time before the French and Aussies join the effort.
My ancestry , apparently, has Irish, Spanish, Scot and Romany..but ultimately if we go back far enough anthropology and mitochondrial DNA suggests were all from Africa, my passport sais GBHawkwood said:Sort of, I saw a map of early (may have been 5th c) population movements around the British Isles, it was like looking at clothes in a washing machine. Celtic people moved from the West Country to Brittany and founded many of its churches. Native British/Celtic peoples were pushed to western and northern margins first by the Romans and then by the Anglo-Saxons. DNA tests have shown there is still an east/west split in the UK with those living in the East having more Anglo-Saxon genes. Then of course we have our Royal family....The lions of England flag that is flown for many sporting events, was originally the standard of the French House of Anjou!
The team actually represents GB, NI and the crown dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey, Man), and those overseas territories that do not have their own NOC ( Anguilla, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands)Dalakhani said:They compete for a team that represents the UK, but happens to be mis-named "Team GB".
I do sometimes wonder how the N Irish feel about that: that they've simply been left out of the name for no logical reason. (Why can't the team be called "Team UK"?)
What's next? Just call it "Team England"?
(Didn't a couple of BBC reporters do that already this year?)
And you inherited some pretty fast genes!Darryl Webster said:My ancestry , apparently, has Irish, Spanish, Scot and Romany..but ultimately if we go back far enough anthropology and mitochondrial DNA suggests were all from Africa, my passport sais GB
Yeah, EXACTLY the same mentality.Mellow Velo said:Have to laugh at the Aussie spin on this. Female reporter talking about the UK's one eyed fans.
Clearly, she wasn't present at the Melbourne World Championships, where the home fans raised the roof for the Oz team pursuit but you could hear a pin drop in the Velodrome for GB's run.
Fact is, although they would like to think they are different, GB amd Oz share exactly the same mentality.
The mother and step-father of Australian Olympic debutant Kaarle McCulloch were subjected to a barrage of verbal abuse and taunts that led to police and security intervention at London's velodrome on the drama-filled opening day of track competition.
I hope this is something we can all agree upon.piemonster said:That's pretty appalling, quite ashamed of them to be honest.