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Old 08-07-12   #21 (permalink)
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Honestly, I really enjoy seeing Scottish and Welsh or Irish teams doing well in whatever sports. What really gets on my tits though is that a lot of the population of the aforementioned countries love to see England fail...

With this in mind I am supporting Switzerland. Go on Federer!
I support lots of English athletes from rowing, cycling, track, windsurfing and others, but I can't stand football and all the hype. I don't follow any football, but could probably tell you all about 1966 (I was born in 73). I'm actually hoping England win next time so they can change the record and maybe talk the next century about whatever year the WC is.

Anyway, come on Cavendish and Wiggins! Even Miller ( Is it just me or does he not sound very Scottish when he speaks?)
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I hope your not talking about Benidorm and football here Rich .
Never been to Benidorm mate. I have spent quite a lot of time in the alps though and the winters usually entertain the 6 nations. The anti English stance is quite apparent.

When I questioned a few of my Scottish mates about this they said they hated the English...! So I asked other hated me and the others who hailed from south of the border? Answer was no to the individuals but they still stated thy hated the English nation.

I found this answer to be pretty narrow minded TBH. Hate is a very strong word.

I could say I had similar experiences in the states and Asia.
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Never been to Benidorm mate. I have spent quite a lot of time in the alps though and the winters usually entertain the 6 nations. The anti English stance is quite apparent.

When I questioned a few of my Scottish mates about this they said they hated the English...! So I asked other hated me and the others who hailed from south of the border? Answer was no to the individuals but they still stated thy hated the English nation.

I found this answer to be pretty narrow minded TBH. Hate is a very strong word.

I could say I had similar experiences in the states and Asia.
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Crikey , maybe you'd be better off in Benidorm !!
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I support lots of English athletes from rowing, cycling, track, windsurfing and others, but I can't stand football and all the hype. I don't follow any football, but could probably tell you all about 1966 (I was born in 73). I'm actually hoping England win next time so they can change the record and maybe talk the next century about whatever year the WC is.

Anyway, come on Cavendish and Wiggins! Even Miller ( Is it just me or does he not sound very Scottish when he speaks?)
Don't wish to be pedantic, but unless you pay to see them or send them money through the post, you don't "support" them, you may be a fan, enjoy watching them and hope they do well, but your not supporting them.

Really irritates me when people claim to be a Liverpool (or any other team) "supporter", I ask how often they go to their matches?? "Oh no I don't go to their ground, but I support them" no your a fan, not a "supporter".
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Oh my...Sorrrry! Aye ok I hope they win. But support can also be by willing someone on(holding a person up and so on). Ok maybe not shouting at the TV, but you hear athletes saying they got support from the crowd that helped them along..
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support [səˈpɔːt]
vb (tr)
1. to carry the weight of
2. to bear or withstand (pressure, weight, etc.)
3. to provide the necessities of life for (a family, person, etc.)
4. to tend to establish (a theory, statement, etc.) by providing new facts; substantiate
5. (Literature / Rhetoric) to speak in favour of (a motion)
6. to give aid or courage to
7. to give approval to (a cause, principle, etc.); subscribe to to support a political candidature
8. to endure with forbearance I will no longer support bad behaviour
9. to give strength to; maintain to support a business
10. (Performing Arts / Theatre) (tr) (in a concert) to perform earlier than (the main attraction)
11. (Performing Arts) (Performing Arts / Theatre) Films Theatre
a. to play a subordinate role to
b. to accompany (the feature) in a film programme
12. (Performing Arts / Theatre) to act or perform (a role or character)
n
1. the act of supporting or the condition of being supported
2. a thing that bears the weight or part of the weight of a construction
3. a person who or thing that furnishes aid
4. the means of maintenance of a family, person, etc.
5. (Performing Arts / Theatre) a band or entertainer not topping the bill
6. (Performing Arts / Theatre) (often preceded by the) an actor or group of actors playing subordinate roles
7. (General Sporting Terms) Med an appliance worn to ease the strain on an injured bodily structure or part
8. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) the solid material on which a painting is executed, such as canvas
9. (Medicine) See athletic support
[from Old French supporter, from Latin supportāre to bring, from sub- up + portāre to carry]
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support [səˈpɔːt]
vb (tr)
1. to carry the weight of
2. to bear or withstand (pressure, weight, etc.)
3. to provide the necessities of life for (a family, person, etc.)
4. to tend to establish (a theory, statement, etc.) by providing new facts; substantiate
5. (Literature / Rhetoric) to speak in favour of (a motion)
6. to give aid or courage to
7. to give approval to (a cause, principle, etc.); subscribe to to support a political candidature
8. to endure with forbearance I will no longer support bad behaviour
9. to give strength to; maintain to support a business
10. (Performing Arts / Theatre) (tr) (in a concert) to perform earlier than (the main attraction)
11. (Performing Arts) (Performing Arts / Theatre) Films Theatre
a. to play a subordinate role to
b. to accompany (the feature) in a film programme
12. (Performing Arts / Theatre) to act or perform (a role or character)
n
1. the act of supporting or the condition of being supported
2. a thing that bears the weight or part of the weight of a construction
3. a person who or thing that furnishes aid
4. the means of maintenance of a family, person, etc.
5. (Performing Arts / Theatre) a band or entertainer not topping the bill
6. (Performing Arts / Theatre) (often preceded by the) an actor or group of actors playing subordinate roles
7. (General Sporting Terms) Med an appliance worn to ease the strain on an injured bodily structure or part
8. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) the solid material on which a painting is executed, such as canvas
9. (Medicine) See athletic support
[from Old French supporter, from Latin supportāre to bring, from sub- up + portāre to carry]
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Like I say "being there", you can't give "moral support" from your side of the TV screen or radio
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