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"To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil."

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rpguk

4,123 posts

186 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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5705 said:
If we're saying the Islands are British, and that British levels of tolerance and freedom of expression are part of what the Islanders are all about ... isn't it a bit fkING STUPID to say that we ought to have used junta-style police-state powers to stop them from filming?

If you can't laugh this stunt off, you're not really British. IMHO.
Well said. I had a giggle when I saw it. It doesn't pose a threat at all so there's no point in getting po-faced about it. Just plays into their hands.

Edited by rpguk on Friday 4th May 17:32

steviegunn

1,060 posts

86 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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If England qualify for Brazil 2014 maybe a few shots of Rooney running around in Buenos Aires with the slogan - "To win in South America we train in Spain" just to show the British have a sense of humour you know.

TwigtheWonderkid

16,847 posts

52 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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the_lone_wolf said:
The Islands are British, the Islanders are British,
The islands aren't anything, they are islands...lumps of rock in the south atlantic. An island can't choose a preferred nationality, it's an inaminate object.

The islanders can certainly be British, so that's what gives the islands their perceived nationality. But to say "the islands are British, the islanders are British" is kind of making 2 things British when there is only one.



Mr_B

7,781 posts

145 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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steviegunn said:
If England qualify for Brazil 2014 maybe a few shots of Rooney running around in Buenos Aires with the slogan - "To win in South America we train in Spain" just to show the British have a sense of humour you know.
Not sure it sends out the right message to have Rooney as some kinda poster boy for the UK.

steviegunn

1,060 posts

86 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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Mr_B said:
Not sure it sends out the right message to have Rooney as some kinda poster boy for the UK.
Maybe Terry, ok maybe not.
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Mojocvh

16,817 posts

164 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
disco1 said:
This may have been done already but didn't any of the locals/customs/forces notice a shed load of filming stuff/crew/actors coming over from Argentina? Didn't anyone actually check what they were up to? It's our own fault for not stopping it from happening.
I think they might get TV crews over occasionally to do proper war memorial bits from time to time, as well as ex-Argentinian veterans visiting graves. This one has rather taken the piss somewhat.
Stop them then, say for 18 months or so.

The Argentinian people aren't stupid and the "masses" would [after a lot of shouting] get the point.

The point being they have been had once before and are being set up again.

HeatonNorris

1,649 posts

50 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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eharding said:
Do we actually have any hopes of a medal in the Men's Hockey?
Yes.

eharding said:
If not, I suggest we just substitute the GB team with a load of Marines for the match vs. Argentina in the initial round.

As soon as the whistle goes, they just mash the crap out of the opposition (some lead weighting in the hockey sticks might help here) - paying particular attention to our marathon-running chum - and then just moon-walk off the pitch. Sorted.
Are you still at primary school?

petemurphy

4,574 posts

85 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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i thought it was quite good!

the_lone_wolf

2,510 posts

88 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
the_lone_wolf said:
The Islands are British, the Islanders are British,
The islands aren't anything, they are islands...lumps of rock in the south atlantic. An island can't choose a preferred nationality, it's an inaminate object.
Don't remember saying the islands chose to be British??

I said the islands were territorially British, and they are, a "British Overseas Territory" - if we hadn't won the Falklands war they could be Argentine, all without the land mass itself choosing to do anything...

Blib

31,039 posts

99 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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He didn't look very fit.

jmorgan

24,095 posts

186 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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Runner was probably bricking it thinking "where did uncle Gomez say where he left those mines?"

Puggit

35,309 posts

150 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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rohrl said:
Any comment from overpaid advertising midget traitor Sorrell yet?
Oh yes - he is NOT a happy bunny:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-1796...

fathomfive

8,261 posts

92 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
davepoth said:
Best way of sorting this out is to..................
Make sure all the Argentinian Olympic athletes and delegation receive full body cavity searches at customs, "finding" a few things and then deporting the whole lot back.
Or treating their team plane as an invasion threat and using those handy towerblock-mounted missiles we have.

CambsBill

382 posts

80 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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Puggit said:
I wonder if he's unhappy enough to donate his company's fees to a worthy cause - the BOA, Help for Heroes perhaps?

FourWheelDrift

66,301 posts

186 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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fathomfive said:
FourWheelDrift said:
davepoth said:
Best way of sorting this out is to..................
Make sure all the Argentinian Olympic athletes and delegation receive full body cavity searches at customs, "finding" a few things and then deporting the whole lot back.
Or treating their team plane as an invasion threat and using those handy towerblock-mounted missiles we have.
2 of their team have qualified for the men's 50 metre rifle prone event. So they will be smuggling arms into the UK, which is reason enough for them all to meet Mr and Mrs Marigold. smile

marcosgt

8,345 posts

78 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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speedy_thrills said:
I like it in an elbow in the ribs sort of way.

Can we have one that says "To beat the Argentinians we need no training at all".
As long as we don't play them in the football... perhaps smile

M.

disco1

1,963 posts

120 months

Friday 4th May 2012
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5705 said:
disco1 said:
Didn't anyone actually check what they were up to? It's our own fault for not stopping it from happening.
Hang on a minute...

If we're saying the Islands are British, and that British levels of tolerance and freedom of expression are part of what the Islanders are all about ... isn't it a bit fkING STUPID to say that we ought to have used junta-style police-state powers to stop them from filming?

If you can't laugh this stunt off, you're not really British. IMHO.
bks!

This isnt about tolerance and expression, this whole stunt is a piss take and dig at the UK, I'm not saying anything about Junta style operations, simply stating this isn't right and provocative stuff like this is bound to get people wound up.

Get off your high horse!




Jimbo.

3,111 posts

91 months

Saturday 5th May 2012
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Zaxxon said:
Pretty clever propaganda, I bet it makes the Argentines pretty smug and proud to see that, whilst it angers and wind's the Islanders and the Brits.

We need to follow up with the same type of thing by the SBS doing a secret excercise around one of their military air bases on the mainland.
I can see it now, with the tag line "To protect British soil, we train on Argentinian soil" biggrin

Edited by Jimbo. on Saturday 5th May 00:25

DWS

577 posts

120 months

Saturday 5th May 2012
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disco1 said:
bks!

This isnt about tolerance and expression, this whole stunt is a piss take and dig at the UK, I'm not saying anything about Junta style operations, simply stating this isn't right and provocative stuff like this is bound to get people wound up.

Get off your high horse!
+1
Just like sending an heir to the throne was on the beggining of the anerversary of the war - or am I being a conspiracy theorist?

turbobloke

70,646 posts

162 months

Saturday 5th May 2012
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What a hoot.

Should be 'to look like tts first we act and sound like tts'.