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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doogi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 10:37am
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I have always found it amusing the claim by English fans and commentators that a World Cup win would see football “coming home”.




If it were truly “coming home” it would be to Scotland and not to England it would be returning, for it was the Scots who truly devised the modern version of the game as we know it. Without our civilising intervention, what England might have given the world was just another version of rugby.




When the so-called Football Association’ was formed at the instigation of a young solicitor from Hull, Ebenezer Morley, what he proposed would be seen now as a basis for rugby with extra violence.

Morley’s draft laws provided that a player could not only run with the ball in his hands but that opponents could stop him by charging, holding, tripping or hacking. A more civilised code did emerge but the English game was still mainly a question of head-down dribbling.

It was the Scots who had the notion of artfully distributing the ball among the players. It started with young men, from Perthshire and the Highlands mainly, who gathered at Queen’s Park in Glasgow in 1867. They obtained a copy of the FA laws and amended them to conform with an almost scientific blend of dribbling and passing.

When they invented passing, these men had invented football. Far from being an English game, it was one that was conceived to confound the English because the Scots, being generally smaller than their opponents in football’s oldest international rivalry, could hardly afford to take them on physically.







As Scots we can truly feel pride some pride this week as England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. To have the English borrowing our history is quite a compliment, the only downside being that we are not in Russia to share in the glory of our invention of the ‘beautiful game’.
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Eh ??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doogi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 12:25pm
It was an article in the newspaper, thought I'd post it to see all the comments and all I get is "EH?"
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At least im listening to ya Doogi
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I read it.....honest LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Spiderman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 12:59pm
The Scots couldnt even spell the word let alone play it ....
Although I loved watching them when they were good.....
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King Kenny Dalglish

Great side that still never won the World Cup
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Donna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 4:43pm
But we know we’re sh*te

Other half took my car and left to go to England to watch game lol
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Are you sure he's coming back over the border????
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doogi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 5:22pm
Are they not showing it north of the border then Donna?
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No TV's up north.Hug & it's all in gaelic.
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Electricity has been installed recently but tv signals are still weak..
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Still showing "Muffin the Mule" in Black & White.!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tyberius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 9:54pm
Originally posted by Spiderman Spiderman wrote:

Apparently you dont need a visa to fly into Moscow as long as you have a match ticket.
My son is in Australia and wants to fly to Moscow if we get to final and wants me to meet him there.
Got my flight but No tickets on sale on fa website so looks like Im watching it in Cornwall if we win the next game


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vader Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 10:03pm
So close yet so far, hope I haven’t got to wait another 28 years for a World Cup semi final
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Thanks Tyberius.
Left Bham dejected and arrived in Somerset just after 12.30 still dejected.
Will continue down to Cornwall in the morning hopefully in a better mood.
But I was one of the few that didnt get too carried away as we hadnt really played anyone until we met Sweden.
Passed that test but croatia were just too good for us.
Dominated first half and missed the chances to take us to the final along one of the easiest paths we will ever follow.
But it wasnt to be......
Dont know whats worse, being a villa fan or an England fan.....seem to have the same sort of disappointment.
Although we have no world class players as Gareth Southgate admitted....we did play as a team and credit to Southgate for that. Probably the best England style of play Ive seen for many years and a young side with potential.....but will we ever be so lucky again to get as far as we did this time.....I dont think so.....it was the best chance I think I will ever see in my lifetime ...... Football wont be coming home...
But well done boys for trying....
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They think its al over....
....it is now!
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Now can we please get back to normal !!!!!

Over hyped, over praised, over built up event.

now to turn my sights on that grass fire at Wimbledon.  Wink
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I am as interested in Wimbledon as the world cup to be honest.
Been for the last 3 out of 5 years and been lucky enough to have been allotted tickets for centre court each time.
When the sun is shining there is no place better to be.........
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Thats where you would struggle Maffy
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Never, I know when to be quiet- but tennis just deserves NOISE!!!!
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You'll be telling me you like cricket next!!!!!!  Wink
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Nope, No Likey
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Can’t stand Tennis. Cricket is boring too. I like motorbike racing and classic car racing, just been to Le Mans Classic 24 hour. Got Drunk in the sun watching England beat Sweden.
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Glad we have some common ground re these sports.

Vader, Friend of mine was at the le Mans 24 hour in his purple air cooled Porche-REALLY BIG BLOKE with a beard, not that you would have seen him of course, then then if you saw him you wouldn't forget either --motor sport is wonderful Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Vader Vader wrote:

I like motorbike racing .........
Me too....off to Silverstone again next month for Moto GP. Tongue

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