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09-03-2019, 12:41   #196
 
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Leinster and Munster get good attendances though it has to be said. Their average Pro 14 attendance is higher than many established Premiership clubs like Gloucester, Northampton, Bath etc
The rugger is loike the place to be seen though loike. Instariffic.
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It seems to be sailing over most people's.


Maybe you can formulate it better.
Having to face up to the fact that you're apart of the little England alliance has upset you. You can do something about it!
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The rugger is loike the place to be seen though loike. Instariffic.
You don't think it's because the teams are good at playing said rugger?
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You don't think it's because the teams are good at playing said rugger?
No, it's barely a sport when you look at the actual skills involved. Most of them haven't a clue what's going on anyway, but that's not why they're there. Prosecco anyone?
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Having to face up to the fact that you're apart of the little England alliance has upset you. You can do something about it!

Doesn't upset me.


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Born in England to Irish parents, grew up there until adulthood and now living in Ireland half my life.
Growing up there I supported my local team who have always floated between Div 1 and the championship. I attended most home games and often away games.
Everybody I knew had two teams, the local team and a premier league team and they still seem to going on Fb posts.
Nowadays I couldn't give a rats ass about any league. The only football I see is when Ireland play (depressing) and then during the world cup or Euro's where I haven't a clue who a lot of the players are but i'll watch as many games as i can and enjoy it.
My housemates sit down in their united jerseys and watch every single EPL game on Sky sports and occasionally fly over to matches.
I can't understand why people are so affected by what other people do. Why work yourself up over it?
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To be fair the vast majority of Irish people support England in world cups that Ireland do not qualify for.
He he he.
Good one.

I don't care if people follow, are fans of, or "support" English teams or teams from wherever.

What I do hate is when they start referring to the WE.
WE played terrible the other night or WE are going to win the league.

Unless you are a die hard regular fan going to the matches, or a native with local links then I think you don't have the right to use the WE.
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Now that you mention it, I have family in the Birmingham Area. A number of them lived in Small Heath for years and are all Birmingham City supporters.

It does happen.
Nowhere near the scale it should if the "my uncle abroad" or the Irish diaspora reasons are used. Most people would hardly know any Blues fans over here
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No, it's barely a sport when you look at the actual skills involved. Most of them haven't a clue what's going on anyway, but that's not why they're there. Prosecco anyone?
Still good that they're going to the Irish grounds and supporting the game here rather than daytrips to England though right?
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Pointing out the deficiencies in LOI football is looking down on Irish culture?

Pog mo thoin!
No, you painted Irish culture as being about dancing at the crossroads and being anti-English. Sneering attitude so similar to what some in England have. Leannán tú cultúr Shasanach!
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Apologies
"Parental family ties appear to have been much stronger. "

It was a tradition, but nothing to do with sectarianism. Liverpool was formed after the Everton owners fell out with their Anfield owning landlord, but for money and not religious reasons.
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Haven't read the full thread but whoever thinks there's no class in our league needs to check out Morrissey's goal from last night. There's bangers every week.

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Doesn't upset me.


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So you got my point then.
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No, you painted Irish culture as being about dancing at the crossroads and being anti-English.
That was mocking you (I assumed clearly). Do keep up mo chara
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Haven't read the full thread but whoever thinks there's no class in our league needs to check out Morrissey's goal from last night. There's bangers every week.
I saw that earlier, I follow Cork on FB
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