posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 12:43 PM
Originally posted by ipsedixit
This is the sort of defeatism that multiculturalism engenders.
The UK as a whole do not have the players to win a World Cup or an Olympic gold medal. Maybe in a few years but certainly not now.
It is not defeatism . It is realsim.
If all the Canadians in the world believed they could win the World Cup it would not make it happen.
Besides, the Olympics is not too credible for most footie fans as the rules state that the maximum age of a footballer is 23. Weird!
The people who invented soccer
We did not invent the game, it has existed for hundreds of years. We polished it up and added some rules. I think that England were the first to
[quote...now believe that even if they put all their best players together instead of dividing them into, what, three groups, England, Scotland and
Northern Ireland, they still couldn't win a sausage.
That is just my opinion of course
There is no doubting, if you chose the best from each country you would have a better team but still not one that is good enough. And none of the
players would be happy as most footballers grow-up dreaming of playing for their country. Not U.K.F.C. (Does have a ring to it though
I have to tell you that the same ... has reared it's head in Canadian ice hockey, where certain people in Quebec (a self-styled nation) want
to have their own hockey team to compete internationally.
All I know is that the countries that from the UK are happy to have their own identity. Personally, I couldn't give a toss either way
Fortunately the majority still relish the sweet havoc of victory, and will put aside such trifles as race, language and religion to achieve
Too bad the British have lost all that. Over here, we still celebrate the British army's burning of Washington! This sort of thing could still be
done with a truly national football team. It's a pity.
We are not too sad about it. The Premiership is arguably the best football league in the world. A league represented by players from all corners of
the UK and indeed the world.
[edit on 18/12/2007 by skibtz]