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  • Bored of anti English Scots.
  • ezzy
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    Talking of Oz, you only have to go to NZ to experience the ‘I support anyone who is playing the Aussies’. As for the Scots, this was explained to me years ago by someone who told me that from about the age of 5 they had been taught about the perfidious English and all that they had done to them. Hardly any wonder if that still holds true.

    Blackflag
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    Yep. The Scots hate the English as we are generally their more successful neighbours and such petty rivalries are as good a backlash as they can get.

    Pity them

    butcher
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    The girlfriend is Scottish and she’s always banging on about all the ills we English have brought to them up there Scots. I don’t really understand it myself, you’d think they’d be over it by now, you know, hundreds of years later.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    And your happy the England and Wales Cricket Board is abbreviated to the ECB. Which sums up the arrogance of English organisations- media, sport and otherwise

    I don’t disagree with the anglocentricism. After all the UK (and therefore Wales) is referred to as England all of the world, the other parts of it are definitely afterthoughts to most people. In terms of national significance the Welsh get a far worse deal than the Scottish.

    However I wouldn’t call it arrogance. Arrogance is assuming you are better than everyone else (which English rugby fans are often guilty of), this is more like thinking other people don’t matter.

    stevewhyte
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    Why can’t the English, accept the fact they are English. I know you don’t want to be English, but you are. Get over it.

    Edukator
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    Anti-(insert nationality of your choice) on this forum? Nooooo, neverrrrrrrr… .

    As for not wishing any Englishman harm or disadvantage. I’ve wished a lot worse than that on some. Notably Blair, Clarkson, and as I’m too lazy to compile my own list: 100 Worst Britons – The Results!

    Tony Blair
    Jordan
    Margaret Thatcher
    Jade Goody
    Martin Bashir
    Gareth Gates
    Alex Ferguson
    ‘H’ from Steps
    Gerri Halliwell
    The Queen
    Liam Gallagher
    Chris Evans
    Victoria Beckham
    Rik Waller
    Anthea Turner
    Bernard Manning
    Robbie Williams
    Peter Stringfellow
    Neil and Christine Hamilton
    Jim Davidson
    Charlotte Church
    Darren Day
    Lady Victoria Hervey
    Prince Charles
    Anne Robinson
    Edwina Curry
    Chris Moyles
    Jamie Oliver
    Cliff Richard
    Max Clifford
    The 3AM Girls
    Naomi Campbell
    Simon Cowell
    Sarah Cox
    Harry Potter
    Tara Palmer Tomkinson
    James Hewitt
    Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Catherine Zeta Jones
    Prince Edward
    Tracy Emin
    Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen
    Mick Hucknall
    Michael Winner
    Pete Waterman
    Prince Naseem Hamed
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    Trinny and Susannah
    Peter Mandleson
    Ken Livingstone
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    Elton John
    Ant and Dec
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    Byers and Moore
    Richard Madely
    Vinnie Jones
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    Countess of Wessex
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    Jeremy Spake
    Carol Vorderman
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    Princess Anne
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    Lord Irving
    Craig David
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    Atomic Kitten

    piemonster
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    The girlfriend is Scottish and she’s always banging on about all the ills we English have brought to them up there Scots. I don’t really understand it myself, you’d think they’d be over it by now, you know, hundreds of years later.

    It’s not even just that, even if I was alive hundreds of years ago. I’d have been a farm hand in Norfolk with no control over the actions of the state anyway.

    Blame anyone, blame the toffs

    poly
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    The girlfriend is Scottish and she’s always banging on about all the ills we English have brought to them up there Scots. I don’t really understand it myself, you’d think they’d be over it by now, you know, hundreds of years later.

    I suspect that the period 1979 – 1990 (or 1997) probably has more to do with current resentment than Culloden or the Highland Clearances.

    piemonster
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    Why can’t the English, accept the fact they are English. I know you don’t want to be English, but you are. Get over it.

    🙂

    Cheeky bugger

    Kit
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    To be honest, I hate the English teams because they’re full of black people.

    They’re such amazing athletes, I’m proper jealous and wish we had a more diverse team!

    jodafett
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    However I wouldn’t call it arrogance. Arrogance is assuming you are better than everyone else (which the English rugby fans are often guilty of), this is more like thinking other people don’t matter.

    FTFY 😉

    Fair point tho.

    MrSmith
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    Something deep-fried on their shoulder?
    This.

    I would think most English people wouldn’t give Scotland a second thought…..

    That is why they hate us so much, the fact that nobody down here really cares about Scotland or what it’s people think. It’s just a cold backward country where whiskey comes from and low quality racist football.
    They expect jingoism in return for their chest beating but get indifference.
    The independence thing makes me laugh, are they expecting us to beg them to stay?
    It’s draughty shut the door on your way out.

    yossarian
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    really – Soccer is the obvious one – so that is the two “main sports” in both countries!

    We are not rivals. England are a top 10 team. Scotland struggle to make any major tournaments. Ask any football fan, Germany are our rivals at football.

    That is why they hate us so much, the fact that nobody down here really cares about Scotland or what it’s people think. It’s just a cold backward country where whiskey comes from and low quality racist football.
    They expect jingoism in return for their chest beating but get indifference in return.
    The independence thing makes me laugh, are they expecting us to beg them to stay?
    It’s draughty shut the door on your way out.

    Some good points in here. No-one down here hates the scots. We are too busy doing other stuff.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    And I’ll just repeat- this is nothing to do with “hating” the English, this is just sporting tribal rivalry as you’ll see between many supporters of clubs.

    enfht
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    Mel Gibson should be put on trial at the Hague.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    And I’ll just repeat- this is nothing to do with “hating” the English, this is just sporting tribal rivalry as you’ll see between many supporters of clubs.

    Probably for some, but for others it’s more than a sporting rivalry.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Only for the terminally over-sensitive.

    brooess
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    An ex-girlfriend worked with a Scottish guy in Reading who was so anti-English he was almost out of control – as in didn’t seem to realise that anti-English rants wouldn’t go down too well with a bunch of English people. 😯

    His colleagues did query why he’d moved here if he hated us so much…

    If a Scot hates an Englishman because of where he was born, it’s just clear xenophobia surely? When Andy Murray made his ‘anyone but the English comment’ he just made himself look immature IMO… there’s no excuse for it really…

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Andy Murray? Again? I thought that one had been comprehensively debunked by the “recipient” of the joke?

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    As for not wishing any Englishman harm or disadvantage. I’ve wished a lot worse than that on some. Notably Blair, Clarkson, and as I’m too lazy to compile my own list: 100 Worst Britons – The Results!

    Tony Blair

    That would be the same Tony Blair who was born and educated in Edinburgh, then?

    really – Soccer is the obvious one – so that is the two “main sports” in both countries!

    Not really, as we’re unspeakably shite at football and have been for a long time. Rugby Union is about the only sport in which we can run the hated English close, and even then, we’ve not beaten them since 2008.

    Justifying ABE by history is just lazy as a lot of the ‘things the English did to us’ were done to us by other Scots on the English side, as we’ve never shied back from fighting amongst ourselves (the Glasgow-Edinburgh rivalry is clear evidence of that). As has been said above, you just have to look at the Aus-NZ/US-Can sporting relationships to see other examples of ‘Anyone But…’; I think it’s just a natural result of being overshadowed by a much larger culturally similar neighbour.

    Andy

    DOI Expat Glaswegian stuck in Pennine Lancs.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Only for the terminally over-sensitive.

    I refer my learned friend to the graphic in my previous post 😀

    Kit
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    Andy Murray? Again?

    Ironic, isn’t it? We get slagged off for holding a grudge, yet… And anyway, I thought the people in England were too busy doing stuff to worry about what we think?

    Without getting into all of the posts on this I completely hate the “support anyone against England” attitude, it’s completely pathetic.It’s definitely not everyone though, maybe not even a majority, but it’s pathetic nonetheless.

    TS

    Its puzzling because to a man I have found Scots to be fine folk and hospitable. My theory is that their history lessons veer toward anti-English sentiment. Its not surprising when their country has been effectively annexed several times. Mostly the xenophobia is kept in check, but sport is one of those occasions when it can be indulged. Just let it go.

    big_n_daft
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    I suspect that the period 1979 – 1990 (or 1997) probably has more to do with current resentment than Culloden or the Highland Clearances.

    After Blair and Brown we can say they have managed to even up 😉

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    FWIW, when I was school the history we were taught was English history. We had a wall frieze in primary that had all the kings and queens from the Roman conquest to the present day. That would be the kings and queens of England.

    WTF
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    scotroutes – Member

    That would be the Kong’s and queens of England.

    King Kong , was he English ?

    No Scottish history when I was at school in the 80s either. Not sure if it’s different now.

    redsox
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    basically the Scottish people have agreed to cheer on any team who are up against England because of this:

    We’re sick of hearing about it, and we don’t want you to win anything so you can’t bang on about that for the next 40 odd years

    piemonster
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    I’m part way through Micheal Lynch’ Scotland a new history

    Thoroughly recommend it.

    Ps, you started it.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Not sure if it’s different now.

    Ours have at least 1 week a year dedicated as Scottish week plus a large dose of Scots language teaching throughout the year. Seems a pity that there is no British or European week though.

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    I’m English and live in scotland I’ve also lived in Wales and Ireland.
    I have only experienced good old banter about being English in day to day life but when sports and alcohol is involved nice normal folk just turn into proper bigoted xenophobes.
    I hate the way this extreme behaviour is just accepted, if the same behaviour was exhibited in an english office environment somebody would be reprimanded.

    athgray
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    I wrongly thought the Olympics did so much to bring us together. It stands out when the OP tries to point out what could be perceived as anti English views in Scotland, and people from both sides of the border come on with such insightful viewpoints. Especially Patriotpro, who comes across as someone who really knows what they are talking about.

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    b r
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    Frank

    Don’t worry about it, just remind these ‘Scots’ that there is no such thing as been ‘Scottish’ (their passport says UK) and that everyone that happens to live in (the region known as) Scotland gets to vote in the Independence Vote.

    See, both you and me are ‘Scots’ on that day 🙂

    And my wife is of Welsh stock, so I’m surprised you didn’t hear the cheer over the Eildons.

    athgray
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    It is both possible to be proud Scottish and British. No home country has ownership over a UK passport.

    gordimhor
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    If the passport says UK, and that means there are no scots, then surely are no English, Welsh or Northern Irish. This in turn means that Italy are this years six nations champions 🙂

    gordimhor
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    Oops my mistake that should say Italy are this years 4 nations champions 🙂

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    IvanDobski
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    I’m English, (well English, Irish and Welsh) and I **** hate the England football team – can I vote in the Scottish independence referendum?

    athgray
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    Ivan. Only if you vote No. 🙂

    big_n_daft
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    I’m English, (well English, Irish and Welsh) and I **** hate the England football team – can I vote in the Scottish independence referendum?

    Even the Germans get a vote if resident and on the electoral role

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    buzz-lightyear – Member
    Its puzzling because to a man I have found Scots to be fine folk and hospitable. My theory is that their history lessons veer toward anti-English sentiment. Its not surprising when their country has been effectively annexed several times…

    Like when our king took over the English throne…. 🙂

    elpuko
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    I’m English and love rugby. I was happy with the Welsh win. The simple truth is that if you love a sport then you should hope that the sport itself wins the day and today it did.

    Nationalism in the wrong hands is dangerous and all of the home nations have problems with it. Some more than others. I flatly refuse to mention sheep as a sign of respect to my Welsh brothers.

    federalski
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    It is difficult for an English person to understand.

    Sure we have some regional television show’s and Radio Scotland is great but the rest of the media are nigh on intolerable when it comes to Euro’s, World Cups and the like, and rightly so I suppose as they are covering for 95% of the audience.

    And just to stay with football, we have not qualified since 98…jesus!
    It is getting worse, as we are just getting more and more used to supporting Englands opposition with the likelihood of us qualifying any time soon pretty bleak.

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