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  1. 23 Jun '10 21:03 / 1 edit
    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close the wall up with our English dead.
    In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
    To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
    Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
    Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
    Have in these parts from morn till even fought
    And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
    Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
    That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
    Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
    And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
    Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
    The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
    That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
    For there is none of you so mean and base,
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

    Bill Shakespeare
  2. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    23 Jun '10 21:22 / 1 edit
    The England side visited a local South African orphanage this morning, ahead of their match. 'Its so sad to see their little faces, with no hope at all,' said 6 year old Sipho.
  3. 23 Jun '10 21:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'
    Shame that was against France...
  4. 23 Jun '10 21:27
    Originally posted by Crowley
    The England side visited a local South African orphanage this morning, ahead of their match. 'Its so sad to see their little faces, with no hope at all,' said 6 year old Sipho.
    I got this on email - quality.

    There is a better one, but I can't post it here!
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    23 Jun '10 21:57
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Shame that was against France...
    Maybe Kenneth Branagh should have a crack at coach.
  6. 24 Jun '10 07:03
    I can't wait for all the red-tops to dial up the WW2 stuff; I love all that jingoistic sword-rattling.
  7. 24 Jun '10 07:05
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Shame that was against France...
    It's all the same when looking out from the White Cliffs mate
  8. 24 Jun '10 10:40
    and please god its on sunday no penalty shoot out
  9. 24 Jun '10 11:38 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by stoker
    and please god its on sunday no penalty shoot out
    God wil abandon England and deliver them up into Germanys hand, even as we speak, Trev the closest thing RHP has to a Holy man is offering up incense and lighting candles! In God we trust!
  10. 24 Jun '10 11:47
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    God wil abandon England and deliver them up into Germanys hand, even as we speak, Trev the closest thing RHP has to a Holy man is offering up incense and lighting candles! In God we trust!
    One and out is what it looks like. Klose is back and Germany has better ideas on offense. No penalty shootout although England is gonna play scared and not to lose. If Capello finally keeps starting Dafoe and takes a bold step and sits Rooney, bringing latter in as a sub instead then maybe England has a chance. Capello thinks they're gonna win the cup? Ha! They'll probably wear those hideous new uniforms because they helped them score their second goal of the tourney!
  11. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    24 Jun '10 12:06
    I think England will go out and play some football on Sunday, as will the Germans. It is a close match up, both sides have approximately equal chances in my view. It will be the side with the biggest heart and a little luck. Hopefully that'll be England this time but so long as they play well, i'll be happy either way.
  12. 24 Jun '10 12:10
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    One and out is what it looks like. Klose is back and Germany has better ideas on offense. No penalty shootout although England is gonna play scared and not to lose. If Capello finally keeps starting Dafoe and takes a bold step and sits Rooney, bringing latter in as a sub instead then maybe England has a chance. Capello thinks they're gonna win the cup? ...[text shortened]... ar those hideous new uniforms because they helped them score their second goal of the tourney!
    Germany v England games are pretty special occasions, its kind of like an international derby, anything can happen. All the anti German sentiment is really hilarious considering they still morris dance and go around bopping people on the head with a blown up pigs bladder, a throwback to their Germanic roots no less! My goodness even their Queen is a German, Elizabeth von Buckinham or something like that.