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  1. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    11 Oct '07 16:01
    I was listening to a pre-ad for the England v France Rugby match, and they were talking about "The old enemy". I've also heard the England as being The Auld enemy for both Scotland, and Ireland.......How many countries consider England the old Bloody enemy ? And what if they end up playing Argentina, will they be "The recent enemy" ?

    Maybe Iraq could have a game, and they could call them "the current enemy"
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    11 Oct '07 16:29
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    I was listening to a pre-ad for the England v France Rugby match, and they were talking about "The old enemy". I've also heard the England as being The Auld enemy for both Scotland, and Ireland.......How many countries consider England the old Bloody enemy ? And what if they end up playing Argentina, will they be "The recent enemy" ?

    Maybe Iraq could have a game, and they could call them "the current enemy"
    In Portugal we consider England as our "oldest ally".
  3. 11 Oct '07 16:34
    Originally posted by Palynka
    In Portugal we consider England as our "oldest ally".
    Really!!!!!!!!!
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    11 Oct '07 16:44
    Originally posted by Jay Joos
    Really!!!!!!!!!
    It's the oldest alliance in the world, actually. And it's still in force.
  5. 11 Oct '07 16:48
    Originally posted by Palynka
    It's [b]the oldest alliance in the world, actually. And it's still in force.[/b]
  6. Standard member lordhighgus
    Kara Thrace &
    12 Oct '07 09:00
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    I was listening to a pre-ad for the England v France Rugby match, and they were talking about "The old enemy". I've also heard the England as being The Auld enemy for both Scotland, and Ireland.......How many countries consider England the old Bloody enemy ? And what if they end up playing Argentina, will they be "The recent enemy" ?

    Maybe Iraq could have a game, and they could call them "the current enemy"
    The Auld Alliance was a string of alliances signed between Scotland and France from 1295 to 1560AD, so i suppose the "Auld Enemy" to England would be those two countries.
    Since England has had wars over the past thousand years or so with most of the continent, most of those now would consider a game of anything as battle.
    Go the Frenchies!!!