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Old 01-27-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default A question for posters on the british forum.

I hope you dont mind me asking, & this thread could possibly bomb, cos its so close to the bone.
However, Im going to ask anyway.

Most people here are from Scotland, England, NI.Ireland, ROI & Wales.

So how do you view british boxing? Do you cheer on fighters from your own country above anyone else, or do you cheer on fighters from the aforementioned countries equally, as we are all 'british'

I ask as I want to find out just how 'british' people from these shores truly feel.
As I said before though, this is a tough question so I dont mind if certain posters wish to avoid it cos its a cutting question.
So if you are still reading, are you a poster who cheers on fighters from these shores equally? Or do you want people from your own country to win above all else?
& the question is aimed at the english, scots, Irish & welsh.

& lets have some honest answers please. No *****footing around. I hate *****footers.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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I cheer on a fighter I like regardless of the flag they are fighting under. That goes for 'civil wars' or if a British fighter travels.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:48 AM   #3
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I cheer on a fighter I like regardless of the flag they are fighting under. That goes for 'civil wars' or if a British fighter travels.
Well my man, you didnt tell me where you are from. So you are basically saying you would cheer on any fighter you like?

Thanks for answering, but to be honest you havent exactly answered my question.
Its an awkward question I ask though, I must admit. So I dont blame you for not 'getting it'.
Thanks for trying though.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:49 AM   #4
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Something like...

English 100% support

Welsh 97% (except Joe of course)

Irish 95%

Scottish 3%

Hope that helps
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:53 AM   #5
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Default Re: A question for posters on the british forum.

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Something like...

English 100% support

Welsh 97% (except Joe of course)

Irish 95%

Scottish 3%

Hope that helps
Of course it does. I just want to learn the truth.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:58 AM   #6
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Well my man, you didnt tell me where you are from. So you are basically saying you would cheer on any fighter you like?

Thanks for answering, but to be honest you havent exactly answered my question.
Its an awkward question I ask though, I must admit. So I dont blame you for not 'getting it'.
Thanks for trying though.
I'm Welsh (I thought the Cymru a byth may have given you a clue) and I did understand the question. What I was attempting to say was that nationality plays no part in who I cheer for so perhaps I shouldn't have ventured an answer for this one. I guess you could put me down in the column where a fan would cheer for a fighter 'equally' as we are all British.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:04 AM   #7
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I'm Welsh (I thought the Cymru a byth may have given you a clue) and I did understand the question. What I was attempting to say was that nationality plays no part in who I cheer for so perhaps I shouldn't have ventured an answer for this one. I guess you could put me down in the column where a fan would cheer for a fighter 'equally' as we are all British.
Sorry my Celtic pal, but I didnt notice your profile until you pointed it out to me. Just read it though, & seen you are indeed a welshman.
However, thats where all similarities end. Cos unlike you, I consider myself Scottish, not british.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:45 AM   #8
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I'll support a Scot over any other.

I'll also support the lucky few for england, wales and norn iron whom i deem to be worthy of my support. I haven't really followed the sport for a while though and my favourite current boxer is jon thaxton, which says a lot about my present knowledge of the game
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:10 AM   #9
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England is my country; anyone outside of England I support if I like them.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:46 AM   #10
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I think I am well qualified to answer this as I was born in England to a Welsh mother then adopted by an Anglo-Scottish couple and have lived in Ireland for the last 15 years I can honestly say I support the fighter not the nationality.The 1st fighter I really supported was Jim Watt I was also a Colin Jones fan.











ps just realised the above 1st line qualifies me to appear on the Jeremy(i hate that cunt)Kyle show
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:03 AM   #11
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i cheer on british boxers full stop - the same as i cheer on our british football clubs when they play in europe - I hate those cxxxxs who cheer for say the germans if man utd are playing them.
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:05 AM   #12
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i am english dunk, not british.

for the record, i cheered willie limond against khan simply because i dont like khan's attitude.
so i dont have a problem cheering on a sweaty. that said, i cannot stick AAA so will support just about anyone against him.
i do not like maccarinelli and want to see him exposed, but i like calzaghe and always want him to win.
all in all where they are from dont bother me too much providing i like their attitude, style, and if they can back their bullshit up.
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:14 AM   #13
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Who gives a **** except you Dunky?

Find a political forum for all this bollocks....

I like Ghanaian fighters for the record....Where does that leave me pigeon holed?
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:22 AM   #14
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if it was a british fighter vs a non-british fighter i'd always back the brit.

not so clearcut for fights involving different home countries though...for me these depend on who's fighting.

for example, i was supporting foster jnr against alex arthur, partly because he's from manchester same as me, and partly because he was the underdog. i was supporting john simpson against derry matthews, because simpson was underdog and matthews is a dirty scouser.

there is a scotland - england rivalry going on, but i don't think it extends to wales or ireland. clinton woods vs joe calzaghe could never be sold as an england vs wales clash because joe has fought many times in england and has many english supporters.

am i *****footying?
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:23 AM   #15
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im welsh and joe is my favourite fighter and i do tend to support british boxers against foreign opposition, but at the end of the day i just wanna see a good fight. some times theres an exception though. like enzo vs haye. like i said im welsh but id prefer haye to win as it would be better for british boxing!
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