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Proud To Be English

Forget xenophobia, forget rivalry, forget negativity, and just remember two Premier League clubs (Manchester United & Chelsea) have reached the Champions League Final, and dare I say it, totally on merit.

Wednesday night's final in Moscow will be the first ever whereby two English clubs battle it out to become champions of Europe. Millions of TV viewers from all over the continent will be glued to their screens desperate to see some of the worlds best players turn on a spectacular display worthy of their so-called status.

I for one will be cheering on the team that displays the most flair, charisma, charm and talent, nevertheless, may I say I am proud to see two teams from England represent the Champions League Final and say with hand on heart - I'm proud to be English.

Good luck Manchester United and Chelsea and may the best team win.


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Date:Tuesday May 20 2008

Time: 4:46PM

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Trouble is teams aren't English or British anymore, so I find myself more and more at a loss supporting Brits abroad!
The Fear
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20/05/2008 16:52:00

I still support any English team in Europe, but I must say and agree with what you say, The Fear, teams from England are not so English as once they were. Oh well, times are a changing - diversity an all!!
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20/05/2008 16:58:00

Personally Wednesday will be a black day for me, as a team that I detest will be crowned Champions of Europe! I hate both teams for different reasons. I'd have been happy to see Arsenal or Liverpool win it, but I'd rather have ANYONE else in Europe than Chelsea or ManUre!
Ghost of 76
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20/05/2008 18:56:00

cheers for the support, let the whole of manchester unite for what will be an epic win
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20/05/2008 18:59:00

Whilst i would like to agree i can't. These 2 teams have spent the most money and rode there luck. How anyone could say that the Barcelona games were entertaining is beyond me. The champions league to me is gravy train for the rich, and any copation that Liverpool can win has to be weak. As said by Ghost of 76 the only team with respect from England is Arsenal which is ran like a football club. Pity there arn't more English players tho...
Blue Steve
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20/05/2008 19:18:00

League two play-offs are where it's at. Proper football. You can stick yer money-grabbing Champions League up yer......
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21/05/2008 07:41:00

I nail my colours to that famous Noel Gallagher quote: "My favourite goal of all time is any goal, scored anywhere, by anyone against Manchester United."
Johnny Baguette
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21/05/2008 09:10:00

And an English team won the FA Cup.
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21/05/2008 14:20:00

Never ever can I wish yoonited the slightest inkling of luck. Come on Chelsea !!!
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21/05/2008 19:00:00

Are we bothered........Not really
Tiny T
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21/05/2008 22:49:00

Well done United!!. Nuff said.
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21/05/2008 22:54:00

You can stick your *****ng double up your ass. nuff said!
Ghost of 76
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21/05/2008 23:46:00

If I was a Chelsea fan I would be ashamed of that team. They are an absolute cheating disgrace. Collectively haranging the ref at every possible chance. I can't believe any of the diehard Chelsea lads I have met at City games down the years would condone the likes of that little git Joe Cole.
Johnny Baguette
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22/05/2008 07:48:00

Why they don't play SWP he loves scoring against the rags, Anekla was poor and Joe Cole has always dived and tries to make things look worse than they are. I enjoyed the game and for the most part of it was an advert to the game only to be spoilt by the antics of Chelsea. I take your point JB, but Red Nose was having a go at the ref (4th) when they came out for the second half.
Buzz Lightyear
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22/05/2008 08:11:00

Taggart's "speciale" as they say in France, effectively a special case! Anyway, back to the rumour mill and here's Sven's bird...,,2281373,00.html
Johnny Baguette
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22/05/2008 08:19:00

Bonjour JB comment vas-tu?. jusy showing off. What time is kick off GMT i know its 6pm in HK. but what time is that here?
Buzz Lightyear
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22/05/2008 09:24:00

Ca va. I make that 1100 GMT. Just found out that the dazzling Sun Jihai is captain in tribute to the terrible situation over there.
Johnny Baguette
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22/05/2008 09:45:00

good pr if nothing else
Buzz Lightyear
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22/05/2008 11:33:00

Another 3-1 defeat in a useless end of season match.
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22/05/2008 13:12:00

I would have been more woried if it had been the first team out thier it wasn't, and in Hong Kongs, cup final, they wanted to win more than we did, it has been a long season. Long life Sven
Buzz Lightyear
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22/05/2008 13:37:00

Alphie, I would have been more worried if it had been pre-season with a full team. This was just a PR exercise and I think the lads were not out there to take it seriously.
Buzz Lightyear
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23/05/2008 07:00:00

Still, a win is a win and this has been a PR disaster for Toxin. City hardly set the world on fire and he won't be pleased. Surely this farce will end soon.
Johnny Baguette
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23/05/2008 07:42:00


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