Fight is on pitch

First published in Letters

THE RIVALRY between Wales and England goes back to the day Saxons first landed on the east coast and forced the Celts westwards. This was enforced by the various English Kings that slaughtered Welsh women and children and then done the same in Scotland. The English governments tried to eradicate the Welsh language with the “Welsh Not” beatings. Now today’s rivalry is done on the pitch and not on the battle fields.

Phil Bennett’s pre-game pep talk before facing England: “Look what these b******s have done to Wales. They’ve taken our coal, our water, our steel. They buy our homes and live in them for a fortnight every year. What have they given us? Absolutely nothing. We’ve been exploited, raped, controlled and punished by the English – and that’s who you are playing this afternoon”.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed

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2:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Llanmartinangel says...

' and then done the same in Scotland.'

Do you mean 'did'? English isn't your first language then. Otherwise it's your usual meaningless nationalist drivel. Oh and by the way, even with their English captain, Wales lost. Cheer up, it's just a game.
' and then done the same in Scotland.' Do you mean 'did'? English isn't your first language then. Otherwise it's your usual meaningless nationalist drivel. Oh and by the way, even with their English captain, Wales lost. Cheer up, it's just a game. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 11

6:39pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

Like football is only about egotistical over-paid idiots, kicking a ball about presumably :) None of them would last 5 minutes on a rugby field. Not just a game, a way of life, and the rivalry continues despite the generations. There is something inherent in the welsh psyche that wants an England loss, above and beyond losing to others, explain ..... Like myself they support Wales, and any team that beats England. I was out and about in Cardiff and Newport on Sunday, the streets were populated with red shirt. They were going to support any England win.
Like football is only about egotistical over-paid idiots, kicking a ball about presumably :) None of them would last 5 minutes on a rugby field. Not just a game, a way of life, and the rivalry continues despite the generations. There is something inherent in the welsh psyche that wants an England loss, above and beyond losing to others, explain ..... Like myself they support Wales, and any team that beats England. I was out and about in Cardiff and Newport on Sunday, the streets were populated with red shirt. They were going to support any England win. Mervyn James
  • Score: -7

6:39pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

Mervyn James wrote:
Like football is only about egotistical over-paid idiots, kicking a ball about presumably :) None of them would last 5 minutes on a rugby field. Not just a game, a way of life, and the rivalry continues despite the generations. There is something inherent in the welsh psyche that wants an England loss, above and beyond losing to others, explain ..... Like myself they support Wales, and any team that beats England. I was out and about in Cardiff and Newport on Sunday, the streets were populated with red shirt. They were going to support any England win.
were they eck as like !
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: Like football is only about egotistical over-paid idiots, kicking a ball about presumably :) None of them would last 5 minutes on a rugby field. Not just a game, a way of life, and the rivalry continues despite the generations. There is something inherent in the welsh psyche that wants an England loss, above and beyond losing to others, explain ..... Like myself they support Wales, and any team that beats England. I was out and about in Cardiff and Newport on Sunday, the streets were populated with red shirt. They were going to support any England win.[/p][/quote]were they eck as like ! Mervyn James
  • Score: -7

9:33pm Mon 10 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it.
Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it. pwlldu
  • Score: -3

10:07pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Llanmartinangel says...

pwlldu wrote:
Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it.
What?
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it.[/p][/quote]What? Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 6

1:00am Tue 11 Mar 14

smokintheweed says...

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  • Score: 1

8:53am Tue 11 Mar 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

pwlldu wrote:
Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it.
Ireland may be in the UK but it is not part of Great Britain, It's a big island to the West of GB the last time I looked.
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it.[/p][/quote]Ireland may be in the UK but it is not part of Great Britain, It's a big island to the West of GB the last time I looked. Raymond Luxury-Yacht
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Walter Devereux says...

Raymond Luxury-Yacht wrote:
pwlldu wrote:
Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it.
Ireland may be in the UK but it is not part of Great Britain, It's a big island to the West of GB the last time I looked.
Part of Ireland is in the UK, but all of it is definitely in the British Isles.
[quote][p][bold]Raymond Luxury-Yacht[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Don't worry Mr Nutt at least a British team will win the 6 nations. If Ireland don't best France then the Irish will win it.[/p][/quote]Ireland may be in the UK but it is not part of Great Britain, It's a big island to the West of GB the last time I looked.[/p][/quote]Part of Ireland is in the UK, but all of it is definitely in the British Isles. Walter Devereux
  • Score: 2

10:47pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says... The British and Irish Lions that the official title. Why does Unionist try to rewrite history. If those nationalist Welsh want to fight, because Saxon, Norman, English want their land tough. Lets flood a Welsh valley to supply Liverpool with water and keep the Lake district safe from harm. Scottish people fought and died against the English same as the Welsh decades before.
Raymond Luxury-Yacht says... The British and Irish Lions that the official title. Why does Unionist try to rewrite history. If those nationalist Welsh want to fight, because Saxon, Norman, English want their land tough. Lets flood a Welsh valley to supply Liverpool with water and keep the Lake district safe from harm. Scottish people fought and died against the English same as the Welsh decades before. pwlldu
  • Score: -1

11:00pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Llanmartinangel says...

pwlldu wrote:
Raymond Luxury-Yacht says... The British and Irish Lions that the official title. Why does Unionist try to rewrite history. If those nationalist Welsh want to fight, because Saxon, Norman, English want their land tough. Lets flood a Welsh valley to supply Liverpool with water and keep the Lake district safe from harm. Scottish people fought and died against the English same as the Welsh decades before.
If you plan to keep fighting every medieval battle since the year dot then the whole world, never mind Wales will spend its entire existence settling ancient scores. Grow up, get over it and move on for pity sake.
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Raymond Luxury-Yacht says... The British and Irish Lions that the official title. Why does Unionist try to rewrite history. If those nationalist Welsh want to fight, because Saxon, Norman, English want their land tough. Lets flood a Welsh valley to supply Liverpool with water and keep the Lake district safe from harm. Scottish people fought and died against the English same as the Welsh decades before.[/p][/quote]If you plan to keep fighting every medieval battle since the year dot then the whole world, never mind Wales will spend its entire existence settling ancient scores. Grow up, get over it and move on for pity sake. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 2

2:10pm Wed 12 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Llanmartinangel says... that is why we remeber our war dead.
Llanmartinangel says... that is why we remeber our war dead. pwlldu
  • Score: -2

6:20pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Llanmartinangel says...

pwlldu wrote:
Llanmartinangel says... that is why we remeber our war dead.
Idiot. What has remembering our war dead to do with still fighting the Germans in 2014?
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Llanmartinangel says... that is why we remeber our war dead.[/p][/quote]Idiot. What has remembering our war dead to do with still fighting the Germans in 2014? Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 2

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