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    I respect your anecdote, as much as I mine really did happen.

    If I get talking to any of the ‘foreigners’ during our stay, I might gently enquire.

    It could just be the loathing in sporting terms of a Goliath v David. Yes Croatia are better at football, but people love a big population nation losing.

    Other than Francophile you, the British roar with pleasure when the French (and Germans) get knocked out of sports events.
    Spending quite a bit of time in France, I’d say that they are my second team in football and rugby, so you can lump me in with @Thunder Bolt on this one.

    I have had some “interesting” experiences in English pubs supporting the French over Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the Six Nations when they are playing each other
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      Never been keen on Croatia - a bit like I have an antipathy towards the German nation.

      I quite like Slaven Bilic and felt sympathy when West Ham sacked him but if I ever met an arrogant Croatian (like some of their footballers seem to be), I'd ask them...."And what is your opinion about Jasenovac?".
      No offence, but that would make you very, very odd.

      Would you ask Tom Brady for his opinion on the slave trade? Francesco Molinari for his opinion on Mussolini's persecution of the Slovenes? Johnny Bairstow for his opinion on Cromwell's massacre of the Drogheda Garrison?

      The above post is simply my opinion. I am not bullying you, should it differ from your own.
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      Spending quite a bit of time in France, I’d say that they are my second team in football and rugby, so you can lump me in with @Thunder Bolt on this one.

      I have had some “interesting” experiences in English pubs supporting the French over Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the Six Nations when they are playing each other
      I only support England in the Six Nations, so don't go that far.

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      Nevill actually said specifically 'if it was about fitness we would win but it's not, it's about technical skills' in the preamble...
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      Doesnít help when foreign newspapers run articles like this ( do the kiwis have a chip on their shoulder about us as well?)

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/new...ectid=12087651

      I didnít even know we made a fuss.
      Having lived in New Zealand, I can confirm 'pom bashing' is one of their favourite national pastimes.
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      Just to emphasise the lack of class and grace in Croatia:

      https://www.theguardian.com/football...inal?CMP=fb_gu
      You'd better believe it (it's so easy to say)
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      Just to emphasise the lack of class and grace in Croatia:

      https://www.theguardian.com/football...inal?CMP=fb_gu
      I'm sure the tabloids here don't cover themselves in glory when England win. I have to say I can't really understand why there seems to be such animosity from the Croatians towards England, but some of the high-horsemanship around at the moment is staggering.
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      Just to emphasise the lack of class and grace in Croatia:

      https://www.theguardian.com/football...inal?CMP=fb_gu
      They seem to have confused Footballs coming Home, for arrogance rather than encouragement.
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      I always thought it would be tough for us to get past Croatia - thought we could beat them, while realising they could well beat us. I think the pundits were a bit silly, but i am sure the England camp will not have done.

      But reading some of this stuff, and being a Francophile anyway, I hope France stuff them on Sunday.
      "In football, everything is complicated by the presence of the opposing team". Jean-Paul Sartre.
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      It's a shame really, but he has turned into a nasty, bitter old git, who just seems to delight in dismissing the current crop of players. Whether that's England, Ireland, or Manchester United, he doesn't care, no-one is ever as good as they were in his days. He's a modern day, footballing Geoff Boycott ..... not sure that should be your punditry role model Roy.

      Also grates when he takes the high ground on any of this when he was such a selfish and destructive character in the Ireland dressing room under McCarthy. His very public flounce is never far from my mind when I hear him being critical.
      And he has a TINY mouth. No wonder he previously attempted to hide it behind a beard, relenting only after being repeatedly told he looked like a rough sleeper.

      I agree with those who thought the TV coverage was perfectly fine, even the ITV commentary.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Q93v7hGZA

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