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    Aussies VS Poms

    Rivalry between these two nations has always been strong. At the Olympics especially. I was in a bar last night and two Brits almost came to blows with a couple of Aussies about ' the Games'. I am a bit of a backseat observer in all this, I enjoy watching the Olympics but to have a brawl about a medal count?



    From MSN.com.au this morning, some people surely take sport very seriously.

    Barbs heat up as Aussie-Brit rivalry boils over

    05:39 AEST Wed Aug 20 2008
    8 hours 53 minutes ago




    Britain and the barbs have started flying in Beijing, where the Brits could beat Australia on the Olympic medal table for the first time in 20 years.Britain hasn't ended the Olympics ahead of Australia since 1988, but currently has 16 gold to Australia's 11 after claiming four more yesterday.
    Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates got the ball rolling when he said Britain's medal haul from the aquatic sports wasn't bad for a nation with "few swimming pools and not very much soap".


    It wound up the British press, who have been wallowing in their country inching ahead in the medal count.
    On Tuesday The Sun ran a story about its pursuit cyclists winning Britain's 12th gold with a picture of them holding their medals under the headline "G'Day Sport".
    "Aussies were flamin' mad last night as Team GB continued to lead them in the Olympic medals race," it trumpeted.
    "And despite jibes about Poms only being able to win at 'sitting-down sports', Australian pride really was smarting."


    The Sun said Coates and his British counterpart Lord Colin Moynihan have a bet in which the loser will have to pay the medal difference in bottles of champagne.
    "Having got our nose in front of the off-colour Wizards from Oz, the battle now is to keep it there," it added.
    London's Daily Telegraph can see the finish line.
    "The Australians are getting desperate here in Beijing. As Britain eases past them in the medal table, they face the ultimate humiliation: being beaten at the Olympics by the Poms," journalist Jim White wrote.
    "As a great sporting nation, the Aussies might yet secure enough bullion to keep the grim Ocker nightmare at bay, but their Olympic chiefs are already conceding defeat."


    For a change, the Australian media has been forced onto the back foot in their neverending sporting battle with Britain, which reaches a climax when they play each other in cricket or rugby.
    "Poms are winning, call an inquiry," screamed the Sydney Morning Herald.
    "Once, not so long ago, Australians were a proud people who walked tall with jutted jaws," wrote Peter Hanlon.


    "The Poms were a source of amusement, a fallen imperial master weeping over a dog-eared scrapbook, its tattered images of Steve Redgrave, Seb Coe, Mary Rand and those blokes from Chariots Of Fire fading by the day.
    "Now there's not a hutong in Beijing you can disappear down without a smug cockney voice trailing you on the breeze 'Jeez cobber, what's happened to the Aussies, mate, ay? Bloody crook, fair dinkum!'
    "Oh, the shame."
    Coates, or Coatsey as he likes to be known, said he enjoyed the rivalry, although "my sense of pride says that we can't let them beat us".
    "They are certainly serving it up to me, that little former coxswain who's the president of the British Olympic Association, (Lord) Colin Moynihan," he told reporters.
    "He's (saying): 'Coatsey, we're coming at you'. I've been getting that all week and you know that he dropped some soap in when he took some of my beers the other day."
    And Coates warned Australians to prepare for more gloating.
    "Their new-found cockiness has got some substance to it," he said.
    "We're just going to have to go home and reflect on this and deal with it in our own way.

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    With all the hype that surrounds sport in the UK Im just glad theyre doing well for a change. Personally I wouldnt be too bothered if the Aussies got ahead simply because for once we've actually gave a good account of ourselves whatever happens in the medals table. Its seeds like this that breed the next generation of sportspeople.
    The poncy, wanky excuse for a football team should take note from what these athletes have achieved which is worth more than beating the Aussies, restoring a bit of national pride.
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    National pride is what it's all about. Good for the Poms, even though I'm an Aussie.

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    Aussies VS Poms20-08-2008 03:36 PMPropertygrewahearh




    Very unsportsmanlike. About time the Poms got a little happiness, Aussies have been shitting on them for decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8 View Post
    Aussies VS Poms20-08-2008 03:36 PMPropertygrewahearh

    Very unsportsmanlike.
    members like you make me larf. you dish out a red & then complain in public when you get one right back. just take it like a man and stop bleating.






    i like the aussies

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    Quote Originally Posted by momo8 View Post
    National pride is what it's all about. Good for the Poms, even though I'm an Aussie.
    eh thought you were Swiss!! Lucky I can't red you now, gave you a green on another post.

    Besides does not matter who wins the Poms or the Aussies. It the taking part that counts.

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    ^ Swiss mother, Aussie dad, dual nationality/passports. Apologies.Poms are doing a good job anyway, good for them.

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    I reckon good on the POMS, radio station this morning was suggesting that the aussies have become complacent, and probably need a kick up their asses, whereas the brits have really spent and worked hard at improving since Athens.

    But i have known more than a fair sure of arrogant cocky poms, and do understand how too aussies almost had to belt some of them.

    Not saying all poms is bad sportsman, but quite a large number are.

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    In the bar last night these Poms were bordering on the hooliganism one sees in football. The Aussies have a good sense of humour as always I think, they were all tossed out because someone started mouthing off the Chinese guy who pulled out of the hurdles.

    Something about 'He's owned by Nike'. Not nice, amazing though how sports make the nicest of people turn into nuts, and use 'national pride' as an excuse to act like a***holes.

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    I don't think this Aussie, English thing is as important to the English as it is to the boys from Oz.

    I'm a cricket nut but lets be honest would I prefer to win the next Ashes or see England beat Germany in the Football World Cup final. No contest. In fact as I grew up in 70's and 80's the cricket series that means the most to me is playing the West Indies.

    In Rugby beating the French, Scottish, Welsh or Irish is more satisfying than any of the Southern Hemisphere crowd.

    Yes we are up for a contest against the Aussies but more because it clearly matters to them rather than any great significance to us.

    Who gives a stuff about the Olympics anyway its just a couple of weeks when the minority sports get centre stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardine
    In Rugby beating the French, Scottish, Welsh or Irish is more satisfying than any of the Southern Hemisphere crowd.
    And yet you chose a Scots name for your username.

    Odd.

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    I love the banter between the two nations.

    Lived here for a long time with predominately English friends and they always stick it up me when they beat the aussies.

    Take it in my stride and look forward to the next contest.

    Well done to The United Kingdom Team who are made up of a number of nationalities. What a bonus for them and as the hosts of the next Olympics.

    By the way went to a Rugby Game in Brisbane when the British Lions kicked our arse. O'Driscoll wiped us that night but it was a great night in the bars after the game. Friendly banter is part of the after game enjoyment!

    Leave the smart arse comments to the fools and too get on with from both sides of the Equator. Friendly competition rules.
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    Poms...Aussie's. Neither can use a toothbrush and neither would pass up a chance at pointing out the others sheep loving abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorTud View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jardine
    In Rugby beating the French, Scottish, Welsh or Irish is more satisfying than any of the Southern Hemisphere crowd.
    And yet you chose a Scots name for your username.

    Odd.
    And he was born like his father in India. Educated, lived and played his cricket for England. Good enough for me, you have problems with that?


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    all this bloody chauvinism

    well done those athletes for taking part, as long as they did not use drugs

    as for the medal table, fucking nonsense

    except if the Chinese beat the US, of course

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    cricket is as exciteing as watching paint dry

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    There's a wee bit of athletics to come, so we may get shafted up the back strait,

    so to speak.

    Nothing unusual there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedwalk
    cricket is as exciteing as watching paint dry
    You'll get a red from KW. I did, when I said the same thing once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivor Biggun
    You'll get a red from KW. I did, when I said the same thing once.
    and so you should, sir, so you should.

    In fact, I reckons that nedwalk should get double being an aussie and all and still saying that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    except if the Chinese beat the US, of course
    Right now now China 20 golds, US 14. Total medal count, US 81, China 79.

    Think the Aussies didn't get their usual share of golds in the swimming events. Probably should blame that on that guy from the US.


    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    all this bloody chauvinism. well done those athletes for taking part
    Exactly. Only 72 of the 200 plus teams have any medals. The rest are trying just as hard so here's to them.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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