>> No real measurement of comparative standards yet, initial signs are that
>> one or two big mouthed aussies may have over estimated the invicability
>> of their teams. Just ask Tubby Taylor.
>> Steve Morris
>It's hard to be humble when you are the greatest.
>There's nothing more noisy and gloating than a pom with his nose in
>The good news is you always set yourselves up for a big fall.
Australia is a place of real contrasts, it has some of the nicest most
open minded and fair minded sports fans I have had the pleasure to meet.
This of course contrasts wildly with the big mouth arrogant Aussies who
are much more vocal than the reasonable majority.
An example, I remember meeting Marl Ella when I played Rugby in Italy,
he was without doubt one of the most complete rugby players I have ever
seen. At the time England were just emerging from the dark ages and were
starting to formulate a decent pack. Mark Ella spoke with real modesty
and honesty. Enter David Campese a man who had every excuse in the book
for his own failures, what Australia weren't going to do to everybody,
England were a joke, The Lions were a joke...
I have it on good authority that Ella would go out of his way not to
spend more time than necessary with Campo.
The reality is the Campese gifted the Lions a test series win, what did
Australians say about it???? Your papers made racist and childish
accusations about the three English policemen who took your "boys" to
What were your papers saying about the Brisbane v London score 57
points? I think that says all people need to know about Aussies....
I heard some Oliver guy on the Test Match radio commentary yesterday
talking about Australia. What a joke, "if we had our best one day
players would have won the Texaco trophy....." "if we had knocked
England over for 120 that would have ended the series" Christ after
nearly a decade of Ashes *** he couldn't be objective.
Australia has an appauling reputation of sporting arrogance, not just in
the UK but across the world. Where we may have once been arrogant, we
have been kicked from pillar to post in just about every sport so that
humility has been forced upon us. Who on these newsgroups has been
saying an ESL team was going to win the WCC, at best Brits have spoken
about one or two teams having a chance.
No just the loudmoufs saying 30-40-50 points winning margins in games.
You know I love seeing NZ teams playing Aussie teams at rugby union, you
know why? Its not because the NZ teams usually win, it's the way they
win, they win and loose with grace, with dignity, with pride, like
Our papers here were not full of pundits predicting a 50-0 win to London
against Brisbane, know why? That's because we have a test match against
Argentina tonight in RU. Lion's are playing NT in South Africa this
afternoon, The Aussies are getting a hiding in the first test match
(England declared with a first innings lead of 360). England are playing
France tonight at soccer. In the pecking order of British Sports RL is
way down low whereas RH, Soccer and Cricket are much more popular. How
is your record against us in those sports?