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Amazing finish to the final. England win the World Cup by one run. Who said cricket was boring?

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They could have a referendum with "No change" and "England win" on the ballot paper. Sounds fair!

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The result isn't being challenged, simply more lies from the usual suspect. If there was a referendum on it  one side of the argument could massively overspend on the run up to the vote,  illegal but effective.

 

Oh yes and well done England,  Captained by an immigrant, batting led by an immigrant, fastest bowler an immigrant, leading all-rounder an immigrant, main spinner son of an immigrant.  Stronger together.

 

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Actually it was England and Wales, but who am I to be pedantic about a small thing like that?

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6 hours ago, Observer II said:

So not England then !!!!😄

most definitely England, just not Little Britain.

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Come on Obs, the English cricket team has had over 100 foreign born players over the years. Basil D'Oliveira, Alan Lamb, Kevin Pietersen, Mike Deness, Andrew Strauss and many many more.

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57 minutes ago, Observer II said:

So we depend on foreign mercenaries then for our National team -  such is the state of sport.

What a retarded, backward, narrow minded, ignorant and wrong headed view of the real world.  Another quality post from the forum Nazi. We depend on British citizens for our national sporting heroes,  it's just a minority of neanderthal idiots who can't quite grasp it.  

 

 

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You'll have to forgive my ignorance Asp; I don't follow sport; just thought those playing for a National team would have to be Nationals.

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5 minutes ago, Observer II said:

You'll have to forgive my ignorance Asp; I don't follow sport; just thought those playing for a National team would have to be Nationals.

which they are, but your ignorance is very hard to forgive. You follow politics, must British Prime ministers have been born in Britain ? 

 

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Sportsmen in particular change national teams to suit their particular circumstances. For example a football player, born and raised in England but not likely to be picked for the England team may, if he's lucky enough to have an Irish granny, opt to play for Ireland. And who wouldn't?

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50 minutes ago, Observer II said:

Think the term is "naturalised" British citizen - therefore British.  

So what is your problem with the England cricket team having members not born in England Obs? Isn't being picked for the national team enough "naturalisation" for you? In fact, as you say you "don't follow sport" why are you even commenting on "sport"? The rest of us who do "follow sport" aren't kicking up a stink about it.

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If they were all British or rather English/Welsh; which they would be if naturalised; they were perfectly entitled to play for England - just wondering why the pigeon raised the issue in the first place - or perhaps not.

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A bit like the scandal that surrounded  the Yorkshire county team when it fielded a player who was not actually born in Yorkshire but his parents were.

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