Well Actually I'm English!

I am very proud to be British,  I try to follow all the 'home nations' including the Republic of Ireland in all sports related topics.  It always makes me smile though that the media here always portrays English accomplishments as English.  Where as when there are Scottish or Welsh successes its a British victory.  Biggest example I can think of is Andy Murray, who is he tennis world number 4 but is Scottish and known as the British number 1 (probably not in Scotland).  I haven't a clue who the English number 1 is in Tennis because we are crap at Tennis.  lol
shadoweyes shadoweyes
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4 Responses May 31, 2010

"the media here always portrays English accomplishments as English. Where as when there are Scottish or Welsh successes its a British victory"

You know, I hear that all the time but I don't think it's actually been true for years. I'm open to evidence otherwise, but I've never noticed it myself. Mo Farah's always referred to as British, Jess Ennis seemed to be called a Yorkshirewoman more often than she was called English. Bit different in football/rugby/cricket since the home nations play separately.

Mark Webber! The unluckiest driver I believe i've seen in a long while. I'm glad he's finally getting his success!

Can't fault you there. Its quite refreshing actually to have Hamilton and Button (two English drivers) racing for Maclaren (an English team).

Now come on Sleepless, we've always got Phil 'The Power' Taylor in darts!!