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Just had a nice patriotic roast for Lunch. Last time I did that I ran a PB for ther Stevenage 5k! Hopefully will work for my 3k at Watford tonight!!
Shame the BBC can't put a teeny St. George's cross on thier website. Oh forgot, it 'might' offend someone. Of course, if they actually checked they would find out that it actually doesn't offend anyone.
England arent playing tonight are they ?
thought it was a football thing ...the flag that is
There are some English players playing tonight (a concept lost on some lesser teams).
English players possibly playing tonight? Ferdinand, Brown, Neville (doubtful), Scholes, Carrick, Hargreaves (supposedly English), Rooney.
And that Henry feller - he used to play for Arsenal, so he must be English.
Welbeck and Heaton as well.
I swear Wenger only keeps Justin Hoyte around so he can play him occasionally and then say "See? That's why I don't pick English players."
Welbeck and Heaton... jeez the Barcs will be quaking
St George, the patron saint of Greece,
why would that mean anything to me
Kind of, ...............................the western side of Turkey was called Anatolia (ironically Eastern in Greek) at the time of St George and was populated with Anatolian Greeks. So he was actualy of Greek stock but from Western side of what is now Turkey.
He had probably never heard of England and the dragon who he suposedly slew, a legendary Turkish soldier.
I would rather have St. Bruce, the patron saint of Entertainment......
Who's with me?
Nice to see you....to see you....
It should be someone with at least a loose connection to the country
Bruce? too Aussie or Scotish sounding
Wayne, Lee, Chantle, Chardonnay?
St Freddie (Starr) or St Jim (Davidson) or St Ken (Dodd) ?
or for the more classically minded - St Syd (James) St Kenneth or St Frankie - or even St Hattie St Barbara and St June
St Pete St Dud ?
St John St Eric St Terry St Graham ?
George was thought to be a solider in Palestine, martyred for his faith in the 4thC. There probably never was a dragon that he slayed. Edward the Confessor was England's parton til King Edward III took a fancy to George, made him patron of the Order of the Garter, and displaced Edward as England's man.
Anyhow, I don't think the majority of people give a toss, no more than I really do either. The church made these people 'saints' half the time to suit their own ends - i.e. rake some money in, by making them people to pay homage to, seeking their favours, etc. It = give us some money and we'll ask George, or whoever to help you. In today's world it might be called a SCAM! But in the mediaeval world if you asked a question you were most likely to be burned at the stake or have your head chopped off. There's care and compassion for you, love one another etc