Considering that Liverpool winning the Euro cup was the biggest slice of luck in football history...I'd say it's nothing to be proud of. It's nothing to be proud of anyway.
Why do you people get like this? Do you think the rest of the world are looking at our country saying "Oooooh they've got really good soccer teams?" and envying us or something? I fail to see why a British soccer club winning a competition means that it's now great to be of the British nationality.
yeah okay fine but thats the only thing us Brits have won.
I will wait until we win some more medals in the Olympics and when we win the football world cup, then that be something to be proud of.
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Having played both sports I have to say, though rugby takes a little more endurance, the level of athletic ability, skill, strength and speed needed to successfully play American football dwarfs that of rugby.
When people criticise the use of pads and helmets (thereby making it easier or wussy) they are showing a lack of knowledge about the game and sports in general.
American Football players are (on average) much larger and stronger than their rugby counterparts. Football is also a sport that is playe with the participant often in full sprint and the collisions of two players in a full sprint is far more brutal than most rugby tackles.
Unfortunately, the addition of helmets and pads has seemed to reduce the player's thoughts of self preservation, and now hit with abandon without personal regard to injury.
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