Posts tagged: European Championships

You Heard it Here First

Radio 5 has finally woken up the fact that rather a lot of people are driving round with the Flag of St George on their cars, or two in most cases, something I commented on about two weeks ago. There were reporters out carrying a rather unscientific survey of how many cars were so festooned, followed by an hour long phone-in. Forget the Beeb — remember you read it here first! Read more ›››

Flying the Flag

One of the things I’ve noticed recently is the growing number of cars sporting the flag of St George, not just window or bumper stickers, but actual flags clamped to the window. This isn’t a sudden burst of blind nationalism, but a sign that the Euro 2004 merchandisers are already in full pursuit of our loot. Read more ›››

Scotland the Brave

Well done Scotland. A 1-0 against Lithuania may not sound much, but it gets them into the play-offs for the European Championships next year. And won by Man U’s Darren Fletcher.

I’m not one of those Englishmen who takes pleasure in Scots losing (unless it’s against England.) Must be my Scots roots, my mum’s Binnie family having moved south about 1890. The difference between this and my Yorkshire ancestors (of which there are many) is that I always knew the former and the latter only of late. Read more ›››