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England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Ireland are a class outfit and can be absolutely marvellous on their day. They've had a defeat in Cardiff and will now want to bounce back. I'm worried that we won't have the mental strength to turn them over.

#ArrogantEnglishShortWit

6 Months, 1 Week ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Krip, I think if you read my comments history you'll see that I'm genuinely interested in the game. I don't think I'm super-biased, but I'll happily accept that as your opinion and live my life.

I don't agree with im1 that you should piss off, you should stay and argue, it's what makes this website fun. I think Stroudos should piss off, because he is arrogant, and I'm not, because I'm better than him.

I'm not sure I've said anything along the lines of "we are winning, so everything is amazing", I simply argued that England have always been called arrogant and probably always will be while we remain a strong team.

I'm definitely short-witted, concede that.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

Well, Chris Ashton is never going to be a brain surgeon, is he?

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

What if they're women?

6 Months, 1 Week ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

We (England) tried hard to be seen as anything but arrogant during the Lancaster years? How did that work for us?

I didn't see anything arrogant on Saturday, just a team who came to win and who wanted to dominate the opposition. When Scotland had a scrum for them reversed into a penalty against them for a forward shoving Launchbury off the ball, was that arrogance/aggression/being a bully or a plucky underdog trying to unsettle Big Nasty England?

I'm a fan of Scottish rugby. I'll cheer on the Irish. I'll just about, at a push, manage a smile when Wales beat a SH team. I like France. I like Italy. I love to see other countries playing well. Yet suddenly when I support my national team I get accused of being arrogant.

You know what? There is nothing we can do to defeat that. A Welsh colleague (who has actually played a handful of games for Wales) said to me before this tournament that "as long as we beat the English, I'll be happy." I think we know that's true of most of the teams in the 6 Nations. So how do England respond to that?

Every interview I heard before the weekend gave credit to Scotland, said what a threat they were, and talked about how we would need to raise our game against them. I've not seen a single English player laughing about what a pushover Ireland are going to be next week. You're confusing a determination to be the best (not there yet, but that's the goal) with arrogance.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Although thinking about some of the native English speakers who comment on here, I'd say you're considerably above average.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

You sounded like a native, mate. Grammatically perfect.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

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T.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

Nope, British. It's short for Association (soccer) Football, the proper name of the OTHER sport.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

You think he'll marry you?

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago