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#1 XIII

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

Obviously not an England fan on this earth would have any sympathy during the game against Australia, but i sense there has been some during the last couple games with people realising a closer game is good for the sport. I however now want to say that any sympathy I had for the emerging teams is now gone, and all I want to see is results that help England win this World Cup. If that means it is better preparation for us to butcher France 70-0, so be it. I would however still love to see Scotland and the USA win at the weekend.



#2 EdinburghExile

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:53 PM

I've always had this. I almost always want the underdog to win, sometimes even at the expense of my own team, depending on what seems better for the sport in general at the time.



#3 Ponterover

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:04 PM

Always go for the underdos (except if it's Cas) when i'm watching as a neutral.



#4 alan30058

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

I've always had this. I almost always want the underdog to win, sometimes even at the expense of my own team, depending on what seems better for the sport in general at the time.

And I just thought that was just me   ;)



#5 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

Agree. I always go for what I think is best for the sport. Fortunately now, what I think is best for the sport is for England to win the World Cup, which just happens to be what I'd like to happen anyway!

#6 latchford albion

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:56 PM

People don't watch sport for foregone conclusions - well apart from the Harlem Globetrotters. Probably the least enjoyable game that I have seen in the last few years was Warrington taking apart the Broncos at the Stoop in 2011. The following week we lost to Wigan in the cup. I reckon the ease of the win against Broncos didn't help us in that game.

#7 John Rhino

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:09 PM

And I just thought that was just me ;)


Yeah me too. As a member of a very minor non heartland club it would be crazy to be anything else.

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#8 Padge

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:12 PM

I think as far as the emerging nations go its a case of job done. They have got the whole thing off to a great start, they have gained some great experience and importantly gained many friends. Anything else from now on is a bonus for those in the quarters, and good luck to them. Would love to see a major upset, but the chances are as close to zero as it gets.



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#9 Larry the Leit

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:19 PM

I just hope that USA dot get battered beyond repair, and that when they get home try can sort out their internal politics and kick on.




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