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4 hours ago, gingerjon said:

I don’t think any more as he’s relinquished the US citizenship that he held.

But there'd be no Obama-style birther conspiracies from the nutter tendency, what with him being white.

"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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9 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Why did he have to pick  English ?

I guess the fact that his granddad, Ted Croker, ran English football for decades might have been a factor?

Interesting childhood though - his mum left England to work for the Portuguese FA to promote Euro 2004, he got picked up by the Sporting Lisbon academy (which also produced Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo etc.) at the age of 9. His family stayed there until he was 16, when he stayed living at the football club and they came back to the UK. 

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24 minutes ago, JonM said:

I guess the fact that his granddad, Ted Croker, ran English football for decades might have been a factor?

Interesting childhood though - his mum left England to work for the Portuguese FA to promote Euro 2004, he got picked up by the Sporting Lisbon academy (which also produced Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo etc.) at the age of 9. His family stayed there until he was 16, when he stayed living at the football club and they came back to the UK. 

I was thinking more the fact that if he didn’t we wouldn’t be able to pick him 

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42 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Why did he have to pick  English ?

He started his career at Sporting Lisbon. Was curious watching the most recent All or Nothing when he was having a conversation in Portuguese with Mourinho. 

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34 minutes ago, DavidM said:

I was thinking more the fact that if he didn’t we wouldn’t be able to pick him 

Looks like Portugal did actually ask him, but he had to wait a couple more years to be eligible and England u-17s got in first. I guess Southgate rates him more highly than you do 🙂 

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16 hours ago, Pen-Y-Bont Crusader said:

Could say the same about Johnson.....

He only stopped being a US citizen because the IRS came calling.

True story.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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3 hours ago, gingerjon said:

He only stopped being a US citizen because the IRS came calling.

True story.

Aye, but he still paid up, despite blustering that he wouldn't. Renounced his citizenship afterwards.

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"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."

Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

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John Mahoney who played Martin Crane in the American sitcom Frasier  was born in Bispaham.

Kim Cattrall of Sex in the City is a Scouser.

Eric Blair (George Orwell) was born in Motihari, Bengal India.

"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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Not quite Country, But I was born on Ward A3 of Hope Hospital, and when I qualified as an ODA, I was handed my Certificate approximately 10m from where I was Born. So I was Born, and reborn within 10m. I know you don't care!

Where were you last Thursday?

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We have a chain of bookstores in Canada called Chapters Indigo. All of the have a wall of names located near the escalators listing famous Canadians, many of whom are naturally assumed to be American because their careers were so successful in the US, people like John Candy, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Donald Sutherland, Jim Carrey and Ryan Reynolds. Sadly Justin Bieber is also on the list!

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England Cricket captains born overseas.

Douglas Jardine-India

Gubby Allen- Australia

Freddie Brown=Peru

Colin Cowdrey= India

Ted Dexter- Italy

Tony Greig -South Africa

Nasser Hussain-India

Andrew Strauss-South Africa

I'm sure there must be others as well

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2 hours ago, lucky 7 said:

England Cricket captains born overseas.

Douglas Jardine-India

Gubby Allen- Australia

Freddie Brown=Peru

Colin Cowdrey= India

Ted Dexter- Italy

Tony Greig -South Africa

Nasser Hussain-India

Andrew Strauss-South Africa

I'm sure there must be others as well

Eoin Morgan - Ireland

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19 hours ago, lucky 7 said:

England Cricket captains born overseas.

Douglas Jardine-India

Gubby Allen- Australia

Freddie Brown=Peru

Colin Cowdrey= India

Ted Dexter- Italy

Tony Greig -South Africa

Nasser Hussain-India

Andrew Strauss-South Africa

I'm sure there must be others as well

Tony Lewis, born Swansea, and Mike Denness, born Bellshill, Lanarkshire.  OK, not overseas, but not England either.

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