Captain Seafort wrote:Mikey wrote:Now, wait a damned minute. You're the one who keeps telling me that England isn't a country
It isn't - it's still got its own football team though. The Irish rugby team is even more complicated - it's drawn from the whole island.
GrahamKennedy wrote:It is odd, but that's why.
Mikey wrote:So, these "national" teams are playing against other "national" teams from the same nation? That's like saying Alabama is playing Michigan in the Olympics.
And the Irish have a "national" team comprising players from different nations?
I just thought it odd that the country of the UKoGBaNI would have three different "national" teams for one nation.
Captain Seafort wrote:Four, in fact - NI's got it's own football team as well.
The Irish rugby team is even more complicated - it's drawn from the whole island.
NI's got it's own football team
Mikey wrote:I confess I don't understand the difference between union and league
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