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dontcallme

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Mar 18, 2005
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Born in Ireland. His dad is Irish. Regardless of his mother's nationality, he is Irish. And you've missed the point anyway.
It really isn’t quite that simple.

People’s national identity is largely down to the individual. I have black friends who have dual nationality and have spent the vast majority of their lives in England.

Some see themselves as British and others of the birth place of their parents.

As Evans has 1 Irish and 1 British parent it is up to him how he identifies.

Asking if he wants to play for England or Ireland is a valid question. For all we know, he’s very close to his mum and feels the same as her.
 

HildoSpur

Likes Erik Lamela, deal with it.
Oct 1, 2005
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It really isn’t quite that simple.

People’s national identity is largely down to the individual. I have black friends who have dual nationality and have spent the vast majority of their lives in England.

Some see themselves as British and others of the birth place of their parents.

As Evans has 1 Irish and 1 British parent it is up to him how he identifies.

Asking if he wants to play for England or Ireland is a valid question. For all we know, he’s very close to his mum and feels the same as her.
This might be a valid argument had the lad not already played for Ireland at under 15, under 17, under 21 level and was not already a full Irish international. To anybody who actually knows anything about the kid at all (you would assume a journalist would have done basic research at least) then it is very clear that the kid views himself as Irish, has played for Ireland at every level and is a CURRENT IRISH FULL INTERNATIONAL.

To ignore all that and ask him if he would choose to play for England is either incredibly stupid and misinformed and/or hugely arrogant and disrespectful.
 

dontcallme

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This might be a valid argument had the lad not already played for Ireland at under 15, under 17, under 21 level and was not already a full Irish international. To anybody who actually knows anything about the kid at all (you would assume a journalist would have done basic research at least) then it is very clear that the kid views himself as Irish, has played for Ireland at every level and is a CURRENT IRISH FULL INTERNATIONAL.

To ignore all that and ask him if he would choose to play for England is either incredibly stupid and misinformed and/or hugely arrogant and disrespectful.
I agree with that. I never expected a Talksport journalist to have done any research.
 

KILLA_SIN

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May 24, 2008
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It's not really what he asked it is the way he asked, it's arrogant as though everyone would love to play for England. Why? hardly a very successful National Team - I mean he's never going to win anything with Ireland but neither will he with England. I'm almost certain he probably wants to see England lose every game like a proper Irishman
 

tommo84

Proud to be loud
Aug 15, 2005
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Title to be decided on Sunday, as well as some European places, and a Championship Playoff semi final being decided tonight. Also some other big sporting events. What is Talksport’s biggest topic of discussion this morning? Klopp Klopp Klopp.

Does my head in. He’s not dying.
 

Marty

Audere est farce
Mar 10, 2005
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What was the headline?
Ah, the tweet he quoted has been removed. Thankfully there are screenshots.

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When he was hired as an U21s coach and was only intended to play occasionally to fill in the numbers as an overage player for the U21s (max 3 are allowed I think), and he has been on Talksport to talk about exactly that role before, it's a terrible engagement farm headline from them.
 

chas vs dave

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Jul 17, 2008
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I can't stand most of the presenters on it. In particular Andy Goldstein who spends most of the time trying to do comparisons of clubs to the 1999 man utd team.

It's basically a station for facilitating school ground arguments about club sizes.
 

thebenjamin

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Jul 1, 2008
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I can't stand most of the presenters on it. In particular Andy Goldstein who spends most of the time trying to do comparisons of clubs to the 1999 man utd team.

It's basically a station for facilitating school ground arguments about club sizes.

Yeah it's real lowest common denominator stuff. Jason Cundy is the worst for me. But Darren Bent, Agbolnahor, O'Hara... I mean barely a single IQ point between them.
 

chas vs dave

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Yeah it's real lowest common denominator stuff. Jason Cundy is the worst for me. But Darren Bent, Agbolnahor, O'Hara... I mean barely a single IQ point between them.
I know. I think I'd lose less braincells sniffing glue than listening to these lot.
 

tommo84

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Aug 15, 2005
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Hawksbee & Jacobs/Baker is a terrific show, and Simon Jordan is often an interesting listen in the mornings. Outside of that it’s pretty awful stuff. Bent and Agbonlahor shouldn’t be anywhere near a microphone.
 

dovahkiin

Damn you're ugly !
May 18, 2012
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Hawksbee & Jacobs/Baker is a terrific show, and Simon Jordan is often an interesting listen in the mornings. Outside of that it’s pretty awful stuff. Bent and Agbonlahor shouldn’t be anywhere near a microphone.
is goldbridge still there? hes the worst human ever
 
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