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Michael Macclan

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In message <[email protected]>, stephen pridgeon
<[email protected]> writes
>Michael MacClancy <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> In message <[email protected]>, stephen pridgeon
>> <[email protected]> writes
>> >You can get the UK jersey from impsport - they are on the web. But probably not the best thing
>> >to wear in France.
>>
>> Does anyone really have any evidence that things have got so bad between Britain and France that
>> one shouldn't wear a national shirt or, I suppose, open one's mouth? Are Brits getting mugged on
>> the streets of Paris?
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>I doubt it - I was in Madrid last weekend for four days, speaking English, and had absolutely no
>problems at all - and the Times said that 90+ percent of Spainiards oppose their government's
>support of the war - there were two anti-war rallies while we were there.
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>I just would't wear a UK jersey in France - ever. Partly because I don't want to look too touristy,
>partly because I feel that if I'm going to wear one I'd better do it credit - and I'm in no
>position to do that.
>
>SteveP

Apologies. I appear to have misinterpreted your original post. :)
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Stephen Pridgeo

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Michael MacClancy <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> In message <[email protected]>, stephen pridgeon
> <[email protected]> writes
> >You can get the UK jersey from impsport - they are on the web. But probably not the best thing to
> >wear in France.
>
> Does anyone really have any evidence that things have got so bad between Britain and France that
> one shouldn't wear a national shirt or, I suppose, open one's mouth? Are Brits getting mugged on
> the streets of Paris?

I doubt it - I was in Madrid last weekend for four days, speaking English, and had absolutely no
problems at all - and the Times said that 90+ percent of Spainiards oppose their government's
support of the war - there were two anti-war rallies while we were there.

I just would't wear a UK jersey in France - ever. Partly because I don't want to look too touristy,
partly because I feel that if I'm going to wear one I'd better do it credit - and I'm in no position
to do that.

SteveP
 
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On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 18:04:26 +0100, Michael MacClancy <[email protected]> wrote:

>In message <[email protected]>, stephen pridgeon
><[email protected]> writes
>>You can get the UK jersey from impsport - they are on the web. But probably not the best thing to
>>wear in France.
>
>Does anyone really have any evidence that things have got so bad between Britain and France that
>one shouldn't wear a national shirt or, I suppose, open one's mouth? Are Brits getting mugged on
>the streets of Paris?

My French colleague says that coverage of war in France has been very sympathetic to us Brits;
comparing our 'gentlemanly' campaign against US gung ho overkill and incompetance.
 
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Mseries

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I always wear trade jerseys as I like them. In France I have had no bad encounters whilst wearing
any sort of jersey. The best reception was probably wearing my Casino kit on Col de la Madeline
during the tour in 1998. Makes me feel more continental and that way I enjoy my trip more. On the
other hand if you want to stand out as a British

preferably stretched out of shape by too many miles and washes, have NO colour in your legs and ride
a John Bull (who ?) frame. Go one step further and shun all things continental by having a holiday
in England instead.

Get a team jersey, let your mind go and your body will follow.

I wish someone would reproduce some of the 80s jerseys such as Toshiba, Lotto

"Mark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have a jersey conundrum.
>
> I'm probably going on holiday in June to France to do some cycling up mountains. I also need a
> couple of new short sleeved jerseys.
>
> Having had a look online, I find myself lost between:
>
> a) getting a team jersey, which doesn't appeal to me (no preference for any particular teams and
> there's the "walking advert!" taunts which are always lurking in the back of my mind), and
> b) getting a plain jersey, so others will think I'm an amateur (which I am). But I'd feel out of
> place as probably everyone else will be wearing team stuff.
>
> Probably an odd subject to raise. I dunno.
>
> Mark
 
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David Damerell

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[Not Responding] <[email protected]> wrote:
>My French colleague says that coverage of war in France has been very sympathetic to us Brits;
>comparing our 'gentlemanly' campaign against US gung ho overkill and incompetance.

One would hope that the French are in general aware that there is plenty of British opposition to
the war, too.
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John B

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stephen pridgeon wrote:

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> You can get the UK jersey from impsport - they are on the web. But probably not the best thing to
> wear in France. My favourites are the old woolen ones which crop up every now and then on e-bay.

I crave for one of the Molteni-arcore jerseys but at 89 squids methinks SWMBO will have strong words
:-( http://www.bromleyvideo.com/images/clothing_etc/jer_molteni.jpg

John B
 
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