Scotland Message Board
I was surprised Italy didn't bring out the white flag of surrender on Saturday night with all the pressure you'se Scots were giving to them.
Maybe Italy's new national anthem should be 'WHITE FLAG' by Dido.
Next time you will think 10 times before associating the concept of surrender with italy, who has won 4 world cups, reached 2 world cup finals and 2 semifinals.
the white flag is all yours, the same one you were compelled to keep high during 400 four hundreds years of roman occupation and domination, to which you owe a big share of your civilization.
Poor guy, dreaming about WW2, Churchill, etc etc etc Let us talk about the afterwar period.
In 1950, it took 3 Italy and an half to equalize the British GNP.
Today, the UK GNP is 2,2 trillions, while the Italian GNP is 1,850. In terms of pro capite GNP (purchase prices corrected), there is only a slight difference pro UK, of around 1000 Euro a year (grossly, 26.500 against 25.500).
So UK is just slighty more rich than Italy. But you could even be really more rich than us, and we would not care at all.
Indeed, if we take into account the deep differences in: weather, food, country beauty, general attitudes, and level of public services like health and school (far better in Italy), you can imagine that the only result is: THANK S GOD I WAS BORN IN ITALY.
Of course, you won WW2 and we have lost it. BYE
4 time world champions(1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), 2 time lost the final (1970, 1996 at penalties), 2 time lost the semifinal (1978, 1990 at penalties), 1 time eliminated at penalties against the Champion (France, 1998).
The only world title won by England has been at home and with a discussed goal at the final (1966).
So much for the white flag and surrender.
Keep on dreaming on WW2, which ended 60 years ago. Bye bye