Scots Land Grab

Do you think the good citizens of Berwick should opt for Scotland


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#4
SILVER_FOX said:
Rather the Scots than the Shariah law. When are they taking on Hampshire??

SF
I did some covert intelligence gathering on that late last year and my recomendation was not to touch it with a bargepole, it was every bit as bad as when I was in the mob
 

P2000

Lantern Swinger
#5
Surely the status of Berwick should be decided in the traditional way:

Men, a little the worse for drink, wearing kilts, charging lines of redcoats who mow them down with musket fire.

The Scots could then be oppressed for a few years, banned from wearing tartan (bloody right too).

Then Mel Gibson could make a film about it. :viking:
 
#7
Stokers-Plaything said:
If The Sweatys want it let them fight for it,But Remember their nations capital is named after a Northumbrian king Edwins Borough so Northumbria could have a claim too.
On the other hand perhaps Northumbria may feel that joining it's capital make be the better choice.
 

geoffg

Lantern Swinger
#8
Scotland would have to stop north of the Tyne at Newcastle, and leave likes of Sunderland to the English. Mainly 'cos Scotland hasn't got a League Div. III
geoff(ers) :nemo:
 

Capn_Pugwash

Lantern Swinger
#11
Speaking as a Jock, and having visited Berwick several times ( never voluntarily), I fail to see how any right thinking Scotsman would have any interest in taking it on.

Even parts of Cumbria have more appeal!
 
#12
geoffg said:
Scotland would have to stop north of the Tyne at Newcastle, and leave likes of Sunderland to the English. Mainly 'cos Scotland hasn't got a League Div. III
geoff(ers) :nemo:
I was just thinking perhaps we showuld go as far as the humber mersey line them we might even be able to field a half decent cricket team, and poach a few of those rugby league guys to stiffen up our rugby team.
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
#13
Maxi_77 said:
I was just thinking perhaps we showuld go as far as the humber mersey line them we might even be able to field a half decent cricket team...
Yebbut, cricket in Scotland would be a continual round of "rain stopped play" and having to retire to the bar... as you were, great idea!
 

Ueshiba

Lantern Swinger
#14
Stokers-Plaything said:
If The Sweatys want it let them fight for it,But Remember their nations capital is named after a Northumbrian king Edwins Borough so Northumbria could have a claim too.
With respect, this is highly unlikely. The Brythonic name Din Eidyn (City or Fort of Eidyn) predates the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin by at the very least 800 years. As that was when it was mentioned in the Poem Y Gododdin which described Brythonic Warriors feast in Eidin's great hall. Granted, the Saxons later added the Burgh bit, as in the German 'Burg'. :thumright:
 
#15
Ueshiba said:
Stokers-Plaything said:
If The Sweatys want it let them fight for it,But Remember their nations capital is named after a Northumbrian king Edwins Borough so Northumbria could have a claim too.
With respect, this is highly unlikely. The Brythonic name Din Eidyn (City or Fort of Eidyn) predates the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin by at the very least 800 years. As that was when it was mentioned in the Poem Y Gododdin which described Brythonic Warriors feast in Eidin's great hall. Granted, the Saxons later added the Burgh bit, as in the German 'Burg'. :thumright:
Eh?
 

sgtpepperband

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#17
Streaky said:
Ueshiba said:
Stokers-Plaything said:
If The Sweatys want it let them fight for it,But Remember their nations capital is named after a Northumbrian king Edwins Borough so Northumbria could have a claim too.
With respect, this is highly unlikely. The Brythonic name Din Eidyn (City or Fort of Eidyn) predates the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin by at the very least 800 years. As that was when it was mentioned in the Poem Y Gododdin which described Brythonic Warriors feast in Eidin's great hall. Granted, the Saxons later added the Burgh bit, as in the German 'Burg'. :thumright:
Eh?
I think he said: "D'yez wannae buy a 'Big Issue'? Or cannyae giz a'bit o' spare change faer cuppa tea?"

8O :oops:
 
#18
Ueshiba said:
Stokers-Plaything said:
If The Sweatys want it let them fight for it,But Remember their nations capital is named after a Northumbrian king Edwins Borough so Northumbria could have a claim too.
With respect, this is highly unlikely. The Brythonic name Din Eidyn (City or Fort of Eidyn) predates the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin by at the very least 800 years. As that was when it was mentioned in the Poem Y Gododdin which described Brythonic Warriors feast in Eidin's great hall. Granted, the Saxons later added the Burgh bit, as in the German 'Burg'. :thumright:
I was always tought it was the Angles in that part hence the old scots name for scots was anglish
 
#19
geoffg said:
Scotland would have to stop north of the Tyne at Newcastle, and leave likes of Sunderland to the English. Mainly 'cos Scotland hasn't got a League Div. III
geoff(ers) :nemo:
That is the only way Newcastle FC are going to win anything playing the likes of Ross County.

Nutty
 

Ueshiba

Lantern Swinger
#20
Maxi_77 said:
Ueshiba said:
Stokers-Plaything said:
If The Sweatys want it let them fight for it,But Remember their nations capital is named after a Northumbrian king Edwins Borough so Northumbria could have a claim too.
With respect, this is highly unlikely. The Brythonic name Din Eidyn (City or Fort of Eidyn) predates the Anglo-Saxon King Edwin by at the very least 800 years. As that was when it was mentioned in the Poem Y Gododdin which described Brythonic Warriors feast in Eidin's great hall. Granted, the Saxons later added the Burgh bit, as in the German 'Burg'. :thumright:
I was always tought it was the Angles in that part hence the old scots name for scots was anglish
You are probably right. When I said Saxons, I meant Anglo-Saxons. Which could in fact mean the Angles. Point was, they arrived more than 800 years later to add the Burg to the Edin. :thanks:
 

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