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Falklands footballers win Bronze Medal at Islands Games in Bermuda

Wednesday, July 24th 2013 - 14:31 UTC
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Despite a tiring 32 hours flight and encountering extremely hot and humid conditions the Falklands football team, playing in their 5th International Island Games competition, took home a bronze medal after defeating the small Norwegian Island of Froya by a 6-0 score line. Read full article

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  • Captain Poppy

    600 miles off North Carolina......and yet the USA does not cry ....your are ruining our continental integrity!!!

    ps

    it's a fun sail on the 1-2

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Hey Pops.....Bermuda might as well be American, it's not like there's no influence. A bit like Germany.....why invade the rest of Europe when you can own it economically. More than one way to skin a cat.
    But well done the team, in the Football!....a medal is a medal!

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @2
    We don't 'own' Bermuda, The Falkland Islands, Gibraltar or any of the overseas territories. They choose themselves to have allegiance to the Crown.
    They also saw a greedy colonial country invade one of their democratic family in 1982. Then they watched while that greedy colonial usurper got their ass severely kicked and realised that if anyone ever tried that with them, they would get the same treatment.
    Hence the reason that the free and democratic BOT's are very happy as they are.

    P.s who owns Argentina economically, the IMF?

    Congratulations on the bronze medal....

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Bermuda is heavy English influence. Great fishing though. a couple miles out of the north reefs and you're in thousands of feet of water. Can't beat the BFT and Mahi. Out of Connecticut.....I have to put out 80 miles to hit the canyons.....but I digress. Bermuda is all English in influence.

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    . Bermuda is all English in influence
    Agreed

    and wouldent CFK just love to claim it..

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Two Chileans and a Georgian amongst the goalscorers; puts a bit of a lie to British forced settlement doesn't it. Well done boys, a great bronze medal.

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Byron

    So there's a Chilean in the team? must be South American unity striking again. Would I be right in thinking that for many South American nations loyalty to the Argentine cause is only skin deep and that given the choice of sticking by their neighbour or looking after their own national interest by let's say... profiting from the sale of goods and equipment for the new Falklands oilfields, there would only be one outcome ($$$)? It would be interesting to see how Chile reacted to any future conflict as well given their relatively recent territorial dispute. I seem to remember a story in the last year or so about some Chilean football fans chanting something about Argentines.

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    Congratulations! 6-0, can't argue with that. What a wonderful and friendly international sporting tournament. With representative islands from: Finland, England, St Helena, Scotland, Spain, Channel islands, Norway, Denmark, Wales, Greece, Sweden, Estonia, and the Caribbean. Obviously the Falklands are not the internationally isolated community that Argentina likes to portray.

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    Congratulations guys, brilliant result.

    Jul 25th, 2013 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Argentina to Honor Uruguayans for Backing Falkland Islands Cause - Montevideo, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government will honor two Uruguayan politicians for their support to the cause of the Falkland Islands,also clalled Malvinas, Argentinaâ�Ös ambassador, Dante Dovena, confirmed.
    Dovena said that Senator and former Minister of Defense Luis Rosadilla, and the mayor of the department of Colonia, Walter Zimmer, are examples of the Uruguayan peopleâ�Ös support to the cause of the Falkland Islands, local media highlighted today.
    Both Uruguayans enlisted as volunteers to back Argentina in the war against British aggression in 1982...'
    http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1703911&Itemid=1

    '96 years and STILL chewing things over... FINALLY, after all these years, thanks to some instruction from a true expert, I have learned the answer to one of life's great mysteries. -
    Not only that, but in the course of making that discovery, I also have stumbled upon a solution to the Falklands dispute between Britain and Argentina. But first, the solution to the mystery:'
    http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1703911&Itemid=1

    'Polynesia on the list of territories to be decolonized: Elysée wrote to Secretary general of the Elysee has sent a letter to Edouard Fritch. It ensures that François Holland was “sensitive” to the opposition of the French Polynesia Assembly to a re-registration on the list of territories to be decolonized...'
    http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1703911&Itemid=1

    'Maria Higonet in El Salvador ~ ...There was support for the position of the country in terms of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands and was claimed by the “free communication” and deepen the policies against the concentrated media...'
    http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1703911&Itemid=1

    Jul 25th, 2013 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinense 1833

    British underwater archaeologists found a cemetery of german submarines reports the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

    Jul 26th, 2013 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    Indeed, some found off Falmouth. I've been sailing in Falmouth roads (the estuary). Never imagined there were U-boats rusting beneath the waves. Not sure what this has to do with the Falklands winning a footy Bronze at the island games though.

    Jul 26th, 2013 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinense 1833

    @12 I thought the news could be interesting. Congratulations to the team.

    Jul 26th, 2013 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    @13
    It is interesting but hardly seems credible........41 German U-Boats all close to each other, found in 50feet of water off the South East Coast of England all from WW1.
    The question would be how? That would be a major sea battle surely!

    Jul 26th, 2013 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tim

    13 Malvinense 1833 (#). This certainly interests me. Have you got a link. and 12 rupertbrooks0 (#) I'm interested in your comment as well.

    Jul 26th, 2013 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    15
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/british-archaeologists-explore-wwi-submarine-graveyard-off-uk-coast-a-911648.html

    Jul 26th, 2013 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tim

    16 A_Voice (#). Many thanks for the link

    Jul 29th, 2013 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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