#1 Edited by FourWude (2261 posts) -

*Puts on Scottish accent*

Ach wee jimmy, can ye believe it. The last king of Scoootland is the winner of wimbledon.

He fought for the Scooottish cause of Independence. And along with his grand pappy Alex Salmond, tore down the English fort of Wimbledon.

All Scots everywhere. Be prood.

Scottish Independence!!! Ye can nevah take oour freedom!!!

p.s. I'm not Scottish. I have no vested interest in anything I just posted.

#2 Edited by TheHT (11242 posts) -

Oi guvna', were it him that brought the Eenglish out a ta darkness an'a r'turn ta massive chalive back 'ome?!

Bloody 'ell, well done ol' chum.

#3 Edited by FourWude (2261 posts) -

Somewhere in the US. Mel Gibson shed a single solitary tear today.

#4 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

He's gonna take that trophy up to scotchland, fill it with Irn Bru and deep fry it.

#5 Posted by jimmyfenix (3854 posts) -

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#6 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.
"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

#7 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11725 posts) -

Good for him. The little I pay attention to Tennis suggests he's earned it.

#8 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (1025 posts) -

As a Scotsman born and bred this is a cause for alcohol

#9 Edited by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

#10 Edited by Wraxend (564 posts) -

Haha loved how the BBC quickly killed the shot of Alex Salmond holding up the Scottish flag. Yet where quite happy showing David Cameron for long periods of time, slight biased me thinks.

#11 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1453 posts) -

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

That guy on twitter misspelled "loses".

#12 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

What a unique and equally interesting response.
It's true though, most people losing their minds of his win now will trash him the second he loses one of the unimportant events.
And all because they don't know any better.

Not talking about the fans who are actually behind their favorite player, athlete, team-whatever through thick and thin. Those people are alright.

@insane_shadowblade85: he did, and to think he's British as well. Mindblowing


#13 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

Nailed it.

It's really nauseating to watch the British public suddenly care about less popular sports merely because their representative teams are suddenly good at it. Happened with rugby ten years ago, cricket after that, and curling after that. Okay, maybe less so on the curling one.

Ah well, at least I can be assured the British teams will still be crap at football next year.

#14 Posted by markini6 (445 posts) -

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

Nailed it.

It's really nauseating to watch the British public suddenly care about less popular sports merely because their representative teams are suddenly good at it. Happened with rugby ten years ago, cricket after that, and curling after that. Okay, maybe less so on the curling one.

Ah well, at least I can be assured the British teams will still be crap at football next year.

Mate, what are you on about? British player doing well or not, Wimbeldon has been always big here. Yeah, more people watch it when Murray/Robson gets to the second week and onwards, but Wimbeldon has always been a big event.

#16 Edited by natedawg_kz (234 posts) -

I am scottish and l couldn't care less, l don't get the hype.

#17 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

@evilnights: To be fair, happens everywhere.

Nations tend to latch onto winners. And tend to disregard losers.

But politicians latching onto sporting glory, and trying to claim a part of it themselves... that I will NOT tolerate.

#18 Posted by el_tajij (711 posts) -

@markini6 said:

@evilnights said:
@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

Nailed it.

It's really nauseating to watch the British public suddenly care about less popular sports merely because their representative teams are suddenly good at it. Happened with rugby ten years ago, cricket after that, and curling after that. Okay, maybe less so on the curling one.

Ah well, at least I can be assured the British teams will still be crap at football next year.

Mate, what are you on about? British player doing well or not, Wimbeldon has been always big here. Yeah, more people watch it when Murray/Robson gets to the second week and onwards, but Wimbeldon has always been a big event.

Yeah, Wimbledon has always been huge here! gg Murray! \o/

#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (1025 posts) -

@jaytow said:

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

Not really that unique, it's pretty much the shared thought in Scotland. In the papers and the news if Andy Murray is winning he's British if he's losing then he's Scottish.

#20 Posted by ChillyUK7 (283 posts) -

Putting aside the whole Scottish/British thing it's good to see him get over the hurdle, he seemed heartbroken at losing last year so its good to see him fight back over and over again, in matches like the semi final, bouncing back to win Olympic Gold, the U.S. Open and now Wimbledon, we all like a comeback story.

#21 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

@wraxend said:

Haha loved how the BBC quickly killed the shot of Alex Salmond holding up the Scottish flag. Yet where quite happy showing David Cameron for long periods of time, slight biased me thinks.

Alex Salmond seeking attention and trying to hijack Andy Murray's victory and use it as a political platform? Sounds about right. Guy has no class.

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

What a unique and equally interesting response.

It's true though, most people losing their minds of his win now will trash him the second he loses one of the unimportant events.

And all because they don't know any better.

Not talking about the fans who are actually behind their favorite player, athlete, team-whatever through thick and thin. Those people are alright.

@insane_shadowblade85

: he did, and to think he's British as well. Mindblowing

You're telling me that sportsmen are typically more popular when they're winning?? Get the fuck out of town.

#22 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

@markini6 said:

@evilnights said:
@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

Nailed it.

It's really nauseating to watch the British public suddenly care about less popular sports merely because their representative teams are suddenly good at it. Happened with rugby ten years ago, cricket after that, and curling after that. Okay, maybe less so on the curling one.

Ah well, at least I can be assured the British teams will still be crap at football next year.

Mate, what are you on about? British player doing well or not, Wimbeldon has been always big here. Yeah, more people watch it when Murray/Robson gets to the second week and onwards, but Wimbeldon has always been a big event.

Of course it's always been a big event, but it's not been in the public eye to the same extent it is now since the Henman/Rusedski era (the latter, similarly to Murray, being either British or Canadian depending on his performance).

Admittedly, I work in betting at the moment and that might have coloured my perceptions some.

Quick, let's make this on topic: what was your favourite tennis video game?

Personally I was a Sampras '96 guy. J-Carts all the way, motherfuckers.

#23 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@jimbo said:

@wraxend said:

Haha loved how the BBC quickly killed the shot of Alex Salmond holding up the Scottish flag. Yet where quite happy showing David Cameron for long periods of time, slight biased me thinks.

Alex Salmond seeking attention and trying to hijack Andy Murray's victory and use it as a political platform? Sounds about right. Guy has no class.

@zeforgotten said:

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

What a unique and equally interesting response.

It's true though, most people losing their minds of his win now will trash him the second he loses one of the unimportant events.

And all because they don't know any better.

Not talking about the fans who are actually behind their favorite player, athlete, team-whatever through thick and thin. Those people are alright.

@insane_shadowblade85

: he did, and to think he's British as well. Mindblowing

You're telling me that sportsmen are typically more popular when they're winning?? Get the fuck out of town.

Missing the point entirely.
Can't say I'm really surprised though

#24 Posted by Soap (3590 posts) -

I think if Scotland gain their independence from the UK we should probably take Andy Murray as part of the negotiations.

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#25 Edited by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

@jaytow said:

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

Not really that unique, it's pretty much the shared thought in Scotland. In the papers and the news if Andy Murray is winning he's British if he's losing then he's Scottish.

Yes, I know. It's a view which has been expressed at every possible opportunity for the best part of a decade. Not exactly a witty or insightful observation anymore. I always imagine it's said by the same idiots who shout 'Come on, Tim!' and think they're being funny.

#26 Edited by Seauton (114 posts) -
#27 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

BBC BREAKING NEWS.

Nationalist Englishmen have vowed to take revenge on "that scotchman", for stealing the cup, and for crimes to Wembley goalposts.

A picture of the terrorist group has been released below.

#28 Edited by Cirdain (3089 posts) -

#29 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

@jimbo said:

@wraxend said:

Haha loved how the BBC quickly killed the shot of Alex Salmond holding up the Scottish flag. Yet where quite happy showing David Cameron for long periods of time, slight biased me thinks.

Alex Salmond seeking attention and trying to hijack Andy Murray's victory and use it as a political platform? Sounds about right. Guy has no class.

@zeforgotten said:

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

What a unique and equally interesting response.

It's true though, most people losing their minds of his win now will trash him the second he loses one of the unimportant events.

And all because they don't know any better.

Not talking about the fans who are actually behind their favorite player, athlete, team-whatever through thick and thin. Those people are alright.

@insane_shadowblade85

: he did, and to think he's British as well. Mindblowing

You're telling me that sportsmen are typically more popular when they're winning?? Get the fuck out of town.

Missing the point entirely.

Can't say I'm really surprised though

You really shouldn't be surprised, given how divergent your second post was from your first and how you reverted to blatant non sequitur logic in order to try and reinforce your original point.

Your original point was boring; your second post was merely stating the obvious. Hope this clears up any confusion.

#30 Edited by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

@jaytow said:

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

haha, well played

#31 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

He's gonna take that trophy up to scotchland, fill it with Irn Bru and deep fry it.

#32 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

SCOTLAND IS IN BRITAIN GUYS.

Scottish people are still British!

#33 Posted by ChillyUK7 (283 posts) -
#34 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (1025 posts) -

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

@jimbo said:

@wraxend said:

Haha loved how the BBC quickly killed the shot of Alex Salmond holding up the Scottish flag. Yet where quite happy showing David Cameron for long periods of time, slight biased me thinks.

Alex Salmond seeking attention and trying to hijack Andy Murray's victory and use it as a political platform? Sounds about right. Guy has no class.

@zeforgotten said:

@jimbo said:

@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

What a unique and equally interesting response.

It's true though, most people losing their minds of his win now will trash him the second he loses one of the unimportant events.

And all because they don't know any better.

Not talking about the fans who are actually behind their favorite player, athlete, team-whatever through thick and thin. Those people are alright.

@insane_shadowblade85

: he did, and to think he's British as well. Mindblowing

You're telling me that sportsmen are typically more popular when they're winning?? Get the fuck out of town.

Missing the point entirely.

Can't say I'm really surprised though

You really shouldn't be surprised, given how divergent your second post was from your first and how you reverted to blatant non sequitur logic in order to try and reinforce your original point.

Your original point was boring; your second post was merely stating the obvious. Hope this clears up any confusion.

Well it help's me at least work out who the most pretentious person in this thread is

#36 Posted by cloudnineboya (820 posts) -

c'mon get it right up ye. ya beauty.

#37 Posted by Wampa1 (662 posts) -

@evilnights: Was that the one with the 4 controller cart on the Megadrive? I remember that being brilliant.

@fourwude: As a Scot I can confirm most Chippy's are about that hellish. Plus Sanchez has an aunt there.. she say's it's quite nice.

#38 Edited by thegoldencat7 (1497 posts) -

Congrats to Andy Murray. That was powerful stuff. Not a big tennis fan, but its always great to see a Scottish champion.

#39 Posted by Fheonix (17 posts) -

Between Murray and The Lions, it's been a great week for British sport!

#40 Posted by Fattony12000 (7407 posts) -

#41 Posted by IAmNotBatman (644 posts) -

In all other sports I support our neighbours, unless they're against England. The only reason that British support for Murray works for me is Davis Cup = not England, not Scotland but Great Britain as a team.

#42 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5459 posts) -

For anyone who missed it the Del Potro Djokovic match was one of the best matches ever played; don't give two shits about the final.

#43 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

Andy Murray is the Tennisest. He has the most tennis. I've never seen someone tennis as hard as he did. SO TENNIS.

#44 Posted by EXTomar (4723 posts) -

The US gets the same kind of weirdness when people from California don't want to be lumped in with Texas and vice versa.

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#46 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

@wampa1 said:

@fourwude: As a Scot I can confirm most Chippy's are about that hellish. Plus Sanchez has an aunt there.. she say's it's quite nice.

Well according to Dagless. She's wrong.

#47 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

The funny thing is that Brits are taking the win for them not the Scotts. Also, Andy need to thank Del Potro since he tired Djokovic, the semi-final was 4 1/2 hours. At least, half of the trophy belongs to Argentina.

#48 Edited by EVO (3908 posts) -

I can't stand Murray, especially his mother, but dude deserved it.

#49 Edited by RetroBob (12 posts) -

@jaytow said:
@jimbo said:
@zeforgotten said:

As someone else put it on twitter, and put it very well as well.

"So for the next 2/3 weeks we'll all consider Murray to be British and not Scottish.. As soon as he looses again you'll disown him #EveryTime"

What a unique and interesting perspective.

Not really that unique, it's pretty much the shared thought in Scotland. In the papers and the news if Andy Murray is winning he's British if he's losing then he's Scottish.

Then it is a completly in your own minds - the British public supported him since he grew out of Henman's shadow (was he another loser we didn't support?) - it's very British to support the underdog anyway so it's bananas to assume otherwise, unless of course you want to be intentionally anti English.