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Originally posted by sid waddell sid waddell wrote:

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That former England rugby international Brian Moore is a qualified nail technician. 
He was always hard as nails. 

He's great value on Twitter.
It was in a Twitter conversation between himself and the Reverend Richard Coles that I discovered this. Further Google based research proved it to be true. I like him as a commentator and he seems an alright fella. His books were very enjoyable. 
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That Kevin Moran was a candidate for the Ireland job after McCarthy left in 03.
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ShockedShockedShockedShockedShocked the sizes of countries we see on the standard everyday maps (Mercator projection) arent actually the real proportions as they cant be displayed properly in flat 2D. 

Countries that are located closer to the equator are displayed a lot smaller than countries that are furthest from the equator.....


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Yeah that's why most maps of the globe you buy differ to others. Different scales. 
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Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!
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Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!

So did you assume Napolean was Italian?
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Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!

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Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!
It was, in 1768.

Has a strong nationalist movement there, two thirds of the Corsican Assembly are nationalists, but it is assumed that only about 20% favour full independence and want 'devolution max', as it is called in Britain.

Beautiful place, full of lunatics.
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!
It was, in 1768.

Has a strong nationalist movement there, two thirds of the Corsican Assembly are nationalists, but it is assumed that only about 20% favour full independence and want 'devolution max', as it is called in Britain.

Beautiful place, full of lunatics.

Think it was part of the Republic of Genoa, which was an independent state at the time.

Also would explain the Lunatics part as it's well documented that people from Genoa are a bit to put it nicely mad
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!
It was, in 1768.

Has a strong nationalist movement there, two thirds of the Corsican Assembly are nationalists, but it is assumed that only about 20% favour full independence and want 'devolution max', as it is called in Britain.

Beautiful place, full of lunatics.

have you visited? recommend? 
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!
It was, in 1768.

Has a strong nationalist movement there, two thirds of the Corsican Assembly are nationalists, but it is assumed that only about 20% favour full independence and want 'devolution max', as it is called in Britain.

Beautiful place, full of lunatics.

Think it was part of the Republic of Genoa, which was an independent state at the time.

Also would explain the Lunatics part as it's well documented that people from Genoa are a bit to put it nicely mad
The Corsicans certainly wouldn't see themselves as Genovese, but you are obviously right. I didn't want to drag into a debate about Italian identity prior to unification, but Garibaldi wasn't even born until forty years later: in France!

Was a long time ago I was there but do fancy going back. Scenery is unbelievable and the people are brilliant. They have a very independent mindset. The food is incredible too, as you would expect given the location. 
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!
It was, in 1768.

Has a strong nationalist movement there, two thirds of the Corsican Assembly are nationalists, but it is assumed that only about 20% favour full independence and want 'devolution max', as it is called in Britain.

Beautiful place, full of lunatics.

Think it was part of the Republic of Genoa, which was an independent state at the time.

Also would explain the Lunatics part as it's well documented that people from Genoa are a bit to put it nicely mad
The Corsicans certainly wouldn't see themselves as Genovese, but you are obviously right. I didn't want to drag into a debate about Italian identity prior to unification, but Garibaldi wasn't even born until forty years later: in France!

Was a long time ago I was there but do fancy going back. Scenery is unbelievable and the people are brilliant. They have a very independent mindset. The food is incredible too, as you would expect given the location. 


I bet they love Island Dressing
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Isn't that from the St. Lawrwnce river?
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!

So did you assume Napolean was Italian?


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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!

So did you assume Napolean was Italian?


LOL

Well tbh he was king of Italy for a period and was born into a predominantly Italian family 
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by BigPodge BigPodge wrote:

Corsica is a region of France - I always assumed it was an Italian island!

So did you assume Napolean was Italian?


LOL

Well tbh he was king of Italy for a period and was born into a predominantly Italian family 


Don't give him a get out clause LOL
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"Dont you forget about me"was not written by Jim Kerr and Simple Minds. 
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