Monday, June 14, 2010

Of goals scored and not

My thanks to 'the real nick' on the UAE community blog for giving me something to post which at one and the same time takes into account Germany's win yesterday and yet has a Sandlands perspective...

"The entire German Worldcup squad features no less than 11 players who were either born outside Germany or to are first or second generation Germans, i.e. they were born to parents who came to Germany as guestworkers, immigrants from Turkey or Poland, Ghana, Brazil or Vietnam who became German citizens. In the UAE we like to call these people expats - which sounds more glamorous than guestworker but really is the same thing."

More here and well worth reading.

Umm... the photo at the top? That's England's goalie. I'm Scots!

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