don't you just love English sport. 6% of the population attend private schools - yet (estimate) 13 - ie over 60% out of that squad of 22 are from private schools. No doubt some of those kids are on sports scholarships but it just goes to show what money buys you. An increase in opportunity by a factor of roughly 10.
"magpies unable to resist the lure of another bit of shiny jewellery for their already over-privileged, opportunity-laden little darlings."
Optimist, you sound like you have an enormous chip on your shoulder, I believe Ketchup is on a great deal at Iceland at the moment...
Quote:Sorry, my chip was casting too big a shadow :-)marshie10
FRT, I was elluding more to the comment that Barters picked up on.
Marshie, your public school education was crap, the word you were looking for is ALLUDING, not elluding.
FYI, it was a choice for me and I chose state not for rugby reasons but for others. Do tell Marshie, do you have children?
And as for his maths! The average income for two adults working is 40k. The average private school annual fee is 10k. Is he seriously suggesting that 'most people' can afford to spend close to 1/3rd of their taxed income on one child's education?
I wonder if by any chance his life to date has been somewhat sheltered?
Sam, I played for Weymouth probably before you were born! My son has played for Bath Youth since he was 6. He played school rugby. It died at his school. He personally relaunched the school side with a member of staff. He adores his rugby, is a good player but I never sent him to public school. According to Marshie I should feel shame.
I like this thread, we're seeing the real Marshie.
WOW! A very illuminating thread. I never knew my deprived background and meagre school would mean I'd never aspire to being a decent rugby player or a good engineer and serve my country as best I could. Thank god I now know my place.
Quote:I have deleted the comment as quite honestly there is no need for this sort of rubbish