East Lancashire Italian nurses looking forward to World Cup match

MOST people in East Lancashire will be supporting England in their opening World Cup match tonight - but several of our newest residents will be cheering on the men in blue.
A group of Italian nurses recently started working at the Royal Blackburn Hospital and have been exchanging some friendly banter with patients and colleagues ahead of the Azzurri’s clash with Roy Hodgson’s boys in Brazil.
Gioele Attardo, 23, from Sicily, said: “We are having some friends round to watch the match but our team aren’t very good at the moment so I think England will win. It’s been fun talking about the game with the patients and our colleagues. One was joking that he wanted a different nurse because he didn’t want an Italian, but it was all friendly.
Carmine Accardo, 24, from Napoli, said: “Patients have been talking and joking about the match a lot and it’s been fun. I live in Blackburn but I’m a little bit scared of English guys so I don’t think I’ll go to the pub and watch the match.”
The Italian contingent are among about thirty European nurses to have been drafted into East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in recent months, as bosses aimed to address the staff shortages that were highlighted by inspectors last year.
Luca Albore, 26, from Bari, said: “We have Pirlo and Verratti and I think we’ll win 2-1. But if Italy get knocked out I’ll be supporting England.”
Of course, thousands of our hospital workers will be praying that England can pull off a shock win in the heat of Manaus, including junior doctors Christina Kaewchalvay, from Burnley, and Jonathan Ashworth, from Rawtenstall, who showed their colours alongside the new nurses.
Christina said: “I’m going to Blackpool with a few friends to watch it and I’m pretty nervous, but I think it’ll be a 1-1 draw.”

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3:27pm Sat 14 Jun 14

the usher says...

Well I'm one of those people who will NOT be watching any of the football. It's all about greed these days. No if I'm at home there are other things to watch more interesting I'm sure. The sooner England get knocked out the sooner we can get back to normality.
Well I'm one of those people who will NOT be watching any of the football. It's all about greed these days. No if I'm at home there are other things to watch more interesting I'm sure. The sooner England get knocked out the sooner we can get back to normality. the usher
  • Score: -9

4:12pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

the usher wrote:
Well I'm one of those people who will NOT be watching any of the football. It's all about greed these days. No if I'm at home there are other things to watch more interesting I'm sure. The sooner England get knocked out the sooner we can get back to normality.
The World Cup isn't about greed, The players don't get paid for it (well they do but give all their international earnings to charity) so play only for the honour of their country.
[quote][p][bold]the usher[/bold] wrote: Well I'm one of those people who will NOT be watching any of the football. It's all about greed these days. No if I'm at home there are other things to watch more interesting I'm sure. The sooner England get knocked out the sooner we can get back to normality.[/p][/quote]The World Cup isn't about greed, The players don't get paid for it (well they do but give all their international earnings to charity) so play only for the honour of their country. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 8

4:57pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

the usher wrote:
Well I'm one of those people who will NOT be watching any of the football. It's all about greed these days. No if I'm at home there are other things to watch more interesting I'm sure. The sooner England get knocked out the sooner we can get back to normality.
Miserable git.
[quote][p][bold]the usher[/bold] wrote: Well I'm one of those people who will NOT be watching any of the football. It's all about greed these days. No if I'm at home there are other things to watch more interesting I'm sure. The sooner England get knocked out the sooner we can get back to normality.[/p][/quote]Miserable git. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

5:14pm Sat 14 Jun 14

burner says...

Don't like this format. Short intro, and if interested, click and read. Literally a waste of space. . . . . . any other comments?
Don't like this format. Short intro, and if interested, click and read. Literally a waste of space. . . . . . any other comments? burner
  • Score: -5

12:31am Sun 15 Jun 14

blackburne67 says...

Im not into football at all but I always support England to win because its about loyalty & pride.If England get knocked out then of course I would like Ireland,Scotland or Wales to win the World Cup 2014.Its great to have a get together & wish each other good luck & enjoy the moment & sense of national pride.So come on England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.Otherwise may the best team win on merit & with respect for that reason :)))
Im not into football at all but I always support England to win because its about loyalty & pride.If England get knocked out then of course I would like Ireland,Scotland or Wales to win the World Cup 2014.Its great to have a get together & wish each other good luck & enjoy the moment & sense of national pride.So come on England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.Otherwise may the best team win on merit & with respect for that reason :))) blackburne67
  • Score: -3

1:01am Sun 15 Jun 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

blackburne67 wrote:
Im not into football at all but I always support England to win because its about loyalty & pride.If England get knocked out then of course I would like Ireland,Scotland or Wales to win the World Cup 2014.Its great to have a get together & wish each other good luck & enjoy the moment & sense of national pride.So come on England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.Otherwise may the best team win on merit & with respect for that reason :)))
You do realize that pride is is a sin
[quote][p][bold]blackburne67[/bold] wrote: Im not into football at all but I always support England to win because its about loyalty & pride.If England get knocked out then of course I would like Ireland,Scotland or Wales to win the World Cup 2014.Its great to have a get together & wish each other good luck & enjoy the moment & sense of national pride.So come on England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.Otherwise may the best team win on merit & with respect for that reason :)))[/p][/quote]You do realize that pride is is a sin 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -6

8:40am Sun 15 Jun 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
blackburne67 wrote:
Im not into football at all but I always support England to win because its about loyalty & pride.If England get knocked out then of course I would like Ireland,Scotland or Wales to win the World Cup 2014.Its great to have a get together & wish each other good luck & enjoy the moment & sense of national pride.So come on England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.Otherwise may the best team win on merit & with respect for that reason :)))
You do realize that pride is is a sin
So's being a desperate attention seeking try hard.

Unlucky.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackburne67[/bold] wrote: Im not into football at all but I always support England to win because its about loyalty & pride.If England get knocked out then of course I would like Ireland,Scotland or Wales to win the World Cup 2014.Its great to have a get together & wish each other good luck & enjoy the moment & sense of national pride.So come on England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.Otherwise may the best team win on merit & with respect for that reason :)))[/p][/quote]You do realize that pride is is a sin[/p][/quote]So's being a desperate attention seeking try hard. Unlucky. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 5

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