It has always intrigued me that the colonists did all they could to escape England but when they turned up in the United States, they named a state New England and called the cities after places in England so in New England and Old England there is a Boston, Worcester, Bridgeport, Manchester, Cambridge, Warwick, Greenwich, Waltham, Bristol, Plymouth, Taunton, Weymouth, Stratford, Barnstable, Enfield, Norwich, Braintree, Shrewsbury, Chelsea, Coventry, Glastonbury, Dartmouth, Chelmsford, Andover, Derry, Bangor, Falmouth, Dover, Rochester, Cheshire, Windsor, Tewksbury, Gloucester, Northampton, Mansfield, Westport, Wakefield, Reading, Newport and Burlington.
One of the States in New England is New Hampshire and in there is a city named Portsmouth and by a strange coincidence i hail from the original Portsmouth in Hampshire, England.
The New England flag has the English flag in the corner of it's flag and the New England Patriots play in blue as do Portsmouth FC and the New England Emblem is a version of John Bull called 'Brother Jonathon'.
The reason why New England is being mentioned is because they are playing in the Superbowl this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles and as New England is almost a carbon copy of Old England, us original Englander's will be wanting the duplicate England to win.
Well, most of England as Derry is in Northern Ireland, Newport and Bangor are in Wales and Westport is in County Mayo in Ireland and i'm almost certain they won't be cheering for England old or new but then geography was obviously never a strong point for our Bible carrying counterparts.
Unfortunately we won't get to hear the unofficial England anthem of 'Three Lions' being sung to complete the scene as the New England don't have Lions on their Shirts and prefer a man wearing a tri-corner hat and 'Three Cornered Hat on a Shirt' hasn't got quite the same ring to it.
Anyway Pats, do it for England, St. George and the Queen although we won't be watching as it's on at stupid o'clock and to us it is just a load of large men jumping on each other every 30 seconds while throwing a rugby ball about.