Commonwealth Games home nations update

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

We’re most of the way through day 9 of the Commonwealth Games and England are leaving the opposition for dust.

For a couple of days England and Australia were leapfrogging each other at the top of the table but England have pulled well into the lead with 43 gold medals to Australia’s 36.

Here are the all important standings for the home nations.

Country Gold Silver Bronze
England 43 38 38
Scotland 14 12 16
Wales 4 10 14
Northern Ireland 0 1 1
Isle of Man 0 1 0



  1. Paul (13 comments) says:

    Try adjusting this for medals per head of population and then post it!

  2. Daggs (55 comments) says:

    Bitter and twisted Jock alert……….

    • William Gruff (138 comments) says:

      I don’t know about nowadays but not that long ago squaddies called Jocks ‘porridge wogs’. I think it fits.

  3. Paul (13 comments) says:

    Engage brain before posting Gruff. Uninformed presumptuous ignoramus alert! I’m English you racist nob jockey, just making a point. An idea clearly too mathematically advanced for you.

    • William Gruff (138 comments) says:

      You might profitably practise what you preach, and take some lessons in English grammar too. It was Daggs who described you as a ‘biiter and twisted Jock’ which, objectively, you could easily be.

      Would you explain for the rest of us how the ‘idea’ of your possibly being English, something I doubt from the evidence so far, is in any way ‘mathematical’, whether advanced or otherwise?

      Incidentally, I’m quite good at maths – advanced maths too.

  4. Bob Anglorum (86 comments) says:

    Medals per head of population, medals per feet of population, medals per fingers of population, the bottom line is that when there was man against man and woman against woman, our boys and girls have done better than any other country. There is still some room for improvement, but we are working on it.

    It’s the first time I have ever heard the term “porridge wogs”, must admit it had be in stitches, there again I dont do political correctness. If they want to, the Scots can call us the “top of the table wogs”?

    Strangely there is a web site called “Educating Scotland”, and that declares that Scotland actually means “Pirate land”, who needs enemies with friends like that? The Pirates managed to get 14 gold medals, Jolly Roger would be smiling, just remind me did they win them or did they take them at gun point?

    I seem to remember that about three of Scotlands golds were won by people from England. A lady from South Shields in swimming, a chap from Derby in Judo and a chap in one of the tandem disabled events, who they were’nt going to give a medal to because he was “from England”, but then they had a change of heart, it must be love? The “porridge wogs” arn’t so bad after all.

    • William Gruff (138 comments) says:

      Have a look at Robert Henderson’s blog England Calling ( ) where the ethnicity and origins of the Scotch and Welsh medal winners are examined.

      • Bob Anglorum (86 comments) says:

        Hi Will,
        Yep he verifies and some more what I was saying. Do you think they are eating the wrong sort of porridge in Scotland? I thought it was supposed to give you strength and energy, they need to try some Yorkshire porridge.

        He also verifies what I have been saying regarding Englands team sports, they are being sabotaged.

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