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no need to ask…

Oct
2011
29

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…why i’m a cranky old man. just look around. yesterday, en route to the postoffice, i deposited all our old plastic bags into the recycling bin provided by the shopping centre. the receptacle is a great big green behemoth, with a sign above it, signs to the side of it, and festooned with stickers, all […]

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paul sheehan got it right in his column this morning (see the link below) – “it was an outpouring of dog-in-the-manger, chip-on-the-shoulder, small-country-small-minded, defensive churlishness on an industrial scale.” he was of course, referring to the comments written, by kiwis, in response to his take on the way new zealanders’ approach their rugby. there WERE a […]

kiwis and rugby…

Oct
2011
25

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i got talking to an old friend this morning – he’d just returned from a conference in rotorua being held over world cup final week. he came home with the belief that all of new zealand spends it’s life looking jealously at australia. it made me think : new zealand is like the little brother […]

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it wouldn’t be very often that i’d agree with a hooker, but today i do. adam freier has got it right in this article (see the link below) – almost. everyone i know and whose “rugby opinion” i’d listen to (and often disagree with) says the same thing – the rugby world cup is great […]

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so i call the wife at 4.45pm to find out what time she might be expected home, reminding her that the rugby coverage started at 5.30pm. “i’m planning to be there for kick-off” she tells me. i call her against 5.35 to say the game is just about to start. “damn” she says. i watch […]

NRL clubs

Oct
2011
18

posted by on quade cooper

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wow! i’m shocked! a professional sports organization not wanting to throw money away? who would have thunk it? it will be interesting to see a. how khoder nasser shops his new toyboy around now, and b. whether QC adopts a new religion like the rest of nasser’s coterie. does becoming muslim wipe one’s criminal record? […]

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poor quadey. it must be hard bearing the mantle of the “world’s dumbest rugby player”.  the fact that he dismisses his poor kick-off as a nothing shows the level of his understanding. imagine 8 hulking forwards who have thought of nothing all week but bearing down on the kick-off receiver, and shunting him backwards, stealing […]

even kiwis know…

Oct
2011
11

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finally someone with “cred” has said what we’ve been thinking for at least 3 seasons (click on link below to read). after the worst performance in a test match -ever – QC must be wondering where it all started to go wrong. or he WOULD if wasn’t so completely clueless. he spent 80 minutes last […]

Teachers tell tales

Oct
2011
09

posted by on quade cooper, rugby

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  cracking great games of rugby yesterday. ireland going down to wales in the best game of the RWC so far. england shunted by les frogs. we just have to hope the games today featuring southern hemisphere teams aren’t “bore-fests”. even more interesting to learn from his teachers that quadey has been a wanker his […]

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steve tew (the head of nzru) threatens to boycott the next RWC. then richard kahui (all-black winger) says it wouldn’t really count as a world cup without the world’s best teams participating. i love it – especially seeing as how the ONLY time the kiwis have managed not to gag in the world’s premiere rugby […]