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  • Paul Williams,

    I can understand O'Driscoll's disappointment. I can imagine planning for years to be part of a game such as this test and being seriously deflated by playing no more than a minute or two. Reading the extracts confirms that Umaga also understand this. The incident does look ugly however I entirely reject the Lions spin that it was deliberate. Regrettable, unfortunate, disappointing to all concerned in fact - I wanted to see O'Driscoll v Umaga, they were the best in their position - but to suggest it was deliberate was just so ridiculously over the top it became laughable.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • The Dropkicks,

    To be honest I'm probably not in the running as one of the Dropkicks.

    damn straight you're not.

    who in the hell are you, anyhow?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2007 • 20 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Read Dropkicks ...
    ... drink a drop with a kick.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

  • The Dropkicks,

    I vote that one.

    RB, please hand the man some Whisky.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2007 • 20 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    __ To be honest I'm probably not in the running as one of the Dropkicks.__

    damn straight you're not.

    who in the hell are you, anyhow?

    Oh. How postmodern.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I vote that one.

    RB, please hand the man some Whisky.

    All right. Brent, please contact me with your details.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    Hang on... how about:

    Couch? Check. TV? Check? Blankie? Check. Milo? Whatareya? Man up, have a Whisky.


    Is thirteen words OK?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 242 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    Doh! Too late.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 242 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Doh! Too late.

    No problem. Entries for next week's fine dram are now open. It's probably the French game, so I'm looking for a top effort.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I vote that one.

    RB, please hand the man some Whisky.

    Done. I even put in your URL.

    It's not quite Whisky Galore culture (which is more to do with good company and rhapsodising about seabreeze and notes of hazelnut) but I'm sure they'll be fine with it.

    PS: You so owe me.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Hey!
    I get home and find that I have been defamed by...myself? Wow that is post modern.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • The Dropkicks,

    PS: You so owe me.

    You make it sound like a mafia thing!

    Note to self, do not mess with blogerati who cause your uniques to increase 5-fold. It might end in tears.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2007 • 20 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    How do you catch a unique page-view?

    You neek up on it!

    Well, my 8 yr old thinks its funny...

    And the five year old as mentioned above is what has me in a jovial frame of mind. And will apparently improve my memory.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Hey!
    I get home and find that I have been defamed by...myself? Wow that is post modern.

    Which reminds me...

    What did the post modernist Mafia Don say?

    <brando>__I'm going to make you an offer you won't understand</brando>__

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    How do you catch a unique page-view?

    You neek up on it!

    that is one of my favourite jokes! erm...20years later.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    Note to self, do not mess with blogerati who cause your uniques to increase 5-fold. It might end in tears.

    That's great action. Imagine my disappointment when I learned how to filter my own frantic refreshing out of my site stats and traffic DECREASED five fold. Foiled.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 242 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    It's probably the French game, so I'm looking for a top effort.

    Cheese eating surrender monkeys get black bushed

    www.whiskygalore.co.nz/store/docs/pd2013316849.htm

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    It's probably the French game, so I'm looking for a top effort.

    Improved version
    Cheese eating surrender monkeys get black bushed

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Llewellyn,

    The bit that got me (still gets me) about the whole 'I could have died' furore (and I was just as wrapped up in it as the next rugby tragic) was just how completely polar opposite the different points of view were (and still are if you read some of the UK blogs).

    On the one hand you had elements of UK fans and media painting Umaga and Mealamu as vicious and heinous criminals who should be tried through the judicial system, and on the other the SH fans and media who thought that the Lions were grossly over-reacting (and spinning like tops) and that it really was just a bad accident in a big collision game with plenty of potential for bad accidents.

    I think this divide is still in many ways fed by long-held cultural views and double-standards.

    For example, the poms have always thought Colin Meads was just a big dirty bastard, while at the same time lionising the likes of Martin Johnson for his 'resolute defiance' and 'mastery of the dark arts'. When those pesky colonies play dirty its not fair, but when the empire holds strong they are defending their queen, when Neil Back cheats its clever gamesmanship, when Richie McCaw cheats its just f**king cheating.

    When Danny Grewcock bites or knees opponents its the act of an isolated and flawed individual, when Corne Krige's Springboks commit foul play its because the Springboks have a culture of thuggery and violence. When Gordon D'Arcy really does spear tackle Rua Tipoki it doesn't mean as much as BOD being dropped from a height because the colonial guy didn't get injured, and besides he wasn't as important a player, etc etc yada yada, making me feel ill.

    On the other hand, I could be completely wrong.....

    Enjoy the taste of whiskey?, I could have died and gone to heaven.

    Mt Albert • Since Nov 2006 • 399 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Llewellyn,

    Oh, and the "for our captain" cry from Stephen Jones?. Pure genius.

    Mt Albert • Since Nov 2006 • 399 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Just because I don't have anywhere else to vent, it's half time in the Ranfurly Shield match, and Canterbury are the beneficiaries of what may be the worst TMO decision I have ever seen in all my years of watching rugby. The official who adjudged that Brent Ward carried the ball back evidently has a cognitive disorder.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Bob Munro,

    I was in the stand at the northern end of the ground, close to where Brent Ward forced the ball. It was hard to see the replays on the big screen at the other end in detail but my instinct watching it live was the ball had brushed him just before he crossed over the line. Even at half time it looked like Auckland had the wood (ha ha) on Canterbury and the subdued crowd thought so to.

    There was a curtain raiser complete with gps devices on the players under the new Stellenbosch rules, that was finishing as we arrived. Will try and track down what the verdict was.

    Christchurch • Since Aug 2007 • 418 posts Report Reply

  • Bob Munro,

    Seems the new rules are being trialled in the Men's B competition.

    Christchurch • Since Aug 2007 • 418 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    Did Canty play last night - I must have drinked and missed it. Anyway there are only 3 games left in the season for the next four years. Cantys sacrafice is for greater glory for NZ.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Worried about the quarter finals ...
    ... not as much as the French !

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

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