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Speaker: Part 3: Grating Expectations

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  • dc_red,

    He's not English at all though. He is cricket's Zola Budd. He's South African.

    Now that's a little unfair ... or at least unwise. New Zealanders don't tend to like it too much when some people (i.e., the English) suggest that the All Blacks are really made up of Pacific Islanders, and not New Zealanders.

    The World Cup just shows what a melting pot of citizenships the world is ... with guys like John Davison and Ian Bilcliff happening to be born in Canada, but learning the cricket elsewhere. And it's not like NZ Cricket won't select guys born in other countries ... inlcuding Scott Styris, Matthew Sinclair, Roger Twose, and Dipak Patel to name a few.

    Well, anyway, it is possible to take the labelling thing a bit far, as this commentary on the labelling of Ross Taylor as " the Samoan" points out.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    We (putting my English hat on) *did* invent cricket.

    We don't, however, have any expectation of winning the world cup. Beating Australia in the tri-series will do..

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Rich,

    When I saw the title of the piece, I expected to see a reasoned analysis of the England cricket team's capability, not a racist rant against all things English. Suggest you stick to the cricket rather than displaying your xenophobic tendencies to all and sundry

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2007 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    Being intermittently English myself (i.e. during the Ashes, or whenever Tony Veitch opens his mouth), I thought it was quite funny and pretty obviously tongue-in-cheek.

    No sense of humour, the English.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1329 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    When I saw the title of the piece, I expected to see a reasoned analysis of the England cricket team's capability, not a racist rant against all things English. Suggest you stick to the cricket rather than displaying your xenophobic tendencies to all and sundry

    with that he retired hurt, suffering from a broken humerus. (or someone just gave him the elbow)

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    or whenever Tony Veitch opens his mouth

    Always a good time to pretend to be from somewhere else ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Rich,

    OK sorry guys - humour failure on my part. Must have caught me in a grumpy moment. I'll just give myself an upper-cut.....Ouch !

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2007 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Looks like Braces is back...

    Oh no...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

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