Posts by Russell Brown

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  • Hard News: Not so much evil as stupid ...,

    It's a different kettle of fish but the 9/11 attack could have gone differently if people who should have been reading reports issued to them actually did.

    I think it's relevant. If you're going to make an issue of the unheeded reports before 9/11, then you can't give Peters' office a free pass here.

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  • Speaker: Moving Right Along,

    Graeme Henry might be looking for work...

    The Blues have never won the Super tournament without him you know ...

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  • Speaker: Moving Right Along,

    In the moving-right-along spirit, speculation that Nucifora could exercise a clause in his Blues contract to get a release so he can coach the Wallabies.

    I think I speak for the majority of Blues supporters in saying: Yes! Yes! Yes!

    We'll have that Gatland bloke, thanks. Hell, we'll have Pat Lam if it comes to it.

    I suppose it's too late to bring Ali Williams back?

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  • Speaker: Moving Right Along,

    This past Tuesday one of the Dropkicks was woken by his partner, who found him sleeping in their garden, at 9pm.

    Could have been worse. Could have been 9__am__.

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  • Yellow Peril: My black heart bleeds,

    I mean, come on - he just told Tze Ming and all the women of Public Address ...

    Probably enough for a rugby team!

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  • Yellow Peril: My black heart bleeds,

    Tom, it's Thursday already. You promised you'd be alright by Tuesday.

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  • Speaker: Moving Right Along,

    Good lateral thinking from the Dropkicks, someone (I'm looking at you IRB) buy them a beer

    I quite agree. Saturday night, lads?

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  • Yellow Peril: My black heart bleeds,

    The sounds could be dark and mysterious, and a bit now, just some beats maybe.

    Absolutely. I've often thought that some ominous dub would make for a great lead-up to a big test-match.

    Worst audio experience at a rugby ground: when the clowns at North Harbour Stadium ran the sound from the fucking TV ads they were playing on their big screen through the new speaker system they'd installed -- at absolutely deafening volume, right over our heads.

    I wrote an angry letter and got a nice reply back from Doug Rollerson.

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  • Yellow Peril: My black heart bleeds,

    Again, I am probably a hippy and you can all mock and scorn me, but in some ways I feel that someone who spends the time to publicly say they're 'amused' when the ABs lose is kind of indirectly being mean to my nice old Grandad.

    I've got a Grandad thing back there too. My grandfather, Jack Saulbrey, played and coached for the Hutt rugby club for years. I have a framed picture of him in the 1934 Hutt Senior A team, which won the A. McBain Memorial Shield that year.

    His son, John, played for Horowhenua, and his grandson, Luke, received his letter to attend the New Zealand Rugby Academy on the day he came home from hospital to recover from a spinal injury that ended his playing career.

    When Jack happened to be in town and saw me play a good one, I was very proud.

    And I'd say more about the two big boxes of almanacs and game programmes going back to the 1920s that my parents threw out after he died in 1985 (and before I could call and tell them not to), but I'm still trying to get over that ...

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  • Hard News: Not so much evil as stupid ...,

    Russell, you may be interested to know that Mr Hicks is in fact a C&R candidate. I note he hasn't declared it in his comments.

    And I feel bound to note that his posts bear out everything I've been saying about this year's C&R.

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