Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: When last you saw me

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  • Patrick Xavier,

    Long and the short of it is, I'm back into writing, as it were.

    Hey, welcome back. However short your tenure may be, repeating what Sir Graham naively appears to consider a breach of privacy/good manners.

    Since Nov 2006 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    When last you saw me I was hunched over a media desk in Eden Park, praying that for 20 minutes we could hold out the French. From what I understand, we did.

    You had to bloody remind me of the worst 20 minutes of my life, didn't you?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18957 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Even better that , after a cold winter in the UK, Stephen McD is talking about returning home. The Chiefs may well need him, after Saturday's casualties.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2316 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I did actually watch the end, but it's all gone blank in my mind.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8584 posts Report Reply

  • Edward Siddle,

    If you haven't already, do yourself a havour and watch those last 25 minutes again. I did, the next day, and what was appalling at the time was actually stupendous. Sure, we never looked like scoring and we probably kicked a bit much ball away, but neither did the French really. They never get past our 10 metre line; Donald kicked it into the corners nicely at times; the tackling was solid. The ABs didn't win despite the last 25, but because of it. The last 5 especially, where we just held on to the ball. Great stuff.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Oh dear. My deepest apologies to Stephn Donald, who has no connection whatsoever to hamburgers.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2316 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Edward Siddle,

    Great stuff.

    If you already know the outcome.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2149 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker,

    candid nature

    yes. Graham Henry has always been like that. when not speaking "on the record". self-deprecating. cut to the chase. that's his style. even when talking to a small group of third-formers in a PE swimming period on a cold morning in March. three or so decades ago. funny the things one remembers.

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 634 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Rupert Murdoch liquidates The ORFU!
    Well, he may as well have... while the Highlanders Super Rugby franchise is a separate legal entity, it was the precursor to Otago's spending spree, and 'super rugby' has lived parastically off the provincial club's years of graft...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Great to have you back writing Hadyn. The South of France and Cooper comments definitely needed a light shining on them. Classic.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2143 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green, in reply to Patrick Xavier,

    Hey, welcome back. However short your tenure may be, repeating what Sir Graham naively appears to consider a breach of privacy/good manners.

    Shit, I wondered why I couldn't find the original article. Maybe Henry isn't the kind of guy to stand behind his jokes after all. Maybe rugby is too far up its own arse.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    The Herald still seems to have it on. That horse, as the saying goes, has gone to France.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2143 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Good to see you back, Hadyn, & looking forward to more sports stuff (rugby esp, but I also like your take on roller-derby).

    I owe you a debt of thanks for broadening my beer horizons. I thought I had left good beer behind when I returned to NZ but your missives from Beervana, etc prompted me to make more effort & now I spend more than I should through beerstore.co.nz but at least I'm getting decent (tasty) beer & ale and not subsisting on Steinies alone.
    So thanks.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Edward Siddle,

    If you haven’t already, do yourself a havour and watch those last 25 minutes again. I did, the next day, and what was appalling at the time was actually stupendous.

    I watched the whole game again the next day and, like you, thought the All Blacks defended superbly as per the Plan B they'd clearly adopted. I was still bloody anxious for the last half hour though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18957 posts Report Reply

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