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Speaker: Part 11: Death and Weirdness in the Surfing Zone

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  • Dan Slevin,

    Hamish, this is absolutely terrific writing, mate.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 95 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    With that catalogue, it certainly appears to be an unhealthy past-time. I agree with your sentiments however.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Eddie Clark,

    Good call Hamish. In some ways heighted by the fact that it now seems certain he WAS murdered... watch the media circus intensify further.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 273 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Llewellyn,

    It is a shame that this will overshadow the tournament, but it shouldn't be any surprise that this is a legitimate media sensation.

    A leading coach murdered after his team is massively upset? - A more cautionary tale of taking sport too seriously could not be scripted.

    It reminds me of the Pablo Escabar killing in Colombia - something that makes sport-lovers stop and think about how important the game really is.

    Poor buggar.

    Mt Albert • Since Nov 2006 • 399 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Hamish, you write better and more thoughtfully than a great many sports journalists. Nice.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Hamish,

    Well said.

    The A.K. • Since Nov 2006 • 155 posts Report Reply

  • Juha Saarinen,

    "His last 24 hours on Earth were perhaps the most disappointing he experienced."

    I think it's safe to say Woolmer felt a little stronger than that about his last moments, especially towards the end.

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report Reply

  • Hamish McDouall,

    Thankyou Russell, Dan, Eddie and Hamish (top name that) for your lovely comments. I shall treasure them as Stu Gillespie must treasure his one test cap.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    You mean Andrés Escobar. Pablo Escobar was the head of Colombia's Medellin cocaine cartel.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Roxburgh,

    Hi Hamish,

    Have tried to track you down a few times over the last couple of years...wonder if this will work. Went to an ex- knoxie's wedding yesterday and had more knoxies round for lunch today.Someone mentioned that you were going into politics...we maligned you by suggesting you'd probably be a National candidate..!
    Am living in Auckland - got three kids under 9 - and am also singing with the NZ Opera Co. a bit and free-lancing as a concert singer too. Would love to catch up sometime...


    Since Apr 2008 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,


    I'm not sure if Hamish reads here regularly, but he does write a regular cricket blog on stuff.co.nz, so you should try there.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

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