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Member since 23 Nov 2009
Member from Stratford
See, we're not so one-eyed - we'll sign the talent when it's on offer where-ever it's from; even Canterbury - maybe you guys shoulda kept him though if you wanted to win eh??!
Member since 13 Aug 2007
Member from Kapiti
Oooooohhhhh, arandar, I'm not sure I can give too much credit to the coach, after what he did to some of our very finest at the end of last year. After all, he isn't the one who plays the game...........hehe..........BUT I've gotta admit, he seems to have a heck of a good eye for young talent, and knows how to pick them. My loyalty to Conrad may even see me make the trip to Welly to see their game against the Chiefs live, first of the season. Good game last night
Agreed Wekanz. Conrad Smith is becoming an excellent captain. Talk about leading from the front - he's tough and clever. I really like him. Haven't met him though my man has and said he's a really good bloke. His father's a local round here I understand - so Conrad's a Naki boy.One who hasn't grown one of those horrendous hillbilly Naki beards praise be.What the heck is that about anyway? I don't get it. If I were their mum or significant other I'd be taking to them with the scissors or the round-up or a flame-thrower - whatever it took. And if I were in an opposing team I'd be tackling them by the beard f'sure.
Haha, yes, I knew Conrad was a Naki boy originally, and I agree with you about the beards........specially Jason Eaton's caveman look. Not sure what it's all about. I've been watching Conrad with great admiration since he only played for Wellington. Yes, he is a great leader, tho I understand he was a bit reluctant about the Canes captaincy till he actually got into it, and it suits him to a T, imho. I'm not at all surprised to hear he's a really good bloke, personally.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
You will have to admit tho' wekanz that the 'hammer' did a good job sorting out all the dead wood in the 'canes team. Would have liked to have seen the match, forgot about it this afternoon. We don't mind letting another good team win now and then - so long as it isn't an Auckland one.
Member since 31 Jan 2007
Member from Mosgiel
Had a great night last night with our pot luck Geeup strolling group. A great range of food ,great discussions and much frivolity enjoyed by all . The posts I had looked out earlier for their perusual was the highlight of the evening. I have been given great ideas some I can use others a no no. What really came out of it was that it has been suggested that our group go to Christchurch leaving at 6am one morning preferably a Sunday liase with the Dr. and and take our megaphone ( as we cannot afford the latest Microphone etc) and go as an advance party to inform the residents that the Pied Piper is on his way and his thousands of followers would have buckets for donations to the Cathederal and Sports complex and to make sure they gave till it hurt. We would advise the media but would make sure that The Pied Piper and his followers received all the publicity .
Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Shirley
Good grief Benny - can you not allow others their point of view? Must we all agree with you?
On no account hold your breath while waiting.
Although..on second thought...
Member since 04 Oct 2007
Member from Te Awamutu
Sometimes second thoughts are best thoughts BD
We were just offering some help as people would be ready with their donations for the Cathedral and Sports centre when he came along., but on second thoughts seeing you don't need help we shall stay at home and go walkies with our Geeup strollers and finish up with a pot luck afternoon tea. Thanks for telling us you don't need our services.
Member since 28 Jul 2010
Member from Auckland
Good Grief Belladona
No, we don't always have to agree with Benny...But he is allowed his point of view, as with any others on this thread.
Member since 24 Jun 2006
Member from Otaki
Nice one Melsy Also good on you Emme for putting things in perspective and Dutchy too, guess we are the silent minority
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
Benny is jealous of Dr .Ls popularity on the threads me thinks.A bit of a tall poppy syndrome.
For those of you who may not be familiar with this saying, Wikipedia describes the tall poppy syndrome as: “a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers”.
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