Uriah Heap

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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Is Gisborne dead?   
    Seriously Crusty you are in a rut. I'm surprised your wife has stayed around and hope the poor woman has a job to go to, so she doesn't have to sit around and listen to you all day.
    If your both keen on Poverty Bay then do the old girl a favour and get over there. The sunshine might brighten your disposition. Fresh fruit, nice wines, walks on the beach, sea air and the sun. What more could you want.
    However Motelier might not be the go. Unless you are looking to name it "Grumpy Old Bastards Retreat" - with a "Visitors Not Really Welcome" sign hanging out front.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Is Gisborne dead?   
    Seriously Crusty you are in a rut. I'm surprised your wife has stayed around and hope the poor woman has a job to go to, so she doesn't have to sit around and listen to you all day.
    If your both keen on Poverty Bay then do the old girl a favour and get over there. The sunshine might brighten your disposition. Fresh fruit, nice wines, walks on the beach, sea air and the sun. What more could you want.
    However Motelier might not be the go. Unless you are looking to name it "Grumpy Old Bastards Retreat" - with a "Visitors Not Really Welcome" sign hanging out front.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from bloke in .~Creed~.   
    He's a solid lad that Finnian, He's going to go far. He would not agree that he's being manipulated for propaganda purposes.
    Finnian and Opo come at the question of Maori language from diametrically terms.
    So do we want to believe an intelligent, articulate, forward thinking, Year 11 pupil from Kapiti College, or a bitter, old, chronic, RaceCafe poster, hell bent on promoting an end to Maori culture.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from bloke in .~Creed~.   
    He's a solid lad that Finnian, He's going to go far. He would not agree that he's being manipulated for propaganda purposes.
    Finnian and Opo come at the question of Maori language from diametrically terms.
    So do we want to believe an intelligent, articulate, forward thinking, Year 11 pupil from Kapiti College, or a bitter, old, chronic, RaceCafe poster, hell bent on promoting an end to Maori culture.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from gary1 in Immigration & other issues   
    I have no problem at all with Indians immigrating to NZ. Hard working, like their cricket, generally easy going and more than happy to continue that great NZ institution - The NZ corner Dairy. I think they are an excellent fit, unlike some other ethnicities, who to my mind struggle with the NZ way of living and aren't such a good fit.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from aquaman in Prosecuting Sonny Tau   
    Should be pointed out that plenty of Maori have spoken out against Sonny Tau's actions.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ashoka in Hand out wanted.   
    Good on ya Ashoka.
    A study of Crusty is probably worth a Thread of it's own.
    I have no real problem with Crusty or his postings.
    There's plenty of Crusty's in small town NZ. 
    They may be blunt and somewhat negative, but they are part of the fabric that makes up NZ.
    A bit like a Maori powhiri at every event, eh Opo?
     
    As always I'll do my best to remain - Very heavy, very humble.
     
    Uriah
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from billiesweet in Rent-a-powhiri hijacks NZ colonial culture   
    This article sounds like the ramblings of some 90 year old flat capped Pom with a broad Yorkshire accent.
    Prospective migrants to NZ need to do their homework. If they don't like our culture, they should choose another country.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in Psssst J.K.   
    The way in which Kirwin should be judged is, "How many players have improved under his guidance."
    I'd pick the answer would be "Not many."
    Certainly not nearly as many as players under Rennie or Joseph.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Psssst J.K.   
    Now it's Tana.
    He'll go alright.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Jerry Collins   
    Jerry Collins death over in France is a very sad end to an interesting life.
    He was one hard man - but quite a giving character.
    He'll be missed.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Hookers have fielday   
    Do they heard them into a pen, then auction them off?
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Hookers have fielday   
    Do they heard them into a pen, then auction them off?
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in England Tour   
    The boys got the job done at Headingly. A solid effort.
    This is a golden era for cricket in NZ. That rare occasion where the stars align and we get many very good players in the team at the same time. Previous time this occurred was the 80's.
    And what a great brand of cricket they play. Hardly a dull moment.
    I'm lovin it!
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in England Tour   
    The boys got the job done at Headingly. A solid effort.
    This is a golden era for cricket in NZ. That rare occasion where the stars align and we get many very good players in the team at the same time. Previous time this occurred was the 80's.
    And what a great brand of cricket they play. Hardly a dull moment.
    I'm lovin it!
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in England Tour   
    Well, I headed for bed reasonably happy with our four early wickets, although a little unsettled that a born and bred Kiwi was leading the fightback against us. 
    Awoke this morn to the news that we had let it slip. We'd need to get those last three wkts quickly, in order to hop back in the drivers seat.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in New TMO Powers   
    I knew I'd posted about this in the past and scrolled through to locate the thread.
    Nothing has changed in two years and if anything it has got worse.
     
    I was at the Canes v Chiefs game on Saturday and every time a try is scored I find myself looking to the Ref to see if he is going to review. I hate it that I cannot immediately celebrate the try.
    Worse still these decisions are going to the TMO and he's getting them wrong.
    To my mind the grounding by Nonu was marginal, the forward pass was marginal and the final ruck was a penalty to Chiefs. All should have been tries, unless the Ref immediately ruled otherwise. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in Psssst J.K.   
    I seriously can't believe that John Kirwin is to be reappointed as Head Coach of the Blues.
    Whatever he's said to convince the selection panel wouldn't they merely reply, "Why haven't you done this over the past three years John?"
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in R.I.P. GRACE LEE WHITNEY.   
    Jesus Crusty, you're starting to get me down with your mention of all these people passing away.
    Is there anyone left alive?
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in ANZAC DAY...over it.   
    At the risk of being picky, that would be the "Patriarch" Crusty.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in ANZAC DAY...over it.   
    At the risk of being picky, that would be the "Patriarch" Crusty.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in NZ to lose Cricket World Cup semi final   
    Great theatre last night and in the 1/4 final in Wgton. U couldn't ask for more really.
    The rain probably helped us but Torch makes some good points. 
    Not the first time that the Yappies have had fortune go against them in Cricket World Cup. It's becoming a bit of a theme.
    We certainly want India to win the Semi against Aus. The Aussie crowd will fall in behind us, cause they don't like Kohli after the recent Test series. 
    NZ v India in the Final - there may even be a case for moving it back to The CakeTin in Wellington.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Huey in Psssst J.K.   
    I posted at the time of his appointment that I did not think Kirwin was the man for the job at the Blues. His record with Italy and Japan was not that good. 
    Having said that, I'd then ask "Who could successfully Coach the Blues". The whole set up appears a basket case and a poisoned chalice for any Coach.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Gruff in DRIVERS   
    I read in the Dom Post yesterday about three separate Chinese drivers and an Indian (overseas visitors) who had been pulled up for bad driving. One chap thought he could pass wherever there were no yellow lines, including blind corners. He also got up to 134 kph and did not realise that you had to pull over for cop cars with flashing lights - so he didn't.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from bloke in Mark Lundy   
    Very sharp of you bwd.
    You'll note the deliberate change of spelling of the word Heep (Heap). As in "He speaks a HEAP of shit most of the time".