Uriah Heap

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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from bblunt in Black Caps   
    The first part of the solution would be to have the same Test and 50,over team.
    So you might have Guptill, Rutherford, Williamson, Taylor, McCullum, Anderson, Watling, Vetori, Bracewell, Wagner and Boult.
    Add Ryder, The big hitting bowler and Munro and that's your 14 for the entire year. Tests and 50 overs.
    People might disagree on the names, but you get the idea.
     
     
    20-20 can just be a bunch of no-name sloggers, allowing the above 14 to rest up for the serious stuff.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in What Would 1 New Concept Would Entice You To A Race Meeting?   
    You're on the right track here Eljay. While I appreciate what Nek Minute is saying, the fact is the leisure activities that take up many hours are currently struggling to hold their numbers. That's golf, cricket, bowls, horse racing, etc. It's all fast action, for little effort, that people are after in these modern times. There's no point complaining that it's such a rush for workers. You swim with the tide, or you sink into obscurity.
     
    In regard to facilities I'd pump the money into Ellerslie (especially), Te Rapa, Wellington (maybe) and Riccaton, to have these as top class venues. I'd close a dozen tracks, maintain Hastings, Awapuni, New Plymouth, Tauranga, etc as they are and have the rest as "midweek no crowd - only for TAB" venues apart from two or three, highly promoted big family days.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in What Would 1 New Concept Would Entice You To A Race Meeting?   
    You're on the right track here Eljay. While I appreciate what Nek Minute is saying, the fact is the leisure activities that take up many hours are currently struggling to hold their numbers. That's golf, cricket, bowls, horse racing, etc. It's all fast action, for little effort, that people are after in these modern times. There's no point complaining that it's such a rush for workers. You swim with the tide, or you sink into obscurity.
     
    In regard to facilities I'd pump the money into Ellerslie (especially), Te Rapa, Wellington (maybe) and Riccaton, to have these as top class venues. I'd close a dozen tracks, maintain Hastings, Awapuni, New Plymouth, Tauranga, etc as they are and have the rest as "midweek no crowd - only for TAB" venues apart from two or three, highly promoted big family days.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from bblunt in Black Caps   
    The first part of the solution would be to have the same Test and 50,over team.
    So you might have Guptill, Rutherford, Williamson, Taylor, McCullum, Anderson, Watling, Vetori, Bracewell, Wagner and Boult.
    Add Ryder, The big hitting bowler and Munro and that's your 14 for the entire year. Tests and 50 overs.
    People might disagree on the names, but you get the idea.
     
     
    20-20 can just be a bunch of no-name sloggers, allowing the above 14 to rest up for the serious stuff.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from hedley in _.N-Z's Got~TALENT._   
    This and similar programmes are highly addictive.
    You watch the first one and then you feel compelled to watch every episode through until the finish, often at the expense of far superior programmes on other channels.
    Soon the whole family are watching. Sitting like zombies, with dinner is going uneaten and dishes not washed.
    Then you start posting on line encouraging others to join you in your nasty little habit.
     
    The only way to break the cycle is to commence therapy and swear off all Reality TV, 100%.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from DC9 in White, Racist, Guilty   
    I asked my College age NZ Euro son about this.
    He said he'd never been teased for being white, either by Maori/Islander mates or those he did not know.
    He said he felt no guilt about the past and had never even considered what happened in the past, but he was a bit frustrated that he could not hip hop as good as his Maori mates.
    He thought the questions might have been answered by "Year 13, nerdy, swats". 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from DC9 in White, Racist, Guilty   
    I asked my College age NZ Euro son about this.
    He said he'd never been teased for being white, either by Maori/Islander mates or those he did not know.
    He said he felt no guilt about the past and had never even considered what happened in the past, but he was a bit frustrated that he could not hip hop as good as his Maori mates.
    He thought the questions might have been answered by "Year 13, nerdy, swats". 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from hedley in the Jags rambling memories ...   
    Not at all keen on The Sweet, but loved Slade.
    Saw them live at the Music Machine somewhere in Inner Nth London (maybe Camberwell) in 1980.
    Me the girlfriend and a mate.Three Kiwi's in a crowd of drunken bover boys. Not many girls.
     
    They came on at midnight and the place heaved.
    One of the best concerts I ever attended.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from TBHunter in DYNAMO:Magician~Impossible   
    i saw this guy walk on water the other day. in the thames or some such dirty old english river.
    i noticed he was struggling to maintain his balance and thought to myself "is it that difficult to walk on water?".
    the the police turned up in a boat and took him off. i'm not sure if they were arresting him.
    maybe it's illegal to walk on water in england.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from hedley in NEW ZEALAND RACING RETRO   
    If everyone accepted that the NZ Racing Retro was merely about providing a review of the Saturday racing plus trainers/jockeys thoughts then it might fly again. The problem was that many wanted it to be a forum for analysing the issues within NZ racing. As a result it was viewed as being "soft", as toeing the company line, as having drab panellists who would not ask the hard questions. It was compared unfavourably to Aus Racing Retro in most respects.
     
    I'd love to see it again along the lines suggested by Aknowler, because I'm often tied up on Sat arvo and don't get to hear those trainers comments following races. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from hedley in NEW ZEALAND RACING RETRO   
    If everyone accepted that the NZ Racing Retro was merely about providing a review of the Saturday racing plus trainers/jockeys thoughts then it might fly again. The problem was that many wanted it to be a forum for analysing the issues within NZ racing. As a result it was viewed as being "soft", as toeing the company line, as having drab panellists who would not ask the hard questions. It was compared unfavourably to Aus Racing Retro in most respects.
     
    I'd love to see it again along the lines suggested by Aknowler, because I'm often tied up on Sat arvo and don't get to hear those trainers comments following races. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Killafornia in Sovereignty and the Treaty of Waitangi   
    Not only Maori. Straight Strike has made derogatory comments about other ethnicities that don't have white skin. 
    Straight Strike is a white supremist.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from bblunt in Waikato   
    I agree Traka. Great the Shield back in The Bay.
    I was a bit sad for Otago, having their celebration cut short, but if it had to go anywhere, Hawkes Bay is a great choice.
    That game v Counties will have a bit of meaning for a few ex Bay players, adding even further spice to the encounter.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from hedley in Don't like it up em   
    Love that little snapshot from Dad's Army in the "Today's funny" spot.
    It's a classic that show. I can tune in any time and laugh away.
    It's like putting on an old pair of warm woolly socks.
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    Uriah Heap reacted to bblunt in Fantasy Of Whanau   
    The difficulty is it's hard to know where to go in a discussion with you guys. You've clearly made up your mind that Maori are shitbags. You offer no alternative theories and no possible solutions. Just that Maori are over represented in antisocial demographics and that the reason is because they are Maori. The logical extension of that theory is that Maori are ethnically inferior. There's a long history of that type of thinking. Thankfully it's recognised as the far-rightwing minority in modern society and it doesn't get much traction.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Von Cettes in Israel Falou   
    He's played three sports at the highest level, you can't deny him that.
    Will he sign for Melbourne Victory next year and make it four sports?
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in Blues young guns should be interesting   
    At this point in the teams development it would be in the Blues best interests if Ali Williams retired at the end of the season.
    He's not a leader of men. He's a moaner. It doesn't benefit the youngsters in the team to see the Capt constantly whining to the Ref.
     
    What have the Chiefs got that the Blues need to find? Clarke, Cruden and Messam. All natural leaders.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ziggy09 in Rugby Round Up   
    Very accurate call Ziggy. You should have added "by three points, hanging on desperately until 4 minutes past the final siren"
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Killafornia in Danish politician slams Maori welcome   
    You should have let this one go through to the Keeper Opo.
    From time to time you raise some issues that are worthy of debate.
    Primarily, you question how much recompense for past wrongs do Maori deserve and how much of NZ's resources does the Treaty of Waitangi entitle Maori too? These are points worthy of ongoing debate.
     
    However to support Ms Krarup's comments undermines your credibility. It merely makes you appear to be a Eurocentric, white power extremist, with a strong distaste for Maori culture.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from THE TORCH in Brett Seymour ex Warrior in car accident   
    Living in Hull would not help a person prone to depression.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ziggy09 in Rugby Round Up   
    The Super 15 is three rounds in and already some trends are are starting to emerge.
     
    The Highlanders, at this point at least, appear to have purchased a bunch of hand me downs who are a year or two past their use by date. Having said that they will likely be a bit angry (as grumpy old men tend to get)  and like are likely to give the Canes a hurry up this coming week.
     
    Crusaders have had their usual slow start to the season, but improved plenty on Friday and should be back to the old Crusaders from here on in. Wouldn't want to lose to the Bulls though.
     
    Canes I'm not confident about this year. They've lost Jane, they've lost the element of surprise and other teams might have worked them out. I think they'll struggle this year.
     
    Chiefs look good again. No problems with a close loss to Stormers at home and they'll bounce back. Best NZ coach in the comp and best first five. Provided Cruden stays fit, they'll go close again.
     
    Auckland Blues. The chickens came home to rest at the weekend. St John made mistakes in selection, they got beaten up at home by a genuine contender and Ali Williams reverted to his normal negative self in after match speech. How I chuckled to myself. Bottom half of the table for them.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in Should Opo stop SHOUTING OUT his thread headers?   
    I always thought Opo was a latter day "Chicken Lickin", doing the rounds of many websites in order to get across his message.
    "The sky is falling, the sky is falling, look out here come those greedy Maori, the sky is falling" and so on and so on.

    Surely he's not only posting on this site, where it's read by three men and a blind dog.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GONSTA in Should Opo stop SHOUTING OUT his thread headers?   
    I always thought Opo was a latter day "Chicken Lickin", doing the rounds of many websites in order to get across his message.
    "The sky is falling, the sky is falling, look out here come those greedy Maori, the sky is falling" and so on and so on.

    Surely he's not only posting on this site, where it's read by three men and a blind dog.