- Apr 10, 2009
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- Club or Nation
You see, I just can't begrudge players for behaving that way... I actually agree with you that he's a dick, but in terms of using the League thing to get more money I don't really have a problem with it. I've been around long enough to see clubs really screw otherwise loyal and reliable players, just so they could make room for some freak or money spinner. So I actually think that sports organisations as a whole have bred this attitude and if they want to get upset at someone then they have only to look into a mirror. The ARU is far from blameless here - just look at the number of talented people that were never given a shot so they could fork out millions for a dud like Sailor. You're only going to be playing for a very short stint in terms of your whole life, so if you don't have a good career waiting for you at the end, you better make your time at the top level worth it.
I hate to say it, but it's another game in of itself and you have to play it for your own good.
Just read this post, and fair point.
Funny how lots kiwis are going postal/petty on this thread because of one loss...I've known you a more civil poster Cooky...
Makes you happy the AB don't lose often aye...
In fairness, I think it was actually pretty good up until the last few posts. I don't think this is especially a kiwi thing. Regardless, I think most people will admit Australia were the better team, and I've yet heard "the refs were bias", "it's a conspiracy", "Pocock's a cheat" or "australia are sh*t, shouldn't have won", that could be found during the Tri Nations. More people are annoyed by their own teams performances than anything else. Sweeping generalisations are beneath you Charles.
As it is, it sucks our winning streak has been ended, but it's hardly the big decline in our chances for the RWC. We had a somewhat mixed performance from the All Blacks, against an Australian side that looked lethal, and both showed plenty of room for imporvement. One loss is good, it can give reason for the All Blacks to not be over confident going into the Tri Nations and World Cup next year, and you always learn more from a loss than a victory. Let's hope we get a grand slam, and that the loss against Australia is experienced now, than during the RWC.