Yo Wales have a new supporter

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Jethro, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Jethro

    Jethro Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    No prizes for guessing which journalist, who hasn't had sex since the ABs last won a world cup, wrote this dribble. Though kudos for mentioning my man Zac B)
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  3. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    Ahh, Chris Rattue. My favourite joke of a journalist. This is from the same man who made the claim "O'Gara has more class then Carter". Besides this idiot, I am getting a continuing feelling that the rest of the world dislikes the All Blacks, can people either confirm or deny this from other countries?

    I for one respect hard team to beat, more then I dislike them. The Springboks all ways get alot of admiration from people of New Zealand, and same with Australia (though alot of rivalry all the same) and NH teams, especially the Lions, so I can't see why there seems so much distain from fans from other countries. I mean I look on Youtube, and someone has compiled a list of every mistake all blacks made this year...a South African none the less. I mean there is winning graciously, and then there is rubbing it in faces. Do many New Zealanders give off this sort of "In your face attitude" cause i don't really under stand it coming from other countries.
  4. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    I think it's more that the All Blacks have a reputation for being the best rugby team in the world (to most non-rugby followers, at least, and a fair few fans of the sport), so people expect them to be like supermen, then when they're not, feel the need to point it out/ridicule it for some reason.
    Then again, people on youtube, for the most part, aren't exactly...how to put this nicely...smart? Just read the comments on just about any video, they all end up in a "yo mama" style insult throwing, or just general "my country is better than your country" argument
  5. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Olyy @ Oct 21 2009, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Good call.
  6. Juan VdS

    Juan VdS Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Nickdnz @ Oct 21 2009, 07:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Good call.

    Absolutely true. The All Blacks have always been a step ahead of most teams, but that doesn't make them unbeatable, or monsters that come from another planet. Then everybody expects Carter to kick guided missiles all over the pitch, McCaw to steal the ball and run past the defences like a wing, Sivivatu to swoosh past 10 defenders every time he gets his hand on a ball, Donald to... ehm okay. :D

    And when they don't win every game by 40 points, they start the whole bitching campaign, making everybody in NZ look bad. I assume these people have never played Rugby before.

    What sickens me the most is when people with nil knowledge of the game criticise other teams. After the RWC07 people in Argentina were saying things like: "The All Blacks are s**t", "Argentina owns them all", etc. And when 2008 kicked off, and we saw Los Pumas getting sistematically beaten by many teams during the Loffreda-Phelan transition... they said that "They only play for money", "They're chokers", etc. Then again, people here are football fans and can't understand the nature of a sport that is light years ahead of theirs.

  7. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Nah, people dislike the AB's because:

    1 They are the most arrogant team on the planet. They are usually also the best team of the planet so it's understandable, but still it's no excuse. Thus everybody is happy when they loose, especially if it's caused partially by dubious reffing, as they usually get the rub of the green reffing wise...

    2 Their fans are the most one-eyed, ignorant bigoted and sour-graped of the planet, although the Saffers are proving to be a match lately. Thus everybody likes to rub it in their face when they choke, eg world cup time.

    Voila !


  8. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    It comes with the territory.

    and it's not only the ABs.... look at how everyone hates Auckland, hates Randwick, hates Man Utd, hates Chelsea, hates the Yankees, hates the Lakers, etc..
  9. shtove

    shtove Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Juggernaut @ Oct 22 2009, 09:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Ireland ... soon. Seriously.
  10. KZNSharksFan

    KZNSharksFan Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Oct 22 2009, 03:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    God its tough being at the top B)
  11. Jethro

    Jethro Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (KZNSharksFan @ Oct 22 2009, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    God its tough being at the top B)

    You wont have to worry about it much longer :lol:
  12. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jethro @ Oct 22 2009, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    God its tough being at the top B)

    You wont have to worry about it much longer :lol:
    NZ fans are the most one eyed, ignorent bigoted and sour-graped of the planet eh. That statment is rather ironic considering you are just making a "one-eyed, ignorant bigoted and sour-graped" statment, that shows you have followed all the criteria of being a AB fan. The fact that the generalisation you just made didn't include the words "most" or "some" just shows how bad you are. Can I ask how NZ is arogant? I mean we have pride in our team, and like any supporters we often expect our team to win, but it's not like we (being most NZ fans) are superior team to others just because our team is the AB's. I think when we have a good team, we do expect them to win, but teams like our current team, we don't expect too much of them at all. This is of course a generalisation of the kiwis I know, but still, I think it is a pretty fair generalisation. I havn't seen many NZ's rub Tri Nations/Bledisloe/Lion's Series in peoples faces, I just wonder why it seems that every time fans from other countries rubbish the AB's it seems kinda pathetic. btw, I love how you say NZ get unfair referee decisions, it really goes down to "your mama" argument again. There are sure some arogant AB fans, but I can't see how it is different in any other country.
  13. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    Nah, I can't say any country is worse than any other. It all depends on the situation. As for people liking to see the All Blacks lose, its only natural for most neutrals to cheer tyhe underdog and it is as likely for the winner come off as gloating although I have seen blogs that make me cringe as a South African this year. The ease with which to get your opinions read worldwide makes for idiotic opinions being rife and one should always ignore the drivel IMO. Very easy to get dragged down, though.

    That article shouldn't get published in any publication at all concerned about credibility. On-line should be no exception.
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