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    "If Fawlty Towers is now being removed by the BBC then humour is dead. The puritans are winning because the establishment is weak and has no self confidence."


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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    Nah, sounds like another whinging pom. Complaining about the haka, then complained about when the abs did it in the changing rooms, then complained about the tackle that broke wotshisfaces shoulder.

    The haka has been around longer than that reporter and Id say will be there alot longer after him. Nothing to see here.
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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    Its about time thugby was seen for what it really is.

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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    Sorry Rob, but your are wrong.

    The AB's are arrogant if they think they can perform the haka with having it challenged.

    I just so wish that an opposing team would bare their buttocks at the AB's.

    Screw the AB's and all this "so called" Maori culture.
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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Sorry Rob, but your are wrong
    It's an opinion.

    His.

    Ergo, it can't be 'wrong'.

    Here's another for you to say is wrong.

    Back when the AB's were "invincible", the haka had it's place and they had the game won before the kickoff whistle.

    Now, things are different, and as no team in the world fears them, with the possible exception of Japan and Botswana, the haka does look arrogant and is an anachronism.

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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    Im not wrong at all. The haka is meant to be challenged, its an invitation to challenge.
    Alot of teams have their own version, its just they are not up their with the abs, the aussies have their sheep dancing song, alot of the island nations have their own, PNG have their own....
    ....and most sporting teams are arrogant, I mean it would be boring if they weren't.
    By the same token does everyone have to stop the advertising media which has been far more creative in terms of giving stick to a team?
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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    Sorry for saying Rob was wrong. That was not quite what I meant

    For years, I have considered the haka to be an arrogant display.

    I was just so glad to see that someone else has said so in print.
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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    Im not fussed, think i know what you meant, I only get upset when someone drinks the last beer out of the fridge and doesnt say anything lol
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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    The point now though is that the HAKA has been performed for so long now that it has been elevated from Culture to Tradition.

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    Default Re: Haka - arrogance??

    The Haka is a call to war, its a acronistic and archaic form of challenge that has no place in modern society.

    I think thugby itself should be banned but that opinion is by far in the minority.

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