Oh what a feeling ! (perhaps Toyota have trade-marked that, never mind)….. Lovely to know that somebody makes the effort to trek on over to TA every day to read the musings of the post-moral majority. I thought I’d better post something to assuage Mork and those readers of his/her (I’ve made the gender mistake before) ilk, tired of undiluted Shiel (goodness me, nearly made a typo there), one more of my little gems for all to disregard.
More than the posts themselves, I have enjoyed reading the comments to Chris’s posts. You must admit that he has a way of encouraging comment, I can’t think of any other posts to TA that have generated as many comments as ‘Moore Please, Masked Etc. and Elites’. I thought that was what blogging (at least what TA) was all about, putting you opinion out there for all to argue with. And I believe that TA has played an important part in establishing a site where people of all kinds can voice their opinions.
Because most commenters have played the game so well, I miss the opportunity to ridicule and satirise as often as I did when Ken first started. Even Dave is starting to make sense ! When one is ‘tired and emotional’ it’s sometimes best just to read and stay quiet until one is
sober feeling better, isn’t that so Mork ?
I don’t have much to say about the RWC, most of the stuff in the media is unadulterated crap, hype to fill the tabloid columns. For instance, a headline in today’s NT News;
Pom fans spark kinky sex boom.
Australian brothels are stocking up on whips and chains for the World Cup in anticipation of a boom in business generated by posh English fans.
Sam and Ken get a mention ” you get your beer-drinking yobbos, but at the higher end of the scale rugby union has a clientele that you just don’t get with rugby league – the judges, lawyers and big decision makers who are into all this.” It’s obviously rubbish because the article forgets to mention university academics and other members of the ‘elites’.
Another thing that really pisses me off is the assumption of the team as ‘ours’, as though your average punter had anything to do with the effort and commitment that goes into the making of an elite team. All right, I guess it’s OK for a community like Penrith to soak up the jubilation as a result of the Panthers victory on the weekend, but supporters are just that, supporters.
No one other than the individuals in the team and those close to them have the right to use the words ‘we’ and ‘our’. It’s an Australian team and supporters, while they may get to bask in the glow of victory or the shadows of defeat, shouldn’t expect to identify any closer than that. Supporters don’t train til they vomit, put their very life in harms way and deny themselves the very necessities of life (nooky), in order to win.
As much as Chris proposes line-ups for the Wallaby backline, he along with everyone other than the team and coaching staff is completely in the dark because, as Ken puts it, we haven’t seen the team play a serious game for months now. So why don’t we all just take a breather, sit back and wait for the game on Friday.