Tagged: History

Stevie G... The best premiership player never to have won a League title? 0

The Real Reds

If you do not like sport, please avert your eyes… In The Rugby Blanket I wrote about the ending of a ‘quarter of a century’ long curse. But that’s not exactly right. It was...

7. Jamaica 0

All-Time Top 10: National Flags

So which came first the chicken or the egg? Surely it was the egg because you can’t get those cute little fluffy baby chicks without first hatching them from eggs. Oh hang on, who...

Break out the Cow Shorts, the Big Day Out is in town! 0

The Big Day Out Returns…Again

In January 1994 I embarked on an outing with a group of friends. I don’t think any of us knew what we were in for on that day. We knew we were going to...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) 0

Asimbonanga

I’ve never felt that growing up in New Zealand distanced me from affairs of an international nature. When the Apartheid-era was near an end and Nelson  Mandela still imprisoned, the political system in South...

Will it be a happy 100th for Dan? 0

K.D. Muir’s Sports Quiz

So what did we learn from this sporting week? Kiwis still can’t play soccer – There might be as many Kiwi kids playing soccer as rugby but there is no clear path to a...

R.I.P. Fats (Samoan International 1988-1996 / 34 Caps) 1

Farewell Fats

The Autumn Internationals are well and truly underway which means we will soon be treated to a month of rugby before the All Blacks take a well-earned break over the summer. This time also...

Karate Kid (1984) - They had a bone to pick with Johnny. 2

Happy Celtic New Year!!!

I used to think Halloween was an American holiday. And who could blame me.  If movies and television were to be believed in my youth, then it was a festivity taken very seriously in...

My computer is haunted! 1

The Ghost in the Machine

I once dissed Neil Gaiman, a hero of mine, for talking about his hardware on his blog. From memory he left a Macbook Air on the plane. It’s a tragic tale of woe indeed....

U2 - Only two US number one singles. 0

Knocking The Bastard Off

We did it! We knocked the bastard off! Not me. Not you. But ‘We’. Not ‘We’ the royal We but ‘We’ the unified national take any credit where we can get it We. What...

ETNZ - Will this be the biggest sporting choke ever? 1

All-Time Top 10: Sporting Chokes

See what I did there. I published this before I have to add possibly the biggest sporting choke of all time to the number one position. The event in question is due to occur...