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Quite excited about the opening ceremony and game tonight.
I think the first half will be relatively low scoring while the ABs soak up the hard hits.
Second half will see the ABs superior fitness score them lots of tries. I expect the penalty count to up in the second half also as the Tongans start to get frustrated.
Left the Viaduct at 2PM, drove to Parnell for lunch. Took 40 minutes. Thankfully made it to the airport in time for flight, ensconced in quieter than usual Koru, there is a cold bottle and a large TV awaiting my arrival at home.
SBW will snap like a twig when 300 kgs of Tongan hits him a close to Warp Factor 9. Wonder which deity he will pray too when he sees them coming?
The Tongans will be competitive early on, but the game will open up in the last half hour when raw emotion isn’t enough any more. But three Samoans in the All Black backline; I reckon that’s Ted Henry’s sneaky way of firing a shot across the Tongans’ bows.
Just listening to the news on crowds in Auckland tonight. McCully clearly overlooked this elementary management detail on the very night of the grand opening. What a fuck up. What a surprise.
I mean, trains at a standstill, ferry services cancelled since people cannot yet exit the terminals due to the crowds, etc etc.
I’ve always failed to see what anyone sees in McCully…
No doubt lessons will be learned, except by Murray. He’s too important to worry about little details like that. I mean crikey. He and Key have no doubt got several helicopters at their disposal, why would he give a shit?
@reid, you display your stupidity on a regular basis, really, why do you bother, what point are you really trying to make? Shall I break this down. Its Auckland transport. Lets think for a moment. McCully owns that. Right. Try your mate Little Lenny. Auckland transport. Len. Got it?
Hey if McCully’s ultimately responsible for opening night which he is, crowd control/capacity planning should have been one agenda item on at least one planning session and properly thought through and if it wasn’t ever on the agenda he should have noticed.
Clearly, it wasn’t.
If a US Navy Captain grounds their ship, they lose their command. The reasoning being that even if the CO was asleep, he wasn’t running a tight ship.
Same thing here.
Like I said earlier, no doubt lessons are already being learned and things will change rapidly but it’s elementary planning. Isn’t it?
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for the Rugby World Cup. 2010 was a busy year, as I maintained a HECTIC TRAVEL SCHEDULE, completed an overhaul of high performance sport and prepared for the Rugby World Cup.
Should have stayed at home to deal with the world cup
Minister of Transport? Who is responsible for Auckland transport? But then I dont doubt you could have waved your magic wand (no, not that one a real magic wand) and made it all happen.
Aucklands love affair with the car continues. Labour had 9 years to unfuck Auckland transport, and did nothing. The vast majority of people I saw tonight seemed absolutely fine with delays and huge crowds, and didnt seem for a second to think it represented an opportunity to take a swipe at National.
Epic fail reid and griff. But do keep trying, its fun to watch