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My God they are relentless….

Relentlessly ignorant/arrogant aren’t they.


I mean really, where does David O’Kane get off in that section of the ODT commonly known as Grumpy Kiwi central, moaning about the stadium turf.

It’s that line “If Not, Why Not”. The bloody smug arrogance of it. It smacks of that famous Dunedin anti-stadium affliction, “I know all the answers and the CST hasn’t thought of anything”.

It screams of, “I bet the CST hasn’t even considered this” mentality, and it’s bloody boring people. We’ve all heard it before with countless ‘the public knows best’ comments. However I would have thought this sort of stuff would have died down by now. Argh!

I did like the response from the CST though, essentially it was “yawn, yes we have tested this, and we did consider putting down scrum after scrum, and yawn, yes we did test placebo strips of grass…”

Once again the man in the street knows best eh.


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And there I was thinking that the ODT had given the incessant moaning from the great Kiwi knocking machine a rest. But alas hidden away was yet another little gem by disgruntled of Dunedin. Continue reading

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First we'er too fat, now we're too thin

They did’t disappoint! Today I got to open the letters page to 4 dissaffected souls deploring the development of the stadium.

Dear old Syd Adie (of the strangely named Ratepayers and Hoiseholders Association) came to the startling conclusion that there will be only 3450 people average attendane at events at the stadium. This is of course based on some shonky assumptions about public participation numbers. Putting aside the 7s tournament the kind folk of Wgtn are notoriously poor attendees at sporting events.

G Livingston moaned about the money spent on feasibility studies for the stadium, while there were moans about buying the land.

My god you people are boring

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This takes the cake

I hope you will excuse the pun, but the latest in the continuing saga of ‘a letter a day to the ODT’, we are told that we shouldn’t build a new stadium because there is a virtual (what not real?) obesity epidemic, thus to watch sport instead of playing it is a ‘folly’.

Excuse me while I burn a few calories laughing myself silly. My god people are ontoloerably stupid or what. With all due respect to G R MacDonald there is overwhelming evidence that watching quality sports encourages participation. It was going to QEII stadium with my dad in the mid 70s to watch quality football which gave me the inspiration to take up the game (which has now lasted 35 years).

I’ve been more than tollerant of the ODT publishing all manner of rubbish over the stadium, but this is simply taking the piss. Either the ODT is being exceedingly generous with it’s column space for these folk, or they are playing an astute game of ‘give them enough rope’.

Mind numbingly stupid. What next Noro virus or rising sea levels?

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