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14 hours ago, invergowrie arab said:

It's terrifying 

 

There was a time it was quite cool around the 90s. Then rugby went pro and everyone took themselves all seriously and it now does indeed look fucking ridiculous. It's like a west end stage show 

That particular one is terrifying as in it just looks like a bunch of old jaked white guys in Sinatras at 8pm.

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13 minutes ago, Mr. Alli said:

That particular one is terrifying as in it just looks like a bunch of old jaked white guys in Sinatras at 8pm.

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47 minutes ago, scottsdad said:

The only response to the Haka for any team playing New Zealand that is appropriate is to break out the streamers and poles and do a bit of Morris dancing. It'll instil the same level of fear.

Morris Dancers scared me far more when I first encountered them, though I was quite young TBF.

I'll bet the Haka was probably more intimidating if you were about to enter a battle with the Maori, rather than a poxy sporting contest. Still doesn't beat Genghis Khan marching out a troop of his own men and forcing them to hack their own heads off to escape his wrath on their families  :blink:

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1 hour ago, 19QOS19 said:


Do they actually have to watch it? Would be some laugh if the opposition turned their backs to it.


On anthems, my UO is get them to f**k. Particularly at major tournaments. Even if you have to do it on your first game and the Final. But I'd bin them completely.

Incorrect.

Ban all national anthems that aren't the Soviet Union/Russia; Italy and France. 

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8 minutes ago, BFTD said:

Morris Dancers scared me far more when I first encountered them, though I was quite young TBF.

I'll bet the Haka was probably more intimidating if you were about to enter a battle with the Maori, rather than a poxy sporting contest. Still doesn't beat Genghis Khan marching out a troop of his own men and forcing them to hack their own heads off to escape his wrath on their families  :blink:

The only battles that the Maori ever faced saw them lose 40% of their side killed outright. Because the other side had already developed rifles and cannons instead of a dance.

A ridiculously overrated martial society in the grand scheme of things. 

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3 hours ago, virginton said:

Nothing sums up the ridiculous nature of egg-chasing more than their gormless fans 'going quiet' to let the opposition team do their stupid dance. Instead of piling on abuse and ridicule.

This is true but the fact you have to be silent whilst a professional kicks a ball at an enormous target is also mad, especially when you consider the noise footballers have as well as someone trying to save it and even more mental when you consider darts players have a massive f**k off party going on behind them and still manage to hit a much smaller target.

Tldr; Rugby is not a good sport.

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Incorrect.
Ban all national anthems that aren't the Soviet Union/Russia; Italy and France. 


Aye France and Italy are fantastic tbf. I don't get the love-in for Russia's, mind you.
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38 minutes ago, virginton said:

The only battles that the Maori ever faced saw them lose 40% of their side killed outright. Because the other side had already developed rifles and cannons instead of a dance.

A ridiculously overrated martial society in the grand scheme of things. 

If you ever feel like explaining this theory to a living, breathing Maori please put me down for a couple of tickets.

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I think the Haka is ridiculous. I don’t see why they get to do it on top of their national anthem as well. Why do New Zealand get preferential treatment and why do the opposition need to sit and watch it? Did England players not get fined for stepping over the half way line when NZ were doing it at the World Cup 2019?

They should allow, or even force, every team to do a traditional dance from their country pre-match.

It would be great to see the Scotland team respond to the Haka with a rendition of the Gay Gordons.
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Morris Dancers scared me far more when I first encountered them, though I was quite young TBF.
I'll bet the Haka was probably more intimidating if you were about to enter a battle with the Maori, rather than a poxy sporting contest. Still doesn't beat Genghis Khan marching out a troop of his own men and forcing them to hack their own heads off to escape his wrath on their families  :blink:
Morris Dancers absolutely should scare the young human. Thankfully these days with computer technology, nothing is ever really deleted so they will all be got eventually.
Are Korea a rugby nation? Would tune in to see their team do Gangham Style
Basically a haka as I understand it no?
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The Italian national anthem is not all that. I think it got a lot of good press at the Euros for obvious reasons but the intro is too long and it’s  bit too flouncy.

Close the thread. We have a winner.
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It seems to be an issue with folk on P&B, but I see no reason why you should let someone in front of you in a queue because they only have one thing.

If you didn't want to wait, maybe you should have got to the checkout quicker, cunto.

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13 minutes ago, Mark Connolly said:

It seems to be an issue with folk on P&B, but I see no reason why you should let someone in front of you in a queue because they only have one thing.

If you didn't want to wait, maybe you should have got to the checkout quicker, cunto.

If there is a wee wummin with a couple of cans of cat food or a jakey ned with his daily 2L boatil of White Lightning, I'll normally let them zip through while I'm loading my stuff onto the belt.

Nice to be nice, n'all that..................

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It seems to be an issue with folk on P&B, but I see no reason why you should let someone in front of you in a queue because they only have one thing.
If you didn't want to wait, maybe you should have got to the checkout quicker, cunto.

Nah, it's total dickhead behaviour not to let someone ahead if you have lots and they have one thing.
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1 hour ago, Melanius Mullarkay said:

The Italian national anthem is not all that. I think it got a lot of good press at the Euros for obvious reasons but the intro is too long and it’s  bit too flouncy.

Are you not familiar with Italy?

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