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  Reply # 519801 12-Sep-2011 09:46
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gehenna: Doesn't matter your views on Rugby, that Opening Ceremony was amazing! We should all be very proud Kiwis for having our cultures shown off to the world in such great form!


 I couldn't agree more.  Forget about the transport shambles and be PROUD for what NZ has done!  Christ, why the hell as a nation, are so many people such knockers of our own accomplishments? 


Because we're former Brits, that's why Tongue out 

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  Reply # 519803 12-Sep-2011 09:47
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Wow I am so impressed with the weekends Rugby, those minnow teams have played so incredibly well.

Wales were robbed, I just can't believe it's Barnes AGAIN! At what point are they going to tell that guy to find another career?

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networkn: Wow I am so impressed with the weekends Rugby, those minnow teams have played so incredibly well.

Wales were robbed, I just can't believe it's Barnes AGAIN! At what point are they going to tell that guy to find another career?


Japan kicked buttocks for the first 62mins too!

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  Reply # 519826 12-Sep-2011 10:22
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networkn: Wow I am so impressed with the weekends Rugby, those minnow teams have played so incredibly well.

Wales were robbed, I just can't believe it's Barnes AGAIN! At what point are they going to tell that guy to find another career?


Japan kicked buttocks for the first 62mins too!


They really did. I was so pleased for the USA when they scored in the 81st minute, they really deserved it.

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networkn: Wow I am so impressed with the weekends Rugby, those minnow teams have played so incredibly well.

Wales were robbed, I just can't believe it's Barnes AGAIN! At what point are they going to tell that guy to find another career?


Why is it with all the cameras on the ground, there is only one angle viewing this kick???
Surely someone has some footage to clearly show if they were robbed or not (even though its too late to matter) 

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  Reply # 519981 12-Sep-2011 14:30
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Because we're former Brits, that's why Tongue out 


Not all of us buddy 

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CYaBro: I do feel sorry for those that got stuck on the train with no communication from a conductor or whoever, that was pretty slack. However if what the train company says is true and a lot of the problems were caused by people using the emergency buttons or letting off fire extinguishers then you can't blame them for that.


The organisers never thought, "hey what happens if someone does the above things?"  (no contingency plans?).  They had plenty of notice and time to prepare and they stuffed up, big time.

The public did as they were told and utilised public transport - Veolia GM Graham Siberry should be sacked.

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  Reply # 520015 12-Sep-2011 15:14
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CYaBro: I do feel sorry for those that got stuck on the train with no communication from a conductor or whoever, that was pretty slack. However if what the train company says is true and a lot of the problems were caused by people using the emergency buttons or letting off fire extinguishers then you can't blame them for that.


The organisers never thought, "hey what happens if someone does the above things?"  (no contingency plans?).  They had plenty of notice and time to prepare and they stuffed up, big time.

The public did as they were told and utilised public transport - Veolia GM Graham Siberry should be sacked.


Well certainly not before the end of the world cup, it would make the problem worse to remove people with an understanding of the system.

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  Reply # 520017 12-Sep-2011 15:23
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CYaBro:?I do feel sorry for those that got stuck on the train with no communication from a conductor or whoever, that was pretty slack. However if what the train company says is true and a lot of the problems were caused by people using the emergency buttons or letting off fire extinguishers then you can't blame them for that.


The organisers never thought, "hey what happens if someone does the above things?" ?(no contingency?plans?). ?They had plenty of notice and time to prepare and they stuffed up, big time.

The public did as they were told and utilised public transport - Veolia GM?Graham Siberry should be sacked.


Although the ultimate responsibility is the minister in charge of the world cup. I was disappointed he didn't even apologize. After Wellingtons game went so smoothly, albeit the stadium wasn't full(likely due to the high ticket pricing), it certainly should have have had the bulk of the games in Wellington including the opening and closing ceremonies. It is NZs second largest stadium and is probably the only city in NZ with a public transport system that actually works properly (apart form teh rail upgrade problems).
The games in the world cup don't really start to get good until the quarters. Hope we don't get knocked out again in the quarters.

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  Reply # 520085 12-Sep-2011 17:20
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Went to SA v Wales last night - good time. It's great seeing people from all over the world barrack for their team etc. but still be friendly towards one another and have a good time together, unlike soccer in Europe. The stadium in Wgtn is great for being able to fill up and empty very quickly.

Once the quarter-finals start it's really anybody's Cup, any of the top 5 or 6 could win it.

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CYaBro:?I do feel sorry for those that got stuck on the train with no communication from a conductor or whoever, that was pretty slack. However if what the train company says is true and a lot of the problems were caused by people using the emergency buttons or letting off fire extinguishers then you can't blame them for that.


The organisers never thought, "hey what happens if someone does the above things?" ?(no contingency?plans?). ?They had plenty of notice and time to prepare and they stuffed up, big time.

The public did as they were told and utilised public transport - Veolia GM?Graham Siberry should be sacked.


Although the ultimate responsibility is the minister in charge of the world cup. I was disappointed he didn't even apologize. After Wellingtons game went so smoothly, albeit the stadium wasn't full(likely due to the high ticket pricing), it certainly should have have had the bulk of the games in Wellington including the opening and closing ceremonies. It is NZs second largest stadium and is probably the only city in NZ with a public transport system that actually works properly (apart form teh rail upgrade problems).
The games in the world cup don't really start to get good until the quarters. Hope we don't get knocked out again in the quarters.



If it was only a game at Eden Park, there wouldnt have been a problem.  The 200,000 heading into the city was a major contributor.

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networkn: Is it possible to record or play a specific game with iSky? Some of these little games I'd prefer to watch in my office, but our sky is in the main room with the projector.


I doubt it Isky is fairly limited in content but maybe you could setup your PC at home to live stream the current skybox channel to your work computer or have your PC record the games for later viewing.

On a side note if anyone has a radio scanner take it along to the game with you, as you can listen to the refs and game commentary. The devices "Sports ears" are only meant to pick up the transmissions, but a normal scanner works fine and also an FM radio that cover 70 - 80mhz.

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  Reply # 520236 12-Sep-2011 22:54
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CYaBro: I do feel sorry for those that got stuck on the train with no communication from a conductor or whoever, that was pretty slack. However if what the train company says is true and a lot of the problems were caused by people using the emergency buttons or letting off fire extinguishers then you can't blame them for that.


The organisers never thought, "hey what happens if someone does the above things?"  (no contingency plans?).  They had plenty of notice and time to prepare and they stuffed up, big time.

The public did as they were told and utilised public transport - Veolia GM Graham Siberry should be sacked.


did anyone tell Veolia to expect both the rugby crowd, plus another 100K+ people heading to the city for the cloud/quarter + fireworks?  Perhaps they should have held the fireworks on a different night?  I was at the game - felt a bit ripped off that i couldnt get to see them live...

you cant dump all the blame on the acuckland transport company.  a big chunk of it has to go to the council who approved all the traffic management plans for all the events at once.

maybe they should have kicked off the RWC on a saturday and tried to spread the crowds over an entire day, rather than forcing the post 12pm rush.




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