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  #2766510 25-Aug-2021 14:17
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networkn:

 

Handsomedan:

 

In saying that, It's a storm in a teacup. 

 

 

Because it won't happen or because you don't care if they change the name?

 

 

 

 

Because I'm not that invested in the name. 

 

I played football at U18 level for NZ and never wore white...we wore beige and brown. 

 

For me it's NZ Football or the NZ National Men's Football Team.  - not really that bothered about the "All Whites" name, but I do see why people are upset. It's the thought of ultimate wokeness finding offence in a name that is simply a descriptor. 

 

That actually makes me smile...and it's a small thing in the grand scheme of things, so this is definitely the right thread for this one! 





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  #2767136 26-Aug-2021 17:56
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When a pirated song that's been sitting in your library for a decade finally gets an official release. Hello, decent-quality licensed version :)


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Handle9:

 

Watching people lose their rag over the All Whites name. I'm fairly sure most of the people who are so heavily invested couldn't pick out Danny Hay from Kevin Fallon

 

 

This opinion piece makes me smile...

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2021/08/opinion-if-all-whites-are-axed-maybe-it-s-time-to-look-more-closely-at-all-blacks-too.html

 

 




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  #2767162 26-Aug-2021 18:58
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Handsomedan:

 

networkn:

 

Because it won't happen or because you don't care if they change the name?

 

 

Because I'm not that invested in the name. 

 

I played football at U18 level for NZ and never wore white...we wore beige and brown. 

 

For me it's NZ Football or the NZ National Men's Football Team.  - not really that bothered about the "All Whites" name, but I do see why people are upset. It's the thought of ultimate wokeness finding offence in a name that is simply a descriptor. 

 

That actually makes me smile...and it's a small thing in the grand scheme of things, so this is definitely the right thread for this one! 

 

 

Yeah. Cute little names created for marketing aren't really a thing in football.  The French football team is colloquially known as the French football team.


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  #2767183 26-Aug-2021 20:39
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Handle9:

 

 

 

Yeah. Cute little names created for marketing aren't really a thing in football.  The French football team is colloquially known as the French football team.

 

 

They are trying to replicate the branding success of All Blacks. It's silly we have Black Sox, Black Sticks, White Sticks. Just call our  Teams like Aotearoa Football or New Zealand Hockey etc etc 


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  #2767219 26-Aug-2021 23:26
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Handle9:

Yeah. Cute little names created for marketing aren't really a thing in football.  The French football team is colloquially known as the French football team.



France are colloquially known as Les Bleus (The Blues) not to be confused with Chelsea or Birmingham City or Everton 😀

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  #2767222 26-Aug-2021 23:41
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Bung:
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Yeah. Cute little names created for marketing aren't really a thing in football.  The French football team is colloquially known as the French football team.

 



France are colloquially known as Les Bleus (The Blues) not to be confused with Chelsea or Birmingham City or Everton 😀

 

That pretty much covers all French teams, not specific to their football team. 




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  #2767243 27-Aug-2021 03:25
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„Les Bleus“ is the national French Team only representing France in international matches. If you check the historical car and air races, you will find this specific color as well … as the Brits have their British racing green and Germans their arrow-silver ;-)

 

 

 

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  #2767322 27-Aug-2021 08:37
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Realising that I have enough ingredients to make some delicious soft ginger biscuits 😀


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  #2767332 27-Aug-2021 08:51
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Trimming my toenails in lockdown and going down 3 shoe sizes. 

 

 

 

Glorious! 





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  #2767337 27-Aug-2021 09:01
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  #2767459 27-Aug-2021 10:43
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Yeah. Cute little names created for marketing aren't really a thing in football.  The French football team is colloquially known as the French football team.

 

 

Off the top of my head:

 

3 lions?

 

Bafana bafana?

 

 

 

I think the thing that might lead the name to be kept is that it is an obvious reference to the strip. The name would be in trouble if they were known as the caucasian colonials.





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  #2767485 27-Aug-2021 11:24
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elpenguino:

 

Handle9:

 

Yeah. Cute little names created for marketing aren't really a thing in football.  The French football team is colloquially known as the French football team.

 

 

Off the top of my head:

 

3 lions?

 

Bafana bafana?

 

 

 

I think the thing that might lead the name to be kept is that it is an obvious reference to the strip. The name would be in trouble if they were known as the caucasian colonials.

 

 

I mean, if you look at the makeup of the team, it's not like they are perpetrating a racist theme by only recruiting whites. It's so obviously about the playing strip. Even though they often play in their second strip which is black. 

 

This is why names are silly for national sports teams. Just call them what they are. Men's National Football Team. 

 

 





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  #2768169 28-Aug-2021 19:24
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The pod of orcas that came into Pauatahanui Inlet today.  Rather crappy photos sorry, they didn't come very close to the shore, but it was a delightful experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





So many people complaining about yogurt these days....it's becoming a culture.

 

 


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The pod of orcas that came into Pauatahanui Inlet today.  Rather crappy photos sorry, they didn't come very close to the shore, but it was a delightful experience

 

 

They were still there this morning and a lot closer to the shore.  Managed to get some slightly better shots.

 

 

 





So many people complaining about yogurt these days....it's becoming a culture.

 

 


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