General QUESTIONS 4 PETER LEITCH.

da mad maori

Guest
First of all mate, I want to thank you for coming here and sharing a little bit about yourself. We as a group known as the "TRIBE" really appreciate it. Posted are ten questions mate.

1/.. Peter, where did the title "MAD BUTCHER" come from.

2/..Education, what is your background toward schooling. Where you went to school and qualifications you left with.

3/.. You seem heavily involved in sport, mainly league. Were your family/ parents into sport.

4/..Business. When did you open your first shop, and where ??. Followed on by how many shops do you have in operation now.

Sports now mate.

5/.. Did you play league. And what club are you affiliated to now outside of the Warriors.

6/..Who was/is your favourite player of all time.

7/.. As Manager of the Kiwis, what was the experience like and feelings within the group after the Tri-Series win.

8/.. Once again as manager, did you have to put your foot down. with curfews and things like that.

9/..What is you most embarrassing moment as manager of the Warriors or the kiwi's.

10/..Finally Peter, If there was a choice, which would your prefence be. Ericcson or Carlaw.

Well My friend thats it,. On behalf of all the members here I would like to thank you once again, and hope you will continue to visit us.

Trev [aka Rangi].
 

Sinbad_old

Guest
Here's another for you Pete.
" What is your favorite venue now?"

Also how is your old Mangere club going? Don't hear much down in Chch.
 

da mad maori

Guest
Yes he is coming. He is having problem getting in but I expect him here over the next few days.
He rang me an hour ago and told me he is giving our site a plug on two Radio Station . Any of you Aucklanders heard it.???

P/S... No more questions. A thread was put up asking you's all to submit questions.
 

AmeriKiwi_old

Guest
Haven`t heard it on the radio, but it`s GREAT that he`s plugging the forum!! Should boost the numbers even higher!!
 

Howdy_old

Guest
AliN said:
Wish there were more around like the Mad Butch when it comes to sport

I think that the Warriors would have gone under by now if the Mad Butcher hadn't been involved. At times he appeared to be the only person that the club kept informed in any way and has done his utmost to keep us long - suffering supporters interested and involved. The players and all concerned will have to work really hard to get back some of their supporters who have felt they have not received enough for their money. I know of some who had bought season tickets from 1995 and who gave up in disgust.
 

PHANTOM MENACE_old

Guest
I just want to say THANKS BUTCH. Your passion for the game is pricless.

With the current salary cap issue its people like you i feel sorry for for all the countless hours you spend behind the scenes.

Kia Kaha Butch
 

Northern_Union

Guest
Whens the butch popping in???

Did you guys here his plug yesterday morning on Tony Vitchs show on radio sport?
 

Northern_Union

Guest
He said there is a very good Warriors web site run by the fans for the fans called NZWarriors.
 

playdaball_old

Guest
He plugged the site again this mrning on Doug Golightly's radio sport show, the Saturday Dugout.
 

warriors4life_old

Guest
If anyone can get me exact dates and times within 15 minutes when the Mad Butcher plugged this forum I can get the clip of him saying it.
 

Sinbad_old

Guest
Newstalk ZB Saturday 25th about 11- 1115 when he was interviewed by Doug Golightly
 

Warrior_Hot_Stepper_old

Guest
Your the best Mad Butcher you have been their through the bad and good and you never gave up hope, thank you for keeping our dream alive, you are the best.
 

ozbash_old

Guest
mr butcha,, when are you (or julie) going to stock up the tauranga shop with warriors/kiwis merchandise.. ?

please.
 

butch

Guest
ill reply very soon i cant spell to good so need a bit of help in writing the replys but will get on to it soon
 

Mad Butcher_old

Guest
I would firstly like to apologise for taking so long to answer your questions. I am 62 years old and not too good on these computers and so I had to rely on a friend - Mo - to type in the answers for me.

1) The name came from the Wiri Trust hotel when I was starting to advertise on raidio with a guy called Tim Bickerstaff and we were looking for a gimic and a guy called out theres that f--n mad butcher - we dropped the f--n part and there was the mad butcher.

2) My education is very basic. I was in 3B4 at school which is the lowest class you can be in. I suffer from dsylexia which was something they didn't know about at school back then. The only certificate I have is the certificate of learning as you go in life.

3) I would need six weeks to answer the sports I've been involved in. Basically I've been involved in all sports boxing, soccer, netball, kick boxing, softball just to name a few. The only sports I ever played were indoor basketball and softball. I got involved in Rugby League through the mighty Mangere East rugby league side which I still sponsor today. Currently I'm the Kiwi football manager and loving it. I am the 19th Vodafone Warrior. They retired the jersey in honour of me and no player will play in that jersey without my permission.

4) I opened my first shop about 38 years ago in Rosella Road Mangere East. To check out how many shops we have now go to www.madbutcher.co.nz.

5) No I never played Rugby League but I am a life member of Mangere East rugby league club. Over the years I've been involved in numerous rugby league clubs and rugby clubs and I was sponsor of the Ponsonby rugby club in 1988 when they won the Gallagher shield.

6) That is a hard question to answer. There have been so many great players. I've always had a strong bond with Olsen Filipaina who played for the Mangere East Hawks, of course the Little General - Stacey Jones but one of my all time favourites was the great Wally Lewis but there have been many players from around the world that I've been very proud to call mates.

7) It was absolutely fantastic and you'll be able to read about it in a book that is coming out in late April / early May - it is called "The year the Kiwis flew - from Wooden Spooners to Winners". This will be available at all good book stores including the Warehouse. I've been involved in Rugby League for over 37 years and I have to say that the win of the Gillette Tri-Nations in 2005 was absolutely fantastic and I'll never forget it.

8) Yes. I had to put my foot down a couple of times. You must remember you're not their mate you're the manager and that means making things work smoothly, that they are on time for the bus etc and sometimes that means you have to give them a ticking off but overall the players were fantastic to work with and it was an honour to work with the Kiwi captain Ruben Wiki. We have become closer friends through the experience.

9) I suppose one of the best was when we travelling to Canberra and landed at Sydney International airport and were travelling to the dometic terminal and Motu Tony went to the loo without telling me and we went through security a player down. Luckily I was able to track him down and got him on the plane with us to Canberra but there have been quite a few - there have been times when I've had to count the players on the bus 20 times because of my dyslexia but I seem to get through - maybe that is because I was meant to be a Rugby League Football team manager.

10) Firstly, there is no preference, Carlaw Park is dead and buried R.I.P. You can't go to a venue like Carlaw Park for over 30 years and not miss the ground but the reality is Ericsson Stadium is now the home of Rugby League in Auckland and we have to accept that and get on with it.

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The mighty Mangere East Hawks are going well. I'm off on Wednesday night 19th April I'm going to a sponsors night at the club and I'm having the media launch for the new book "The year the Kiwis flew - from Wooden Spooners to Winners" on the 26th April at the club as well so the mighty Hawks are still dear to me.

We are very blessed at the Vodafone Warriors. We have many great supporters. I hate the term #1 fan because I believe that all fans are equal. Some of us can do a bit more but that takes nothing away from the other fans. I believe we should all stick together win/lose or draw they are our team and I'm very proud to be the 19th Vodafone Warrior and the Vodafone Warrior's honourary ambassador.

I'm organising a lunch for Awen's testimonial this year which will likely be 20 July at the Ellerslie Convention Centre so League fans keep this date free.

We are looking at the weekend of August 4/5/6 for Awen's testimonial game to honour him.
 

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