General Whats with the name?

Sinbad_old

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Listening to Willy Losia on News Talk on the way home tonight and He was calling thwe Warriors the Penrose Franchise and The Penrose Warriors.

WHAT"S WITH THAT?

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Kav_old

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He's making out that fans at Ericson are all from Penrose; a sling off at our dwindling home attendance. The rot will continue until the Warriors play better consistently.

Kav
 

Northern_Union

Guest
Actually he's a league hater. I remember one saturday night he said no one south of the bombay hills gives a stuff about league.

Only thing weaker than his broadcast carrier is his speech impediment.
 

playdaball_old

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RS_Dragon said:
Actually he's a league hater. I remember one saturday night he said no one south of the bombay hills gives a stuff about league.

Only thing weaker than his broadcast carrier is his speech impediment.

Willie Lose has got a bad speech impediment that he tries to overcome. problem for me is that he tries to hard to pronounce words sometimes it 'hurts'. Peter 'Wopati' Ropati (a smart man) just gets on and says intelligent things rather tham worrowing about his speech default.

I do make a point of switching stations sometimes when Willie is on. I prefer Murray Deaker.
BTW ... he used to play for Glenora prior to switching to RU.
 

corey_old

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Willie is a knob! he has said stuff like that for a long time now..

P.S Peter Ropati is cool!
 

Northern_Union

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playdaball said:
RS_Dragon said:
Actually he's a league hater. I remember one saturday night he said no one south of the bombay hills gives a stuff about league.

Only thing weaker than his broadcast carrier is his speech impediment.

Willie Lose has got a bad speech impediment that he tries to overcome. problem for me is that he tries to hard to pronounce words sometimes it 'hurts'. Peter 'Wopati' Ropati (a smart man) just gets on and says intelligent things rather tham worrowing about his speech default.

I do make a point of switching stations sometimes when Willie is on. I prefer Murray Deaker.
BTW ... he used to play for Glenora prior to switching to RU.

Deaker is an old Glenora man???

Respect!!:)
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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That's a terrible comment for him to say..but it is quite funny. And there is nothing wrong with Penrose! I went to Penrose High School for two years. That area's awsome! :wink:
 

fiamacho_old

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Skinny_Ravs82 said:
That's a terrible comment for him to say..but it is quite funny. And there is nothing wrong with Penrose! I went to Penrose High School for two years. That area's awsome! :wink:

Penrose High statistically has ther teenage pregnancy rate in New Zealand.
 

Kiwi League_old

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'Penrose Warriors' is a reference to the location of the home ground of the Warriors. Lose is not the first sports jock to call them the Penrose Warriors - Graeme Hill used to do it all the time.
People seem to single out Lose all the time - a few in particular have a massive bee in the bonnet. Deaker has reckoned the Warriors should be wound up in the past - seems that has been forgotten.
To be fair, Lose profiled and promoted the recent ANZAC test on his show in the entire week leading up to the test. I know because I tuned in and listened to the likes of Gary Freeman talking to Lose.
I don't really understand the attitude towards Lose, he's one amongst a very large population of rugby union lovers in NZ who see league as very much a minority sport. Let's be realistic about where we live - it's not Sydney.
 

playdaball_old

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RS_Dragon said:
playdaball said:
RS_Dragon said:
Actually he's a league hater. I remember one saturday night he said no one south of the bombay hills gives a stuff about league.

Only thing weaker than his broadcast carrier is his speech impediment.

Willie Lose has got a bad speech impediment that he tries to overcome. problem for me is that he tries to hard to pronounce words sometimes it 'hurts'. Peter 'Wopati' Ropati (a smart man) just gets on and says intelligent things rather tham worrowing about his speech default.

I do make a point of switching stations sometimes when Willie is on. I prefer Murray Deaker.
BTW ... he used to play for Glenora prior to switching to RU.

Deaker is an old Glenora man???

Respect!!:)

No mate Willie used to turn out for the Bears. I have heard him say that hero when he was growing up was Dane O'Hara.
 

playdaball_old

Guest
Penrose High School Principal is Iva Ropati (former Kiwi, Parramatta, Warrior, Featherstone, Oats etc etc).
 

Northern_Union

Guest
playdaball said:
RS_Dragon said:
playdaball said:
RS_Dragon said:
Actually he's a league hater. I remember one saturday night he said no one south of the bombay hills gives a stuff about league.

Only thing weaker than his broadcast carrier is his speech impediment.

Willie Lose has got a bad speech impediment that he tries to overcome. problem for me is that he tries to hard to pronounce words sometimes it 'hurts'. Peter 'Wopati' Ropati (a smart man) just gets on and says intelligent things rather tham worrowing about his speech default.

I do make a point of switching stations sometimes when Willie is on. I prefer Murray Deaker.
BTW ... he used to play for Glenora prior to switching to RU.

Deaker is an old Glenora man???

Respect!!:)

No mate Willie used to turn out for the Bears. I have heard him say that hero when he was growing up was Dane O'Hara.

Opps sorry, my mistake.
 

Sinbad_old

Guest
Thank you one and all, I was worried there for a few moments. Ia actually enjoy listening to him. Didn't realise that he had a impediment !

Speks with his mind and explains why he thinks like he does, not like some I could mention that just sprout off for no reason.

And I agree he did promote hell out of the ANZAC test and picked the kiwis to win.
Also had Brent Webb on yesterday and supports him satying as well so can't be all bad, CAN HE ?
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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fiamacho said:
Skinny_Ravs82 said:
That's a terrible comment for him to say..but it is quite funny. And there is nothing wrong with Penrose! I went to Penrose High School for two years. That area's awsome! :wink:

Penrose High statistically has ther teenage pregnancy rate in New Zealand.

LMAO, well it msut have gone down hill since I left! :p
 

Iafeta_old

Guest
Just on that, listening to Murray Deaker he said that there was not much talk or focus or interest in the Warriors in the South Island...

Over the past 5-6 years I've come back to NZ 3 times, twice to travel, once for family issues...

In 2002, the whole country was caught up in the Warriors, it seemed.

Last year, we travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand, it was our second to last day of our 3 week honeymoon, when we hit Auckland to watch them beat the Broncos that we noticed any Warriors interest aside from a one hour segment on radio sport.

I was absolutely completely and utterly astonished in the change in mentality. Yes, I know the club hasn't been successful, but when I was back there in 2002 the whole country was into it - Us v Them. Perhaps it was the "New Zealand" Warriors marketing campaign with run like the win, along with the on field success. I was amazed at how quickly the rest of New Zealand had given the club the flick, not even supporting the underdog side of it.

I live in Sydney, and I can tell you that I see countless South Sydney bumper stickers each day, things like this - the support culture is totally different here. Its more tribal, we'll fight to the end for our club. We'll do a march for our club, if need be.

So, while Lose's comment is naiive because indeed there is obviously a cult following of league supporters as evidenced by posters on here, indirectly he raises an interesting point for me that just shows New Zealand for some reason doesn't seem to connect with the Warriors in terms of adversity, which seems unreal.
 

Sinbad_old

Guest
Deaker speaks through a hole im his arse. I live in the South Island and there is a huge support for the warriors. More and more I see warriors jerseys being worn. The shop across the road from mine is a sports shop and they now stock warriors gear as there has been so many requests for it. I personally think that Deaker doesn't even know where the south island is !

If anyone is a fair weather fan he is. Always bagging the warriors and only supports them if it will help his ratings. Sorry for the language ladies but that man is full of crap !
 

Iafeta_old

Guest
Mate, I spent 3 years in the South Island myself in the late 90s, in a fairly parochial league community. When the Warriors were going good, there was support. When they lost, it was Super 12.

On my last trip, I did the length and breadth of the South Island for two weeks. Out and about everyday. And guess how many Warriors jerseys I spotted. None.

And the first piece of Warriors merchandise I came across, as I say, was in Auckland. That from working my way up from the deep south. It's not happening, from what I see, and it's very, very different to over here where teams like Souths or Parramatta or Manly or whoever is the cellar dwellar of the day has plenty of uniformed support throughout the different parts of the state. It's a very interesting comparison.
 

Sinbad_old

Guest
Yeah I agree with the passion shown in Aussie , especially the Rabbits fans I don't know how they do it !

But as I have said there is alot of support down this way. All you have to do is see how many turned up to watch the footy against the Tigers. And it was in super 14 season as well !
 

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