@Machpants I'd say it was portrayed that is was because he wanted the glory, a couple of times in the movie he mentioned 'the History books will say...'
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RE: Re: Movie review thread...
@Machpants the bit I was alluding to was one of the Brass after being ordered to stay behind when the APC went out to rescue the force that was under seige, he then went out, called the leader of the APC and told him to return to base to get him (after they were 15 mins out on an hour journey) as he wanted to be part of the rescue...for the dramatic effect, the APC arrived right on time, although the APC leader had sent 1 unit back to pick up this other dude rather than turn the whole fleet back.
But yeah, it is easy in hindsight to point the finger at someone up the chain, often thier decision is made with saving the larger number of lives...
RE: Re: Movie review thread...
Danger Close - about the battle of Long Tan.
To be honest, I started watching this, it was getting late and the dialogue and acting at the start was a bit average, so almost bailed...but stayed and things did get better.
Last hour was pretty intense, can only imagine how those poor buggars felt out there, not sure if the selfish actions of one of the top brass was true, but astounding if it is.
Was odd seeing Ragnar Lothbrook as an Aussie Major...
4 I'm out of ammo out of 5 f#ck that was close, again
RE: British Politics
@Rembrandt now I am going back a long time c15 years, but I had good experiences with the NHS when I was there (a running incident requiring 8 stitches and a rugby injury of a dislocated and fractured finger) particularly in the GP side of things (more so when put up against the experience I have with my GP now in NZ*) and I also had to use my Private Insurance while there too, which was in a private hospital.
*have to plan the days for being sick and if you do get to see a Dr (rarely MY Dr) plan for your 2pm appointment to see you leaving there no earlier than 3pm.
RE: NZ Politics
only cares about her international profile
which she has managed remarkably well...I am sure you have friends/family in other parts of the world too, for some reason most I know seem to think she is great or is portrayed that way in thier media; all smoke and mirrors
RE: New Coach - Northland
@Duluth Holwell has been involved in coaching the Mid Northern seniors over the years, although last year he and Jason Hammond were coaching the Mid Northern U14s...easily the best drilled team in the comp, but U14s...
Tony Monaghan is another who I have had a bit to do with and would do well, he has coached through most levels upto seniors I believe (has 4 boys who have all played for Kamo and a couple of them in age group teams) but he seems keener on the 7s, although missed out to a nobody last year and was then asked to help the coach they appointed.
Gus was involved with Kamo seniors a couple of seasons ago.
These guys have an air about them, kids and adults seem to respond well to them when they are coaching/instructing/talking...I'd love to get these guys involved, but given thier lack of experience, you'd need someone else at the helm, which is where I think Woodward could help.
Cam Goodhue worked with Derren & George this season, and he is rated, but I have heard he is off to coach in SA for a season, but again, he is green too.
So not sure where they are going, Konia likely has inside running if no quality coaches put thier hands up, which is worrying given our back play this year.