The New Zealand Herald
Contact them here to let them know your collective disgust.
Also if you have the time...last comment on the 16 February. Think I had a go at it a couple of years ago pointing out the Herald was the only major news source - TVNZ, Tv3, Stuff, Radio Sport and Radio NZ- that it wasn't used on.
have to check on radio nz actually. Radio sport calls it soccer I think but their news stories at the time were about 50/50
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand#Sportshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:New_ZealandAlso if you have the time...last comment on the 16 February. Think I had a go at it a couple of years ago pointing out the Herald was the only major news source - TVNZ, Tv3, Stuff, Radio Sport and Radio NZ- that it wasn't used on.have to check on radio nz actually. Radio sport calls it soccer I think but their news stories at the time were about 50/50<h2><span id="Soccer_is_now_Football."></span></h2>
Some incredible discussion in there!
Write to them too.
"Ive just re-visited this and once again realised that C-Diddy is a genius - a drunk, Newcastle bred disgrace - but a genius." - Hard News, 11:39am 4th June 2009
Write a story about the difference between football and rugby and see if they can change that. Mention why soccer is an abbreviated slang word for association football but not used by fans and that Rugger is an abbreviated slang word for rugby union but is not used by rugby fans. Explain why football is the first sport invented and by birthright it has first dibs on the word football and rugby is a spin off of that football game and only has the name "football" by proxy and not by usage. Rugby people hardly called Rugby as football and there is no real reason for confusion. Also that old incident over a rugby cup with a round ball on it should show that rugby people don't ask for cups made for football because makers assumed it was for football and not rugby. etc etc [plenty of examples out there.]
It would be hard for them to change anything because it is quite clear the intention of the article and if they change it, the article reads nonsense. Also it provoke a bit of public interest for the paper which they should like.
I think that there at least one person in that paper is an old rugbyhead who does not want football to take the name because it threats his dumb ego.
Give a shot, because as long as you stick to your guns, they would have to relent.
"Being timid in world football gets you nowhere, and taking the easy option of standing on the sidelines while the rest of the world goes for the big prizes, is never going to be an option." - Frank L
Incredible stamina. No shame. Yellow Fever.
I mean, who f**king cares as long as people are talking about the game?
Personally I find the "s" word very offensive if used amongst people who've been into their football for years.
I reluctantly let it slide, though, when said by n00bs.
Then I got over it.
I realised that if we make a big fuss over this then the casual public (ie. football fans of the future) will look upon the followers of the sport as a pack of whinging moaners with nothing better to do than complain about how people refer to the beautiful game.
For the record I prefer football to soccer but as repeatedly pointed out, it is hardly important on the grand scale of things.
"Phoenix till they lose"
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Genuine opinion: FTFFA