Should we do the Haka before kick-off?

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  1. Apr 25, 2012
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    RK Full Member

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    It's obvious that the 6-1 would've had a negative mental effect on our players, the recent 4-4 against Everton too.

    For Monday the City players are not intimidated. This match is a chance they never thought they'd get, it's an huge opportunity for them. We need to let them know that the true opportunity is only to escape from the match with their health, not points.

    Biologically, this leads us down the path of coordinating a Haka-routine to display just before kick off. Obviously the Haka itself is only relevant for the Māori people, so we'd need our own version. I don't think doing it to United Road would be suitable and we probably wouldn't be able to persuade the Etihad to play it in the background, so the only real option we have is the players chanting. But what?

    Imagine all our players lining up around the centre circle and screaming and punching themselves. It would be incredible and would give us the mental edge in such a finely balanced match. Nobody wants to start tackling upon players who have just performed a Haka, something I've witnessed with my own senses.

    The key is execution, so please express any ideas. Rooney and Valencia are my candidates to lead the routine.
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    charleysurf Obnoxious, abusive bellend who is best ignored

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    No.
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    kps88 Full Member

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    Yes.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    i'd be shocked if we didn't

    wish fletcher was fit for this game
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    vanrooney Full Member

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    go watch rugby
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    If I saw Vidic doing the haka (as an opponent), I'd kill myself just to save him the bother.
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    I didn't ask whether we should do it, I'm looking for ideas on how to do it.
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    The Black Pearl ooh aah Roddy Collins

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    Mighty fecking idea.

    Listen your ears listen

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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    i think it would be the most cringe worthy thing in football history
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    We should come out before kick off, smash glass all over the pitch, then play bare foot
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    carpy Puff <font face="Arial"color="White"> the magic dr

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    More to the point, should we do the macarena before kick-off?
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    Fergie should stick the head into Mancini and it will all fall into place
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    The White Pele Full Member

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    I can't think of any logical reason why we shouldn't. If we don't then it's because we've bottled it, tbh.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    Do the New Zealand footy team do it?
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    Presumably the City players would line up and do the Poznan in response. While they're not looking, we could nip in and score.
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    Why wouldn't we do the Haka?
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    Ramshock Banned

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    No but G Nev should walk into the Citeh dressing room and do his orgasm noise.
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    We should do the Poznan just to catch them out
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    If we had 11 Maori hard nuts out there, it might be OK.
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    Oh yes. Great idea. Vidic could come on to lead that.
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    UnofficialDevil Anti Scottish

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    whats a haka?
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    Maciek Arrogant prick who is best ignored

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    Ramshock Banned

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    nothing whats a haka you?
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    may as well get the players to wear some warpaint while they're at it
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    i would like to do that tbh. one must be buzzing throughout afterwards.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    We could do the Waka Waka dance instead.
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    friendlytramp More full of crap than a curry house toilet

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    Wouldn't work as its pretty much a non contact sport. You can't really hurt people within the rules of the game do the fear of being hurt would be much reduced. They could mock our haka with no real fear of retribution, this would undermine the effort and i expect it would give city even more of a boost.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Yeah also it would be fecking preposterous.
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    Well I'm in full support of it. The Haka at the Etihad, led by Carrick and Scholes.

    Bam.
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    Another stupid thread because of the Manchester derby.
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    Relevated Moral Guide

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    Imagine Chicharito doing that! :lol::lol:
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    Stack Leave Pep Guardiola alone!!!

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    We did it after our games at the WC. We dont do it before footy games. The reason we did it after the games was as a thank you to our fans and because in reality we arent that good we were expected to get thumped in those 3 games and the players were pretty thrilled to have been able to get the draws.

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    Ferguson Full Member

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    Do the Macarena.
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    Bear Attack Full Member

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    lol no.
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    Galactic Incorrigible pest

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    An English football team doing a Haka? Thats very original and I'm sure City players and fans will kill themselves from the fear that it generates.

    Seriously, if we need to resort to such thing to win a football match, I'd be worried.

    So, No! Better do a Poznan. Thats original.

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