Too good to ignore

Not being a soccer fan at all I just had to laugh at the following:

Tokyo Verdy 1969 (東京ヴェルディ1969), who conceded 26 goals in six matches earlier this month, did the unthinkable Monday night by thumping Spanish giants Real Madrid 3-0 at Ajinomoto Stadium (味の素スタジアム).

Real Madrid, with very expensive players (including Ronaldo, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo, who all played) and a reputation from here to, literally, Tokyo, was beaten by some minor Japanese club.

Shows that zeal wins over routine if you really want to show what you got.

Kailao!

‘Ei e!, ‘Ei e!
(Aye, ay! Aye, ay!)
Teu lea pea tala ki mamani katoa
(I shall speak to the whole world)
Ko e ‘Ikhale Tahi kuo halofia.
(The Sea Eagles is famished unfurl.)

Ke ‘ilo ‘e he sola mo e taka
(Let the foreigner and sojourner beware)
Ko e ‘aho ni teu tamate tangata,
(Today, destroyer of souls, I am everywhere)
‘A e haafe mo e tautua’a
(To the halfback and backs)
Kuo hu’i hoku anga tangata.
(Gone has my humanness.)

He! he! ‘Ei e! Tu.
(Hey! hey! Aye ay! Zap.)

Teu peluki e molo mo e foueti taka,
(Maul and loose forwards shall I mow)
Pea ngungu mo ha loto fita’a
(And crunch any fierce hearts you know)
Teu inu e ‘oseni, pea kana mo e afi
(Ocean I drink, fire I dine)
Keu mate ai he ko hoku loto.
(To death or victory my will is fine.)

Ko Tonga pe mate ki he moto
(That’s how Tonga dies to her motto)
Ko Tonga pe mate ki he moto.
(To her motto Tonga gives all.)

Haka ka mate!

Ringa pakia
(Slap the hands against the thighs)
Uma tiraha
(Puff out the chest)
Turi whatia
(Bend the knees)
Hope whai ake
(Let the hip follow)
Waewae takahia kia kino
(Stamp the feet as hard as you can.)

Ka Mate! Ka Mate!
(It is death! It is death!)
Ka Ora! Ka Ora!
(It is life! It is life!)
Tenei te ta ngata puhuru huru
(This is the hairy person)
Nana nei i tiki mai
(Who caused the sun to shine)
Whakawhiti te ra
(Keep abreast! Keep abreast)
A upane ka upane!
(The rank! Hold fast!)
A upane kaupane whiti te ra!
Hi!

(Into the sun that shines!)