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Crusaders too good for now, say sloppy Sharks


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 18 Mar 2008 at 12:59

They may be unbeaten like the Crusaders but the Sharks have admitted they are a long way off the standards being set by the red and blacks in this year’s Super 14.

The Sharks, beaten finalists last year, aren’t using the heavy rain as an excuse for their stuttering 16-8 win over the Lions in Johannesburg in round five.

“The world’s best sides adapt to whatever conditions they’re presented with. The Crusaders played in similar conditions against the Brumbies in round one and wiped them by 30 points,” Sharks captain Johann Muller told top South Africa website keo.co.za.

“So to point to the conditions as a reason for the quality of rugby we played is nonsense. We were poor, there’s no use in saying we took lessons from the game or anything like that. We played some schoolboy stuff. It’s counterproductive lying to ourselves – we’re still a long way off the Crusaders.

“We have high expectations of ourselves and that sort of showing isn’t even close to what we know we’re capable of. We’re stuck in second gear at the moment.

“The one characteristic of championship-winning sides is that they’re able to grind out a win even when they play badly. I suppose that’s the one encouraging thing about the Lions match. But we want to be more ruthless in future. It’s crucial that we start putting sides away the same way the Crusaders do.”

RugbyHeaven reports that the Crusaders, who lead the Sharks by three points at the top of the table, have a chance to extend that when they host the Waratahs on Friday night while the South Africans sit out a bye this weekend.

The Crusaders and Sharks don’t meet until week 12 of the championship in Christchurch on May 2.



113 Comments

  • I actually didn’t see these comments on Keo.

    Thought I would leave the RH headline as is. :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.03.08 13:04:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • well, he’s right, of course, but talk is cheap.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.03.08 13:10:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yep…but I still have faith that we’ll tighten the loose screws and we’ll show it against the Reds.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.03.08 13:10:40 by blackshark Reply

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  • I am super impressed with Muller’s honesty.

    No excuses, we played kak and need to get it sorted.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.03.08 13:18:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hopefully it was a case of you only play as good as your opponent lets you…LOL!

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.03.08 13:40:38 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • :lol:

    very good Walter very good. :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.03.08 13:45:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • But Walter is actually right.

    I mean, we are actually acting like a bunch of arrogant f*ckwits at the moment. Let’s give some credit to the Lions for coming out and playing a bloody good game of rugger.

    There should be no easy games in this competition and credit to the Lions for making it so.

    My only wish is that they continue in the same vein and make sure they give the overseas sides a bloody hard game as well. Unlike what they did to the Blues, in other words.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.03.08 13:48:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • we are actually acting like a bunch of arrogant f*ckwits at the moment

    Isn’t that what they have been telling us all along :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.03.08 13:50:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Both teams messed up try-scoring opportunities, but we could easily have scored the two where Benjamin knocked the cross-kick and where Pretorius lost the ball when Kankowski tackled him, and then it would have been a different story, but I’m glad we didn’t mess up your unbeaten record..at least we have a chance that one SA team will be in the semis

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.03.08 13:55:00 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Hi Rob.
    That must be the most over used and annouying phrase used in Rugby today. The all too famous…”all credit to”.
    Thank goodness Johann didn’t use it

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.03.08 13:56:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Pokkel – I agree the phrase is cliched, but it doesn’t change the fact that credit should be given to the opposition when they play well and give you a hard game.

    Walter is right… the Lions screwed up just as many try-scoring opportunities as we did. If they’d got their final passes sorted out, maybe they would have been the ones to take 5 points form the game.

    KSA… I think sometimes they may be right ;) Only sometimes, though.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.03.08 14:11:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob – I send some pics too – did you get?? :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.03.08 14:22:19 by Ice Reply
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  • not yet, Ice… where did you send them to?

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.03.08 14:28:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • rob, what you so doubtful for. the lions were no better on saturday than they have been any other super 14 game. the sharks made them look good. lets not give credit where it is not due.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.03.08 14:30:02 by try time Reply

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  • to [email protected] like the instructions says…. :wink: I am a woman but i DO read instructions – sometimes… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.03.08 14:30:31 by Ice Reply
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  • Ok tried sending from different mail thingy..

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.03.08 14:32:02 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice – try “[email protected]

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.03.08 14:33:02 by Nessa Reply

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  • TT – I think that’s an incredibly arrogant opinion.

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.03.08 14:33:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Ness – will do! :razz:

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.03.08 14:34:01 by Ice Reply
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  • ok – I got them now. Thanks

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.03.08 14:34:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • And that opinion suites Try Time to the Tee…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.03.08 14:35:21 by Ice Reply
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  • Ok – Rob – not as nice as The others – nevetheless!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.03.08 14:35:59 by Ice Reply
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  • Ai tog!!!!!!!

    to [email protected] like the instructions says…. I am a woman but i DO read instructions – sometimes…

    18.03.08 14:30:31 – Ice Edit

    Ok tried sending from different mail thingy..

    18.03.08 14:32:02 – Ice Edit

    In the one she tunes she ain’t blond and in the next she uses the word “thingy” when refering to an email program. :roll:

    Some targets are just MUCH easier than others. :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.03.08 14:37:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ice – I left a bit of space on that page for your pictures. :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.03.08 14:40:10 by Nessa Reply

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  • Where did I say I aint blonde???

    Are you target practising on me now??? :mrgreen:

    Oh – thanks – is it called a “program”?? hehehehe

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.03.08 14:40:48 by Ice Reply
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  • well – that said, the arguement does have merit. I just feel that the Lions really did play a lot better than we expected them to and that we can’t really rate our own performance completely in isolation of theirs.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.03.08 14:41:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Ness – i see they are loaded!

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.03.08 14:43:02 by Ice Reply
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  • Went to take a look – love your “boep” picture!

    KSA – and you call Tiger and I short – what about Ice? Hope you were sitting in a chair and not standing in front of Stefan?

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.03.08 14:46:17 by Nessa Reply

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  • No Ness – you talking bout me? Thats Ackers!! and i was standing on my tippy toes!!

    Yeah – I love that boep flashing pic – check the people behind me – they are hosong themselves!! And I was SOBER! LOL :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.03.08 14:48:54 by Ice Reply
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  • hosing :oops:

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.03.08 14:49:27 by Ice Reply
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  • When you have a chance ask kette about me trying to get Andre Jouba to sign her 8month pregnant BOEP at a cricket test match in Durban. :oops:

    He signed my SA Rugby referee’s towel with some wisecrack :lol: but for some reason didn’t want to sign her BOEP. :oops:

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.03.08 14:51:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oh and I WASN’T Sober. :oops:

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.03.08 14:52:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Really???? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.03.08 14:53:17 by Ice Reply
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  • Sorry Ice – meant Ackers! :oops: My word, either he is very tall or you are very short (I think a bit of both)!

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.03.08 14:53:26 by Nessa Reply

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  • I’m feeling much better now that our coach has apologized for mistaking Pappas for a Fluffing Cheetahs player and Pappas has apologized for calling our coach a Dick.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    (Comment made on the Sharsrugby site)

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.03.08 14:54:56 by Ice Reply
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  • Ness – he is what we will call in Afrikaans : “lewenslank”!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.03.08 14:56:06 by Ice Reply
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  • arrogant or not it is far closer to the truth than giving the lions credit for mistakes we made. why did 90% of people feel like the sharks played poorly against the lions? but very few people’s initial thought was hell the lions played well against the sharks. i go on gut feel, and my gut said the sharks tried their best to lose that game, and not once did i feel the lions were a prospect at winning the game. in the blues game however i felt the other way. i felt we were luckier than the blues and they put there best on but just never adapted enough.

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.03.08 14:56:49 by try time Reply

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  • well – maybe it’s just a case of different gut-feels, then. I certainly felt that the Lions were the team playing the better rugby for large portions of the match.

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.03.08 14:59:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Agree Rob – not good but the better..

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.03.08 15:00:45 by Ice Reply
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  • I sent through a pic as well

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.03.08 15:03:02 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • the lions never looked like they could beat the sharks. i never paniced about the sharks losing the game. even when they scored that try.

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.03.08 15:04:10 by try time Reply

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  • thanks – got it Walter. It will go up shortly

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.03.08 15:04:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • they scored the try with less than a minute to play… agree that by that stage they had already lost the game.

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.03.08 15:05:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • 18.03.08 15:04:10 – try time
    the lions never looked like they could beat the sharks. i never paniced about the sharks losing the game. even when they scored that try.

    the try was in the 78th minute of the game, and we were still 8 points behind, so if you felt that the Lions could win (i.e. score twice in 2 mins) I would have been worried…LOL!

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.03.08 15:07:10 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • if i remember the bulls beat the sharks during overtime in the s14 final. and when the lions scored the try they still had a chance to still win as they still had the conversion to come. i never said when he missed the conversion i wasn’t concerned. that then would be daft.

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.03.08 15:22:28 by try time Reply

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  • Walter – who is who in your picture?

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.03.08 15:43:09 by Nessa Reply

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  • The guy on the left is Joe Gillingham – ex Lion/Shark/Bok. I’m the one on the right

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.03.08 16:08:30 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Thanks Walter – now I know who I am talking to!

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.03.08 16:10:44 by Nessa Reply

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  • Joe owns the restaurant/bar in the resort where I stayed in France last year for the World Cup…although I didn’t know that until I ran into him in the bar.

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.03.08 16:16:37 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Seems some of the players are investing in holiday resorts. John and Percy have invested in a lodge in SA that we have been dying to go to. Sounds so nice.

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.03.08 16:18:39 by Nessa Reply

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  • Percy plays for the club in the town where Joe lives (Perpignan). Joe’s wife’s family owns the resort.

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.03.08 16:21:45 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • So I’m sure Percy hangs out there once in a while as well!

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.03.08 16:22:54 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • I am sure – when Percy and John opened the lodge they advertised that if you booked over a certain period they would both be there. Was dying to go – but it was fully booked.

  • Comment 53, posted at 18.03.08 16:25:19 by Nessa Reply

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  • Well guys and girls – off to fight the traffic home (again). Chat later.

  • Comment 54, posted at 18.03.08 16:25:43 by Nessa Reply

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  • 18.03.08 16:25:19 – Nessa

    Saw the Lodge up for sale last year…maybe after they both signed contracts with French clubs?….do they still own it?

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.03.08 16:27:36 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • John and Percy’s game lodge just outside ladysmith in Natal.

    http://www.thespringboklodge.co.za/

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.03.08 16:28:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Website still lists them as owners.

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.03.08 16:28:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ok…not cheap….and if they are booked out….nice money

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.03.08 16:32:30 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • John Smit has made himself an absolute shedload of money… and he’s only turning 30 next month

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.03.08 16:37:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • That place actually isn’t so expensive if you’re playing in £… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :neutral: :neutral: :neutral: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.03.08 16:39:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yes Rob, you will have to come back here to enjoy the benefit of those pounds… but tell us all about the cost of living in the UK? ;)

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.03.08 16:40:55 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Or if you are paying in Saudi riyals. :cool: :wink:

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.03.08 16:41:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 18.03.08 14:56:49 – try time
    yes, the sharks seemed in control but it must be a bit irritating for a narowly beaten side to hear those excuses, but suppose part of the game. Your Blues comments is a very good analogy tho of an underpforming Blues side, where i think the result might have been quite different if they had hit their straps…unfortately so I hasten to add and was thrilled with the result.

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.03.08 16:43:27 by cab Reply

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  • DP – you have hit the nail on the head.

    In theory it would be cheap… cheaper than trying to book a decent holiday in the UK, anyway.

    In practice, it’s so fkin expensive to live here that there just isn’t money for shit like that.

    That’s why I’m staying with my folks when I come back this weekend.

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.03.08 16:43:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • ONLY ROB would plan a trip to SA when the Sharks have a bye. :roll:

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.03.08 16:45:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ok you rich expats…this failing rand based earner is going home to enjoy a SA size home.

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.03.08 16:47:16 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • hello cab

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.03.08 16:47:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • KSA – typical, isn’t it?

    Cheers DP. Have a braai for me

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.03.08 16:48:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob

    you need to fire your travel agent dude. :wink:

    Cheers DP. Have some bacon and a beer for me. :sad:

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.03.08 16:50:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I need to fire whoever decided to give the Sharks a bye over te easter weekend

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.03.08 16:58:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • hello robdylan, are u well?
    whats this about poland? the okes really send you around hey.

    hehe DB, cant beat the SA sized homes.

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.03.08 17:01:10 by cab Reply

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  • am off, gotta finish some work, sharks 5 from 5, cant complain, as long as you keep winning, makes no difference about BP’s

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.03.08 17:04:57 by cab Reply

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  • cheers cab. Thanks for popping in.

    Yes, Poland happened last week. Thank God that’s over ;)

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.03.08 17:07:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • speaking of bacon
    i had many a slice today

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.03.08 17:10:23 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • i had many a slice today

    18.03.08 17:10:23 – provincejoulekkading Edit

    As opposed to I haven’t had a slice in many days. :cry:

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.03.08 17:11:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Also had many a load shed today :evil:

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.03.08 17:11:57 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Have NEVER had one of those. :wink:

    Essentially some good and some bad wherever you are.

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.03.08 17:15:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :lol: unlucky, was a good mood lifter on this hot as hell day.
    Gym aint going to see me but those bottles in the fridge, they gonna die.

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.03.08 17:15:19 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Dude its like they were playing with us.Surprised the UPSs are still going, no wonder they were so expensive.

    Aah well, may be in the states from june/july so ill know what its like to have power for months on end.

    Gota go, maybe catch you later.

    (jeez i just sounded like a whiner,sorry folks im tired)

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.03.08 17:18:10 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • I got a spin class in 43minutes time :oops:

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.03.08 17:18:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I had lots of cold weather, but ham for lunch and plenty of power. The power cost me an absolute fortune.

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.03.08 17:18:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Claytie? For good?

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.03.08 17:18:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • States JUne July!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nooit so will we.

    Wouldn’t it be crazy if two Saffa’s had to travel all the way to the states to meet :lol:

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.03.08 17:19:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Went for a 10km at 5 this morning,whatever happens tonight is guilt free. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.03.08 17:19:25 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • That will be a mind trip of note ek se.

    LAter folks

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.03.08 17:20:19 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Cheers ou.

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.03.08 17:21:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Province jou lelikke ding….

    How are you doing?

    Been like forever….

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.03.08 17:26:10 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Sheez – it has taken me this long to get home!

    Thanks for the info on the Lodge guys – much appreciated.

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.03.08 18:51:29 by Nessa Reply

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  • Okay – so nobody cares that it took me 2 hours to get home. :cry:

    Will just go and make my family some supper now …

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.03.08 19:03:37 by Nessa Reply

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  • I care, Ness ;)

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.03.08 19:07:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • :shock: WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT TOOK YOU TWO HOURS TO GET HOME?????????? :shock:

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.03.08 19:32:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Don’t I feel loved? :smile:

    You guys really don’t want to live in Jhb again – rain for the last week and no power and no traffic lights. I travel 12km’s home and I could have walked faster. Was ready to pull my hair out.

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.03.08 19:58:58 by Nessa Reply

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  • Live in Jhb again?????

    Never have, will try my best to never have to either.

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.03.08 19:59:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – actually meant SA. It sucks big time!

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.03.08 20:00:47 by Nessa Reply

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  • I always use this example of why it is better to live in Dbn.

    When i was still in SA I worked for a Jhb based company. We decided to move medical aid schemes from NMP to Discovery.

    OH WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!

    Discovery was excellent but the premiums caused a huge stir with the Jhb crowd. :smile:

    Discovery decided that the quality of life in Durban was better/less stressfull/safer etc than in JHB so therefore our premiums were less for a Durban resident than for an identical package for a JHB based resident.

    As our packages werer based on cost to company the boys in JHB were not very happy. :wink:

    Durban Rocks.
    As the packages were based on cost to

  • Comment 95, posted at 18.03.08 20:05:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – that’s all good and well but I wouldn’t earn half my salary in Durban. We have been looking at moving to the coast for the last 2 years. Tiger would be fine because the kind of work she does is very popular at a holiday destination. My hubby is alreay in his late 50′s and wouldn’t find a job there easily. So, for now, we are unfortunately stuck in Jhb – hope that will change in the near future. I hate it here.

  • Comment 96, posted at 18.03.08 20:09:45 by Nessa Reply

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  • If I ever move back to SA, which I seriously doubt I will, it will be to the Cape. Joburg was good for 5 years, but never again

  • Comment 97, posted at 18.03.08 20:22:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Kette loves the Cape, I can’t stand the place.

    DURBAN RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOCALS ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :smile:

  • Comment 98, posted at 18.03.08 20:23:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Now that’s an interesting option.

    The law firm I work for has a very big branch in Cape Town. In fact our head office is there – so I could probably get a transfer. Tiger hates Cape Town though – she wants to live in Umhlanga Rocks (I wonder why)?

  • Comment 99, posted at 18.03.08 20:32:05 by Nessa Reply

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  • Durbs as shocking for IT jobs. Cape Town is at least a bit better. I have plenty friends in both places

  • Comment 100, posted at 18.03.08 20:32:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – if that’s the case, if we go to Cape Town, will have to leave my hubby in Jhb. Bothe he and Waz are in IT.

    Waz does various things though, among others, data warehousing. He does a lot of work for VW and Toyota and travels a lot. He also does training for Crystal software. He can pretty much work anywhere.

  • Comment 101, posted at 18.03.08 20:37:05 by Nessa Reply

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  • Nessa send him to KSA PLENTY IT work out here and GOOD money :cool:

  • Comment 102, posted at 18.03.08 20:38:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Data warehousing? My company knows a little bit about that :-) What does hubby do?

  • Comment 103, posted at 18.03.08 20:40:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • KSA – he has worked in Bahrain before. Did some work for the King of Bahrain a while ago who raved about him – sent a letter to his company when he got back. He is now contracting on his own – think he would love to go back there. Think he worked there for about 3 months. That’s why, the other day, when you said your weekends were different to ours – he knew what you were talking about.

    Funny enough Tiger was going to go and work with that guy I was telling you about in Bahrain. He works at Banyan Tree Spar. However, they took too long to offer her a position and she opened up her own salon. Think she would have liked it there though for a year or two.

  • Comment 104, posted at 18.03.08 20:44:16 by Nessa Reply

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  • http://jobs.saudiaramco.com/jobs/jobs/nonSaudiHomeAction.do

    look at information technology

  • Comment 105, posted at 18.03.08 20:44:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Hotels in Bahrain have some COOL spas/salons

  • Comment 106, posted at 18.03.08 20:45:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • RD – hubby has always been involved in setting up networks. He goes into a new environment – sees what they need from the cabling up and sets about getting in all the right people to quote and later instal. He sort of does himself out of a job every few years though when they are up and running and don’t need him anymore.

  • Comment 107, posted at 18.03.08 20:46:08 by Nessa Reply

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  • KSA – thanks for that link. Will get Waz to take a look.

  • Comment 108, posted at 18.03.08 20:49:56 by Nessa Reply

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  • Seems everyone is looking now. :wink:

    10pm for me. Night all.

  • Comment 109, posted at 18.03.08 20:51:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Night KSA. Say hi to Kette for me.

  • Comment 110, posted at 18.03.08 20:53:03 by Nessa Reply

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  • Night all

  • Comment 111, posted at 18.03.08 20:56:02 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Night Prov!

  • Comment 112, posted at 18.03.08 21:00:10 by Nessa Reply

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  • Night guys. Sorry to disappear. Cooking!

  • Comment 113, posted at 18.03.08 21:03:39 by robdylan Reply
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