KSA Shark ©

Bulls facing protest action


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, Super 14 on 16 Apr 2008 at 11:40

Bulls supporters are so upset and disappointed with their team’s poor performances this season, that they are planning a protest against “poor service delivery”.

Rugby 365 reports that die-hard fans of the Pretoria franchise will reportedly launch their protest outside Loftus Versfeld Stadium, home of the Bulls, on Saturday, according to Die Beeld.

The Bulls will meet the Highlanders on the same day in a Super 14 clash, that is also seen as a ‘last chance saloon’ for the beleaguered Bulls and their coach Frans Ludeke.

Chris Coetzer, a fanatical Bulls supporter from Richards Bay, said on Tuesday that he is one of a group of around 1000 supporters in the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal who are all very keen to voice their concerns over the dire Super 14 performances of the Bulls this year.

“Everyone knows me as Chris ‘Hou by die Blou’ (stick with the Blues), because there is only one team for me. That’s why all these fanatical Bulls supporters like me experience the team’s misfortunes as if there was a death in the family. Our hearts are aching, and every Saturday the knife is thrust deeper and deeper.”

“The people in our towns are almost exclusively Sharks supporters, and they are openly laughing at us and our team.

“I know one needs permission to have picket protests, but the more we talk about it, the more we realise it is a good idea to have our say at the Loftus gates.”

Coetzer and company are not the only Bulls fans that are at their wits’ end. A petition has been launched on the internet, containing a motion of no confidence against Ludeke and the rest of the coaching staff. By Tuesday, the petition already contained 399 signatures of disgruntled supporters.

The petitioners state that they are not out to threaten anyone or give unfair criticism, but that they cannot express their concern over the regression of their “beloved team” in any other way.

The petition also takes exception to team selections. The feeling is that many senior players are picked purely because the Blue Bulls Company (BBC) invested so much money in them, which means that the best team does not necessarily get onto the pitch.

In a reaction to the issue, Blue Bulls Company Chief Executive Officer Barend van Graan simply stated that he was aware of the petition.



30 Comments

  • Hmmmm….

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.04.08 12:50:23 by robdylan (LTOFT) Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Oi Tjops! How goes?

    Please enlighten the Namibian – what are these MLA’s behind your nicks for?? I missed that completely…
    All I see is:
    Bobd(Lord of The Flies)
    KSA(F!jian)
    WPW(YMCA)

    :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.04.08 13:01:05 by Namboer Reply

    NamboerUnder 21 player
     
  • I am afraid as loudly as the Bulls are complaining their apathy is getting the better odf them.

    399 signatures? The petition has been around for almsot 2 weeks now and if that is all they can come up with then it is a bit dissappointing.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.04.08 13:03:50 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Comment 2 of 3, posted at 16.04.08 13:01:05 by Namboer

    :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.04.08 13:05:21 by Clayton Reply
    Administrator
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
     
  • lol, what a joke.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.04.08 13:08:32 by cab Reply

    cabVodacom Cup player
     
  • Hey namboer :smile:

    We have all added little “phrases” behind out names’

    YNWA = You’ll Never Walk Alone
    LOFT = Love Them Or Fear Them

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.04.08 13:09:05 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • I guess they are really serious about this…

    They seem to be concerned anout “Sharks fans” laughing at them…and this might just add to the joke collection…

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.04.08 13:13:22 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
     
  • Sorry

    LTOFT – Love Them or Fear Them

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.04.08 13:20:26 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • The Lord Of The Flies thing was funny though… :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.04.08 13:22:17 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
     
  • Aaaaah, now the blind man sees! :razz:

    Only taking the mickey hey, no intent to belittle or anything. If I read over those MLA’s quickly, those were the possible explanations I came up with. Know they don’t even match the letters, but like I said, it’s when I read quickly! ;)

    What’s your’s then KSA? And Blackshark, would that be Jaws as in the movie?

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.04.08 13:25:09 by Namboer Reply

    NamboerUnder 21 player
     
  • YMCA :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.04.08 13:25:09 by Clayton Reply
    Administrator
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
     
  • Was trying not to laugh at a Stormers man…but now that you’ve broken the ice clayT… :lol: YMCA.

    Nam – initially it was the movie JAWS…I was urging the Sharks to bite! But later it evolved to Just Attack With Style…which means the same thing anyway…

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.04.08 13:32:39 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
     
  • KSA’s is “F@k julle! Ek loop nou!” :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.04.08 13:47:47 by robdylan (LTOFT) Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • BobD @ 13:47 – no wonder he’s not keen to elaborate! The ‘Kette will wash his mouth with soap :lol:

    Wes – sorry nu, no hard feelings I hope!

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.04.08 14:13:16 by Namboer Reply

    NamboerUnder 21 player
     
  • Well i was hoping Namboer would figure it out on his own.

    Even Ice figured it out on HER own. :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.04.08 14:14:34 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • :shock: And where is I’ce?

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.04.08 14:17:17 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
     
  • Just Attack With Style – good one. And they might take your advice more seriously!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.04.08 14:18:02 by Namboer Reply

    NamboerUnder 21 player
     
  • Was gonna add in my initial post – PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THE BLADDY PENGUIN, I BEG YOU!!!

    :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.04.08 14:20:35 by Namboer Reply

    NamboerUnder 21 player
     
  • I hope that Kockott will fire them up to do just that…even Superglue Barritt…

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.04.08 14:22:49 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
     
  • Namboer

    The Penguin is a looooooooooooooong story to which I still don’t have all the details.

    Apparently before the S14 started there was some discussion on one of the threads on Sharksrugby and SOME comment was made about people (not sure if it was Shark supporters) thinking or behaving like they live in the Antarctic.

    Rob then put it on this website when he designed the logo.

    That is as much as i know.

    Maybe one of the Sharksrugby regulars who were on that thread where this happened can give US more info.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.04.08 14:24:08 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Bulls supporters really need to get a life.

    They’ll mock all and sundry when their side is up but when things are bad they cry.

    Wait and see how low the attendance figures will be at Loftus this year and how abysmal they’ll be next year.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.04.08 14:45:54 by VinChainSaw Reply
    Author
    VinChainSawTeam captain
     
  • #

    Even Ice figured it out on HER own. :wink:
    Comment 15 of 21, posted at 16.04.08 14:14:34 by KSA Shark © (FJ!EL

    Watch it!!! :twisted: :twisted:

    I BS – we had loadshafting…..

    My baby is playing her first netball match today!!! (Well – if she is anything like her mom…she will be bloody good!! :lol: :lol: )

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.04.08 14:50:27 by I'ce (ISWT) Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.04.08 14:51:23 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • You will not smile so “breed” if i am done witchu! :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.04.08 14:55:46 by I'ce (ISWT) Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • You mean there might be a few gaps in that smile then :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.04.08 14:56:38 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • You got that right!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.04.08 14:57:54 by I'ce (ISWT) Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • Thanks KSA, slowly but steadily getting to the bottom of the fowl business…
    ;)

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.04.08 15:45:55 by Namboer Reply

    NamboerUnder 21 player
     
  • The genes in the Ice family are top quality – her baby is like 1 year old or so and she’s already playing netball. Eat your heart out Freddy.

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.04.08 16:12:38 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • KSA, Nam
    If I remember correctly some bloke called robdylan indicated, on the Sharks website, that he was from a place called Hamchutney which it was established was in Antartica on a mission to save penguins (I think), well it snowballed from there….

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.04.08 16:20:08 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • very very rapidly ;)

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.04.08 16:49:10 by robdylan (LTOFT) Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.