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Sharks have the firepower – do they have the will?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 18 Jul 2008 at 10:11
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Running an eye over the Sharks team named to take on the Cheetahs, there is far more to make one positive than may be immediately apparent.

In the tight five, the visiting Durbanites make a strong claim to having the better combination, on paper at least. While the Free State props, Wian du Preez and Kobus Calldo are both young an promising, their Sharks counterparts, Deon Carstens and Jannie du Plessis are Springbok veterans, boasting a hundred-and-plenty Currie Cup caps, as well as 20 or so Bok ones, between them. Although Sharks hooker Skipper Badenhorst has never really set the world alight, he does boast a fair bit of experience, having been around for bloody ever (he was at Affies the same time I was at Boys’ High, just to put this in perspective). His opposite number is, Jaco du Toit, has been pulled into the Cheetahs team at the last minute to cover for new Bok Adriaan Strauss. Whichever way you look at it, this move has to disrupt the Cheetahs to some extent. The Cheetahs would appear to have the upper hand on the bench, with Richardt Strauss more experienced than his Sharks counterpart Craig Burden. Both are dynamic, though and one would expect Burden to be sharper, given that Strauss is just coming back from injury. Robbie Harris has more experience than Phillip Lemmer, although neither replacement prop is really a world beater.

In the second row, each side boasts and experienced campaigner, with Johann Muller and Barend Pieterse both having been around seemingly for ever. Pieterse is a master at lineout time, but his relatively small stature ( only 1.96m and 110kg) has somewhat hampered his progress at higher levels of the game. Muller is bigger, stronger and is no slouch in the lineout himself. Also, he brings the experience of having captained the Boks in New Zealand; something which few can claim. Steven Sykes and David de Villiers are similar players, of similar size and playing style. Their battle at the front of the lineout, as well as in the tight phases, should be an interesting one to watch. On the bench, th Sharks may just have the second row battle won, with Albert van den Berg likely to have far more of an impact than journeyman Flip van der Merwe.

Free State appear to have the upper-hand in the loose forwards, with the combination of Hein Brüssow, captain Hendro Scholtz and Bioplus van der Merwe one of the form units in the competition. Their Sharks counterparts have struggled to gel all season and it won’t get any better this week with yet another new face at number 7. Jacques Botes and Keegan Daniel are operating quite well at 6 and 8 respectively, but big Nik Blignaut has never really shone as a loose forward and will need to up the tempo of his game considerably. The Sharks will want to win the tight five battle and try to suck the roving Cheetahs loose forwards in, but it’s going to be a long day for the Sharks if Brüssow gets up to his usual ball-stealing tricks. Skholiwe Ndlovu and Kabamba Floors are similar impact options and should cancel one another out, to an extent.

The halfback battle should be enthralling. Scott Mathie and Neil Powell are both journeymen at best, but one position further out we have the unpredictable Chris Rossouw against the frankly, completely crazy Frenchman Fred Michalak. The Sharks’ enfant formidable is just as capable of bamboozling his own teammates as he is the opposition, but when on fire, few can touch him. Certainly at his best, the pedestrian Rossouw would not be able to live with him. Which Fred will pitch up, though?

The Cheetahs have picked teenage wünderkind Rob Ebersohn at inside centre, with the defensively frail JW Jonker outside him. Although the youngster is a capable one-on-one tackler, he is a pretty tiny unit by today’s standards and the Sharks might feel that the Cheetahs midfield will present opportunities for the strong-running Andries Strauss and Waylon Murray to exploit. Then again, should Ebersohn be afforded any room whatsoever in which to weave his magic, the Sharks centres may well find themselves chasing Jonker to their own tryline all evening.

Henno Mentz and Eddie Fredericks are probably reasonably well matched on the one side of the field, with Fredericks possibly not as quick, but more dependable than the mercurial Mentz. On the other, expect fireworks as new Sharks sensation Chris Jordaan comes up against Jongi Nokwe, possibly the fastest man in the Currie Cup this year. Stef Terblanche and Bevin Fortuin will wage their own battle as opposing fullbacks and we can only hope that both opt to keep the aimless kicking out of it and rather aim to bring their wingers into play on the counter-attack.

The backline benches are much of a muchness. The Sharks’ danger-man will be replacement scrumhalf Charl McLeod, who has pace aplenty, while the Cheetahs will look to sevens star Fabian Juries to provide the spark coming on.

The Sharks can take this – the question is, do they want it badly enough?

Teams:

Sharks: 15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Chris Jordaan, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Henno Mentz, 10. Frederic Michalak, 9. Scott Mathie, 8. Keegan Daniel, 7. Nikolai Blignaut, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Johann Muller ( Capt ), 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Skipper Badenhorst, 1. Deon Carstens
Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Robbie Harris, 18. Albert van den Berg, 19. Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Riaan Swanepoel, 22. Monty Dumond

Free State: 15 .Bevin Fortuin; 14 .Eddie Fredericks, 13. JW Jonker, 12. Robert Ebersohn, 11. Jongi Nokwe; 10. Chris Rossouw, 9. Neil Powell; 8. Schalk van der Merwe, 7. Hendro Scholtz (capt.), 6. Heinrich Brussow, 5. Barend Pieterse, 4. David de Villiers, 3. Kobus Calldo, 2. Jaco du Toit, 1. Wian du Preez. Replacements: 16. Richardt Strauss, 17. Phillip Lemmer, 18. Flip van der Merwe, 19. Kabamba Floors, 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Hendrik Meyer, 22. Fabian Juries



132 Comments

  • call me crazy, but I’m backing us to take this. Sharks are always best when we’re the underdogs!

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.07.08 10:19:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • You really know how to lighten up one’s Friday.

    Well…I’ve been feeling ok about our chances for the whole week…now I feel a lot more ok :smile: .

    Tough times ahead for our loose trio (if we can even call it that)…but- surprises ONLY happen when you’re not expecting them.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.07.08 10:31:02 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 2) : Keegan and JB will need to put in MAMMOTH performances.

    Ah hell, all the forwards will

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.07.08 10:33:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : I agree, The Sharks always perform better when underdogs, its like they want to prove something – Motivation. And personally I think Freddie will have a cracker of a game, remember his carreer was threatened after than injury and he has been working really hard to come back into the game. He has looked really eager to get back in, I believe on Saturday the “enfante terrible” will be on the parck, he will put up quite a performance!

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.07.08 10:51:25 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • My Lucky nr is 4.. but not for the reasons you think…but I am also glad that he is back on lock…

    sharks to take cheetahs – no doubt in MY mind… :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.07.08 11:02:54 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 5) : yeeha! Let’s do it

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.07.08 11:11:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • They bleddie better, I’ve picked them on SB. :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.07.08 11:14:54 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 7) : you are a good man! ;)

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.07.08 11:17:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    NIKE!!!! :wink:

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.07.08 11:37:10 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) : isn’t that “JUST do it!”?

    Where is everyone today?

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.07.08 11:39:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Morning all!!

    Let’s not forget that the Cheetahs have lost their No.1 hooker to the SBs.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.07.08 11:45:59 by Me2 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    ja man – dont spoil my moment now!.. :wink:

    howdie Mama!!

    Ja – where the frick is everyone?? :???:

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.07.08 11:56:47 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Me2 (Comment 11) : true… one of only two players out :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.07.08 12:04:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 12) : Hi Ice!!
    Lovely voice you got there :mrgreen:
    I think everyone is trying to work & blog in between :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.07.08 12:06:35 by Me2 Reply

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  • this is anybody’s game with the forwards well matched, both backlines looking a little bit scratchy…. Michalak could get something going and get our boys to really play, on the other hand Ebersohn continuously breaks the line and makes things happen around him… this is really so open… i’m hoping the Plumtree factor, which has yet to show this CC, will break the deadlock

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.07.08 12:08:48 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • Free State must be hurting with all those players out, not like the Sharks, only missing, what 14 or 15 players!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.07.08 12:12:20 by hellbent Reply

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  • @spykerbaard (Comment 15) : I think we have just got to CONCENTRATE 100% of the game and grind out a win…we are capable of doing so, as we have proved so often in the S14.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.07.08 12:12:49 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 14) :

    Mama – I did not quite get that… :oops:

    @hellbent (Comment 16) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.07.08 12:15:59 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @hellbent (Comment 16) : Currie Cup bullies

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.07.08 12:18:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : WC & 3N spectators

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.07.08 12:24:38 by blackshark Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : Your “Happy Birthday” song :???:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.07.08 12:24:54 by Me2 Reply

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  • Free State appear to have the upper-hand in the loose forwards

    And that is where games are won and lost more often than not. Cheetahs to take it.

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.07.08 12:24:54 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Me2 (Comment 21) :

    Why Thank you,Ma’am! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.07.08 12:28:48 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Cricket update :

    England 9/0 (4.0 ov)
    South Africa

    Batsmen R
    AN Cook 7
    AJ Strauss 2

    I thought we were supposed to bat first…

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.07.08 12:29:42 by blackshark Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : @robdylan (Comment 1) : Ok you are crazy.. but then you are in good company, well in mine anyway!

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.07.08 12:31:14 by Ragged Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 22) : “appear” is the operative word! Sharks to win :grin:

    anyone know who the match “Officals” are?

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.07.08 12:32:09 by Me2 Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 22) : Shhhh…. I’m trying to ignore that fact ;)

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.07.08 12:32:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 24) : not another A Strauss!

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.07.08 12:36:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 22) : Morne go away :twisted: its been a shit day, I don’t need to read posts like that one :sad:

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.07.08 12:37:00 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 24) :
    Seems like mr Smith is trying to single handedly change the thinking of test cricketers for generations to come by deciding to bat second when the toss is won. He’s done it twice in arow now. :shock:
    English pitches obviously get better for batting the longer they are played on.

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.07.08 12:38:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Me2 (Comment 26) : Mark Lawrence = Ref and Cupido or should we say Stupido is the TMO! I don’t remember who the Assist refs are.

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.07.08 12:40:43 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 29) : what can we do to make your day better? ;)

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.07.08 12:42:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 30) : maybe Smith just isn’t very clever?

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.07.08 12:42:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 30) : Just remember Heningly is not a “typical” English wicket :wink:

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.07.08 12:43:34 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 34) : :oops: Headingley :oops:

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.07.08 12:46:06 by Me2 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Was just about to complain about the same thing.
    The Strauss’s are taking over !!! :shock:

    @Salmonoid (Comment 30) : I’m confused. McKenzie basically begged Biff to bat first
    if we won the toss…unless that was just a strategy to throw the Poms off…make them stay on fielding mode. We’ll have to see if this can be justified (by a win…not a draw).

    @MorneN (Comment 22) : Stop trying to spread your propaganda on sharksworld. :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.07.08 12:46:50 by blackshark Reply

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  • This is madness. Bowling first again? :evil:

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.07.08 12:51:59 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : Get Eskom to switch the electricity in Richmond! These fools managed to blow the Transformer and now we are three days without electricity :twisted: I hate cold showers and fortunately we are huge fans of the Braai!

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.07.08 12:54:38 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 36) : Morras is just being the voice of reason… damn him! ;)

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.07.08 12:54:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 38) : ah shit – sorry to hear that. Wish I could send you some of the electricity we have here in the UK… problem is, it costs so bloody much it would bankrupt me to do so :evil:

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.07.08 12:58:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 31) : Thanks Mad! At last we seem to be getting better refs :!:

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.07.08 12:58:20 by Me2 Reply

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  • So waar, someone took a wicket. :cool:

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.07.08 13:00:20 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 38) : Joys of “Country Living” :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.07.08 13:00:20 by Me2 Reply

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  • Morkel to Cook, OUT, massive appeal and it’s given! Misdirected down the leg side, Boucher dives across to leg, and South Africa go up in unison. Bowden takes his time, understandably, but up goes the crooked finger! Replays don’t appear to be entirely in support of the decision – the ball clearly clips the thigh-pad on the way through

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.07.08 13:01:10 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 42) : A rather “dicey” decision from what I hear :!:

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.07.08 13:01:14 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 45) : You hear correctly. :smile:

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.07.08 13:05:23 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 46) : Now Vaughn is OUT…nothing wrong there :!:

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.07.08 13:07:23 by Me2 Reply

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  • shplah

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.07.08 13:13:19 by PJLD Reply
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  • Steyn to Vaughan, OUT, full, edged and gone! Vaughan falls to his nemesis for the second time in the series, and now South Africa are fully in control. Just enough bounce and movement to take a thick edge, and Graeme Smith at first slip swoops to complete a comfortable catch

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.07.08 13:14:25 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 47) : Seems ol’ Smittie’s decision might pay off. :shock:

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.07.08 13:15:03 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Hope Pietersen makes a duck. :evil:

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.07.08 13:15:39 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Hahaha

    Okay a Bok arti is up which might put a smile on your face again Sharksmad

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.07.08 13:17:08 by MorneN Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 51) : To confound you….. he hits a SIX :!: :sad: for you :!:

  • Comment 53, posted at 18.07.08 13:18:52 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 53) : I knew I should have kept my mouth shut. :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 18.07.08 13:21:26 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 52) : ah thanks will go read it immediately :razz:

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.07.08 13:22:30 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 43) : Used to love Richmond but these last couple of days I have been wondering why :shock:

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.07.08 13:23:32 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • Now Makhaya needs to come to the party. :evil:

    He hasn’t been great for ages now.

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.07.08 13:29:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 57) : True that…maybe he should be dropped for the next test. Let’s see what Zondeki can do.

    ( I love how we’ve just hijacked this thread :lol: )

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.07.08 13:45:51 by blackshark Reply

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  • 62/3 :!:

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.07.08 13:53:45 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Morkel to Strauss, OUT, got him now! A great delivery from Morkel, round the wicket, finds some lift and Strauss fends on the back foot, slightly away from his body and the meaty edge goes through and is pouched without trouble

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.07.08 13:54:13 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • blackshark @ #58

    Especially since Rob hates cricket…

    Maybe i should put up a cricket thread… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.07.08 13:56:21 by wpw Reply
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  • Morkel seems to be doing well on the English pitches.

    bs

    I would’ve prefer Langers on tour… much better option than Nel or Zondeki imho cos of his ability to swing the ball.

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.07.08 13:58:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 61) : That’s still bad but I think it’s better than polluting the rugby thread with this cricket garbage. :mrgreen:

    @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 60) : :smile: Wow!!!

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.07.08 13:59:50 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 62) : Oh yes… him too. He’s a much better bowler than HE thinks.
    The less I say about Nel the better.

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.07.08 14:02:42 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 64) : Hi BS long time no talk :grin:
    Sorry I had to attend to some work…has Langers not retired from international cricket after the Nel disaster?

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.07.08 14:10:35 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 65) : Hi Me2 … :mrgreen:

    I don’t know the full story there but I hope he hasn’t retired. He’s a fierce bowler…especially for the ODI’s.

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.07.08 14:15:14 by blackshark Reply

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  • Lunch – 70/3 (24 Overs)

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.07.08 14:15:51 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • bs and Me2

    Charl decided to sign a Kolpak contract and retired from International cricket.

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.07.08 14:21:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 24) : It was a VERY important toss to win and we HAD to bowl first…no question about it. It’s very overcast in the North of England today and the ball swings loads under overcast skies. Bear in mind that the weather forecast for Sat and Sun is much better and if the sun shines, conditions for batting become a lot easier.

    We need to bowl the Poms out for under 200…especially in light of the fact they have weakened their batting and have Ambrose coming in at 6! We need Flintoff to be in, facing a relatively newish ball!

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.07.08 14:23:42 by Villie Reply
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  • Cricket? On my beautiful Sharks thread?

    SHAME on all of you!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.07.08 14:29:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • Villie

    Has Collingwood been dropped? :shock:

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.07.08 14:32:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 66) : BS- I think I am right BUT hope NOT. I feel he was a very underestimated player and very sad that he ended his career because Arendse made him a politcal prawn. I really admired the guy for standing by his principals.

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.07.08 14:32:22 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 69) : One word – overcast – nuff said Villie. :grin:

    We need to break the current partnership ASAP…can’t have KP & Bell rebuilding the innings. This would be a good time for Ntini to join the party.

    Morkel is the future, aint he?

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.07.08 14:35:04 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : :eek: note my tears :cry: !!!

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.07.08 14:35:05 by Me2 Reply

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  • “They” say to auto refresh you have to go to preferences/workload preferences and adjust the default which will be at 0. I don’t know, it is what “they” say. :wink:

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.07.08 14:35:12 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : It’s Friday! :wink:

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.07.08 14:36:23 by Villie Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 68) : Ah…joined Kemp and them…

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.07.08 14:37:06 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 77) : Yeah but had already announced his retirement.

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.07.08 14:41:14 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 76) : Hey Villie!! Hows the weather treating the golphers today?

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.07.08 14:43:00 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 78) : Our loss then…

    @Silver Fox (Comment 75) : Still going on about the autorefresh ? :lol:

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.07.08 14:44:49 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 80) : If I don’t, who will??? :grin:

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.07.08 14:46:56 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 75) : huh?

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.07.08 14:47:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 71) : Yes!

    Ambrose coming in at 6 and Flintoff at 7. They say they don’t want to put Flintoff under too much pressure to perform considering he has been out for so long.

    They have also selected an ex Aussie Darren Pattinson for his FIRST test cap in place of Sidebottom who failed his fitness test!

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.07.08 14:48:12 by Villie Reply
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  • Oh HELL what’s wrong with me 2day :oops: golfers :oops:

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.07.08 14:49:22 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 79) : Howzit Me2

    It’s awful weather again for the golfers. I live about half an hour from Royal Birkdale and its starting to rain now, the wind is also up (but not as bad as yesterday). Some high scores will be shot no doubt!

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.07.08 14:50:40 by Villie Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 81) : My mouse does it for me!!!!

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.07.08 14:51:16 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 85) : Mary says they are having quite reasonable weather in London…thought I was mad, when I asked her about the wind & rain :lol:

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.07.08 14:53:03 by Me2 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 82) : Does your blogg have those options? Like I said, I really don’t know, but there is a bloke on the net that claims something to that effect. And he says it is really very simple.But I may be way off target here.

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.07.08 14:53:06 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 88) : It is a little bit more difficult than that… but I have a plan.

    Let me work on it over the next few days, ok?

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.07.08 14:55:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) : Your the man,man :wink:

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.07.08 14:57:12 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) :

    i like a man with a plan!.. :wink:

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.07.08 15:00:42 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Steyn to Pietersen, OUT, got him now! Steyn punches hard, delighted, after finding a better length outside off, Pietersen flashes firmly away from the body and the thick edge goes through

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.07.08 15:04:10 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 91) : Icy, you like the “hands on” man, cause I had the plan. :roll:

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.07.08 15:05:12 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 91) : you have not done to badly either young lady.
    Changing codes does this not sound good? :wink:
    Pietersen gets rousing appaluse for his 45 from 46 balls, but he is a furious man as he walks off, knowing that he’s hardly done the job for England
    Steyn to Pietersen, OUT, got him now! Steyn punches hard, delighted, after finding a better length outside off, Pietersen flashes firmly away from the body and the thick edge goes through

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.07.08 15:07:07 by Ragged Reply

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  • what do you guys think of the idea of a “refresh” in the fantasy league? Everyone gets 5 free trades between round 6 and 7… ?

  • Comment 95, posted at 18.07.08 15:08:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Now we need to get a few more quick wickets and I’m sure we’ll knock them over for less than 250.

    Go Proteas!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 96, posted at 18.07.08 15:10:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 95) : Now your talking, the league has gone seriously flat!!

  • Comment 97, posted at 18.07.08 15:11:00 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 93) :

    But you are a luigat! :twisted: :twisted:

    @Ragged (Comment 94) :

    Oh – i did not realise.. :wink:

  • Comment 98, posted at 18.07.08 15:13:20 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 95) : You have my vote… I would suggest however you may only change players that have left the country or who have not played at all in the season.( well I leave it you) But the idea is a good one.

  • Comment 99, posted at 18.07.08 15:15:46 by Ragged Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 98) : you are too modest! :roll: You really have taken up my profession!

  • Comment 100, posted at 18.07.08 15:17:45 by Ragged Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 100) :

    i have???? :shock:

  • Comment 101, posted at 18.07.08 15:28:46 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Ragged (Comment 100) : Explain in detail please!! :lol:

  • Comment 102, posted at 18.07.08 15:30:17 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 102) : Check my profile on superbru!

  • Comment 103, posted at 18.07.08 15:31:40 by Ragged Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 103) : You got it wrong, not to me!!

  • Comment 104, posted at 18.07.08 15:32:44 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • talking about Superbru, I see that there are lot of so called Shark supporters who do not back their team… :cry: I always have and I am torn between head and Heart I normally go with the heart. Worked in S14 but seems like not doing it in the CC

  • Comment 105, posted at 18.07.08 15:34:20 by Ragged Reply

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  • Ntini to Ambrose, OUT, round the wicket and gets the dismissal, forced across him, Ambrose pushes at it, takes the edge and Boucher takes yet another chance, another straightforward too

  • Comment 106, posted at 18.07.08 15:34:20 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 106) : yes but last few balls were dispatched for 4′s.
    Freddy off the mark with 4.

  • Comment 107, posted at 18.07.08 15:36:44 by Ragged Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 101) :

    :mrgreen: [email protected] pratertjie?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 108, posted at 18.07.08 15:39:36 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • 131/5 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 109, posted at 18.07.08 15:40:13 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 105) : Uuhhmm, I’m one.Guilty.They do need to wake up in a serious way though and that is my way of protesting. To call names like “so-called”??

    @Ragged (Comment 103) : Not too shabby. Did it take very long? :grin:

  • Comment 110, posted at 18.07.08 15:42:15 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • 137/5 (37 overs) Drinks

  • Comment 111, posted at 18.07.08 15:43:42 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Is this a Test or ODI?
    or 20-20?

  • Comment 112, posted at 18.07.08 15:47:59 by hellbent Reply

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  • @hellbent (Comment 112) : Where you from son? :grin:

  • Comment 113, posted at 18.07.08 15:50:03 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 111) :

    yes please!! :twisted:

  • Comment 114, posted at 18.07.08 15:51:00 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Another one gone!!! Bell!!

  • Comment 115, posted at 18.07.08 15:53:06 by Me2 Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 114) : *LOL*

  • Comment 116, posted at 18.07.08 15:53:55 by Me2 Reply

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  • Kallis to Bell, OUT, oh dear oh dear, he was looking a million dollars, but he’s now dragged onto his middle stump! A bit of action on the ball from Kallis, negating the swing, and Bell pushed hard with bat away from pad, and off he goes :lol:

  • Comment 117, posted at 18.07.08 15:55:06 by Ragged Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 110) : if the cap fits!

  • Comment 118, posted at 18.07.08 15:55:55 by Ragged Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 114) : Double, baie ys?

  • Comment 119, posted at 18.07.08 15:56:49 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 118) : :grin:

  • Comment 120, posted at 18.07.08 15:58:19 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • 160/6

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 121, posted at 18.07.08 16:06:30 by wpw Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 119) :

    You know me too well… :wink:

  • Comment 122, posted at 18.07.08 16:06:37 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Flintoff OUT :!:

  • Comment 123, posted at 18.07.08 16:20:03 by Me2 Reply

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  • Cheers all – be COOL (as ice)… :wink:

  • Comment 124, posted at 18.07.08 16:25:25 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Broad…GONE!!!

  • Comment 125, posted at 18.07.08 16:27:46 by Me2 Reply

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  • Cheers Ice…looking forward to me glass of wine tonight!!!

  • Comment 126, posted at 18.07.08 16:30:21 by Me2 Reply

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  • Panesar gone… :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 127, posted at 18.07.08 16:40:49 by wpw Reply
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  • Going home now to see if we can catch the Proteas batting after tea!!!
    Have a great weekend!

    GOOO SHAAARKS!!!

  • Comment 128, posted at 18.07.08 16:43:26 by Me2 Reply

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  • Debut boy gets a 4

  • Comment 129, posted at 18.07.08 16:46:40 by PJLD Reply
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  • Lets wrap this up Biff…

  • Comment 130, posted at 18.07.08 16:47:43 by blackshark Reply

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  • you all had a good day here on sodding cricketworld.co.za? :twisted:

  • Comment 131, posted at 18.07.08 17:16:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • How’s this? From Rugby365…

    Prediction: There’s a bit more than territorial pride at stake in this game, so all eyes on Vodacom Park. The Sharks on paper seem the more resourceful and experienced side, but those boys from the Free State have something mystical in their diet. Sharks to win a tight game by six points.

  • Comment 132, posted at 19.07.08 08:26:21 by robdylan Reply
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