Clayton(PJLD)

Hazy views from high up at Newlands


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Original Content, WP on 14 Aug 2008 at 12:48

Before I get stuck in I just want to say thanks to www.sharksworld.co.za and WPRugby for making this happen.

Ok so after abandoning plans off tossing a certain journo over the balcony GF and I took our seats, while I fumbled around with some paper and a pen trying to appear literate BF tried to make a quick dash onto the field to get a better glimpse of the WP dancers, he ,mumbled something about going clubbing later and needing a few moves.

So after sitting down once again we prepared ourselves for the carnage that we all expected to take place. The Sharks laden with experience and settle combinations vs WP who gave up the good stuff to the national cause and who on top off that were affected by injuries. The ref blew the whistle to start the game and a few seconds later, Big Fishs favourite hooker started the beginning of a long evening for WP by going over in the corner off of a Sharks lineout that WP managed to steal(the mind boggles).

After that though it appeared as if the WP youngsters had forgotten to read the script and decided that they were going to make a game of it and take it to the banana boys. When it came time for the first scrum I nervously scanned the perimeter to see how for the ER24 okes were from the action because I thought that besides each backline player giving up about 10kgs to the Sharkies the scrums were going to be the area where things got messy, the ref called the engaged, they players did , WP scrum held firm and I thought someone had thrown LSD into my coffee.

 The backline looked good at times as well with some enterprising play/moves and players attacking any space available to them which to me was so smart considering the size factor, because of this they often found themselves in Sharks territory and even had Wylie Human cross the chalk only to be called back for a forward pass in the movement.

Tonderai Chavanga made a few telling and impressive tackles which was rather unexpected from the skinny guy.

After just more than half an hour it looked like the heart that the WP boykies had was starting to soften and the started committing a fatal error and that was running into players, somehow managing to actually finding one specific Sharks player each time, that player being the cyborg that is Jean Deysel. Those last few minutes in the first half must have been hell as whenever contact was made this young juggernaut was around to knock the stuffing out of players, I managed to zone out of WP supporter mode for long enough to actually enjoy watching that guys do his thing, he is really an impressive specimen.

 The second half kicked off and Bobes broke beautifully but looked for contact instead of space, he found it got turned and lost the ball, Stefan cleared it, 2 WP players embarrassed themselves and gifted the Sharks a try.

 This was going to be the theme for the rest of the half as some of the guys really did try their best but the Sharks experience and class just outshone them every time.

 Joe Peterson is not a CC flyhalf, not by a long shot, I don’t recall him do anything except just chuck the ball on everytime he received it and getting owned by Shark in the 1st half(can’t remember who it was)

 At the press conference Allistair Coetzee spoke at length about the game and the season so far and the games coming up, I feel he was very honest with what he said and Fish was right in saying that journos really do have their own agenda and what you read in the papers are sometimes so far from what the coach said or was getting at that you wonder if they actually just have one brandy too many and make up their own stuff when they get home.

 He also let on that the S14 is the premier competition from whichever way you look at it and preparation will be built around that, the S14 first and the Currie Cup an almost distant afterthought(in the eyes of the Big Brass, not the coaches and players) but that every team he puts onto a field is the one he fields is best for the task at hand, and will never put out a team with the view of losing the game.

 Without a Dictaphone I can’t recall all that was said but I know that after hearing him have his say I did soften my opinion on him in a big way.

To close I just want to add that Bobo is really a top oke , to see the way he speaks and interacts with folk really impressed me to know end, even when leaving the stadium, he greeted , chatted and posed for a pic with everyone that approached. That’s really cool.

Till next time

Claytie



53 Comments

  • Nice read, Some paragraphs might make it a tad easier.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.08.08 12:53:39 by Sauce Reply
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  • Oh sheizer
    something went wonky somewhere

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.08.08 12:56:39 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • you angling for a SW-sponsored dictaphone, Claytie? Nice work, chap… glad you enjoyed it?

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.08.08 12:59:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 2) : I fixed up your font problem… the rest is up to you

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.08.08 13:02:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • I sorted the paragraphs, you still seeing it different?

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.08.08 13:04:46 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Good stuff claytie…

    I’m sure if you google hard enough you’ll be able to find a reasonably-priced, spit-free, 3rd hand dictaphone. :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.08.08 13:08:26 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 6) : Or…you can use your cellphone… :cool:

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.08.08 13:10:19 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 6) : :lol: i mention the dictaphone because the dude had alot to say and i dont have the attention span to much.

    plus with mornes boet and duane around the chirps and crap talk was going thick.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.08.08 13:15:47 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 8) : did Fish manage to piss Plum off?

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.08.08 13:20:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 8) : :lol: I see…but unless you are using a brick for a cellphone you should be able to use it for audio recording. :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.08.08 13:23:42 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : His Jedi mind trick didnt work

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.08.08 13:29:28 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 11) : we will need to invest in further training

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.08.08 13:47:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 11) : @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    Pinky and The Brain…plotting to takeover… :shock:

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.08.08 14:01:41 by blackshark Reply

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  • Narf!

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.08.08 14:18:29 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 14) : TROZ!

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.08.08 14:22:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • Goot one Claytie :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.08.08 14:23:31 by xtal Reply

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  • @xtal (Comment 16) : tjips Claytie – it’s your wife ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.08.08 14:27:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • :shock: :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.08.08 14:29:15 by wpw Reply
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  • whatsup wiff my pic? i look rather wide :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.08.08 14:29:19 by xtal Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Woah!hide the dop!

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.08.08 14:34:01 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.08.08 14:37:13 by xtal Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 20) : drink it all, quick!

    Xtal, I think you should try uploading your pic again… something has gone skeef

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.08.08 14:38:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jaaaa she does look a bit Emily Rose(ish) :???:

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.08.08 14:40:03 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • :evil: 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.08.08 14:45:53 by xtal Reply

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  • @xtal (Comment 24) : much better. How do you like the new Blue Bull song? ;)

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.08.08 14:57:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • havent paid much attention to the bulls this season. i was actually a full on Stormers supporter :eek:

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.08.08 15:07:04 by xtal Reply

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  • i changed my pic…. it still looks the same tho :?:

    are you excited for Sat?

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.08.08 15:10:24 by xtal Reply

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  • LIES!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.08.08 15:13:21 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Ahem… Fair weather… cough…supporter… cough cough…

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.08.08 15:14:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : got your Sharks jersey yet? ;)

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.08.08 15:16:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks PJLD.
    Just one question, why was the view hazy. (anything to do with the aforementioned LSD?)

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.08.08 15:17:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • :lol: i know, things change so quix..
    PJLD passop!

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.08.08 15:17:48 by xtal Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) :

    Blasphemy I tell you!!! :evil:

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.08.08 15:19:04 by wpw Reply
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  • YAY it changed! cheers guys! goodluck for Sat….. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.08.08 15:22:36 by xtal Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 31) :We were a bit high up

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.08.08 15:42:09 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 35) :
    Now if that isnt an ambiguous answer I dont know what is. :lol:
    BTW did you guys have to sign a code of conduct before Sharksworld were willing to officially link themselves to you two.

    Im also very intrigued by the agendas that different jornalist have, would love to have a piece on your observations but realise that may be treading on thin ice.

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.08.08 15:54:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • #35 High being the operative word…

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.08.08 15:57:05 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 36) : :lol: :lol: dude i hadn’t even noticed.

    Maybe Rob was still high on endorphins after a good run when he decided to put my name forward to wprugby but i aint complaining, was a cool experience

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.08.08 15:57:57 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Rob, KSA BJ has been released early to go to Ulster, leaves at end of this month! on Sharks site :sad:

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.08.08 16:05:17 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • On this one too

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.08.08 16:13:09 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 38) : Sharksworld is very much about equal opportunities. We give opportunities to dronkies like Clayite, in other words… ;)

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.08.08 16:14:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac)- you get accreditation for this week?

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.08.08 16:18:35 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 42) : If i did id still be breaking out the ol b-boy headspin here at my desk

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.08.08 16:26:30 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Instead of taking a laptop along, Claytie decided to take his Bonteheuwel Briefcase. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.08.08 16:27:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 42) : I’m good, but not THAT good

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.08.08 16:32:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • lol @PJLD and Rob.

    Well considering i got me some tickets – i will do my best to file a match report.

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.08.08 16:49:35 by Sauce Reply
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  • I dont know whether to say you are a top oke or an asshole(4 having the tickets)

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.08.08 16:53:19 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 46) : most kind ;)

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.08.08 16:57:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hehehe!

    Good read Claytie!

    I’m just glad that you didnt feel the need to quote me too literally – the guys who know me know that I talk a lot of nonsense; but maybe some of our readers don’t. :oops:

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.08.08 20:45:35 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 49) :

    Yep I pretty much take all your comments at face value :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.08.08 05:29:10 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • lol PJLD

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.08.08 08:37:24 by Sauce Reply
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  • Half-way through the first showing of the WP/Sharks game… spot on reporting PJLD…

    Boy how was Wepener, Alberts and Vermaak in the game before…

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.08.08 09:10:01 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Shot bryce, had i gone into more detail or given the second half more love i would have kicked a MorneN threads arse , so i had to cut it off.

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.08.08 09:12:48 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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