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Boks need 8 weeks rest


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 20 Nov 2008 at 06:40
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South Africa can pay a heavy price in next year’s test series against the British and Irish Lions unless their core of top players are afforded a rest of six to eight consecutive weeks.

Stephen Nell writes for Die Burger that was the warning on Wednesday from respected sports scientist Prof Tim Noakes.

He was approached for comment by daily newspaper Die Burger following former Wallaby coach Eddie Jones’s comment that Bok wing Bryan Habana simply needed three weeks on a beach and another three to four weeks of intensive speed training to regain his form.

“I think three weeks are too little. Bryan has to rest for six to eight weeks,” said Noakes.

“I recently spoke to him and he told me the longest he has rested without interruption since 2004 is for a period of two weeks.”

Noakes is convinced the Boks’ disappointing form on their tour of Britain is partly down to the fact that the players shouldered a heavy workload the last few seasons.

“I definitely think the players are tired. They started very well against Wales and then faded. There can be no other reason than the players being tired and pacing themselves,” said Noakes.

“We won the World Cup last year because we had the 15 best players on the field when we needed them.

“Jake White (former Bok coach), the Bok medical team and I worked with the goal that we should have the best 22 players available for the World Cup final.”

Noakes therefore believes it was a masterstroke by South Africa to rest their key players during the away leg of last year’s Tri-Nations tournament prior to the World Cup.

This year, however, top Boks even played regularly in the Currie Cup, when Noakes believe it was actually the ideal time to rest them.

“I can’t understand why the Boks should play in every game in the Currie Cup. It jeopardises South Africa’s chances of success in Europe,” he said.

“When you rest the players, you usually only reap the benefits the following year. We are now paying the price for last season’s success.”

Noakes is concerned that the price could be very high indeed if top Boks don’t get meaningful rest before the Lions tour.

“The guys that played more than 25 games this year and still have a Super14 coming up could be very tired by the time the Lions come,” he said.

“There could be injuries. If you lose only two or three of the eight world class players in your midst, the scale could swing in the Lions’ favour.”



76 Comments

  • :roll: They’ll have the rest of November and the whole of December to rest…that should be enough…

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.11.08 07:59:07 by blckshrk - BAFANA Reply
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  • match bonuses are not paid when u dont play.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.11.08 08:03:00 by PJLD Reply
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  • I agree with Tim – these Boks are tired.

    And believe me, a tired sportsmen isn’t just less effective, he is more prone to injury and ill-discipline as well.

    Sound familiar?

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.11.08 08:23:42 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Morning all. Butana and his pals are apparently at it again. Now they want to take the stadia away from the rugby unions because apparently “rugby isn’t God”. This was told to the 2010 LOC of all people. :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.11.08 08:24:45 by klempie Reply

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  • On a lighter note, the Blackcaps have dealt the Aussies an early blow. Read all about it here :mrgreen: :

    http://content-rsa.cricinfo.com/ausvnz2008/engine/current/match/351679.html

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.11.08 08:26:23 by klempie Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.11.08 08:26:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) : He said 6-8 weeks. right? So 4-5 should be just fine. :mrgreen:

    @klempie (Comment 5) : If that is not motivation for Smith and the boys…then I don’t know what more they need…

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.11.08 08:36:54 by blckshrk - BAFANA Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BAFANA (Comment 7) : Will be great if the Blackcaps can win a game. Will reduce the margin to Aus on the championship looaaaads.

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.11.08 08:46:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) : Agreed.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.11.08 08:46:48 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 8) :
    That would be a major boost for us.

    Last wicket still standing though…NZ needs to wrap it up pronto…

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.11.08 08:55:17 by blckshrk - BAFANA Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BAFANA (Comment 10) : Just did 214 all out. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.11.08 09:04:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 11) : Even better. Last wicket was Clarke for 98! LOL!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.11.08 09:04:48 by klempie Reply

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  • There’s another match taking place between India and England (ODI)

    England currently on 210/6 after 45.1 overs.

    India lead the series 2-0 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.11.08 09:27:44 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : A 7 match ODI series of course.

    Go India!!! :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.11.08 09:28:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : We need India to win 6-1. That way England get a hiding and we still keep second spot going to Aus.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.11.08 09:31:29 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 12) : :mrgreen:

    @wpw (Comment 13) : You mean Go Yuvraj :grin: How awesome would it be if he got another ton…? :cool:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.11.08 09:32:05 by blckshrk - BAFANA Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 12) : brilliant

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.11.08 09:37:06 by PJLD Reply
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  • @blckshrk – BAFANA (Comment 16) : That dude is just AMAZING…

    Btw, I noticed BAFANA beat Cameroon last night. WOW!!!

    4 good wins in a row!!!

    Not too shabby!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.11.08 09:40:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : Cameroon = second-string side. Don’t get overexcited. :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.11.08 09:41:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 19) :

    Bru, why can’t you just give them credit where credit is due???

    Cameroon is the number 1 ranked African nation btw. It was a good victory.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.11.08 09:44:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : Yeah…gutsy performance by Bafana. We conceded silly goals but I liked what we did with the ball and how we won it back.

    @klempie (Comment 19) : Correct- they didn’t have superstars like Eto’o etc but the squad was still made up of players who play in the big European leagues (Spain, England, France…)

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.11.08 09:46:37 by blckshrk - BAFANA Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 20) : Cameroon’s full strength team is the number 1 ranked African nation. :wink:

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.11.08 09:47:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BAFANA (Comment 21) : When they can get through to even just the second round of the AFCON I’ll start giving em credit.

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.11.08 09:48:10 by klempie Reply

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  • Kiwis have made it to stumps without losing a wicket. :cool:

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.11.08 09:51:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 23) : Well – they’ve had some disappointing results but they look like they are getting back on track…that’s what we are giving them credit for.

    I will not go into detail about the level of competition in the AFCON as compared to the RWC – that’s a discussion for another talk show. :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.11.08 09:52:50 by blckshrk - BAFANA Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BAFANA (Comment 25) : :wink: I just find it such a pity how far they have fallen. You know they were 16th in 1996 on the FIFA rankings.

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.11.08 09:54:46 by klempie Reply

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  • OK. What is the latest noise coming from the UK wrt the Boks?

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.11.08 09:56:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : Holy moly i thought it was tonight.

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.11.08 09:58:33 by PJLD Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 27) :
    Ssshhh…don’t wake them up… :mrgreen:

    I guess we’ll have a starting front row of
    BEAST-JOHN-JANNIE…meaning that PdV didn’t read rob’s article…

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.11.08 10:00:46 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 28) : :lol: You missed out boet… try and catch the highlights…

    Final score 3-2…but Teko missed a penalty which would’ve sealed his hat-trick :sad:

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.11.08 10:03:41 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 29) : Well he’s over there. He should just pop in at the hotel and give PdV his thoughts.

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.11.08 10:06:26 by klempie Reply

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  • I’ve eaten all my lunch and it’s only 10am. :cry:

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.11.08 10:08:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 29) : utterly disgraceful :)

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.11.08 10:09:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 30) : Im actually very miffed man, i do still make a point of watching their games.

    But i really thought last night was Tuesday night, i need to take some leave. :!:

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.11.08 10:15:47 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : Here’s an idea :idea: ->@klempie (Comment 31) :

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.11.08 10:17:21 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 34) : :shock: I thought last night was Thursday…

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.11.08 10:18:30 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 32) : good form

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.11.08 10:19:01 by PJLD Reply
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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 36) : WTF dude maybe you also need some leave. :lol:

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.11.08 10:19:43 by PJLD Reply
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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 35) : dude – they enforce those restraining orders pretty strictly over here…

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.11.08 10:22:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 37) : It’s my metabolism. It’s overactive. I eat like a pig and retain a close resemblance to a reed.

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.11.08 10:23:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : That should mean nothing to an international man of cyber mystery.

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.11.08 10:24:12 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : With a proper wig and facial hair you can almost pass for Beast – your problem would be getting rid of the real Beast. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.11.08 10:26:30 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 40) : I hate you :mrgreen:

    @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 42) : I could eat the real beast and I still wouldn’t be anywhere near his size!

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.11.08 10:38:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :

    And they actually scored a few… about time… tired of the draws and failure to close out games…

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.11.08 10:39:53 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 42) : Scary image that…

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.11.08 10:40:33 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : I’m hitting the gym in the next couple of months to put on some bulk. Protein shakes and all that.

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.11.08 10:42:22 by klempie Reply

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  • SA taking the piss in the “other” sport.

    326/1

    Smith 156*
    Amla 112*

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.11.08 10:43:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 46) : Take the Bafana players with you. Most of them look like Under 12′s next to the big guys from North/West Africa.

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.11.08 10:46:09 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 46) : Oh…I’ce is around so you might wanna go back to serious rugby talk… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.11.08 10:47:05 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 49) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    @klempie (Comment 46) :

    BWAAHHHAAAHHHAAA :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.11.08 10:58:19 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 40) : Lucky you.That used to be me until i took it to the limit.

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.11.08 11:11:36 by PJLD Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 46) : Benchpress, shoulder press, squat, deadlift and row.Doen it.

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.11.08 11:12:33 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 52) :

    What do u want Klemp to benchpress?? His Protein Shake??….(see “retain a close resemblance to a reed.”) :twisted:

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.11.08 11:18:52 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 53) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.11.08 11:30:49 by PJLD Reply
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  • Klempie – Stay far away from parliament if your tape worm starts talking you.

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.11.08 11:34:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) :
    …..talking to you.

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.11.08 11:39:08 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Ice, is that you in the picture? – you look like someone I know.

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.11.08 11:39:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 57) :

    Yeah its me…you once (looonng time ago) said you know me….Kozi Bay… :shock:

    Who is that someone? :cool:

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.11.08 11:41:38 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 57) : Is that person I’ce by any chance?

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.11.08 11:42:31 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 59) :

    I also want to know!

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.11.08 11:45:02 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) :

    HEY???

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.11.08 11:49:13 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • I remember Kosi.
    I nearly married her, but she was a half Bulls, half Lions supporter so it didnt work out,
    And Ice would never support any other team, or what.?

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.11.08 11:56:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) :

    NEVER!! :grin:

    How can you be “half / half” supporter anyways?? :???:

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.11.08 11:58:58 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) :

    What does that mean?? :shock:

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.11.08 11:59:41 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) :

    Or do you mean she was full of bullsh*t and grumpy like e roaring lion?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.11.08 12:01:12 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • Tape worms tend to keep people thin and hungry. The guy that assassinated Verwoerd in parliament claimed that a tape worm had told him to do it.
    Hey Klempie I’m only joking about the tape worm, stay away from parliament non the less.

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.11.08 12:09:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 65) :
    Nah she just wasn’t a big rugby fan and her brothers supported those teams so she followed suit.
    All women, at times, comply to your roaring lion analogy.

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.11.08 12:13:24 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 66) :

    Very Interesting! I like learning new things…but now that you mention that, I am sure I have heard it before… :neutral: I AM a little young for THAT part of history, u know! :wink:

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.11.08 12:15:51 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 67) :

    And thats also the closest to “BULL” i will come.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.11.08 12:16:38 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 68) :
    His name was Dimitri Tsafendas, a messenger in parliament. Amazingly he was not executed, considering who he had assassinated, and was declared insane. I think he died a few years ago.

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.11.08 12:24:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 70) :

    Yeah…that bit I know…the interesting “worm” fact was new (ish) to me…i like “trivia”… :grin:

  • Comment 71, posted at 20.11.08 12:27:38 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • Such as.. In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on th eropes the mattressed tightened, making the bed firmer. Hence the Phrase ” good night, sleep tight”…. :lol:

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.11.08 12:30:33 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • Are you multitasking on Encyclopedia Britanica or something?

    Probably handy having all those ropes just lying around.

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.11.08 12:39:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 73) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.11.08 12:42:38 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • I have a few interesting ones…GOLF…gentlemens only ladies forbidden…yeah…they need to get another name.. :roll:

    The word..F…as we know it, (married coupled had to have the consent of the King..can u belive it)…so they would paste a note on the door saying..Fornication Under Consent of the King…..so The whole town knew what the neighbour were up to that night.. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.11.08 12:46:10 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 75) :

    Okay…I was just made aware that the last one is just a popular myth… :???:

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.11.08 13:56:18 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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