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Stormers to spring surprises?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 15 Jan 2009 at 07:34
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Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus could have a few surprises up his sleeve for the warm-up game against Saracens at Newlands on 25 January.

Stephen Nell writes for Die Burger that Nick Koster, who made his Western Province debut at No 8 last year, is training among the backline players. Erasmus could experiment with him on the wing.

Tongan sevens player Alipate Fatafehi also linked up with the Stormers for a trial this week. He stands 1.93m tall and weighs 112kg.

“He’s training with us this week. He’s a big guy that can play centre, wing and fullback,” said Erasmus.

He added that Fatafehi “might” stay on with the Stormers. At this stage he is set to leave Cape Town on Sunday.

That could depend on the impression he leaves on the Stormers coaching staff this week. If he stays on, he could be used against Saracens.

Erasmus is expected to pick a strong side for the game against the English club side. It’s possible that the number of substitutes allowed may not be limited to seven.

“Nick is 19, weighs 106kg and runs the 100m in 11 seconds. He is a great player in the making,” said Erasmus.

“There are currently plenty of loose forwards around that are big, strong and physical. I want to try a few things with Nick. He has the skills of a backline player.

“Perhaps he’s a little inexperienced, but physically he is the equal of any backline player in South Africa.”

If the experiment works, Erasmus may even use Koster there in the Super14, with Gcobani Bobo and Sireli Naqelevuki possibly competing for the No 13 jersey.

Naqelevuki did well for WP when he played centre in Bobo’s absence during last year’s Currie Cup.

A handful of Stormers are still struggling with injury niggles.

Flyhalf Willem de Waal (hand) and fullback Conrad Jantjes (groin) are likely to miss the game against Saracens.

Centre Jean de Villiers (groin) and flank Schalk Burger (ankle) both have niggles, but should be ready.

There was also good news regarding tighthead prop Brian Mujati, who has recovered earlier than expected from a shoulder injury and should be ready to face Saracens.

Loosehead prop JD Moller, who dislocated his shoulder in last year’s game between the Stormers and Hurricanes, is fully fit again.



158 Comments

  • A team fielded by Rassies Erasmus without a surprise or two just wouldn’t be a team by Rassie would it. :???:

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.01.09 07:35:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Koster in the backline is still a stupid move in my view.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.01.09 08:24:26 by MorneN Reply
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  • Its like playing Steyn 12!

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.01.09 08:24:42 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 3) :

    whrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    (That is the sound of the reel as the bait flies over my head) :wink:

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.01.09 08:29:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Or Bismarck at hooker!

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.01.09 08:31:04 by MorneN Reply
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  • Another surprise sprung by the Stormers is the fake motorcycle learners licence that 4 of them have – including the goody goody. holier than thou Luke Watson.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.01.09 08:36:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • or Kabamba at wing.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.01.09 08:38:37 by molly Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 6) :

    Yeah but let’s read the whole picture on that. there is no misconduct on their part and they have given them back. I saw the article and decided NOT to post it. Seems a bit of a nothing story to me.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.01.09 08:41:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : yes but people love jumping on the “bash luke” bandwagon and that is why that website would publish it. more comments

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.01.09 08:46:07 by molly Reply
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  • Well@KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :
    Yeah right…..

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.01.09 08:51:49 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 3) : Steyn is perfect at 12 IMO.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.01.09 08:53:44 by klempie Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 3) : Ah. Sarcasm. Didn’t spot it. My bad. :oops:

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.01.09 08:54:44 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 11) :

    But shouldn’t your 12 be able to distribute??? :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.01.09 08:55:33 by wpw Reply
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  • Poor JPP and Odwa are not gonna see any ball with Steyn at 12. :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.01.09 08:56:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 9) : I don’t have to jump on that wagon. I have a reserved seat. :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.01.09 08:56:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : Steyn distributes to himself…too complicated for Stormers fans to comprehend…

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.01.09 08:57:22 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : That’s 10′s job.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.01.09 08:57:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 9) :
    Which site published it?
    I heard it on the radio and it was the lead story, they obviously see it as newsworthy.

    Considering it has to do with our moral fibre maybe it is newsworthy but maybe not so from a rugby point of view.

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.01.09 08:57:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 16) : Exactly. ;) Ruan covers distribution. Frans covers dummying to himself. :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.01.09 08:59:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 15) : it seems like most people do

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.01.09 08:59:43 by molly Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) : News24, the kings of controversial.

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.01.09 09:03:15 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 20) : I can’t wait til that first game of the season when “Dutchmen” Johan Muller, Jacques Botes, Bis and Jannie Dup, Albert vd Berg and honorary “Dutchman” John Smit get their hands on him. Damn! These guys are all too nice! :evil:

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.01.09 09:05:30 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 22) : don’t get me wrong I don’t like the guy either, but I’m more hoping that he won’t be picked to play. Not even on the bench.

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.01.09 09:08:09 by molly Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 22) :
    He will probably be “rested/injured” for all local derby’s.

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.01.09 09:09:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 23) : I hope he gets picked on the bench and gets booed onto the field by the faithful at Newlands. :twisted:

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.01.09 09:09:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) : hehe. Sammy. I think I have asked this before but can’t remember if you answered me. Is that Kosi Bay in your avatar?

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.01.09 09:10:57 by klempie Reply

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  • How did we get to Luke ? :???:

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.01.09 09:14:35 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 26) :
    Yes, and if you look really carefully you can see Ice tanning on the beach at the mouth.

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.01.09 09:15:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 27) : It is the de facto topic whenever we run out of more intelligent things to talk about. ;)

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.01.09 09:17:12 by klempie Reply

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  • Luke is omnipresent – this is SA rugby afterall – its the way he prefers it.

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.01.09 09:17:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 28) : LOL. Thought so. It was a very northern KZN look about it. I go diving at Sodwana and Ponto do Oura so I’m familiar with the area.

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.01.09 09:18:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 27) :
    Dammit dude, I tried to steer the conversation to tanning on unspoilt beaches and then you bring it back to the man.

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.01.09 09:20:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 31) :
    All very special places, but havent been for a while now.

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.01.09 09:22:16 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • i have been thinking this for ages. many of our loose forwards could play centre. we have so many quality loosies, but we struggle at centre. some guys should be converted. guys like ryan and keegan could easily be moved to centre as strong ball carriers. sometimes our players and coaches are too close minded. that is where dick and rassie have the edge. they see opportunities. but in saying that plum is a better coach than dick.

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.01.09 09:23:11 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 34) : Are you going soft on us TT? :wink:

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.01.09 09:26:59 by klempie Reply

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  • look at the size of the centres in new zealand, those guys would be put at loose forward in sa. so nz and sa both have the players but sometimes they limit them to specific roles. another example would be jacques botes magic defence could also be used at centre. it keeps the opposition guessing. and an unsettled opposition is easier to beat.

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.01.09 09:27:02 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 34) :

    Your blindside flank’s game or skills set is pretty similar to that of a 13, 8th man to a 15.

    But you must never forget that a massive portion of your game in any position, is the tactical and positional appreciation you show for that position and how to read the game from there.

    Skills alone gets you to the first XV at school level, beyond that it changes dramatically.

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.01.09 09:28:22 by MorneN Reply
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  • He is a lightie so i suspect this would be a good time to play him around – its also worth noting he played 99% of his school career at centre – so its not like he is a gimp or this is a first for him. Besides having an 8th man on the wing is always handy.

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.01.09 09:31:00 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 38) : Like in a Currie Cup semi final? ;)

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.01.09 09:35:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 16) : Oops I forgot. It IS always about him isn’t it??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.01.09 09:35:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 38) : gimp = Pierre Spies??? :roll:

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.01.09 09:38:03 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 22) : dude… Honorary Dutchman? I have so many comments, but none of them will really do that justice…

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.01.09 09:43:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : No man. Let me explain. He has an Afrikaans surname. Hence “Honorary”. It was all tongue in cheek man. :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.01.09 09:45:23 by klempie Reply

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  • besides which, John Smit is far too much of a professional and a gentleman to think of settling a personal issue on the rugby field. Not that he has any personal issues with Watson anyway.

    Nah, Wolla’s the oke who will dish out retribution and he won’t do it illegally either. He will just run at (and over) little Luke so many times that he’ll rapidly start to lose interest and rather decide to pursue a career as a motivational speaker.

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.01.09 09:45:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : Take note of the same post in which I clearly stated that they are ALL too nice to take Puke out. :razz:

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.01.09 09:48:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 43) : aha! I get it.

    Kinda…

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.01.09 09:48:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.01.09 09:48:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : So not really? :razz:

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.01.09 09:49:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : not so much :)

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.01.09 09:52:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : Well, hopefully everyone else did otherwise I might be have some irate souties and japies dishing similar retribution. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.01.09 09:57:08 by klempie Reply

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  • having :oops:

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.01.09 09:57:43 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 43) :

    Dude, can I claim honorary ‘white’ status cos my dancing skills are in the same league as Mr Bean’s… :roll:

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.01.09 10:05:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 52) : in other words, I don’t have rhythm. :shock:

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.01.09 10:08:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 52) : you have the belly to be an honorary dutchman :)

    (ok – sorry… that was offsides!)

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.01.09 10:08:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • http://www.thetimes.co.za/Sport/Article.aspx?id=918422

    Fears that Boks will break down…

    …but Super 14 coaches can’t rest stars.

    A former member of the Springbok medical staff recently told The Times that he was concerned that senior Boks were likely to break down this year after two gruelling seasons of almost non-stop rugby.

    And yesterday, Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus hinted that, though it was a concern for him, he couldn’t be expected to mollycoddle his stars.

    “The Boks are everything as far as South Africans are concerned, but we owe our supporters the best as well,” Erasmus said. “So we are going to work hard to try and make sure that the balance is right between playing for South Africa and playing for the Stormers and WP.”

    Already captain Jean de Villiers is nursing a groin strain and sitting out as a “precaution” while star flank Schalk Burger is nursing an ankle injury. Conrad Jantjes and Brian Mujati have both been on the injured list but will be ready for the start of the campaign.

    The Times’s source said that several leading players such as Frans Steyn, Burger and Juan Smith had played more than 2000 minutes of competitive rugby in the past 24 months — over and above a training regime that is four times more than that.

    His data, gathered over years, suggests that the time has come where many players will start breaking down due to injuries related to overuse and fatigue. The same happened in 2006 after two and a half gruelling years following the 2003 World Cup.

    The Boks are up against the British Lions this year and it could be catastrophic for coach Peter de Villiers and rugby in general if the world champions fail to win.

    “We really want to manage the players well this year,” Erasmus said. “Jean played a helluva lot of rugby last year and Schalk Burger played 8.6 matches for the Boks in terms of minutes.

    “He played about a total of nine matches in terms of minutes for the Stormers and WP and Andries Bekker’s numbers are similar. It’s such a challenge to keep everybody happy in the system.

    “The guys with niggling injuries have hardly played for us since May. Schalk has only played 3.8 matches. We couldn’t have managed him badly in that time and we actually gave him three weeks off before the end-of-year tour.

    “The same goes for Brian Mujati and Conrad Jantjes, who also have niggling injuries. They were out of our system for the better part of seven months last year and I don’t believe you can expect them to play less than three matches for WP.

    “We are worried because after the Super 14 we go straight into the Lions tour and there’ll be no rest for the Boks and we don’t expect them to be rested.

    “We need a return on our investment in these players and that means playing them in the Super 14 which, in my opinion, is the superior domestic tournament.

    “But it’s not just my concern, it’s a concern of all the coaches in the Super 14.”

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.01.09 10:17:27 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Sounds like you guys are missing the “old South Africa” days – they made many people honourary whites when it suited them and was in their interests.

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.01.09 10:17:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 56) : Salmo… please don’t go there. It was light-hearted – let’s keep it that way

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.01.09 10:21:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 55) : I’ll put 100 bucks on the “source” being Tim Noakes… anyone want to bet against?

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.01.09 10:22:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) :
    Mine was even more lighthearted – didnt you pick that up?

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.01.09 10:22:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : :evil:

    It is the truth though! :cry:

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.01.09 10:23:30 by wpw Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 59) : perhaps I’m just over-sensitive. Let’s just let it lie.

    @wpw (Comment 60) : start running. It’s fun once you get into it.

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.01.09 10:25:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) :

    My shins can’t even handle it when I run 1km.

    I am extremely unfit. I do have a mountain bike though… :roll:

    Reason I haven’t been cycling = I fell on my gat and injured my coccyx and it takes forever to heal.

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.01.09 10:28:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 56) : HEHEHEHE

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.01.09 10:31:13 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) : No it’s not! I was wondering that yesterday when I nearly killed myself for a measly 20 seconds. Got back in the office and was thinking, “I’m sure people only do this to keep fit. It CAN’T be recreational!”

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.01.09 10:33:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : To harsh on the gimp :grin:

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.01.09 10:33:39 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 62) : swimming?

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.01.09 10:34:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 64) : It does get really enjoyable after a while.@robdylan (Comment 66) : now THATS difficult.

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.01.09 10:41:30 by PJLD Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 64) : concentrate on enjoying the experience… the goal is not to run as fast as you can in the beginning. Yuo rather want to build up your endurance by what they call “long slow running”/ So instead of trying to run 1km as fast as you can, rather go for a nice leisurely half hour jog. Your speed will naturally increase over time as your endurance and fitness improves

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.01.09 10:42:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob how many k’s do you do a day?

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.01.09 10:44:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 69) : I’ve got slack… was doing about 6-7 km three times a week

  • Comment 70, posted at 15.01.09 10:47:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 68) : Well, to be honest, that was the approach I was taking until yesterday when that bokdrol Ice got on my case about 10 mins for 1.7 km being too slow and I’d be better off walking. :roll:

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.01.09 10:48:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : Oh ok cool. Got back from what?

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.01.09 10:49:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 72) : oh “slack”. :oops:

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.01.09 10:50:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 71) : Not exactly the person you want to take exercise advice from :!: :!:

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.01.09 10:51:34 by PJLD Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 71) : ja, but Ice is one of those annoying natural athletes who can do nothing for years and then just sommer decide to run a 10k in 40 minutes… It helps that she only weighs about 9kg :)

    BTW – if you can do 1.7km in 10 minutes, then you can probably do 5km in around half an hour. That’s more or less the speed that I run at… it’s very slow by “professional” standards but not bad at all for beginners like us. The important point remains… when you start running, you need to concentrate on stamina, not speed

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.01.09 10:54:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 73) : I edited it… started saying “bad” then changed my mind halfway through…

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.01.09 10:56:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : So 1.7km in 10 mins is acceptable? Good. Now excuse me while I go and have a word with The Drol. :twisted:

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.01.09 11:02:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 76) : Phew! I thought I was going mad for a second! :oops:

  • Comment 78, posted at 15.01.09 11:02:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 78) : well – I still wouldn’t rule that out completely.

  • Comment 79, posted at 15.01.09 11:21:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 77) : Thats also what i thought, nothing wrong with that time meneer.

  • Comment 80, posted at 15.01.09 11:21:19 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : :evil:

  • Comment 81, posted at 15.01.09 11:25:21 by klempie Reply

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  • Thanks for the advice Rob and PJLD. I’m gonna give it a go!!!

    :grin:

  • Comment 82, posted at 15.01.09 11:26:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 62) : Are you sure it ain’t a “Dik Wiel Back Paddle” :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 83, posted at 15.01.09 11:27:13 by Charlie Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 80) : Thanks boet. I feel a bit better now.

  • Comment 84, posted at 15.01.09 11:27:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 82) : No worries pal

  • Comment 85, posted at 15.01.09 11:30:57 by PJLD Reply
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  • May I ask a question?
    When is Ricky Januarie’s drunk driving case come up???

  • Comment 86, posted at 15.01.09 11:50:35 by Me2 Reply

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  • “come” ….comming :oops:

  • Comment 87, posted at 15.01.09 11:51:16 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 87) : not sure… maybe they’ll combine it with the cases against the four Stormers guys who bought their bike licences… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 88, posted at 15.01.09 11:59:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Speaking of court cases & drinking.

    A drunk district judge was thrown out of a courtroom after she forcibly kissed a solicitor and swore at a prosecutor.
    Esther Cunningham drank brandy before appearing as a solicitor to represent her cousin in a dangerous dog case.

    She told an usher to ‘f*** off’ and called the CPS lawyer ‘a f***wit’, the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal heard.

  • Comment 89, posted at 15.01.09 12:00:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) :

    i gather molly was refering to Keo. I saw it on News 24.

  • Comment 90, posted at 15.01.09 12:01:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 88) : oh – I see it has already been mentioned. KSA is right… it’s a nothing story and I was just kidding around

  • Comment 91, posted at 15.01.09 12:03:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) : Still seems a bit fishy to me… :twisted:

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.01.09 12:05:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 92) : yeah – but the Stormers and fishiness are kind of a package deal, innit?

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.01.09 12:16:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good day too all and sundry, looong time no blog but just in time for warm up to s14 hope all had a decent festive period ,lets bring the elusive trophy to kp (what a beautiful sight) right next to the c/cup go sharks!!!

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.01.09 12:27:29 by dragonshark Reply

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  • @dragonshark (Comment 94) : yeaaha!

    Welcome back. Don’t be such a stranger

  • Comment 95, posted at 15.01.09 12:29:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @dragonshark (Comment 94) :

    Load that avatar so we can associate you with something. :wink:

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.01.09 12:37:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 90) : It’s on iol now too.

  • Comment 97, posted at 15.01.09 12:45:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 71) :

    I stick to my opinion…@PJLD (Comment 74) :

    I did excercise extensively at one stage of my life and I am talking of experience, although not current..

    @robdylan (Comment 75) : @PJLD (Comment 80) :

    Maybe that is current experience talking….but not good enough in my opninion..if you do something, do it well..or leave it.. :twisted:

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 98, posted at 15.01.09 13:17:26 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 98) : but surely the point of running is to compete against yourself?

  • Comment 99, posted at 15.01.09 13:37:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 99) :

    I was always too good to compete against myself…it got boring.. :mrgreen:

    Just kidding Rob – but I do set high standards for myself!! :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 100, posted at 15.01.09 13:38:51 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 100) : :roll:

  • Comment 101, posted at 15.01.09 13:40:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 99) :

    Yourself and others mate.

    I HAVE to be competitive to run, If i’m just running against myself i soon get bored.

  • Comment 102, posted at 15.01.09 13:52:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 102) : Don’t make YOUR self-discipline issues ours. :wink:

  • Comment 103, posted at 15.01.09 13:55:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 103) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 104, posted at 15.01.09 13:56:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 102) : @robdylan (Comment 99) : @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 100) : I thought the aim was to run against the clock :roll:

  • Comment 105, posted at 15.01.09 14:08:22 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 105) : The aim is to not die from a coronary before I hit 60.

  • Comment 106, posted at 15.01.09 14:15:23 by klempie Reply

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  • it all depends on what you want to get out of it. I’ll never be able to run as fast as someone like Ice, who has a far better build for it than I do. So does that mean I must just not even bother?

  • Comment 107, posted at 15.01.09 14:18:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 107) : NO!!! You just keep on doing the things you enjoy…for enjoments sake! Imagine what the Comrades would be, if only the top runners competed?
    In all sports you have the “good ‘uns” and the “also rans”…I often wonder who enjoys the game or event the most :smile:

  • Comment 108, posted at 15.01.09 14:25:14 by Me2 Reply

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  • I’m built more for comfort than speed. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 109, posted at 15.01.09 14:25:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 106) : what is http://www.interpret.co.za?

  • Comment 110, posted at 15.01.09 14:28:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 (Comment 108) : I think it’s the first guy running the last mile with the Comrades baton. :roll:

  • Comment 111, posted at 15.01.09 14:30:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 110) : It’s a porn site Rob.

  • Comment 112, posted at 15.01.09 14:32:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 112) : no it isn’t!

  • Comment 113, posted at 15.01.09 14:37:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 37) : agreed, combinations play a large part as well. look how well jacque jean and ryan work together
    and how poor spies schalk and juan work together. yet some people would say the latter are better players.

  • Comment 114, posted at 15.01.09 14:37:53 by try time Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 111) : You would because you are sooooo competitive :lol:
    I think it is a guy somewhere in the middle, who just runs for the “hell of it” and gets his 10th silver!!!

  • Comment 115, posted at 15.01.09 14:38:23 by Me2 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 113) : LOL.

  • Comment 116, posted at 15.01.09 14:40:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 115) : Bringing us back to the subject again :wink:

  • Comment 117, posted at 15.01.09 14:40:26 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 115) : I had to break it to you but silver isn’t “somewhere in the middle”. :razz:

  • Comment 118, posted at 15.01.09 14:41:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 118) : hate :oops:

  • Comment 119, posted at 15.01.09 14:43:07 by klempie Reply

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  • Doesn’t everybody that finishes the comrades get some kind of medal?

  • Comment 120, posted at 15.01.09 14:47:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 120) : Nope.

  • Comment 121, posted at 15.01.09 14:50:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 120) : Hang on


    Gold Medals: First 10 men and first 10 women.
    Wally Hayward Medals (Silver centred medal circled by gold ring) : 11th position to sub 6hrs 00min
    Silver Medals: 6hrs 00min 01sec to sub 7hrs 30min.
    Bill Rowan Medals (Bronze centred medal circled by silver ring) : 7hrs 30min to sub 9hrs 00min.
    Bronze Medals: 9hrs 00min to sub 11hrs 00min.
    Vic Clapham Medals (Copper Medal): 11hrs 00min to sub 12hrs 00min.

  • Comment 122, posted at 15.01.09 14:54:33 by klempie Reply

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  • OK so everyone who finished under the cutoff gets one. But you can see, silver is nowhere near the middle. LOL

  • Comment 123, posted at 15.01.09 14:55:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 118) : Yes it is!!! :razz:

  • Comment 124, posted at 15.01.09 14:56:08 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 124) : Comment 122. Read it ‘n weep Mama! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 125, posted at 15.01.09 15:00:20 by klempie Reply

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  • I gotta respect anyone who finishes the Comrades, i dont care how long you take.

  • Comment 126, posted at 15.01.09 15:00:53 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 126) : I would never do that to my poor body.

  • Comment 127, posted at 15.01.09 15:04:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 127) : I know how i feel after 15kms, i think ill implode if i do 90.

    Poly shorts nogals, you can keep it!

  • Comment 128, posted at 15.01.09 15:10:43 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 128) : yeah. Furthest I have ever run is 13. Reckon I’ll push that up to 21… might even do 42 for a laugh one day, but I’ll never run 90. There’s just no f*kin way

  • Comment 129, posted at 15.01.09 15:18:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is the washie 100 still going? those okes need their heads checked. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 130, posted at 15.01.09 15:34:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 129) : Pussy. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 131, posted at 15.01.09 15:34:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 108) :

    Thats why I dont run the Comrades…i’d hate to win it all the time… :twisted:

    @robdylan (Comment 107) :

    No Robs – i am just pulling your leg…I take my hat of to everyone who tries to do something…I did way too much running in my lifetime to want to jog another mile, at my age I prefer team sports…or is it sportZ… :wink:

  • Comment 132, posted at 15.01.09 15:35:19 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • Interesting cottage pie I’ve got here. They have used maccaroni instead of mash for the roof. :smile:

  • Comment 133, posted at 15.01.09 15:36:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 133) : That’s not really a cottage pie then. :wink:

  • Comment 134, posted at 15.01.09 15:37:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 132) : Ja drol. Does D know you are married to someone else Mrs Fordyce? :roll:

  • Comment 135, posted at 15.01.09 15:38:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 134) : Whatever dude. It’s awesome. :) Just hope it doesn’t klap with a stitch in 2 hours’ time.

  • Comment 136, posted at 15.01.09 15:40:12 by klempie Reply

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  • So Koster does an approx. 11-second 100m. Very impressive. Good player that.

    I wonder what Kanko and Daniel do it in? Anybody?

    I will share my 5km time with ice in 2 months… :wink:

  • Comment 137, posted at 15.01.09 15:40:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 131) : hey pal… you ever run further than 1.7? :)

  • Comment 138, posted at 15.01.09 15:44:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 137) : Kanko can’t be too far off.

  • Comment 139, posted at 15.01.09 15:44:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 137) : They should rather give us the players’ 40m time.

  • Comment 140, posted at 15.01.09 15:46:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 129) : I shceme i can enjoy a few 21′s, 42 seems a bit of a chore.

  • Comment 141, posted at 15.01.09 15:47:19 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 141) : Although my pops with this comrades and 2 oceans medal collections seems to think im soft :oops:

  • Comment 142, posted at 15.01.09 15:48:22 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 138) : I used to do 5km cross country at school. ;)

  • Comment 143, posted at 15.01.09 15:54:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 141) : There are some nice 21′s just down the road here at Tuks. :wink:

  • Comment 144, posted at 15.01.09 16:00:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 139) : I’ve asked the question… will see what comes back

  • Comment 145, posted at 15.01.09 16:03:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 145) : Cool. Thanks. His dad played wing not?

  • Comment 146, posted at 15.01.09 16:04:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 146) : Speed must be in his genes.

  • Comment 147, posted at 15.01.09 16:04:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 144) : now that takes me back…

  • Comment 148, posted at 15.01.09 16:05:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 145) :
    Muchos Gracias.

    @McLovin (Comment 147) :
    Like your kids, he must be a pedigreed animal, having being sired by a thoroughbred. :razz:

    @klempie (Comment 144) :
    Best way to work up a sweat. :oops:

  • Comment 149, posted at 15.01.09 16:07:58 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 144) : Better than Bloem 21′s.

  • Comment 150, posted at 15.01.09 16:08:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 150) : missed of a ‘?’ :oops:

  • Comment 151, posted at 15.01.09 16:09:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 146) : he did indeed

  • Comment 152, posted at 15.01.09 16:11:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 149) : Vir seker!

  • Comment 153, posted at 15.01.09 16:12:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 150) : Same product, different label. :wink:

  • Comment 154, posted at 15.01.09 16:13:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 154) : Thought so. :smile:

  • Comment 155, posted at 15.01.09 16:14:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Another 10 seconds off. Again…not fun. :oops:

  • Comment 156, posted at 15.01.09 17:53:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 156) : progress :)

  • Comment 157, posted at 15.01.09 18:06:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 157) : I think 1.7 is the farthest I’ll ever do.

  • Comment 158, posted at 15.01.09 18:24:39 by klempie Reply

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