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Should Adi play 12 for the Sharks?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 12 Aug 2009 at 10:02
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If the talk is to be believed, Adrian Jacobs is poised to take over from the departing Jean de Villiers at inside centre for the Springboks. It’s hardly surprising, given that Bok coach Peter de Villiers used Jacobs at 12 back in the duo’s Valke days, with great success.

Now, assuming that the move does indeed happen and that Adi (once again) manages to silence his (ridiculously numerous and vocal) detractors by putting in some good performances in Green 12, what implications would there be for the Sharks? We saw last year that, the moment Adi got into the Bok starting lineup regularly, he immediately leapfrogged all other contenders for the Sharks number 13 jersey. Can we expect the same to happen again?

For the record, I happen to think Jacobs would make a fine inside centre, particularly on attack. His dynamism, pace of the mark and quick hands are just what you want in one of your key play-making positions, even though the inevitable question marks over his defence will always remain in the minds of those who have already decided that he can’t tackle, despite all evidence to the contrary.

My concern, though, is that the Sharks don’t really need another inside centre, while our outside centre stocks are quite alarmingly thin. If Adi does indeed claim the Sharks 12 jersey (which would be his right if he plays there for the Boks) then we need to start doing some serious re-organisation of the backline. In particular, we find ourselves really hoping that Waylon Murray comes right in the number 13 jersey.

If Jacobs stays at outside centre, then we can use Rory Kockott, Ruan Pienaar and Juan Hernández at 9,10 and 12 respectively. That would be a pretty exciting axis, no doubt – all players equally adept at the running and kicking game. Assuming Louis Ludick joins the Sharks as reported, he would form an exciting back three with JP Pietersen and either Odwa Ndungane or Stefan Terblanche, depending on which of them is in better form. Murray gives us some good bench options, together with Riaan Swanepoel and a host of others, including the Cronjé twins.

If we move Adi one spot closer to the actions, however, we’re suddenly scratching our heads as to what do with Hernández, or, if we decide to let the Argie play flyhalf, how to accommodate Pienaar and Kockott in the same 15. Hernández may well go to fullback, in that case, which might seem a perfect solution if Terblanche doesn’t carry on. The Ludick situation is a big unknown, but assuming he does make the move, what will we do with him? I’d like to see him start at fullback because I feel he will be a Bok in that position before long, but perhaps he’ll need to be eased into the team off the bench.

This second scenario does leave us with no option other than Murray at outside centre, though, unless we opt to once again press one of our inside centre options, such as Swanepoel or Strauss, into service as a makeshift 13. Neither has the pace to make it at outside centre at Super 14 level, though.

What do you think, fans? Which position would suit Adi best, within the context of the greater team dynamic?



143 Comments

  • OOOO gats! Waar is Salomo nou?? :shock:

    Rory Kockott, Ruan Pienaar and Juan Hernández at 9,10 and 12 respectively…would that now be Juan at 12??or Pienaar? :twisted:

    i dont know if Murray can hold the candle against Adi…but Swannie has been pretty impressive??

    I do not see that he can really “claim it” …Our Bok SKIPPER was on the bench for the Sharks..

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.08.09 10:09:27 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • As you rightly say Rob, we need a quick 13 and we simply don’t have one. Waylon tends to crab sideways which puts pressure on the wing, we need a Deon Kayser type – quick and ready to run straight. Of course, he had the benefit of Trevor Halstead at 12 who sucked in three defenders and made Kayser’s job a lot easier!

    We miss Brad Barritt methinks!

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.08.09 10:24:49 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Im also not totally convinced that just because someone plays in a certain position in the Bok team that he should automatically fill that position in his provincial team. The Sharks have been very accommodating when it comes to the requests of the Bok management to play a player in a certain position.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.08.09 10:36:10 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Nice problem to have. It will depend on Waylon(although he has been out so long) Ideal would be Hernandez at 13..has he played there before?? Louis can play Fullback and wing and would be a good impact player so maybe have Hernandez at 15. Is Swannie quick enough to be a 13….lots of questions so few answers.

    Amazing that a couple of weeks ago we battled to put a backline together and now we don’t know what to do with all the players

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.08.09 10:41:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Well, as a fellow Sharks supporter, I think Adi should play 13 in order to accomodate Ruan at 10 and Juan at 12.

    Go SHARKS!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.08.09 10:44:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Come again… :?:

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.08.09 10:50:05 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Great idea, why didn’t I think of that.

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.08.09 10:50:37 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : you should rather have a picture of your mouth with the slogan “foot goes here” :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.08.09 11:03:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    I am still awaiting your response…please explain what that means…especially the play 12 to accomodate someone else at 12…

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.08.09 11:18:08 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 9) : I think it’s called “fat finger syndrome” :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.08.09 11:22:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 9) :

    What are you talking about???

    I said Adi should play at 13. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.08.09 11:23:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) :
    :mrgreen:

    Keep Adi at 13 for the Sharks…

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.08.09 11:26:06 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) :
    Unless Waylon regains his fitness and form in record time…

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.08.09 11:26:42 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.08.09 11:28:39 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • play adi anywhere between 12 & 13, let him alternate with hernandez & confuse the living daylights out of opposing defences the same way he did with jdv last year & they both ended up earning themselves player of the year nominations…he is versatile!

    Or like morne suggested here last week, play hernandez @ first five-eighth & ruan @ second then adi 13

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.08.09 11:28:45 by quota Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 11) :

    Rob – can you perhaps block wes’s ADMIN RIGHTS for a day or two?? ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.08.09 11:30:01 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • but i’m not convinced if plumtree or bashford have the know-how make the sharks backline fire to its potential…

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.08.09 11:31:55 by quota Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 16) :

    :shock: :evil:

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.08.09 11:32:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 16) :

    He will never do that.

    I add ‘colour’ to the site. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.08.09 11:33:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : I wouldn’t bet on that :)

    @quota (Comment 17) : I fear you may be right :(

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.08.09 11:40:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) :

    You reckon??? :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.08.09 11:41:17 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • I think Adi at 12 is a fine idea, besides helping the national cause – it should help the Sharks resemble a union side and not a league side thats incapable of more than one pass before breaking down or making an error

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.08.09 11:42:11 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 22) :

    hey – Frans Verstaan is gone, so I think that problem is sorted in any case!

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.08.09 11:47:43 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • Robbo – any chance I can get the facebook reference on the bottom of the left margin removed from my profile?

    It’s giving me a wee problem with the IT nazis…

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.08.09 11:52:45 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 22) : yes, but the alternative here is Hernandez – at least, to my way of thinking.

    Maybe JMH can play 13? I guess it could work out…

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.08.09 11:53:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : I would love to see adi inside his flair is what the sharks backline needs again. I remember the days he came off the bench for sharks and the sharks woke up everytime he was on. At 12 he will get the ball more, and he is good at running at gaps to push over the advantage line. Oh ja rob, how do i add a picture. Also i would play juan over ruan anyday at fly. not that ruan is bad :grin:

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.08.09 11:56:41 by JJR Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 23) : You will be rueing the day you sent him to eat baguettes…..

    @robdylan (Comment 25) : You sound like Morras now…

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.08.09 11:57:45 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 24) : sure thing dude… I’ll get to it now.

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.08.09 12:01:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 27) :

    I did NOTHINg of the sort… :shock: :wink:

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.08.09 12:01:31 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 26) : Go here: http://www.sharksworld.co.za/wp-admin/profile.php

    There’s a space at the bottom for you to upload a picture.

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.08.09 12:02:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 29) : So you deny it ? :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.08.09 12:04:01 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : shot, have u seen the heidelberg rugby club video, guys running on with knives attacking the ref and players?

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.08.09 12:08:55 by JJR Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 31) :

    My lips are sealed… :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.08.09 12:09:52 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • waylon actually did very well against the leopards, was running straight and hard, took two guys every time to bring him down, now he only needs to learn how to offload after bumping the first guy, and then ill take him on 13,also hes a great tackler!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.08.09 12:14:49 by willa Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 24) : Check it out now

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.08.09 12:22:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 34) : that is good to hear

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.08.09 12:27:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • If meisiekind turned down Province maybe they should make Adi an offer.

    Would be to the benefit of the Boks as he can then play with the worlds best centre on a regular basis. Win win situation. :twisted: :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.08.09 12:34:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 37) : Whats this I heard about Adi wanting to play for WP :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.08.09 12:39:31 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 37) : Eish i hope he turns them down….

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.08.09 12:39:46 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 39) : eish I hope you are right we all know that All the Good Sharks go to WP to retire :roll: Stransky, Russel, AJ Venter, Bobo; Pukey, Percy…

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.08.09 12:45:16 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 39) : who, WO or Adi?

    @provincejoulekkading (Comment 38) : those rumour have been doing the rounds like forever :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.08.09 12:45:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 1) : when you combine Rob’s and Morne’s theories you will get the “undercover flyhalf” Kockott at 10, Ruan at 12, which leaves multiskilled Hernandez at 9 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.08.09 12:47:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • 9 Kockett, 10 Pienaar, 12 Hernandez, 13 Jacobs does have a good ring to it. It would solve the Hernandez/Pienaar dilemma of who to choose.

    I mean why pay millions to a guy so he can sit on the bench all season long?

    Reading those four names on a teamsheet would make any oppo coach nervous.

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.08.09 12:51:47 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 42) :

    An that is thinking out of the box!! That’s what we said the other day!! Now is the chance to practise on provincial level (ruan @ 12) and then PDivvie can do it at national level if it works!!

    :twisted:

    Morras!!!! Waars jy??? ek sien hier kom nou groooootttt ^%$^$&#&#&… :wink:

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.08.09 12:51:55 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 34) :
    Now that is good to hear.

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.08.09 12:53:24 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Man, Oh man – I just had rumpsteak strips and chips withy peri=peri sauce…that was delicious!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.08.09 12:54:16 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 46) : drool!

    @Pink Oyster (Comment 43) : especially if you start adding Pietersen and Ludick outside them…

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.08.09 12:57:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • or how about turning Waylon Murray into a specialist left wing? Let JP play at 14, which is his Bok position anyway, let Odwa retire (or play backup fullback)

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.08.09 12:58:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 37) :
    I thought of the same thing, it seems a good idea and will greatly help the national cause as well.

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.08.09 13:00:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : Killer backs. I’d hate to punt wayward balls downfield to guys who’ll tear you apart.

    Feeling almost jealous here. :evil: No outside centre or good wings (when Habs leave).

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.08.09 13:01:15 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : @robdylan (Comment 35) :

    You rock dude. Many, many thnaks.

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.08.09 13:03:23 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • This is a moot argument – with Hernandez at 10 or 12 nobody outside of him will touch the ball anyway.

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.08.09 13:06:10 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 50) : funny that you guys haven’t managed to get sort of decent use out of Jaco Pretorius. Then again, Olivier tends to hog, doesn’t he? If you could find a way to get Wayne Julies back to his best, you could play Olivier at 13, which I reckon is his best possie anyway.

    As for the wings, that Shadow vd Heever kid looks the business. Just give him a year or two.

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.08.09 13:06:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 51) : anything for a pal.

    @VinChainSaw (Comment 52) : I think you’re confusing him with Morné Steyn :)

  • Comment 54, posted at 12.08.09 13:07:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 43) :
    Your backline sounds great..with ball in hand but looks a bit on the fragile side if they were to spend the afternoon defending. Having said that I dont really even know what JMH’s defence is like – just judging on size here.

  • Comment 55, posted at 12.08.09 13:13:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) : that’s when you pull the switcheroo and bring on Swannie and Strauss

  • Comment 56, posted at 12.08.09 13:20:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : I think Pretorius was already past his sell-by date the last year or so at the Lions. He was totally anonymous in last year’s cc with the Lions. I think he was bought on reputation rather than form. I was happy when he came, but I’d be more happy now if he leaves. :lol:

    Agree on vd Heever. Think they will start with him in Habs place, but other than that speed is a bit lacking at the rest.

  • Comment 57, posted at 12.08.09 13:31:27 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : I actually thought in 2007 that 12 Julies and 13 Olivier would have been the best move, but somehow the coaches prefer Olivier at 12, regardless of the lack of depth at 13.

  • Comment 58, posted at 12.08.09 13:34:47 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : The musical chairs game is going to be played at the Shark tank again soon.

  • Comment 59, posted at 12.08.09 13:41:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : WO

  • Comment 60, posted at 12.08.09 13:44:05 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 58) : somehow they still thought that JP Nel was a good 13…

    @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 60) : ah yes. The stupid man’s Adi Jacobs… :)

  • Comment 61, posted at 12.08.09 13:48:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 59) : I hope not… I hope they learned that lesson in 2008… then again :)

  • Comment 62, posted at 12.08.09 13:48:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 59) : This is something I don’t quite understand at the Sharks. You have THE most talented backs in the country, but they never settle in ONE position. E.g Pienaar, Steyn and before them – Russel.
    Whether the switch came from the Boks coach or Muir or Plum, I think no one can decide where to settle them.

  • Comment 63, posted at 12.08.09 13:49:08 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 58) :
    Is Wayne Julies still with the Bulls?
    Is it accepted as a given that Habana will go…somewhere.

  • Comment 64, posted at 12.08.09 13:51:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) : Nel should have retired when Botha wasn’t playing inside of him. 2004-2005 were his only good seasons. It was clear as daylight to every one except Meyer and now Ludeke. :roll:

    Hope Pretorius won’t go down the same route.

  • Comment 65, posted at 12.08.09 13:53:26 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • Some cricket news – Dale Steyn has been cleared. :cool:

    And now back to the rugby. :smile:

  • Comment 66, posted at 12.08.09 13:53:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 64) : As far as I know, yes. But he has lost a lot of speed after his last injury and so younger guys are preferred.

    Habana’s contract expires this year, and there’s no news regarding an offer from the Bulls.

  • Comment 67, posted at 12.08.09 13:55:52 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) :
    @Pink Oyster (Comment 63) :
    Yes its very perplexing, but just this little discussion on this blog has thrown up a few scenarios of players in different positions which Im sure will one day soon repeat itself around a table somewhere at Kings Park, Frans will probably have a skip in his step as he heads off to practice on an ice covered field in Paris thinking about this.

  • Comment 68, posted at 12.08.09 13:56:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Bit of topic, but has anyone heard anything about the armband hearing?

    How long do they need? :roll:

  • Comment 69, posted at 12.08.09 14:00:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Play Adi @ 12 and I will take the no.13…finish & klaar… :twisted:

  • Comment 70, posted at 12.08.09 14:01:04 by Charlie Reply

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  • Any news from the IRB on the Bok armbands??

  • Comment 71, posted at 12.08.09 14:04:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 70) :

    I expected you MUCH sooner… :wink:

  • Comment 72, posted at 12.08.09 14:05:42 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) : Who cares if he is dumb, he is sh1t

  • Comment 73, posted at 12.08.09 14:07:44 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 73) : That is until he dummies his way around adi again and score again – S14. :cool:

  • Comment 74, posted at 12.08.09 14:14:43 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 74) : One good game doesn’t make a winter :lol:

  • Comment 75, posted at 12.08.09 14:18:03 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 74) : :roll:

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.08.09 14:20:39 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 74) : Old news, when a try’s scored, blame Adi, nothing new :roll:

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.08.09 14:22:13 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 72) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 78, posted at 12.08.09 14:22:50 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 77) :

    Oeeeeeee!!! Touchy!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 79, posted at 12.08.09 14:23:22 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 71) : Ja.. “Justice for Bakkies, replaced by Bokke Vattie Kakkie” :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 12.08.09 14:24:23 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 75) : I know, but you have to agree he had a pretty decent S14. Last year he was shyte – no doubt about that, but this year I feel he has redeemed himself.

  • Comment 81, posted at 12.08.09 14:25:04 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 81) : he was good this year, sure. Seems a very inconsistent player, though.

  • Comment 82, posted at 12.08.09 14:28:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 81) : Meisiekind had a great S14, but he only seems to play well in blue…I’m yet to see him play a good game in a Bok jersey…why do you think that is??

  • Comment 83, posted at 12.08.09 14:29:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 77) : No man, only when he plays against the Bulls :twisted:

  • Comment 84, posted at 12.08.09 14:33:14 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 83) : maybe he just likes blue more… you know, it complements his eyes and makes his hair shine just that little bit more.

  • Comment 85, posted at 12.08.09 14:33:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 85) : I see…since your an expert at Meisiekind’s eyes…how will they go with WP blue :lol:

  • Comment 86, posted at 12.08.09 14:37:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 82) : True, but he did come a long way since he started as Wynand “I can’t tackle to save my life” Olivier. Pity about his inconsistency.

    @Pokkel (Comment 83) : Really don’t know. Wouldn’t drop JdV to give him a second chance, but if injuries do come up, I would play him.

    He never had an extended run for the Boks, but he also never performed in once-off tests to put up his hands either, so I understand your point. But it’s hard to leave a guy out if he’s played so well in the S14.

  • Comment 87, posted at 12.08.09 14:43:40 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 85) : :lol:

  • Comment 88, posted at 12.08.09 14:44:29 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 87) : I was actually looking forward to the 3rd BIL test to see what the combination of du Preez, Steyn, WO and Fourie could do and it wasn’t pretty…although they did play behind a losing pack that day.

  • Comment 89, posted at 12.08.09 14:48:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 89) : Was looking forward myself. Agree

  • Comment 90, posted at 12.08.09 14:55:28 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 84) : :shock:

  • Comment 91, posted at 12.08.09 15:00:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • Sjoe -daar gaan maar deesdae nie veel op die Bulls blog aan nie…nou net gaan loer en dit is STIL!!

  • Comment 92, posted at 12.08.09 15:01:20 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 92) : they all hang out on the supersport forum now

  • Comment 93, posted at 12.08.09 15:02:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 93) :

    Ohhhh…just wanted to pay my ol’ pa, Piet a bit of a visit..and off course my tea and koeksister pal, Bulldaisie…:twisted:

  • Comment 94, posted at 12.08.09 15:05:04 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 93) : Looks quite boring in that kraal… :roll:

  • Comment 95, posted at 12.08.09 15:12:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 34) :
    Good to hear that Waylon was looking good – with that size and pace he should be a killer 13 – wise head and good hands too.

    Been shite for a while, but still only 22/23.

  • Comment 96, posted at 12.08.09 15:13:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 96) : Agree. Was good up until that World Cup practice game against that irish club – Munster was it? – where he faded up until now.

  • Comment 97, posted at 12.08.09 15:19:02 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • adi and waylon should be just great together

  • Comment 98, posted at 12.08.09 15:22:17 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 98) : as a centre pairing

  • Comment 99, posted at 12.08.09 15:23:39 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 99) :

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Comment 100, posted at 12.08.09 15:28:14 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 98) :
    Its ok – they are not WP players; no confusion there.

  • Comment 101, posted at 12.08.09 15:41:04 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 101) : just making sure there was no ambiguity when I read it after I posted it, it just looked wrong :mrgreen:

  • Comment 102, posted at 12.08.09 15:45:04 by war1 Reply
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  • i think it was waylon that made the high tackle near the end of the leopards as well, he hit him in the waist and moved up to the shoulders, be he nailed him HARD, plus it was a try saver

  • Comment 103, posted at 12.08.09 15:48:11 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 103) : where were you sitting?

  • Comment 104, posted at 12.08.09 15:49:49 by war1 Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 103) :
    Always been a great tackler – its the attacking that has dropped off a bit.

    I seem to remember hearing that Adi reckons Waylon is a very big tackler.

    Really hope his knee is perfect – he could really thrive outside of Adi.

  • Comment 105, posted at 12.08.09 15:54:11 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 104) : there by the 22m line at the entrance, main stand,

  • Comment 106, posted at 12.08.09 15:55:29 by willa Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 98) : bit of a height difference… :)

  • Comment 107, posted at 12.08.09 15:56:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 104) : Next to a case of beers.

  • Comment 108, posted at 12.08.09 16:12:11 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 106) : the 22 where the sharks scored in the 1st half, or 2nd?

  • Comment 109, posted at 12.08.09 16:56:01 by war1 Reply
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  • where they scored in the 2nd half

  • Comment 110, posted at 12.08.09 17:19:56 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 110) : Row what? Seat no? :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 111, posted at 12.08.09 17:22:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • we were 2 guys and 2 models,he he,it was awesome

  • Comment 112, posted at 12.08.09 17:23:03 by willa Reply

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  • mclovin: hes probaly trying to find out if im the one that made all the rude comments to the ref…yes it was me

  • Comment 113, posted at 12.08.09 17:28:17 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 113) : :lol: i guessed as much, we moved around, and i did not see that tackle murray made, so i was wondering where you were

  • Comment 114, posted at 12.08.09 17:35:13 by war1 Reply
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  • it was the one at the end we got penalised for, he came from cross defence and truly nailed him!

  • Comment 115, posted at 12.08.09 17:39:12 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 115) : ok, to be honest i could not see who it was, we were in the opposite corner, but he did look back to form though

  • Comment 116, posted at 12.08.09 17:47:32 by war1 Reply
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  • I still think Adi is better as an impact player, and i also think your 12, should be a decent kicker. Adi can have a starting spot when the other is injured or when Hernandez has left the Sharks

  • Comment 117, posted at 13.08.09 06:43:49 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 117) :

    I know I will get crucified for this. A good while ago that was my opinion – Adi is a powerful impact player – he changes the game completely when he comes onto the field. Then I changed my mind as he became a 80 minute player – but with that said he became ‘predictable”. I had the discussion last week with someone. I believe Adi should be and impact player. (Not because he is not good enough, but simply because he is more of an asset if he bring in the element of surprise when he comes on as a sub – to me he is worth a hell of a lot more when that happens..)

  • Comment 118, posted at 13.08.09 08:24:42 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 117) : @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 118) :

    Did last year not prove anything to you guys???

    Lets say he does play of the bench for the Sharks… who will play at 13 then?? Murray?? :shock:

  • Comment 119, posted at 13.08.09 08:53:05 by wpw Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 118) : clearly you’ve got a masters degree – cum laude – from the dick muir school of thought. Adi is a classy player through & through, when the sharks went on tour in the s14 this season, the nz & aussie commentators were raving about him the whole time. If pdv hadn’t given adi the chance that he did, i’m dead sure he’d still be warming the bench @ the sharks branded as an “impact player”…what a load of b*llocks

  • Comment 120, posted at 13.08.09 09:10:47 by quota Reply

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  • And speaking of the world’s best centre. Fourie has apparently requested an early release from his Lions contract to join WP.

  • Comment 121, posted at 13.08.09 09:23:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 120) : nah – he’d be playing in Ireland, mate.

    “open secret”, that one… from a “reliable source” :)

    BTW, being a long-time Valke supporter, you must presumably have seen a fair bit of Jacobs at 12…

  • Comment 122, posted at 13.08.09 09:28:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 121) :

    I see you’ve been over to the dark side… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 123, posted at 13.08.09 09:29:30 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 123) : hehehe, ja but I first confirmed on IOL. You mos know how those Voldylites sommer make stuff up. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 124, posted at 13.08.09 09:32:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 124) :

    I love just love this: ‘So and so’ told keo.co.za :roll:

    bwahahahahaha

  • Comment 125, posted at 13.08.09 09:38:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 124) : you can reconfirm it on SW now as well :)

  • Comment 126, posted at 13.08.09 10:05:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 126) : Cool bananas. :cool:

  • Comment 127, posted at 13.08.09 10:08:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 127) : thanks for the tip-off :)

  • Comment 128, posted at 13.08.09 10:09:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 119) :

    Wes – go and read my comment in the context it was meant and said..Adi is very good – yes- he did prove that to me for a while – yes – MY FRICKEN OPINION is that he has ‘settled” so to speak – and I feel that his contribution as a sub is more valuable at the moment as he’s full 80 minutes play – What I am saying in essence is – I feel Quality (even for a shorter period)at this stage of his game is bettr than quantity (and predictability)

    @quota (Comment 120) :

    I rate Adi very much, Quota. And sorry if MY OPINION does not correspond with yours. I do not claim to know much – let alone have a Masters degree Cumn Laude Regarding the game (or even know what Muirs prophetising)- most of the guys here will tell you HOW LITTLE I actually know – but I am learning everyday – and therefore I am sure I have a right to my opinion.

    I do not say he never has to start – but a bit of versatility in subbibg him once in a while might give that element of surprise that an oposition team does not expect. You of all people do say that the Sharks are unpredictable…here we have a massive weapon of mass destruction…use it!

  • Comment 129, posted at 13.08.09 10:10:57 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 129) :

    Predictable…sorry

  • Comment 130, posted at 13.08.09 10:12:51 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 129) : Morning Ice, feisty this morning I see??

  • Comment 131, posted at 13.08.09 10:15:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 129) : i sort of agree,plus giving our players a little bit more rest, which increases their fighting spirit :lol:

  • Comment 132, posted at 13.08.09 10:16:28 by willa Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 129) : you go girl!

  • Comment 133, posted at 13.08.09 10:16:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 129) : Austin Powers ?

  • Comment 134, posted at 13.08.09 10:20:22 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 131) : @willa (Comment 132) : @robdylan (Comment 133) : @Charlie (Comment 134) :

    Us Woman call it PMS – Pass My Shotgun…So watch it! :twisted:

    And I am alos just sick and tired of the majority males on here that silently claim the game to be THEIRS..now you have it..

  • Comment 135, posted at 13.08.09 10:25:27 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 135) : can i send my girl for some lessons???

  • Comment 136, posted at 13.08.09 10:29:17 by willa Reply

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  • Time for some bra burning… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 137, posted at 13.08.09 10:31:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 136) :

    I’ll teach for free! Send her! :wink:

    @McLovin (Comment 137) :

    What is a bra? :twisted:

  • Comment 138, posted at 13.08.09 10:36:31 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • :shock: :???:

  • Comment 139, posted at 13.08.09 10:59:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 138) : Icey – you guys going to the game this weekend?

  • Comment 140, posted at 13.08.09 11:21:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 140) :

    Robbo – unfortunately not – wanted to go but having a baby-sitter problem again.. :cry:

  • Comment 141, posted at 13.08.09 11:36:21 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 141) : a darn. You know anyone who is going?

  • Comment 142, posted at 13.08.09 11:44:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 142) :

    I’ll try to find out – why?

  • Comment 143, posted at 13.08.09 11:57:07 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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