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The latest . . . so far


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 28 Oct 2009 at 11:37

Ok, I’m sure we are all eagerly waiting for news on the possible transfer of Willem Alberts and Louis Ludik. What is for sure is that there is no official confirmation of the two signing for the Sharks.

But the latest is, according to an article in Beeld, that the agent of both players, Peet van Zyl has confirmed that both players do want to join the Sharks and are waiting for transfer certificates from the Lions. He also said that if the Lions refuse to issue those certificates then urgent steps will be taken to get them released, which could mean another court battle for the Lions.

Van Zyl said that the duo had made the decision not for money but rather as a career move, saying that money was not the issue and thus the players would not consider any offers from the Lions. Apparently, the problems the players have with the  union have been brewing for some time. Van Zyl also reckons a move to the Sharks would do both player’s Bok ambitions the world of good.

Lions CEO, Manie Reynecke seemed to be in bullish mood again, stating that the Lions had a contract with the players and that Jaque Fourie’s contract was also valid. It seems like Reynecke is using all of this as a defense mechanism in a desperate attempt to save face for himself and the GLRU, even going as far to go against the arbitration’s ruling in Jaque Fourie’s case. Maybe things at the Lions are not looking as rosy as many Lions fans think they are, some have described the Lions as “the union to be at”. Time will tell how successful Dick Muir is at the Lions since it takes more than just one man to rebuild a team, he needs good structures in place as well and with the many senior players leaving the Lions over the past season or two, Muir may have a bigger job on his hands than many would like to believe.

So, it looks like Willem Alberts and Louis Ludik will be moving to the Sharks although there may have to be some legal procedures to follow before it becomes official. The good news for Sharks fans is that they both seem really keen on making the move, for now we await anything official.



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  • On a different note – sorry to the Souties..

    Mnr. Shorty van Aarde sê hý is selfs ’n groter Blou Bul-ondersteuner as mnr. Ferhard Sadick, wat in ’n Blou Bul-huis in Pretoria-Wes woon en oor wie Beeld gister berig het.

    “Ek aanbid my Here, maar die Blou Bulle is my span,” sê Van Aarde (54), wie se vrou, Dina (53), al van hom wou skei oor die “derduisende rande” wat hy aan sy span bestee het, maar dit nog nie gedoen het nie – omdat haar hart óók blou is.

    As ’n mens voor Van Aarde se huis in Theresapark in die noorde van Pretoria stilhou, kan jy dadelik sien waar sy hart lê.

    Sy Fiat Uno wat in die oprit staan, het nog hier en daar ’n wit spatsel van die motor se oorspronklike kleur voordat dit beplak is met elke moontlike Blou Bul-plakker onder die son. Binne die motor pryk die Blou Bulle op die stuurwiel, die sitplek-oortreksels en die sonskerms, die pedale en selfs teen die dak.

    Gedeeltes van sy huis is blou geverf en twee madeliefies pryk teen die muur.

    Saans, voordat hy in sy bed met sy Blou Bul-duvet en -kussingslope in sy blou kamer met sy Blou Bul-gordyne en -wegbinders klim, loop hy eers in sy Blou Bul-slaapbroek en -pantoffels rond.

    Saterdagoggend omstreeks 10:00 sal jy Van Aarde in sy Blou Bul-kroeg kan gaan soek van waar hy sy span gaan ondersteun.

    Hy kon nie kaartjies vir die eindstryd op Loftus Versfeld tussen die Blou Bulle en die Cheetahs kry nie.

    In dié kroeg het byna alles – die bekers, foto’s, horlosies, ornamentele bulle, vlae, yskaste en selfs ’n sak houtskool, iets van die Bulle op.

    “Saterdag gaan ek niks werk nie,” het Van Aarde gesê.

    “So 10:00 se kant kom sit ek hier en drink die eerste bier om die senuwees te kalmeer.

    “Ek kyk hier binne, want hier kan ek sit en vloek soveel ek wil, veral op die skeidsregters. As ek op Loftus is, kla die ma’s oor my vloekery, want daar is kinders.”

    Soms jaag ’n Blou Bul-wedstryd sy bloeddruk so op dat sy vrou en skoonma stry oor wie met hom hospitaal toe gaan jaag as hy ’n hartaanval kry.

    - Beeld

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.10.09 11:40:36 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • Who’s advising Reynecke. Surely the law is the law. :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.10.09 11:45:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 1) : :shock: :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.10.09 11:47:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 1) : and he probably only started supporting them in 2002

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.10.09 11:49:21 by war1 Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) :

    se niks, dan is daar niks… ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.10.09 11:49:40 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : The same pr*ck that drew up the contracts, probably :evil:

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.10.09 11:52:06 by Whindy Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) :

    Ja – otherwise I am sure he would have had that HA already…who in his right mind go paint your HOUSE like that?? I mean memorobilia and stuff in your bar etc…and be-sticker your car!! (Okay maybe I would have too if I drove a Fiat.. :twisted: ) :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.10.09 11:52:19 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • Okai here is the Article, can’t wait for the official announcement, this waiting is agravating ;-)

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.10.09 11:54:13 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 6) : Must be. :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.10.09 11:55:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 5) : Ja-nee. Jaw dropping stuff. :lol: Never heard of ‘wegbinders’ before. Learn something new everyday. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.10.09 11:57:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • I had a dutch friend who painted his house Orange when holland won the world cup, seems to be in the Blood :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.10.09 12:01:57 by Whindy Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) :

    NOT?? ‘tie-backs” ??? :wink:

    Cheers all -I am off!! (half day only!)

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.10.09 12:02:29 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 12) : Cheers Ice

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.10.09 12:04:58 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 11) : which world cup did holland win??

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.10.09 12:06:02 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 14) : Just checked they hav not it must have only been the European cup,which makes it even more radical, we were at school and his poor daughters were devastated.

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.10.09 12:11:32 by Whindy Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 12) : Bye Bye, have a good one.

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.10.09 12:12:24 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 15) : ha ha, it’s all well and good to support your team, sport is cool, but it’s not everything in life, need a good balance some times

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.10.09 12:14:53 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 17) : Well I have no problem, I have a black roof and white gutters ;)

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.10.09 12:16:42 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 17) : Specially when the national colour is Orange :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.10.09 12:17:14 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 8) : but if you put 2+2 together, this is very good news.

    After we found out that the contracts were invalid, the only remaining piece of info we needed was that both players were still keen on the move. I have plenty of anecdotal evidence that this was the case, but this article at least confirms that.

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.10.09 12:18:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 18) : And I have a White car, with Black leather interior and Sharkie hanging from my window. Plus a Sharks sticker on my bumper :smile:

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.10.09 12:19:23 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Yes you are right. I am just impatient by nature and at the moment 13 Feb seems like a really long time away. News like these signings goes a long way to fill the gap till then. And I agree with your post on another thread I am also hoping that most of the Sharks will be left out of the outgoing tour – Sorry Deysel & Co.

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.10.09 12:22:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : hello pumpkin ;-)

    afternoon all

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.10.09 12:29:49 by rekinek (retreat -ing) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 22) : we’ll know before 13 Feb… I’m pretty sure of that

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.10.09 12:32:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 21) : oooo my car is red but sharky is sitting at the window (I’m not hanging the poor thing :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.10.09 12:32:59 by rekinek (retreat -ing) Reply
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  • @rekinek (retreat -ing) (Comment 25) : Good colour car :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.10.09 12:34:30 by Whindy Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 12) : Never heard the afr version.

    Enjoy you’re half day. :smile:

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.10.09 12:34:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • you’re = your. all this bulls talk are affecting my english.

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.10.09 12:35:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (retreat -ing) (Comment 23) : Afternoon Rekinek!

    Have any of you/kids got those rugby folders with the trading cards? What started off as fun, has now become a majour expense for me, and nagging from the kids. Can anyone tell me whether the John Smit card actually exists? Its the highest ranking card, and is causing me much grief as my kids continuously harass me to buy pack of cards in the hope to get that particular one. their friends also do not have it, I am begining to believe its part of the marketing strategy to get these kids to buy these cards and so John Smit does not exist as a card. So to cut a very long story short can any of you confirm whether there IS a John Smit card?

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.10.09 12:36:26 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : Great will await!

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.10.09 12:37:33 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @rekinek (retreat -ing) (Comment 25) : yeah true, mine is hanging maybe that is what caused them to choke in the semi :evil: Will move him immediately!

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.10.09 12:38:54 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 29) : never heard of the cards. fortunately just now i would have to start collecting.

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.10.09 12:39:55 by rekinek (retreat -ing) Reply
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  • @rekinek (retreat -ing) (Comment 23) : Hello honey. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.10.09 12:40:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 29) : If you get one keep it and put it up for Auction!! Nice idea remember collecting space coins from shell and the purposely made some coins more scarce forcing you to go more to their petrol stations. My dad used to put R5 in and then drive to the next one now showing my age R5 was a lot of petrol in those days.

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.10.09 12:42:30 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 29) : Collected superhero cards in primary school. Think superman, or was it batman, was a bitch to find. Found a ‘friend’ who had a copy. Paid 20c for it.

    No news on the John Smit card though.

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.10.09 12:43:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (retreat -ing) (Comment 32) : They are the latest craze at the schools. They were launched at ABSA stadium, during the 1st B&L test. Its a folder and in there you have to build up the full 5 Provincial teams – Sharks, Cheetahs, Lions, WP, Bulls and they trade cards, like their doubles and others depending who they whant, for eg. Malcolm swopped three Bulls for Bismarck, and Musafa for Sharkie, they started out as real fun also for me, only now its R12 for a pack of 5 cards, so its getting a bit expensive in the quest for John Smit!

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.10.09 12:44:55 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • I wonder if Peet Van Zyl is related to our Van Zyl… :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.10.09 12:46:47 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 34) : That is exactly what I think is the case here.

    @McLovin (Comment 35) : same principle here, but they have the player’s stats on the back, where they were born, where they schooled etc.

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.10.09 12:47:04 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 37) : Good point, things should be smooth running then ;-)

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.10.09 12:47:44 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 31) : we need to add it as a reason to Rob’s post -mortem (so what actually went wrong) :mrgreen:

    @McLovin (Comment 33) : :mrgreen:

    i needa run – not because of half day :sad:

    @Whindy (Comment 26) : are u suggesting sth :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.10.09 12:49:12 by rekinek (retreat -ing) Reply
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  • @rekinek (retreat -ing) (Comment 40) : :lol:

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.10.09 12:50:41 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @rekinek (retreat -ing) (Comment 40) : Time to buy a new car!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.10.09 12:59:20 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 29) : check this out…http://www.bigballcards.com

    Apparently at the end of the season, you will be able to buy up to 10 specific cards :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.10.09 13:42:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • there’s no Justin Downey card. I’m boycotting!

  • Comment 44, posted at 28.10.09 13:44:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nice and clever idea!! Guaranteed the Folks will be hoesing come the end of the season!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 28.10.09 14:01:33 by Whindy Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : Thank you Rob going there now to see.

  • Comment 46, posted at 28.10.09 14:03:17 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 45) : it’s not a new idea, though… I collected rugby trading cards when I was at school

  • Comment 47, posted at 28.10.09 14:13:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • bigballcards? sounds dodgy.

  • Comment 48, posted at 28.10.09 14:23:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • I do love milk though.

  • Comment 49, posted at 28.10.09 14:26:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : I presume its based on the American Baseball cards

  • Comment 50, posted at 28.10.09 14:27:22 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 50) : seems to be, ja

  • Comment 51, posted at 28.10.09 16:22:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 1) : lmao this is why we laugh at bulls supporters!!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 28.10.09 18:24:50 by mbayshark Reply
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  • This is like the Jan and Elton Springboks advert, except that in real life some bulls supporters really does this kind of stuff. :lol:

  • Comment 53, posted at 28.10.09 18:25:59 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 53) : Still laughing my ass off!!! :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 28.10.09 18:26:39 by mbayshark Reply
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  • All the nutjobs coming out the woodwork.

    Mnr. Johan Bester, ’n “fanatiese ondersteuner” van die Vrystaatse Cheetahs, het ’n standbeeld vir sy span in sy tuin in Malmesbury opgerig.

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.10.09 10:38:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • I dont know why everyone gets so excited this time of the year when hearing about new signings. We sitting with 3/4 of the Springbok pack and we cant beat the Cheethas. Do me a favour……

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.10.09 20:01:52 by MrG Reply

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