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It’s official – there’s no rift in the camp


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 16 Mar 2010 at 11:18
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Good news, Sharks fans. There is definitely not a rift in the Sharks camp. Whatever you have read to the contrary, ignore it! It is just a nonsense story made up my the Afrikaans media to derail the Sharks Super 14 campaign.

So says coach John Plumtree in an interview with John Bishop – angrily, one might add. Adding further weight to the denial is flanker Keegan Daniel, who took time off from the festivities in Queenstown to tell Keo.co.za that any allegations of a rift in the camp are “bullshit”. The guys are clearly quite miffed at how much time they need to spend refuting allegations of unhappiness, rifts, clefts, chasms and any other sort of geographical feature in the camp. It’s time that could be better spent playing golf, white-water rafting, or maybe even on the practice field, trying to figure out how to protect the ball at the breakdown. Or kick for touch (and find it). Or not drop the ball. The little things.

I, for one am glad to hear this news. Plumtree has so far failed quite spectacularly to explain exactly what the problem IS, but at least we know he’s very sure about what it ISN’T. I’m somewhat less convinced that John Smit feels all is hunky dory in the team – his body language on the field speaks volumes – but I’m sure that he too will join the chorus in due course. One more loss ought to do it.

Ok, in all seriousness, this is all tongue-in-cheek. I’m not for a moment trying to imply that the Sharks are taking things easy on tour rather than practising. As for the supposed rift – well, I stick to my guns based on what I’ve been told, by people I’m not prepared to name. You all need to decide for yourselves as to what you believe.

Fact is, though, none of the fans are blind and we can see that there is something very wrong with the Sharks at the moment. We’re hearing lots of denials coming out of the camp, but seeing very little in terms of real progress. While that remains the case, rumours about rifts and even more sinister things than that will continue to surface and it’s not going to be of much use for the team and the coach to get angry about them. They need to rather fix whatever’s wrong and start bringing in the results. You’ll find far less negative talk doing the rounds when you have a few wins under your belts, Sharks.

Just my few cents, for what they’re worth.



91 Comments

  • “This is all generated by sensational talk in certain sections of the media. The players are really happy and are working hard to try and put things right.

    “Of course, we’re not happy with the string of defeats and where we are on the log, but the team have accepted that they are responsible for that. Whoever is selected against the Highlanders this weekend, they know what they have to do.”

    Make up your mind, Plumtree. Are they happy or unhappy?

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.03.10 11:19:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • blah blah blah blah… I don’t care what they say…I care about results.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.03.10 11:24:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 2) : and if not results then positive and constructive change….building towards next year with our younsters

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.03.10 11:25:45 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : suspect you and I are more-or-less on the same page here. Now I KNOW that journalists twist the things that people say to try and make a story, but jeez – this just looks bad. Plumtree (and Daniel) should rather say “no comment” and get on with fixing the problems.

    Has Keegan actually been on the field this year? I haven’t seen him. He hasn’t even received his usual collection of cards…

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.03.10 11:29:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Imagine what the media would write if they said ‘no comment’ You can’t seriously ask a coach or a player THAT question and expect any other answer.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.03.10 11:32:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 5) : Yes -stupid question to ask because the only time it is going to get answered honestly is in someones autobiography…. It falls into the same category as “Do these jeans make me look fat”….prepare for fall out if you answer”yes”.. :)

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.03.10 11:36:27 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Isn`t Queensland the place with the red hot meter maids?! And the jetboating?!

    Shame poor sharks on tour, away from the unhappy supporters, the WAGs and management.

    We should really be more supportive guys they`re obviously going through a tough time! :mrgreen:

    Getting back to the article though, what else was Plum gonna say?
    ” Yeah the boys have been having some problems, err we`ve been trying to get everything sorted out but you know with so many big ego`s and so much to do here it has kinda taken a back seat. I`m sure everything will pan out and I expect our supporters to just stick with us through this difficult period. We should be back in contention again for the CC when these hot heads have left us and PdV is off my back again, sorry gonna have to cut this interview short, the Peroni Yacht we`ve chartered for the afternoon is gonna leave without me . . “

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.03.10 11:38:09 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 7) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.03.10 11:45:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • If then it isn’t a rift, I suspect Plum’s lack of people skills might be causing the unhappiness currently ‘not’ ruling at the Sharks camp.

    The Sharks might have to follow the Streamers example of Rassie/Alistair and make Plum director of rugby, but get a coach with people skills.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.03.10 11:46:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 6) : @OriginalPierre (Comment 7) : Too true

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.03.10 11:53:54 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 7) : lol! Fair comment ;)

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.03.10 12:05:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • :|

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.03.10 12:07:32 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 7) : No, the red hot meter maids are at Bondi. The only way the Kiwis would have red hot meter maids is if they were sitting on a geyser in Rotorua.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.03.10 12:10:39 by rhineshark Reply
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  • This whole debacle reminds me of the Stormers environment while Luke Watson was here.

    Everyone in SA knows that he and Schalkie do not get along at all.

    And yet Rassie and his twin brother tried to keep it under wraps. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.03.10 12:15:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : So wat het dit nou met ‘Afrikaanse media’ te doen? :evil:

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.03.10 12:47:54 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : Too true, and they needed Alistair to manage the personality clashes.

    Sharks don’t have a people manager to handle any such alleged personality clashes.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.03.10 13:00:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 15) : according to John Bishop and Plumtree, the rumours of a rift are a fabrication that started in the Afrikaans media

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.03.10 13:03:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Didn’t know there’s a difference between English and Afrikaans media. ;-)

    All try to twist the story harder than the previous. :grin:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.03.10 13:17:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Easy to blame the other when i feel and i think most of our supporters feel the same way, they can say there is no rif but to me i think there is and at almost bottem of the log tells me everything.
    And if there is no rif please tell Plumtree :oops: why are we at the bottem 3 we’ve got a big guys that know have to deliver but arn’t so for me and me alone i say there is a rif and a big one to and its dragging us down down down to where we are at the moment can’t see us getting up at all :cry: so i say sorry if there is no rif but then again you have to prove me wrong otherwise my sorry won’t be accountable :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.03.10 13:19:17 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : yes they do ;-)

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.03.10 13:20:15 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 19) : It’s either a rift between certain personalities, or the coach’s lack of people skills (I think it’s both) or Plum is just dog useless as a coach….he decides.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.03.10 13:24:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 21) : well then he must say goodby and we need a good coach that does’nt have both, because i think he is too longgg at sharks tank time to hit the road plumtree just go then we will be able to take the loss every sat and then just maybe we will winnnnn aahh :oops:

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.03.10 13:33:44 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Why suddenly the rift though? Because of players leaving? Because of new players coming in? Because of players hoping to leave?
    I didn’t see any of this “rift” last year and yet not much has changed since then.
    Maybe the non Springbok guys are a little unhappy, since they took the CC to a semi and then the Boks messed it up with not much of a care in the world.

    I want to know what’s going on. We need a spy. Someone should figure this out, whatever this is, and fix it. I’m getting pretty annoyed by the fact that the Sharks has no answers. And even when they try to give answers, they’re whiny or defensive.

    And now I’m whiny…I really don’t like to lose.

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.03.10 13:48:23 by Letgo Reply
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  • Has anybody tried interviewing Doctor Du Plessis?

    I bet he’s got a mouth full to say about everyone and everything.

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.03.10 13:59:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Maybe he (doc Duplessis) is the one spreading the rumors….maybe it’s Straeuli. :grin:

    I hate not knowing :!:

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.03.10 14:00:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 25) : me too please let us know ;-)

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.03.10 14:03:06 by Charmaine Reply

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  • This is a wonderful quote, John Plumtree: “If we keep on losing we’re not going to make the top four and that was our goal. It’s putting pressure on us.” :lol: :cry: :lol:

    What do you say to something like that? I’d rather not say anything.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.03.10 14:12:09 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 27) : Lets just call him the eternal optimist :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.03.10 14:20:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 28) : :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.03.10 14:21:43 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) : Good luck trying to interview him, mate of mine asked jannie for a photo with him one night we were out in durbs and his reply was “let’s take this outside and roll”

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.03.10 14:30:50 by justinwhufc Reply

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  • @justinwhufc (Comment 30) : that is not very nice of him wonder what the wolf would say if i asked him for one photo and a kiss aahhh :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.03.10 14:33:23 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @justinwhufc (Comment 30) : See, I knew he was a dumb box, and then he’s arrogant at that. Got to get rid of that fool.

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.03.10 14:33:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 32) : must go with our coach get new ones aahhhh :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.03.10 14:35:44 by Charmaine Reply

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  • where are the good coaches when we need them :?: :???:

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.03.10 14:37:18 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 32) : come firethelooser need 300 points for no 3* aaahhh :oops:

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.03.10 14:41:15 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :
    Where can one read the original article?

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.03.10 14:53:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Charmaine (Comment 35) : What, you only need 300 more, damn you’ve been husselling.

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.03.10 14:57:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 37) : i made them up while you my friend went to where only you know where :cool: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.03.10 15:04:20 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 38) : oh and the one post helped abit would of like to hear what you did in the name of a bet :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.03.10 15:05:46 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.03.10 15:07:23 by Charmaine Reply

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  • ok i out for a while got pick up my granson from crech till later :lol:

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.03.10 15:14:38 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 41) : Cheerio

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.03.10 15:15:28 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 36) : check sport24.co.za

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.03.10 15:38:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : hey everyone ..did comment in a previous article that it might be the media trying to derail sharks s14 campaign ..and i don`t think the afrikaans media is beyond it -being afrikaans myself and reading and watching a fair share of afrikaans newspapers and superrugby..also do not discount keo for further inflaming the situation by allegedly quoting plumtree as saying it is the afrikaaks media ..sounds to me as if keo has done his fair share -and beyond the call of duty- to sabotage team spirit among our boys.keo also gave the impression to me as if he is the sort of english-speaking south african who think afrikaners are oofs,boors,dutchmen,stupid,etc…that as an aside though ..what i really want to say is that no matter what the results in these final 2 games,we need to pack the sharktank when our team comes home..we need to pack it for every game..we need to fly our flags..shout our encouragement -please note :i asked for our encouragement..i still believe we can go 6 from 6 at home .and win the currie cup ..what has changed since ’08 & ’09 ?nothing.. except in the past 2 seasons of s14 we got the decisions..and won the close games..and we were’nt scoring tries by the dozens then ,either.we are losing by small margins ,due to refereeing incompetence (or secret agenda?)..our boys should have been 4 of 5 -yes,4 wins,if not for the refs,tmo`s,touchies…16 points and challenging for a home semi !!!!!!sharks4ever!!!!!!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.03.10 15:43:41 by bergshark Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 42) : hey i’m back did you read the post i did well then go please :cry:

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.03.10 15:44:14 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 44) : thats a great idea hope they are giving free tickets away :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.03.10 15:46:11 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 44) : Would be nice to see some tries being scored though.

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.03.10 15:51:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 47) : can you see the post :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.03.10 15:53:54 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 23) : Great Idea we need a spy . .

    Rob can you call someone ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.03.10 16:03:20 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 49) : i second that we need one spy Rob what you say :grin:

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.03.10 16:07:39 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 44) : I read both English and Afrikaans papers. I cant say that I have read too much on these supposed rifts in either, the blogs are another story though. Maybe Plum thinks this site is an Afrikaans site. ;-)

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.03.10 16:23:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 49) : @Charmaine (Comment 50) : I know someone in the team, Botes, but who here thinks he’ll say anything negative about the team.

    I’ll call his wive and have a girl to girl chat with her, or even better…I’ll send my Brother, his wive and their new baby girl over to do some digging. She’ll be so distracted by the baby that she’ll start talking. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.03.10 16:26:56 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 51) : oh no plumtree
    its english nie boere taal nie plumtree aaahhhh :???: :?:

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.03.10 16:27:02 by Charmaine Reply

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  • ;-) ;-) ;-) :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.03.10 16:27:20 by Letgo Reply
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  • Okay, gotta go.

    Gym again. :sad:

    Later.

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.03.10 16:29:56 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 52) : now that the way to do it we don’t have to wait for Rob to get back from Holland and a great idea please do so hey this good don’t you think OP :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.03.10 16:30:25 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 53) :
    I only put that in there because the one site that really likes riding the rift theory is this site

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.03.10 16:31:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • As mens mooi daaraan dink is almal wat op `n blog in Afrikaans skryf ook die Afrikaanse Press.

    Die storie kom seker van een of ander blogger Piet wat `n lelike roumoer versprei het en nou is dit die Afrikaanse Press se skuld.

    Eish man, hoe lank moet ons nog suffer vir die Broederbond en Naspers se sondes?

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.03.10 16:39:36 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 58) : weet nie :oops:

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.03.10 16:41:28 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 57) : still a great site don’t you think we get out what we need to :?: ;-)

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.03.10 16:42:25 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 60) :
    It is a great site, just not a very Shark friendly one at the moment and that cannot be good for the team – that is if they read it and take it seriously.

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.03.10 16:46:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 61) : But this comes from the fans, that are hurting at the moment and just maybe the guys will do something about it but agree with you to some point :smile:

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.03.10 16:48:33 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 58) :
    When in doubt blame the press and if you can associate the BB as well even better then.

    To be fair to Pumtree and Bishop they dont say that the Afrikaans press made up the stories but the report says that Plumtree has been refuting claims that appeared in the Afrikaans press….

    “Plumtree has spent much of the past month refuting claims, largely in the Afrikaans media, of unhappiness within the squad”

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.03.10 16:55:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Come on Sharks we can’t let go so quickly we need this win guys

    Come on CAPTAIN do your magic and make this be a win for us pleaseeee :sad: ;-)

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.03.10 16:56:24 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 62) :
    Well if we are hurting think what they are going through – losing 4 games they should have won and then your fans, who should be carrying you in difficult times, slowly turning on you. :sad:

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.03.10 17:00:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 44) : The sad thing is the average margin of loss was 3 points. twice the oposition scored a penalty right at the end to steal the win from us. Refs lost us 2 games easily. If we were halfwahy up the table with 2 or 3 wins, would all this nonsense still be around? Would there still be a supposed rift in the camp?

    Would the fans still pack the stadium?

    No they won’t. The Sharks first homke game is against the Reds and I’d be willing to bet R100 that the stadium is less than 50% full.

    It’s all well and good for fans to give the team nonsense, but when it comes to the crunch, the fans aren’t putting their momey where their mouths are.

    If your kid fails do you beat him and then tell him you’re not interested in helping him pass the next time?

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.03.10 17:01:24 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 65) : So true

    :cry:

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.03.10 17:04:38 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 66) :
    Amen.

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.03.10 17:05:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 63) : :grin: We can pull out a helluva lot of institutions to blame on anything from rumours about rifts to rumours about Kanko’s favourite porn site, but when a team’s on a losing run that’s what happens.

    It’s good fun to blame the BB, though. Especially now that they no longer lurk in the shadows of government buildings, comb in safari suit sock.

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.03.10 17:06:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Okay guys :oops:
    Sorry from the bottem of my sharks heart will try and not do it again and will support the team but then the team must meet us half way we can’t do it all by ourselves :smile:

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.03.10 17:07:21 by Charmaine Reply

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  • If your kid fails do you beat him and then tell him you’re not interested in helping him pass the next time?

    Do I LOOK like a Bulls supporter? :razz:

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.03.10 17:07:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 66) : well if i was in durbs i would of been there at every game win or loose, me a shark till the day i die :mrgreen:

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.03.10 17:09:39 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 66) : I reckon 50% is a very optimistic percentage.

    The first game of the season against the Chiefs only attracted 27000 to King’s Park, so if this season progresses (or regresses) the way it has we’d be lucky to see 40%.

  • Comment 73, posted at 16.03.10 17:10:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 71) : Good afternoon :mrgreen:

  • Comment 74, posted at 16.03.10 17:12:10 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 69) :

    Losing is a bugger, losing contineously is an even bigger bugger, you dont only have to deal with the loss but also the steel toecaps in your back.

  • Comment 75, posted at 16.03.10 17:12:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Enough bleating from me for today.

    Cheers all.

  • Comment 76, posted at 16.03.10 17:14:36 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 76) : Cheers :mrgreen:

  • Comment 77, posted at 16.03.10 17:16:23 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 75) : Don’t forget that knife in your back as well ;-)

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.03.10 17:16:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 78) : aaahhh rhineshark she only spoke from her sharks heart that all it gets to us sometimes :roll: :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 79, posted at 16.03.10 17:18:37 by Charmaine Reply

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  • OK guys Rif or no Rif
    Are we going to win this one or is it going to bite the dust and end up with the other 5 :oops:

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.03.10 17:21:53 by Charmaine Reply

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  • :mrgreen: GO SHARKS GO :mrgreen:

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.03.10 17:47:27 by Charmaine Reply

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  • Guys, I hear the story on these close losses, and it’s true that we got got shafted by the ref twice, but I want to see tries being scored.

    It’s because we’re unable to convert territory into points that we keep losing these close encounters.

    How many times has indecision cost us in the opposition 22? After the umpteenth phase we hit a ruck once too many and give all the hard work away.

    Why we keep making the same mistakes are anybodies guess, and probably why all these rift/coach/Straeuli( :mrgreen: ) rumors has been doing the rounds.

    I want to see tries :!: and our inability to score tries hurts our bottom line…..winning rugby.

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.03.10 17:50:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 82) : well i’m with you on the scores we need points and one hell alot of them to get out of the bottem 3 :evil:

  • Comment 83, posted at 16.03.10 17:55:30 by Charmaine Reply

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  • Well going now will see everybody later got choir practice till 20h00 Cheers ;-)

  • Comment 84, posted at 16.03.10 17:59:51 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 82) and @rhineshark (Comment 73) :

    The problem is that it’s like a neverending circle. You don’t score tries, confidence in attack drops, so you revert to a defensive mode. You lose games, you revert to defensive mode, you lose more games, revert to defensive mode.

    I hope the circle is broken once they win a game. I don’t believe that they will turn their season around completely, but I think it will do wonders.

    And then the rift in the camp idea will be forgotten until the poison dwarf and his merry band dream up some other problem in the camp to get more hits.

  • Comment 85, posted at 16.03.10 20:39:42 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 85) : well that true we will be sing the sharks song not long to wait when we win :mrgreen: and all will be forgotten until the next time :oops:

  • Comment 86, posted at 16.03.10 20:48:50 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 85) : Yeah true, it has been a problem since ’08, we’re not scoring tries from any set phase balls, most, if not all of our tries since ’08 came from opposition mistakes.

    Nothing wrong with this, but would be happy to see us score some tries from the set phase also.

    You’re right about the defense mode, they’ll have to break out of their comfort zone, and run that bloody ball.

    Stefan at times makes me think he’s either lazy to run, or afraid he’ll lose the ball on attack leaving no one at full back to defend. Once again you’re assessment of the confidence-drop/defense-mode.

  • Comment 87, posted at 16.03.10 20:53:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 87) : yes but stefi is getting old :oops: he is the oldest man in the team oupa stefi give him a break but still doing good i think my friend or what :oops:

  • Comment 88, posted at 16.03.10 20:57:10 by Charmaine Reply

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  • cheers till later ;-)

  • Comment 89, posted at 16.03.10 21:17:11 by Charmaine Reply

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  • Do your talking ON the field. Go Sharkies!!!

  • Comment 90, posted at 17.03.10 07:06:04 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 58) : Yeah but then again, compare superrugby to boots an all and you`ll see a clear difference in the way the sharks are discussed, if they`re given any airtime at all that is.
    Superrugby is openly biast towards wp and bulls with poor Kobie trying not to be openly negative towards the Lions, but no one actually says anything about FS or the Sharks.
    Boots an All don`t say too much about the sharks either but Darren is a huge shark supporter so maybe Naas and the guys refrain from getting stuck into them out of respect for him?

  • Comment 91, posted at 17.03.10 09:00:13 by Original Pierre Reply
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