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Dick wields the axe


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Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super 14 on 7 Apr 2010 at 13:46
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Dick Muir has made the decision to drop a number of underperforming players and has relegated them to the Vodacom Cup team to face the Pumas on Friday.

It seems Dick has finally had enough of Earl Rose’s average performances along with Kevin Buys, Charles Emslie, JP Joubert and Tonderai Chavhanga.

He has however called up Hans van Dyk, Gert Muller, Wikus van Heerden, Herkie Kruger, and Marius Delport to face the Reds this weekend.

Whether these players will make a difference to the side is highly unlikely. My prediction is the Lions will once again take one up the nought (if you know what I mean)



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  • I’m surprised that Marius Delport hasn’t been in the mix sooner. The only position the Lions seem to have enough talent on is at centre where the Sharks are struggeling

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.04.10 14:07:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : Easy now… we don’t want any court cases again. :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.04.10 14:14:19 by Farlington Reply

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  • This game will be far closer than predicted, Wikus should bring the inspiration the Lions have been sorely lacking.

    Add to that the altitude and the lack of fresh air (yes, that gray-ish brown cloud hanging over Jo’burg is indeed known as oxygen up there).

    Dropping Earl Rose will take care of the first 15 mins. of the game in favor of the Lions (same as their previous game). :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.04.10 14:25:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Farlington (Comment 2) : I don’t mind the court cases that are decided in our favour within the first 15 minutes :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.04.10 14:29:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : i hope that earl “sharks favourite player” will be back on the 17th :mrgreen:

    what is muir still doig there ? i thought he was axed.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.04.10 14:40:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : So Lions for a win on LMS……nah I don’t thinks so. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.04.10 14:57:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : the bad news is : you will have to pick them at some point (and the force :twisted: :mrgreen: )

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.04.10 15:03:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : if they do, I’m out. But I’m feeling pretty confident :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.04.10 15:03:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 7) : I’ve just worked out all my LMS picks for the rest of the competition and their might just be a game for the Cheetah’s, Lions and Force to win.

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.04.10 15:07:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : I’m taking mine a week at a time. It’s getting pretty hairy now

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.04.10 15:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : you will dtruggle with lions / force game :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.04.10 15:26:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : hehe

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.04.10 15:26:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • When do we know whether Dr Dup is guilty or not?

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.04.10 15:32:41 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 13) : hearing is at 10am tomorrow

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.04.10 15:34:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 13) : hi,

    hearing on Thursday midday, so probably on the day or latest Friday.

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.04.10 15:34:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 11) : Cheetah’s to beat the Force, Force beat Lions, Lions to beat Cheetah’s….that is the theory anyway :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.04.10 15:37:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : doable i’d say.

    but if I were still in LMS (which I’m not :sad: ) I would leave such calls until the very end and hoped that others die before me :lol:

    worked out my best case scenario (for the sharks) results for the weekend and the winners are:
    bulls, stormers, force, crusaders, cheetahs and lions. wonder what are the chances of that happening.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.04.10 15:44:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • Afternoon everyone :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.04.10 16:34:23 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : Lions to beat Bulls is best Bulls back from their trip that week so it is possible as the Lions are to the bulls what the Cheetahs are to the Sharks

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.04.10 16:34:50 by Fattmann Reply
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  • its good that earl is in the xv me don’t like him at all :cry:

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.04.10 16:35:36 by Chaz Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 17) : have a bet with Marshalls world of sport get very good odds maybe 1500/1 R100 on that you can retire!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.04.10 16:36:40 by Fattmann Reply
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  • Well me did some work on SB on the games still to be played and me is going to dead in Round 11 or 14 i can sit out on one round but then i don’t know i was thinking of round 12 for lions on LMS :???: :sad:

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.04.10 16:38:00 by Chaz Reply

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  • This is what i did on the rounds to come now help somebody
    Round 9 Brumbies
    Round 10 Chiefs
    Round 11 Blues against the Sharks
    Round 12 Lions
    Round 13 Cheets
    Round 14 Force against the Sharks

    me lost my life line with the sharks in the first round :oops:
    :sad: :???:

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.04.10 16:42:28 by Chaz Reply

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  • ….will the altitude make that much difference to this Reds outfit.

    They all look so young….Will Chambers really starting to catch my wifes eye :roll:

    Reds comfortably….that’s another LMS Round taken care of. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.04.10 16:56:10 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 24) : Reds are out of LMS for me

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.04.10 17:04:37 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 24) : hope you’re right (sorry Lions)

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.04.10 17:04:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : come on Rob give me some pointers nobody else wants too on comment 23 please :cry:

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.04.10 17:06:27 by Chaz Reply

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  • well till later :sad:

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.04.10 17:12:19 by Chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : I think the Reds look brilliant…..there is absolutely no way Ewan McKenzie will allow them to lose.

    You have trod a very interesting LMS path……

    …..did you see Cam Shepherd is back and Richard Brown will start against the Highlanders……the Force could win that !

    have you missed your chance to back them

    …other than the Lions, Force, Cheetahs which is round 12 13 14

    who have you left for rounds 10 & 11 :?:

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.04.10 17:16:34 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 29) : I still have the Blues, which is nice… and the Sharks too

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.04.10 17:21:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Nice

    I have Sharks and Bulls

    will use those in the next 2 Rounds then maybe the Force/ Cheetahs

    will never use Lions

    with your experience of this competition (which is brilliant by the way)

    how many entries do you think will be left as we go into Round 12

    the business Round

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.04.10 17:25:00 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Well :cry: went with the brumbies on LMS :???: ;-)

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.04.10 17:26:33 by Chaz Reply

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  • Lets go Stormers Lets go!! :grin:

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.04.10 17:30:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @Chaz (Comment 32) : They win Chaz…banker

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.04.10 17:35:46 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 33) : I’m going to empty my Ladbrokes account on the Stormers when the win on Saturday Wes

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.04.10 17:36:44 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Thanks

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.04.10 07:53:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 15) : HallO and thanks. Thought it was going to be finalised on Tuesday.

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.04.10 08:12:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Aaah wouldn’t a win be nice ..just for a change :| ..

    Finally Muir has the guts to drop players that frankly are just not good enough ..will it make any difference though ..?

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.04.10 08:39:36 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 21) : don’t give me such ideas :roll:

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.04.10 09:14:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 37) : ya, it is a bit late. May be because Sharks have a bye so they are not in the hurry as it will not delay team announcement.

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.04.10 09:17:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • apologies in adavnce for my friends who are Lions supporters. :oops:

    GO REDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have had to pick them on LMS and I think these changes will make it HARDER for the reds to beat them.

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.04.10 09:28:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • so what should I write about today, team? Any suggestions?

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.04.10 09:29:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : we are in the same boat this week. You doing the match threads, BTW?

  • Comment 43, posted at 08.04.10 09:31:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) :

    Busy writing the one for the 1st match as we speak, Chiefs Bulls. WHAT A WAY TO START THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 08.04.10 09:33:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : that’s very selfish of you indeed :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 08.04.10 09:36:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : You could do an article on how i am catching up on the gardening after being away for a week, but that would probabaly not get to much attention.

    or you could write one on how we have to take the kids to a “spring egg hunt” this afternoon cos Easter doesn’t exist here. So therefore you have it a week late and call it something else so that nobody notices. :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 08.04.10 09:36:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 46) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 08.04.10 09:36:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : i would like sth technical about the Sharks stats ie, who tackles the most, who missed tackles, line brakers, meters gained.

    or should I knock to Morne’s door for that one.

  • Comment 48, posted at 08.04.10 09:37:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) :

    Hey Rob,

    How about a LMS thread/update?? ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 08.04.10 09:40:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 49) : hmmm, or in -depth analysis which loosers got killed when :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 08.04.10 09:45:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 50) :

    That would be nice!!! :twisted:

    Seeing as I am still alive AND have my lifeline!! whoop whoop!! :cool:

  • Comment 51, posted at 08.04.10 09:52:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 49) : You know who is gonna win that one ;-) Morning !

  • Comment 52, posted at 08.04.10 09:53:42 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : That Rugger stats site is awesome ! It is quite sad how much i love it !

  • Comment 53, posted at 08.04.10 09:56:10 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : What about an article Rob on your Top 4 (Semis) Predictions with how many points they will have/need !

  • Comment 54, posted at 08.04.10 09:58:41 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 51) : :twisted: :mrgreen: I’m still not over my sudden (completely unexpected) death.

    BTW have you seen the TWO cups :twisted:

  • Comment 55, posted at 08.04.10 09:58:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 51) : I also still have lifeline…who did you pick on LMS? If it’s not the Blues I hope your team loses :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 56, posted at 08.04.10 10:00:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I’m mad at my self for not giving LMS more thought. Did not make a pick in the first round and got stuck with the lions by default. :shock: And then again missed out on a pick and that was the end of me. :oops:

    I also have not touched my Fantasy League team since Round one. :lol:

  • Comment 57, posted at 08.04.10 10:01:27 by Farlington Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : and thank you for recognising my recent achievements :razz: I am still a bit inflated :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 08.04.10 10:01:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 55) : I love your Cups ! :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 08.04.10 10:06:47 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 57) : lions…. hmmm….they happen to people

    My FL is full of Sharks, so I gave up a bit after round 2 :|

  • Comment 60, posted at 08.04.10 10:06:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 59) : me tooo :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 08.04.10 10:08:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 51) : Go Lions :twisted: ….If the Lions win it will be REALLY good for my LMS. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 08.04.10 10:14:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 52) :

    Let me guess, you?? :roll:

    I’ve heard this before havent i?? ;-)

  • Comment 63, posted at 08.04.10 10:20:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 55) :

    I have Rekki!! Well done hey!!! :shock:

    I’m impressed!!! :mrgreen: :cool:

  • Comment 64, posted at 08.04.10 10:21:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 63) : Probably….i’m not sure where ! ;-)

    But i do want one of those Cups !

  • Comment 65, posted at 08.04.10 10:25:44 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 56) :

    I went with the Reds!!! :roll:

  • Comment 66, posted at 08.04.10 10:29:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 64) : nothing like a bit of selfish gloating early in the morning :mrgreen:

    I brought myself one of this nice European influenza’s from holidays and feeling rather miserable so this must be my excuse.

  • Comment 67, posted at 08.04.10 10:29:53 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 66) : Pretty safe I think. I already used the Reds :sad:

  • Comment 68, posted at 08.04.10 10:40:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 68) :

    My colleagues are discussing politics. Yipee!!! :roll:

  • Comment 69, posted at 08.04.10 10:57:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 69) : where where where???

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