Richard Ferguson

Punt’s of the weekend


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 13 Aug 2010 at 10:30
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First up, lets look at last weekend results first:

Last week’s results were quite shocking if anybody was following our tips. The handicap on our Bet the Farm fell short as the NZ’ers hit reverse in the second half against the Australians, beating them by 10 and not the required 12 points.

The Take a Chance bet really was an outside bet and with the game fizzling out in the second, there was no real chance for the ref to give either a NZ’er or an Aussie a yellow card.

The Tri-Nations bet was also a flop as rain and a really bad second half could not produce a good scoring half and we were really disappointed with this game as a whole.

HH’s ITM bets of the weekend produced our first positive result with Southland beating Otago. Keeping it posive HH, thank you!

The Currie Cup bet was a walk in the park as WP had to beat Griquas by 5 points, which they duly did. Seems that once HH gets his bet in, the rest of the weekend came through for us.

To quote one of our bloggers on the site, the Hail Mary really was a Huil Mary as we were out of the bet as soon as the Bulls only beat the Leopards by 5 points and not close to required 30 points. From there it went downhill, and we can only lift ourselves up and try again this weekend.

In summary, if you bet R100 on each of our bets, you would have spent R800 and collected a mere R270 on Monday morning. A disastrous weekend to say the least.

After 2 weeks of punting, we are R320 down cumulatively. Lets win it all back this weekend.

On to this weekend:

Bet the farm:

My bet the farm this weekend comes in the Lions vs Cheetahs game, where I reckon the Cheetahs are a great bet and should be able to beat the hapless Lions by the 9 point handicap – 1/1

Take a chance:

After quite a walloping last weekend, Griquas will be licking their wounds against the Pumas, and this game will be close. So take a chance and back the Pumas to lose by less than 11 points – 13/10

ITM bet of the weekend:

Saturday Treble

Bay of Plenty v Auckland

Southland v Counties-Manukau

Otago v Wellington

For those of you who have been watching the results from the ITM Cup, you will realise it has been hard enough to pick one result, let alone three in one day.

However keep the faith folks returns are just around the corner.

As Punter would say, ‘Bet the Farm’ on Auckland walking away with the points at Mt. Maunganui.

Southland will defend the Shield against Tana Umaga’s Counties Manukau with ease.

The upset of the round is the improving Otago toppling the more fancied boys from the Capital – Wellington.

Soccer bet of the Weekend:

Man City are playing Tottenham Hotspurs in the first game of the English Premiership on Saturday, and Man City are touted to be in the running for a top three finish. Man City to win – 18/10

Hail Mary:

It’s an all Currie Cup Hail Mary this weekend:

Pumas to lose by less than 11 points – 13/10
Cheetahs to beat the Lions by more than 8 points – 1/1
WP to beat the Bulls by 11 or more points – 13/10
Sharks to beat the Leopards by 22 points or more – 1/1

Grand total – 20/1

Please scroll over to MARSHALLS to have a flutter on the games, or any other sport you might fancy.

If you would like to see any other sporting events covered, just drop me an email – [email protected]

Yours in Punting

Rich and HH



61 Comments

  • Thanks goodness I don’t gamble :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.08.10 10:36:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : You are a lucky man!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.08.10 10:38:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : i attend to agree with u me will leave it up to th pro’s :oops:

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.08.10 10:48:13 by chaz Reply

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  • Not sure the Cheetahs can beat the lions… And Pumas should loose by more than that!

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.08.10 10:49:24 by Rahul Reply

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  • Today is ”Friday the 13th” :twisted: Good luck with your bets. :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.08.10 10:59:51 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Typical gambler talk….luck has nothing to do with it… :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.08.10 11:04:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • First up Congrats to SandShark who went with the Lions on LMS !

    Not sure about betting options this weekend though.

    Maybe Kwasse coupled with WP and Man City? But then there`s that dreaded possibility of a draw again . . .

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.08.10 11:06:08 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Imstarting this next week, I have to try it.This weekend will be a friendly whiskey wager

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.08.10 11:07:18 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Bet the farm:

    My bet the farm this weekend comes in the Lions vs Cheetahs game, where I reckon the Cheetahs are a great bet and should be able to beat the hapless Lions by the 9 point handicap – 1/1

    I frikken hope not. I backed the Lions on SB and LMS.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.08.10 11:19:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : :shock: Very very brave of you :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.08.10 11:25:41 by Jarson Reply
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  • Saturday Treble

    As Punter would say, ‘Bet the Farm’ on Auckland walking away with the points at Mt. Maunganui.
    My SB pick Bay of Plenty by 8 :oops:

    Southland will defend the Shield against Tana Umaga’s Counties Manukau with ease.
    My SB pick Southland by 10 :cool:

    The upset of the round is the improving Otago toppling the more fancied boys from the Capital – Wellington.
    My SB Pick Otago by 6 :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.08.10 11:25:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 10) :

    VERY THIN line between bravery and stupidity. :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.08.10 11:26:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : mmmm FS without Juan Smith . . .
    Surely Vermaak should have the edge over Matewisie as well?
    But I`m worried about Lions forwards. . .

    In the long haul we need FS to keep the bulls out of the semi`s so it might be better for all of us to support them. Remember when all those blue bokke comes back you won`t win a semi in Snor City.

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.08.10 11:28:40 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 10) :

    SB picks for the round.

    Picks for Lions 5526 (20.7%)
    Picks for Cheetahs 21109 (79.09%)

    Ii hope that the Lions continue their improvement and that the Cheetahs CANNOT play without Juan Smith.

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.08.10 11:29:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 13) :

    We won’t be playing a semi in Snor city. ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.08.10 11:31:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : :lol: I picked Cheetahs by 4 on SB, I think and Griquas on LMS. My stress ends tonight :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.08.10 11:34:08 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 16) : :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.08.10 11:36:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : How is LMS going to change for the new S15 format? Have u even thought about it yet? :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.08.10 11:37:44 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 16) :

    I gotta wait until tomorrow to find out if I was brave or stupid. :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.08.10 11:37:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 18) :

    No I haven’t :(

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.08.10 11:38:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) :

    need to.

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.08.10 11:38:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) :

    Is there any reason why we can’t stay with the current format?

    I mean every team will be playing so all you have to do is pick one of them. :?: :?:

    There will be more than 15 rounds so if there are still afew players standing before the play-offs then you can extend the game for those players into the play-off stages giving them one pick for each of the remaining teams in the play-offs?

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.08.10 11:41:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : :grin:

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.08.10 11:41:28 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) : Each team plays the other twice (H & A) and then only the top 2 of each conference goes through and then what? :oops:

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.08.10 11:44:34 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 24) :

    No you’ve missed a step in there.

    Each team plays the other in the home conference twice. (that creates a problem) :(
    Then they play 4 of the 5 teams in EACH other conference once
    then the play-offs.

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.08.10 11:49:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : That’s why I was asking about the format, the currently wont work so lekkerrrr :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.08.10 11:51:38 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : That’s why I was asking about the format, the current wont work so lekkerrrr :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.08.10 11:51:56 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 27) : @Jarson (Comment 26) : :oops:

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.08.10 11:52:59 by Jarson Reply
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  • Okay stay with me here in case I make a cock up.

    We can divide the 1st portion into 3 conferences of our own with each player having the ability to choose his conference of choice for the 1st phases.

    So if you choose the SA conference then you get each team in that conference to pick twice.

    At the end of that conference phase the survivors from each different conference get combined into one big conference playing as we do now.

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.08.10 11:58:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : so each team plays 12 games before the play-offs. And then its the top 6 playing each other once and then we get a semi and a final right?

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.08.10 12:00:34 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :

    Let’s use the SA teams as an example.

    Because we will only play 4 of 5 of each of the Aus and NZ teams we (any SA team) will only play 8 more rounds after the local conference is completed.

    So we should look at how fair it will be to have a system along the lines of:

    If you picked SA in phases one then you will only have Aus and NZ teams to pick from in phases two.

    If you picked Aus in phases one then you will only have SA and NZ teams to pick from in phases two.

    etc.

    This is going to be harder than i thought.

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.08.10 12:03:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 30) :

    that’s the problem. i’m not 100% sure of the format.

    it IS somewhere on the site let me look for it.

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.08.10 12:04:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : So far I get it and agree :smile: Could become quite interesting and a bigger challenge

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.08.10 12:16:17 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) :

    This all sounds very complicated.. But I kinda understand your problem..

    There will be a solution in the mess somewhere..

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.08.10 12:17:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Pick your conference/country.
    Round 1: Pick each team twice.
    Round 2: Pick each team once.
    Round 3: :?: :?:

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.08.10 12:23:22 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 35) :

    Round 2 would have to be a “pick each team one from the conference that you didn’t select to start with” Because the SA teams don’t play each other agin in the 2nd phases.

    Rnd 3 would then be everyone who has survived the 1st 2 rounds picking a team a weak for 3 weeks.

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.08.10 12:36:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Div wants Steyn’s medical records

    Springbok coach Peter de Villiers wants to ascertain whether Frans Steyn indeed wants to play for South Africa.

    Reacting on the news that Steyn will not be available for selection for the Springboks’ Test against the All Blacks at FNB Stadium on 21 August, De Villiers said that he wanted to see the medical report from France that Steyn was unavailable in order to be able “to come to bigger and better conclusions,” intimating that Steyn might not be interested in representing the Boks.

    De Villiers said of the problems to obtain the services of overseas players that “it sometimes places one in the position where your way of thinking is probably influenced in the wrong direction, as is only human. Does he (the overseas player) want to be here or not?

    “On the one hand, we know that the pace of the game here is better. But then there is the question about the (individual) character’s attitude towards the Springbok jersey.

    “In such situations you cannot find out what the real situation is, and it worries me because I would like to see a team that feels strongly about representing the country. Therefore I want to see the medical records (of Steyn) as soon as possible to come to bigger and better conclusions.”

    Steyn had told Marinos that he has been advised not to train until Wednesday next week after suffering an injury to his quadriceps muscle in a pre-season match last Friday.

    Marinos, meanwhile is in discussions with Steyn’s club Racing Metro and the French Rugby Federation to secure Steyn’s availability for the following two Tests against Australia on 28 August and 4 September.

    “The injury situation has to be dealt with first, but we are hopeful that Frans will be available to us after the All Blacks match,” Marinos said.

    De Villiers and Saru manager of national teams Andy Marinos said that it was important to sit down with Steyn and other overseas Test candidates to ascertain where they stand on representing the national side.

    LMAO!! What an idiot.

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.08.10 12:44:54 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 37) :

    isn’t there a thread for this issue somewhere? :razz:

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.08.10 12:45:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : Ok, if you have picked SA for round 1, then you will have 10 teams(5 Aus and 5 NZ) to pick from with 8 rounds of rugby.
    So in round 3 each team that made it through, only plays 1 game each with the top 4 going to the semis

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.08.10 12:46:34 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : It deserves it’s OWN thread. :cool:

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.08.10 12:47:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 39) :

    Yes but the two teams that DON’T play the SA teams should be removed from your options IMO. in Rnd 2

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.08.10 12:53:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : Fair enough. So how exactly does round 3 work?

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.08.10 13:01:27 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 42) : Maybe it wont even matter :twisted: I dont think a lot of folks will make it past round 1, those who do, will probably be dead after a few 2nd round weeks :twisted:

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  • @Jarson (Comment 42) :

    Sorry had a midday break and went to the pool

    Round 3 is a 6 team play-off with team 3,4, 5 & 6 playing each other in the play off with 1,2 then playing the winner of the previous week in the semi-finals. The winners of those then go through to the finals.

    Soooooo I THINK we should then just be able to let each player have all 6 teams to pick from for the play offs and see who makes it the furtherest.

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.08.10 15:07:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : Looking forward to yet another competition.. This is now my fourth LMS and i am yet to be dead..

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.08.10 15:19:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 45) : :cool: :cool: VERY COOL :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.08.10 15:26:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : 1 and 2 or 1 and 6? Read your comment again and see if you didnt make a typo :oops:

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.08.10 15:37:47 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 47) : 1 and 2 gets a weekend off while 3 and 4 play agains 5 and 6 (1 game each)

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.08.10 15:40:14 by Jarson Reply
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  • Progress Report:

    SB picks done, LMS done . . . I went with the Kwasse in LMS, surely I`m safe!

    Now for the betting part.
    I can get wp -8 coupled with Nalbandian over Andy Murray for 2.7!

    Not so sure about Rich`s Man City tip. Tottenham are favourites.
    My Hail Mary :

    Wigan over Blackpool, Lions +8, Federer over Berdych @ 4.22 hehehe

    Goooooo Liooons! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.08.10 15:48:05 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 47) : corrected the typo

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.08.10 15:52:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 48) :

    100% correct

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.08.10 15:52:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 49) : Nice.. I just dont trust the Lions after the Sharks walloping they received..

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.08.10 15:59:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 52) : Lions at home without Earl the Pearl?! What can go wrong?! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.08.10 16:05:58 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : Klempie :lol: Yip it is funny that. I read it in the Durbs paper today. What you left out there is PdV also says that he wants Frans Steyn as he want the very best players in the team. HUH :?: It was PdV that never selected Frans for the first 3 overseas games. If he felt like that why the heck did he not select Frans in those games? Now he says enough is enough as if he has tried the best he could to get him to come over to play. Not a chance. I wont believe that. If he wanted him he should have kept Frans playing with the Boks after the Wales game when we played France and Italy and for away tour to NZ and OZ. Not only try and get hime now when he is injured. :roll:

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.08.10 16:53:34 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 54) : typo sorry. hime = him

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.08.10 16:55:03 by Puma Reply

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  • LMS Picks Round 6:
    Griquas – 30
    Sharks – 26
    WP – 3
    Cheetahs – 2
    Lions – 1
    Pumas – 1
    Defaults – 2
    No one willing to take a chance on the Bulls or Leopards :razz:
    Chickens!!! :wink: :wink:

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.08.10 18:09:53 by Jarson Reply
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  • This ITM cup shit me going down hill will hv to work much harder at those predictions :sad:

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.08.10 08:55:21 by chaz Reply

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  • Another shocker of a weekend!!!

    I think I might retire..

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.08.10 08:40:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Almost a perfect rugby weekend! If only Wigan pitched up to play I could`ve made some money . . . sigh

    Maybe I should re-think this betting thing . . . :evil:

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.08.10 11:03:31 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 59) : :razz:

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.08.10 11:15:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) : You can’t retire now, you bet your farm and lost, where are you going to retire to? :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.08.10 13:02:12 by Greg Reply

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