robdylan

Drained, but happy


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 17 Oct 2010 at 09:16
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If other Sharks fans are feeling anything like me this morning, then I reckon the emotional toll of the build-up to yesterday’s semi-final may just be starting to bite.

Although I tried not to show it – particularly not during the cheer leading campaign we ran for the few days leading up to the final (both on the site and on Twitter) – I was incredibly, incredibly nervous ahead of this game, so much so that I battled to sleep at all on Friday night. It’s not that I didn’t think the Sharks COULD win… hell, on paper they’re a better side than the Bulls, hands down. It’s more that I wasn’t know that they WOULD win.

Fortunately, I was proved wrong and for the second time in three years, we have a Durban Currie Cup final to look forward to. Apart from anything else, that should bring in a cool R10 Million or more of extra revenue into the Union’s coffers, which should be roughly enough to cover John Smit’s salary for the 2011 season!

So anyway, the point here is that I’m actually feeling a little too spent today to even think much about rugby – far less to meaningfully write about it. I’m going to take a bit of time just to let this sink in and to unwind a bit – mostly because I know that the build up to the final is going to be so much worse.

So to all the Sharks fans – well done in keeping the faith. To those who felt there was no hope – you were wrong and I hope you know better now, but we love you anyway. To the Bulls fans who were arrogant – suck on that! To the ones who weren’t – condolences. At least you still have the Super 14 trophy!

And to the Province boytjies – wow, what a result in your semi! It’s going to be a huge challenge and an honour to host your team in Durban in two weeks time.

In the mean time, remember, fans…black and white came through for us when it counted. Sharks forever!



152 Comments

  • Again u could not have said it better! Especially the drained part lol Thank God there is a WHOLE 2 weeks til final PHEW!!!

    Stefan T summed it all up in ONE word on Twitter yesterday morning – “Believe!” and that i SURE did!!! Along with a LOT of prayer hahaha The bees were a true sign :mrgreen:

    Well done BOYS you have made us SOOOOOOOO damn proud :mrgreen: I have goosebumps everytime i think about it!

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.10.10 09:33:04 by sharky_MiSh Reply
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  • Hier kom onse WP!

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.10.10 09:34:00 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • The bees were funny though

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.10.10 09:35:11 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • I felt exactly the same, ditto in all respect….the pressure of holding in such with a calm before the storm, and those last 5 mins playing rugby on our 5 yard line—eish

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.10.10 09:39:02 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • Funny that WP supporters come visit OUR site so frequently lol :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.10.10 09:40:29 by sharky_MiSh Reply

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  • @Gerhardt (Comment 4) : when the final whistle went, I just screamed for about a minute and thumped the floor so hard the whole house shook!

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.10.10 09:41:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ Gerhardt “eish” for sure!!! STRESS!!!!!! I was literally climbing the wall :???:

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.10.10 09:41:58 by sharky_MiSh Reply

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  • Nice article…….and yes talking about unwinding….and Ill be at a Bday party in Pta today heha.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.10.10 09:49:01 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • @sharky_MiSh (Comment 5) : careful… a lot of the people who lovingly give of their time to keep this site running so smoothly are WP supporters :) Kind of a “good samaritan” thing

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.10.10 09:55:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan…just making an observation lol but thanks for the heads up lol :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.10.10 09:59:11 by sharky_MiSh Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : :mrgreen: Newbies

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.10.10 10:02:15 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Gerhardt (Comment 8) : I hope you’re gonna wear what I think you’re gonna wear

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.10.10 10:05:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • without a doubt -lol

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.10.10 10:07:25 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • I have a headache. But the hangover is worth the prize – beating the Bulls to claim a home final!

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.10.10 10:10:11 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 11) : Bwhahahahaha . :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.10.10 10:12:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’m paying the price this morning for my celebrations last night!

    Well done to the Sharks! They had on the edge of our seats!

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.10.10 10:16:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • That was a massive game and a huge effort from the boys – completely dominated the Bulls.

    I just love the fact that all those WP journalists who were calling a Newlands final now have to shut up and travel here.

    It’s not safe to go in the water ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.10.10 10:28:55 by MerckZ Reply

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  • Well it was my wife’s birthday yesterday and we had quite a party. This morning I don’t feel all that good and my wife’s says she is impressed that I celebrated her birthday the way I did. She says it shows her how much I care :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.10.10 10:32:13 by Farlington Reply

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    Well played brother!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.10.10 10:34:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • See you in Durban boys.

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.10.10 10:52:31 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 20) : Looking forward to it!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.10.10 10:56:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I’m glad the guys have two weeks to recover from that brutal match. It was huge.

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.10.10 10:58:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 20) : And i’m very happy that your predictions were wrong!

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.10.10 10:59:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I felt physically sick toward the end of the match, especially when The Bulls were in our red zone. I know we should all “believe”, but in moments like that I scream for release. But oh the joy of that final whistle. Wonderful game, now that is finished and won, and another incredible performance Sharks. Their ability to stick to the game plan, keep the ball in hand and constantly break the line was outstanding.

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.10.10 11:04:08 by Donald Reply

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  • I wonder if our well-wishes had anything to do with the “believe” tweet? And the “emotional” chat they apparently had yesterday morning??
    Rob, I went to bed after our game, nerves was KLAAR and the red wine too! :mrgreen: but I awoke again, went back to bed about 3 times!!

    And I also shouted for about a minutes – more like a roar though – little one was like” geez ma, why u shouting like that, and then I did thje walk in cupboard heineken add-dance and then pappie took me to bed to sleep…

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.10.10 11:37:21 by Ice Reply
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  • What emotional chat, Ice?

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.10.10 11:52:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • Paper says they had a very emotional chat yesterday before the game…thought perhaps they read our well wishes to the guys!

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.10.10 11:56:47 by Ice Reply
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  • Read rapport.co.za “haai-aanval” under sport – rugby

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.10.10 12:01:37 by Ice Reply
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  • @ice – hahahahahaha re-Heineken add :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.10.10 12:38:28 by sharky_MiSh Reply

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  • Well done Sharks. You played with a lot of heart!! I hate bringing negative things up after such an awesome game. I do however think that they need to find a way to fill ABSA stadium. Possibly as a short term solution next season is to give tickets to students at schools. They do bring some atmosphere into the grounds with thier war-cries.

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.10.10 12:41:33 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 30) : Was quite surprised to see some empty seats for such a big game.

    No doubt it will be packed in two weeks time though.

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.10.10 12:46:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : A lot of Sharks supporter immigrate to other provinces. This can be seen in the number of Shark supporters in other stadiums. IMO we should hire a black and white bus, drive through the streets of Durban, fill the bus with Sharks players, throw confetti and have Bismarck threaten them if they dont pitch up!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.10.10 12:51:33 by Mocho Reply

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  • WP Jou Lekka Ding!! :twisted:

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.10.10 13:04:57 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 33) : And so say all of us. :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.10.10 13:22:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • The team apparently had a self motivation sessionm that Plum said was rather emotional.

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.10.10 14:06:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Well done Sharks what a performance, their defence really showed that they wanted to win so badly. Even if there was only 38 600 supporters in there was still an awesome atmosphere, can’t wait for the final when there will be a full house. Still can’t understand Matfield going for the try instead of posts…

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.10.10 14:57:31 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Bleak that the U19 and U21′s both just lost but its the main game that counts

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.10.10 14:59:44 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • ‘rather emotional’ :shock:

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.10.10 15:01:03 by wpw Reply
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  • Love the fact that it was 20 years to the day that Natal beat Northern Transvaal quiet poetic I think

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.10.10 15:03:12 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • I look forward to the day Kanko plays like that in a Bok jersey.

    Anyone see Mccloed give Jonker a hug at the end of the game ..classic! :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.10.10 15:11:35 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • congrats sharks….that 1 st 40 minutes some of the best rugby i have ever seen….simply awesome.

    well deserved at the end….would have been an injustice if Bulls sneaked it at the death…

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.10.10 15:21:37 by grant10 Reply

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  • tickets for the final are R350. Any one know when they go on sale?

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.10.10 15:32:42 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • tomorrow morning at 8:30am

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.10.10 15:49:11 by goyougoodthing2 Reply

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  • @goyougoodthing2 (Comment 43) :

    I see you have your hands full over on Voldy with the resident loon :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.10.10 15:54:12 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 38) :

    Wes not a good afternoon thus far .. :sad:

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.10.10 15:59:59 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 44) : Voldy?

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.10.10 16:18:24 by goyougoodthing2 Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 40) : Jonker looked quite taken aback. :lol:

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.10.10 16:30:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • can anyone confirm when tickets actually do go on sale if tomorrow i want to know so i can leave for DURBAN AGAIN…what us sharks supporters will do

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.10.10 16:30:31 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 42) : I woulda thought that the source of the price would have given a date as well.

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.10.10 16:32:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @goyougoodthing2 (Comment 46) : Keo. :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.10.10 16:33:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 48) : With the 2 week break I don’t think it will be tomorrow. SARU got the 2 week break right on more than one count IMO.

    One finalist played a top contender the other played a minnow. The break will be welcome.

    The break is also handy in giving the host union more time to set up for the final.

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.10.10 16:38:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SA Rugby has never been when coastal sides dominate…is this further confirmation that our rugby is in a very bad state?

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.10.10 16:50:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Anyone notice WP will have three sides involved in the finals? :mrgreen: :twisted: :cool:

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.10.10 16:57:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 51) : Two week break is a very good idea imo.

    Ensures we have the two top teams well rested and in the best shape for the final. :cool:

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.10.10 16:58:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 53) :

    We have tried to ignore it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.10.10 17:12:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 54) :

    Agreed. looking forward to a mega clash.

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.10.10 17:13:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 20) : me too

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.10.10 17:14:52 by Fattmann Reply
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  • i know that this is not what I should be concentrating on – but of this is what we pay for John Smit – he is hugely overpaid :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.10.10 17:27:39 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : surely you don’t mean that we should stop pulling their legs :mrgreen: (though after last week they’re probably very looooong ;-)

  • Comment 59, posted at 17.10.10 17:30:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) : yip. let’s hope that Monday will not reveal any injuries. That was really huge battle. The forwards were awesome.

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.10.10 17:32:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 27) : or were trying to sing the song ;-)

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.10.10 17:35:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 30) : agreed – but it seemed to me that the crowd (although not full stadium and a lot of people ran for shelter when it started pouring down with rain) was extremely vocal – I’m convinced it helped.

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.10.10 17:37:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 39) : :grin:

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.10.10 17:39:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 40) : jonker was not that impressed – but it was very funny.

    Kanko was great – wish he could do the same in Bok jersey and we could do away with Spies.

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.10.10 17:41:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : Ah yes, Skoppie the Skeet. Nutter that one. Good for a laugh though, easier to wind up than a mechanical clock

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.10.10 18:05:44 by goyougoodthing2 Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 52) :

    What a load of tripe seriously whats with you ?

    Just cause our team is not challenging doesn’t mean you should get all nasty about it. :roll:

  • Comment 66, posted at 17.10.10 18:20:48 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • NOTICE: get to supersport and vote for the sharks… cant believe people think wp are gonna win in 2 weeks! SHARKS FOREVER! ;-)

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.10.10 18:28:57 by jessi Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 40) : That hug was classic!! That should go in the photo album!!

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.10.10 18:43:36 by Mocho Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) : Yeah “we” were vocal ;-) . Lets hope more Sharks supporters fill the stadium in two weeks time.

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.10.10 18:48:05 by Mocho Reply

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  • @jessi (Comment 67) :

    Done!

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.10.10 19:02:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 66) : :razz:

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.10.10 19:03:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What of Kuun’s blatant punch to Bissies “area”?

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.10.10 19:04:11 by perran_dw Reply

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  • @perran_dw (Comment 72) : End of year, Bulls season over, Bissy still talks with a deep voice. Nothing to worry about. Citing would just be petty from the citing officer Freek Burger.

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.10.10 19:11:06 by goyougoodthing2 Reply

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  • @perran_dw (Comment 72) :

    I couldn’t really clearly see a punch at all anyway.

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.10.10 19:17:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Nog WP die kante!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.10.10 19:19:28 by wpw Reply
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  • Bissie must get an Oscar for that act :twisted:

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.10.10 19:28:28 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 76) :

    Dude if you’ve ever been hit in the nuts then you know the real pain is delayed by a second or two. no act at all.

  • Comment 77, posted at 17.10.10 19:33:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Watched the last 15 minutes with a terrible headache. I had horrible flashbacks to the 2007 Super 14 final when that last scrum was awarded to the Bulls. When the final whistle blew, I hugged my wife and then proceeded to throw up. No alcohol involved.

  • Comment 78, posted at 17.10.10 20:18:59 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 78) : :mrgreen:

    Was it on a Sharks Jersey? Can we call you Luke Martin? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 79, posted at 17.10.10 20:38:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Did anybody notice the Aerial Cardboard Jets competition? I wont lie. It was amusing, but I doubt they would be giving those Mercury boards again.

  • Comment 80, posted at 17.10.10 21:02:15 by Mocho Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 79) : Luckily it was way too hot to be wearing a jersey in Pretoria :)

  • Comment 81, posted at 17.10.10 22:53:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • hi everyone. congrats on your team. played us off our feet.

    i don’t have to explain to you how hard it is to support another provincial team, when your own team has been knocked out. there is no way that i can ever shout for province, so i’ll be hoping for a sharks win. even though i might not enjoy watching another team take our trophy!

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.10.10 07:06:28 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 82) : Thanks…it was one of the hardest rugby matches I’ve ever seen. The Bulls really defended well and it was anybody’s game right till the end. It feels good as a Sharks supporter to be on the right side of a close game for a change.

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.10.10 07:53:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 82) :

    Thanx for the Congratulations dude..It is much appreciated..

    Your team showed guts.. it must be said that you gave us a good game!

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.10.10 08:00:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I do not want to gloat. OK only a little!! Where is all the big mouth bulls? Seems like the internet shut down in Pretoria… Nothing to be found.

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.10.10 08:16:06 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Sharksworld pool code for the End of year Tour:

    honeyore

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.10.10 08:44:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 86) : are you sure?? Superbru says there isn’t a pool with that name?

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.10.10 08:50:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Some awesome pics from the game on galloimages – my favourite is the bulls players sitting on the bench in the rain under sharks umbrellas :twisted:

    Awesome game Sharkies, so chuffed with you guys! Geez how long will Alberts body last if he has to do that every weekend?! Daniel was immense as always.

    One more game guys!!

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.10.10 08:55:30 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 88) :

    Alot longer than you think ..you must remember he’d been playing like that in a losing Lions side for years …

    Tough as nails that one.

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.10.10 09:01:52 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 89) : Good point! There he had to do even more, but I still cringe every time he puts his head down and charges! :) man it will be so good to have Deysel back and the two of them in tandem!

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.10.10 09:04:23 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • Oh what a Beezing morning
    Oh what a Beezing Day
    Sharkies had a Beezing game
    Everything is going the Sharkies way :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    WELL DONE top our team :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Bull were put on the Sharks platter and old Jaws had a wonderfull feast :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.10.10 09:05:29 by chaz Reply

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  • Well Done to our Boys!

    Sry I only check in now . . .

    But Rob said we`re not allowed to post while under the influence . . .

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.10.10 09:06:54 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 92) : Dammit, in that case I’ll chat to you guys later again! :)

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.10.10 09:08:16 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 87) :

    If you put in the poolcode you should find it..

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.10.10 09:08:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SORRY.. Pool code:

    HONEYORK

  • Comment 95, posted at 18.10.10 09:09:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 90) :

    That is a scary thought … what makes it even worse is they are both ex Lion players :evil:

  • Comment 96, posted at 18.10.10 09:11:46 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 95) : thank you – sjoees – before more victims join Pool 217 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 97, posted at 18.10.10 09:12:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 97) :

    Sorry again.. still hungover from the weekend celebrations

  • Comment 98, posted at 18.10.10 09:14:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 87) :

    Richard made a typo. Should be Honeyork

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 96) : Their loss and piss-poor management! If you look at the players they let slip through their ranks, it’s shocking…but we’re not complaining :)

  • Comment 100, posted at 18.10.10 09:15:43 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 98) : :mrgreen:

    I can officially confirm now that the HONEYORK is the correct code.

  • Comment 101, posted at 18.10.10 09:16:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 99) :

    Thanx Wes..

  • Comment 102, posted at 18.10.10 09:17:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 87) : there is ;-)

  • Comment 103, posted at 18.10.10 09:17:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 100) :

    Yea I know :evil:

  • Comment 104, posted at 18.10.10 09:19:25 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 82) : this comment is not meant for you but a every team has got their “in-your-face-supporters” i thought i wanted to share this with you all.

    i was at a family gathering on saterday afternoon as i saw family for the first time in 15 years. now, my nephew, quite a few years older than me, a HUGE bulls fan stated giving me crap before kickoff and bad mouthing our players. as i wanted to keep the peace at the gathering i tried to compliment his side and how we are up against it. (in the bac of my head wishing and Praying for a win) needles to say during the game he actually made it quite unbareable, so much taht his wife asked him to go watch the game elsewhere, but he stayed. i have to add, that they are from way up north in louis trichardt, and that the were going to leave only on monday from where the gathering was held (Potchefstroom). after the game he vanished and started packing the car to go home. so nasty that he actually did not even want to speak to my dad (a cheetah supporter).

    i still get goosebumps thinking about it…. :twisted: :lol:

    well, this is nothing against bulls supporters in general, as all the teams have got their “bad” supporters, but i have been abused by alot of my bulls friends. just funny how i havent received one sms from them this weekend, and to add to that, i havent sent sms`s either.

    GOOOO SHAARKSSS!!!!

  • Comment 105, posted at 18.10.10 09:26:44 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 105) :

    Winners R Grinners ! :grin:

  • Comment 106, posted at 18.10.10 09:30:49 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 106) : smile and wave boys, smile and wave… :lol:

  • Comment 107, posted at 18.10.10 09:33:51 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 105) : :???: I suppose it will be another 15 years before you see him again.

  • Comment 108, posted at 18.10.10 09:34:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 108) : if ever… :lol:

  • Comment 109, posted at 18.10.10 09:59:33 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 105) : i know the type of supporter you’re talking about.

    in my own little way, i am trying to change the perception the world have of bulls supporters.

    sure, we are stubborn, and we would go to the ends of the earth for our team (same as you guys…), but some of us can seriously lose the plot at times. it is just pure fanaticism.

    but i tell you this, it cuts me real deep when all bulls supporters are said to be commin, and all that stuff. bulls are my rugby team, and i will never ever desert them. i grew up in the late 80s and 90s and sticking with them through those years weren’t always easy.

    and you must also realize how hard it can be at times, with the whole nation cheering against your team. i work with a guy supporting the cheetahs. earlier this year we lost a game at home, he came in and started giving me flak for my team’s loss. when i asked him what about his team loss, he didn’t seem to care about his team results, as long as the bulls lose.

    i know some our supporters has brought this on with their behaviour, but is kind of sad to be like that.

    it reminds me of people saying: “i support (insert team here), and my second team is whoever is playing the bulls.”

    just look at sites like rugby365 and keo, where bulls supporters take flak all the time. at times i am surprised at some other teams’ supporters, and how they just attack bulls supporters, telling them how this and that they are.

    all that contribues to these kinds of supporters losing the plot. its not an excuse, just a bit of a picture of what it can be like to support the bulls.

    geez, i think i am taking this loss worse than i first thought…

  • Comment 110, posted at 18.10.10 10:27:24 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 110) :

    I must give you credit for coming onto this site and supporting your team. I am sure you find it more welcoming here?

  • Comment 111, posted at 18.10.10 10:35:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 111) : definitely.

    i was actually considering going over to at least rugby365, and congratulating the sharks over there. but some of the shark supporters over there, are almost as bad as our worst. decided that this would be the only site where i congratulate, together with the twitter world.

  • Comment 112, posted at 18.10.10 10:38:15 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 112) :

    Well thank you. It’s nice to have supporters of all the teams in the country here. We have Sharks, WP, Lions and Bulls. Its a shame Bloemfontein and the Free State region is still coming to terms with using the computer interweb thingy.

    The spectrum of suporters always make for interesting opinions.

  • Comment 113, posted at 18.10.10 10:43:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 113) : not a problem.

    as i mentioned before, i’m here to keep you guys honest.

  • Comment 114, posted at 18.10.10 10:45:27 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 82) : that took guts – thank you, Laagvat. Jy’s regte mens, weet jy dit?

  • Comment 115, posted at 18.10.10 10:56:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 112) : :cool:

    @bloubulblog (Comment 114) : hehehe – you’ll have your hands full. we do tend to spiral out of control every now and then :grin:

  • Comment 116, posted at 18.10.10 11:00:53 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 115) : thanks, rob.

    like i told you on saturday, although still painful, a loss like this one, where we were completely outplayed, is as little bit easier to accept. still isn’t fun though.

    now you guys have to focus on beating Weer Probeer. because if they somehow beat our u19s, and u21s, and get the currie cup, we will never ever hear the end of it!

  • Comment 117, posted at 18.10.10 11:01:19 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 112) : At least you guys can hold your heads high because at the end it was a tight game.

    Can you imagine being a Cheetahs supporter getting drilled like that??

  • Comment 118, posted at 18.10.10 11:05:31 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 118) : i must say although i don’t enjoy it when wp play that well, i did feel warm inside seeing the cheetahs get a pakslae. it definitely put some of their supporters back in their place.

  • Comment 119, posted at 18.10.10 11:08:24 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 110) : Thanks…and I wish more rugby supporters were like you….and it’s much more fun here…rugby365 has some great articles but a lot of the bloggers are idiots.

  • Comment 120, posted at 18.10.10 11:09:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 110) : I don’t believe any TRUE supporter should ever have a second team.

    It must be said, I do tend to support whoever is playing against the Bulls because I don’t like playing them in knockout games and I would always prefer for them to not be there at all! Not that it generally happens that way!

  • Comment 121, posted at 18.10.10 11:17:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 110) : jip, as i said in the beginning of my post, but that comment wasnt meant for you, as you are not nearly in the same class as the person i was talking about, and gald to see that you understood it that way too. i can see where you are coming from, as i must also admit, i`m not the biggest bulls fan ever ;-) altough i went to Orlando to watch you guys play against the crusaders. Good luck with your junior teams. the bulls always manage to get the best junior players around.

  • Comment 122, posted at 18.10.10 11:26:36 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 121) : that i’ll take as a compliment.

    when i was still a laaitie i used to support the cheetahs as my second team (this is probably around 20 years ago). back when they had those kak lelike orange jerseys. since around 1990 i’ve never been able to really support any team as a second team.

    i like to see small unions do well though, like griquas. and i was hoping that EP would make it in to the CC. but i’m not too sure i want EP in CC at the cost of the pumas. pumas beat 2 of the big 5 this year. if playoffs had been leopards vs EP, i wouldn’t have minded that leopards go down to 1st div.

  • Comment 123, posted at 18.10.10 11:29:21 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 122) : i’m holding thumbs for our young teams.

    ian schwartz (our high performance manager) said that he is really excited about the new u19 squad. according to him, it will be the most talented u19 group at the bulls in his time. and that is saying something.

  • Comment 124, posted at 18.10.10 11:30:59 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 121) : Agreed, but in a particular game, involving two teams that are not your own, you will always support the one more than the other, for various reasons. I will usually pick a team based on how the result could effect my own teams log position.

    Congrats on your teams win, but now for me, picking a team to support for the final is going to be tough, can I pick a draw? :lol:

  • Comment 125, posted at 18.10.10 11:34:02 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 125) : sure, you can pick it for the u/19`s and u/21`s… ;-)

  • Comment 126, posted at 18.10.10 11:36:29 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 124) : geez, scary! you guys always manage to get the good youngsters…

  • Comment 127, posted at 18.10.10 11:53:00 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 126) : Big help you are :lol:

    Just for that I am going to pick wp to win :mrgreen:

  • Comment 128, posted at 18.10.10 12:03:10 by Greg Reply

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  • ian schwartz has also mentioned that he would love to see a u23 comp. i doubt whether there would be enough money for a u19, u21 and u23 comp, but it would be good to keep some of those guys playing.

    maybe drop u19 and u21, and only have a u20 and u23 comps. and while varsity cup keeps on growing (they are starting a second division), there might not be enough players for u19, u21, u23 and VC. it just feels that we would be able to keep young talent in the structures for a while longer. some players are just late bloomers, and this would help their cause.

    a u23 comp might help to keep some young talent in the system for a bit longer. if you think of a guy like antonie claassen (son of wynand) he might have stuck around a while longer if there had been a comp like this. the media in france are talking alot about him, not sure whether he would have made it big here, but it is only an example.

  • Comment 129, posted at 18.10.10 12:04:04 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 129) : there’s a lot of support for turning the VC into an u23 comp

  • Comment 130, posted at 18.10.10 12:08:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 130) : only problem with that is that the sharks dont have a varsity cup side in their new premier division. i think this should be a priority at the sharks aswell as the academy. the can promise young players more game time then.

  • Comment 131, posted at 18.10.10 12:13:30 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 130) : Problem with that is that most of the super franchises have fringe players waiting in the wings during the super season, and many are drafted into the squad during the competition, as a result of first choice player injuries. If the VC is done away with, and replaced with an u23 comp, where do these players(the over 23 ones, at least) keep match fit? At club level?

  • Comment 132, posted at 18.10.10 12:15:20 by Greg Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 130) : i am not sure if i would back converting the VC into a u23 comp.

    the VC is a great comp, and should rather be kept. it is probably the best managed comp in the country, and the only comp that has really created something from scratch. perhaps they should expand it somehow, and allow open clubs as well.

    maybe take the top three open clubs from the previous year’s club champs, and let them compete in the VC.

    die arme open clubs. hulle suig aan die heel agterste speen…

  • Comment 133, posted at 18.10.10 12:21:21 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 132) : those players would probably be playing vodacom cup somewhere.

  • Comment 134, posted at 18.10.10 12:24:04 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 133) : it meeds more support, though… often there are fewer than 19 spectators at a VC game.

  • Comment 135, posted at 18.10.10 12:29:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 135) :

    That is a major problem.. Even at curtain raisers, the only people attending the U19 and U21 games are the parents..

  • Comment 136, posted at 18.10.10 12:31:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 135) : true. i wonder if the financial support will keep coming for the tournament, if the spectators don’t show…

    with VC being played on monday evenings, students are the ideal target audience. and while i have been meaning to go watch tukkies play since the comp’s inception, i haven’t gotten round to it yet. and i think most working class people, would rather not go watch rugby on a monday night.

    maybe have VC games as warm up games to S14 or CC games? but somehow i doubt that will make more people come in to ground earlier? and then what to do with the scheduling of u19 and u21 games?

    but some of the guys have been really well supported. the games at maties, always seem to draw a decent crowd.

    i think i got my first star? don’t think it was there before…

  • Comment 137, posted at 18.10.10 12:33:41 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 134) : That’s my point, they can’t be playing VC if it has been replaced by an u23 comp?

  • Comment 138, posted at 18.10.10 12:35:17 by Greg Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 137) : students. Stellenbosch is predominantly university town – there is not much else to do really – especially now that you pay for wine tasting …

  • Comment 139, posted at 18.10.10 12:37:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • ok, hold on… i was referring to Varsity Cup, only just realised that it can also be Vodacom Cup. oops…

  • Comment 140, posted at 18.10.10 12:37:31 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 138) : sherbet. with VC i meant Varsity Cup, not Vodacom Cup. sorry!

  • Comment 141, posted at 18.10.10 12:38:23 by bloubulblog Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 140) : Just realised I was also confused, I think Rob was referring to the varsity cup, I thought his VC meant Vodacom cup :oops:

  • Comment 142, posted at 18.10.10 12:41:07 by Greg Reply

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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 140) : I meant Vodacom Cup :)

  • Comment 143, posted at 18.10.10 12:41:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @bloubulblog (Comment 137) : you did… congrats. Sorry it can’t be Blue!

  • Comment 144, posted at 18.10.10 12:42:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 125) :

    Come on bru, I know you want to support WP!!

    You CAN come out of the closet!! :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 145, posted at 18.10.10 12:49:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 145) : Why, so I can be zero from three in my picks for the knockout stages :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 146, posted at 18.10.10 12:57:03 by Greg Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : That was a shock for me as well. Okay I understand the rain must`ve been a factor but that kinda thing would never have happened at newlands.

    Hopefully the Dbn people will fill up the stadium for the final.
    Although, if a huge semi final against the bulls can`t fill a stadium nothing will.

  • Comment 147, posted at 18.10.10 16:10:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 147) : perhaps people in Durban finally caught up with HD and flat screens , CT still some way to go :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 148, posted at 18.10.10 16:13:16 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 148) : Joke all you want it`s not good for sharks rugby . . .

  • Comment 149, posted at 18.10.10 16:21:13 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 149) :

    Lets all just hope for a sell out crowd..

    Does anybody know how many tickets get allocated to WP?

  • Comment 150, posted at 18.10.10 16:23:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 149) : i know … as a supporter I do feel embarrassed and bit guilty for not making the trip.

    still could not help pulling your leg a bit ;-)

  • Comment 151, posted at 18.10.10 16:23:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 149) : but in reality how much of the revenue is generated from game attendance – I imagine it cannot be a high percentage.

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