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Humble Pie


Written by cheers had fun (The ghost of try time)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 18 Oct 2010 at 10:51

For the last few seasons the Sharks have taken a lot of criticism from their fans, sometimes just, other times not. As I did criticise John Plumtree’s squad on Thursday, I feel it only fair I should eat a little humble pie.

I was concerned with 3 selections and 1 player’s decision making. Those being having both Du Plessis brothers on together, Keegan and Ryan starting, JP Pietersen and Stefan’s habit of making stupid decisions when it counts.

Firstly the Du Plessis brothers. Here I’ll only take a small bite of the pie, because both players did get penalised. Although Jannie’s was acceptable, Bismarck’s was plain stupidity. So my concern wasn’t totally without merit. But what they bought to the team in commitment is where I will take the pie and eat it. They were trojans and deserve a load of credit for the work they did.

Secondly Keegan and Ryan both starting. I will eat an extra large piece of humble pie here, because John got this selection spot on. Both players complimented eachother perfectly and in tandem with Willem Alberts were destructive. Keegan Daniel definitely needs a special mention, as he has matured into a great player. Although there will always be a question over his size, it is his passion and commitment that has turned this player into an indispensable member of the team. Ryan not throwing 50/50 ball was also commendable and although it meant we may not have scored more tries, the Sharks also never gave away tries.

Unfortunately JP never proved either John or myself right as he injured himself within 20 minutes. But Odwa definitely proved his worth when he came on.

And Stefan, the player that is brilliant 99% of the time, but when he messes up, he does it good. Everyone remembers a Currie Cup Semi Final where Stefan took a quick throw in and gave the ball to a Lion’s player, that ran off and scored giving the game to the Lions. On Saturday he captained well and the collective Sharks on-field leaders did well. The only flaw I found in his armour was his decision to go for posts when the Sharks had the Bulls on a warning. In the 53rd minute the Bulls number one was given a final warning for constant infringements and had Stefan called a scrum instead, he may have been able to get a Bulls player yellow carded. Unfortunately he took the easy option and effectively took the bite out of the Sharks dominance in the game and gave the Bulls 27 minutes to test the Sharks defence. I will eat the humble pie though as his faith in himself and his team got them to the final.

So we have two weeks now to look at the WP team that thrashed Free State. The Sharks may have won the biggest battle, but they still don’t have the Cup, and only a similar or better performance will give them back the Silverware the team has fought so hard for. Go Sharks, bring back the trophy on the twenty year anniversary of the Sharks first Currie Cup campaign victory.



72 Comments

  • Bismarck had every right to try and rip Derick ‘The Bandit’ Kuun’s head off. The man poked him in the ‘nads.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.10.10 10:54:47 by Sportbilly Reply
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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 1) : but that sort of stupidity costs your team. Rugby is a team sport and retaliation gets penalties reversed. In tight games tempers will flare but giving away stupid penalties can cost you games.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.10.10 11:02:43 by lostfish Reply
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  • Yep. The Boeties were brilliant!

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.10.10 11:04:01 by PTAShark Reply
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  • I was commenting to a friend that it was the best I’ve seen Kanko play in a so called ‘tight’ game where he has often been critisized. Kanko was awesome…..and maybe just a little humble pie from MOST Sharksworlders me included for the great work on defense done by Andries Strauss….he might not be the most creative but damn that boy can tackle.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.10.10 11:05:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 2) : In the heat of the battle, if someone has a go at your nuts and bolts, u react. I don’t blame him one bit.

    Eye gouging and ball tampering are 2 things that don’t belong in Rugby.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.10.10 11:05:14 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • OK Billy. Lie down, let me get in a nut-shot, let’s see how you handle that? I thought he held back quite well. Yes, the penalty was reversed, but Kuun is still alive isn’t he?

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.10.10 11:05:30 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 6) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.10.10 11:06:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : On ruggastats Kanko made over 100 metres with 1o carries.. What was impressive was his 100% gain line efficiency!

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.10.10 11:07:32 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • Jannie had a very disciplined game I must say. It actually shows you how much he can do and how much better he really is when he puts his mind to it so perhaps the criticism was not so misplaced.

    But although I am not a big fan of eating pies ;-) I will give credit when its due.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.10.10 11:08:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 6) : ? Me or Lostshark?

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.10.10 11:08:39 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : Kanko had a great game when it was tight, when Spies came on he was virtually anonymous.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.10.10 11:13:28 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 1) : I didn’t see that but its just another reason to believe that Derrick is a complete and utter Tosser.Who pokes an oke in the nads?

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.10.10 11:13:45 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 11) : Roussouw attended 8 rucks. The least by any forward in both Semi’s. Even Wacko attended more. He made 1 ball carry, made 1 meter. Also a big impact! Frans Ludeke take a bow.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.10.10 11:15:07 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : Agreed Claytie.

    I was shouting ‘Finish Him!’ to Bissie but he didn’t hear me through the TV set it seems.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.10.10 11:17:39 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 14) : there was too much noise at the stadium :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.10.10 11:20:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • why wasn’t the TANK full people? Halfassed bang Sharks supporters for 2 years running leave their team in the lurch come semi-final time! Should be ashamed!

    EP Kings baby!!!

    I noticed there was not thread on our victory but there was one about Boland protesting against rudi keil :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.10.10 11:32:43 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 14) : bissie didnt have the “balls” to do it… ;-) :lol: as it was removed by Kuun.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.10.10 11:32:52 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 16) :

    Would you like an article?

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.10.10 11:35:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 16) : The empty seats was those of the Bulls fans that did not pitch for the game… :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.10.10 11:38:25 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) :

    The crowd was disappointing though.. What is the capacity of the Tank? There were 38 668 people there

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.10.10 11:40:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I’m not saying what bissie did was right but kuun is a pathetic dirty little pisshead loser I hate that guy his attitude sucks!

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.10.10 11:49:38 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : after watching both games on saturday i am wondering if the sharks may have come off second by losing andries and gaining bosman.

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.10.10 11:49:52 by try time Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) : and I thought it was only the Bulls players who didn’t pitch up

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.10.10 11:50:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 5) : @Sportbilly (Comment 1) : bis only got nadded because he retaliated. had he stood back he would have been ok.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.10.10 11:51:59 by try time Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 11) : did spies come on? i thought it was that chopper from the outsurance ad. :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.10.10 11:53:55 by try time Reply

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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 13) : Maybe he was too busy tackling…

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.10.10 11:55:12 by lostfish Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 25) : Not sure what / who that is. I don’t live in SA.

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.10.10 11:56:34 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : i think 55 thousand or maybe 60 thousand after building the addition to the eastern stand.

    I still think it was better than last year.

    Plus did anyone counted the number of bees in support :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.10.10 11:56:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : i am sure the stands will be full next saturday. people don’t like paying r150 to see a team choke.

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.10.10 11:57:34 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : It takes 2 to tango or is it now Sakkie-Sakkie :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.10.10 11:57:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 27) : spies and habana made outsurance ad – they’re depicted as kinda supermen there . Quite humourous ads must say.

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.10.10 11:58:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 25) : But he could not stop the “Willem Rock Alberts Truck” in it’s tracks :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.10.10 11:59:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 16) : ya – that’s disappointing. It makes me even more convinced that majority of Sharks supporters are not based in Durbs. Perhaps signs of recession on Gauteng that there was no massive drive on N3 :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.10.10 11:59:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 27) : oh. spies and habana both appeared in lame outsurance ads about the time they played like schoolboys in the bok team earlier this year. spies runs through a rubber brick wall to catch a bad guy. and habana gets out paced by a thief. pretty accurate reflection of their current form.

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.10.10 12:00:02 by try time Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : 52 500…and a few honeycombs for the BEEEEEEEEESSSSS !!! :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.10.10 12:01:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 29) :

    Well ticket prices are now suddenly R350.. I cant see too many people paying Test rates. But lets hope we fill out the stand.

    When the announcer asked if the Bulls supporters were there, there was a thunderous roar. Yes the Sharks were more, but it wasnt by a lot.

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.10.10 12:02:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 35) :

    Thats just over 70% full.. that is kak for a semi final against the Bulls

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.10.10 12:02:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) : i can confirm your assumption. a large contingent come from out of town. that is why the sharks battle to fill up on friday night games. when i had a season ticket the guys around me came from kokstad and harrismith.

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.10.10 12:03:59 by try time Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 36) : 2 years ago it was R 300. and I dare say the entertainment gonna be better than at some test games.

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.10.10 12:04:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 31) : @try time (Comment 34) : I just looked them up on youtube, super cheesy ;-)

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.10.10 12:04:33 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 36) : talking about ads “it’s costly out there” :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.10.10 12:05:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 36) : yes but after a semi there isn’t the same elation at the victory as there would be after a final. you won a game but there is no trophy. a final is different, that is the last game you win, you are champions. a lot better game to attend if you are out of town.

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.10.10 12:06:44 by try time Reply

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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 10) : It has to be you :grin: I don’t have any.

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.10.10 12:07:52 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 16) :

    :twisted:

    I’ll put one up shortly!! ;-)

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.10.10 12:10:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 39) :

    @try time (Comment 42) :

    I agree.. to a certain degree. I still will not be surprised if the game is not fully sold out. Even though I wish it is, it wil be an amazing experience to see it packed to the rafters!

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.10.10 12:10:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) : Any of you who call yourselves Sharks supporters and live in Durbs and didn’t attend the match should be ashamed. Pathetic. Its a fork hing Currie Cup Semi against the Bulls.

    Fair weather supporters should all be locked in a room with Derek Kuun.

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.10.10 12:12:05 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) : it is also the reason why i am not liking the new s15 format. we play the same teams far too often in a season. now next year we just add another game against the same team. it gets monotonous. the exact reason why trinations gets fewer crowds each year.

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.10.10 12:12:27 by try time Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 43) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.10.10 12:12:41 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 40) : the only time those guys will get an oscar is for their on field drama. :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.10.10 12:13:18 by try time Reply

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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 46) :

    I have been at every Currie Cup game bar one this season.. And even without the pressbox ticket, I would have been at most of the games anyway..

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.10.10 12:16:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 45) : i experienced the boks first tri nations win where the stands were overfull. the little drums we got given made the top east stand move. it was a great and terrifying experience.

    i also was there when steve walsh gave the bulls the super 14 title. and that was the exact opposite feeling.

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.10.10 12:16:26 by try time Reply

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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 46) : until the sharks fix their big screen i will not attend a big match. i like watching the breakdown and you miss far too much at the ground. sharks need to upgrade their big screen to compete with television. i would rather watch the game at the shark tank than listen to joel and hugh spew.

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.10.10 12:19:39 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 47) : plus it all adds up. unless you have season tickets which ordinarily you will not have when you don’t support a local team it is expensive (add travel, accomodation) and time . For me to go to Durban is entire weekend gone.

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 50) : Good man… I will keep Derick away from u.

    @try time (Comment 52) : Pathetic.

  • Comment 54, posted at 18.10.10 12:21:30 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 53) :

    And if you work it out ( like the accountant I am ) Season tickets are very reasonable. And the casino vouchers can more than pay for your tickets if you know how the gamble

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.10.10 12:23:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 54) : were you there?

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.10.10 12:24:58 by try time Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) : i believe they are. I was considering getting some for myself but encountered stern opposition at home :|

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.10.10 12:27:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 57) :

    You really should consider it next year, as we have a Tri Nations game again.

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.10.10 12:28:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 56) : When I lived in Durbs.. Yes. Now that I have the misfortune of living in the Cape, no.

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.10.10 12:30:12 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) : i’ll put it on my Xmas list – maybe get luckier this year ;-)

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  • @rekinek (Comment 60) :

    Get the Gold package and promise your husband the casino vouchers..

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.10.10 12:34:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 52) : Geez… Hugh Bladen really is past his sell by date. There were times during the game I actually thought I’d rather be listening to an Aussie commentator :evil:

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.10.10 12:43:09 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 62) : i was hoping my neighbour would mow his lawn so i couldn’t hear anything. we were really punished on saturday with joel, hugh and kobus.

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.10.10 12:58:26 by try time Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 62) : i would have really been peeved if darren was substituted for bros. that would be the worst possible combination. :lol:

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  • actually i wonder if that karaoke feature on sounds systems would cut out the commentary and not the other sounds.

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.10.10 13:00:56 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 64) : during the game – i think it was Lions vs Pumas every time a try was scored my half was saying “try time” with this snakey ssss just seconds before Bros – it was very annoying :roll:

    aren’t you a fan BTW judging by your nic – or you just him :mrgreen:

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 61) : that’s a thought ..

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  • @rekinek (Comment 66) : this nick i got from a thumb suck. i wanted the sharks to score more tries so i thought of try time (time for tries). my nick was around b4 bros ever boggled peoples minds with his gibberish.

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.10.10 13:22:23 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 68) : hehe that sounded very old. :lol:

    He is truly irritating – I wish he had wider vocabulary .

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  • @rekinek (Comment 69) : you are right. i should have said before he boggled our minds on supersport. he may have been boggling peoples minds before that. :lol:

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.10.10 15:39:16 by try time Reply

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  • Have to say Try Time, although I was slightly disappointed that Plum didn`t follow my advise regarding team selection I like to think my motivational speech hit home for some people at least . .. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.10.10 16:25:47 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • No need to eat humble pie yet because you never know in big games with the Sharks ,they play well the one week then implode the next .They,ve done well this year though .Even if they don,t win the finals executives just need to keep this side together plus maybe a 13 and sharks will be golden for a while

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