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Show us your jerseys


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 7 Dec 2010 at 11:12
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In doing a bit of research to come up with questions for the Ultimate Sharks Fan competition, I stumbled upon a few pictures of old Sharks jerseys along the way. Tha started me thinking.

I know I have certainly owned my fair share of Natal and Sharks jerseys along the way. It started with a very generic (and I’m sure, completely unofficial) Natal jersey that my dad had back in the late 80s. I stole it not long after the 1990 Currie Cup triumph and took great pride in wearing it to rugby practice at Pretoria Boys’ High in 1991! That one lasted until 1994, although, to be honest, I did buy one of those awesome reversible Natal jackets made by Instinct in 1992. It was legendary in how kak it looked!

In 94 I got one of the new Kappa Currie Cup jerseys, which I still have to this day. That purchase coincided with about the worst period of Sharks rugby at any stage in the 90s, but such is life! In 1998 I went a little nuts, first buying the Coastal Sharks Super 12 jersey (the one with the green and red stripes at the bottom) and then also getting a Currie Cup jersey. Both were made by Reebok and both, I fear, disappeared after a house break-in in 1999.

I then bought one of the new 2001 Super 12 jerseys (the grey one) and what was bizarre about mine was that I bought it in that strange period where the Sharks had no headline sponsor. The Canon sponsorship came to an end at the end of the 2000 season and the Sharks only negotiated a new deal with Mr Price (in the form of Red) halfway through the 2001 Super 12. They played their first 6 or so matches in a jersey with no sponsor and I just happen to have one. I wonder if it’s valuable?

I was ten lucky enough to win not one, but two signed Sharks jerseys. One was a 2006 Super 14 jersey and the other a 2009 Super 14 jersey. In between those, I also bought a 2009 Super 14 jersey, which unfortunately didn’t survive a particularly vigorous tumble-drying session (all the plastic logos melted). Then, of course, there’s my superb limited edition 2010 pink Cansa jersey, which I have yet to see, but I’m sure it’s awesome!

So tell me… which jerseys do you guys have? I am going to try and take picture of mine to put up here. Do send in snaps of what you have – let’s try and find the most noteworthy jerseys out there – be they the oldest, the strangest, the ones with the most signatures or maybe – just maybe – one that actually belonged to a player. Show us your jerseys, Sharks fans! Don’t be shy.



75 Comments

  • I have a 2010 WP jersey :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.12.10 11:16:32 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) :
    Looking for sympathy are we?

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.12.10 11:22:06 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) : you jinxed them :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.12.10 11:22:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 2) :
    @robdylan (Comment 3) :
    Smart arses

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.12.10 11:23:03 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Its still kind of a bid deal for me because its the first supporters jersey I’ve ever owned

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.12.10 11:23:58 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) : Ja, and now theres an awesem new sponsor… methinks you got in at the right time.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.12.10 11:26:15 by molly Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) : I want one… but I need to see how bad the DHL looks before I make a call.

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.12.10 11:27:02 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 6) : Still would love to know how that red and yellow is going to work

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.12.10 11:27:05 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • anyone who has a 1997 Stormers jersey would be a real legend!

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.12.10 11:27:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Can I post photos of my English Jerseys? :)

    my three Sharks Jerseys that I have in KSA are not that special.
    1 x 2002 or 3 CC Jersey
    2 x 2001 (2 or 3) S12 Jerseys (1 grey, 1 black)

    I have team signed Jersey in SA that was a prize around 2007 I think as well as a signed ball (also a prize)

    And then I have 3 pink Cansa Jerseys, thanks to an auction on some site. :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.12.10 11:30:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : That multicoloured dreamcoat?I think they were all mass burnt, may be 1 or 2 still in the room at Newlands im still trying to break into

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.12.10 11:31:46 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • I have 2 CC jereys. One from last year, and one from some other season.

    I don’t wear merchandise much though.

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.12.10 11:32:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I have the old Kappa jersey at my mom’s house, doesn’t fit any more…

    I also have the 2001 sponsorless jersey, I wear it every time the Sharks plays! My wife is getting a bit mad at me, since the poor thing is getting really thin and not looking its best. Maybe it’s time to retire it and get a new one?

    I love that jersey though…

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.12.10 11:37:32 by PTAShark Reply
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  • I used to wear them… now I’m more into collecting.

    Swore I wouldn’t buy another Sharks jeryey to wear until they got rid of the plastic logos!

    For some reason, I can’t find my signed 2006 jersey

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.12.10 11:38:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 13) : my problem with the 2001 jersey is that, for some reason, I bought it in XXL… I could, literally, wear it twice!

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.12.10 11:39:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : That’s why I love the 2001 jersey. It’s clean.

    Mine fits perfectly! Maybe you thought you’ll be getting a bit bulky in the coming years?

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.12.10 11:40:24 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 16) : ja… I was bigger then, but still nowhere near xxl.

    I bought it over the internet. So didn’t try it on first.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.12.10 11:43:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • here’s the other one…

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.12.10 11:47:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 7) : @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 8) :

    Well done on TRYING to change this into a WP thread!! :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.12.10 12:09:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    Nothing wrong with XXL dude.

    Its for folks who are ‘big boned’ :???: :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.12.10 12:12:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : I remember that photo and the cooment that went with it.

    it was on Sharksrugby.co.za and you made some comment about the guy looking like a chop and knowing nothing about rugby and some guys had a go at you not realising it was YOU in the photo. :grin:

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.12.10 12:12:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I have the following jerseys:

    1. 1998 Coastal Sharks jersey (with the multi-colour bottom)
    2. 1999 CC Sharks jersey
    3. 2000 Super 12 jersey
    4. 2001 Super 12 jersey (with no sponsor)
    5. 2003 CC Sharks jersey (Red sponsor)
    6. 2006 Super 14 jersey
    7. 2006 CC Sharks jersey
    8. 2008 Super 14 Sharks jersey (Home)
    9. 2009 Super 14 Sharks jersey (Away)

    My tenth jersey would’ve been a 2010 Reebok Sharks jersey but I accidently bought the ladies jersey on a recent trip to the Shark Cage when it was on special thinking it was a mens jersey and only found out too late to be able to take it back to change. I’ve since sold it to my sister-in-law.

    I plan to have all of these framed for the bar I will one day have in my house when I get a place big-enough.

    No signed jerseys but I do have a ball signed by some of the Sharks players circa 2003.

    Hopefully number 10 can be the 2011 Super 15 jersey.

    Speaking of jerseys, are we getting a new strip in 2011? I only ask because the Sharks Cage seemed hell bent on getting rid of its current stock when I was down in Durban.

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.12.10 12:13:09 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 21) : lol – some of those okes were SO gullible :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.12.10 12:13:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 22) : damn you have quite a collection there.

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.12.10 12:17:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) :

    Lets not bring klempie into this shall we?? :twisted:

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.12.10 12:17:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) : Ja, I enjoy having the latest jersey.

    Of course, you look at the number of Sharks jerseys and then compare it to my Springbok jerseys. For the Boks, I have all of 2, one signed by some of the 95 Boks (which really hones, I can’t wash it cose I don’t want the signatures to wash away) and the jersey just before the Protea came along.

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.12.10 12:18:58 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) : It helped having all those jerseys this year watching with a bunch of Bulls supporters. I offered a jersey to everyone so they could feel what it felt like to be a winner. :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.12.10 12:19:55 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 22) : wow – you’re quite passionate about this :)

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.12.10 12:19:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Maybe its wrong, but sometimes it feels as though I’m a Sharks supporter and then a Bok supporter.

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.12.10 12:20:40 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Maybe I could get a few bonus points in the ultimate sharks fan, competition? ;)

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.12.10 12:21:13 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 26) : you have 2 more Bok jerseys than I do :)

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.12.10 12:26:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : I won the one while the second I got as a present. Although I would’ve bought myself one just so I had one without the protea on it.

    This, of course, doesn’t include all the other Sharks paraphanalia I have around the house and the office.

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.12.10 12:29:21 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • I have the butt ugly 2008 S14 jersey and the 2010 S14 jersey.

    and MY SPECIAL EDITION 2010 PINK JERSEY SIGNED BY ‘THE MAN’ PATRICK LAMBIE!!! Thanks Sharksworld. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.12.10 12:33:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Most of my work done for today so now I can get on with my research on the Ultimate fan competition :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.12.10 12:35:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 33) : Lucky bugger, I’m jealous.

    I have to admit though that I REALLY didn’t like the pink jersey. It only looked as though someone had washed their red jocks with the jersey. I was hoping they would’ve taken the away strip or the white Vodacom Cup jersey and made that pink.

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.12.10 12:36:25 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 33) : so which one is your favourite? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 07.12.10 12:40:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : ;-)

  • Comment 37, posted at 07.12.10 12:54:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Would you guys believe me if I tell you I have never bought a jersey in my life…

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.12.10 12:55:16 by Morné Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 35) : I admit it’s not the prettiest. It is a large and fits me perfectly but haven’t worn it so I don’t have to wash it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.12.10 12:57:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 39) : I suppose it’s also the sentiment which was great.

    I couldn’t help but think that Alistair Hargraves scrumcap still looked a little pink in the Final though. :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.12.10 12:59:09 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 38) : What, no ‘P Divvy’ jerseys??? :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.12.10 13:02:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I have a couple, I need them before important games, so I won’t go a day without wearing a sharks jersey.

    Seriously, I did that for the Semi’s and Final this year. But it’s not all jersey’s some just t-shirts.

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.12.10 14:06:32 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 41) :

    I thought I explained to you Sharkies before there is a difference between supporting something, and backing something :twisted:

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.12.10 14:31:24 by Morné Reply
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  • just got my new car!

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.12.10 14:34:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 43) : I couldn’t resist :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.12.10 14:35:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Comment 46, posted at 07.12.10 14:35:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) :

    NICE!!!!

    Is it black or dark blue?

    When are you painting the white stripe across the roof? :razz:

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.12.10 14:45:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) :
    Congratulations!

    Wanna dice?

  • Comment 48, posted at 07.12.10 14:46:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) :

    Does it have a large back seat?

    What I’m ACTUALLY meaning to ask is. “Will Brad need a booster seat?” :razz:

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.12.10 14:47:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.12.10 14:48:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 48) : You can see who slides down the road the quickest. :grin:

  • Comment 51, posted at 07.12.10 14:49:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 51) :
    Aaah, drifting… I’m pretty confident that my tyres will win that one for me! :lol:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) :
    Or Claytie, if he visits. :twisted:

  • Comment 52, posted at 07.12.10 14:54:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 48) :

    show off!! :roll:

  • Comment 53, posted at 07.12.10 14:55:57 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : Nice car!

  • Comment 54, posted at 07.12.10 15:10:46 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : What is it, the new Nissan Qashqai?

  • Comment 55, posted at 07.12.10 15:12:47 by CS Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 52) : Huh?What?

  • Comment 56, posted at 07.12.10 15:13:09 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : it’s blue :) Don’t wanna be painting no white stripes on it

  • Comment 57, posted at 07.12.10 15:14:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Currently on my wall is the old Reebok practice jersey ( royal blue with white vertical strip in the middle ) late 90′s signed , Canterbury player issue super 12 signed by most of the players
    ( 2004 – 2008 ) Nike white jersey signed by 2004 Trinations squad , and of lesser importance is a Blues jersey signed by the whole squad when Carlos left them and a 2007 signed Crusaders jersey . In the cupboard waiting to be signed , player issue canterbury away slim fit (white ) Canterbury 2007 player issue Currie cup , current Reebok super 14 home , Reebok cancer , Canterbury 2007 ish player issue super 14 signed by squad ( 2008 – 2010 ) and canterbury practice jersey 2008 ( red and white ) which looks very much like a lions jersey. You can never have too many Sharks jerseys , just too little space to hang them !! Heads up , there will be a new jersey from Reebok next year .

  • Comment 58, posted at 07.12.10 15:15:18 by King Deysel Reply
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  • @CS (Comment 55) : qashqai + 2

  • Comment 59, posted at 07.12.10 15:16:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @King Deysel (Comment 58) : wow – you are quite the fan! Want to send me some pics?

  • Comment 60, posted at 07.12.10 15:27:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • No probs , might take a while as these computer things are a bit too clever for me !! You computer okes have it way too easy ,,,, :shock:

  • Comment 61, posted at 07.12.10 15:30:50 by King Deysel Reply
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  • @King Deysel (Comment 61) : what do you do for a living?

  • Comment 62, posted at 07.12.10 15:44:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Construction , we supply all the materials for water and sewer infrastructure .

  • Comment 63, posted at 07.12.10 15:59:12 by King Deysel Reply
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  • @King Deysel (Comment 63) : nice… quite different from IT. There’s real value in what you do!

  • Comment 64, posted at 07.12.10 16:16:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Each to his own , will upgrade my IT skills and get the pics uploaded .

  • Comment 65, posted at 07.12.10 16:20:01 by King Deysel Reply
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  • @King Deysel (Comment 58) :
    So when are you sponsoring a competition or ten?

    Nice collection there. :cool:

  • Comment 66, posted at 07.12.10 17:30:49 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : eish nt even looking at the car just at the snow

    great colour ;-)

  • Comment 67, posted at 07.12.10 22:40:49 by chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : i would of thought it would of been Black and White and nothing else matters :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 68, posted at 07.12.10 22:42:21 by chaz Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 66) : Me , never , too much of a fan , the wife is another story . She would love to get rid of 1 or 2 , the cancer jersey was bought for her but only for a season then I get it back for signing !!

  • Comment 69, posted at 08.12.10 07:53:17 by King Deysel Reply
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  • Neee jinne ROB….BLUE???? :shock:

  • Comment 70, posted at 08.12.10 11:23:51 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 70) : Who`s loyalty is being questioned now ? :twisted:

  • Comment 71, posted at 08.12.10 19:59:14 by Original Champion Reply
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  • Just got my 2011 Sharks diary and I have to say I’m impressed – really good quality.

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.12.10 12:04:05 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 72) : same quotes as last year though :???: disappointing :sad:

  • Comment 73, posted at 03.01.11 15:32:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • from replica wear i only have CC jersey and 2008 S14, but plenty of funny tshirts :lol:

  • Comment 74, posted at 03.01.11 15:34:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • I’ll post a pic of Kette wearing her new 2011 Jersey later. :)

    Gonna switch it for a white one tomorrow.

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