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Reflections on one hell of a match


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 29 Mar 2011 at 07:00
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With Sunday’s historic Super Rugby clash at Twickenham only ending at 6pm, the Sharks team was always going to be in a big rush to get to Heathrow Airport in time for their 9pm departure back to South Africa. I was quite pleasantly surprised, then, to see that John Plumtree managed to make the time to address the gaggle of assembled media types shortly after the final whistle.

Plum looked pretty relaxed and was his down-to-earth self, although he admitted to being quite relieved that the Sharks had managed to come back and play, in his words, “some bloody good footie” in the second half of the game. The questions from the British press typically revolved around the spectacle they had just seen and the coach’s task would have been unenviable indeed had his side not contributed something meaningful to the day’s entertainment, even though they ultimately lost by 16 points.

“I think we were defensively naive in the first 20 minutes, ” he explained, “and this team has set the benchmark in Super 15 so far. I think this is the best the Crusaders have ever been and you can’t afford to get behind and try play catch up against a team as good as this. I’m proud of the boys for coming back the way they did and making sure we could also contribute to the spectacle.” Asked whether he thought that we might see more Super Rugby games in the UK in future, he was less enthusiastic, though. “This is was pretty hard on us logistically, ” he said, “but we’re a part of SANZAR and we wanted to do our bit too.” The prospect of the Stormers game, coming up on Saturday, was very clearly front of mind for the Sharks coach, whereas his Crusaders counterpart, Todd Blackadder, was visibly more relaxed with his team’s first bye coming up this weekend.

Sharksworld forced our way into the stream of questions, of course, asking the coach whether he felt that 12 points from the tour was a reasonable return. “We were targeting 3 wins,” Plum admitted, “and really let ourselves down against the Chiefs. That meant we had to come here and make up those points against the Crusaders, which is always a big ask.” Not quite the result that the team was looking for, in other words, but then again, we’ve seen these tours go off a hell of a lot worse in the past. News on the injury front was mixed, with Jacques-Louis Potgieter’s calf a concern ahead of the Stormers game. Meyer Bosman did well at flyhalf for 20 minutes against the Crusaders, though, with Plumtree acknowledging that he’d be the man entrusted with the number 10 shirt should Potgieter not recover.

The Crusaders coach is another softly-spoken Kiwi who carries a big presence into the room and it was quite stirring to hear Blackadder talk about how pleased he was that his side could hopefully bring a little cheer to so many lives devastated by the earthquake in Christchurch. His comments about Sonny Bill Williams have been widely reported elsewhere, but I think he summed it up quite nicely in saying “he has the potential to be as good as he wants to be… it’s amazing to think that he’s only played 5 games of Super Rugby!”

Sharksworld was lucky enough to grab a few minutes of Blackadder’s time after the formal conference was over and we were again struck by what a down-to-earth and just downright NICE guy the Crusaders coach is. He was respectful and full of praise for the way the Sharks had played, concurring with Plumtree that they’d produced some sublime rugby at times in the game. He admitted that he’d been a nervous man before the try that finally sealed the game. He also mentioned exactly how much his side were looking forward to facing the Bulls in Timaru in two weeks’ time!



161 Comments

  • It was a good game. But damn was that first half frustrating?! But I’m sorry to say this about a legend, but John Smit doesn’t deserve a starting spot any more. Plus how long will Lambie be out for and when is Deysel returning?

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.03.11 07:18:06 by KingRiaan Reply
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  • The crusaders are going to be very tough to beat this year. They seem so focused and single-minded.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.03.11 07:19:17 by Speed7 Reply
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  • The Crusaders were just awesome at executing a basic game plan. Carter to SBW, who takes the tackle and one hand offloads to the support player running into the gap the pass created.

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.03.11 07:23:57 by KingRiaan Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 3) : simple, isn’t it? And they just did the same thing over and over again and nobody seems able to stop it. Not for the last 5 weeks!

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.03.11 07:36:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : They were brilliant, but I still believe that if the Sharks had got their kicks and the ref had been in a position to call that forward pass, it may have been a different ball game in the second half. The Crusaders are probably the best team in Super Rugby, but the Bulls showed last year, put them under pressure and then they start to doubt themselves a bit. But they sure were awesome on Saturday, nice that the Sharks never gave up, because a lot of teams would have rolled over after the first half so kudos for the character shown.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.03.11 07:46:37 by Whindy Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 3) : Yes the combo is amasing – I am however going to say – at risk of being flat-handed – that there had to be some luck involved with regards to the whole team and players now. The way that EVERYTHING (the passes, off-loads in the tackle) just went right, is a bit unnatural. I mean, it’s almost impossible that there was no knock etc. Yes they are a brilliant team, but IMO this was just too perfect to be “natural” so to speak.

    Having said that – I was chuffed with the rugby the Sharks played in the second half. There were moments of brilliance! And that makes me so proud to be a Sharks supporter – I see great things for this team if they can pick up and go on if mistakes are made and fight to the end. My take is – the other teams to come needs to be real scared.

    Best game of rugby (bar 1st 20 min) I have seen in many many many years!

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.03.11 07:49:40 by Ice Reply
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  • BTW – I need to say that I am a bit dissapointed in the fact that the administrators did not stand up for the hit on Kanko by SBW. We bitch and moan that things are unfair towards saffas, yet, nobody stands up for our players – surely NRU could have asked for the incident to be investigated?

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.03.11 07:56:08 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 6) : and Ice even that was awesome to watch, the Crusaders are taking rugby to another level. SBW is outstanding in the offload and somebody is going to have to work out a tackle that stops him and his offload, without ending up on their own backsides. He is immensely strong as was Lomu, but he has skill together with his strength whereas Lomu just ran everybody over!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.03.11 07:56:46 by Whindy Reply
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  • it was a great game of rugby, that cannot be doubted, I too was very pleased to see how well we fought back from a potential lashing, but I think my main concern can be shared with a few of us; John Smit. I was full of praise for him prior to the game, given his record et al, but John is no prop, and he is not better at hooker – where do we go with him? His game is not up to world standard we expect of a juggernaut like him.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.03.11 08:00:58 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • I was a great game to watch and the English commentators couldn’t believe what they were seeing….it was very amusing actually. I’ve recorded the game and want to go watch it calmly some time this week.

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.03.11 08:03:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • It was a brillant game on sunday – was very proud of our boys on how they came back in the second half. Shows courage and determination. We have one of the best sides in the super rugby and hope the SHARKS will go from strength to strength. GO SHARKS GO GO GO!!!!! Looking forward to beating the Stormers on Sat at home.

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.03.11 08:04:01 by Ardent Shark Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 9) : Careful dark destroyer, Puma wanted to crucify me for saying as much :mrgreen: I am one of his(John Smit) biggest fans, and have defended him before, but I truly believe that he is no longer able to make the side on merit, again only my humble opinion.

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.03.11 08:04:31 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 10) : I thought that Adi looked very good, when he came on,, just not sure where he will fit in, depending on what happens with Oom Steph. Luddik did not have his greatest outing missed a number of tackles, so maybe put Steph at the back again. I think the backline is the difference between the Sharks being a good Super rugby team and it being a great one, if you can find the right combinations, I believe you boys could go all the way!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.03.11 08:10:00 by Whindy Reply
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  • Hats off to the Crusaders on a game well played. Best rugby I have seen in years. Looking forward to the Stormer’s clash this weekend though. I believe that if the sharks play the way they did for the majority of Sunday’s game they will be able to pull it through. The Stormer’s have had a good run thus far but the game against the Sharks will be a true test of their overall game. Its going to be a great derby for the SA conference this weekend…GO SHARKS!

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.03.11 08:50:39 by Viking Reply
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  • This game was awesome to watch, especially when we were fighting back.

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.03.11 08:53:57 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • On the issue of log points picked up on tour, I for one are very pleased. Would have been great to get that 3rd win against the Chiefs but still believe 12 points on tour is a good result. This lays a good foundation for the season ahead and we need to focus on our home games and make sure we pick up the maximum points on offer. Remember that all the other SA contenders still need to complete their trours while the sharks already bagged the 12 points.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.03.11 08:55:44 by Viking Reply
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  • the sharks did well to comeback and make a great game of the match, they can thank israel dagg for keeping them in the hunt, he knocked on 3 sure tries in the 1st half and had a brainfart in the 2nd when he threw that quick lineout with sharks players all over the saders 22 which ended up being odwa’s 2nd try.

    Blackadder’s been at pains the whole season imploring his players to ‘finish off’ games and again on sunday they switched off and allowed the sharks back in the game…

    Best game of super rugby i’ve seen in a while…

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.03.11 09:08:16 by Megatron Reply

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  • Whindy I agree with all your posts today

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.03.11 09:09:46 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • It really was an excellent and I do believe the Sharks did their bit in the second half to contribute to the spectacle. On Blackadder, they say he is favourite to take over the All Black coaching reins from Graham Henry.

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.03.11 09:14:26 by war1 Reply
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  • Ag Megatron always be littling the Sharks efforts the Sharks also knocked twice with an open tryline once by keegan and once by Willem, and one of their tries was scored due to a brain fart by one of the Sharks throwing a bad pass to no one in particular in their own 5 meters and Saders scored their 3rd try (I think) plus one of their tries was a gift from Walsh! So it was an awsome game played by two excellent teams, who put up a fantastic spectacle for all their fans! And you were calling us one eyed last week!

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.03.11 09:21:54 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 10) : Howzit Pokkel , you’re gonna tell me you live in SA , because i’d love a copy of the game , as my recording failed while i was at the game :sad: Otherwise i’d say send me a copy ;-) It was brilliant to watch Live , and when the whole crowd was shouting BEAAAAAAAST , man goosies or what hey :twisted: The first time i’ve ever experienced that.

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.03.11 09:33:10 by SharkyTaylor Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Todd will be getting to like Sharksworld… with two interviews in two weeks. :mrgreen:

    :mrgreen:

    Top Chap ! :cool:

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.03.11 09:46:00 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 22) :

    He reminds me a bit of Reuben Thorne ! :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.03.11 09:47:25 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 20) : well, you need to open both eyes and see the ‘if we got all our kicks and walsh wasn’t blind we would’ve won’ moaners first shawty, all this excuse making is also a little churlish! :D

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.03.11 09:48:22 by Megatron Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 19) :

    I wouldn’t rule out Robbie Deans, War ! Or is he already contracted/locked in with the ARFU :?:

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.03.11 09:50:28 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 20) : What do you expect from someone who comes onto a Sharks fan site and tells Sharks fans that they can’t be optimistic about the team they support. Obviously a very childish and angry little boy.

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.03.11 09:56:57 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 18) : Thanks glad someone does, did not think I was overly critical yesterday, but when we get to a stage where you are not allowed to voice your opinion for fear of upsetting the team dynamics. Then we might as well close down. Good debate about things is enlightening and I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about front row play, so it was with interest that I heard that it was not JS , but rather the good doctor who was getting a hiding, anyway that said I have not changed my mind about John. I would add Matfield and Botha to that list if we were talking Boks as well, with Schalk not far behind. I believe if we go to the world cup with those guys we will not bring the cup back with us!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.03.11 10:00:11 by Whindy Reply
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  • Actually noone is making excuses infact ALL the posts and I have read them have praised the Saders as worthy winners, that the one try was from a blatant forward pass is fact one acknowledged by the Kiwi commentators as well but few complaints from us with the ref, its only a cyclop like you not to acknowledge that the sharks were not “gifted” the comeback like you allude to in all your posts, but fought back valiantly and even worried the Saders’ coach. As to the missed kicks you do the math 2 conversions and 2 penalties that is 10 points it would have been 44 38 our 2nd bonus point and score would be more reflective of the effort by BOTH teams!

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.03.11 10:01:45 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Whindy you and I are very obviously on the very same page! JS has all my respect for all he has done for the sharks and Boks but the. Best team chosen on merit should always be the one running onto the field.

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.03.11 10:09:37 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 13) : 12 or 13…does not matter…Seems he just want the ball to do something for the team…even starting to tackle and put his body on the line…that last minute steamroll over the no.5 lock was classic :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.03.11 10:14:11 by Charlie Reply

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  • @ Capeshark yep it must be miserable to have to support a foreign team against a team from your own country!

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.03.11 10:15:58 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Hope the bulls can whip some saders butt!
    Has sbw yet played against j dv ,j dj or j f? Has he ever come up against any of those 3 in combo?
    Surer they hyping him,but I reckon brussow will dominate him in the tackle.

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.03.11 10:16:25 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 31) : no misery at all, i enjoy the way the crusaders play rugby, it is a source of much pleasure as you saw on sunday ;)

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.03.11 10:17:51 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 30) Charlie thats what struck me, suddenly their was a liquidity to the backline play, he was going into the gaps and making them tackle which the other centers did not do. I think he is also injury free for the first time in a long time. looking good long may it last!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.03.11 10:19:16 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 31) : Yeah, obviously the Crusaders website doesn’t reach out to ‘South Africans With Chips On Their Shoulders’

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.03.11 10:25:02 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 32) : I don’t think anybody will ever dominate him, he is just to physically strong, and his ability to offload is pretty amazing. He is going to be a huge asset to the All Blacks, but like Lomu he is not insurmountable. The biggest factor is going to be countering the attack spaces he creates on either side of him!! I thought the sharks got the hang of it in the second half. I will be interested to see him against the Stormers, with their defensive pattern. Should be a good contest, especially with Fourie.

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.03.11 10:25:29 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 22) : ah – I forgot that you spoke to him too… should’ve mentioned that.

    What a nice bloke.

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.03.11 10:26:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 34) :
    I can’t understand why people seem to struggle to see what Adi brings to the game in terms of reading the game and adding real penetration.

    Even on defence, he may not destroy okes in the tackle, but he reads the play well enough to close down moves before they are executed – would have helped to disrupt the SBW passing.

    On that, anyone else notice that SBW’s defence is stock standard?

    Can’t wait to see the WP centres against these guys – will be interesting.

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.03.11 10:28:14 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 36) : He will be worked out just like Lomu was. Lomu though hardly ever passed in the tackle. This is SBW strength. By the end of this tourney teams will work him out. Stormers/Blues and Bulls might. Well the way the Bulls are playing right now not so sure. Think Stormers will and so will Blues.

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.03.11 10:29:14 by Puma Reply

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  • Weather forecast for Saturday in Durbs. Rain the whole day. :sad: Also the humidity is terrible yesterday and today. So expect the same for Saturday. This weather won’t be good for great rugby.

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.03.11 10:38:18 by Puma Reply

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  • Guys, SBW is not as scary a prospect as Lomu. Hell, Lomu was unstoppable!

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.03.11 10:40:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 35) : what a puerile assumption, come surely u have more class than to attach support of a rugby team to patriotism hehehe :D

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.03.11 10:40:46 by Megatron Reply

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  • We all admire the saders, they play great rugby but they are not gods and can be beaten the blues did it.

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.03.11 10:45:19 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • I think JS could still be very useful. As an impact player for the last 20 minutes or so. I also have massive respect for the man, but sadly, there are better players at the moment. Is there a better leader though? Not in my books.

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.03.11 10:49:15 by Crock Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 38) : Agree…same mould as Nonu… ;-)

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.03.11 10:50:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 34) : For sure…

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.03.11 10:51:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 42) : patriotism is the wrong word, most people support a team because they feel some kind of “affinity” to that team. In my case, it’s because I grew up in Durbs. Whatever reason you support the Crusaders is your own business.

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.03.11 11:13:50 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Whindy: take players like skinstad,frans styeyn,joe v niekerk.they had some pretty nice touches off-loading in the tackle..
    Don’t forget that sbw was substituted vs wales..and that was a welsh team without that big lions centre of their(who’s name I’ve somehow managed to forget ???).
    This guy just needs a solid hit in the rib cage once,twice in a match when he tries those off-loads,and let’s see him when he attempts the third one..

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.03.11 11:30:35 by bergshark Reply

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  • Is sbw hype?? Well I read a arti on his boxing career where it was said that this guy can be as good as muhammad ali.. ???!!

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.03.11 11:32:47 by bergshark Reply

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  • I’d love to see him step in the ring against either the klitchko’s ..put him on his place real quick..

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.03.11 11:34:31 by bergshark Reply

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  • Perhaps guys like joe van niekerk shouldve been outside centres..coaching in sa at schoolboy level??

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.03.11 11:37:13 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 27) :
    Whindy I know as much about front row platy as you, but please and this is a big please because I ask it over and over but no-one is willing to address it, explain to me how Jannie being popped at the scrums and then shunted backwards while Smits side remains anchored is Smits fault.

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.03.11 11:37:52 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @CapeShark (Comment 47) : thank you, but for your earlier assumption about chips on shoulders hehehe you made gat of urself chap ;) but it’s alright.

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.03.11 11:41:00 by Megatron Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 48) : you think jamie roberts shut down sbw? Robdylan will have you know that teams on defence ‘drift so 12 doesn’t defend 12′ ;) so it might not have been jamie that ostensibly put a lid on sonny bill :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.03.11 11:43:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • Jamie roberts is the name I was looking for but he wasn’t playing vs sbw.. Good thing for sbw hahaha

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.03.11 11:47:16 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 41) : Yes Big Fish , just ask Mike Catt about that :twisted: :twisted: although Joost vd Westhuizen did a pretty good job of stopping him in the 1995 WC final , broken rib and all :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.03.11 11:48:21 by SharkyTaylor Reply

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  • Perhaps the welsh employed man-on-man def system..sometimes they employ a certain pattern from set pieces and change it for open play(rucks).but I’m no def coach,just what I’ve read.

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.03.11 11:49:39 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 53) :
    Hell when has anyone ever admitted to having a chip on their shoulder. Its something that is just not done.

    Anyway I have less problem with you coming on here and winding us all up than I do with our own supporters being selective in their criticism.

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.03.11 11:50:05 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Juan smith will hurt sbw if he gets a hold off him.

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.03.11 11:52:01 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 52) : Salmonoid as I said I know nothing about that, so no comment and yes I hear you,logically you can’t blame him. However I am not judging him on his scrumming alone, I am talking about his all round play. The Beast just brings more to the table. You reach a stage in your career, where you just have to admit its time for the younger guys.

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.03.11 11:52:08 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy: sad to say:yes ,I agree :-( .. But will still love for j s to reach some form in the twilight of his career.perhaps he should be looked at as a scrummaging hooker-have him and bissie in combo for hooker pos in certain games?

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.03.11 11:54:52 by bergshark Reply

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  • 20min of js then 20 min of bissie,then 15min of js ,then bissie to finish or so?

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.03.11 11:56:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 41) : @SharkyTaylor (Comment 56) : Add James Small and japie Mulder to that list….defnitely not unstoppable…

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.03.11 11:57:46 by Ice Reply
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  • How to solve our line-out probs though?the shadow of a bekker lurks ..

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.03.11 11:57:54 by bergshark Reply

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  • Chat some more later.

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.03.11 11:58:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 55) : Bergshark, SBW would mince Roberts for breakfast. This is a different character, you talk about that hard tackle to the Ribs but you have to get there first, his hand off is huge. I have yet to see anybody really take him out. There is a reason for that, he is too strong. Jean Smith is the kind of guy to do it, but he has to catch him first. Mark my words he is going to be a big headache come world cup time.

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.03.11 12:01:14 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 58) : i get that, that’s why it’s easy for some to throw it around without any basis…if i for instance suggested u have one, u’re defenseless cos of the preconcieved notion that nobody ever admits to it :D so u’ll be stuck with it…

    I reckon i’m an openminded chap and never unfairly criticise the Sharks but the reactions of some here betray a ‘head in the sand’ approach to supporting their team.. :razz:

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.03.11 12:02:20 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 60) : Thanks Whindy, and thats the stock standard amswer that came up yesterday – “I am not judging him on his scrumming” The guy is playing as a prop – their job is to scrum. The fact that Beast and Bissie break the mold when it comes to forward play should be of little consequence on Smits ability. Beast impressed all of us on Sunday but consider for a a moment that he came onto the field knowing that he was only going to play 20 odd minutes of rugby and that he could give it horns in those 20 minutes with the prospect of a handful of scrums at most and then his day would have been done, quite a different prospect to startibg the game with a a possible 60 – 80 minutes ahead of you with the Saders first choices fronting you.

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.03.11 12:03:12 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 67) : I DO NOT HAVE A CHIP ON MY SHOULDER, now dont even suggest it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.03.11 12:05:14 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 68) : Okay so judging him on his scrumming are you honestly able to tell me you would select John ahead of The beast and if you do, that he is the second best Loose head in the country? I would love him to prove me wrong, but I also don’t want his career to be remembered as a has been, he deserves more than that. He is the only person who can make that decision unless, Snor dumps him, which I cannot see happening although we have a horrible reputation of doing that to our Captains and I do not want John to suffer that indignity.

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.03.11 12:11:59 by Whindy Reply
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  • Salmanoid Beast destructed & held his own for 70 mins against the Blues and was as effective in general play for those 70 mins, the same against the Cheetahs and force (but you may argue they are not in same league) same with Bissie who imho is irriplaceable, and you are suggesting its fine to replace these with a player, a legend no doubt, that holds his own in the scrum full stop, I just don’t understand it honestly.

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.03.11 12:19:03 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 43) :

    Afternoon all

    agree with you on that they arn’t Gods and the comp is far from over we did our tour and came out good with 2 games, we lost. much better than last year when we like lost how many to begin with on tour

    We just have to keep on winning from now on to gain the top spot and hope we have semi etc at home.

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.03.11 12:32:28 by chaz Reply

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  • Well still think it was an great game both teams put in their best and Sharks did overall great in the 2nd half

    well i think JS is great and will do good still in the WC 2011 as Boks Captain but some great players still need to go after the WC and make space for the younger ones, Beast was great he still is, and is what we still want in a team after JS hangs up his boots

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.03.11 12:40:22 by chaz Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 67) : It’s not a head in the sand approach Megatron, it’s a largely positive approach as opposed to an overarchingly negative one. There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism, and calling a spade a spade and I find this easy to do while still staying positive about my chosen team’s chances of success. It’s an attitude thing, not an ostrich thing.
    Why must I, and others like me, be labelled as “blind” or “one eyed” for retaining a sunny outlook and seeing glasses as half full instead of half empty by others whose judgement is plainly clouded by darkness and in some cases downright vitriol?
    Slating players, tearing them apart limb from limb and throwing proverbial toys out of cots achieves absolutely nothing. It just begets more negativity which ultimately spills over into everything you do in life. We are supporters, armchair fans in most cases, pundits… mere bystanders. A few of us have played the beautiful game and understand its finer nuances, but the majority of us just love it for what it is, and our team for playing it the way they do. We are not professional rugby players, coaches or managers and for the most part we can offer very little in the way of expertise to the level required to advise those who are.
    I am of the opinion that there are too many people in life generally who waste energy slagging things off and moaning. It’s just sad to see human beings making themselves and others miserable focusing on what they don’t have instead of cherishing what they do have.
    As a Sharks supporter I have a great team which I love to watch play rugby. They don’t always do it perfectly, and sometimes make a complete hash of it, but that doesn’t give me the right to tear them to shreds, belittle them or otherwise question their ability.
    I am of the opinion that JLP played poorly on Sunday, and have more questions about John Smit, who I adore, than I do answers… but you won’t see me laying into them on this site, because that’s just bad manners, in my book.
    I was brought up to respect people and look for the good in them. It’s a Christian ethic I hold very dear. Perhaps others will one day realise that there is far too much anger, hatred and misery in this world and all it takes is a simple change of mindset to turn it into something altogether more positive. To think before reacting and speaking/writing and ask “is there another person who I may potentially offend by saying this” is not burying your head in the sand, it is demonstrating restraint and consideration for people. The Sharks are people. And that is where I am ending this sermon. :cool:

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.03.11 12:40:37 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 74) : :cool:

    and agree we all tend in the end to do just what you have said still think JLP may have played Poorly but he got us a try and i still think he did great he hasn’t had much game time so he did great in my books and never mind the old troll he is up to his hat trick again that is him and him alone under the bridge :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 29.03.11 12:47:18 by chaz Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 74) : AMEN PASTOR !!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 29.03.11 12:47:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 41) : We stopped him, ‘Fish! And effectively emasculated him in the process! SBW is small fry in comparison! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 77, posted at 29.03.11 12:48:03 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 74) :

    ‘A few of us have played the beautiful game’

    I doubt many here have played ‘soccer’ or as the British call it ‘football’ :twisted: :grin:

  • Comment 78, posted at 29.03.11 12:49:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 78) : :lol:

  • Comment 79, posted at 29.03.11 12:49:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 75) : Even trolls need cutting down to size, from time to time!

  • Comment 80, posted at 29.03.11 12:50:41 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 78) : That’s a beautiful game for sissies. Rugby is the beautiful game for real men who don’t mind if their hair looks crap (unless they are Timotei Olivier, of course!) :lol:

  • Comment 81, posted at 29.03.11 12:52:23 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 80) :

    agree :mrgreen:
    you did great girl i had my time and then it just gets me all worked up so now i’m a good shoe until the next time :roll:

  • Comment 82, posted at 29.03.11 12:55:42 by chaz Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 79) : hey Charlie thanks for signing my Jersey :mrgreen:

  • Comment 83, posted at 29.03.11 12:56:30 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 83) : Bless U !!!

  • Comment 84, posted at 29.03.11 12:57:56 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 70) : @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 71) :
    We are going in circles, I have not once said that Smit is better than any one of the front row. I do remember saying that Bissie and Beast broke their respective molds. My bitch is with people selectively writing Smit off as if he is the only one to shoulder any blame for the scrum woes.Why do this to him?

    @SharonvanWyk (Comment 74) :
    ” but you won’t see me laying into them on this site, because that’s just bad manners, in my book…..”

    Thank you, simple really.

  • Comment 85, posted at 29.03.11 12:58:51 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 84) : thanks and it was great to see you playing :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 29.03.11 12:59:41 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 85) : (TAKING A BOW) :razz:

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.03.11 13:02:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 76) : Bless you, my child!!! :lol:

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.03.11 13:03:19 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 84) : Did someone sneeze…..? :???: :lol:

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.03.11 13:03:25 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 88) : He he he… twas a troll – I sent some peppery comments!

  • Comment 90, posted at 29.03.11 13:04:15 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 89) : Whipp’it, sista!! :lol:

  • Comment 91, posted at 29.03.11 13:04:57 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 88) : :lol:

  • Comment 92, posted at 29.03.11 13:05:40 by Charlie Reply

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  • Where’s Wes?? I just wanted to tell him about my awsome lunch I just had! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 93, posted at 29.03.11 13:06:05 by Ice Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 86) : :mrgreen:

    @SharonvanWyk (Comment 89) : he is hard headed he’ll come back for more my friend ;-)

  • Comment 94, posted at 29.03.11 13:07:41 by chaz Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 93) : around maybe he is off for a haircut i was hoping he’ll grow it for the cancer campain next year

  • Comment 95, posted at 29.03.11 13:08:57 by chaz Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 93) :

    Ek is hier Tannie!

    Wat het Tannie geeet??

    Ek is hoekal honger (soes altyd) :mrgreen: :roll:

  • Comment 96, posted at 29.03.11 13:09:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 93) : Gatsby ?

  • Comment 97, posted at 29.03.11 13:10:08 by Charlie Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 94) : No worries… I will never run out of wise words! :lol: And as for hard-headed – Egos like that are actually easy to dismantle, you just have to know how! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 98, posted at 29.03.11 13:10:49 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Whindy:well jamie roberts and sbw are yet to meet in a game..(As far as I know).till then I will say: in that specific match wales vs nz,sbw (and the abs for that matter)can be glad there was no roberts in the welsh midfield..
    When he off-loads in the tackle,or esp those one-handers round the corner,he is opening up his rib cage/lower back for a committed tackler..

  • Comment 99, posted at 29.03.11 13:10:56 by bergshark Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 95) : @wpw (Comment 96) : :lol:

  • Comment 100, posted at 29.03.11 13:10:57 by Charlie Reply

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  • Almost time for the afternoon session of my conferensie… So will bid you all adieu in a minute or two and catch you all later. It’s hot as hell in die Kaap!

  • Comment 101, posted at 29.03.11 13:17:29 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 97) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 102, posted at 29.03.11 13:18:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 96) : @Charlie (Comment 97) : Ons hettie sukke fensie goeters in jozi nie….net lekker lekker fish ‘n chips – maar dit was LEKKER! :lol:

  • Comment 103, posted at 29.03.11 13:18:48 by Ice Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 101) :
    Tomorrow should be cooler.

  • Comment 104, posted at 29.03.11 13:19:26 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 104) : Good, because I packed boots and jeans and haven’t worn them yet! You in this neck of the woods, then?

  • Comment 105, posted at 29.03.11 13:21:04 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 103) : Ek smaak dit mar kan nie dit eet nie nou nie!

  • Comment 106, posted at 29.03.11 13:22:20 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 105) : In the valley where I’d love to be, how odd it might sound to people though!

  • Comment 107, posted at 29.03.11 13:22:35 by Ice Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 106) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 108, posted at 29.03.11 13:23:12 by Ice Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 74) :I have expressed an opinion on John Smit being over the hill, is that slagging him off, I do think that we are all becoming a bit too pc. I am a firm believer in supporting my team,(The Lions for my sins) but I will also be the first one to criticise them, if I feel they deserve critism. Slagging them off is one thing, but I do not believe anybody is above criticism, especially highly paid rugby players. Why have a site if you cannot express an opinion for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. I agree the manner in which you do it is debatable and one should always concentrate on the positives, but ignoring the negatives is accepting them and the reason I have always stayed at this site is that the people here are able to have a meaningful and mostly intelligent discussion about rugby, even if we do not always agree.

  • Comment 109, posted at 29.03.11 13:25:04 by Whindy Reply
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  • I actually think it’s pretty here… but am not a huge fan of the Cape as a rule. Prefer bushveld. Hot and dry. And up to my ears in dangerous animals… that’s my idea of heaven and why I love Zambia so much, especially the Lower Zambezi – that’s paradise on Earth for me.

  • Comment 110, posted at 29.03.11 13:25:48 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Uhm,back to rugby please..this isn’t a blog on cooking.. :-)

  • Comment 111, posted at 29.03.11 13:26:00 by bergshark Reply

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  • Salmanoid where are Whindy and I slating John? I need to understand, ’cause all we are saying is that John is a great player but no longer offers what Beast & Bissie offer and should come off the bench not start. Nowhere have we slated the guy. Also I don’t recall certainly myself, nor Whindy blaming him for the scrum woes but rather what he brings to the field in general play. Furthermore without sermonising isn’t the role of a blog to debate issues and players? Otherwise what’s the point? To trade recipes or euphemisms just so we all agree and no one is offended? I am a huge Sharks fan but if they play kak I say so! Yep even to bissie :)

  • Comment 112, posted at 29.03.11 13:28:36 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 105) :
    Not too far away, in the Worcester area.

  • Comment 113, posted at 29.03.11 13:29:01 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 81) : Soccer{Football} is a Gentlemans game played by thugs and Rugby is a thugs game played by Gentleman :mrgreen:

  • Comment 114, posted at 29.03.11 13:30:13 by SharkyTaylor Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 110) :
    Also love the bushveld. and the Zululand coastal areas and the Drakensberg.

  • Comment 115, posted at 29.03.11 13:31:12 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 109) : Precisely what I am saying, dude. No one is above criticism. Criticism is good, and essential for growth. All I have an issue with is how you do it, and that there are ways of criticising which don’t have to hurt people in the process. There’s nothing pc with what I am advocating, it’s just a question of respect. All opinions are valued, and need to be expressed, it’s just how you express them that counts. It’s easy to say “John Smit’s crap and should be dropped” but it’s a knee jerk reaction. Rather say “John Smit’s current form is a cause for concern”. Is that not more respectful of the immense job Smit has done for team and country? Taking a deep breath and considering your opinion before voicing it is not rocket science, it’s a common courtesy in my book.
    I respect all opinions all of the time (even those I disagree with) and merely encourage everyone to do the same and refrain, where possible, from getting downright nasty and going for the jugulars of people they don’t know. That’s not cricket. Or rugby. It’s just rude. :cry:

  • Comment 116, posted at 29.03.11 13:37:08 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharkyTaylor (Comment 114) : Lovely comment! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 117, posted at 29.03.11 13:38:36 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 112) : hear hear, whats the point of having a blog if we cant discuss things. Whether we are armchair coaches or have played the game at a high level, is not the point, its about having an opinion and some people are tending to over express their’s and calling people trolls is not, very Christian like even if they do behave like that!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 118, posted at 29.03.11 13:38:58 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 113) : Thats why I said I think people might think I am dilly…I can just imagine a beautiful cozy Guesthouse, restaurant an pub…off course me running it…and my kids running on the green grass – it’s such a beautiful area. To me anyway!

  • Comment 119, posted at 29.03.11 13:41:20 by Ice Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 109) : And I’m not saying ignore the negatives. I’m saying that you don’t have to be negative when addressing them, and that it’s possible to find constructive and more positive ways to be negative! If you get my drift!

  • Comment 120, posted at 29.03.11 13:42:00 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 118) : Point taken. But honestly, you and I are on the same page, it just seems that you’re not reading it the same way I am!

  • Comment 121, posted at 29.03.11 13:44:04 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Whindy snap ;)

  • Comment 122, posted at 29.03.11 13:45:24 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 121) : Sharon, I am a stirrer of note, have won the wooden spoon at work many times and poor old Rob has had to haul me in often so dont take me too seriously, hense mr green after my post!!

  • Comment 123, posted at 29.03.11 13:48:33 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 112) :
    Well I have been trying to debate but no one wants to answer my question about Jannie popping being Smits baby.
    Im sorry if I came across as sermonising, thats not intended.

    Now with regards to swapping recipes, I dont have any but bet that you can cook up a storm of Italian specials.

  • Comment 124, posted at 29.03.11 13:48:45 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 122) : Snap to both of you. I agree wholeheartedly with what you say, even though you don’t think I do. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 125, posted at 29.03.11 13:49:19 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 123) : No offence taken. Got a few wooden spoons in my collection too! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 126, posted at 29.03.11 13:51:17 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Got to run… Battery’s going!

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  • @Ice (Comment 119) :
    There are times when its the most beautiful place on earth.

  • Comment 128, posted at 29.03.11 13:52:32 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 126) : I would never have guessed, are your kids still at Boys High??

  • Comment 129, posted at 29.03.11 13:53:20 by Whindy Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 127) : Go recharge! You are at Spier afterall!! :lol:

  • Comment 130, posted at 29.03.11 13:53:28 by Ice Reply
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  • Salmanoid I have many I can trade should you wish, and I love cooking so maybe can trade a pot or two ;) .

    Sharon great, ’cause I really don’t whant to slate JS indeed any player for that matter just feel that his time is up, as a starter anyhow

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 131) :
    I wish I could cook, I love Italian food. Im a barbarian when it comes to cooking – wood, charcoal, grid, fire and meat/fish.

  • Comment 132, posted at 29.03.11 14:27:34 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • :mrgreen: @Salmonoid (Comment 132) : Add beer or wine and I’ll come and visit!

  • Comment 133, posted at 29.03.11 14:30:15 by Ice Reply
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  • Salmanoid I’ll be joining Ice :) . I love a braai! I have been on weighless for the last 6 wks and all I am craving is a good old South african braai! Fortunately only 1 kg to go and I’ll celebrate it with a braai – was planning to celebrate with a braai on outer fields @ Kings park after bmatch against lions :)

  • Comment 134, posted at 29.03.11 14:40:45 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 134) : wish I could join you I think we have very similar views on life but Abu Dhabi is a bit far for the week-end :lol:

  • Comment 135, posted at 29.03.11 14:55:29 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 134) : Well done, Mad!!! :grin:

  • Comment 136, posted at 29.03.11 14:57:51 by Ice Reply
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  • Well if ever in the area then let me know, beer wine and braai at your service.

    Its been far too long since I had a braai on the KP outer fields. Loved that experience.

    Sharksmad are you also going to the Stormers game this weekend?

  • Comment 137, posted at 29.03.11 15:00:21 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Salmanoid I am praying that we are going not sure just yet, but we are definitelly going to lions match. If I don’t go this will be the first home game I miss in 3 years:(

  • Comment 138, posted at 29.03.11 15:27:51 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 74) : yoh, what a sermon! Quite frankly i don’t blog about rugby to display any religious values and i don’t reckon any comments i’ve made hear should offend any christians, jews muslims etc….

    I blog about a sport & particularly one team, the sharks, since this is sharksworld.

    The sharks are of interest to me a many reasons, the obvious being that my 20yr old cousin plays 4 sharksXV & my homeboys odwa & lwazi play for 1st team.

    My opinions on the sharks are just that, opunions, no more important in the scheme of things than yours. I’ve never cursed, insulted any player but i’ll chuckle at perceived ineptitude regardless of anyone’s religious inclinations! : D

  • Comment 139, posted at 29.03.11 15:36:09 by Megatron Reply

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  • Whindy come only a few hours on the plane for good beer, wine and meat and above all a good game of rugby its worth it ;) . Yeah I agree we do sound like we r very similar in outlook.

    Ice thankyou very much, was trying out clothes I haven’t worn in 2 years and they fit am ecstatic.

  • Comment 140, posted at 29.03.11 15:37:13 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 140) : great work well done

  • Comment 141, posted at 29.03.11 15:40:10 by chaz Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 139) : :shock: So you do love the Sharks.

  • Comment 142, posted at 29.03.11 15:44:41 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 138) : Hope you make it, thats a good record you have going there.

  • Comment 143, posted at 29.03.11 15:46:03 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 142) : a closest SHARK :mrgreen:

  • Comment 144, posted at 29.03.11 15:47:21 by chaz Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 140) : I have 3 weeks and 4 days to get mine in shape! Better get started!!

  • Comment 145, posted at 29.03.11 15:48:15 by Ice Reply
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  • Jeez. Saving this post for those nights when my insomnia kicks in. Must have fallen asleep 3 times there.

  • Comment 146, posted at 29.03.11 15:51:24 by Speed7 Reply

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  • :lol: Ice good luck we will compare notes at the Sharks ladies breakfast :)

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 147) : :grin:

    @Speed7 (Comment 146) : Now what kinda value does that comment add, Speed? :?:

  • Comment 148, posted at 29.03.11 15:55:17 by Ice Reply
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  • Speed bev our guest and go to keo we weren’t missing you and I doubt we ever will

  • Comment 149, posted at 29.03.11 15:58:19 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 148) : I guess some people just don’t add value :)

  • Comment 150, posted at 29.03.11 16:00:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 146) :
    I know, you were and still are dribbling.

  • Comment 151, posted at 29.03.11 16:01:16 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 142) : where do i say i love the sharks? ;)

    i keep an eye on them, that’s it…keegan-dale, kanko-st andrews, lwazi-maria louw, odwa-hudson park, kockott-selborne, sbura sithole – queens college, solly tyibilika – spring rose, luke watson – grey high.

    One of my best friends kaunda ntunja who now does xhosa commentary for supersport was also @ the sharks academy before going to the cheetahs…so i have kept an eye on the sharks for many years!

  • Comment 152, posted at 29.03.11 16:06:16 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 152) : of course you love us you are one SW arn’t you :mrgreen:

  • Comment 153, posted at 29.03.11 16:11:49 by chaz Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 152) :
    I read it between the lines. ;-)

  • Comment 154, posted at 29.03.11 16:15:28 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 154) : maybe u can teach that skill to sharonvanwyk & dudette :D

  • Comment 155, posted at 29.03.11 16:26:32 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 155) : bwaaaah. Top comment, old bean. Well done.

  • Comment 156, posted at 29.03.11 16:28:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 129) : Yup. My son is still at PBHS! It’s a fab school.

  • Comment 157, posted at 29.03.11 21:47:22 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 155) : Touche, Monsieur Tron, touche. :lol: But then it’s hard to read between lines when your head’s in the sand, n’est pas? :)

  • Comment 158, posted at 29.03.11 21:54:55 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 130) : Recharged, battery-wise at least. Am cream-crackered though, and can’t wait to get home to my bed! Networking is exhausting!

  • Comment 159, posted at 29.03.11 22:01:40 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 138) : I envy you being able to go to home games… I only get to them once or twice a year! And well done with the weighless thing… I know how marvelous it is to get your bod back coz I’ve just done it myself!

  • Comment 160, posted at 29.03.11 22:06:53 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • My Boys finished two years ago, loved going to the games there as you say wonderful school. Where they are able to express themselves, regardless of what team or sport they play. How is the new headmaster working out. I am home in May, so will be good to be able to attend matches again!!

  • Comment 161, posted at 30.03.11 06:34:00 by Whindy Reply
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