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Some of my best friends are Sharks Supporters…. (Confessions from a Lion)


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Reader Submissions, Sharks, Super Rugby on 1 Aug 2012 at 12:52
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It’s true, some of my best friends support the Sharks and I promise you that I am not saying it like an admission of guilt or the way a father would tell a colleague at work that his only daughter has just gotten married – to an Australian!

Our thanks to Langvingers from www.wetalkrugby.com for this awesome piece, just for us…

It’s not like I’m coming out of the closet or dropping out of med school, but you must understand that it is still a little bit difficult for me to be telling you all this. It’s kind of like introducing yourself for the first time at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and I must say that I feel quite relieved now that I have this little monkey off my back.

Although one of my Shark friends is a complete nutcase, the other one is not so bad. In fact we do go back some time where dressing up in break-dancer pants and wearing a t shirt with holes in it was actually quite cool – or as some of you coastal guys like to say “Groovy.”

And maybe I feel a little bad now about ragging him about old Cabous van der Westhuizen and Craig Jamieson – especially after a season or 2 with Earl Rose standing in as our last line of defense… I used to idolize Rose due to his drug and woman problems, but probably would have preferred it if he had stayed in the Cape ultimately and finished his studies.

Well now Sharkies (I hope you don’t mind me calling you that, seeing as though we are getting all familiar with each other), you are probably asking yourselves why I am telling you all this. I have no doubt that you are all wondering why such a proud and magnificent supporter of one of the finest rugby teams in the lower Doornfontein region is coming on to your space and addressing you so candidly….

I suppose what I am trying to say is that I won’t mind all that much if the Sharks go out and wipe the smiles off of those “Glam rock” rugby soap opera personalities. Give them a hiding that will be remembered as one of the greatest feats in Super Rugby history.

You are on the brink of something special, having qualified through a wild card ticket and clocked more miles that Captain James Cook in the space of 3 weeks, you are playing some of the best, most intense and intelligent rugby I have seen since Wayne Fyvie and Thiery Lacroix. You can single handedly throw the NZRU into chaos, doubt and disarray. You have the opportunity to become extraordinary.

We would like to extend our sincere best wishes to Sharksworld and the Sharks and to let you know that our members will be shouting for your boys as fellow South Africans on Saturday. Come back victorious and be embraced as South African champions.

Sincere and best regards from Wetalkrugby.



38 Comments

  • That’s bloody awsome! Thanks for the support guys! :grin:

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.08.12 13:17:10 by Ice Reply
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  • Like like like!!!! :mrgreen:
    GO SHARKS!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.08.12 13:20:00 by fouriedr Reply

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  • Brilliant, thank you! :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.08.12 13:24:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Aaaaaah yeaah!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.08.12 13:43:38 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 4) :

    Hey Claytie….leef jy nog? :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.08.12 13:50:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Nice, thanks :cool:

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.08.12 13:59:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Wow great stuff mate’s from another pond ;)

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.08.12 14:25:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Thanks, it’s awesome to have all the support, I hope this gives the Sharks that extra boost!

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.08.12 14:37:45 by Letgo Reply
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  • know all we need is a Bulls,Stormers and Free State supporter to wish us,then that will make my day

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.08.12 14:54:13 by clarkville Reply

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  • Groovy piece, thanks. :cool:

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.08.12 14:57:52 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Come guys, add to the support by officially supporting the boys

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.486608104702313.122634.251571854872607&type=1

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.08.12 15:01:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • For a totally different take on the rugby..

    http://www.moneyweb.co.za/mw/content/en/moneyweb-business-of-sport?oid=577726&sn=2009+Detail&pid=287226

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.08.12 15:40:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : Maybe this victory will be so big, it will put the Mayan prophecies into motion – 2012 the movie will become a reality, all the 2012 fears and superstitions will be realised :shock:

    Go Sharks :!: :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.08.12 15:55:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Hope the rest of SA gets behind the boys too :!:

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.08.12 15:56:35 by MikeVS Reply

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  • @MikeVS (Comment 14) : Yeah, wish the admin of the official Sharks supporter site will put some effort into changing their profile picks :grin:

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.08.12 15:59:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Funny. Thanks for the support. :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.08.12 16:06:58 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : that’s kind of scary :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.08.12 16:27:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : you mean me?

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.08.12 16:37:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Well everyone actually, but you can lead by example :mrgreen:

    Imagine how cool the comments section will look when all profile pics are black, white and blood red ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.08.12 16:39:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : dond :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.08.12 16:48:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Now see, put a twist on it and we all still know it’s you.

    Hope the rest will follow

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.08.12 16:50:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 21) : and accelerate on pic approvals :-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.08.12 16:57:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : hehe – the scary part that it may be about right. increases the Sharks chances though.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.08.12 16:58:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @clarkville (Comment 9) : Jacaranda bulls do (they call it Stormers bashing though :oops:

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.08.12 16:59:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • This is gonna be a few nerve wrecking days

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.08.12 17:02:26 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • pic approval pretty please :???: :sad: :grin:

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.08.12 17:02:26 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 26) : baie dankie :razz:

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.08.12 17:03:29 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 26) : Approval is gonna take forever lol

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.08.12 17:03:50 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • Admin is sleeping :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.08.12 17:11:32 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 27) : Looking Good!!

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.08.12 17:12:46 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 29) : SORREEEEEEEE! Admin is working :(

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.08.12 17:28:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : :razz: hehehe thanks bro :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.08.12 17:36:24 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : working in the week before THE final :roll: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.08.12 17:50:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 30) : :razz:

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.08.12 17:51:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) : can you adam and eve it? Still, got to pay the bills somehow :(

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.08.12 17:56:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : and get enough to go by when the crisis hit ;-) ooo sorry …. you’re not in SA – you’re safe :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.08.12 18:18:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • You peepz better enjoy it,this is 1 of the few times I shall ever support the Sharks,but this weekend I hope the boys go out there and bring it home,all the best to my favourite Sharkie,Kanko

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.08.12 18:36:26 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 37) : :cool:

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.08.12 18:38:29 by rekinek Reply
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