robdylan

We need to talk


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 Apr 2018 at 19:20

Guys – it’s been ten years and I’m done.

I’m really proud of what we’ve all achieved here at Sharksworld since launching in 2008. There have been good times and very bad times and all of them have been special.

The problem right now is that all I feel is apathy. There is simply no enthusiasm left for me and the reality is I’m far too busy now in other areas of my life to give this site (and all of you) the necessary attention. This decision has been a long time coming, but I feel I now cannot put it off any longer.

I wish the Sharks all the best for the rest of the season and for the future. I’ll also cherish the friendships made here over the years. I also thank all of you that have made financial contributions via the “Coffee appeal”. It goes without saying that you can now cancel those payments.

The site will stay up, but will no longer be maintained.



312 Comments

  • Sad to see Rob. I presume guys like Richard will be able to post articles? And you would be available as insider at the Sharks?

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.18 19:25:14 by JustPlainSHARK Reply
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  • Ai Rob, sorry man. Especially after this disaster we witnessed today…why do they even show up if they going to roll over and play dead…seriously Egon Seconds had a [email protected] game…but our boys, our team OurSharks was [email protected]…it hurts supporting them and they don’t believe in themselves…I’m gutted about the result…and this “article” just puts the cherry on top…sad day indeed for The Sharks.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.18 19:30:03 by DuToit04 Reply
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  • Sorry to say Rob but get over it the guys looked tired we relied to much on JLD so let’s go on to next weekend

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.18 19:33:12 by duncanbetteridge Reply
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  • Thanks for all the hard work Rob, I’ve always enjoyed reading your posts.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.18 19:37:07 by Flashman Reply
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  • Secinds was [email protected] but sharks was [email protected]’erer

    Great timing Rob. Cliche of been coming for years. Bottom line… If Sharks were half the team most of us expect them to be then this decision would still be years away ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.18 19:41:10 by ebenp Reply
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  • Sorry to see this Rob, Sharksworld.co.za has always been my go to website for all my Sharks Rugby news and debate.

    Thanks for all the hard work over the years, it has not been un-appreciated.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.18 19:43:00 by jonnow Reply
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  • Just want to say 1 000 000 000 BIG BIG THANK YOU’S to Rob Otto for all these years of passion and commitment to the cause.

    Hope you reconsider but understandably times are changing though and we all have to find the paths that suit us best, so either way all the best Rob.

    I for one will miss you!

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.18 19:43:19 by hashtag Reply
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  • Ten years? Who wouldve thought. Hell man. Best of luck and lots of success for you Rob. Go well :|

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.18 19:46:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Its just one loss Rob ….

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.18 19:52:58 by byron Reply

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  • “Say it ain’t so, Joe…”
    Would anything change your mind? I have a (REALLY) good whiskey to throw into the pot!

    If this is it…thanks! For everything…always. Let’s stay in touch…
    Vaya con Dios, amigo!

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.18 20:17:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 9) : Just one too many…unfortunately

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.04.18 20:18:25 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • Thank you for a wonderful site. A place where I could follow the game, get inside info and cheer and jeer with fellow fans. I have enjoyed the good and bad of this adventure and I do understand that you need to progress. Good luck with your future.

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.04.18 20:31:20 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Thanks so much. I have enjoyed Sharksworld as an honest unbiased and straight talking site. Go well. I feel you pain.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.04.18 21:00:05 by DaveB Reply

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  • @DaveB (Comment 13) : :lol:

    Sorry but I have to laugh at the “unbiased”. A fan site can never be unbiased and it isn’t supposed to be, it is a fan site afterall.

    Rob, I hope you will reconsider after a few drinks and a few nights of good sleep. I’m a Lions fan but I’ve always enjoyed coming here (to spy on the opposition) :)

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.04.18 21:24:21 by Baylion Reply

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  • As I left the stadium tonite I thought there is more to life than this shit.You beat me to the punch, the wholeSharks experience is old outdated cliched and needs to be put to bed,I feel your pain its mine as well.
    Lets hope we can light this fire again but as of now its dead.

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.04.18 21:28:55 by The hound Reply
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  • Eish it took you and Hound long enough , I actually thought Hound was going to be last man switching the lights off, it’s been enough is enough for a while now and the Sharks will only change when they start to take SR serious as the winning teams do

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.04.18 22:42:56 by benji Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 15) : Ja well yes let’s just say my family was very thankful for this Sharks performance (or rather lack of it) as it meant the braai started an hour and a half sooner!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.04.18 22:57:11 by JD Reply
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  • Rob must say as sad as this is to read unfortunately it is not unexpected!!!
    Thanks for everything! It was and still is a honour to be associated with Sharksworld!

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.04.18 23:07:51 by JD Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 14) : and it’s the diversity of guys like you and KingCheetah that helped to make the site as great as want it is! If even the “enemy” supporters regularly visit a fan site like Sharksworld you know you’re doing something right!

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.04.18 23:17:48 by JD Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 9) : It’s just been 8 pathetic seasons unfortunately

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.04.18 23:27:06 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Sad to see you end it Rob. I literally read every article you wrote and believe you have a gift in writing and rugby analysis. I always found myself agreeing to most of what you said. After tonight’s game I also said I’m done with the Sharks, if only for the season. Thanks for all your insights. I will miss it in seasons to come where hopefully the Sharks might finally live up to their potential. All the best!

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.04.18 23:53:54 by jakkalas Reply

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  • I don’t blame you Rob. Thanks for all the effort and dedication. This is probably where I should also draw the line and stop investing emotional energy into a useless endeavour every week.

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.04.18 00:21:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Unfortunately supporting a sports team you get excited at the start of a season. You love the highs and despise the lows. Being a sharks supporter the last few seasons has been an abusive relationship at best. Just when you think that things are improving we get treated to a 6-5 home loss against a reds team that lost the previous 6 mathces by 20 plus. You lose a home game against a crusaders team where you concede 4 tries against 12 players and to top it off a 30 point hiding in your backyard against a bulls team that maybe have 4 players that would make our match day squad. The issues are not the players, the coaching staff, the stadium or the administration, not even the refs at their worst. It is us, the fans. If we stop watching the games, if we stop attending them and if no more merchandise is sold, then and then only will a radical change be made. Even this farcical display didn’t mean a single thing to any involved in this massacre. They got paid. They will still get paid in future as long as only a single season ticket is sold. I love the sharks and will never be able to support any other team. I am however signing out of this heart stomping cowardice excuse of a team that we have been stuck with a fair few seasons now. Something has got to give and this anger and frustration is ruining my love for a game and province that has been influencing my recreational time off for many years. Gentleman it has been amazing having many conversations with all of you, friend and foe. Rob many thanks to you. Hopefully next year is a better one, but alas the last decade has shown us that our beloved union is rotten to the core. Good night to you all

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.04.18 00:36:25 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Eish Rob… I know how you feel. It is so difficult being a Sharks fan. It’s one of the hardest things ever. I still say we messed it up by firing Jake White. The biggest problem is that we haven’t had an anylitacal coach years. Some that is meticulous in what they do which means the team will 9 out of 10 rock up to matches unprepared for that game. They will not know what to expect and will therefore come with the wrong game plan. The only time in the last 10 years these guys looked like they were well prepared for any eventuality was when Jake was in charge. The other coaches have been fairytale coaches that have believed that things just happen. Bulls spoke of Andre being a danger man. We continued to try to use him as our go to man instead of using him as a decoy…. same with JLP.

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.04.18 01:22:40 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Very difficult to compete against an international coach let alone an ex All Black coach. Our coaches will have learnt a lot from this experience. Hopefully they now know what a properly coached team looks like.

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.04.18 01:48:55 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Sad to see the end Rob,thanks for all your hard work and dedication, it will be missed! But sadly I have found that I have not been a proud supporter for the last couple of years, went from being in a foul mood after a loss to just shrugging the shoulders after this type of crap became too commonplace! Cant even remember when last I’ve watched a match from start to finish,must be at least 3 years! All the best Rob!

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.04.18 02:02:06 by BarendL Reply
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  • Thanks for the memories, Rob.

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.04.18 03:56:02 by Ben Reply
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  • End of an era.

    Thank you for everything Rob!

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.04.18 07:01:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Well, this sucks. Sure, there are sites dedicated to my other interests I could frequent, but somehow the banter on Needlepointfire.com and JukskeiWorld just does not live up to the standards set here…

    Thanks Rob, and all the best!

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.04.18 07:10:06 by Culling Song Reply
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  • And to continue a sterling weekend the Blitzbokke choked again. Pissed away a 14-0 lead to lose against England for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.04.18 08:06:54 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Might as well shut the site down until we have a worthy of such passionate fans. A team that is consistent, a team that is well coached, a team able to play different situations and game plans. A team that makes a nightmare for other teams that find themselves at Kings Park.

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.04.18 08:36:44 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Thanks Rob. Must be the greatest fan site I have ever come across.

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.04.18 09:12:37 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Thank you for everything Rob. Bless u mate. I just cant believe this is the same team…I keep hoping and keep getting massively disappointed by the way we fall apart…its how we lose and when we lose….and then every now and then they pull a rabbit out to give me some hope only take it was drastically the next weekend. I won’t be buying any more merchant either…and the stadium will get even more empty as fans vote with their feet

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.04.18 11:16:35 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • for real??

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.04.18 12:10:41 by Darius de Lange Reply

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  • After a little cooling off period, there are a few considerations to be made firstly the team left everything on the field in New Zealand last week, there was no petrol in the tank
    .Bulls on the other hand came in fresh off a bye.
    The Western Province wing was a pretty green and confused referee totally out of his depth.I hope to fuck he isn’t given this weekends game against his home team as a reward for his bungling incompetence.
    But the main reason for that defeat was a masterclass from John Mitchell he had a premeditated plan for everything we tried to do.
    How different would the Sharks be today if we had signed him instead of that sad sack of shit Gary Gold.
    I said it then and how was my premonition fully justified last night.

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.04.18 13:33:32 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 35) : Ya, you had veterans such as Mark Andrews screaming for the appointment of John Mitchell. John Smit listen to Brendan Venter who never even gave us his full loyalty. John Smit also let Jake White go. John Smit made a series of errors which I’m afraid will take us years to recover from. We need Ettiene Oosterhuizen and Marcel Coetzee back. Our current just doesn’t have what it takes. Mark JLP out of the game and you have neutralized our pack. We also need Dan back in the starting line up. The entire tight five and loose forwards are not well coached. Gary Teichman is in shit. Can he bring Jimmy Stonehouse ASAP to sort out our forwards. Even if they pay the current fellow off as he is clueless.

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.04.18 14:17:41 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • I must say I feel the same as Rob sharks and SA rugby. There is no light at the end of the tunnel no reason to persevere. It seems every thing is governed by chaos theory. Sure they may have been tired but there was NO semblance if they game plan they played previous 2 weeks. Zero phase play zero front foot ball territory gains? None apart from hasty kicks. This didn’t look like a tired version of last week’s team. It looked like the team from 5 weeks ago which is to say no team at all.

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.04.18 14:34:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Is it me or do our guys also look unfit and not well conditioned? Compare them to the Bulls players whom have visiable legs, chest and arm muscles???? John Mitchell has set very high standards for the Bulls. Don’t know what’s happening at the Tank but it’s just not palatable for the fan. The season is gone. We are also rans. Can they get a consultant for the rest of the tournament that is going to come in put structures on place. Our attack, defense, rucks and mauls, positional play, our shape…. all of it. Off loading at will is not a sustainable game plan. What if it is raining?????? How are we using players such as Andre, JLP as decoys that set up players around them etc???? This is what happens when you bring high school and club coaches. They have big dreams but don’t know how to go about implementing those plans. They don’t know how to develop new drills that simulate match situations and how they want to approach and react to those situations.

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.04.18 14:35:37 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • A very sad day indeed. Don’t know what i am going to do without this site. Rob there is literally hundreds of people in the western cape that follows this great site please reconsider. I know it’s very time consuming but thousands of shark surporters count on you for information we can’t get. I for one is on here about 3-4 times a day to get more info. I will even start a fb campaign to buy you more coffee. Please reconsider. Cape Town will be a very kak place if there is no shark world. Tah osbal.

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.04.18 14:43:41 by osbal Reply

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  • Does this mean we may now talk politics, religion and sex?

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.04.18 14:45:26 by fyndraai Reply
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  • Hahahaha

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.04.18 14:54:23 by osbal Reply

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  • thanks for the memories rob and your tireless dedication. you don’t need to explain yourself to us bro. good luck with all you do after this and I hope to still see you now and then with a snazzy comment as one of the public instead of admin :mrgreen: enjoy your weekends from now on .

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.04.18 14:54:28 by Poisy Reply
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  • I’m for this site being closed down as a sign of protest until we see real decisions being made that are there to improve our play on the field. Talks of doing everything with the ball just does not cut it. What is this everything that was being done???? Are we getting a specialist in from the Northern hemisphere that is going to help us handle and protect the ball in wet conditions??? The ranting and raving from management is just hallow. Shut the site down, sto buying merchandise, don’t attend games at the stadium, don’t make Superbru predictions when Sharks play, don’t watch them on tv.. Just total boycott until we read on News24 of what they are doing about the fact of having the best squad year in and year out but still under achieving.

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.04.18 14:55:09 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 43) : lil extreme mate. I like this site and everyone on it. I agree with everything else though

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.04.18 15:00:32 by Poisy Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 43) : How would it serve as a protest? Sharks management don’t care either way if it’s up or not. I would also want to state that I’m not blaming coach for the players obvious inability to learn or follow instructions.

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.04.18 18:08:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 40) : :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.04.18 18:37:59 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 40) : damn you. I hadn’t thought about that. Now I may have to completely shut it down after all

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.04.18 19:07:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.04.18 19:36:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Now you see what you did fyndraai. No rob no don’t do it.

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.04.18 19:47:04 by osbal Reply

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  • A sad day indeed. But I think we all saw it coming. Nothing positive to write about the sharks anymore. Like one blogger said, its like the sharks just dont take this competition serious enough. Thanx Rob for an awesome site and please reconsider once the sharks are actually playing some decent footy again. Cheers all.

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.04.18 20:06:53 by tigershark Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 44) : and we like you to! Here in Middle Earth we can feel winter coming but other than that life is good! How’s things down in Durbs?

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.04.18 20:21:09 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : don’t believe everything you read he’s just trolling! :lol:

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.04.18 20:21:57 by JD Reply
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  • Thanks for the work and dedication. Long time lurker and occasional poster here.
    Will continue to check here and hope that some news still comes in, but totally respect your call.

    Sharks give me chest pains some days, but they can eventually turn it around.

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.04.18 20:26:25 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • Sad to see this happen, but not entirely unexpected. This is just a microcosm of the general fan apathy I see in Durban these days. I for one predict dire financial consequences for the Sharks pty ltd in the next few years. The stadium hardly gets over 20 000 for a big game these days, most people would rather be doing something constructive and enjoyable on a Saturday afternoon than watching a team take a 30 point pasting on their home turf. So much for the feared shark tank

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.04.18 20:45:17 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Thank you for all the efforts you volunteered Mr Otto :(

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.04.18 22:21:57 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • I’m going to see if I have the discipline to completely switch myself off from sharks rugby for the rest of the year. If that goes well I’ll add another.

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.04.18 07:50:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Thanks Rob. Its been a long slog and I dont think any of us fully realise what it takes / took to keep a site like this up and running with fresh original content on an amost daily basis. You did yeoman work with this site. Well done.

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.04.18 08:30:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • If this site is ever resurected I think it should be called “Fairweather Sharksworld, not for hardcore Sharks Fans”. :twisted:

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.04.18 08:34:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 58) : tasty bit of bait but I can see the hook from here :)

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.04.18 08:46:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Very Sad about this news. It is a real priveledge to have this site which is a very well run and up to date resource and forum for us fans. I must say that I respect your decision and hope that in future there will be greater support (financial) from us fans to enable the continued operation to be more rewarding

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.04.18 09:02:28 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : I am patient, I have to turn this into the longest thread in rugby blogging history.

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.04.18 09:24:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • My problem is not with the on field inconsistency of the Sharks,that is something you live with when you choose to support a team
    You have various choices you can be a huge fan when the team is winning or you can be a loyal fan when the team is losing.
    You can step in and out as you wish, lots on here, great supporters of a winning team terrible supporters of a losing side.
    All this goes with the territory.
    The players themselves are highly paid entertainers who sign on to be paid for the good and the bad, and are paid equally for a win or a loss so are the Union ,the coaches and the support team.
    My problem is with the custodians of the Sharks brand and the irreparable damage they have done to the brand.
    What was once proud brand is now a shabby shadow of what it once was.The PR the and give advertising and the promotion of the brand are abysmal.
    Everything being done today is exactly the same as what we put into place in the 90′s
    Sharks need to go back to what made them great in the first place, reinvent the wheel disrupt the inertia and give a new generation of fans reason to get back to the game.
    Unfortunately the incompetents in place are not capable of doing it.

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.04.18 09:26:24 by The hound Reply
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  • It goes without saying that Rob needs to be commended for doing the job he has done but it just adds fuel to the fire that the only decent piece of ongoing communication of a once great team is being done by an amateur, in the context that he is not being paid for it .
    Somebody needs to motivate for this great site to be continued and in a paid for professional capacity.
    I respect Robs prerogative to step down ,but I am sure he does not want his labour of love to die.
    Maybe we could get this site to be staffed by paid bloggers operate under his tutelage

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.04.18 09:34:36 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 62) : very valid points regarding the promotion of the team etc having been at the game I must say the experience was good but as you say remains much the same as it has been for the last 25 years.

    The one thing that a lot of posters seem to feel,that I disagree with, is that to be a supporter means not being negative about the team, coaches etc. I consider myself a very loyal sharks supporter and have been for years. I always want us to win games and play well but I also want success overall and when the coach,players,administrator fail I am a supporter am vocal about the need for change.

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.04.18 09:36:34 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 63) : I agree that we as fans of the site must try and do something to keep it alive. I don’t have even a basic understanding of what goes into running and maintaining a website but if something can be done I will happily support it.

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.04.18 09:39:50 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 62) : I get the feeling that the custodians of Sharks rugby like to keep it an old boys club and that has seriously damaged the Sharks. For example making John Smith the CEO without having any experience whatsoever. We needed a coach with some serious experience and Rob sr could have been an understudy. And why are we still playing in that old shack they call Kings park when we have a brand new world class stadium across the road. I know theres the box ticket holders argument but that old stadium makes the whole sharks brand look old and dilapidated. And marketing? Lets not even go there. They have fallen so far behind I struggle to believe they can get the right people in and get this once great union back on track.

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.04.18 09:52:43 by tigershark Reply

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  • I totally get where you’re coming from, Rob. This loss was terrible, but losing Sharksworld hurts even more. Thank you for all the news, humour and debates, and for allowing me to post some articles. It’s been awesome. God luck and God bless for your future endeavours.

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.04.18 09:56:33 by StevieS Reply
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  • This sucks man, but thanx for all your effort Rob!! I haven’t been on the site much last 2yrs but also read the articles etc. Loved the banter, especially The Hound’s posts ????. And ofcourse JD my fellow Red Devil supporter, cheers mate, let’s hope next season is better lol..

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.04.18 10:14:12 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 51) : Durban never changes oom, it’s raining a little more lately but it’s still hot on a average day .

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.04.18 10:33:37 by Poisy Reply
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  • Pour out some liquor for Sharksworld. RIP comrade!

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.04.18 10:37:02 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Thanks Rob, for all the great articles and work you have put in, totally understandable.

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.04.18 11:01:34 by stevovo Reply
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  • Tnx Rob. Appreciate what you, your team, and this site have achieved in the last 10 years. Without receiving any incentive!!! Hopefully, this is just a goodbye for now and not the end!

    I do however share your sentiment. I will always be a Sharks supporter. Will never support any other team. However, my passion and emotional connection that I had towards the team and the brand overall is pretty much dead. Missing their games for example on a weekend, don’t even bother me anymore. And when I do make an effort to watch their game, there’s seldom any enjoyment that I get from it. Hopefully they turn it around sometime! and good luck to them!

    Cheers everyone!

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.04.18 11:31:03 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Sad day indeed.

    I totally understand though; life gets busy with work and family, and it’s mighty hard to justify spending time on an emotional investment with such scarce returns.

    I’m not really following rugby at the moment, so my sadness is more for the loss of a great social platform rather than rugby news.

    Hope you leave the back door to reopen shop if ever the sharks warrant your efforts.

  • Comment 73, posted at 16.04.18 11:38:31 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 62) : they did build the “first ever swimming pool in a stadium” area!!! What more do you need guys a rooftop pool with a glass bottom!?!?!? ;-)

  • Comment 74, posted at 16.04.18 12:53:54 by JD Reply
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  • @RedSharkUtd82 (Comment 68) : Ja boet as fellow Red Devil supporter I can say at least we are use to supporting teams that’s full of star players but yet manage to perform like an amateur side!!!
    Think it’s time to buy a French rugby jersey then I’ll have the full set!!!

  • Comment 75, posted at 16.04.18 12:58:49 by JD Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 69) : glad to hear. When you coming to Middle Earth?

  • Comment 76, posted at 16.04.18 13:00:57 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 61) : I will do my utmost best to help you in this absolute glorious endeavour!!!

  • Comment 77, posted at 16.04.18 13:02:04 by JD Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 70) : we might be few and the hope may be slender but we will never surrender!!!

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.04.18 13:07:59 by JD Reply
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  • I won’t take the site down. Will trust you guys that want to hang on to behave yourselves. The door must surely always stay open?

  • Comment 79, posted at 16.04.18 15:20:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 70) : Howzit Claytie – behaving yourself?

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.04.18 15:33:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Thanks Rob. Good idea to keep the door open you might find with some time away the passion for the site returns

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.04.18 16:27:18 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Despite our poor performances of late we are a point ahead of the much heralded stormers having played the same amount of game.

    But can we beat the stormers this weekend ?

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.04.18 16:58:33 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Thanks mate, would be a travesty to lose what you have made the best fan site for superrugby

  • Comment 83, posted at 16.04.18 20:59:30 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 75) : Hahaha Yeah that should complete the set ???????? Let’s hope both our team’s players can get asome much needed attitude adjustment and the knob breaks so it stays where it should be the whole time..

  • Comment 84, posted at 16.04.18 22:40:33 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • Thanks for all the effort Rob. Apart from all the great rugby news on here I also made some great friendships and for that I will always be grateful.

  • Comment 85, posted at 17.04.18 09:01:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @RedSharkUtd82 (Comment 84) : Ja all we can do is hope and dream of glory days past and (hopefully) in future to come!!!

  • Comment 86, posted at 17.04.18 10:14:45 by JD Reply
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  • Crickey. Turn my back for a few weeks and this happens.

    Sad indeed.

    Hopefully it will remain in some form.

  • Comment 87, posted at 17.04.18 12:10:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 87) : think it has something to do with that ugly profile pic you have!!!!

  • Comment 88, posted at 17.04.18 12:23:21 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 88) : :mrgreen: Those bastards are breaking my heart. Oh well….

  • Comment 89, posted at 17.04.18 12:33:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ours have broken our hearts and our website. We have meaner bastardos than you

  • Comment 90, posted at 17.04.18 14:02:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : hahaha Ja just ask @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 90) : we all know the feeling!!!

  • Comment 91, posted at 17.04.18 15:57:30 by JD Reply
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  • For those still interested in Sharks rugby :)

    Invited to the Bok camp next week:
    Forwards: Tendai Mtawarira (prop), Coenied Oosthuizen (prop), Thomas du Toit (prop), Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker), Akker van der Merwe (hooker), Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward), Daniel du Preez (loose forward).

    Backs: Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf), Cameron Wright (scrumhalf), Robert du Preez (flyhalf), André Esterhuizen (centre), Lukhanyo Am (centre), Lwazi Mvovo (wing), Sibusiso Nkosi (wing), Curwin Bosch (fullback).

  • Comment 92, posted at 17.04.18 17:36:46 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 92) : I thought Mapimpi and van Wyk were both unlucky not to be invited and quite surprised Mvovo was…

  • Comment 93, posted at 17.04.18 20:08:47 by Karl Reply

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  • While I’m really sad that this site is dying. I’m really happy that I’ve finally managed to have some of my posts deleted.

    Unless I was just dreaming about posting that.

    Either way.
    Thanks for all the good work Rob.
    I had a lot of fun posting on your site.
    Cheers.

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.04.18 02:42:35 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 91) : JD do you have Twitter? Whats your handle? Mine is @DevilShark82 ????????

  • Comment 95, posted at 18.04.18 08:37:25 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • Not only has our beloved website decided enough is enough, Keegan Daniel has now decided to retire at the end of the S15 season.

  • Comment 96, posted at 18.04.18 11:51:43 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 96) : Seems like he might have been waiting to see whether or not he’s part of Rassie’s plans before making the call…

  • Comment 97, posted at 18.04.18 12:33:22 by Karl Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 92) : I hope this doesnt distract from the task at hand, which is to beat the stormers this week.

    What are your thoughts on your team taking on the Tahs ?

  • Comment 98, posted at 18.04.18 14:41:17 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Maybe the headline on the last article on this site is prophetic.
    Sugest it stays as the basis for the new metamorphism
    ”We need to talk”

  • Comment 99, posted at 18.04.18 14:45:01 by The hound Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 96) : Ja sad and made worse by the fact that he wil probably be the first Sharks legend (since Sharksworld started) that does not get a Sharksworld goodbye!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 100, posted at 18.04.18 21:06:27 by JD Reply
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  • @RedSharkUtd82 (Comment 95) : sorry no not on Twitter. Now that my main source of Sharks news are gone I may have to go on Twitter to fill the time I use to spend on here!? :twisted:

  • Comment 101, posted at 18.04.18 21:10:37 by JD Reply
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  • @Karl (Comment 97) : rather think it was more a case of seeing if the Sharks coach are interested in his services and finding that maybe he’s not so call it a day rather than play Supersport cup and co.

  • Comment 102, posted at 18.04.18 21:14:11 by JD Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 98) : I think the Lions can dominate the set pieces but will have to be competitive at the breakdowns, containing Hooper there, if they want to win.

    And they will have to up their defence, which has been poor in recent games.

    First game on tour is always tough and the Tahs seem to have found their game but the Lions can win this

  • Comment 103, posted at 19.04.18 07:52:38 by Baylion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 99) : As in creating the longest comment section in history?

  • Comment 104, posted at 19.04.18 08:23:20 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 104) : That depends on how strong the Sharksworlds members ”Need to Talk” really is ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

  • Comment 105, posted at 19.04.18 09:13:11 by The hound Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 102) : The Supersport Challenge runs while Super Rugby is on. I’m sad to see Keegan go, but he’s clearly not in RDP’s plans.

  • Comment 106, posted at 19.04.18 09:25:44 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 106) : Keegan has had his time, all those still motivating for him please tell us who you would drop from the match day team to accommodate him.
    I think he was always a player who punched way above his weight, and you could never fault his fitness and raw courage, but he never quite made that extra step up that guys with similar capabilities did I think of Warren Whitely, Jaco Kriel,Kwagga Smith,Michael Foley or Sam Cane

  • Comment 107, posted at 19.04.18 09:37:58 by The hound Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 102) : @StevieS (Comment 106) : He was not part of Jake Whites plans either and did not retire then. I think its probably a case of him feeling that the time is right to retire at the end of this year.

  • Comment 108, posted at 19.04.18 10:01:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I know I don’t post a lot, but very sad to hear about this Rob.

  • Comment 109, posted at 19.04.18 10:05:03 by Shred Reply

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  • Here’s the team for the Stormers : The Cell C Sharks

    1 Juan Schoeman
    2. Chiliboy Ralepelle
    3. Thomas du Toit
    4. Ruan Botha (Captain)
    5. Stephan Lewies
    6. Philip van der Walt
    7. Jean-Luc du Preez
    8. Daniel du Preez

    9. Cameron Wright
    10. Robert du Preez
    11.Makazole Mapimpi
    12. Andre Esterhuizen
    13. Lukhanyo Am
    14. Sbu Nkosi
    15. Curwin Bosch

    16. Akker van der Merwe
    17. Mzamo Majola
    18. Ross Geldenhuys
    19. Tyler Paul
    20. Jacques Vermeulen
    21. Louis Schreuder
    22. Marius Louw
    23. Lwazi Mvovo

  • Comment 110, posted at 19.04.18 10:26:08 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 110) : 3 good changes with Dan, Cam and Mapimpi starting.

    Is Beast injured or are they resting him?
    Tera out of the 23 too, also injured? I’m glad he’s not playing as he hasn’t contributed anything thus far.
    Cam should’ve started from the beginning of the season, why take so long to realize that?
    Mvovo has been sub par, so good to see Mapimpi replace him too.

  • Comment 111, posted at 19.04.18 10:36:22 by Quintin Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 107) : Keegan could still offer a lot from the bench and his leadership wouldn’t go amiss among this lot.

  • Comment 112, posted at 19.04.18 12:06:08 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 111) : Has Du Preez ever not played one of his boys? Sometimes they start from the bench after a long injury(no warm up games required) but when fit they all start every game. Everyone get angry when I talk about nepotism and mentions how good the boys are. I am not disputing that but a perception of nepotism among the players may go someway to explain why we are so awful this year, winning 25% of our games.

    Now before I get criticized for only raising this when we are losing, I did mention this when Dan was selected last week.

    As a comparison Peter Pollock when resigning as an SA selector stated- “Finally, he said it would be inappropriate to stay in his job in the light of his son Shaun’s continuing rise up the Proteas’ leadership ladder.”

    He even went as far as refusing to be included in meetings where shaun selection was to be discussed, when he was still a selector.

    This is Shaun Pollock the leading SA wicket taker of all time and still his father was concerned of the risk of perceived nepotism.

  • Comment 113, posted at 19.04.18 12:18:40 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 113) : What do you want, Du Preez to not select any of his kids or to himself step down when any one of his kids are selected. A coach, any coach, cricket or rugby will select the best possible players available to him within the constraints that are placed upon him.

    I have a feeling that you may know someone close to the team that may feel affected by the selection of these Du Preez kids, if so tell them to rather put up and outplay them or rather zip it.

    As an aside, lets take the 3 Du Preez boys out of the equation – who would you be playing in their places for this weekend?

    As for Peter Pollock stepping down when it came to Shaun, a very admirable move from an even more remarkable person.

  • Comment 114, posted at 19.04.18 12:51:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 114) :

    No look I honestly have no factual basis or inside info it is just my opinion and one that I happily concede is not popular. I have also made it clear I don’t think its true nepotism but the perception of it around the team that is the problem.

    I don’t really know what Du Preez can do to fix this mess now but he will be stepping aside soon enough regardless as I cant see a 25% win rate keeping him in a job. I don’t think It was a good move to RDP jnr from province when he already had the twins here because a coach having 20% of the starting side being his sons is just not wise .

    A team with Bosch at 10 and Phillip at 8 with Vermeulen at 6 is not likely to do worse than win 2/8 but good luck replacing Jean Luc.

    I know from previous conversations between us on this point that you feel the scrum is the real issue which is hard to argue with as It clearly is a big problem. For this game I would have really liked Thomas at 1 with Johhny at 3 (we can go back to Thomas at 3 against weaker tight 5).

    And yes Peter Pollock is a step above most people myself included.

  • Comment 115, posted at 19.04.18 13:07:42 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 114) : Agree. Those 3 Dup brothers will walk into the starting lineup of most teams- local and australasian. So why always this nepotism question.

  • Comment 116, posted at 19.04.18 13:10:38 by sudhir Reply

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  • When the beast doesn’t play we lose. Captaincy issues maybe? The selection of the coaches sons is not the reason we lost. In the build up to the second bulls try Galant stopped and walked accross towards the right. The sharks players stopped as if the ref had blown halftime ! Why was the captain and senior players not addressing this immediately . AJ Venter, Bismark and co would not have tolerated that!

  • Comment 117, posted at 19.04.18 13:25:23 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 117) : You are spot on about Beast- Its simple, we do not win unless he plays. There can be a lot of things wrong and you know and disagree with my theory but regardless of that I hope change comes in one form or another soon because I have not felt this despondent about the sharks since the Kevin Putt era. I am not a fan of Ruan Botha as a player or as a leader I would rather start Paul at 4 and Philip van der Walt as captain.

  • Comment 118, posted at 19.04.18 13:30:17 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 118) : After Mark Andrews and Albert van der Berg retired, we struggled to obtain 2 quality locks. PSDT and Lewies eventually filled that void. Then we all know what occurred next. Botha is in my opinion a very good lock. The captaincy and pressures of SR seems to maybe having an adverse effect on him. We need to get him smiling again.Senior players need to step up like they did in NZ and assist the captain.

  • Comment 119, posted at 19.04.18 13:45:49 by sudhir Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 111) : Finally Cam gets a starting spot. Mapimpi adds a huge attacking option, and he is not much worse than Mvovo (in current form) on defense.

    The forwards will need to step up though.

  • Comment 120, posted at 19.04.18 13:46:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 119) : We lack a bit of mongrel a player to give us a hard edge in the pack as you mention an AJ venter/Bismark type. It cant be easy on him as a captain I give you that and his performances are always going to suffer as a result.

  • Comment 121, posted at 19.04.18 13:53:39 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 121) : You really confuse me ,you say we lack a bit of mongrel, a player to give us a hard edge in the pack ,and then you question the selection of Jean Luc.
    Buddy this guy at 21 not only made the Bok team but was voted players player by the Boks themselves.As far as I am concerned that is the most prestigious of all awards.He has more mongrel in him than any other player since Bakkies Botha.

  • Comment 122, posted at 19.04.18 15:05:51 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 122) : No no you misunderstood my comment or perhaps I was unclear I said good luck replacing Jean Luc as in he cant be replaced he is the best blindside in SA by a mile!

  • Comment 123, posted at 19.04.18 15:15:33 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 115) :In an ideal world you would probably never have a coach in charge of 3 of his sons, but this is the way its panned out and fortunately at the moment all 3 boys are standouts in the team and cannot be fingered for not going the extra mile for the team. I can see how this situation can lead itself to favouritism / nepotism claims and they will surely not go away.

  • Comment 124, posted at 19.04.18 15:54:34 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 105) : oh it’s very strong here in Middle Earth!!! Still checking for news about 50 times a day!!!

  • Comment 125, posted at 19.04.18 15:55:05 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 107) : not saying I would drop one of the match day squad for him but I ado think we could use him better as injury cover and rotation of the squad. Let’s be brutally honest twins, Terra, Vermeulen and co all had some struggles with injuries and don’t hink it’s a good thing to overplay anyone of them to ensure they’re always fit and ready to go.
    With the way things are going I think the next player to go could be Meyer as according to how I see things he’s not getting nearly enough game time.

  • Comment 126, posted at 19.04.18 16:04:13 by JD Reply
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  • I can just see when RdP benches one of his sons some time in the future there are going to be claims of perceived nepotism for unfairly resting his son. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 127, posted at 19.04.18 19:23:31 by jonnow Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 110) : hoping ross has a good game off the bench.

    bound to be tons of stormers supporters at the stadium, guess thats good for our finances but bad for atmosphere for our players.

    This is going to be a close one, can we salvage our season ? Can we stand up to the stormers scrum with out beast ? majola is a promising young gun but I’ve only seen him play ok for us at sr level, though he did play really well for the Kings at SR level.

    Bulls tactics and decision making was spot on last week in disrupting our plans, we need to learn how to make adjustments mid game. Clearly the combination of ideal tactics and rested bodies helped the Bulls. Not to mention JM.

    Not sure who to pick in this game or the lions game in superbru.

  • Comment 128, posted at 19.04.18 23:34:56 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 128) : sorry to say but can’t see Sharks willing this game! Getting the “Currie Cup final” feeling although I really hope I’m wrong and the forwards (especially the props) can prove they’re up to this level!!!

  • Comment 129, posted at 19.04.18 23:47:38 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 129) : Sharks will win. Something seriously rotten in Stormersland.

  • Comment 130, posted at 20.04.18 08:34:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • If I remember correctly, (it feels like years ago) we held our own in the scrums against the Bulls. Bulls and Lions both hammered the Stormers at scrum time so Im hoping that this means we will at least be on par with them. But that CC final of last year is still nagging away at me telling me it will be more of the same.

  • Comment 131, posted at 20.04.18 09:02:32 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 130) : hope you’re right about the Sharks winning part but not sure as I suspect a repeat of the Currie cup final with Sharks pack under some serious pressure in the scrums.

  • Comment 132, posted at 20.04.18 10:12:12 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 131) : just looking at the props I don’t think we will match them in the scrums. But hope the Sharks guys step uo and prove me wrong!

  • Comment 133, posted at 20.04.18 10:15:10 by JD Reply
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  • Sharks could just win this – I did my part by choosing the Stormers on Superbru.

  • Comment 134, posted at 20.04.18 10:30:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 133) : Have to agree.

  • Comment 135, posted at 20.04.18 10:30:40 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 130) : Its called Theleo Wakefield,don’t think that guy has had a decent bowel movement in ten years

  • Comment 136, posted at 20.04.18 11:38:28 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 136) : Yet he is the cause of many unwanted bowel movements in other people. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 137, posted at 20.04.18 11:41:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 134) : snap!!!!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 138, posted at 20.04.18 12:40:32 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 136) : @McLovin (Comment 137) : sies man this is a reputable site!!! Anyway even with their heavy weight anchor I don’t think they will lose.

  • Comment 139, posted at 20.04.18 12:43:47 by JD Reply
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  • Seeing that this site is pretty much RIP, where are we going to go in order to get our regular Shark gossip etc,There is a site on Facebook run by Bill van Zyl. He has a vast knowledge of rugby & is an excellent columnist. He gives regular updates on pre & post match Super Rugby fixtures & all matters rugby. His site “Armchair Rugby Critics ” is well worth a visit. His review of the Sharks vs Province game is available.
    http://billsrugbyblog.com/super-rugby-preview-saturday-april-21-sharks-vs-stormers/

  • Comment 140, posted at 20.04.18 12:49:34 by Lastoutpost Reply

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  • @Lastoutpost (Comment 140) : Alternatively, we could just create our own Sharksworld-like private group on Facebook and go agitate each other there.

  • Comment 141, posted at 20.04.18 13:41:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 141) : Or else we could carry on paying our coffee fees and stay right here

  • Comment 142, posted at 20.04.18 13:58:51 by The hound Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 141) : I think that is a brilliant idea, let’s do it.

    Sad to see this site go by the wayside, but not surprised. Rob has so much else going on in his life, I’m just glad that things are going well. I can never thank Rob enough for providing this site for us for 10 years, and wish him all the very best.

  • Comment 143, posted at 20.04.18 13:58:54 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 142) : We could certainly stay here. I think there are still some people that can post articles here. Not sure continuing paying the coffee fee will help since I think that goes to Rob.

  • Comment 144, posted at 20.04.18 14:00:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 144) : SharksWorld is just a WordPress site. If Rob is prepared to do so, someone could take over the admin from him. Also depends where it is hosted as e.g. with godaddy there will be the annual hosting (and domain registration) fees to be paid

  • Comment 145, posted at 20.04.18 14:12:36 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 142) : I am with the hound on this. keep paying the fees to keep the site up then someone can take over as admin from Rob

  • Comment 146, posted at 20.04.18 14:33:00 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Registrar Register Domain SA. Creation date 2008/01/11. 15:47:12. DNS seems to be handled by cloudflare.

  • Comment 147, posted at 20.04.18 14:53:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 147) : You need to check if Rob uses a hosting service or is hosting web server himself. Either way could easily be listed on AWS if it his own server. Just need to move the HTML and CSS etc. However I suspect Rob might be back….

  • Comment 148, posted at 20.04.18 14:59:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 147) : Registered locally as it is co.za. Seems to be hosted by Cloudfare in Canada

  • Comment 149, posted at 20.04.18 15:00:38 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 148) : Sorry hosted not listed. Can even make use of aws free services for now. Archive most articles up to 2-3 months ago to save on storage until the financials are settled.

  • Comment 150, posted at 20.04.18 15:01:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 149) : That’s what I said. Nameservers is cloudflare but not necessarily the actual web site hosting servers. Could just be DNS.

  • Comment 151, posted at 20.04.18 15:03:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Now that this site appears to be RIP how about giving Bill Van Zyl’s Facebook page, “Armchair Rugby Critique” a look?

  • Comment 152, posted at 20.04.18 15:05:21 by Lastoutpost Reply

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  • I do recall him saying once he has a one stop shop handling everything. But like I said it’s easily migrated to AWS at very low cost. If he has any of his own kit in the mix.

  • Comment 153, posted at 20.04.18 15:08:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 151) : Use http://www.hostingchecker.com to check the server IP and generally where the server is located. It seems to work very well on the servers we use

  • Comment 154, posted at 20.04.18 15:08:31 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 154) : So too lazy to use nslookup command sets? Shame on you.

  • Comment 155, posted at 20.04.18 15:09:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 154) : Well I’m off for the day but if I get a chance I’ll do a trace or may Rob can just give us the info… shortest path and all….the tech bit is piss easy. The governance bit will take thinking and discussion.

  • Comment 156, posted at 20.04.18 15:11:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 156) : WordPress is piss easy to create new blog posts, but as you say the moderating part can be tricky.

    I see Cloudfare is not a hosting service but a web firewall / accellerator – so the site could be hosted anywhere

  • Comment 157, posted at 20.04.18 15:15:19 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • The Cell C Sharks XV
    1. Jordan Els
    2. Kerron van Vuuren.
    3. Khutha Mchunu
    4. Gideon Koegelenberg
    5. Jean Droste
    6. Wian Vosloo
    7. Rikus Zwart
    8. Kwanda Dimaza
    9. Grant Williams
    10. Garth April
    11. Ilunga Mukendi
    12. Jeremy Ward
    13. Johan Deysel (C)
    14. Morne Joubert
    15. Courtney Winnaar

    16. Andrew du Plessis
    17. Kyle Whyte
    18. Andrew Evans
    19. Cornelius Otto
    20. Francois de Villiers
    21. Alwayno Visagie
    22. Danrich Visagie

    best of our reserves ..

  • Comment 158, posted at 20.04.18 15:50:34 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Lastoutpost (Comment 152) : You’re borderline spamming. Are you Billy van Zyl?

  • Comment 159, posted at 20.04.18 16:22:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 159) : You have just volunteered to be the official post moderator :grin:

  • Comment 160, posted at 20.04.18 16:32:20 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 159) : I read his article on Sharks vs Stormers and when he wrote Dom Ellendig was the best attacking 12 in SA by a long shot and AE was just a crash baller, I just had to stop reading.

  • Comment 161, posted at 20.04.18 20:14:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 159) : Well spotted, it seemed suspicious. two near identical posts promoting a website from a profile we dont usually see.

  • Comment 162, posted at 20.04.18 22:26:13 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • In unrelated news I see Ashley Johnson might be in trouble as apparently he tested positive for a band substance. He’s currently suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

  • Comment 163, posted at 21.04.18 09:07:03 by JD Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 162) : Whatever that guys deal is. It sounds silly to move to a new site when this one is already well established, publicized and contains tested and working utilities and functionality. Best to keep this one going. I’m sure we can all come up with a way to make it work.

  • Comment 164, posted at 21.04.18 09:15:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 164) : I’m still lurking here and noting the suggestions with interest.

    I’m certainly not opposed to somebody else taking over moderation here if they come to me with a detailed, workable proposal.

    PLEASE, though – and I really mean this – don’t underestimate the amount of work involved. All I’ll say on the topic.

  • Comment 165, posted at 21.04.18 09:27:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 165) : glad to see you’re still here although you’re almost like the “Dark Knight” lurking in the shadows. ;-)
    Don’t know anything about running a site like this (although I do think it’s a lot of time and effort) but might help if it’s a group doing it rather than just one person!?
    Really don’t know if it’s possible or practical but say one Rob Otto managing a group of 4 or 5 admin guys willing to put in an effort to keep this great site alive!?

  • Comment 166, posted at 21.04.18 09:54:11 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 165) : Why do you need a formal moderated site,
    Maybe I am being naive,but what I would like is a simple page where like minded people can read share and post on their favourite topic Sharks rugby.
    It will manage itself, people can post their own imformation.
    Trolls can be dealt with by the community.
    We should keep it a place for adults and have a simple code of ethics, no racists, no homophobia, and definitely no Stormers ,otherwise anything else goes oh yeah no ageists

  • Comment 167, posted at 21.04.18 10:06:00 by The hound Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 165) : To provide the content that you did every week will take a lot of work. I honestly don’t know how you managed that.

    However to create a simple post (with a team sheet) every week before the game that everyone can just comment on before, during and afterwards is not a lot of work – especially on WordPress. You have built up some nice infrastructure here plus the app – would be sad to let that go to waste.
    I don’t know if that will satisfy the community though.

    If you have a group of volunteers that keeps the site free of racist or personal attacks it may also solve the moderation issue.

  • Comment 168, posted at 21.04.18 10:13:44 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 167) : So no McLovin? I quite enjoyed the dude

  • Comment 169, posted at 21.04.18 10:14:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 169) : So do I secretly,
    but I really feel the same way about the Stormers and their entire fan base as I do about broccholi , the music of Steve Hoffmeyer,and Jaco Peyper,and I am for all my sins going to the game today.

  • Comment 170, posted at 21.04.18 10:24:01 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 170) : glad to hear and REALLY hope the Sharks rewards your effort and faith with a superb performance of power and skill to nail the stormers!!!

  • Comment 171, posted at 21.04.18 10:36:18 by JD Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 168) : maybe people interested in helping with the admin side can email Rob and tell him what they can do and help with (e.g programming related, moderating posts/comments, etc). Site can then run as a test for a month or so with admin committee watching and posting and if it does not work we can go back to being a “dormant” site.
    Personally I’ll stay far away from programming (as with my knowledge about that making me extremely dangerous) but I’m willing to monitor comments, etc and do weekly articles like team sheets with the odd article about rugby in Welkom thrown in for fun.

  • Comment 172, posted at 21.04.18 10:49:02 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 172) : I have run a WordPress site for a couple of years and you need no programming / html skills at all (unless you want to get fancy). WordPress hides all of that under the covers. Also has a gazillion plugins and themes available.

    The biggest pain for me was convincing others to provide content to actually put something on the site (or grudgingly trying to write something myself)

  • Comment 173, posted at 21.04.18 11:07:17 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 165) : Which is why I say the governance will have to be discussed. Technical stuff I’d easy. But vetting articles setting policy and policing it, editorial work all THAT admin would need to be split as the time it takes is probably unrealistic for most. I have a suggestion though Rob, what if a proposal can be put forward to help share your load as opposed to you quitting entirely?

  • Comment 174, posted at 21.04.18 13:06:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 173) : @coolfusion (Comment 174) : think we all have the same idea and I think there’s enough “skill” and passion between us members to make it work.

  • Comment 175, posted at 21.04.18 15:44:08 by JD Reply
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  • Any coach who can get Adriaan Strauss to work this hard deserves his props. Well done Mitchell.

  • Comment 176, posted at 21.04.18 16:05:55 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 175) : For sure. I have also had an idea of offering a two day window for game replays must just look at the bandwidth cost storage shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Comment 177, posted at 21.04.18 16:07:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Rebels butchering try after try

  • Comment 178, posted at 21.04.18 16:18:29 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 178) : Bulls Ditto

  • Comment 179, posted at 21.04.18 16:20:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Gelant and Coetzee making my list for bok FB.

  • Comment 180, posted at 21.04.18 16:21:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bulls not afraid to make those metres as a team. Sharks should get back to that hard phase play.

  • Comment 181, posted at 21.04.18 16:24:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Refreshing to see a ref punishing players holding a defender down after cleaning out way past the ball

  • Comment 182, posted at 21.04.18 16:32:14 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • have you guys thought about a Slack channel?

  • Comment 183, posted at 21.04.18 16:34:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 183) : Not yet but a good idea. Also thought replays could work if someone was going to host it on an uncapped line with enough line speed. My fibre is coming in 1month. So I can facilitate it for 48 hours. Doing nothing with my upstream anyways.

  • Comment 184, posted at 21.04.18 16:43:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 183) : Really would love it if you stayed on as Chief and we help you with labour etc.

  • Comment 185, posted at 21.04.18 16:43:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 183) : How would you feel if we take over the infrastructure you built up and the domain (and payments) and then just move it to another hosting platform?

  • Comment 186, posted at 21.04.18 16:44:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 186) : that sounds like work. I’m happy to leave it running for the time being where it is.

  • Comment 187, posted at 21.04.18 16:50:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 187) : Where are you hosting it?

  • Comment 188, posted at 21.04.18 16:51:57 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 188) : Im for setting up management structure and helping with the heavy lift. Rob if he is amenable to be Chief on policy and inside info. We can play as a team.

  • Comment 189, posted at 21.04.18 16:59:55 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 189) : Delegation instead of evaporation?

  • Comment 190, posted at 21.04.18 17:02:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Gents be real it takes real mad blind and sometimes unreasonable passion combined with competency and born out of first point the dedication to make a site like this work and you can all debate this till the Sharks win a SR trophy but just like the Sharks it ain’t going to work

  • Comment 191, posted at 21.04.18 17:05:26 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 191) : that’s why Otto and only Otto could do this . A mad Shark supporter

  • Comment 192, posted at 21.04.18 17:07:19 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 191) : Really? Why not? Content team tech team and management team. How do you how do you win world cup if you don’t try? This is not insurmountable. After all one man did it on his own for 10 years….

  • Comment 193, posted at 21.04.18 17:07:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 193) : that’s exactly what I am saying

  • Comment 194, posted at 21.04.18 17:09:38 by benji Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 189) : Can do as Hound suggested and have a couple of guys with rights to police posts that goes too far. Likewise a couple of volunteers to create just a simple post each week to keep the conversation going

  • Comment 195, posted at 21.04.18 17:09:51 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @benji (Comment 192) : I would not say he is alone in his madness. After all I swore them off a week ago but fuck if I don’t come back for more one week later. Sharks are my drug.

  • Comment 196, posted at 21.04.18 17:10:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 195) : Yes. I like, that’s positive. Small groups of People used to government’s build unimaginable structures why can’t we pull together for one website? Let’s man up.

  • Comment 197, posted at 21.04.18 17:11:56 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 197) : Meant to say overthrow government’s (generalisation not political Rob)

  • Comment 198, posted at 21.04.18 17:13:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 198) : Fuckit I need a hobby anyways…

  • Comment 199, posted at 21.04.18 17:13:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 199) : I volunteer to assist. Let’s see how many okes are willing to give it a go

  • Comment 200, posted at 21.04.18 17:15:42 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 170) : you really want to be last man switching off the lights,dont suffocate under all the ad banners

  • Comment 201, posted at 21.04.18 17:15:58 by benji Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 195) : Asyousaidifwe try and flopped we can go back to dormant site. I volunteer domain reg fees for the next year.

  • Comment 202, posted at 21.04.18 17:16:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @benji (Comment 201) : Dude at least that dog has enough fight left on him to be a last man. I know you have it too.

  • Comment 203, posted at 21.04.18 17:17:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Cam making a major difference at 9 today

  • Comment 204, posted at 21.04.18 17:28:32 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 204) : Mapimpi showing his danger

  • Comment 205, posted at 21.04.18 17:29:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Those backs showing strong legs I …like!

  • Comment 206, posted at 21.04.18 17:31:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • A pathetic battle between two hopeless sides

  • Comment 207, posted at 21.04.18 17:35:14 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Much better box kicks today. Nkosi chasing well – looking very busy today

  • Comment 208, posted at 21.04.18 17:37:40 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Nkosi needs to learn how to hold onto the ball in contact

  • Comment 209, posted at 21.04.18 17:41:06 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 209) : And when to pass

  • Comment 210, posted at 21.04.18 17:42:34 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 207) : Sad but true. Dance of the desperate.

  • Comment 211, posted at 21.04.18 17:46:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ginger starting to dominate Thomas – not a good sign

  • Comment 212, posted at 21.04.18 17:47:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Good defense from the Sharks on their line

  • Comment 213, posted at 21.04.18 17:50:17 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • But a real scrappy game

  • Comment 214, posted at 21.04.18 17:50:48 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Thankfully, the Lions and Bulls will probably make up the bulk of the Bok side

  • Comment 215, posted at 21.04.18 17:52:01 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Sharks lineout is a mess.

  • Comment 216, posted at 21.04.18 17:54:14 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Just give the Stormers a penalty, let them kick the points, take the draw and then please just fuck off home both sides.

  • Comment 217, posted at 21.04.18 17:55:18 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Stormers score the first try.

  • Comment 218, posted at 21.04.18 17:57:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 214) : For sure

  • Comment 219, posted at 21.04.18 17:57:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 7-3

  • Comment 220, posted at 21.04.18 17:57:56 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • All that territory but no results

  • Comment 221, posted at 21.04.18 17:58:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 221) : That’s normal

  • Comment 222, posted at 21.04.18 17:59:16 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 221) : Can’t hang onto the ball when it matters

  • Comment 223, posted at 21.04.18 17:59:50 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Sharks really need a forward coach that takes no prisoners. The lineout is a mess

  • Comment 224, posted at 21.04.18 18:05:18 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Where is the game plan and where are the players of the Canes game????

  • Comment 225, posted at 21.04.18 18:07:32 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 225) : Weight of expectation killing them. No-one gave them a chance against the Canes – so they played without fear. Now this is a must win game at home – and the fear is back

  • Comment 226, posted at 21.04.18 18:10:24 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Dick Muir mentioned the humidity. :roll: :lol: Made my day. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 227, posted at 21.04.18 18:10:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • The Sharks seem to have become the Cheetahs complete with revving bikes and all.

  • Comment 228, posted at 21.04.18 18:10:49 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 226) : That’s pretty amateur. Then they should get a bloody shrink.

  • Comment 229, posted at 21.04.18 18:12:15 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 229) : Old Shark problem that

  • Comment 230, posted at 21.04.18 18:12:54 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Great try from the Sharks. :cool:

  • Comment 231, posted at 21.04.18 18:13:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 227) : A question of time before it was mentioned. What was funnier to me is him not thinking that it’s a scrappy game.

  • Comment 232, posted at 21.04.18 18:13:33 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • And the Sharks come alive – excellent try by Am

  • Comment 233, posted at 21.04.18 18:13:53 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 10-7 Sharks

  • Comment 234, posted at 21.04.18 18:14:24 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • And then out of the blue :shock: :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 235, posted at 21.04.18 18:14:30 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 232) : Just shows the level of delusion that exists.

    Fleckie probably thinks they can still win the trophy.

  • Comment 236, posted at 21.04.18 18:15:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • Where is Fleckie btw?

  • Comment 237, posted at 21.04.18 18:16:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Duvehage is super kak

  • Comment 238, posted at 21.04.18 18:17:02 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 236) : RdP and Fleckie probably have a side bet going about whose side will take the trophy :mrgreen:

  • Comment 239, posted at 21.04.18 18:17:47 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Glen Jackson helps the Sharks tackle

  • Comment 240, posted at 21.04.18 18:18:13 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • A bit stupid from Paul there

  • Comment 241, posted at 21.04.18 18:19:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 239) : :lol:

  • Comment 242, posted at 21.04.18 18:19:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 236) : these two side will struggle to make playoffs let alone winning the tournament!!!!!

  • Comment 243, posted at 21.04.18 18:22:30 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 243) : They going for the plate

  • Comment 244, posted at 21.04.18 18:23:15 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 10 all

  • Comment 245, posted at 21.04.18 18:23:43 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • And Stormers lead again after intercept pass

  • Comment 246, posted at 21.04.18 18:25:53 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 17-10 Stormers

  • Comment 247, posted at 21.04.18 18:26:51 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Im actually glad the sharks are loosing. They are trying to play this high intensity fast paced game but they just dont have the structure to pull it off. Comes down to coaching. What a waste!!!

  • Comment 248, posted at 21.04.18 18:27:55 by tigershark Reply

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  • Sustained phases from the Sharks for a change – possible try in the corner

  • Comment 249, posted at 21.04.18 18:29:24 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • For that effort may us well give Sbu the try

  • Comment 250, posted at 21.04.18 18:31:47 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • JLDP scores under the sticks

  • Comment 251, posted at 21.04.18 18:40:41 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 17 all

  • Comment 252, posted at 21.04.18 18:41:12 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • My word…how irritating is Robbie Kempson in the commentary booth!! “One-eyed” is the adjective that comes to mind…

  • Comment 253, posted at 21.04.18 18:43:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 253) : Jip!

  • Comment 254, posted at 21.04.18 18:44:17 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 253) : Sounds to me like he knows what he’s talking about. :twisted:

  • Comment 255, posted at 21.04.18 18:44:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 253) : Who’s the Sharks fanboy commentating with him?

  • Comment 256, posted at 21.04.18 18:45:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • Funny how Kempson didn’t call that poor decision against the Sharks after telling us non-stop about every decision he feels is going against the Stormers. Kudos to Jean de Villiers who called it…

  • Comment 257, posted at 21.04.18 18:46:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 255) : There goes Kempson again…mecker, mecker, mecker! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 258, posted at 21.04.18 18:47:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And de Villiers also mentions the humidity.

    One more and everyone downs a drink. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 259, posted at 21.04.18 18:47:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 256) : Jean de Villiers… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 260, posted at 21.04.18 18:48:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oh my word…Robbie! Just stop it man…

  • Comment 261, posted at 21.04.18 18:49:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Suck it up Kempson!

  • Comment 262, posted at 21.04.18 18:49:44 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 260) : Very funny, you know who I mean. :smile:

  • Comment 263, posted at 21.04.18 18:49:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • Come ooooooon!!!

  • Comment 264, posted at 21.04.18 18:50:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Beautiful try!

  • Comment 265, posted at 21.04.18 18:51:00 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Thomas scores after good interplay

  • Comment 266, posted at 21.04.18 18:51:05 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 263) : :lol: Who, me?! :lol:

  • Comment 267, posted at 21.04.18 18:51:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Looks like Sharks have secured it.

    Well done. :smile:

  • Comment 268, posted at 21.04.18 18:52:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 265) : How I wish we could produce that more consistently! Wonderful try…

  • Comment 269, posted at 21.04.18 18:52:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 269) : It’s a mystery.

  • Comment 270, posted at 21.04.18 18:53:12 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 268) : You stop that now… :lol:

  • Comment 271, posted at 21.04.18 18:53:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 270) : Ja nee…

  • Comment 272, posted at 21.04.18 18:54:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 271) : No seriously. ;-)

  • Comment 273, posted at 21.04.18 18:55:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Oooo…Louw would have been away!

  • Comment 274, posted at 21.04.18 18:55:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 274) : Would have been game, set and match

  • Comment 275, posted at 21.04.18 18:56:25 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Van Rensburg is a monster.

  • Comment 276, posted at 21.04.18 18:57:55 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Hey Robbie…he said it should have been a penalty Sharks! :shock:

  • Comment 277, posted at 21.04.18 18:59:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • When will this end. :roll:

  • Comment 278, posted at 21.04.18 18:59:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • What do you mean, no arms, Robbie?!?! Play on…

  • Comment 279, posted at 21.04.18 19:00:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 278) : A draw now will be worse than a loss! And it would be all your fault!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 280, posted at 21.04.18 19:02:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Congrats boys and girls.

    I’m off.

    Long live Sharksworld.

  • Comment 281, posted at 21.04.18 19:02:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Jaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 282, posted at 21.04.18 19:03:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well done sharkies…. Hard-fought win

  • Comment 283, posted at 21.04.18 19:03:19 by byron Reply

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  • Not pretty but I’ll take the victory!!!! Well done lads for grafting and getting the victory!!!

  • Comment 284, posted at 21.04.18 19:03:21 by JD Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 281) : Viva…long live!

  • Comment 285, posted at 21.04.18 19:03:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chalk and cheese halves.

  • Comment 286, posted at 21.04.18 19:03:46 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • P.S. Fleckie out. :evil:

  • Comment 287, posted at 21.04.18 19:04:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 281) : Cheers!

  • Comment 288, posted at 21.04.18 19:04:25 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Not the greatest game, but the Sharks really needed this win

  • Comment 289, posted at 21.04.18 19:04:58 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 281) : thanks! Hope to see you back soon!

  • Comment 290, posted at 21.04.18 19:05:07 by JD Reply
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  • We have two volunteers to help keep the site going. Anybody else keen?

  • Comment 291, posted at 21.04.18 19:07:38 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • wow, guess it was a coin toss, both misfiring teams

    did watch the game, can one post a summary from your perspective.

    did we hold our own in the scrums ?

  • Comment 292, posted at 21.04.18 19:07:48 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Thomas du Toit is MotM…that must be intensely satisfying!!

  • Comment 293, posted at 21.04.18 19:09:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 291) : I can contribute articles…old farts like me (that’s an exaggeration, of course) aren’t equipped for the IT side… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 294, posted at 21.04.18 19:11:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 290) : Certainly will. Cheerio for now. :smile:

  • Comment 295, posted at 21.04.18 19:11:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 292) : We definitely held our own in the scrums…mostly good stuff…

  • Comment 296, posted at 21.04.18 19:12:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 291) : If you don’t mind one eyed reporting I’m in

  • Comment 297, posted at 21.04.18 19:12:54 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Thanks guys.

  • Comment 298, posted at 21.04.18 19:17:10 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Rob – if you possibly hovering around for old time sake? Do you still read the mails to the Sharksworld accounts?

  • Comment 299, posted at 21.04.18 19:18:56 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 296) : Thanks

    Who was injured allowing the promotion of hyron into the match 23 ?

  • Comment 300, posted at 21.04.18 23:22:10 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 300) : Lewis was injured and opened the spot for Tyler Paul to start at 4.

  • Comment 301, posted at 22.04.18 02:48:12 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • I thought last night was a magnificent game, best vibe in stadium for years.It was a very hard game but the better side won in the end.
    Only sour note for me was the ex W.P wing on the flag constantly calling the very fair referees attention to any minor transgression,especially Nkosi disallowed try, which Jackson had awarded.

  • Comment 302, posted at 22.04.18 10:18:55 by The hound Reply
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  • Before that Solomons scored what I and most of the guys around me from our viewpoint right above the try thought was a knock on at the grounding,Seconds was right there but signalled to the ref that it was fair.Watching on TV later the single angle of that try from behind in which his body shields the knock.
    Why oh why do the Sharks constantly allow ourselves to be cheated.There is no fucken way that a W.P wing should be allowed to officiate in a Stormers game.
    Added to that the Super sport in studio team of Mallet ex Province coach Shitmange current W.p coachman field with Jean de Villiers ex Stormers captain and fat head Kempson Shark hater of note, the decks are stacked against us.
    Do yourself a favour and watch that game again with the sound off and you will be very surprised as how different exciting the game was.

  • Comment 303, posted at 22.04.18 10:27:42 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 303) : don’t forget the whole English commentary team!!! At one point they credited RdP jnr for a Stormers conversion and when Big Top scored it was given to PSDT!?!?!?

  • Comment 304, posted at 22.04.18 10:48:57 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 304) : That was Owen Nkumane. He regularly gets players names mixed up

  • Comment 305, posted at 22.04.18 11:14:08 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 303) : JdV was actually pretty decent. It was Kempson who was going on and on.

  • Comment 306, posted at 22.04.18 11:15:32 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 303) : Take off the tin foil hat and open the other eye old boy. :lol:

    When you lot take over this site you should change the name to alltheofficialsareouttogetus.co.za

    Or just everyoneisouttogetus.com

    :lol:

  • Comment 307, posted at 22.04.18 12:43:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 307) : Did you know that since he left the Sharks the almighty PSDT has not once beaten the Sharks.He never played in last years CC final. I think its now 5 games
    The look on his face as he once more trudged off defeated was worth the price of the season ticket

  • Comment 308, posted at 22.04.18 12:56:37 by The hound Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 306) : JdeV commentary is like his playing, bland ,boring and instantly forgettable.

  • Comment 309, posted at 22.04.18 12:58:15 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 308) : Did not know that. Good to see you following his career so closely. :smile:

  • Comment 310, posted at 22.04.18 13:30:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 301) : Which is the change we had been campaigning for, for a few weeks now cause paul seems like the closest thing we have to the departed EO, 4 that brings bulk and grunt.

    And this is from me whose a big fan of botha, hyron andrews, and Lewies

    PS Droste and Gideon promising youngsters in their own right

  • Comment 311, posted at 22.04.18 16:00:40 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 307) : hahaha great stuff!!!

  • Comment 312, posted at 22.04.18 19:46:56 by JD Reply
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