Ludeke’s second vote of confidence – the end is nigh

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super 14 on 9 Apr 2008 at 09:10

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has emerged from a crisis meeting at Loftus hanging on to his job by the skin of his teeth. Bulls CEO Barend van Graan and Union President Boet Fick have given Ludeke his second “vote of confidence” in just 6 weeks.

Ludeke was called in to explain the defending champions’ current log position (they are second last after 8 games) and to “take accountability” for the disastrous tour of the Antipodes, which saw the Pretoria team go winless overseas for the first time in 6 seasons. The meeting apparently ended amicably with smiles and backslaps all round, but one can’t help the feeling that Frans will soon be starting to wonder which one of his allies is holding the knife.

Eddie Jones has reluctantly rolled into town to do a three day ambulance job, but the sentiment at Lofuts (reading between the lines) is that if they give Ludeke enough rope, he will have hanged himself well and truly by the close of the Super 14 and they can start their process of finding a proper coach and building for 2009.

This year is already a lost cause for the Bulls.


  • ‘This year is already a lost cause for the Bulls.’

    And i’m loving every minute of it… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.04.08 09:23:40 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
  • can’t say I’m hating it overly.

    Kind of hope they beat the Canes, though… keep the chasing pack away. It would certainly do the Stormers a big favour

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.04.08 09:32:07 by robd'ylan Reply
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  • I think they will beat the Canes up… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.04.08 09:40:07 by blackshark Reply

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  • You gotta feel for the likes of Du Preez and a few others playing under this plonker, reckon Fourie would do a better job coaching and playing.

    That said its kind of sweet to see the arrogance in Tshwane evaporate week by week.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.04.08 09:46:06 by Sauce Reply
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  • This guy should never have got the job.

    I do, however, feel that they’ll beat the Canes this week… Habana has this ability to get the players around him to play as well.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.04.08 09:48:34 by Ghost10 (YNWA) Reply

  • Ghost – I’m waiting for your predictions before I make mine, swaer ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.04.08 10:01:28 by robd'ylan Reply
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  • Let’s hope they at least thump the Tah’s and Canes for us…

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.04.08 10:04:42 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Will get them to u tomorrow morning, Rob… Thanks for doing the predictions last week for me, btw

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.04.08 10:34:39 by Ghost10 (YNWA) Reply

  • BBC should appoint Chester as head coach

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.04.08 10:43:11 by Kal-El (ISDP) Reply

  • Kal…let me guess…I Smaak Durban Poison?

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.04.08 10:48:00 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • ISDP?

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.04.08 10:48:05 by robd'ylan Reply
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  • I See Dead People?

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.04.08 10:48:56 by robd'ylan Reply
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  • I see dead people :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.04.08 10:49:57 by Kal-El (ISDP) Reply

  • you’re go’od

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.04.08 10:50:33 by Kal-El (ISDP) Reply

  • what’s wi’th th’e “‘”

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.04.08 10:53:10 by Kal-El (ISDP) Reply

  • we are doing it in tribute to ‘Epeli Taione… and countless other island players who have way cool apostrophe’s in their names.

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.04.08 10:54:56 by robd'ylan Reply
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  • The ” ‘ ” is “way cool….ask Rob’D… ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜Ž


    Kalโ€ฆlet me guessโ€ฆI Smaak Durban Poison?
    09.04.08 10:48:00 – blackshark (YNWA) blackshark (YNWA)

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.04.08 10:55:43 by I'ce Reply
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  • I really hope they keep Ludeke. Another year of watching them get the crap kicked out of them would be great.

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.04.08 10:56:49 by billy Reply

  • Afrikaans is dit ‘n Afkappings teken, maar in New Zealands beteken dit afkopstamp!

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.04.08 10:57:14 by Kal-El (ISDP) Reply

  • 09.04.08 10:56:49 – billy

    Ditto!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    09.04.08 10:57:14 – Kal-El (ISDP) – no wonder the poor bloke got confused!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.04.08 11:02:53 by I'ce Reply
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  • Make that D’Urban P’Oison and we’ve got a deal ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.04.08 11:04:17 by Kal-El (ISDP) Reply

  • So where are these dead people?

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.04.08 11:13:22 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • So where are these dead people?
    09.04.08 11:13:22 – blackshark (YNWA)

    Watching the Bulls playing

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.04.08 11:17:39 by Ollie Reply

  • They could BE the boels playing :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.04.08 11:20:17 by Kal-El (ISDP) Reply

  • That too. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.04.08 11:24:33 by Ollie Reply

  • lets look at it from FL view point, last year the bulls gave points away at Moftus Persveld to the Sharks and 2 other teams only, they are banking on that this year the same will happen, me thinks not so they will bleed somemore on the grass of Moftus this year then there will be no more excuses for FL and “we will take full points in our remaining games” Tick Tock Tick Tock for FL

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.04.08 16:34:19 by barend Reply


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