I’m a believer

Written by Craig Lewis (crlew)

Posted in :Admin, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 29 Sep 2008 at 21:19

So three months after the Currie Cup got underway, the Sharks are top of the pops and looking more than capable of ending a 12-year trophy-winning drought. Isn’t that good to see? Yes, their performance wasn’t particularly flash over the weekend, but few would argue that they are still hot favourites to lift the Cup on October 25.

I remember how the general feeling after that dismal loss to the Cheetahs in Bloem was one of, ‘Jeez, the Sharks are looking nothing like a Currie Cup winning side’. Well what a difference a few weeks can make.

The Sharks are one hell of a side at the moment, and presently the talk of the town, but almost every fan I speak to is still extremely sceptical as to the whether the coastal franchise can get right what has gone wrong on so many occasions in the past.

I suspect though, that few Sharks sides of old had the desire and spirit that is so clear to see in this group. The current crop of players want this really badly, but the question still remains, will they get it?

Every sign seems to be a good one but what must be in the back of their minds and certainly mine, is that it just takes one bad game, and all the hard work of a long season can be undone.

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies experienced this to some degree in the World Cup and even the Sharks did last year when they lost to the Lions in the Currie Cup semi-final.

In fact, it doesn’t even have to be one bad game, it could be just a few minutes of poor decision-making or ill-fortune, as we saw in last year’s Super 14 final.

On that fateful day, the Sharks were deserving champions and as it stands, they would be the most worthy winners of this year’s Currie Cup.

So can this crop of players do the business, I believe they can and will. Do you?


  • Who be the writer of this article? But yeah, I think they will. Somehow…

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.09.08 22:43:41 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • [email protected]Silver Fox (Comment 1) : crlew

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.09.08 23:27:55 by just blackshark Reply
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  • I can understand why a lot of fellow Sharkies have adopted the ‘lets wait and see strategy’ as a form of protection. We’ve been here so many times before. I’m certain that we are all still believers…just that some are more reserved than others. SHARKS!

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.09.08 23:40:37 by just blackshark Reply
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  • I say yes, I believe in my Sharks 100%. I’d be heart broken again if it doesn’t happen this year.

    You just had to bring up “THAT GAME” didn’t you.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.09.08 23:49:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 1) :

    The writer is none other than our own “crlew”.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.09.08 23:52:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I am also a believer!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh and for the WP, Lion, Cheetah and Bull fans out there we won’t laugh at you if you are also believers. 😛

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.09.08 23:54:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Don’t forget to wear those Jesus t-shirts, all you believers.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.09.08 03:08:42 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 7) : Totally uncalled for old chap…..

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.09.08 05:19:28 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Im a Believer, not a trace of doubt in my mind… 😀 (and every year befor this one.. 😉 )

    Seriously…I cannot wait to see our guys lifting the trophy… 😀

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.09.08 07:46:47 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • and then I saw her face … 😛

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.09.08 08:33:57 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 10) :

    Now I’m a believer…!! Thanks CSB!!! We can do with all the support! 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.09.08 08:37:48 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I believe and I pray for MENTAL strengh , because the physical and the talent is surely there.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.09.08 08:41:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 10) : Hehehe, good one.

    @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 11) : Are you also 14 carat gold? Gordon Lightfoot… 🙂

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.09.08 08:43:01 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 13) :

    I certainly Hope so! 😉

    @Pokkel (Comment 12) :

    I NEVER pray for strenght… might just kill my poor husband.. 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.09.08 08:46:07 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 14) : The question here was more ” do you know the song ” 🙄

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.09.08 08:50:30 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 15) :

    Yes…hence my reply…theres a part…”be as cool as ice”… 😉

    And Dont roll your foxy eyes at me…I might just really pray for strenght! 😈

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.09.08 08:51:56 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 16) : 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.09.08 08:57:54 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 17) :

    Now what you laughing at?? Did I misunderstood the question again?? 😎 😕

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.09.08 09:01:25 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : No, you’re comment was priceless. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.09.08 09:04:33 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 15) : @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 16) :

    sure you two aren’t married.. 😉

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.09.08 09:10:16 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • I am not a believer, 12 years and numerous finals indicate the Sharks prefer coming in second. The record speaks for itself.

    Sorry sharkies

    Then again they are better than the stripped clowns who spend the last three matches desperately trying to qualify for something that shouldn’t even be in the frame so to speak

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.09.08 09:16:23 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 19) :

    When you say “priceless”…I know i have hit the make my name gat jackpot ….again! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.09.08 09:16:27 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 20) :

    poligamy has not been passed in the High Court… 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.09.08 09:18:33 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 20) : 😯 😯

    @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 22) : No, this time it is for real. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.09.08 09:20:26 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • I’ll believe it when I see it. 😈

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.09.08 09:46:27 by McLovin Reply

  • @Sauce (Comment 21) : as much as I hate to agree with that… I’m also going to believe it when Johann and Smittie have one hand each on the cup

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.09.08 10:12:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Me too. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.09.08 10:21:17 by klempie Reply

  • Tell you what, if you had TG still with the Sharks doing his thing, I would have been a believer too.

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.09.08 10:24:10 by MorneN Reply
  • @MorneN (Comment 28) : Whered he go?

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.09.08 10:31:05 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 29) :

    Dunno, after Dick left he too apparently had to go.

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.09.08 10:36:29 by MorneN Reply
  • All streaks…including losing streaks…are meant to be broken.

    Take them SHARKS!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.09.08 11:13:59 by just blackshark Reply

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