Back to the future

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 2 Mar 2010 at 01:23
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Let’s allow ourselves to do a spot of crystal ball gazing, just for a minute or two. Rumours are rife that should the current run of bad form continue, Sharks coach John Plumtree may find himself without a job on return from New Zealand. Both of the men whose names are being whispered as possible replacements have coached the Sharks in the past.

Both of them have coached the Boks too and while Jake White – who is probably the most obvious guy to be linked to the Sharks, since he is currently “without portfolio” and tends to get linked to every vacant coaching job from the Jeppe 4ths up – may have won the World Cup, it is the other candidate who has the more impressive Super Rugby pedigree.

Yes, folks, I’m talking about Rudolf Straeuli, our beloved Commercial Director and the man credited with single-handedly destroying the good name of Springbok rugby during 2003. All of the Bok shenanigans notwithstanding, one can’t really discount the big fella’s Sharks coaching record, which will tell you that he has reached the final every time he has coached the Sharks throughout an entire campaign. Strools took over as head coach just before the 2000 Currie Cup, after a Super 12 campaign under Hugh Reece-Edwards that saw the Sharks finish stone last. A little-realised fact is that Jake White was Reece-Edwards’ assistant for that campaign and the two clashed badly – adding further to the unhappiness in the squad caused by an upstart hooker and prop who wanted things all their own way (see where I’m going with this?) While Reece was fired, White was again assistant to Straeuli in the Currie Cup, but grew increasingly more frustrated as he felt that the coach didn’t value his input. In short, the two couldn’t work together. Remember that fact – it’s important! Straeuli went on to reach the finals of the Currie Cup in 2000, as well as both the Super 12 and Currie Cup finals in 2001. The 2001 Super 12 was an amazing turnaround; the Sharks gained an amazing 11 log positions within the course of a single season – surely a record.

Looking at the current setup, we see that Reece-Edwards is again very much in the picture – at the behest of Brian zan Zyl and the board, we assume. We also know that Straeuli is van Zyl’s right-hand man and it is the two of them who currently pull all of the strings in Sharks rugby. Jake White is a bit of a difficult chap to handle at the best of times, regardless of how successful he has been and showed last year when supposedly turning the Lions into a Currie Cup force that he doesn’t always have all the answers and is not necessarily capable of performing miracles overnight. He doesn’t get on with Straeuli and he can’t work with Reece-Edwards, so unless the board do something truly unexpected and throw out the whole lot of them, I reckon the chances of Jake White getting involved with the Sharks in any capacity in the near term are virtually zero.

When it comes to Straeuli, it’s not so clear cut. My gut feel is that he is finished with coaching – at least at the higher levels – and seems far more in-his-element wheeling and dealing behind the scenes. He has been quite successful coaching and managing the junior teams, though and certainly seems to have a better rapport with the younger players than he does with the seniors. That said, if a caretaker coach is needed to guide the team through to the end of the Super 14, before appointing someone “for the future” when the Currie Cup starts, then I for one don’t think Straeuli would be as bad as everybody seems to expect. The Sharks have forgotten how to play rugby under Plumtree and maybe a coach who is a stickler for the basics might just be able to get the team to do a few things right – basics like scrumming, tackling, passing and the like.

All just speculation, of course and you should by no means take this as any sign that I like Straeuli any more than I used to. Just wondering if he could possibly do a worse job right now. What do you think?


  • he he…. the fun is going to start in about 5 hours when people start reading this 🙂 Don’t all spit coffee all over your keyboards!

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.03.10 01:33:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well I said it last year and this year, I don’t rate Plumtree and in my opinion, the difference between the potential this team has and their results is in the coaching. I think by the time this Sharks tour is over, the knives will be out for Plumtree.

    Jake White for me would be a good choice, but I’d be interested in seeing if Straeuli has learnt from the past. I think he has. Look at Ludeke now, I was calling for his head in 2008, but he has impressed me immensely by his willingness to learn from his mistakes and now has the confidence to lead rather than follow. Straeuli is a strong enough man to do the same.

    I still think Brian van Zyl should go to. He’s been there long enough, and whilst he doesn’t coach the side, a change would be welcome.

    Personally I’d also like to see an injection of youth, and a shake-up of this Sharks side with a view to the future.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.03.10 02:44:03 by sanjaydeva Reply

  • I don,t even know wat to say to this ,but knowing the shark executives this will prob happen.I doubt jake white will even take a job with the sharks unless he gets a position above rudolf other than that it makes little sense for him to coach the sharks his got offered more lucrative offers then a job where he has to answer to rudolf.The shark executives are idiots not brain dead (I could be proven wrong) but giving rudolf a job is a PR nightmare and more of a disttraction for a team thats already in trouble and sinking futher(as I said though I prob will be proven wrong).Here the hell is what needs to be done ,we need a director of rugby 2 oversee all rugby matters at the sharks from age group to sharks academy (and the sharks academy can,t really claim to have found and developed any talent ,all the players were just registered there ,its not like the sharks academy really helped any of them )We need one person recruiting players at every level so that we have a sharks brand of rugby ,every player knows so they can fit where ever rudolf there can be no good that comes form him being around children no good I tell you.In the mean time and between time give sean everit the sharks intern position if plumtree gets fired in the middle of the super 14 ,might as well give him go ,did well with the bulls vodacom cup team.and for god sakes if theres now flyhalf they trust within the sharks structures then they should bring back frans steyn his bound to want to come back to south africa before the world cup and leave frans at flyhalf so he can develop we not exaclty doing well now, ao I few ups and downs can,t make it worse

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.03.10 03:05:33 by zvision10 Reply

  • Oh and fire brain van zyl if thats possible ,seems like sharks rugby is a dictatorship under him and a bad one at that .I spit in the face of brain van zyl

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.03.10 03:11:35 by zvision10 Reply

  • I dont think strools is the answer, we need to think outside of the box

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.03.10 06:57:28 by war1 Reply
  • Geez zvision, thems fightin words!!! What did he do to you in a past life? Anyway frans is currently earning the entire sharks wage bill on his own, and funny how many peoople say bring him back after slagging him off so badly in the past. Just like last year john smit was a hero, now everyine reckons its time to retire??? Some fans have very short memories.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.03.10 07:00:37 by Baldrick Reply

  • Agree that Plumtree has to go. A backline and loose trio with such potential and we’ve scored 44 points and 1 try in 3 games. Boils down to one person I am afraid. Replacement? Jake took 4 years to grow the Springboks, he can’t change this over night.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.03.10 07:16:11 by deanoelsch Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 6) : I disagree about Smit. He shouldn’t retire. He should just play hooker. Bismark isn’t that good to justify Smit out of position. Smit is a better scrumming hooker than BDP anyway! Bismark for the bench!

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.03.10 07:18:46 by deanoelsch Reply

  • i am surprised how unaffected i am to all this rubbish. i really couldn’t give a hoot what happens to the sharks. maybe my pessimism has paid off. i expected so i am not surprised. a great marketing team doesn’t make a great rugby team.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.03.10 07:19:32 by try time Reply

  • if we get rid of van zyl, what is the next palooka going to be like? well hopefully it will be someone that can clean the admin up. nothing runs smoothly in the kznru offices. everyone has their own agenda and very few guys work together. so if that is admin, why should the players?

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.03.10 07:26:38 by try time Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 6) : i agree i have never understood how fickle john smit’s fans are. he is not the player letting the team down. the forwards are the only players carrying the team at the moment. and i would like to ask again, with such a loose forward line up, and ryan always in the backline, why not move him there permenantly.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.03.10 08:06:02 by try time Reply

  • Outside the box?

    Well you guys do not have to go very far outside the Box.

    In fact, just look at a guy who is sitting on the edge of the box…

    Your VC coach.

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.03.10 08:09:10 by Morné Reply
  • I commented similar the other day. Looks like that thread was nuked?

    Stroodle in as an ambulance job short term, with Sean Everitt as assistant. Players that wont be at the Sharks next season, should also be given the heave-ho. As we’re about Currie Cup ’10 and next season now. As you say, he will drill them and have the basics in place at a minimum. Which is better than what we currently have.

    Having an oke the senior players fear, who has direct control over contracts. Should do wonders for motivation also. Which seems a bit lacking from a few at the moment.

    I don’t really want Jake White … I think he did great damage with his short money driven stint at the Lions. Eloff getting the sack, Jake’s boet coming in, half the squad leaving, the performance against the British Lions … then he just left.

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.03.10 08:23:42 by Os Reply

  • @Morné (Comment 12) : well, its no secret that im a big fan of his, but i believe we have a real chance of winning the vodacom cup and that team should not be disrupted like that. I would be more than happy to see him coach the currie cup team

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.03.10 08:29:42 by war1 Reply
  • What is todd louden doing nowadays? He would get my out of the box vote

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.03.10 08:30:29 by war1 Reply
  • BWAHAHAHA! Rob you`ve got to be kidding. But hey you certainly got a reaction!

    Sure it`s true White won`t want to work with the sharks current plonkers, but White might be worth more to us than all of them put together.

    So get rid of Hugh, well we probably won`t even notice since last I heard his input is of such little value he didn`t even MAKE THE TOUR. Forward a little DCM to Straeuli and Plum and give White carte blanche to appoint his own management around him.

    Look desperate times calls for desperate measures.

    If they appoint Straeuli head coach there will be a marked improvement I have no doubt. . . in airticket sales to the UK.

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.03.10 08:33:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) :
    “give White carte blanche to appoint his own management around him.

    Look desperate times calls for desperate measures. ”

    This is exactly what the Lions did. Jake White did his audit. Loffie Eloff was sacked as a result. Hans Coetzee took temporary charge, a coach Jake had coached with in the mid 90s at school level. As a result, half the squad left. There were issues in the team on the eve of the British Lions match, due to the treatment of Eloff and then they were humped. Jake collected his pay slip and left.

    Luckily they got Dick Muir. Or else they would have been well up shit creek. Me thinks SARU may have played a role here, them having Dick’s contract and all.

    This is the relevant experience. The actual real life example of what happened when Jake White got involved with a union as you want him to. Not world cups or the Boks, just as I don’t think Straeuli’s Bok/world cup, track record should come into it. He isn’t as good a coach as Mallett or White, at national level, but he has out performed both at provincial level coaching and running a union.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.03.10 08:45:02 by Os Reply

  • Interesting article. I do agree that the Sharks need another coach, maybe it is a bit late for the Super 14, but hopefully the currie cup will be more of a “winner” for us. I am not giving up on the Sharks, they can still rise above surely ❓ As for who will be a better coach, I think I am siding with Straeuli. I have no time for Jake White.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.03.10 08:46:52 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • As for all the Sharks fans out there, let’s stop bickering about our team and rather think positively. John Smit still has alot of life left in him and he is not the one to blame for our losses, the entire team is to blame, plus the coach, blame cannot be placed on one person.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.03.10 08:48:11 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • At least Straeuli coaches his sides to do the basics. The Sharks may then go forward and run straight.
    Surely that is not that hard to coach?

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.03.10 08:48:46 by sanjaydeva Reply

  • guys, you need to be a little realistic about things. White won’t get a job with the Sharks right now and to promote Sean to Super 14 coach too fast will ruin him

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.03.10 08:54:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Os (Comment 17) : But did White actually coach the Lions or was he just an advisor?

    If White is appointed as head coach with the support he wants around him he`ll make us proud.

    I think our supposed bokke might actually perform again if White coach them. Do you seriously think John Smit would stick around with Straeuli?

    Ag, bottom line it doesn`t matter what we say here, the sharks will just do what they want anyway and we`ll have to live with it.

    @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 18) : I had high hopes for the CC as well but then it hit me, with their current form these same players would play for us in the CC. There won`t be a lot of bok call ups from the sharks, which was our saving grace last year . . . so we might be in for more of the same in the CC 😯

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.03.10 08:58:39 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Look unless you guys plan to totally clean house White is a bad idea.

    He is a great idea if you are completely overhauling things at the Sharks which I am not saying should not happen, but I just feel it is not the right time for it to happen – perhaps after the 2011 Super 15 (and WC when a lot of seniors will disappear).

    You have more than capable guys within the Sharks structures to turn things around. Do not bring guys in that does not know or fit into this culture, things might just get worse.

    Plum’s heart imo is not longer there and this could be the biggest reason for what is going on.

    Get Sharks guys to sort Sharks issues out.

    Tell Plum thanks for his services, part ways on good terms and get Strools and Sean to look after the Sharks till the end of 2010 and then re-asses.

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.03.10 09:05:19 by Morné Reply
  • And if certain ego’s are not happy to work under Sean, show them the door too.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.03.10 09:06:42 by Morné Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :
    Muir went from Pirates and Tukkies to the Sharks, mid season after Putt was booted. Is Sean’s experience really so different?

    My only concern would be that it would put unnecessary pressure on him when/if he gets a full time gig. That the results could be held against him, and make that first full CC/S15, a lot harder.

    Which is why I would rather have Stroodle to take the fall. As I doubt he will care what people think of him and he will do his utmost to prepare for the next guy. How would the old men of the team take it? Indeed who is left from that era? John/Stefan/Adi/Deon … that’s it? They’re out numbered. 😆

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.03.10 09:07:40 by Os Reply

  • @try time (Comment 11) : So you suggest we move Kankow to Nick Koster er Odwa`s place?

    Well it might mean more pace on the wing for us 😈

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.03.10 09:08:54 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Thinking out the box. John Smit stops playing and starts coaching…..oh I forgot he’s got a new SB contract till 2011….but I think he could be a great coach, he’s seen enough coaching style’s to now what works and what doesn’t (with some help) and he will be a great man-manager.

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.03.10 09:26:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • it’s amazing that jake white has managed to con the whole of south africa into thinking he has the secret patent of “putting structures in place” 😀

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.03.10 09:26:56 by Megatron Reply

  • I reckon put Ryan at 12 and Keegan at 13. Play Deysel, Botes and Alberts at loose forward.

    Those guys would all perform a great job, and who knows, they can’t do any worse than we are now.

    Adi and Waylon are both number 13s, and Waylon, as much as I hate to say it, has either no form or no confidence. Either way, he is not running straight and that’s what we need.

    I watched the Sharks 15 on Friday night, Mark Richards on the wing might be small, but he’s bloody good. Stemmet is a good bet for the future.

    Everitt is a great bet for the future, he should ahve remained in the coaching mix after 2008. But sometimes it;s not good enough to be an assistant coach. Maybe Plum is an excellent 2IC?

    He and Dick worked so well together.

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.03.10 09:27:11 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 22) : So sad to think that for a few years we were one of the top teams and have now fallen to the bottom, the Sharks were never a good team and then they suddenly improved and most of the bokke were Sharks. Something must surely be able to be done? Even the Cheetahs who were always bottom of the log improved, as did the Griquas (my home team), but the Sharks went downhill, this problem has to be addressed and a solution has to come forth!!!

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.03.10 09:30:27 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • spoke with a good friend last night. He`s got a few contacts at the Sharks, as he is also involved as a “fisio” of one of the Varsity cup teams. According to them the rift at the sharks at the moment is between the senior players. Even more so between the Forwards. (the dup`s and Smit`s if you catch my drift… And with players sideing with their particular friends…) More or less the same as it was with Luke Watson at the stormers. now to be perfectly honest with you guys, how do you coach if there is internal politics going on?? I was the first one to say that Plum must go, but to be in his shoes, u can coach all you like, if the players dont WANT to play, how do you force them. Plum tried the up-and-under game against the cheetahs and chiefs. now, that could be an effective gameplan IF you chase well. if you are not motivated to play, you chase half heartedly, so the gameplan is ineffective… I`m not sideing with plum here, his also at fault, but if the players wont run through fire for each other, then this is the first crack in the Sharks as we knew it, and pretty impossble side to coach… and we can expect a few more losses this season.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.03.10 10:16:40 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 31) :

    His responsibility to send the players packing then if he cant get them to play along in the sandpit.

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.03.10 10:21:54 by Morné Reply
  • @VanWilder (Comment 31) : In that case it`s easy!

    Obviously the choice is between the WORLD CUP WINNING CAPTAIN and two brothers.

    Well what have the brothers done for us? Our scrum might be the worst in the competition at the moment with them playing and then forcing Smit out of position . . .


    I`m happy to have Burden on the bench and start Deon at tighthead. We still won`t have the best scrum but by removing the rift in the sharks we can go places again . . .

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.03.10 10:22:55 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 31) : Well then surely the players must be sent back to SA and some new, young, keen players should take their place? There are alot of younger players who are very amped to play for their team and do some TEAMPLAY!!!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.03.10 10:25:25 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 33) : my personal opinion is that Rudolf or Plum was under pressure to keep Bis as we have lost a few big names over the pas few years, and the call from the supporters was that Bis should stay at any cost. AND that in a years time john will retire, then Bis should have free roam at hooker. so in a way they were playing for time. (jannie is just a package deal… Buy Bis and get Jannie and 2 penalties a game extra…)

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.03.10 10:28:11 by VanWilder Reply

  • I personally feel that it is time the Sharks bought some Bulls and Stormers players, hell, even buy some Cheetahs, they are doing better than us.

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.03.10 10:30:55 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 35) : Well those brothers can thank their lucky stars I don`t live in Dbn so can`t go to the games.

    Remember I was one of the instigators who started Lucky Luke`s boo`s on Newlands 👿
    Maybe you guys over there should start doing that . .. then again it would be disruptive for the whole team. I didn`t really care about that here since I`m not a Storm Saam gang member 😆

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.03.10 10:39:27 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 34) : i agree. i think this thing has been coming for quite some time. remember how well the Sharks did without their springboks in last years currie cup? those few guys weren`t lacking motivation. and the same with the vodacom cup side…

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.03.10 10:48:01 by VanWilder Reply

  • i really dont know who`s at fault, if its the dups, or smit or who ever is making the rift between the players, but i do think it should be adressed somehow.

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.03.10 10:56:04 by VanWilder Reply

  • I don’t think changing coach will do the team any good at the moment. If they do, do it currie cup time. I agree with rob, rudolf is not as bad as everyone thinks, he has done some great things. I feel if younger players respond to him, then the senior players should too. BVZ has his great moments and his bad, but lets not forget that he really emphasized the need for a academy. Which is still producing promising players. Do not give up on our resources aas of yet, there is still a ways to go till the end of the super 14. I still have a feeling we will see some really good stuff from this team in this tournament. Like johan muller has said “it is not over till the last round!” I see John bringing riaan in at inside and moving adi to outside; for the purpose of getting some go forward before flinging wide. Deysel to come back and kankow for the bench, alberts to play 8. Once again if we have a scrum that is not going forward alberts will assist in making sure we don’t go back even further. Deysel also needs to carry up some ball for us. Kankow as impact for last 20, tahs will feel some jetlag. Halfback situation is tough to call, ruan gives us faster service,(maybe ruan on the bench considering his real lack of passion and commitment currently), whereas kockett is kicking very well, weather Goode has the ability to take the kicks consistently is still a question that has to be answered. John might move back to 2 this week, due to the fact that ben robinson is at 1, but personally i would say John must just hold tight even if he goes back, just don’t give away penalties. Bismarks work rate will be needed and Alberts will help at the back of the scrum. I feel the tahs game will be close, lets just hope weather is good. If we can build phases in their half rather than on the halfway, oppurtunities will eventually present themselves. My Prediction despite the negative press, Sharks by 3-5 points.

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.03.10 10:56:05 by JJR Reply
  • maybe we should phone sir alex and find out what it takes to keep a squad full of talented players happy with game time and other politics… 😀 his the MASTER!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.03.10 10:58:58 by VanWilder Reply

  • @Os (Comment 25) : Just to bring some clairty to your statement Yes Muir did however for the first couple of months he had a Mentor who often ran the practices and sorted out the problems
    Dick took over on the wednesday night-i was there- and was the figurehead “coach” Mac did everything for the first few games and Dick leaned on him. Came saturday and sharks beat the brumbies with Ruan and Solly both playing the game of their lives. not bad for 2 days worht of coaching
    the big thing that dick brought to the sharks and now to the lions is trust your instincts and play what is in front of you. It won more games than it lost
    Maybe its time to revert to those tactics

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.03.10 11:25:09 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 38) : Too true, they did well UNTIL the bok players came back and then it was downhill again. I think we need that exact team playing right now. They had team spirit at least ❗ And as you said, the motivation to win, unfortunately the guys at the moment seemed to have lost all spirit and motivation, they not playing like a team anymore, they are playing like individuals.

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.03.10 11:28:50 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @JJR (Comment 40) : good call if Goode runs straight and not across the field then we will win it Ruan needs to play 2nd game back after injury is always the worst you play so i would play him again this week and make him run straight take the ball over the gain line

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.03.10 11:28:54 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 43) : i`m starting to think that, to be a good coach, you need to be able to motivate your players more, than u need to be tactical. look at PdV. He gets the best out of his players, cause he gave them a good, happy enviroment. in the week before a test match, on supersport blitz or any video material u see, the guys are having a good time making jokes. The point i`m trying to make is… Pdv makes it fun for his players. to enjoy rugby again. and take a look at the bulls. its like a family there…

    u dont get that idea from the sharks…

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.03.10 11:48:07 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 45) : I totally agree – the Bulls are playing like a TEAM, a happy team, the Sharks have shown no team effort, no fun, no smiles, no happiness. The Sharks have basically lost their spark completely and it saddens me to say that 🙁

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.03.10 12:02:54 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 46) : i really do hope we can turn it around. We are for all money out of a semi, but we could still help the bulls and stormers in their quest for home semi`s. Actually we should take the stance that we have nothing to lose, and give the ball air!

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.03.10 12:07:37 by VanWilder Reply

  • @Fattmann (Comment 42) : Yep, that’s why I would have Straeuli as head, with Sean under him. Mac could do it just as well I suppose. But Mac seems like the friendly grandpa, this lot seem like they need the horrible uncle to force them together a bit. Soft touch is failing at the moment.

    Wish we just had Dick Muir back, he is a Mac MK2. But we don’t.

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.03.10 12:12:54 by Os Reply

  • Hey guys!my view on who we should get in! I honestly think if we could get either of these two coaches i would be over the eddie jones or david nucifora. They both aussie but they both have the ability to make our backline the best in the world and score tries out of nothing!we will prob need a good assistant forwards coach but i think one of these two would be the ultimate,wat do u guys think

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.03.10 12:14:31 by Neil.watson Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 47) : Umm, help the Bulls you mean. Stormers won’t reach the semis.

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.03.10 12:17:32 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Van Wilder for the Cheetahs match I sat in a box with some “lecturers” from the Academy and the one said the exact oposite, that the unhappiness was not amongst the forwards but amongst the backs and the coach. What you say, now is that its with the forwards, which is worrying ’cause to me that sais that the unhappiness is all round! To me it really looked like it was really the backs as they look unmotivated, have no flair and are slow to chase kicks while the forwards are working (I have not had the guts to watch the replays so I base all on what I can see at the stadium) that would have been easier, bring in a good back line coach and its sorted, but, what you say now has thrown me into even a more gloomy mood 😥

    I am trying to get hold of this chap to see if he is willing to write an article for Sharksworld or to write to Rob, as he thinks I have made him up – I am a Bissie fan – I have left a message on the box’s owner’s phone hopefully I get it right it would be quite interesting to have an insider’s side.

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.03.10 12:18:50 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 26) : ryan has made more breaks than any other backline player so far this season. and he hangs out there so give him the job permanently.

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.03.10 12:25:03 by try time Reply

  • @rhineshark (Comment 50) : Hi there. Why do you think the Stormers will not make it?

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.03.10 12:26:35 by diablo Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 29) : hey for once we agree. great idea.

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.03.10 12:27:07 by try time Reply

  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 51) : thats what i’ve been saying for a year now, the forwards are carrying the team, the backs aren’t doing their job.

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.03.10 12:28:32 by try time Reply

  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 51) : in the end, it doesnt matter where the rift starts, it is bound to ripple through the whole team and squad. Lets take office politics. You tend to make friends with a few at work, so if your mate Tim don`t get along with Trudy at the HR department, it has a ripple effect on the whole office, as your friends will stand by you. its the same with the team. Two influencial guys dont get along and it tend to happen. To blame the backs or the forwards would be unreasonable, as the whole team is playing like palookas.

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.03.10 12:36:02 by VanWilder Reply

  • @try time (Comment 55) : how can the backs do their job if the Sharks keep letting our influential backs go. Frans, Butch, barritt?

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.03.10 12:37:44 by VanWilder Reply

  • Give the coaching job to Deon Kayser, he have been long enough in the system, get Jerome Paarwater as forward coach, Balie Swart as scrum coach & technical advisor on forward play 😉

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.03.10 12:38:57 by Charlie Reply

  • I say also play lambie at fly half and i wouldnt keep the centre pairing,i would play riaan and i would drop adi,waylon is a born and bread shark and he is all round a better player but he needs a better 12 inside him! Riaan and waylon Are awesome on defence too. Play ruan at 9 and pat at ten,let pat take the kicks. I would Drop odwa and play mvovu,drop botes and play deysel. Drop bdp and play john and i would play herbst if he was on tour and not jannie.

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.03.10 12:40:07 by Neil.watson Reply

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  • @Neil.watson (Comment 59) : Any 12 will struggle with a poor 10, easy as pie 😉

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.03.10 12:43:36 by Charlie Reply

  • man, wish I weren’t in a meeting today

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.03.10 12:46:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 57) : Just to correct you Frans left because he was made an offer that he just could not refuse. His salary would have made him the highest paid rugby player in the land. He was also going nowhere with the Boks To refesh your memory he was on the bench not seeing his future as F/B He was even left out of the team after the news broke that he was going to france even though Jean was selected with PdV knowing he was on his way to Ireland

    Butch went to the UK on his own accord The sharks were prepared to offer him a contract but he wanted fresh challenges

    Barritt was drawn to the UK because of his heritage he would play for England The bok doors were closed for him

    When he signed Dick was still the coach

  • Comment 62, posted at 02.03.10 12:46:45 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 57) : if i was a player i would take the opportunity given to me. why would they sulk about players leaving and opening up spots for them. it is time for the backline to put up their hands and contribute or start chopping and start giving youngsters a shot.

  • Comment 63, posted at 02.03.10 12:56:37 by try time Reply

  • @Fattmann (Comment 62) : point taken. but still, how can u operate your backline if your best players keep on leaving? the problem i have with our backline is… no speed in the back three and no game breakers in the midfield. Once apon a time Adi was a gamebreaker, but he lost his form a bit. name me one backline player that can run a gap at the moment?

  • Comment 64, posted at 02.03.10 12:59:07 by VanWilder Reply

  • here is the sharks line up i would like to see on saturday.

    1 beast
    2 bismarck
    3 john
    4 johan
    5 sykes
    6 botes
    7 deysel
    8 alberts
    9 rory
    10 goode
    11 jp
    12 ryan
    13 adi
    14 mvovo
    15 lambie

    16 deon
    17 jannie
    18 wilhelm
    19 keegan
    20 ruan
    21 odwa
    22 stefan

  • Comment 65, posted at 02.03.10 13:01:55 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 65) : With Ryan @ 12 the outside backs will see no ball 😥

  • Comment 66, posted at 02.03.10 13:07:02 by Charlie Reply

  • @diablo (Comment 53) : They are perpetual underperformers. Just because JF and BH are there won’t change that.

    I reckon the semi contenders will be the Bulls, Saders, Canes and Chiefs. Basically the way they are on the log now.

  • Comment 67, posted at 02.03.10 13:19:17 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 65) : smit at 3 against Robinson?


    Brave some will say…..

    stupid others will say…

  • Comment 68, posted at 02.03.10 13:21:45 by grant10 Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 66) : are they seeing any ball now?

  • Comment 69, posted at 02.03.10 13:22:09 by try time Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 64) : i want to paint a picture for you fast ball from s/h long pass across the field to f/h who does the crab passes either behind him or hospital pass to whoever is outside him That is how we play
    When s/h to F/h direct quick pass F/h in space runs straight takes the gap and gets us over the gain line suddenly it can be halstead on the outside and he will be the game breaker

    that is how we used to play

  • Comment 70, posted at 02.03.10 13:25:11 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 68) : you suggest jannie is a better bet? so far john has proven equal to if not better than jannie. as long as our loose forwards assist in the scrums, we shouldn’t have a problem. this is another reason i would like to see ryan moved away from the scrum.

  • Comment 71, posted at 02.03.10 13:25:22 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 69) : Nope, ‘coz 10 plays soccer 😉

  • Comment 72, posted at 02.03.10 13:27:49 by Charlie Reply

  • @Fattmann (Comment 70) : on friday ruan was taking ball standing and then passing to centre, so by the time the centre got it the opposition defence was already on top of him and we lost 5 meters. we need a flyhalf to be running onto the ball. maybe ruan was shocked that rory was actually passing the ball that he didn’t know what to do.

  • Comment 73, posted at 02.03.10 13:28:13 by try time Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 72) : no see comment 73 for my reasoning why the outside backs aren’t seeing ball.

  • Comment 74, posted at 02.03.10 13:29:35 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 74) : That happens mos in soccer 😈

  • Comment 75, posted at 02.03.10 13:33:25 by Charlie Reply

  • Ou Pruimboom has been harvested and is past his prime, no need to wait till “boomplant dag” to get the new tree growing!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 02.03.10 13:34:44 by Volstruis Reply

  • GO SHARKS !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 77, posted at 02.03.10 13:35:18 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 77) : Ah something positive at last!!!! Love it 😀

  • Comment 78, posted at 02.03.10 13:38:31 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • volstruis i don’t know what you did to pee off the website. 😆

  • Comment 79, posted at 02.03.10 13:38:36 by try time Reply

  • @grant10 (Comment 68) : Smit should be there Previous meetings with robinson are even. Most tall props have problems with shorter stockier opponents Think Sheridan and BJ.
    But i think John to hooker and Jannie to T/H-because U19 hooker for tahs and having this front row will exploit the trip back from SA
    all change after 60 mins and speed up the game

  • Comment 80, posted at 02.03.10 13:38:50 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 71) : and so the cancer grows….now Ryan Kanko being blamed for the scrum as well….who next…Kockitt?
    Unless sharks man up and make the tough calls the losses going to mount and mount.

    Saw this coming after the CC loss semi loss last year. Denial not going to help…..but lets wait and see the team.

    My bets….no smit at 3.

  • Comment 81, posted at 02.03.10 13:39:06 by grant10 Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 78) : and what were my last few comments. nothing negative in them. 🙄

  • Comment 82, posted at 02.03.10 13:39:22 by try time Reply

  • @Fattmann (Comment 80) : even??

    All 3 tests we were under huge pressure….and the tahs Sharks game at Durban was a turbo reverse special.

    But hey….its your team…

    so be it.

  • Comment 83, posted at 02.03.10 13:40:51 by grant10 Reply

  • @try time (Comment 82) : Not you, but the rest of us…. I agree GO SHARKS!!!!!

  • Comment 84, posted at 02.03.10 13:40:52 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @grant10 (Comment 81) : no there isn’t any blame, just a little bit of logic. who is better behind a weak scrum, alberts or ryan? alberts obviously, the guy is stronger and has had good experience behind a weak pack and has done well. if you remember the eoyt how poor our scrum was because of johnson being put in. the eighthman has to have his head up 2’s butt until the ball is out.

  • Comment 85, posted at 02.03.10 13:45:49 by try time Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 84) : i know, it is actually shocking it isn’t me. i am usually the first to be negative and peed off.

  • Comment 86, posted at 02.03.10 13:46:51 by try time Reply

  • @grant10 (Comment 83) : that is called selective memory of a few scrums in a game I have the games on disk if you want to see them Only time in tests we went backwards is when bakkies went off and bekker came on Sharks game in Durban i dont recall a turbo reverse other than when we were 1 man down
    Question for you IF what you say is correct why would a person of intergrity-John Smit- stay in the position and place his team in a hole?
    when it would be easier to call it quits having achieved everything the game has to offer-excluding the S14 of course

  • Comment 87, posted at 02.03.10 13:48:30 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 86) : I am normally the positive one, I always BELIEVE in the Sharks, but this time there are just too many things going wrong, but I still wear my Sharks clothing with respect and high hopes

  • Comment 88, posted at 02.03.10 13:49:08 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • I have asked this question before but got no reply, maybe someone on here can help me. What is the difference between last man standing and fantasy leaugue and who do I bet on in round 4? I have no idea what I am doing on that site 😳

  • Comment 89, posted at 02.03.10 13:50:37 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 89) : don’t start. you are too far behind. lms is just about choosing a winner for the weekend. fantasy is a whole squad selection thing. i actually think lms is closed as you have to be in it for all games.

  • Comment 90, posted at 02.03.10 13:55:21 by try time Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 77) : 😯

  • Comment 91, posted at 02.03.10 14:00:26 by rekinek Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 65) : too innovative 😆

  • Comment 92, posted at 02.03.10 14:01:39 by rekinek Reply
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  • I don’t support changing the coach in the middle of a competition.

    I haven’t seen the players giving it all they have. I haven’t seen them executing the basics. Until those things are fixed – Plum stays for the entire Super 14.

    Jake White ? Eeew…I’d cry if he came to the Sharks… 😥

  • Comment 93, posted at 02.03.10 14:03:46 by blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 90) : and considering all the upsets and how the people are loosing lives. do not strategise. pick the sure winner.

  • Comment 94, posted at 02.03.10 14:05:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 91) : Age restriction on that, no wonder you’re 😯

  • Comment 95, posted at 02.03.10 14:07:34 by Charlie Reply

  • @try time (Comment 90) : I have done round 1, round 2, and round 3, need to choose a winning team for this weekend. Been in it from the beginning, but chose the wrong teams, due to not knowing the rules. Which team for round 4?

  • Comment 96, posted at 02.03.10 14:11:22 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • Everybody calling for Bissie’s head go watch Friday’s game again and see who the most effective forward was…..he stuffed up in the first game but since then has been one of the better players….mark my words…he will be the next Barrit and Steyn cause he will only be missed once he’s gone.

  • Comment 97, posted at 02.03.10 14:13:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 70) : agree, your backline is only as effective as the ball it receives from the forwards and scrumhalf…

  • Comment 98, posted at 02.03.10 14:13:47 by VanWilder Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 92) : i know, but it is better than the stagnation we currently have.

  • Comment 99, posted at 02.03.10 14:15:33 by try time Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 96) : well there are some certainties this weekend, so choose one of those.

  • Comment 100, posted at 02.03.10 14:16:31 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 100) : pls tell me the one to choose as my lifeline has already been used…. pretty please 😆 If you don’t want to publicise it pls email me on [email protected]

  • Comment 101, posted at 02.03.10 14:20:00 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 97) :
    Im watching this game in small bites, Im now in the second half where McCaw comes on. I was keepimg a special eye out for Bismark after what you posted yesterday and I must agree with you, he is everywhere getting properly stuck in.

  • Comment 102, posted at 02.03.10 14:20:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 95) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 103, posted at 02.03.10 14:21:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 103) : 😆

  • Comment 104, posted at 02.03.10 14:23:33 by Charlie Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 102) : one week on the bench does wonders i suppose 🙄

  • Comment 105, posted at 02.03.10 14:24:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 102) : Thanks and the thing we need to remember is that Smit isn’t going to play much in the CC and might not even play S15 next year if the Boks are rested…we are going to need Bissie

  • Comment 106, posted at 02.03.10 14:25:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 104) : @rekinek (Comment 103) : will you two get a room already.

  • Comment 107, posted at 02.03.10 14:29:23 by try time Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 106) : bissie isn’t playing any cc either. all boks are not allowed to play cc this year. it is great news for the sharks, so the youngsters can prove their worth without the returning boks screwing all the hard work up.

  • Comment 108, posted at 02.03.10 14:31:49 by try time Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 101) : there are no real certainties, but cheetahs struggled against highlanders so hurricanes should definitely be a hurdle to high. stormers look good enough to beat highlanders. brumbies should beat lions at home. and bulls and chiefs are starting to look a little unbeatable at the moment. this week i don’t think is too difficult to pick a winner.

  • Comment 109, posted at 02.03.10 14:37:24 by try time Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 102) : bis is excellent, it is just near the end of the game where he sometimes starts losing his cool. but bis is a strong player.

  • Comment 110, posted at 02.03.10 14:39:58 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 109) : Thank you :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 111, posted at 02.03.10 14:43:13 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • Ek nou glad bang om te comment 😯 Wat vir ‘n ding is ‘n array key!!!!

  • Comment 112, posted at 02.03.10 14:44:01 by Volstruis Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 104) : 😀

    @try time (Comment 107) : :mrgreen: 😆

  • Comment 113, posted at 02.03.10 14:44:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Volstruis (Comment 112) : ROOOOOOBB, KSSSAA, volstruis is messing things up here. 😆 😆

  • Comment 114, posted at 02.03.10 14:47:19 by try time Reply

  • actually where are the moderators today. they are never around when i behave.

  • Comment 115, posted at 02.03.10 14:48:05 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 107) : @rekinek (Comment 113) : Free country, we can do it in the open 😈

  • Comment 116, posted at 02.03.10 14:48:21 by Charlie Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 112) : rob morne or ksa will sort it out hopefully. keep posting in the meantime. we’ll understand.

  • Comment 117, posted at 02.03.10 14:49:29 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 114) : Seems like Volstruis is carrying a virus 😆

  • Comment 118, posted at 02.03.10 14:49:38 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 116) : you are just doing it cos the sheriffs aren’t around. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 119, posted at 02.03.10 14:50:16 by try time Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 118) : 😯 Bird flu ❓ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 120, posted at 02.03.10 14:52:01 by diablo Reply

  • Coach, Players or Both?

    Who is at fault?

  • Comment 121, posted at 02.03.10 14:52:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 119) : They’re neva around, when must they get time to do their dirty work 😈

  • Comment 122, posted at 02.03.10 14:52:37 by Charlie Reply

  • @diablo (Comment 120) : Mal koei / bul siekte 😳

  • Comment 123, posted at 02.03.10 14:53:23 by Charlie Reply

  • @try time (Comment 114) : :mrgreen:

    Fixing it now

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  • @Charlie (Comment 116) : you tell him ❗

  • Comment 125, posted at 02.03.10 14:53:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 110) :
    Ive still to get there, and after the first 2 scrums of this half the next 30 minutes could take a week or 2. 😐

  • Comment 126, posted at 02.03.10 14:56:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Must i book that Room under the name of Jacobs? Do you want it for one night or two?

  • Comment 127, posted at 02.03.10 14:57:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 125) :

    I see you are rocking in the competitions!!!!!! 😎

  • Comment 128, posted at 02.03.10 14:58:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 120) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 129, posted at 02.03.10 14:59:37 by try time Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 126) : i’m yet to start watching it 🙄

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 128) : 😎 but one (and my Sharks packed FL 🙄 )

    pressssssure ….

  • Comment 130, posted at 02.03.10 15:01:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 127) : One night as usual my PA 😉

  • Comment 131, posted at 02.03.10 15:02:13 by Charlie Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 127) : @Charlie (Comment 131) : Book it under Bond, James Bond 😈

  • Comment 132, posted at 02.03.10 15:03:09 by Charlie Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 126) : no not that game in particular, i’m talking in general. as he tires he losing control of his temper. remember that brainfart he got a yellow for against the chiefs

  • Comment 133, posted at 02.03.10 15:03:26 by try time Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 128) : ask charlie, he knows how she is rocking… 😆

  • Comment 134, posted at 02.03.10 15:04:57 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 133) : Seems like he is calling out for help, kopdokter ❓

  • Comment 135, posted at 02.03.10 15:05:27 by Charlie Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 130) : i started and was impressed with rory’s distribution, then he made some stupid box kicks and i switched off.

  • Comment 136, posted at 02.03.10 15:06:32 by try time Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 127) : or 1 hour or two 😈

  • Comment 137, posted at 02.03.10 15:13:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 135) : i think it is patience. he tries his heart out but it doesn’t go his way so he loses it.

  • Comment 138, posted at 02.03.10 15:14:30 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 136) : i just cannot motivate myself.

  • Comment 139, posted at 02.03.10 15:15:08 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 118) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 124) : Hopefully all is well now and no swineflu or Congo koors going around dont worry…For a while there I thought that old Pruimboom himself was some kind of QC on this site :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 140, posted at 02.03.10 15:16:31 by Volstruis Reply

  • @try time (Comment 134) : lemme tell ya … 100% in 6NSB 😎 I am the champ – for now that is :mrgreen:

  • Comment 141, posted at 02.03.10 15:19:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 141) : good call on italy to beat scotland. it is a gamble i might have taken. but that is why i am kak on sb, i back the underdog way too often.

  • Comment 142, posted at 02.03.10 15:27:19 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 142) : italy winning was a bit overdue – and mind you they were not too shabby in previous encounters.
    didn’t watch the game though – wonder whether Malett was crying 😆

  • Comment 143, posted at 02.03.10 15:40:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 143) : yeah italy just don’t have 90 minutes in them, they seem to lose focus if things aren’t going their way.

  • Comment 144, posted at 02.03.10 15:45:36 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 144) : Agreed, they always seem to stop playing at around 80 minutes 😉

  • Comment 145, posted at 02.03.10 16:07:00 by Volstruis Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 145) : which is strange considering their passion for soccer 😉

  • Comment 146, posted at 02.03.10 16:17:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • Wat de hell gat hier aan??? 😯 😈

  • Comment 147, posted at 02.03.10 16:23:24 by wpw Reply
  • @rekinek (Comment 146) : You meen fooseball Bobby Buché 😆

  • Comment 148, posted at 02.03.10 16:34:57 by Volstruis Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 147) : Smaak my dieselfde gaan hier aan as wat op die rugbyveld aangegaan het die laaste 3 games van die sharks…nie veel nie! 😉

  • Comment 149, posted at 02.03.10 16:38:30 by Volstruis Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 140) :

    QC? We have QC??????????? 😯 😛

  • Comment 150, posted at 02.03.10 16:40:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 150) :

    QC?? I don’t get it… (as usual) 🙄 😳

  • Comment 151, posted at 02.03.10 16:45:29 by wpw Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 150) : Well you never know! Big Brother is always watching 😛 Thanks for sorting out my “array key” whatever that may be! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 152, posted at 02.03.10 16:46:17 by Volstruis Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 151) :

    Quality control

  • Comment 153, posted at 02.03.10 16:57:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Here’s the situation.

    CNN Ticker tape: Rugby: Australian charged with drug dealing

    I can’t find anything on the CNN website or the Aus newspapers. Anyone know anything?

  • Comment 154, posted at 02.03.10 16:59:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rugby League player Chris Houston. Probably Pedrie’s merchie:

  • Comment 155, posted at 02.03.10 17:04:54 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 155) :

    Ahhhhhh thanks.

    Rugby league… Why did it make the news then. it was to be expected from them. 😛

  • Comment 156, posted at 02.03.10 17:13:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 156) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 157, posted at 02.03.10 17:22:35 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Story I’m hearing 6 changes for sharks 1 positional

  • Comment 158, posted at 02.03.10 17:37:00 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 158) : my goodness… that’s a lot!

  • Comment 159, posted at 02.03.10 18:58:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 159) :

    Thing is, it is a STORY!

    We saw how STORIES could lead to Butch James being a Stormer. 😀

  • Comment 160, posted at 02.03.10 19:05:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 160) : my source is good its 6 changes including the positional change

  • Comment 161, posted at 02.03.10 19:22:49 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Os (Comment 17) :

    And even with half those players leaving, the Lions suddenly look a MUCh better team and probably 3rd of the big 5 at the moment with a team that on papaer should be no better than 6th out of a big five.

    The Whole idea behind an audit IS to make changes and that WILL inevitably lead to players leaving. So be it.

  • Comment 162, posted at 02.03.10 19:23:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Blame Blame Blame Blame

    Who really cares WHO is to blame? I don’t want to know who did what when and where, All I want is for my team to start performing again.

    All that we need to do is correct the problem that is causing the issues (if there are any) Don’t give any press releases just let the bad apple(s) be put in the bin and carry on.

  • Comment 163, posted at 02.03.10 19:28:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 163) : amen.

    must say – would be happily ignorant here as well.

    Sharks to WIN 😛

  • Comment 164, posted at 02.03.10 20:18:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 161) : let me guess the positional – ru moving to scrumhalf. 🙄

    the boy must realise whichever position he plays he can be briliant and there are no excuses

  • Comment 165, posted at 02.03.10 20:20:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 162) : somehow – i just cannot imagine butchie playing for stormers or any other team than sharks (and bath 😳

  • Comment 166, posted at 02.03.10 20:22:41 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 166) :

    Same here.

    There are players who will play for almost every province during their carreer and then there are guys who will only play for one.

    Butch is a Shark will always be.

  • Comment 167, posted at 02.03.10 20:30:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 161) : email me? 🙂

  • Comment 168, posted at 02.03.10 20:48:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • evening everyone well gee had a good look into the future and had a good laugh while i was at it 🙂

  • Comment 169, posted at 02.03.10 21:25:59 by Charmaine Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 111) : congrats an your star it looks great to c one :mrgreen:

  • Comment 170, posted at 02.03.10 21:27:41 by Charmaine Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 18) : well agree with you there won’t give up on the sharks they can and will rise up and with the coach part yes the coach must go is there on other coach than those two someone new well maybe smit should do the coaching :mrgreen: joke but who nows but something has to be done and quickly 🙂

  • Comment 171, posted at 02.03.10 21:33:43 by Charmaine Reply

  • i agree with some butching will not look good at all in a stormers jersy he’s a shark and a shark he must stay aaahhh :mrgreen: 🙂

  • Comment 172, posted at 02.03.10 21:35:34 by Charmaine Reply

  • cheers for tonight

  • Comment 173, posted at 02.03.10 22:02:58 by Charmaine Reply

  • I agree brain van zyl has his good moments and bad ,but crediting him with starting an academy that has really not if you think about produced players I,ll give them kanko,daniels and pietersen the rest is a lie.An I meant seeing as the were prob f,ed in the super 14 already give sean everit exporsure to super 14 can,t hurt ,his a coach not a player

  • Comment 174, posted at 03.03.10 00:55:28 by zvision10 Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 170) : Thanks Charmaine now aiming for my 2nd star, would look much better :mrgreen:

  • Comment 175, posted at 03.03.10 09:15:03 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 168) : done

  • Comment 176, posted at 03.03.10 09:28:45 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @zvision10 (Comment 174) :
    I like the academy and think it has added immensly to Sharks rugby as a whole. It will be very interesting to see how many of the academy players make up the numbers of the U19s, U21s and the Vodacom Cup team, who have all been very strong over the years.
    That the academy players are not selected for the Sharks is not the academy’s fault, however I think in a year or 2 we will see a Sharks team with quiete a few academy players in it.
    Sharks rugby as a whole looks good and a lot of that is due to the academy.

  • Comment 177, posted at 03.03.10 10:08:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 177) : virtually the whole Sharks XV side came through the academy

  • Comment 178, posted at 03.03.10 10:13:07 by robdylan Reply
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