A very Merry Christmas to all

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 23 Dec 2010 at 10:22
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As I’m sure you will have noticed, I have been allowing myself a wee bit of down time – some time away from Sharksworld to enjoy the festive season (and all the snow) with my family. As the pinnacle of (and reason for) this holiday season draws close, I wanted to grab a few moments back to extend my warmest wishes to all of you.

We’re quite fortunate, in a way, that our rugby season ends just before the Christmas season begins. It gives us time to give just a little bit back to our wives, husbands, children and other special people that have been forced to make do without us at various other times during the year, particularly when rugby dominates the calendar. I know that my wife in particular is particularly long-suffering, having to put up with me spending hours of what is meant to be our combined leisure time (not that you have much of that with two young kids!) researching and writing for this site. I’m sure you’ll all understand that when I get the rare opportunity to step back from this place for a bit – such as now, when news is thin on the ground – I like to take full advantage of it!

Fear not, for Sharksworld will continue to bring you all the latest news and views from the world of Sharks rugby (and the wider South African rugby community), sprinkled with a little gossip as always! I’ll be back with a bang after Christmas, with priority number 1 being getting to the bottom of this Beast nonsense.

I’d like to wish every single one of our loyal readers and posted a very very merry and blessed Christmas, filled with love, joy and time spent with loved ones. Let’s remember, for the sake of the special Child whose birth we celebrate at this time of year, to spare a thought also for those whose lives are neither as comfortable nor as easy as our own.

Enjoy the festive cheer, mince pies and all and here’s to 2011 being a truly great year for all of us – and especially for the Sharks!


  • GesΓ«ende Kersfees

    Merry Christmas

    Joyeux Noel

    Froehliche Weihnachten

    Feliz Navidad

    Buone Feste Natalizie

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.12.10 10:36:21 by McLovin Reply
  • 3 cheers for Sharksworld

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.12.10 10:36:39 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Merry Christmas to you and your family too Rob! And to everyone else on Sharskworld too!

    See ya’ll in the New Year! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.12.10 10:39:30 by Ice Reply
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  • Merry christmas to you to Rob and everyone else on the site a merry christmas to you all and may all you dreams come true in 2011!

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.12.10 10:46:19 by Ben Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 2) : 3 cheers for sharksworld. Very good, very good 3 cheers! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.12.10 10:47:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Merry Christamas to one and all

    And in true 60’s tradition, courtesy of The Youngbloods,

    *Come on people now
    smile on your brother
    everybody get together
    and try to love one another right now”


  • Comment 6, posted at 23.12.10 11:28:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I know I’m sending this early but I won’t get much time over the next couple of day.

    I’m sending all of you my best wishes for this festive season. Make the most of your time with your loved one’s(when the new season starts there will be less time for this πŸ˜‰ ), may your days be filled with love and joy. And to those of you who are travelling…keep safe…MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL !!!!

    PS. Yes, I just copied my message from the other thread πŸ˜€

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.12.10 11:37:32 by Nita Reply

  • Merry christmas to all and may the best of 2010 be the worst of 2011!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.12.10 12:25:25 by ruggabugga Reply

  • Merry Christmas to you and your family too Rob! And to everyone else on Sharskworld too!

    See ya’ll in the New Year! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.12.10 13:04:38 by wpw Reply
  • Okay wished everyone on the Ice thread, but this seems to be the offcial wishing thread.. πŸ™‚ So here it goes again. πŸ™‚

    To all Sharkworld bloggers, Merry Christmas and all the very BEST for the New Year.

    Enjoy the festive season everyone, just have a jol.. 😎

    Wishing our Sharks and Boks the best for next year too.

    Richard hope you putting up your crici thread again.. πŸ˜› Really looking forward to the next test here in Durbs. Weather looks like it will play ball for the first few days, so hoping we get off to a good start. Go Proteas.

    Rob, You can have the snow buddy, 30 here today with full sun..hehe. Just had to get that one in.. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.12.10 13:08:11 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma: have a merry christmas ..and enjoy that sunshine!! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.12.10 14:50:21 by bergshark Reply

  • @robdylan:have a merry christmas with the family

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.12.10 14:54:52 by bergshark Reply

  • @mclovin @wpw @richardferguson @ice @clayton @chaz @beet @vanmartin @vanwilder @bigfish @pablodinero @Ben @michaelmarnewick @letgo @lostfish : have yourelves a merry,merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.12.10 14:58:18 by bergshark Reply

  • @morne:merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.12.10 14:58:57 by bergshark Reply

  • @nhumrod @zibbie @greg @coffeeshopbok @bloubulblog @salmonoid : wishing you all a very merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.12.10 15:00:47 by bergshark Reply

  • @rhineshark: hope you have a wonderful christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.12.10 15:01:44 by bergshark Reply

  • @Nita: wishing you a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.12.10 15:02:49 by bergshark Reply

  • @original champion:hope you have a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.12.10 15:03:51 by bergshark Reply

  • @everyone online : wishing you all a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.12.10 15:09:32 by bergshark Reply

  • @klempie @ksa shark @jarsonx :merry,merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.12.10 15:15:43 by bergshark Reply

  • @rekinek: here is wishing you a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.12.10 15:16:32 by bergshark Reply

  • @ruggabugga: wishing you a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.12.10 15:18:16 by bergshark Reply

  • @hertford highlander: wishing you and your family a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.12.10 15:20:05 by bergshark Reply

  • @justplainshark @megatron: wishing you a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.12.10 15:25:23 by bergshark Reply

  • Don’t drink and drive .please.

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.12.10 15:26:27 by bergshark Reply

  • Actually,don’t drink.period.full stop.if you think the festive season is all about getting drunk,then please,take a moment to reflect on the reason we are celebrating..take a moment to reflect on your life..

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.12.10 15:30:06 by bergshark Reply

  • @honey badger: here is wishing you a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.12.10 16:12:24 by bergshark Reply

  • A joyous festive season to absolutely everyone and may 2011 be the best one yet. Merry Chrismas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.12.10 16:31:50 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Merry Christmas everybody!

    May the festive season be a fantastic time for all!

    Take care of yourselves and your families!

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.12.10 16:33:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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    Richard Ferguson
  • Well a Merry Christmas to all :mrgreen: and to SW to and those who are on the road to where ever please drive carefully

    and those like Rob and his family just enjoy yourself in that snow wish i could get some of that snow it must be a great feeling to play in the snow, and will c everybody in the 2011 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.12.10 16:52:22 by chaz Reply

  • @bergshark (Comment 13) : thanks

    and to u and ur family to

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.12.10 16:54:13 by chaz Reply

  • Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and an awesome 2011.

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.12.10 17:24:34 by lostfish Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 30) : Snow is ONLY useful for snowboarding otherwise it is cold, wet, dirty and annoying.

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.12.10 17:25:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 13) : merry christmas keep it safe

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.12.10 19:46:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 23) :

    And the same to you and your family.

    Merry Christmas


  • Comment 35, posted at 23.12.10 23:44:28 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Merry Christmas all …. from New Zealand !

    Enjoy your time off ! See you all in the new year.


  • Comment 36, posted at 23.12.10 23:45:32 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Happy holidays to everyone on the site! Hope you all have a festive and safe season. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.12.10 06:04:12 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

  • @Lyndy_in_Mtl: thank you ,and have yourself a merry christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.12.10 09:29:42 by bergshark Reply

  • @bergshark (Comment 16) : Thanks Bergshark. And the same to you and your family πŸ˜€

    Thanks Rob and all other bloggers. A very Merry Christmas to everyone and nothing but the very best for 2011. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.12.10 10:05:06 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Merry Xmas to all of you.

    Hope you have a great one . . . and thanx for the entertainment throughout the year. Looking forward to more of the same next year!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.12.10 10:25:51 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) :
    Is it you Brendan?

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.12.10 11:50:58 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • From my side, hope you all have a festive Xmas, dont ick up to many pounds (?) and ALL arrive back here safely to chatter in 2011.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.12.10 11:52:39 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • God bless us, every one!

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.12.10 13:32:41 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Merry Christmas to all members on Sharskworld. Here’s to a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful festive season.

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.12.10 15:55:01 by rugbypedia Reply

  • @rugbypedia: thanks,and may you also have a wonderful christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.12.10 23:59:59 by bergshark Reply

  • Merry Christmas to all in sunny south africa, still christmas eve here in the states! Hope u have a good 1

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.12.10 01:07:25 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @lostfish (Comment 33) : but that is what we want just to get a bit cold here in SA its so hot if one doesn’t hv a pool its like hot as hell well almost

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.12.10 11:15:44 by chaz Reply

  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 36) : Thanks HH well i am resting on this holy day hubby working morning shift so it gives me time alone then it braai etc enjoy ur day and merry xmas to u and ur family :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.12.10 11:18:43 by chaz Reply

  • @Lyndy_in_Mtl (Comment 37) : thanks and u too :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.12.10 11:19:55 by chaz Reply

  • @ruckingfun:hope you have a blessed christmas πŸ™‚

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.12.10 13:36:50 by bergshark Reply

  • I hope everyone had as good a day as we did.

    No sunburn to report and everyone is sleeping soundly and happily.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to EVERYONE.

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.12.10 21:35:23 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 24) : thanjs bergie πŸ™‚ merry christmas to you bergie and all the best for the new year!

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.12.10 23:38:54 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 52) : eish are u still around hope u had a great xmas day and a very happy new year hope a change Megatron :mrgreen: πŸ˜‰

    Sharks for Ever

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.12.10 13:07:16 by chaz Reply


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