Ice

We all stand Together!!!


Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 13 Jun 2011 at 14:37
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So in as much as people say winning is not everything, this should be the mindset of all the players. There is no other way that you are going to improve and get better as a team without a desire and motivation to win. What matters, when it comes to matters of victory and defeat, is how you handle them. A mature team will not let success get to their heads and will not allow defeat to upset them.

In every team there will always be some players that are recognized more than others. Those that are not in the spotlight of the team, should not underestimate their contribution to the team. They are just as vital as the so called star players.

To Plum:

If you are having bad spell and want to throw in the towel that’s normal. Sport like everything else in life does have its high’s and low’s. When trying to identify what’s not working, I always say that you should always return to the basics. It is simple strategies and techniques that will get you back on top of your game. It will be nothing complex and complicated, trust me.  😉

To the Sharks Team:

Whether you are a sports player or you are studying, the same principles apply on how to approach this important event in your life. One thing I will tell you is that there is no substitute for adequate preparation.

You know the standard of opponents that you are competing against. Always try to match or be better than your competitors.

You should prepare yourself mentally as well. Forget all the endless pages of books on this topic. You need to tell yourself that you are going to do your best, what needs to be done and what you can do. That alone is good enough.

People  understand the power of word. A word of encouragement before a game like the one coming up,  is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

One thing that I will emphasize is the need to believe in yourself more than at any other time. It’s “a moment like this”…I believe in you – now believe in yourself!

Please leave your messages of encouragment on this thread – we will make sure the boys get them!

SHARKS FOREVER!


75 Comments

  • This title reminds me of that froggy song, the one with the animated video

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.06.11 14:43:24 by Morné Reply
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  • It’s going to be a massive up here in gauteng the sharks have a massive support base even in pretoria….i wouldn’t be surprised if the sharks win i have a feeling the bulls have left it too late :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.06.11 14:45:16 by Muzi Reply

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  • We cannot change the past but the future is full of opportunities. Go out there and make the most of them. Sharks forever!

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.06.11 14:46:14 by war1 Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : Bom bom bom

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.06.11 14:46:59 by war1 Reply
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  • Honestly its not that difficult. Just score more tries than they do :mrgreen: Simple really…

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.06.11 14:46:59 by Viking Reply
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  • Let me say this load and clear. I’m going to loftes(waar dit rof is) en wen of verloor, I’m shouting till I have no voice for the team I believe can stil do it. Let Plum do what he thinks is right and good, I will wear the black and white, I WILL support the SHARKS all the way. No surender no retreat, BLACK AND WHITE nothing els matters….. Go SHARKS!!!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.06.11 14:48:58 by franshark Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : It IS!! We need to leapfrog this log! 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.06.11 14:49:24 by Ice Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 2) : Is this your message of support for the Sharks? Thanks, I knew we would bring you around 😉

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.06.11 14:49:35 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : The original title was Bom Bom Bom We all stand together! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.06.11 14:50:28 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 9) : Maybe we should all sing that before the game? I can imagine the strange looks we’ll get though.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.06.11 14:52:26 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : Pariyea!! 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.06.11 14:55:23 by Viking Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 7) :

    You know I am never going to get that damn tune our of my head now…

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.06.11 14:57:59 by Morné Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 6) : Yeah !!!! 😀

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.06.11 14:58:21 by Letgo Reply
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  • oh goodness 😳 here we go again 😆

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.06.11 14:59:18 by Megatron Reply

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  • I wish I could go to the game. It’s going to be huge.

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.06.11 15:00:12 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : No Megatron – its not a “here we go again” thread. This is simply messages to the team – so i dont know what you are doing on it… 🙄

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.06.11 15:04:56 by Ice Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 12) : Ha ha sorry but you did start it.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.06.11 15:05:03 by war1 Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 12) : Sorry! LOL!

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.06.11 15:05:30 by Ice Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : Howzit mega, did you go to the game this weekend? Must have been a really good game for the neutrals.

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.06.11 15:06:45 by war1 Reply
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  • Nice read Ice.

    You forgot to address the supporters in your article though. 😀

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.06.11 15:07:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 16) : have you read the comments before mine? do they look like messages to the team to you? 🙄 🙂

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.06.11 15:08:08 by Megatron Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : Boet i will die a blue bull lol….look the sharks are not my team BUT i like the brand of rugby they play i HATE the stormers with a passion the sharks are my second SA team i hope the best team win on saturday without a doubt my bulls team will be full of confidence but id the sharks win i won’t go hiding :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.06.11 15:09:39 by Muzi Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : Ohhhhhhh….ship!! 😆

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.06.11 15:13:41 by Ice Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 19) : nah couldn’t get to the game, there was just so much to do… i went to jozi for my sister’s 30th b’day so you can imagine the hysterics from her side sending her big brother from pillar to post.

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.06.11 15:16:40 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 22) : Hey, I’m all for loyalty. Was just pulling your leg. Been really good having you blogging on here, keep on supporting your team. You going to Loftus for this one?

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.06.11 15:18:00 by war1 Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 24) : I can imagine. Pity you couldn’t make it, the atmosphere was quite something.

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.06.11 15:19:52 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 25) : Yep i will be there let’s hope my fellow bulls supporters don’t get all aggro and agressive those guys in pretoria irritate me sometimes

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.06.11 15:24:27 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 27) : Unfortunately that’s part of it too. Most people just have a good time and some of the banter can be quite funny.

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.06.11 15:29:28 by war1 Reply
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  • Not to criticize Plum, but I think we need some fresh blood in the coaching department. Is Reece-Edwards still there? If so, that’s the head I would axe. But, on a brighter note, I strongly believe that the CC will stay in Durban!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.06.11 15:34:07 by Crock Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 27) : I have been lucky in my encounters at Loftus…never had any problems! Mind you most of the times I have been to Loftus – the Sharks won, so by the time that the game was finished – there were no BB supporters left on the pavillions! 😈

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.06.11 15:35:08 by Ice Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 28) : There is nothing more funny than seeing a bulls supporter with a ring attached to his nose drinking two hours before kick off…and singing steve hoffmeyer tunes..die blou blue :mrgreen: 😆 😛 ……..

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.06.11 15:36:37 by Muzi Reply

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  • I’ve got the distinct feeling that we perform much better against the bulls at loftus than at kings park, what do the stats say?

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.06.11 15:38:00 by Crock Reply

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  • @Crock (Comment 32) : I stand to be corrected – but I think you are right…

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.06.11 15:38:50 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 30) That is the secret about the so called loyal bulls supporters when the blue machine is on a roll the stadium gets packed BUT when Spies and co speel nonsense tjo everybody including the bulls mascot goes hiding…it’s a bulls ‘thing” lol we expect to win :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.06.11 15:40:13 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Crock (Comment 32) : Totally agree that is why i have a feeling you guys will beat us….

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.06.11 15:41:15 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 31) : Yeah, those nose rings are not really flattering. We may not share their taste in music but the Loftus crowd but they sure make it intimidating when it’s full.

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.06.11 15:43:27 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 36) : It’s not my music lol…Jonathan Kaplan better have a good night that loftus crowd hates it when all the calls go against the bulls.

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.06.11 15:45:55 by Muzi Reply

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  • My message to the boys is a simple one: All things are possible to him who believes! We believe in you Sharks!

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.06.11 15:50:59 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I remeber the all blacks saying they’ve got this game plan when playing away games (especially at places like loftus that can be real intimidating), where they will try to score points as soon as possible, thereby silencing the home crowd. Then, they can start buidling momentum, and further silence the home crowd.

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.06.11 15:52:11 by Crock Reply

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  • Come on people lets get behind the team we know we have the best team in the country.I have a feeling that this weekend might go the sharks way,we know they can do it.But if we don’t show our support how do you think the team is going to believe in themselves.We need the supporters to get behind the team and be part of the Shark attack. Sharks forever

    en as die span agter raak moenie loop nie kom ons wys vir die bulle wat ware ondersteuners is 😈

    I hope half of the stadium is black and white it will certainly help the guys 😉

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.06.11 15:52:17 by BR Reply
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  • Win or lose
    Sink or swim
    One things for certain
    We’ll never give in
    Side by side
    Hand in hand
    We all stand together
    BOM BOM BOM

    Or
    We stick together/ons steek saam

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.06.11 15:53:12 by Stu Reply

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  • @BR (Comment 40) : It normally IS! The last time I was there I thought i was a kingsPark! LOL

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.06.11 15:54:23 by Ice Reply
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  • my thought for the day (repeated)

    The rugby we saw from the SHarks in the last 30 minutes on Sat will blow away any other team in the competition if we can play it for 80 minutes. It’s the same rugby we saw against the Crusaders in the second half.

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.06.11 15:54:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan, I hope that beating the “mighty” (sic) bulls at the fort will be enough inbspiration for the boys to pull of that 80 min we all know they’re capable of.

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.06.11 15:58:32 by Crock Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : Can the sharks produce that type of rugby against the bulls brick wall defence for 80 mintues…

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.06.11 15:59:45 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi, they can, but will they?

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.06.11 16:03:59 by Crock Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 45) :If the Sharks choose the right backline and play to their ability then not even the best defence in this comp would be able to keep them out.

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.06.11 16:05:23 by BR Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 45) : I don’t know.

    Well wait, let’s rephrase. Yes, of course they can!

    I just don’t believe they will

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.06.11 16:05:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 47) : I agree with you. We’ve seen the SHarks run the Bulls to bits before… very often at Loftus too. But they generally only do it after they been beaten up for 50 minutes first and are too far behind to actually win the game.

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.06.11 16:06:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • And, I wouldn’t refer to Meisiekind as a brick, he’s way softer than that. Especially his hair.

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.06.11 16:07:45 by Crock Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 45) :
    I think they will be able to keep it up for the full 80 they are despirate to win they will throw everything at the bulls they have been desipointed so many times before of just not makeing it to the playoffs.

    Ek glo hulle het die wil om te wen al gaan dit baie moeilik wees

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.06.11 16:12:26 by BR Reply
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  • I hope that the brumbies can beat the waratahs it will be great to have 3 sa teams in the playoffs especially after they said it is going to be hard for the sa teams to qualify and it is going to be easy for the aussies and if the tahs lose they will only have 1 and it will be a big confidence booster for the boks 🙂

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.06.11 16:19:48 by BR Reply
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  • Sharks haven’t peaked at all this year, will this not be a great day for them to click into top gear!!!!

    All we can do is hope, and believe!!! I BELIEVE.

    THEN I SAW THEIR FACES, NOW I’M A BELIEVER!!!!!

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.06.11 16:27:49 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • here is my message to the team play from the 1st minute and not the 50th and we are going to rip’em to pieces.

    go and kick some blue bull ass 😈

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.06.11 16:33:10 by BR Reply
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  • Good luck boys! Never forget who you truly are, great champions!

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.06.11 16:39:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 37) : When I said we I was specifically referring to you and I not necessarily Sharks supporters. I think Kaplan has the experience to handle the pressure of the crowd.

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.06.11 16:40:46 by war1 Reply
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  • One more message to the boys! We are all having a Braai after the game. You guys are more than welcome to join us, just make sure you guys bring the Blue Bull steaks with you to throw onto the braai!

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.06.11 16:42:26 by Ben Reply
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  • You guys know what I mean! 😉

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.06.11 16:45:14 by Ben Reply
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  • I’m not gonna lie; I’m not happy with the rugby be so far.

    Nonetheless, I’m still a passionate supporter, and I *know* that we can win this if we give it our best.

    Back yourselves and give it horns lads – all your fans are behind you.

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.06.11 16:45:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I think some guys realy don’t understand the pupose of this thread, ai

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.06.11 16:47:15 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 60) : agree

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.06.11 16:53:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 57) : or just to show – I hear these blue balls very unhealthy :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.06.11 16:55:03 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 57) : aren’t we gonna braai before the game?

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.06.11 17:18:16 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 63) : No?

  • Comment 64, posted at 13.06.11 17:28:59 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 63) : But if you really want to I’m sure no one will stand in your way! 😉

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.06.11 17:30:13 by Ben Reply
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  • To the sharks team and management:we as loyal shark supporters stand by you this weekend,win or lose,sharks forever,please play and beat the bulls like 2010 currie cup semi final,ill be there at loftus screaming at the top of my lungs,SHARKS FOREVER coz we are black,we are white,we are dynamite.GO SHARKIES.we love you

  • Comment 66, posted at 13.06.11 19:42:43 by duality Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 65) : so what’s the plan to do then?

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.06.11 19:57:01 by franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) : so Rob/Ice u guys gonna delete all the crap out and then somehow get the thread to the team.

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.06.11 20:03:45 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 68) : sure…. but I haven’t seen more than about 3 genuine messages of support yet.

    We won’t bother unless we get at least 50

  • Comment 69, posted at 13.06.11 21:24:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good luck boys!

    Believe and you will achieve!!

  • Comment 70, posted at 13.06.11 21:31:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 70) : Rich, one of the greatest songs ever released is by the Glee Cast, called “Don’t stop believing!”

    That’s the great Glee Cast original song that we need to adopt as our theme this week.

    Why do I get the feeling not everyone isn’t going to be pleased about who I’m giving credit to for this hit song. 😛

  • Comment 71, posted at 13.06.11 21:59:13 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 71) : well, as long as you enjoyed the journey 🙂

  • Comment 72, posted at 13.06.11 22:03:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Come win or lose we will always stand behind the black and white of natal.

    Winning is not the ultimate prize, but supporting the best team in the world is .

    Sharks forever

  • Comment 73, posted at 13.06.11 22:08:26 by BR Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 72) :
    Eish! 😆

    Great song though. Can I have a go?

    Just a small town girl,
    living in a lonely world…

  • Comment 74, posted at 13.06.11 23:08:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 71) : You mean Don’t Stop Believin’ by THe Journey covered by Glee Cast? Great song

  • Comment 75, posted at 14.06.11 08:01:20 by Jeremiser Reply
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