Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Highlanders (30) vs Blues (27) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 20 Apr 2012 at 08:00
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Our first match this weekend sees a New Zealand derby match between the Highlanders and the Blues, a game that in the past one would have expected the Blues to win quite comfortably. But the tables have turned.

The Highlanders are second on the New Zealand conference, only behind the Chiefs, and are sitting pretty in the play-off zone, with their biggest concern being the distinct lack of consistency at flyhalf. Mike Delany has been called up as cover, and will start his first match of the campaign.

The Blues are at the opposite side of the log, currently last in the New Zealand conference, and second from last on the overall log, with the Lions due to overtake them with their four bye points, if the Blues do not manage a win here today. The Blues outfit is Keven Mealamu-less and will be led by Luke Braid in his absence.

Highlanders: 1. Jamie Mackintosh (c), 2. Andrew Hore, 3. Chris King, 4. Josh Bekhuis, 5. Jarrad Hoeata, 6. Adam Thomson, 7. James Haskell, 8. Nasi Manu, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Mike Delany, 11. Hosea Gear, 12. Shaun Treeby, 13. Phil Burleigh, 14. Kade Poki, 15. Tamati Ellison.

Reserves: 16. Jason Rutledge, 17. Ma’afu Fia, 18. Doug Tietjens, 19. Culum Retallick, 20. Jimmy Cowan, 21. Chris Noakes, 22. Kurt Baker.

Blues : 1. Tony Woodcock ,2. Tom McCartney ,3. Charlie Faumuina ,4. Ali Williams ,5. Filo Paulo ,6. Chris Lowrey ,7. Luke Braid (c) ,8. Peter Saili ,9. Alby Mathewson ,10. Gareth Anscombe ,11. Benson Stanley ,12. Ma’a Nonu ,13. Rene Ranger ,14. George Moala ,15. Hadleigh Parkes

Replacements :16 James Parsons ,17 Tevita Mailau ,18 Liaki Moli ,19 Dan Braid ,20 Piri Weepu ,21 Michael Hobbs ,22 David Raikuna

Referee: Bryce Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Kane McBride
TMO:Vinny Munro


95 Comments

  • The Blues should win sooner or later so why not today? Go Blues!! πŸ˜›

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.04.12 08:32:57 by JarsonX Reply
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  • LMS PICKS ROUND 9:
    Waratahs 14
    Bulls 10
    H’landers 3
    Chiefs 1
    Crusaders 1
    Byes 12 πŸ™„ 😈
    There are zero Non-picks for this round 😯

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.04.12 08:52:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Go Waratahs!
    Go Brumbies!
    Go Blues!
    Go Sharks!
    Go H’canes!

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.04.12 08:54:29 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Go Tah’s
    Go Brumbies
    Go Sharks
    Go Canes
    Go Blues!

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.04.12 08:56:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.04.12 08:58:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • L I O N S !!!!!

    Woohoo 4 log points coming up πŸ˜€ a winning weekend πŸ˜†

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.04.12 09:23:43 by csb Reply

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  • Blues to win this one today.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.04.12 09:24:30 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 6) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.04.12 09:28:24 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 2) :

    12 byes hahaha ..getting to nervous times now .. Damn that Thurday match !! πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.04.12 09:33:45 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 9) : Yeah, if I make it through this round (go Tahs) I’ll use my 2nd bye for round 10 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.04.12 09:38:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Anyone doing updates?

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.04.12 09:42:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Blues try! Parkes

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.04.12 09:43:27 by Ben Reply
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  • Conversion missed.

    Landers 0 – 5 Blues

    5mins

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.04.12 09:45:04 by Ben Reply
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  • Nonu looking very strong in contact.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.04.12 09:46:23 by Ben Reply
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  • Very well worked try by Treeby from set piece ball. Delaney set it up with a slick pass to Gear leaving him to pull 2 defenders and free Treeby.

    Converted.

    Lander 7 – 5 Blues

    14 mins

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.04.12 09:53:39 by Ben Reply
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  • Landers penalty right in front. Ranger having a brain fart again. Over!

    Landers 10 – 5 Blues

    16mins

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.04.12 09:56:09 by Ben Reply
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  • Got Landers by 3.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.04.12 10:03:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Blues penalised for obstruction right in front of their poles. Over it goes.

    Landers 13 – 5 Blues

    24 mins

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.04.12 10:04:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Blues get a penalty in front now. Ova!

    Landers 13 – 8 Blues

    25 mins

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.04.12 10:05:46 by Ben Reply
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  • Another Blues penalty.

    Landers 13 – 11 Blues

    29 mins

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.04.12 10:09:56 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 2) : only serious people left.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.04.12 10:10:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • Hi Rich, Is it possible to inlcude kick-off times on these threads. pretty please πŸ˜›

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.04.12 10:11:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 22) : I second that 😈

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.04.12 10:12:47 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Another Blues penalty from in front. No problems.

    Landers 13 – 14 Blues

    34 mins

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.04.12 10:14:35 by Ben Reply
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  • Go Blue! πŸ˜›
    I need a pair of Oakleys!

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.04.12 10:15:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Here we go again..

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.04.12 10:16:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 25) : since some lady kick my ass last week that oakley’s looks far far away for me…

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.04.12 10:19:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • Landers knock a penalty over and take the lead back.

    Landers 16 – 14 Blues

    37 mins

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.04.12 10:20:30 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : Who’d you pick? πŸ˜›

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.04.12 10:22:10 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 3) : @Pokkel (Comment 4) : go Rebels- time for a surprise again 😈

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.04.12 10:22:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • Blues scrum destroys the Highlanders and wins a penalty. 45m out

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.04.12 10:22:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 27) : Dont worry I’m on thin ice too 😈

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.04.12 10:23:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Misses it.

    Half Time

    Highlanders 16 – 14 Blues

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.04.12 10:23:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) : Go Brumbies!! If I’m going down I’m taking people with me πŸ˜›

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.04.12 10:25:08 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 29) : you have to be in it to play it πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.04.12 10:26:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : Didnt you pick the Landers? Pokkels Palookas?

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.04.12 10:26:40 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 34) : hehe πŸ˜†

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.04.12 10:27:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 29) :

    I went Landers on SuperBru..

    Had such a kak weekend last week, 1 from 6 😯

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.04.12 10:29:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 36) :

    Ja. I’m a bit deurmekaar. :mrgreen:

    Go Lander’s

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.04.12 10:31:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 38) : So glad I’m not playing SB this season!

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.04.12 10:31:17 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 38) : Oh, thought you meant LMS. I had 5 from 6 last week πŸ˜›

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.04.12 10:31:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 37) : @Pokkel (Comment 39) : Those donkeys running today I see! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.04.12 10:32:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 39) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.04.12 10:33:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 2nd Half under way.

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.04.12 10:35:08 by Ben Reply
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  • Blues penalty. Over.

    Landers 16 – 17 Blues

    44 mins

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.04.12 10:38:11 by Ben Reply
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  • Penalties galore this one. Highlanders kick one.

    Landers 19 – 17 Blues

    46 mins

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.04.12 10:39:54 by Ben Reply
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  • Jeez! Blues penalty right in front. Anscombe slots it. πŸ™„

    Landers 19 – 20 Blues

    47 mins

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.04.12 10:41:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Come-on Bryce Lawrence you owe me one. Make sure the Highlanders win this game. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.04.12 10:41:39 by Pokkel Reply
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  • No surprise Bryce Lawrence is reffing this one. Still deciding who he wants to favour? πŸ™‚

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.04.12 10:43:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 41) :

    My LMS died a quick, but still painful death!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.04.12 10:44:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Landers slots a penalty.

    Landers 22 – 20 Blues

    51 mins

    Best 9 in world rugby on the field now! πŸ™„

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.04.12 10:45:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 50) : So sorry buddy πŸ˜†

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.04.12 10:46:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Blues try. Good patient build up. Rene Ranger over.

    Converted.

    Landers 22 – 27 Blues

    54 mins

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.04.12 10:49:03 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 52) :

    Your sorrow is so heartfelt πŸ™‚

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.04.12 10:49:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 53) :

    Can you believe, I traded him out yesterday πŸ˜•

    I am losing it!!

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.04.12 10:50:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) : Can’t blame you. He’s pretty useless these days.

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.04.12 10:51:39 by Ben Reply
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  • Not good news. Go Landers!!

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.04.12 10:51:49 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Delaney hits the post with a penalty and Blues knock. Highlanders on attack 6m out.

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.04.12 10:53:06 by Ben Reply
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  • Ranger goes off his feet at the breakdown and concedes a penalty.

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.04.12 10:55:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Delaney nails it.

    Landers 25 – 27 Blues

    61 mins

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.04.12 10:56:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) : @Ben (Comment 56) : And he plays with his socks down! πŸ™„ πŸ™‚

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.04.12 11:01:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 61) :

    Hahaha… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.04.12 11:02:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Highlanders over. TMO. Looks good.

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.04.12 11:04:32 by Ben Reply
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  • Try awarded. Kurt Baker scores. Conversion missed.

    Landers 30 – 27 Blues

    70 mins

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.04.12 11:06:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 61) : nou soek jy vir haka…. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.04.12 11:07:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 64) :

    Yes!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.04.12 11:07:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 65) : Blues have at least 4 players playing with their socks down. Seriously! You guys overreacted. πŸ™„ πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.04.12 11:09:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Come Blues….

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.04.12 11:09:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Go Blues!!! 😈

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.04.12 11:10:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 67) : hey, I wasn’t one of them 😯 I stayed on the sideline to watch “that” game πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.04.12 11:11:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 68) : They aren’t going anywhere. 6 mins left in the game still.

  • Comment 71, posted at 20.04.12 11:11:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 67) : I just called Ice “old” πŸ™‚

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.04.12 11:12:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Hou uit Highlanders!!

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.04.12 11:12:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 70) : You’re part of the “older generation”. You said you don’t like it. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.04.12 11:13:02 by Ben Reply
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  • Blues penalty. Tough angle to kick for posts. Going for touch. 10m out on attack the Blues.

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.04.12 11:15:20 by Ben Reply
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  • 1 min left. Blues scrum 8m out.

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.04.12 11:16:45 by Ben Reply
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  • Keer Landers!!

  • Comment 77, posted at 20.04.12 11:17:03 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 74) : true πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 78, posted at 20.04.12 11:17:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • Time’s up. 2 reset scrums. Blues scrum still 8m out.

  • Comment 79, posted at 20.04.12 11:18:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 77) : Stressed? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 20.04.12 11:18:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Penalty Blues. They take a scrum.

  • Comment 81, posted at 20.04.12 11:19:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 80) :

    Just a bit! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 20.04.12 11:19:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Ball dies in the ruck. Game over!

    FULL TIME

    Highlanders 30 – 27 Blues

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  • @Ben (Comment 83) :

    Yes!!! Still alive! Now I can relax for the rest of the weekend!

  • Comment 84, posted at 20.04.12 11:21:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 82) : ok, you can go change now πŸ˜‰

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  • Nailed it! 1 from 1 with a margin and bonus point (probably shared) 😎

  • Comment 86, posted at 20.04.12 11:23:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 85) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 87, posted at 20.04.12 11:24:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 85) : Hehe

  • Comment 88, posted at 20.04.12 11:25:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 85) : I thought there was a smell in the air πŸ˜†

  • Comment 89, posted at 20.04.12 11:25:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 84) : Yeah right.

  • Comment 90, posted at 20.04.12 11:25:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 90) :

    I’m not expecting the Sharks to win so I won’t be to stressed for the Sharks game.

  • Comment 91, posted at 20.04.12 11:27:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 88) : thanks for the updates, this working thing…

  • Comment 92, posted at 20.04.12 11:30:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 92) : No worries.

  • Comment 93, posted at 20.04.12 11:34:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 93) : Thanks 😎

  • Comment 94, posted at 20.04.12 11:35:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 94) : No sweat. 😎

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