robdylan

Edin’bra calling


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 16 Nov 2012 at 10:32
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Hi guys – remember me?

As some of you have probably noticed, I’ve been taking somewhat of an hiatus from this place for the last few weeks, feeling that a battery-recharge was long overdue after a frankly torturous domestic season for the Sharks. I’ve been kicking back, relaxing, trying really hard not to think about rugby at all and, most importantly, leaving you guys in the capable hands of Richard and others while I enjoy an extended period of morning lie-ins.

This post doesn’t, I’m afraid, mean that my sabbatical has reached an end – in fact, this “breaking of the silence” is really no more than a minor relapse, caused by the fact that rugby can never really leave my system for long. I also wanted to reassure you all that I do still care. About all of you. Even hendrikp and Megatron… Promise!

It’s a pretty exciting day, though. I’ve been in Glasgow since Wednesday doing something completely unrelated to rugby, but this evening I’m catching a train to bonnie Edinburgh to represent Sharksworld at tomorrow’s test match at Murrayfield. I’ll be sure to do live updates from the game, mostly on Twitter but probably on the site as well and while my impending mad dash from the stadium to the airport means I won’t get a match report up straight afterwards, rest assured that I’ll post some bits and pieces of juicy gossip in the week to come, assuming I can find any Springboks willing to speak to me!

As for what follows, well… After this tour ends, we’ll head into the off-season proper and generally the news is thin on the ground then anyway. I’m going to be travelling to South Africa for Christmas and New Year, meaning that I’ll continue to be a scarce presence here until mid-January, at which stage we’ll start to ramp up again ahead of the new Super Rugby season.

As always, I really value all the support and will catch up with all of you soon.


31 Comments

  • Good to hear from you Rob! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.11.12 10:49:41 by Argex Reply
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  • Enjoy it, Bra!

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.11.12 10:50:20 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Unacceptable πŸ˜‰ Here’s to a brilliant holiday. Enjoy!

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.11.12 10:58:16 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Know how you feel Roberto! Rugby has also been pushed a little to the back ground at present… but I know that will change as soonas there is NOTHING to watch again! LOL πŸ˜†

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.11.12 10:59:41 by Ice Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 3) : I’m introducing a new system next year… posters who are prepared to pay me R5 per article will have absolute freedom in terms of dictating how often I write… πŸ™‚

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.11.12 11:00:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Then you’re going to die a poor man :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.11.12 11:03:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) : yes, but at least I’ll have a lot of free time πŸ™‚

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.11.12 11:09:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Idle hands are the devil’s playthings πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.11.12 11:15:10 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Ok I am officially wishing 1 weeks Gypo guts on you for rubbing it in so much, Roberto Bustardo, πŸ˜†

    Joking, enjoy bro hope you enjoy every minute of it, and we will even forgive you for singing along when they sing “Flower of Scotland”

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.11.12 11:19:39 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Even if you didnt have a mad dash to the airport after the game you would have to be delusional to think you could get a match report up before Richard.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.11.12 11:39:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.11.12 12:01:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : this is true… the man writes at the speed of thought.

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.11.12 12:08:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cheers hendrik.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.11.12 13:19:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • one of the truly awesome things about being the site administrator is that I can ban people who call me names.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.11.12 13:23:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • Did you write a song Robbo?

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.11.12 13:34:14 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : @robdylan (Comment 14) :

    I saw that. I didn’t realise he was such a sensitive soul. πŸ™„

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.11.12 13:35:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • What have I missed now??

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.11.12 13:42:34 by Ice Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 9) :

    im not even almost Scotish and a sing along to flower of Scotland . What a song !!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.11.12 13:43:21 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 15) : haha… I’m going to enjoy this clash tremendously

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.11.12 14:01:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 17) : the little you-know-what overreacted to my little joke and called me something horrible.

    I banned him.

    End of story.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.11.12 14:03:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Something horrible isnΒ΄t that bad. IΒ΄ve been called worse… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.11.12 14:18:53 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : sorry to say Rob but you can only ban the ones that you know of who actually do it on your website hahahahahahaha πŸ™‚ enjoy the game tommorrow. Bokke going to trample that Scotish thistle.

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.11.12 16:23:15 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 22) : you gotta start somewhere, mate πŸ™‚

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.11.12 16:33:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Always sad if someone has to go overboard and spoil it for everyone, but hey as they say in afrikaans: “as hulle nie luister nie moet hulle maar voel”. Can’t leave everybody to just say just what ever they feel like, there is rules in live that must be followed.

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.11.12 17:05:03 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : He won’t be missed.

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.11.12 17:18:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • you okes banned Hendrik?!!! wth? 😈

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.11.12 00:48:52 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 26) : He forgot to put a smiley face at the end of his insult πŸ˜†

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.11.12 10:39:57 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Who will entertain us with their outrages comments now that Hendrik is gone? 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.11.12 13:07:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 28) : Oh I forgot. wpw is still on here. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.11.12 13:08:08 by Ben Reply
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  • 😈 Ben

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.11.12 13:36:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : On what you said in the article??? All that he needed to do was put a huge LOL smiley! Coz I thought it was funny! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.11.12 09:01:43 by Ice Reply
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