Everitt due a Currie Cup shot

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 13 May 2013 at 15:13
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Let’s assume, for just a second, that we all (well, most of us) get our wish and the Sharks enter the 2014 Super Rugby season with a new coaching team in charge of the side. My view is that while moves to establish that coaching team do need to start as quickly as possible, it’s probably better if it’s not done as a rush job, rather that the appropriate time is spent ensuring that the right people, with the right credentials, are involved.

What this might mean in the short term, though, is that we’ll need an interim coach for the Currie Cup campaign and regular readers of the site probably won’t be too surprised to discover that the man I would back for the job is none other than current Sharks XV and under 21 coach, Sean Everitt.

Now before you all start shouting about how Everitt is tainted by the “culture of failure”, or whatever the term is that we’ve coined today, I’d like you to consider the circumstances under which he’s been asked to coach. With the under 21s, he’s simply never had a squad with anywhere near as much depth or talent as the likes of the Bulls or Province and has done relatively well in his two years in charge. He lost narrowly to WP in the semi-final last year (by a point) and lost to the Bulls in the final the year before. It’s in the Vodacom Cup, though, that his hands have been most tightly bound, with “bigger picture” demands from above often hampering him in terms of being able to select the team that he has faith in. Far too often at that level, Everitt is dictated to in terms of who to select where, at times being unable to finalise a starting team until hours before kick-off.

This year, despite those restrictions, his team did admirably to top the South Section log, before being blown away by a far stronger Lions team in the quarter-final.

What I’m getting at is that Everitt, I feel, tends to punch above his weight as a coach, often delivering more “bang for buck” given the players at his disposal than certain other coaches do. Furthermore, he’s a great man-manager and well-liked by every player I’ve yet spoken to. He’s come up through the ranks and is, I feel, deserving of a shot as head coach in a major competition.

Give Everitt the Currie Cup reigns this season and let him live or die by the decision he (and he alone) has to make. That’s the only way we’ll ever know if he has what it takes.


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  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.13 15:24:26 by overseas shark Reply
  • Nick Mallet

    please….. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.13 15:31:01 by SharksRTB Reply
  • too much to ask that you guys comment on what was actually said in the article?

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.13 15:32:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : What article?

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.13 15:40:42 by SharksRTB Reply

  • Give the guy a chance .Knows the players ,knows the systems and knows their weaknesses…

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.13 15:43:52 by Talent Reply
  • I think that whoever coaches the S15 team next year must start this year with the currie cup…

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.13 15:45:15 by MJ Reply

  • @MJ (Comment 6) : hmmm, so that’s the opposite of what I’m saying ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.05.13 15:56:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : I agree with you. This is a crucial time for the Sharks, we can’t afford to rush into this appointment. This will also give a good young coach a chance.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.13 16:17:17 by war1 Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : On the other hand, probably fair and Sean has earned it…

    But damm, I want to see trophies, and just feel that Mallet is The One.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.05.13 16:24:13 by SharksRTB Reply

  • It would be good for any new S15 coaching team to find their feet in the Currie Cup, but then the Sharks do not have sufficient time to go through a proper selection process. So yes, it would not be a bad idea to give Everitt the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.05.13 16:29:47 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I understand that Plum’s contract expires end of the year? So they may also let him just finish off the Currie Cup – not to have to pay him out before.

    I must say I would be really disappointed in the Sharks management if they renew Plum’s contract.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.05.13 16:32:04 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Anybody else but the current Three Stooges!

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.05.13 16:33:25 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : All those excuses means Everitt will do no better than Plum when we get to the business end of the competition. No no, a little leaven leaveneth the lump. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Naah, new coach, new management, get rid of the rot entirely and introduce us to something new….I think they call it a winning culture? ๐Ÿ˜†

    Best time to start playing around with new structures and new game plans would be the CC. Who cares if we end in sixth position if it means a positive step for SR 2014.

    Fresh guys, we need fresh. No matter how many times you wash a disposable nappy, you just can’t use it or any part of it again. (disposable nappy here would be the entire Sharks managment/structures/gameplans/coaches/tee lady/lawn mower etc.) ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.05.13 16:34:56 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • guys, it’s not going to be Mallett. He does not want to coach a Super Rugby side, with all the traveling that entails.

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.05.13 16:36:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 10) : Why dont they have enough time, If Plums contract was ending this season anyway then Im sure the cogs are already turning behind the scenes.

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.05.13 16:39:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • The selection process for the new coach can start as soon as Smit officially starts at the Sharks as CEO, that’ll leave plenty of time before the CC to find the right coaching combo.

    CC only starts when SR is over….December ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.05.13 16:39:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 13) : My only worry is that if they don’t do a proper selection process, the Sharks management may just call the next ex-Sharks player they have on speed dial.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.05.13 16:40:07 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Which would make him the perfect candidate for Director of Rugby, they don’t travel with the team ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.05.13 16:40:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Awwww and here I imagined that Plum and Deans and all other coaches that had caoched one of the top 3 international teams was just sitting and waiting for the call. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You are going to send people into a tail spin with your logic.

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.05.13 16:42:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : Who is to say they were not planning to extend his contract at the start of the season? In any case most of us are now speculating Plum is toast – we may just be doing some wishful thinking.

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.05.13 16:46:28 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Now back to the article. Yep I agree that Everitt deserves the reigns for the Currie Cup regrdless of who is going to be Super coach.

    Only concern I have, and Im probably wrong here, but isnt Everitt also head coach at Glenwood and wwould he be available for a full time position.

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.05.13 16:46:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 17) : Let’s hope Smit will be brave enough to break that cycle. He’s been around the block so he knows there’s more to pro rugby than former amateur Sharks players.

    Aaaahhh, who would want to be Smit. Everything he takes over has to be built up from scratch after being depleted by some moron before.

    Come to think of it, when he became captain of the Boks, it was after Streauli had messed everything up….ironic? I wonder ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.05.13 16:47:23 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 20) : Even if they were thinking of an extension then no harm would have been done if the process was started as if looking for a anew coach, no harm in seeing who nibbles even if you have already earmaked a candidate.

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.05.13 16:50:11 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I dont know anything about Everitt, but the selection of Marius Joubert at 13 ahead of a young prospect like Tyler Fisher has me scratching my sceptical head

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.05.13 16:50:14 by Saffex Reply

  • Guys, what exactly has Everitt done to “deserve” this shot at CC rugby?

    Being the last man standing hardly makes him deserving, it merely makes him the obvious choice….same as Plumtree was the “obvious” choice after Muir to take over as CC coach….and next thing you know we’ll be another five years down the line with Everitt dishing out the same excuses as Plumtree as to why exactly the players again failed at SR.

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.05.13 16:51:07 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Look I am a huge an admirer of Everitt, I know a couple of guys who’ve played under him. His man management is very good. I never really go into details in terms of his technical ability as a coach with the okes. Having spoken to him on 1 occasion, he’s a great oke. I was pretty impressed by him, he deserves a shot in the senior Currie Cup

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.05.13 16:52:04 by Ludz Reply

  • As much as I would love a new coaching team to take over in Durban, I just can’t shake the nagging feeling that we’d be disappointment all over again a few of years down the line, because the overall management team is not professional enough or don’t have the vision required.

    We need a radical shake-up and rethink of what Sharks rugby is all about and then spend money to get the people and structures in place to make it work holistically.

    Hopefully JS can sort it out, but that remains to be seen.

    A question: What exactly is the Sharks rugby culture? Can anybody tell me?

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.05.13 16:53:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) : That would be Sean Erasmus you referring to and he usually assists with the u19 side

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.05.13 16:54:04 by Ludz Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 23) : If I look at how South Africans go about selecting coaches (just look at the last two Bok interview fiascos), I would be surprised if they thought that far ahead.

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.05.13 16:54:35 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 13) : umm, you’ve got to build a winning culture, you don’t just “introduce” one overnight.

    What’s next, throwing out ALL the players we currently have and buying in new ones?

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.05.13 16:57:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 24) : let’s be honest now, at the beginning of the season, that Sharks XV backline were guys who were all u23 with very little exposure with the senior side, I certainly think a bit of experience was needed in that backline. Tyler as good as he is, remains a work in progress, he’s got a lot to work on in his game

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.05.13 16:58:16 by Ludz Reply

  • @rhineshark (Comment 27) : A question: What exactly is the Sharks rugby culture? Can anybody tell me?

    Very good question that. I have an article idea where I want to write what I think it should be.

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.05.13 17:00:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 28) : Ah well I got the first name right.

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.05.13 17:06:04 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : If the players were the problem, we won’t be having this conversation.

    A winning culture is not introduced by re-treading one of the existing coaches to become the senior coach. He’ll continue along the exact same vane as before.

    A winning culture is also not introduced at senior level, it goes all the way through the age group ranks. To my limited knowledge this would normally achieved by the director of rugby.

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.05.13 17:06:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : Cool. Would love to hear your thoughts on it.

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.05.13 17:08:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 34) : The problem is that South African rugby, in general, does not have a consistent winning culture; whether it’s age group rugby, Sevens or the Boks.

    We have plenty of players and some great talent, but there is a distinct lack of ONE VISION from schools right through to seniors.

    This “Bok traditional strengths” crap must end. We haven’t had a significant size advantage in rugby for a while now, so why we still think it’s our strength is moronic.

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.05.13 17:14:15 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 35) : give me a few days…. or mail me if you have any ideas.

    I’m thinking more about a “Sharks creed” or value statement. The things that we need each member of the team to be able to say and live by.

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.05.13 17:14:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 36) : spoken (or typed) with the sort of clarity that only an expat could manage…

    (I’m going to pick up flak for that comment in 3…2…1…)

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.05.13 17:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • The one thing about the Sharks culture that needs changing is how players are seen as collateral.

    Look at Kanko, his form is not up to scratch, they merely drop him and it is up to him to get back to form.

    Seems age group players are treated even worse, your form is not up to scratch, find yourself a new union willing to put time and effort into you development.

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.05.13 17:23:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • I hope the whole team from Streauli down to the 3 super coaches. Don’t think any of the O/21 or O/19 coaches should take over as head coach. The new head coach need to besomeone new from outside of the Sharks that has been a head coach of a “big” team. Sean could be an assistant coach. I would appoint Jimmy Stonehouse as head coach to start in the Currie Cup with Sean as assistant. If need be pay Plum to go away.

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.05.13 17:25:52 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.05.13 18:06:11 by rhineshark Reply
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  • If we can for example appoint someone of nick Mallet’s calibre, Sean can form part of his coaching team so that skills can be transferred to him. This would also give Sean an opportunity to implement the same structure in the Vodacom side so that we start we have a top down Sharks brand. If we can’t get the person we want, we can therefore give Sean an opportunity. We just need to be careful not to just throw someone in the deep end, the expectation is too much.

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.05.13 18:15:38 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 26) : What makes you think we need a man manager? As far as I’m concerned, technical ability should have a much higher weighting. Can’t be having guys that can’t catch, pass, ruck and tackle at this level. A team that plays such an obvious game that I can even coach a team to defend against them.

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.05.13 18:26:30 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 31) : One certainty is that I would not be selecting an old man like Joubert in my VC side – never. Its just plain stupidity. Fisher is the future, he should be playing. Joubert should be on the beach with his feet up

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.05.13 18:34:14 by Saffex Reply

  • john plumtree is the sharks coach unless shark buy him out or he wants to go. but i like to see him + sean + a top forward coach to come in with an attack coach a kicking coach.

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.05.13 19:18:42 by steve haag Reply

  • Nick Mallet

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.05.13 19:41:28 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Read the article, not the comments.

    Cannot begin to tell you how tough it is for a guy that is not known for his rugby playing days to become a pro-coach in the game.

    You have to do 100% more than those guys who come with a so-called reputation.

    Everitt is one such guy, did the hard yards and not only should he be put in charge of Sharks CC team, he should be given a shot at SR 2014.

    On a different note, been reading comments on different articles on here of people looking for answers to the current โ€˜crisisโ€™.

    Simple lads and ladies โ€“ egoโ€™s.

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.05.13 20:23:30 by Mornรฉ Reply
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 43) : I didn’t say he doesn’t have the technical knowledge to become a coach at this level, just that I’ve never discussed that with the okes I know who’ve played under him

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.05.13 23:44:03 by Ludz Reply

  • The Sharks are a big club. They need a coach of international repute. Not a no name brand.

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.05.13 00:36:16 by Feather Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    Looking forward to see it.

    I think they should get with the program of being in Durban. Start with doing the LO calls and everything else in English. Whether the majority of players are Boerseuns or not, the team identity should be Natalian and English and bigger than that of the individuals. Dualism is okay while the going is good, but when the wheels come off, it exacerbates the hidden fault lines.

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.05.13 04:55:14 by fyndraai Reply
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  • I enjoyed this site at first, I am now having second thoughts. Why fire Plum,Bashie and Hugh ?? They took the team to two finals last year.
    Use Sean as a coach. If he was any good the Kings or any of the A Vodacom sides would have snapped him up I guess.
    Why is he still nestling amongst the minnows. Obviously he is a follower. He puts the blocks in place so that the players who move up to the S15 side know the basics.
    If he had any potential he would have been snapped up long ago.
    I enjoy interesting debate but some of the lead stories on this site remind me a little bit of the Keo site in the old days when he was blowing smoke up everyone’s ass.

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.05.13 06:39:15 by DaveB Reply

  • @Mornรฉ (Comment 47) : The crisis is the mass of injuries. Why fire the coach when he has a bad stack of cards.

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.05.13 06:41:40 by DaveB Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 20) : Plums contract expires at the end of the CC. Discussions are in place to renew for another 2 years. Personally I hope they do extend. He is a great coach.

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.05.13 06:48:08 by DaveB Reply

  • @fyndraai (Comment 49) : that’s a very interesting point…. got something to do with the story in this morning’s Beeld?

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.05.13 06:49:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @DaveB (Comment 51) : Ever heard the saying “the straw that broke the camel’s back”? I look at the players (Smit, Barrit, JPP, Bismarck, Jannie, Muller, Terblanche, Beast, Sykes, Deysel, Botes, Frans, Ruan, Lambie, Alberts, Freddie etc) the Sharks have had since 2007 to date and I ask myself what would another coach have achieved with these guys? We have tremendous success in the boardroom but that success hasn’t been transferred to the field. It is criminal that the Sharks have never won a SR title. Hence I conclude that the expectation from us is huge and appointing a coach without a track record has the potential to end in tears.

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.05.13 07:03:56 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Plumtree has never been anything more than average Mr Dave B, disgruntled Sharks fans have every right to call for Plum’s head if the results aren’t coming

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.05.13 07:05:07 by Ludz Reply

  • @DaveB (Comment 52) : you have a personal relationship with him, don’t you?

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.05.13 07:14:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : No Rob, just watched a lot of rugby over a period of time. Admire him as a coach compared to what Alister Coetzee brings to the Stormers (for example) Wish I did know him.

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.05.13 07:18:41 by DaveB Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 55) : Just as disgruntled as you Ludz ! Had such high hopes at the start of the year. Now down in the depths of dispair. Do not believe there is a better coach available right now ….. unless of course we should go for Johan Ackerman from the Lions ….(LOL)

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.05.13 07:21:06 by DaveB Reply

  • @DaveB (Comment 58) : So what’s the injury count up to now? 25? 30?

    Plum seems to add an extra 3 or 4 to the number in each interview… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.05.13 07:21:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : I could live with Everitt taking charge but I would prefer it if there is a senior coach in a director of rugby role. That way the big man can oversee all levels of rugby, which will make transitioning between teams much easier. At the same time, I would like to see a significantly increased coaching staff. Most unions have 7 coaches where we have three (4 if you count the fitness bloke but he doesn’t seem to feature much).

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.05.13 07:31:12 by King Shark Reply
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  • @DaveB (Comment 53) : Great coaches win more than just two Currie Cups in five years. He is a good coach but it is time for somebody to convert our potential into results.

    There is absolutely no bragging value in saying to people that the Sharks are the team with the most play-off appearances (other than the Crusaders) for as long as we don’t win it. Until our captain lifts the Cup after the final 80 minutes of the season, we are no better than the Rebels, Force, Kings, Highlanders, or Lions. I want the Sharks to be mentioned with the Blues, Brumbies, Crusaders, Bulls, Reds, and Chiefs – Championship Teams.

    Plum is not getting us there.

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.05.13 07:36:19 by King Shark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : I think he counts the Vodacom Cup guys too. They are his “backups” afterall ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.05.13 07:37:05 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 61) : Here is their support staff King Shark……at my coun t it is 10;
    John Plumtree – Head Coach
    Grant Bashford – Assistant Coach
    Hugh-Reece Edwards – Assistant Coach
    Trevor Barnes – Team Manager
    Dr Alan Kourie – Team Doctor
    Mark Steele – Strength & Conditioning Coach
    Clinton Isaacs – Performance Analyst
    Jimmy Wright – Biokineticist
    Dean Macquet – Physiotherapist
    Bob Russell – Masseur

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.05.13 07:48:22 by DaveB Reply

  • Anybody seen Manchester City’s manager has been let go.

    Apparently because they, Manchester City, came in second in the Premier league (or something). This after the guy took them to their first (some or other) cup in something like 30 years in 2011, and their first (yet another cup which I dont know) in 45 years in 2012.

    I think we’ve been MORE than patient with Plumtree and co. Get yourself some of those standards.

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.05.13 07:48:56 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : Last count I saw was 16. Where did you see the 25/30. I must have missed that posting.

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.05.13 07:52:07 by DaveB Reply

  • @DaveB (Comment 66) : After the Landers game he had us at 20 ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    He’s so out of touch he doesn’t know whom he dropped and who’s injured, maybe Kanko should send him an sms just to remind him that he’s not injured. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.05.13 07:57:23 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • You know things hitting rock bottom when reports about cliques and rifts between Afrikaners and English in the squad surface. Seriously okes – have we not moved on from that a while ago?

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.05.13 07:58:43 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @DaveB (Comment 64) : And only 3 of those actually coach. The coaching team is too “lig in die broek” (if I may still use that term) for this level = both in number and in skills

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.05.13 08:01:41 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 65) : ya in football, it’s simple, you don’t perform, you’re gonna, ended 2nd behind Man United

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.05.13 08:15:12 by Ludz Reply

  • @DaveB (Comment 51) : Which we last in spectacular manner! and every year its a new excuse. In 2008 it was Steyn’s fault for “not being a team man” and being happy being played at every position bar scrummy! 2009, No Steyn but then that Pesky Waylon was to blame, in 2010 bad refs, in 2011 no centres, in 2012 the bad start? and this year injuries! Enough! We need to win the finals! NOT JUST SCRAPE INTO THEM! Most of us whant more than mediocrity from the Sharks! and this year they have been plain and simple shite!

    @FireTheLooser (Comment 65) : and he had a 68% success rate with the club, only one with a higher succes rate was Sir Alex Ferguson, what is Plums Success rate?!

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.05.13 08:19:08 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • So everyone’s throwing around names like Mallet and even Robbie Deans as possible replacements for the beleaguered John plumtree. The Sharks need a coach with experience, someone who has coached at the highest level before, and importantly, someone who is prepared to make Durban his home. Well there is someone available who fits all those criteria, our very own Rudolf Straeuli.

    Hahahaha, I wish the powers that be did decide on someone like the above-mentioned Mr Straeuli, then we will see how quickly fans decide that Plum wasn’t that bad after all.

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.05.13 08:30:05 by jonnow Reply

  • @Sharksmad โ€“ The Blogโ€™s Dudette (Comment 71) : Exactly, why did we have a bad start last year? Plum had a nice holiday and at the half way mark, the players decided to play rugby and not rely on Plum. The guy is just lucky to be in charge of this group. Let’s get someone that will make these guys reach their full potential and play as a team with brains.

  • Comment 73, posted at 14.05.13 09:25:28 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 73) : Bad start = no preparation, planning, strategy and tactics formulation in the pre-season. Is that acceptable for a union such as the Sharks?

  • Comment 74, posted at 14.05.13 09:28:37 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • We should have read between the lines years ago when other coaches used to say that the Sharks are deadly on the counter. Counter attack from broken play can’t really be coached, it’s the players natural instinct, his skill set and natural talent. Take Mvovo, JPP and KD for example, what they do on the field is instinctive. They were saying, don’t make mistakes against the Sharks and you’ll beat them cause they offer nothing you can’t defend against.

  • Comment 75, posted at 14.05.13 09:39:59 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 2) : I think Teichmann is on the board at the Sharks (or something similar). I dont think he will vote for him!
    If the Kings can bring in a coach like Matt Sexton – who has done an incredible job so far – their injury list on a squad thin on talent is lower than ours.We need a pro – we are a top union, with enough money to bring in a big name coach. Personally I think we should have Jake White.

  • Comment 76, posted at 14.05.13 10:38:06 by Caratacus Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 54) :

    If I could, I’d edit out that last sentence in my post. I know nothing of fault lines. The rest is okay.

  • Comment 77, posted at 14.05.13 13:39:55 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 77) : ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think you’re right and I’m sure there are some fault lines…. just not the obvious one that Buchner has chosen to pick at.

  • Comment 78, posted at 14.05.13 13:41:56 by robdylan Reply
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