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Unwanted record looms


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 16 May 2013 at 13:31
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Should the Sharks do the unthinkable and actually lose to the Western Force tomorrow, it would mark the first time in well over a decade that the side has lost six straight matches within a single campaign.

The Sharks have, over the years, tended to establish something of a pattern of runs of good and bad form in succession, but while the loss of five straight games equals the horror start to the 2010 Season, one has to go as far back as the disastrous Super 12 campaign of 2000 to find a run of six defeats.

In fact, if looking at win-less runs across campaigns, the Sharks lost their last two games of the 2009 campaign as well, which together with that losing streak at the start of 2010 meant 7 games lost in a row. In 2005, the side did indeed go through six consecutive games without a win, but since that sixth match was drawn, rather than lost, it’s not quite the same thing. 2005 is also teh last time that Sharks went through an overseas tour without recording a single victory, which would again be the case this year should the Perth result go against them.

All-in-all, losing this game would be a very, very bad thing for the squad of 2013… Let’s hope they rise to the challenge!


18 Comments

  • And who was our coach in 2000? the same oke who’s coaching our backline now…

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.05.13 14:18:57 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Eish….

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.05.13 14:26:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 1) : eh oops

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.05.13 14:36:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • A new record yes, could get even beter as we play the Bulls next.

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.05.13 14:52:30 by JD Reply
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  • Records are made to be broken, period. 😈 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.05.13 15:03:31 by Uli Reply
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  • Nah, Sharks will win tomorrow and turn their season around and top the SA conference or is that wishful thinking 😯

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.05.13 15:04:39 by TheLegend Reply
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  • @TheLegend (Comment 6) : This is real life not The Mighty Ducks

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.05.13 15:27:24 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Hey CapeSharks not even the Mighty Ducks can do that with plum as coach.

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.05.13 15:54:54 by JD Reply
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  • Hallo i’m new and enjoy the comment’s made makes my day every day and I do believe we can top our confrince for the simple reason bulls only need to lose 3 time’s 2 times againts us and one’s againt’s the men from the states like I said I’ll always believe we got a shout at this

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.05.13 16:02:49 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @sharks4eve2013 (Comment 9) : Agree bulls still have to play cheetahs and stormers away so there is a slim change that we can have a Mighty Ducks season after all

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.05.13 16:15:53 by TheLegend Reply
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  • @TheLegend (Comment 10) : And then suddenly Plum is the hero of another miracle season and gets 4 more years. I’m tired of miracle seasons!

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.05.13 16:22:44 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • True but I hate losing and who doesn’t but hate being behind strormers got to many friends in that deparment and bulls I work with them every day in PTA I’ll rather let him be the hero then be bottem of the log

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.05.13 16:29:57 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • Sorry to say but there’s now way the Sharks will make the play-offs this year. To do that they should have won atleast 3-4 games more than they did.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.05.13 16:30:47 by JD Reply
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  • Hoping for a win today, but I don’t think we’ll make the play off stage this year. If we lose this game the next one vs the Bulls will be so much harder 😐
    Fridays are so unproductive :mrgreen: and I can’t even watch the game 😐

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.05.13 09:35:51 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • @RedSharkUtd82 (Comment 14) : hey – you’re a new blogger! You should send an email to [email protected] and she’ll send you an interesting questionnaire to fill in 🙂

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.05.13 10:02:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • I take that this is her email adress

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.05.13 10:28:54 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @sharks4eve2013 (Comment 16) : correct. All new bloggers should contact her

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.05.13 10:30:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : More a commentator than blogger lol :mrgreen: but will do :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.05.13 13:30:44 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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