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It’s always darkest before the new broom sweeps in the dawn (or something)


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 14 Jun 2013 at 11:25
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Not the best headline I’ve ever come up with, you’ll agree, but since it’s Friday, I hope you’ll look past that and read a little further. It’s been a hell of a week for everyone involved with Sharks rugby and I think we need to take a few minutes to pause, reflect and figure out where we’re actually trying to get to.

Let me preface this by reiterating, just in case it’s necessary, that I am fully behind John Smit and the changes that he is making at the Sharks. A very strong culture of “good enough” seems to have pervaded that organisation over the years, a feeling that as long as we’re “sort of up there every year”, that we’ll be fine. Smit’s vision, as far as I can understand it, is different. He wants the Sharks to consistently be the best, to be the undisputed leaders in everything that they do. I understand that there are people who perhaps don’t buy into that vision and are comfortable with the old, free-wheeling, laissez-faire Sharks culture. That was the Banana Boys culture, the “have a go hero” mentality that won the Natal side many fans in the amateur era, but only so far as they continued to be underdogs.

Smit wants the Sharks to be a rugby powerhouse. He doesn’t like it that the Bulls are better than us in every meaningful metric. He wants to change that. And I support him.

Now change never comes without casualties. This is a fact of life. A fair bit of energy is being expended within the “old boys club” of former players loyal to John Plumtree, on slating the new CEO for doing what he felt he had to do. That’s understandable, I guess, because loyalty is an admirable quality, but I’d like those players to be loyal to the Sharks family as a whole, too. Where were these guys, with their soundbites and pithy comments, when the team was struggling and fans were leaving the Park in their droves? Where have those players been while the man in the street has been tearing his hair out and weeping tears of frustration because his beloved team has lost yet another final, failed to win yet another trophy? Have they perhaps been coaching club sides? Getting involved in rugby development? Doing anything?

No, I think we need to accept that what Smit wants to do is going to make him unpopular in some circles, but that he’s unlikely to be deterred by that fact. Over the course of his career to date, John Smit has shown a remarkable ability to get people to work together, despite their differences. He’s a people person and a born leader and he’s just the guy we need to take us forward. These next few months are going to be bumpy, I’m sure, as players, coaches and administrators all figure out whether they fit into the new picture or not. If we keep our eyes on where we want to be, though, we will be fine. It’s a time for focusing on the big picture, in other words.

John Smit, welcome to the Sharks. Welcome home. Do what you have to do and we’ll support you.


99 Comments

  • I like it. Let’s make some omelettes!

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.06.13 11:31:25 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : well done! I really should have worked that into the title

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.06.13 11:37:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great article rob for one I’m behind him i and i believe that he is going to change things for the beter and i believe that he is going to piss off alot of people but like u said look at the bigger picture here. Welcome back barney and all the best to you and can’t wait to dominate world rugby they way it’s sepose to be sharks for live

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.06.13 11:38:39 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : New broom sweeping eggshells up at dawn?

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.06.13 11:39:16 by war1 Reply
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  • Ditto! 😎

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.06.13 11:40:22 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Time to grab the bull by the tail and look him in the eye.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.06.13 11:51:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Good to get rid of the old boys club members. Everybody knows you can’t change the spots on an old dog.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.06.13 11:54:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 7) : A new tune is almost like having a holiday

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.06.13 11:57:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • John should just go in and lay all his eggs on the table.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.06.13 12:07:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hopefully these tough decisions don’t snowball into a can of worms.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.06.13 12:08:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Then again it’s not exactly rocket surgery.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.06.13 12:11:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • John will no doubt discover that if it’s not one thing it’s two things. Either that or it will be half of one, six dozen of another.

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.06.13 12:14:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : You’re enjoying this ‘eh Mc

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.06.13 12:17:58 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Yoh you guys are too much

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.06.13 12:19:11 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • 100% agree Rob. Good article. Do what needs to be done John, we’re behind you. Enough with this happy go lucky attitude. Before the Bulls game, I think it was Lambie who said that if they win the remaining games they’ll consider the season a success. Wtf???

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.06.13 12:20:43 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 13) : Kakpraat -My specialist subject. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.06.13 12:21:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hopefully folks will be able to follow where John is coming from.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.06.13 12:23:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :
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    @McLovin (Comment 12) :

    Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant!!

    Are you available to do some future headings for us?

    If not, you should think about writing a PDivvy Book of Quotable Quotes..

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.06.13 12:24:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • EXCELLENT ARTICLE! !!

    Time for the old boys to accept that I the professional Rugby era a honest effort is not enough;results are what matters.

    Sharks rugby had long been an old boys club for certain players past their prime; time for them to leave the decision-making to those still in touch with the game.

    We’ve got your back Barney!

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.06.13 12:26:16 by Big Fish Reply
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  • On the article itself, well written Rob.

    I fear it is a bit of sour grapes for those old boys who also wanted to be CEO when they grow up..

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.06.13 12:27:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : I take a lot of inspiration from PdV. He can go in cold turkey and get egg on his face with the best of them.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.06.13 12:29:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) : I like how you exposed the elephant in the china shop.

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.06.13 12:37:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : Ja, they all thought it would be as easy as falling off a piece of cake.

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.06.13 12:42:19 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Regarding the “old boys club” I think you will find that what is riling them the most and what their beef is about is the way the matter of Plums axing and van Zyls treatment was handled. I dont think they wish the team Jon ill.

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.06.13 12:43:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • The Big Lebowski: What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski?
    The Dude: Dude.
    The Big Lebowski: Huh?
    The Dude: Uhh… I don’t know sir.
    The Big Lebowski: Is it being prepared to do the right thing, whatever the cost? Isn’t that what makes a man?
    The Dude: Hmmm… Sure, that and a pair of testicles.

    Welcome home, Barney! If anyone has the minerals to do this job right, I’m willing to bet it’s you.

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.06.13 12:49:31 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 24) : Team John Ill? You should make a career out of this…

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.06.13 12:50:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Amen to this whole article.

    @McLovin (Comment 21) : I was tempted to join in but then again all good things must lead to Rome

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.06.13 12:50:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Okes, remember it’s easier to shoot the fish that are in a row

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.06.13 12:50:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • And anyway, if life gives you melons, make hay.

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.06.13 12:53:50 by rhineshark Reply
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  • In van Zyl’s defence though, better the Devil you know than to never have loved at all

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.06.13 12:54:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : True. And one swallow is worth two in the bush.

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.06.13 13:01:20 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Hope the new guys have all their ducks on the same page.

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.06.13 13:01:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : correction – the team OR Jon ill. 😳
    Make a career out of what? bad sentence construction….I’ll leave that to the journo’s.

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.06.13 13:02:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 33) : I thought Team John Ill was an oblique reference to the guy from North Korea, Kim Jong Il…

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.06.13 13:04:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • Can’t wait for the Sharks to break the records of most consecutive super rugby and currie cup trophies…

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.06.13 13:08:07 by King Shark Reply
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  • If worse comes to shove he can always turn a blind eye to what people are saying.

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.06.13 13:08:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • I hope John Smit manages to take the Sharks out of the laager – hope it’s not into the fire.

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.06.13 13:08:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 35) : Not sure the sun is going to burn that long. 😈

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.06.13 13:11:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • You okes are a hoot. 😆

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.06.13 13:14:15 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : Lol, no but that oak is one tough cookie to crack.

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.06.13 13:15:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • At least everbody no knows to shape up or ship shape.

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.06.13 13:24:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : Also my worry, but seems ok at this stage.
    Lets see who the head coach will be first…

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.06.13 13:25:58 by Uli Reply
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  • Time to make like tree and head out.

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.06.13 13:30:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Uli (Comment 42) : Finding a decent coach, who is interested in the job or not already contracted elsewhere, is going to be like looking for a needle under the bridge.

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.06.13 13:30:13 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 44) : I know,
    So I wonder what they up too… read this.

    http://www.sarugbymag.co.za/blog/details/sharks-to-appoint-south-african-coach

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.06.13 13:38:05 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 45) : That coach might be Brendon Venter then. In England the DOR is normally the coach, so maybe we’ve adapted the same lingo down in Durban now that we’re married to Sarries.

    Check out the Saracens Officials:

    Chairman: Nigel Wray
    Chief Executive: Edward Griffiths
    Directors: Jannie Durand, Nick Leslau, Dominic Silvester
    Technical Director: Brendan Venter
    Director of Rugby/1st Team Coach: Mark McCall
    Forwards Coach: Alex Sanderson
    Defence and Forwards Coach: Paul Gustard
    Backs Coach: Kevin Sorrell
    Kicking Coach and Physio: Dan Vickers
    High Performance Director: Scott Murphy
    Rugby Manager: Mike Hynard
    Academy Coach: Mosese Rauluni
    Academy Manager: Jan Bonney

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.06.13 13:47:55 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 46) : Yes but the article refers back the Venter as DOR and not as the SA coach that they will be employing?

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.06.13 13:54:45 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 47) : Doesn’t mean they won’t later just let him do the coaching. Think about it – who is there, other than Venter, who is willing and without a coaching contract from 2014 onward?

    And someone, who is better than Venter. What’s the bet we win the Currie Cup with Brendan as coach and he automatically becomes next year’s S15 coach.

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.06.13 14:05:49 by rhineshark Reply
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  • they will appoint a coach to work under Venter. It won’t be a big name

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.06.13 14:06:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : Do you have any idea who it might/could be?

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.06.13 14:08:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 45) : Another interesting article on there about Brian van Zyl and that he does not really deserve the reputation of being the dynamic CEO he seems to have, e.g. that he wanted Straeuli to become the CEO

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  • The way its panning out I think Dawie Theron will be the obvious choice, he should be free and obviously has the right connections. We can then call it the new boys club.

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.06.13 14:15:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 52) : Well, if he can win the JWC this year with the forwards he has at his disposal, he would do wonders with the superstars in Durban.

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.06.13 14:25:13 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 51) : take it with lots of salt, given who wrote it.

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.06.13 14:47:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : mmm wonder if that’s a bad thing…..

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.06.13 14:54:50 by Uli Reply
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  • and Mallet working for IRB now

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.06.13 14:57:27 by Uli Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : The way Brian acted so far in the Plumtree saga seems to validate some of the points made. I don’t necessarily believe all that is claimed, but some things do make sense.

    It is clear that the John Smit position has been forced on Brian, but the professional thing would not be to try and undercut your new CEO in the press.

    I think there are some interesting times ahead. Welcome to rugby boardroom politics Barney

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 52) : I think u might be right with dawie wouldn’t mind him as couch i mean he has to work with new players almost every year or second year and look what he has done

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.06.13 15:10:39 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • Did anyone read that crap coming from a Seriously Shit sport site. basically (and this is the way I understood it) it says Smit and Plum didnt get along well at the end and neither did Smit and Bismarck and that Bissie is now uncertain of his future with the Sharks. That’s Rich. 🙄

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  • @SteelShark (Comment 59) : where did you read that

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.06.13 15:17:52 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @SteelShark (Comment 59) : Gavin Rich?

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.06.13 15:20:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 59) : What is the site. SS?
    Anyway we will soon see what is going on – I wont be surprised if there are further ructions amongst the players particularly with those loyal to Plum.

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.06.13 15:22:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Rob & Sammy: Jip

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.06.13 15:23:22 by SteelShark Reply
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  • I’m guessing Swys De Bruin? (For new Sharks coach)

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.06.13 15:27:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Well if bissi leaves I am done with the Sharks. finished.

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.06.13 15:32:00 by Uli Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 64) : That sounds like something that should have happened years ago… I wont complain.

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.06.13 15:32:42 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 66) : I’m thinking pretty left-field here based on some clues read on other sites but I may be way off.

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.06.13 15:35:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 64) : That would be to emulate the Bulls just a bit too much:

    Pine Pienaar vs. Swys de Bruin, those names belong in the Voortrekker monument. 😈

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.06.13 15:36:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 68) : Tracked down his Facebook page in the meantime and based on a comment he made there it sounds like he’s still very happy at the Lions.

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.06.13 15:39:28 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 68) : Do you even know what Swys had done for Sharks rugby ?

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.06.13 15:40:28 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 65) : Good riddance to bad rubbish? :mrgreen:

    If Bissie leaves because of Smit as Ceo, I’d ask him to make sure he takes all of his anchor friends with him. Time for change, you either embrace it, or get crushed standing in its way.

    I think it’s the 2010 rumor book just being dusted off with a new spin-off. A load of hyped-up journalistic garbage. 😉

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.06.13 15:43:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Uli (Comment 70) : Did I accidentally step on your new found blue bull toe?

    Those names suck, en geen dutchman sal ooit weer die Sharks afrig nie, ons los hulle vir jou blou span. 😈

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.06.13 15:46:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 71) : Why just because of JS? Seriously, I don’t agree, JS is not a “GOD”. I dont know if those reports are true. But it sounds like it could have some kind of validation. I for one hope that non of it is true.

    But yea maybe its the 2010 book being dusted off. Lets hope for that rather.

  • Comment 73, posted at 14.06.13 15:48:36 by Uli Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 72) : Pasop wat jy sê my seun….

    Jy behandel jouself nou soos sekere Blou Bull ondersteuners.

    BTW Bredan Venter is Afrikaans so gaan sit maar in jou gat en huil my seun.

  • Comment 74, posted at 14.06.13 15:49:34 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 74) : Well you’re just as touchy as the typical bulls supporter too… 🙄

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 75) : Ag wat, jy se dit, ek sê dat…

  • Comment 76, posted at 14.06.13 16:05:20 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 76) : It’s called comment ping-pong, induced by a deep seated frustration at a lack of exciting rugby on display (and how can you go from supporting the Sharks to becoming a Bulls supporter?)

    @Uli (Comment 73) : John Smit hasn’t even officially taken office, yet he managed to create more change than has been evident for the past 5 years.

    Even if it fails, I still won’t mind, because at least somebody had the spine to do something to try and rectify what has clearly been sub-standard performances. Especially in light of van Zyl already wanting to hand Plumtree another 2 year contract, that after another failed SR campaign.

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  • guys please… relax

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 75) :
    Keegan, is that you? 😈 😆

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  • @SteelShark (Comment 63) : that article is made-up bullshit

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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) : When can we expect to hear who the new coach is?

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 81) : I suspect that announcement will be held back until John actually takes up his post…. so early July

  • Comment 82, posted at 14.06.13 16:48:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rob: Some people are realy lacking in the integrity department.

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  • @SteelShark (Comment 83) : don’t look to a journo for integrity mate…. that’s like expecting fidelity from a whore

  • Comment 84, posted at 14.06.13 16:56:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh boy!

    Now they have a new CEO with no qualifications;
    A DOR who will coach in the CC but not in SR and is still under contract elsewhere;
    A network rooting for the old coach;
    Public differences of opinion between the new and the outgoing CEO who supposedly will be his mentor ❓

    The heading should have been: “Things will get worse before they get better.”

  • Comment 85, posted at 14.06.13 17:21:59 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 85) : You know what they say: The more things change is as good as a holiday.

  • Comment 86, posted at 14.06.13 17:29:28 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 85) : ag you know what – even when Kings Park is literally ON FIRE, it’s still better to be a Sharks supporter than a Bulls one.

    TERUG IN JOU DOOS, ASSEBLIEF.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 78) : I was just pulling his blue chain….sooo touchy these bulls supporters 😆

    Veral wanner ek verwys na ons Dutch heritage 😈

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 88) : look i don’t know what the big hype is over the word dutch cause i’m probably more dutch than most of the idiots that get offended by it

  • Comment 89, posted at 14.06.13 19:03:39 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @sharks4eve2013 (Comment 89) : I don’t get it either, which is why I find it amusing. It’s also mostly the bulls supporters that get offended by it, as if they’ve cornered the market on being Afrikaans. 😆

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  • Im Afrikaans as well and find it amusing too 😈

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 90) : @SteelShark (Comment 91) : and that’s what pisses me off the most work with these idiots considering i stay in blue bull’s COUNTry and i ask them way do you guys get offended and they say it’s because they afrikaans bla bla bla and then i piss them off by saying that doesn’t make u dutch it makes you a boer i’m the one that should get offended cause i’m really more dutch first generation my grandad from Holland my uncle and my dad made in holland issued in sa so that pisses them off more they got the mentality of a hard lywige bat prop but that’s me

  • Comment 92, posted at 14.06.13 19:25:49 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 87) :

    It surprises me that you guys are not more alarmed by this.

    Does it not bother you that John Smit is thrown in right at the deep end, instead of being appointed in a position where he could be groomed and prepared for the job? It’s bothered me, but now I think I’m beginning to understand. It seems there is a faction on the board who wants to wield power from behind the scenes so they appointed a CEO that is popular but inexperienced that they can manipulate and control. Sharks fans should be seriously alarmed by now.

    Perhaps they underestimate John Smit and he’ll rid the Sharks of this in due course and be his own man. It will take a while though, so this is not the end of the Sharks’ woes. It’s not even the beginning of the end!

    Of course, it’s all pure speculation on my part Reasonable or not? You decide.

  • Comment 93, posted at 14.06.13 20:05:49 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 93) : I trust John. And I trust that a guy like Steven Saad wouldn’t be getting involved with the Sharks unless he was both passionate about the team and also committed to its success.

    You know, it really is just possible that van Zyl really IS the bad guy in all of this.

  • Comment 94, posted at 14.06.13 20:09:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 94) :

    It will be all good then. :gosharks:

    Won’t be a bad day to be a Sharks supporter when Kings Park is literally ON FIRE either. They be moving to the new stadium. 😆

  • Comment 95, posted at 14.06.13 20:47:03 by fyndraai Reply
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  • I think it was a big mistake for John Smit to tie himself so publicly to the Plumtree affair. Since he had no official say so in the matter, he could have easily stayed aloof and then on July 1st in his speech to the team, could have plausibly said: We all loved Plummo, but it’s a new day at the Sharks and we need to look forward and work together.
    Now he will have to deal with the enmity of Plumtree’s friends and allies, who will see him as the face of the firing. This is the problem with being inexperienced.

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.06.13 01:12:33 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 84) : That’s not nice, boss. There are a precious few of us who can spell integrity and know what it means.

  • Comment 97, posted at 15.06.13 16:08:30 by Shaz Reply
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  • @Shaz (Comment 97) : nothing personal, Shaz, but in general, your ilk has not covered itself in glory with the way this affair has been reported.

  • Comment 98, posted at 15.06.13 16:55:06 by robdylan Reply
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    Idiot. I like it! 😎

  • Comment 99, posted at 15.06.13 17:31:21 by klempie Reply

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