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Bulls are proudly back!!

September 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

Wow, i love it! yes I am a Sharks supporter but to see the Blue machine back is a brilliant sight! besides what would rugby be without a WP/Sharks/Bulls rivary?? it’s the trilogy of SA rugby! it’s what makes the springboks so powerfull !!

remember how other teams have struggled this year against the Pums1? i can saftely say this is the best performance any team has put up against the Pumas in the history of the Currie Cup. Well done Bulls, look forward to seeing you in the semi’s!!!

The Bulls have proven once more, that it’s not who you put in the team, but what you put in the team!! not only is this a good sign for Blue Bull rugby but an excellent sign for Springbok rugby in the future to come!

Sport24 go fly a kite

September 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

I Enjoy sport24 in fact it’s probably my favourite website and I visit the dam site at least 10 times a day, sometimes more. But I’m shocked at the way their commentary team presents a game to the public. for the first time i decided to drop rugby365 and try out sport24′s commentary. well never again. not only was I kicked off the chat twice for viewing my opinion on the kak commentary bu througout the game the sport24 commentator was throwing cheap shots at our players like a little f*cking girl.

Habana and Smit being the biggest victims. . .”the Skipper has made his name gat” was one chirp.

Really it’s pathetic! people all over the country tune in to follow the game and the last thing they need is a bloody biased commentator!

you could clearly see this arsehole favoured some players and completely victimised others! as a proffesional site it’s childish behaviour.

you okes are chops and as I said on the chat before rudly being kicked off, you guys need to shape up or ship out with your excuse of commentary. stop treating your fans like shit! or they won’t come back

you are just a bloody media corporation, you are not god and us as users have every right to voice our opinion of your site and service so don’t stop us! take it as constructive critisism and improve areas that need to be improved.

bloody rude i tell you

looks like Smith will lead SA

September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Judging by what Hudson says in this article, Graeme Smith will come out of captaincy retirement and lead the team against Australia in the limited formats of the game. probably the best decision in my mind. . . who else?

Source : http://www.supersport.com/cricket/article.aspx?Id=1056461

South Africa’s national selectors will be meeting at the Wanderers on Thursday with all their finest plans for the limited-overs series against Australia thrown into disarray by the shock news that new captain AB de Villiers has fractured a finger on his left hand.

So Andrew Hudson, Gary Kirsten, Corrie van Zyl, Vincent Barnes and Shafiek Abrahams not only have to quickly find another new captain for the two T20 internationals and three ODIs against Australia, but also a wicketkeeper.

While Hashim Amla is the designated vice-captain, there is a school of thought that Graeme Smith should return to lead the team in such a tough series against our arch-rivals.

Whether many of the South African public have forgiven Smith for his jaywalking escapade to Ireland after the World Cup disappointment remains to be seen and the imposing left-hander has also had a cursed run of broken fingers and hands and knee injuries, as well as just two half-centuries in 23 innings in the last 18 months.

While all the other batsmen are shaking off the pre-season rust in either the Champions League or SuperSport Series, Smith is not, as he is recovering from a knee operation.

But South Africa’s most successful captain has been assiduous in his preparation for the new season and his absence, plus that of De Villiers, could leave the batting exposed.

Counting against Amla is his total lack of experience of captaincy at international level, as well as his reluctance to lead. National selection convenor Andrew Hudson told SuperSport.com on Wednesday that it is not a simple matter of the vice-captain stepping up.

“We need to talk about the captaincy. It was understood when Hashim agreed to take on the vice-captaincy that he still wants to be a lower-profile member of the team. It depends on what Gary Kirsten wants too … there are a number of factors to consider,” Hudson said.

TEAM BALANCE THROWN OUT

 

The absence of De Villiers also throws out the balance of the team as his dual role of wicketkeeper allowed the side to play an extra batsman or bowler.

The gloves seem destined to go to one of Mark Boucher, Heino Kuhn or Morne van Wyk.

Kuhn had a fine winter with the South Africa A side, but has never played in an ODI and the selectors might not want to be too quick to discard the more experienced Boucher or Van Wyk for such a crunch series.

While Van Wyk was a gutsy performer at the World Cup, he still scored only 65 runs in five innings, while Boucher will at least be coming fresh from the Champions League.

Wayne Parnell looks in fine shape and should claim the third pace bowler’s place behind Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, with Lonwabo Tsotsobe possibly also playing if South Africa choose to include just one spinner in home conditions or if Johan Botha bats at seven.

The spin conundrum will be as vexing for the selectors as the De Villiers issue. Who ranks as the incumbent spinner if South Africa do just include one in their starting XI – Imran Tahir, Robin Peterson or Johan Botha?

There are only a couple of left-handers – Mike Hussey and David Warner – queuing up to face the South Africans in the Australian squad announced earlier on Wednesday, so that may count against off-spinner Botha.

With Hudson confirming that the ODI squad will comprise 13 or 14 players, it is bound to end in tears for at least one of the spinners when the squad is eventually announced next week after all CSA’s protocols have been observed.

And that’s not even taking Roelof van der Merwe, who has been in excellent form for Somerset in the Champions League, into account.

Colin Ingram, who had just one opportunity at the World Cup and played a vital innings, should be the extra specialist batsman in the squad, while numbers 13 and 14 will be an extremely tough selection between the likes of Ryan McLaren, Albie Morkel, Botha, Peterson, Rusty Theron, Van der Merwe and Tahir.

Possible squad – Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Heino Kuhn/Mark Boucher, Johan Botha/Robin Peterson/Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Botha/Peterson/Tahir or two of Ryan McLaren, Albie Morkel and Rusty Theron.

What about the Cricket?

September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

With all the hype around the Rugby world cup we have almost forgotten about the upcoming cracker of a cricket series. …Australia against South Africa.

So many questions are going to be answered when these to cricket giants meet. a few intersting things will surface during the series including :

- Can the team really propel and perform without Graeme Smith as Captain (ODI and T20)
- Will Graeme Smith be forced to captain the limited over teams now that AB is injured or will Amla take over with Smith as Vice?
- Will Mark Boucher make a come back in limited over cricket?
- Will Dale Steyn continue his dominent bowling? will he be a threat to Australia’s batting lineup?
- How will the big hitters fair against Austrlia’s bowling atttack with the likes of Mitchell Johnson running in ?
- How will our top order withstand Australia’s bowling attack in the test match format?
- Will Graeme Smith return to his blistering form in limited over cricket and test ?
- will the Proteas have a more balanced attack as they did in the World cup? efficient spinning attack as well as deadly pace?
- Will Johan Botha get a spot in the team considering his current batting form in the limited over versions of the game
- Jacques Kallis to continue to be as brilliant as he is ?
- Paul Harris, is he really still an option in the test team? do we need him, or should Tahir be given a go?

It really is going to be a brilliant series and even though I’m all the way up in Europe, I will not miss a single ball bowled the entire series.
It is after all the series that marks a new era in South African cricket, a new leadership team and a new coach at the helm in World cup winner, Gary Kirsten.

How will Kirsten bond with the players as well as AB, Amla and Smith ? will he be able to bring the same recipe to South African cricket that worked
so well with the Indians? and will he be able to take that through to the T20 world cup as well as the World cup in 2015 ?

There is still a far way to go for this Proteas team and it all starts with a home series against one of the toughest opponents in world cricket, Australia.

Anybody sharing my Enthusiasm for cricket?

Fixtures against Aus :

13 Oct : T20 (D/N) : Cape Town
16 Oct : T20 : Johannesburg
19 Oct : ODI (D/N) : Centurion
23 Oct : ODI : Port Elizabeth
28 Oct : ODI (D/N) : Durban
9-13 Nov : 1st Test : Cape Town
17-21 Nov : 2nd Test : Johannesburg

 

 

Time to get behind the Proteas once more!

WP’s woes to continue

September 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

And absolute cracker of a weekend in the Currie cup, two away wins, both for teams who were basically in do or die situations

Interesting progress and iv’ e noticed something rather interesting :

Current log standings (top 5)

Lions 43

Sharks 37

Cheetahs 35

WP 32

Blue Bulls 28

Lets take the more likely route to the knock out stages :

Lions should lose to the cheetahs (BLOEM), beat WP (JHB) and lose to Sharks (DN) that should leave them on 49 points provided that get four tries against Province and get a losing bonus point against the sharks, which is highly possible judging by the way they are playing

The Sharks should win their remaining 3 games, Durban has become a hard place to win for away teams and they will be motivated to win for a home semi and possible home final, so lets say they win their remaining fixtures against WP, Lions and Leopards  with a bonus point victory over leopards that should leave them on 49 points

Cheetahs should rather comfortably win their remaining fixtures against Lions and Griquas at home and Pumas away. . .I would say at least two f those games (if not all three) should be won with a bonus point, that would put cheetahs on 48

WP if there are no upsets will only win win one of heir remaining fixtures, against the Pumas in Cape Town, they face the Lions and sharks away from home, lets say the get two losing bonus points and a 5 pointer against the Pumas (which is not even guaranteed) WP should end on 39

The Blue Bulls if all goes to plan should win their remaining three fixtures against the Pumas and leopards at home and the griquas at home, at least two victories with a bonus point victory, this should put them on 42

So if my predictions are correct, and let’s be honest I have taken the most predictable route so most should agree the above results are more than just a little possible. The log could lok like this :

Lions 49

Sharks 49

Cheetahs 48

Blue Bulls 42

Or

Sharks 49

Lions 48

Cheetahs 48

Blue Bulls 42

WP to continue their shocking Currie cup trophy drought ?

WHY OH WHY SPORT24/LD?????

September 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

This is my blog but from like a million years ago, why is it still rated 2nd most commented blog?

No favours for our neighbours!!!!!

September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

Come on Bokke lets thrash them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sorry i’m busy so can’t do a long post . . . . .but ya just a message of support.

A few predictions :

Pat Lambie will score a brace of tries

Smit will score a try off a lineout

Morne Steyn will score a try

Frans Steyn will score a try

and . . . . .(drum roll)

BRYAN HABANA will score a try!!

Rugby to some woman

September 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

Goosen is God

September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ok so because Goosen played well against the Sharks on Saturday . .he has now been officailly identified as the best thing since sliced bread . . . .WAY better than Pat Lambie apparently and because he played so well against the Sharks he is now the future Bok number 10…

Goosen is miles ahead of Lambie because he played so well against the Sharks (who by the way is missing more than half their team)

Hooray Hooray !! Goosen – the Springbok future has arrived! The massiah ! The prodogy is here!!! WHY YOU SAY???

because he played so well against the Sharks on Saturday . . .

Goodbye Lambie . . . you have no future in the springbok team becase Goosen played so well on Saturday

Read this – Bloody Kiwi’s!!!

September 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Can you bloody believe these pathetic kiwi’s, please go and read this, they make us look like a bunch of idiots. . . .according to them Spies and du preez were useess. ARGGGG!!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/5643008/Fiji-easy-pickings-for-Springboks-in-Wellington

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