He who laughs last….
September 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
Saturdays fiasco reminded me of that classic line in Pieter Dirk Uys’s play “Die Van Aardes van Grootoor”. The not so bright character got her expression a bit wrong by declaring “wie laaste lag lag laaste”. I know who was laughing loudest on Saturday.
One may continue on the metaphor line by saying “die een se dood is die ander se brood”.
Peter must be really enjoying the chaos that is now Springbok rugby and who can blame him. As coach he was villified, ridiculed and laughed at. But never under his tenure did the Springboks perform as badly as the last few weeks. What makes Saturday even more tragic was the fact that just about any other team, given the opportuniteis the Boks had would have clinched the game in their favour. The Springboks were as inept as a schoolboy attempting his first french kiss. It was messy, soggy and totally unsatisfying for all involved, especially us spectators.
What concerns me even more is Heyneke’s behaviour as a coach. I never thought this possible but he looks more silly than Div. The incessant shouting into the two way radio is comedy stuff, and not sophisticated comedy at that but pure slip on banana skin variety. The sad part is that we are laughing but really all of us feel like crying.
WHY: Is Lambie and Goosen not playing? Why is van der Merwe and Greyling even there? And lastly….why was I not rather born in Buenos Aires. At least I will be watching a team that I am proud of.