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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

 

Super 14: Silverfern rates the "Kill Me" Cats


Source: www.thesilverfern.com
Written by True Blue

The Cats have had a horrific time of it in S12. The reasons for this can be traced back to the interference of Louis Luyt, the politicking of Laurie Mains and the ludicrous arrangement whereby two proud unions were rolled into one to be based in both Johannesburg and Bloem. The end result was a series of highly talented but unhappy and savagely underperforming teams over the past years.



The Cats have been the perennial easybeats for almost a decade, but the signs are there, like the resurgence of the Lions in the Curri Cup, that this may be coming to an end and that Ellis Park may have something other than Springbok victories to celebrate for a change.

Changes

Frans Ludeke has replaced the out-his-depth Chester Williams and that in itself is hugely positive as Ludeke is well liked and respected by the playing staff.

Strengths

The Cats have tremendous striking power out wide in the form of Aswin Willemse (finally fit again) and the experienced Wylie Human, with Conrad jantjies at the back. The midfield looks solid with Springboks Jacques Fourie and Wayne Julies, backed up by Grant Esterhuizen (back from France). In addition, the Cats have signed earl rose from the Stormers and have Doppies la Grange and the experienced Jorrie Muller as back up for the first choices.

At flyhalf and scrum half are the Springbok paring of Enrico January and Andre Pretorius, backed up by Dave von Hoesslin and the exciting newcomer Tiaan Snyman.

The loosies are experienced, with a hard edge and led by Wikus van Heerden supported by the likes of veteran Russell Winter and the promising U21 Roland Bernard.

The second row is literally an embarrasment of riches in the form of Gordon Gilfillan, Willem Stolz, Jannes Labuschagne and Trevor Hall. The front row in the form of Lawrence Sephaka, Lukas van Biljon and Pietman van Niekerk will stand back for no-one.

Weaknesses

Despite a very strong line-up on paper, the Cats are serial easybeats and the biggest problem that they will have to overcome is establishing a winning culture. A few early close losses and they will be right back to the bottom of the draw.

Draw

The Cats travel early, and if they can get some points on the road v the likes of the Brumbies and the Canes, tghey may just be up for a bit of a season. If not, they will have the chance to salvage something back home at Ellis Park

Questions

Will they be able to put the mental baggage behind them?

Will their paper strength translate into performance on the park?

Look out for:

Gordon Gilfillian, Earl Rose

Predicition:

The Cats will serve up a mixed bag and place around 10th.
Comments:
1st to post. Mmmm, lets see, i will start off with a joke:

Why do women talk more than men, and why are men smarter than women?

Because women have four lips and men have two heads!
 
Oh shyte,

what did I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
hehe Wes!

By the way, seeing as Davids changed his pic to show his political stance, I've decided to show my colors as a boere thug. What do you guys think?
 
eish, some harsh words there...

davids, are you panicking yet?
 
ja donner, i know. i thought you would regret giving me that site.lol  
Aldo - that's just plain wrong.

Although it is in the Spears' colours...
 
Wes, what do you think of my new pic?  
Hehe Robd. I thought we've had peace for long enough on this site. So I'm trying to stir a bit.  
Aldo,

wpw would love that pic. It is his grnadpa's star sign
 
Okes

It's panic stations at Ellis Park

I'm getting an awful sinking feeling here.

I completely disagree with him on certain points.

1. Gordon Gilfillan is nothing to write home about. The players to watch are whoever is flyhalf and Earl Rose.

BTW donner


That was a terrible error to make.


Aldo


You want to join your leader in Rooigrond Prison for a few months and have some constant harrassment from "Correctional" Services authorities?


Not to mention the raging libidos of 80 black men sharing a cell block with you?

And I started it!!!!
 
Davids,

You tell me.
 
If only you knew the truth. We got German Blood in us. My great grandparents i think. And on my ouma's side their are Scottish...

Thank God not Afrikaner or Pommie blood... lmao / Or Nigger-gerian blood!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHHA(Province will get that one)
 
I thought there was a link between PissAnt and wpw  
So Aldo

We are going to change the pic, arent we?!!! :)
 
Nope Donner, you're talking of the old NP's sign. This is his favourite uncle's start sign.  
hehe donner.

Davids

Touchy I see! Nothing meant by it. Just fooling around, and I haven't done anything wrong......yet!
 
Ja ja Kandas.... I'm sorry mister webmaster. just having some fun!  
Also

Jy soek my....

Besides, Kandas has given you an

ATTENTION ALL USERS

I only ask once



message...
 
This any better?  
That's why I changed my pic Davids. I don't want the big bad Kandas "Iggenator" to get me!  
pfew...

whatever
 
yeah - the old 777 is a bit imflammatory for my tastes too. I was getting tired of the bigotry on keo... let's not introduce it here too.  
I loved the way Kandas hinted at a warning with a smiley at the end!  
This pic doesn't look right! Somehow a naked guy just doesn't go on a rugby site!  
Aldo,

Only with a Bulls site.
 
Ek het seker vir daai een gevra!  
wpw,

You will enjoy this one :-))))

Kandas,

Stop drewling
 
lol@donner

Eish Also
 
donner, dont start!

Ek se mos ek het daai dinge gelos...
 
wpw,

Start what?
 
Hey some interesting pics here

anyone wants to join my "a better game for all" revolution?
 
donner, you got that pic and you know i'm trying to be delivered from that stuff. lol  
You see now, Donner's pic is worse than mine. I've got a nice neutral one!  
To paraphrase a very wise chap:

I ONLY SPEAK ONCE.......

have fun, you buggas!!
 
OO,

How do you want to do it?
 
I hate to admit this but whoever is writing these pieces for Silver Fern really knows his oats.  
:roll:  
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