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Rooinek

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Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 16, 2013, 21:48:58

If Twitter rumours are to be believed then ex-Sharks player Brad MacLeod-Henderson will be the Sharks coach for the 2013 Currie Cup campaign, so good luck to Brad who I always admired as an  unsung and very underrated Sharks player back in the day. By all accounts he's earned his spurs as senior coach of Hilton College where he was an ex-pupil.

 

What worries me is that John Smit - who has already made several high-profile media cock-ups - chooses to divulge this information on a social media network rather than through the regular press channels.

 

I was one of John Smit's biggest fans long before he became the Sharks captain, let alone Springbok captain and more recently Sharks CEO, but the more this guys is exposed to the limelight the more he seems to screw up. Why didn't he hold a normal press conference to announce MacLeod-Henderson's appointment rather tham a Tweet? This all hot on the heels of the Sharks Director of Coaching fiasco - where Smit offered the job to Nick Mallett, blatantly lied about the offer and then gave the job to Brendan Venter - is cause for concern for any genuine Sharks supporter.

 

Anyway, good luck to BMcH and come on Sharks!


Saffex

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 16, 2013, 21:57:25

What role is Venter playing in all this. He is director of rugby or something to that effect. Will he be coaching at all?


Spooony

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 16, 2013, 22:31:14

Pft..........  


Rooinek

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 17, 2013, 09:49:00

I honestly have no idea, Dave.

 

I don't know why the Sharks need a Director of Rugby, a Director of Coaching, a Super 15 coach and a Currie Cup coach . . . not to mention all the assistants. Sounds like they're creating enough management layers so that no-one is accountable if the Sharks perform poorly.


Beeno1

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 17, 2013, 10:07:43

 rooitwit lardy has been problematic for some years now. I wont recap all that as its well known.

However one wonders if Brad will be any better ythan Plumtree. He is taking a club level coach and hoping he will be better. That is quite a gamble as no one can know. 

The Sharks coaching job is a plum position (not anymore for one Plum though) and he could have recruited proven top class coaches. Time will tell re the wisdom of this appointment- its a gamble.

Some of those posts you mention are there to work in the region as a whole not just the Sharks themselves.


mance

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 17, 2013, 18:16:02

Rooinek, the Sharks website today released all the info regarding the Sharks coaching set up for the Currie Cup. According to them Venter will oversea the coaching of the team with Brad as forwards coach and Sean Everitt the backline coach.

Despite speculation in the press an other social media circles, it would seem that Venter will be very hands on. To quote the Sharks, he will "attend every practice and every match".


mozart

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 17, 2013, 23:25:17

Forwards coach? So he isn't the coach, the Sharks don't have too many coaching layers, Smit never said he was the coach on Twitter.....the post which started this is all lies?


Spooony

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 00:30:50

Another ex player to fuck up rugby 


Shezza

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 00:57:51

 Really Moz? You're going to be as pathetic to take advantage of a honest mistake and try and make the person come across a liar for some sort of gain? To think your an old man would not come into my wildest dreams if it wasn't mentioned so often. 


Boklogic

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 01:02:59

Moz, what can you expect from the initial poster. He knows nothing about rugby. He should just stick to yapping at our heals and spoiling posts. All the swine is good for.

 

If rumours are to believed, Rooi would be in prison for kiddy fiddling.

Rumour has it, this is his mode of transport.

This is how teddy got his black dot outside his house


mozart

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 02:14:26

An honest mistake? Reporting unsubstantiated (and wrong) Twitter fluff as fact.....attacking a Bok captain on the basis of that? This from a jerk who goes after posters he doesn't like for spelling mistakes....and I'm supposed to cut him some slack when he makes a fool of himself? I think not.


Shezza

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 03:56:48

 Judging from the Tweet it was a safe assumption to think Macleod was the Coach as it didn't state what Role he was given for the Sharks, so yes an honest mistake.


mozart

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 04:37:38

It didn't state what role he was going to take.....but it's an honest mistake to assume it was going to be the Sharks coach? And on the basis of that unsubstantiated interpretation, it's then okay to claim Smit is clueless, there are too many coaches and Smit was responsible for the Mallett fiasco?  Well suit yourself.


Rooinek

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 10:13:13

"If Twitter rumours are to be believed . . ." = "Reporting unsubstantiated (and wrong) Twitter fluff as fact."

 

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaha!

 

Too stupid to waste any further time with . . .

 

Have to laugh at SmallCock though!

 

"Haha, I'm still ignoring Rooinek . . . look, no-ones responding to Rooineks post . . . oh, okay, well Rooinek's post is stupid . . . ummm . . . Rooinek knows nothing about rugby . . . Rooinek hates it when I dont talk about him . . . blah blah blah . . . Rooinek must be a paedophile . . . yap yap yap . . . Rooinek, Rooinek, Rooinek . . . "


Beeno1

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 11:24:09

 With Venter doing the coaching beware the Sharks next year. The man is a genuine rugby brain

Perhaps rooitwit will start suporting his team if they do better?


Buzz

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 12:26:50

A new approach to Rugby in South Africa. Its a Good move. BMH will do well.


CleanCut

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 13:10:05

 

John Smit certainly has cut a lot of "dead" wood away. Hope there's still a little bit of the bush left after he's done.

 

I've been cheering for them as my SA team this season ... HOWEVER .... my focus is now on next weeks Lions / Kings match in PE.

 

Goooooooooooo LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 


Buzz

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 13:32:29

I would think his cutting has had to have been harsh, the whole tree needed a good clean out. sometimes i think SARU needs a shake up much like this. Get rid of the monkeys.


CleanCut

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 13:52:38

 

Even though I tend to agree with you, Buzz ... I still feel for Plum. He did all he could with what was available to him this season and didn't deserve to be treated as he was.

 

Smit has never been a favourite of mine so it's real easy for me to criticize that fat arse!!.

 

Regards to Woody!!

 

 


Buzz

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 14:43:44

I think the issue for Plum was how many opportunities he had for Silverware and he just couldnt get the Sharks over the line and i think he often enough didnt show enough man management skills to warrant more pats on the back. If he wasnt supported before then the blame should have been put on his Heirachy. John is new and i suppose wants to create his team around him as opposed tosettling in and finding a groove with Plum and his crew.

Plum may be a good guy but he didnt have the best team around him, maybe a bit of a meglamaniac character.


Buzz

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 14:46:11

PS..

I dont want to ask when it was , the last time you saw Woody , way to personal.


CleanCut

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 15:04:18

Personal???

 

Are you a pervert, Buzz??

 

I was referring to Mr Potatohead’s friend.

 

Never mind!!!!!


Buzz

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 15:11:29

CleanCut , i get it . Just thought a play on words would go down a treat, but i was wrong. sorry about that. I will stick to throwing sticks for Slinky dog and Rex !


mozart

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RE: Brad MacLeod-Henderson . . .
July 18, 2013, 15:43:39
Nice try RooiAAS, great humour through clenched teeth. But I'm afraid, old toppie, the egg is dripping down your red neck as you speak. Bwaaaaahahahahahaaaaaaaa...."if". "If" is the foundation for your massive edifice. Which then comes a tumbling down, as "if" goes away.


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