So Helium tells the parliamentary committee that is investigating why the Boks did so KAK against Australia and the All Blacks that he actually deserves a medal, and that the Boks are a 90% bet to win the RWC.................He must be a Tik user. Just read this shit and tell me that he is not delusional .
Cape Town - He deserves a medal after four years as Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers said on Tuesday. "And a big one too," the coach boldly stated. According to Die Burger newspaper, De Villiers and SA Rugby Union (SARU) CEO Jurie Roux were in Parliament to inform the portfolio committee on sport and recreation about preparations for next month’s Rugby World Cup tournament. De Villiers said the coaching team did an excellent job of forging players from different unions with different game patterns into a world-class team within a few weeks - despite some injuries. He outlined plans for winning the World Cup, as well as some of the team's weaknesses, strengths and what they see as threats. He described one of the weaknesses as an inability to deliver the knockout punch. “We need a killer instinct,” said De Villiers.
MPs grilled De Villiers and SARU about the Springboks’ defeats during the Tri-Nations tour of Australia and New Zealand. They repeatedly asked why the best team stayed at home, accusing De Villiers of persisting with players whose game is not up to scratch. But De Villiers maintained that the team has enough experience and talent to be crowned the best in the world, and Roux insisted that the best available players went on tour. Injured players attended a rehabilitation camp in Rustenburg and SARU has the medical certificates to prove it. De Villiers stressed that team selections have never been motivated by sentiment and that experience, leadership and “class” were critical. “We first decide what we want before we look at the names. … There has never been a sentimental selection.”
I think that
· Div and Malema must be related. They both suffer from delusions of grandeur
· Yes PdV... you deserve a NODDY BADGE for being a PRIZE PRICK!
· If you want a medal , then win the RWC
The All Blacks beat the Aussies yesterday 30/14 in a match that saw the All Blacks dominate. I hope that when Australia and The all blacks come to play the 2 tests here that we actually put a team together that will put up a fight. At the moment if you walk past Helium in a Bok jersey there is a possibility that you could get picked for the team. At R600 a ticket for the Bok/All Blacks match at the Nelson Mandela bay Stadium on 20 August they had better put up a proper team. No I don’t have tickets, but if I am really lucky I may just get one (as the office has 6 season tickets that include the Test match and we are all scrambling for one, I being down the pecking order will probably be looked over and perhaps a favourite or two will get to go)
There are times when I am training that I know certain people will be found NYC (Not yet competent) and no matter what I do or however patient I am a certain concept or concepts is not getting registered. Is it frustrating..........Hell yeah, unless you have actually stood for 2 days teaching a class and giving it your all its actually hard to describe how the energy gets sucked out of you. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles I suppose.
So another week in Hell (or East London as the locals call it) Had a couple of good days with regards the weather and then winter arrived again. I decided to ride back on Friday afternoon to get home instead of staying over another night. If you read last week’s Blog you would have read that the ride to EL apart from the millions of Potholes was really nice “perhaps the best i have experienced in all my trips to El and back.
Well the ride back on Friday was all the worst elements mixed together to make the 310 km’s perhaps one of the hardest things that i have done for a while. As i left EL it started to rain, light drizzle at first but then getting heavier as i rode out of EL. By 25 km’s out I was already cold and water was starting to get into my boots, (I was wearing a rain suit, but it does not help with water in boots) my gloves were soaked and by the time i got to Port Alfred 150kms away i was not in a happy place.
I put in fuel, changed socks and tried to dry out gloves (was not going to happen) I then prepared for the final 160kms to PE, one plus point is that the pothole country goes down on this stretch. But let me take you through a few km’s of the ride (So it’s raining ‘Ranging from drizzle to heavy”, its cold, it’s windy, gusts of wind hitting you from different angles, its Friday afternoon, so weekend traffic “oh yes its long weekend as well” through in potholes, suicidal truck drivers, goats, sheep, cows, locals and a monkey or two and you may just get the picture) Ok so i am riding on a stretch that is fast so can do 120 -140, have my hand keeping the visor open because its misting up, get to a section of road with cars and trucks, need to make your way through the traffic (remembering the spray from the road) and also trying to keep your visor from misting up because you need to see the potholes and wildlife as well. Hold on tight as a huge truck comes hurtling past you at “one hundred and plenty”, the wind as well as the spray from the road hits you. Remember that your hands and feet are cold (I can feel the water sloshing in my boots and water is starting to drip down my neck because being water it finds those little openings to get into). Thankfully i have music on so i can keep focused on the tasks at hand, arriving homes as just awesome, a cup of hot coffee and a hot bath (never seen my hands turn bright red and then Purple/Black before as the blood started to return to the extremities). Yeah I know what you’re thinking ‘you are nuts” perhaps but when that’s the mode of transport you have to use then you have to get on with it.
We have gone from having no water to water oozing out of the ground all over the Eastern Cape; the dams are 100%+ full. A funny thing is that the sign around the corner says PE is a restricted area regards water and the dam level info says 100%.
Saturday I went to the Rugby at the Duck, overstayed by a couple of hours, but was nice to see my friends Cheeky and Cindy and watch the Cheetahs come back from 13/0 to beat WP 28/22, the Lions beat the Bulls and the Sharks got beaten by the Griquas on Friday night as well.........so a weekend of surprise results. Next Saturday is Boks vs Australia in Durban. International Rugby saw England beat Wales and Scotland beat the Irish.
I see that there was a controversy with the Indians and the Poms regards the run out of Ian Bell. The Indians relented and sent him back in and he promptly clubbed them all over the park giving the Poms a massive lead, putting the Indians under pressure and leading to them losing the game.
Talking about the Poms seems that 1-9 million of them that claim sick benefits (thought they only did that in SA?) could actually work, it’s no wonder that people from all over the globe can go there and find a job...........1.9 million people skiving off is a lot of people.
What’s the worst thing that you have walked in on in your life? mine has to be at Walmer Mall on Saturday. Both Tania and I both had to go to the bathroom I walked into the gents bathroom and right in front of me was a HUGE African mama with the knickers around the ankles, sitting on the toilet having a “whatever she was doing”.........I did a double take said something to the effect, this is the gents (but inside I was wondering was it, had Tania gone to the gents?)It would seem that then ladies was full and needing the toilet urgently the lady decided to use the gents toilets (I have done that myself, used the ladies when the gents was full) But you close the FRIKKEN door lady............Hell the image is one that I want to ever see again.............
Oh yeah i was signed off on Incident Investigation level 3, so that’s good. On 22nd i write my Nebosh exams in Jhb, so that is next. Then hopefully by year end i will be signed off on SAMTRAC and that will mean i earn a decent living wage..................Now that will be great.
Well that’s about it for this week
Have a great Woman’s day on Tuesday and don’t work to hard for those that are working (I am not)