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J1M1

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  1. THOSE were the days - how i miss them!!! Somehow i don't think the kids today get the same opportunity - life's just much too serious!!
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    Brexit.....exit?

    It'll be interesting to see what happens with other sports like cricket, rugby and tennis............what is Wimbledon going to do in 2020? The sad fact is...........NOBODY knows!!! (So much for an Eton education)
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    Brexit.....exit?

    To date I've had 3 x 10 year visas. The last application in 2017 was online, still needed a "personal appearance" & cost R1,000. SA passports are viewed with suspicion because of the illegal activities of thugs who've turned it into an industry while the police were asleep or on the take.........as usual!!
  4. Thank you Taips!!! This transports me back to Jamesons & the wild days...................
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    Brexit.....exit?

    players will need new work permits, visas, etc etc & there'll probably be more rooinekke in each team methinks.........
  6. Any thoughts on the impact Brexit is going to have on UK sport? The EPL teams might not be in "buying mode" if they've got mountains of papers to complete........
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    Cricket news

    Anrich Nortje?
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    Cricket news

    No Reeza, no Chris Morrris.........but hey, we've got Amla & JP......... SA'S WORLD CUP SQUAD: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.
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    Cricket news

    How to lose before the team plays a match in one easy step.........
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    Cricket news

    Will they or won't they pick Markram.......?
  11. I'm suddenly in love with Mrs VAR.................SPURS!!!
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    Now he just plays with himself.....................
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    Sometimes i wonder about old players...............
  14. He did sign a contract & like most everyone didn't read the fine print.....who does when it's 10 pages long & is couched in legalese...?
  15. Thanks Docks! There's a lot of water to flow under this bridge. Methinks it's definitely going to polarize people.
  16. Methinks it's time to spend time watching 7's rugby..............the kak currently being dished up is just not worth 80 minutes of my life
  17. They always do, they're lunatic fringe people.........but it's not about what he believes, it's really about being free to say what he likes, when he likes, where he likes whether the Qantas people pay him or not. Because you pay someone (a high profile sportsman) does not entitle you to infringe upon their rights - if you want bad publicity try that.......
  18. So no transfusions or IV drips for the lad...just working on being one of the +/- 140,000 who make it through them pearly gates - Sigh!! It's only Christians who give Christianity a bad name
  19. All the information seems to point to algorithms being responsible for the deaths of two planeloads of innocent people & flight staff. Methinks these tragedies will go down in history as the day when IT/AI etc killed people while overriding the human intervention (of the pilots). Will Boeing & the US economy survive? I'm doubtful.......but maybe the algorithms will think different.
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    Cricket news

    Like most people I have absolutely no idea, but there are rumours of a cull meaning losing contracted players....... "semi-professional" seems to be a word being used. One thing i do know - CSA is BROKE!!!
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    Cricket news

    Useless is a polite word....................................... Players to challenge Cricket SA’s domestic restructuring JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the players union, the South African Cricketers’ Association (Saca) are heading for a showdown over the federation’s plans for restructuring the domestic system. CSA announced at the weekend that as from the 2020/21 season it is doing away with the current six team franchise system and returning to a 12-team provincial structure. The move is part of numerous cost cutting measures being implemented by CSA. Last year CSA told Parliament’s portfolio committee for sport and recreation that it was forecasting losses of R654 million for the four-year period ending in April 2022. With the new provincial structure, along with other belt-tightening measures, it hoped to lower that figure to R350-million. However, the country’s professional players, represented by Saca, said yesterday they weren’t informed of the new plans and accused CSA of being in breach of the Memorandum of Understanding it signed with Saca last year. “CSA has not properly consulted with the players association either on the actual financial position or on any restructuring of the domestic structure,” Saca’s chief executive Tony Irish said yesterday. “CSA and Saca are parties to a MOU, which requires actual agreement to any domestic restructure and the players contracts under that structure. That has not happened.” Irish added that Saca would be seeking an urgent meeting this week with CSA over the changes, which were announced following a meeting of CSA’s provincial affiliates which finished on Saturday. Saca will be seeking an urgent meeting with CSA this week to outline its concerns. CSA’s Members Council - made up of its provincial affiliates - held a two day meeting that ended on Saturday where the new structure was agreed upon. It means that provincial competitions will return to a structure that will see Gauteng, Northerns, Western Province, Boland, South Western Districts, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Province, Border, Free State, Northern Cape, Easterns and North West play against each other in competitions which have yet to be determined. CSA are also looking to add Limpopo and Mpumalanga once they gain first class status. The exact details of the restructuring still needs to be thrashed out, along with details about player contracts, which are among some of the issues that are of concern to Saca. One major source of income for CSA is its next broadcast deal which it must thrash out with satellite broadcaster SuperSport in the next few months. Another important element will be getting money for the Mzansi Super League, which - including in its previous guise as the T20 Global League -has cost CSA in the region of R300 million to get up and running.
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