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General Discussion / Open Letter to Teko Modise on soccerlife magazine
« on: November 29, 2010, 01:49:21 PM »
Yours reads like a cla**ic rags-to-riches story, just over five years ago
not many knew about you, you were just a boy with a dream. I imagine your
journey to a dream must have been something to cherish, and being a star
player at Pirates is a mind blowing and sometimes surreal experience.

Having 75 000 fanatics scream your name in admiration of your skill and
talent sounds like a dizzying experience, the after effects of such spells
are known to be the swelling of the head, and of course that animal called
ego gets inflamed. Not every star suffers these unfortunate side-effects
though. The inflammation of the ego and the swelling of the head have such
depressing symptoms, which I'll tell you about in a second.

It was not long ago I found myself in your presence at an Audi dealership,
you drove a slick Audi S3 then but you were trying to trade it in for a
spanking new Audi TT Coupe, I heard the salesman tell you nicely you didn't
qualify, that bothered me on so many levels;

Was my team Orlando Pirates not paying its star player enough to qualify for
this lil' beauty?

Why would you want a 2-seater as your only car? I wondered. I remember
wondering why you were stretching yourself so thin financially.

But of course your starlight shone brighter and not long you were rocking in
a BMW 645Ci and Range Rover Sport.

In no time you had ballooned to be arguably SA's biggest soccer star.

Black child, it's possible. The message was loud and clear.

But then the symptoms of a swollen head and an inflamed ego started showing
their ugly head. Teammates complained you were screaming at them if they did
not pa** the ball to you, you were at times travelling separately from the
rest of the other teammates, reports alleged.

And I read an interview where you are quoted saying, 'The overseas based
Bafana teammates already treat me like I play in Europe', that got me
thinking, how were you treated differently from the rest of the other
locally-based players?

Soon you had lost form, but then that happens to the finest players on the

But after almost two years out of form, one thing is clear, you have a
ma**ive problem. Ntsie Maphike, the former Chiefs player now their
development coach alleges that it's a natural ageing process because you are
in fact thirty-six years old, and not turning twenty-eight as you claim.

I'm not sure I believe that, you don't look thirty-six, but then again
judging age by looks is just a lottery at times, Julius is twenty-nine but
looks forty-two, go figure!

You are losing your way Teko, you haven't scored a goal in more than six
months, I still read interviews where you say you have nothing to prove, you
couldn't be more wrong, you have so much to prove, in fact no SA soccer
player has more to prove than you do. And you are going to have to come down
from your high horse and accept to be treated like every other Pirates
player. You are no Ronaldo, Ronaldo scored a mind-blowing thirteen goals
last month alone! That's what superstars do, they let their game do the
talking instead of tweeting ''I can't stand this BS, I wanna play!!!! I
think this is deeper than football''.

Maybe we should just accept that you're not very smart and let you be Teko,
so you think the coach has a vendetta against you? Why would he? You
honestly think he'll compromise the team's chances by not playing the 'best'
player in the team?

I heard you now roll in one of the 'cheaper versions of the Aston Martin,
but knowing your fetish for sports cars you probably blew half your life
earnings on that car, that car is driven by overseas soccer stars earning
millions a week! And your ego has ballooned to unprecedented levels, you
probably think you should be in some exotic location shooting a Nike ad with
Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, LOL, you are such an airhead with
irredeemable arrogance. As a result, the skill has escaped you, you no
longer got game, all you have now is a big head and a big ego, and that
Pitso Mosimane dude keeps stroking your ego. Teko, no player in the history
of football has been given more chances than you, recognize that.

Once you were a humble boy destined for stardom. You see, all the money
you've made in your entire career, Steven Pienaar makes it in a few months,
yet he remains so down to earth he does not think he's superhuman, I thought
that sober mindedness was going to rub off you, but clearly there's not much
grey matter behind that tired Mohawk of yours. Another thing Teko, you not a
pretty-boy by any stretch of the imagination, so stop trying to look pretty,
gosh! *rolling my eyes*

Now please sort yourself out, starting by apologizing to your teammates for
treating them like lesser humans than you, or please go join other big egos
at Sundowns.

If your real age is 28, it leaves you with just about five years of
football, and a big Europe contract seem an impossible dream right now, but
you can still make the best of playing locally, you already earn around R150
000 a month at Pirates, you are blessed to be where you are boy, there are
many boys with more game than you but they never got the opportunities you
got. Show some respect son! And respect that famous black and white jersey,
hloniph'i-life boy.

So do you have the will to bounce back? Do you still know how to be humble?
I really hate to have had to write this letter to you, but you are a
national a**et, you play for a legendary team, so I had to say something.

Let's see if you have the character to bounce back, for two years we've been
waiting on you recapture your form. Be grateful. Remember Steve Lekoelea,
remember Thabang Lebese, yes it will happen to you too Teko!

Now go out there and break a leg, son. Time's not on your side.



General Discussion / Gareth Cliff's Letter
« on: October 20, 2010, 03:29:39 PM »
Dear Government
OK, I get it, the President isn't the only one in charge. The ANC believes in "collective responsibility" (So that nobody has to get blamed when things get screwed up), so I address this to everyone in government - the whole lot of you - good, bad and ugly (That's you, Blade).

We were all so pleased with your renewed promises to deliver services (we'll forgive the fact that in some places people are worse off than in 1994); to root out corruption (so far your record is worse than under Mbeki, Mandela or the Apartheid regime - what with family members becoming overnight millionaires); and build infrastructure (State tenders going disgustingly awry and pretty stadia standing empty notwithstanding) - and with the good job you did when FIFA were telling you what to do for a few months this year. Give yourselves half a pat on the back. Since President Sepp went off with his billions I'm afraid we have less to be proud of - Public Servants Strikes, more Presidential bastard children, increasing unemployment and a lack of leadership that allowed the Unions to make the elected government it's bitch. You should be more than a little worried - but you're not. Hence my letter. Here are some things that might have pa**ed you by:

1. You have to stop corruption. Don't stop it because rich people moan about it and because it makes poor people feel that you are self-enriching parasites of state resources, but because it is a disease that will kill us all. It's simple - there is only so much money left to be plundered. When that money runs out, the plunderers will raise taxes, chase and drain all the remaining cash out of the country and be left with nothing but the rotting remains of what could have been the greatest success story of post-colonial Africa. It's called corruption because it decomposes the fabric of society. When someone is found guilty of corruption, don't go near them - it's catchy. Making yourself rich at the country's expense is what colonialists do.

2. Stop complaining about the media. You're only complaining about them because they show you up for how little you really do or care. If you were trying really hard, and you didn't drive the most expensive car in the land, or have a nephew who suddenly went from modesty to ostentatious opulence, we'd have only positive things to report. Think of Jay Naidoo, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi and Zwelinzima Vavi - they come under a lot of fire, but it's never embarra**ing - always about their ideas, their positions, and is perfectly acceptable criticism for people in power to put up with. When the media go after Blade Nzimande, Siphiwe Nyanda and the President, they say we need a new piece of legislation to "make the media responsible". That's because they're being humiliated by the facts we uncover about them daily, not because there is an agenda in some newsroom. If there had been a free press during the reigns of Henry VIII, Idi Amin or Hitler, their regimes might just have been kept a little less destructive, and certainly would have been less brazen and unchecked.

3. Education is a disaster. We're the least literate and numerate country in Africa. Zimbabwe produces better school results and turns out smarter kids than we do. Our youth aren't usemployed, they're unemployable. Outcomes-based-education, Teachers' Unions and an attitude of mediocrity that discourages excellence have reduced us to a laughing stock. Our learners can't spell, read, add or subtract. What are all these people going to do? Become President? There's only one job like that. We need clever people, not average or stupid ones. the failure of the Education Department happened under your watch. Someone who writes Matric now hadn't even started school under the Apartheid regime, so you cannot blame anyone but yourselves for this colossal cock-up. Fix it before three-quarters of our matrics end up begging on Oxford Road. Reward schools and teachers who deliver great pa** rates and clever students into the system. Fire the teachers who march and neglect their cla**rooms.

4. Give up on BEE. It isn't working. Free shares for new black partnerships in old white companies has made everyone poorer except for Tokyo Sexwale. Giving people control of existing business won't make more jobs either. In fact, big companies aren't growing, they're reducing staff and costs. The key is entrepreneurship. People with initiative, creative ideas and small companies must be given tax breaks and a**istance. Young black professionals must be encouraged to start their own businesses rather than join a big corporation's board as their token black shareholder or director. Government must also stop thinking that state employment is a way to decrease unemployment - it isn't - it's a tax burden. India and China are churning out new, brilliant, qualified people at a rate that makes us look like losers. South Africa has a proud history of innovation, pioneering and genius. This is the only way we can advance our society and economy beyond merely coping.

5. Stop squabbling over power. Offices are not there for you to occupy (or be deployed to) and aggrandize yourself. Offices in government are there to provide a service. If you think outrageous salaries, big German cars, first-cla** travel and state housing are the reasons to aspire to leadership, you're in the wrong business - you should be working for a dysfunctional, tumbledown parastatal (or Glenn Agliotti). We don't care who the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces is if we don't have running water, electricity, schools and clean streets. You work for us. Do your job, don't imagine you ARE your job.

6. Stop renaming things. Build new things to name. If I live in a street down which the sewage runs, I don't care if it's called Hans Strijdom or Malibongwe. Calling it something nice and new won't make it smell nice and new. Re-branding is something Cell C do with Trevor Noah, not something you can whitewash your lack of delivery with. 

7. Don't think you'll be in power forever. People aren't as stupid as you think we are. We know you sit around laughing about how much you get away with. We'll take you down, either at the polls - or if it comes down to the wire - by revolution (Yes, Julius, the real kind, not the one you imagine happened in 2008). Careless, wasteful and wanton government is a thing of the past. The days of thin propaganda and idealized struggle are over. The people put you in power - they will take you out of it. Africa is tired of tin-pot dictators, one-party states and banana republics. We know who we are now, we care about our future - and so should you.

General Discussion / Happy Birthday Kelis and Motho
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:53:57 AM »
Happy day girls...nikhule nilingane nam.

Humour / Jokes / Discrimination
« on: February 03, 2010, 01:45:45 PM »
Lets talk about names that are used to discriminate for different things.

In no way I am supporting discrimation but it will be good to know...decided to put this in the humour section so that peeps don't catch feelings.

Like in that 3rd Degree episode last night...Isitabane = homosexual.

General Discussion / Hand In Illegal Firearms
« on: January 12, 2010, 08:54:59 AM »
Spread the word, tell your boys to let it go.

Firearms amnesty launched
POLICE Minister Nathi Mthethwa has urged people in possession of illegal firearms to hand them over to police immediately.

He said if they failed to do so they would face the wrath of the law.

Mthethwa was launching the three-month amnesty aimed at ridding the country of thousands of illegal firearms.

Owners of undocumented firearms have until April 11 to voluntarily hand over their firearms .

Their details would be recorded and if ballistic tests prove that the firearm was used in a crime the person would be prosecuted.

During the first amnesty in 2004 and 2005, 98000 illegal firearms were handed in.

Addressing the National Press Club in Pretoria yesterday, Mthethwa said South Africa had a significant pool of illegal guns contributing to the high rate of serious and violent crime.

He said the “Awuleth’ Umshini wakho – Surrender Your Firearm” amnesty theme was intended to rid the country of illegal guns.

“The period should therefore not be seen in isolation from the government’s efforts to reduce the number of illegal firearms in circulation, but as part of our holistic approach, which includes promoting responsible ownership of firearms.”

Mthethwa said licensed firearm owners are also encouraged to surrender their guns for destruction as prescribed in the Firearms Control Regulations.

He stressed that the call for handing over of licensed firearms was not an effort to disarm documented gun owners.

“Our approach is also targeted at (firearm) manufacturers, gunsmiths and dealers with surplus, obsolete and redundant firearms, ammunition and firearm parts,” he said.

Gun Free SA’s Natalie Jaynes said they supported the campaign and they would encourage all their constituencies in all regions to hand over their guns and alert police to illegal guns.

General Discussion / The Ultimate Exposion Thread
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:11:36 PM »
Pyro is taking too long to open here it is.

'New, Jack is one of those dudes who put wallets and car keys on top of the table and take 30 minutes to finish a cider' Ramo


Sports Arena / New SAFA President
« on: September 28, 2009, 03:20:02 PM »
What do you all think of him?

I don't know the dude so obviously I'm willing to give him the chance.

Heard some chicks saying they need a woman to head them...I thought that was taking it far with the women in leadership ish.
Some ignorant ish like "what do Venda people know about football?"

General Discussion / Goddamn
« on: August 26, 2009, 02:21:21 PM »
some players need this type of healing...this man ain't playing

A man was arrested on Wednesday for burning 11 people’s feet in a promise to heal them in Ntuwe, Eastern Cape police said.

"Police found 11 people who were badly burnt in their feet in a house in Ntuwe this morning [Wednesday]," said Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela.

"The man said once a person’s feet were burnt with hot stones they would be healed from their disease," he said.

Fatyela said this bizarre healing had been going on in Ntuwe near Mthatha since January.

"Lots of people come here and pay to be healed, the man burns their feet and tells them they will be healed after.

"All the people found by the police cannot walk. The situation is bad," he said.

Fatyela said the man was arrested on Wednesday morning at his house where he performs the so-called healing.

"The people found at his home were between 19- to 65-years of age," said Fatyela.

The man was due to appear in the Bityi Periodical Court on Thursday. - Sapa

Hot Traxxx / Reason the Mad Ma**acre
« on: August 14, 2009, 02:19:59 PM »

Reason - Wenz The Album Cumin Out? (Mixtape)

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Sports Arena / Sport Centre on Metro FM
« on: August 14, 2009, 01:51:44 PM »
yHo anyone listens to this?

That nigga Mamadou is truth...always breaking down what i've been telling niggas.
Yesterday he was breaking it down and telling the truth as usual until some spokeperson from SAFA caught feelings.

Interesting show!

Sports Arena / UP THE BUCS
« on: July 09, 2009, 10:59:12 AM »

Ain't gonna take long before Mashego, Schalwyk, Teko and Mabalane gel well as deadly attacking unit while Mhlongo will be winning the balls on midfield. Our defence is on point.

This is war.

While some teams will be keeping left with thier LEARNER coaches, will moving on the fast lane snatching everything.

I repeat, this is war LOL!

Can't wait...

Hot Traxxx / Unheard shit
« on: May 06, 2009, 05:31:54 PM »
yHO peeps up some of the unheard dope shit that you know of.

Lets share music...

Some gangstar shit from my hood.

Phoenix_Dongeni Produced by Mashonisa.

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General Discussion / Anti-celebrity thread
« on: April 16, 2009, 12:16:56 PM »
Since I found myself hanging at Shisa Nyama in Midrand some of my sundays, there's always some half-a**ed 'celebrity' doing shitty stuff looking for attention.

I hate most of them half-cooked f***ers called celebrities in this country.

Sports Arena / BB Squad
« on: March 19, 2009, 12:35:40 PM »

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Rowen Fernandez (Armenia Bielefeld), Calvin Marlin (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: Matthew Booth, Siboniso Gaxa (both Mamelodi Sundowns), Morgan Gould (SuperSport United), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Bryce Moon (Panithinikos, Greece), Nasief Morris (Recreativo Huelva, Spain), Lucas Twala (Orlando Pirates), Aaron Mokoena (Blackburn Rovers)

Midfielders: Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Macbeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Steven Pienaar (Everton, England), Siyabonga Nkosi (Maccabi Netanya, Israel), Surprise Moriri (Mamelodi Sundowns), Masilo Modubi (FC Westerlo, Belgium), Teko Modise (Orlando Pirates), Kagiso Dikgacoi (Golden Arrows), Lance Davids (SuperSport United)

Strikers: Bernard Parker (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Mabhuti Khanyeza (Ajax Cape Town), Benni McCarthy (Blackburn Rovers, England)

General Discussion / Nine words women use
« on: February 25, 2009, 11:52:34 AM »
BE WARNED...just had to post this  ;D

1)  Fine:  This  is the word women use to end an argument when they are
right and you  need to shut up. 

(2)  Five  Minutes:  If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour.
Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more
minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3)  Nothing:  This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and
you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in
(4)  Go  Ahead:  This  is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5)  Loud  Sigh:  This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement
often misunderstood by  men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot
and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you
about nothing.  (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
(6)  That's  Okay:  This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can
make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before
deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7)  Thanks:  A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say
you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she
says  'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at
all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome,' that will bring on a 'whatever').
(8)  Whatever:  Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!
(9)  Don't  worry about it, I got it:  Another dangerous statement, meaning
this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is
now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?'
For the woman's response refer to  # 3.

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