Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Soccer v Rugby v Cricket

Alright children, hush up, class is in session. Today we want you to prepare a short essay on the differences between the following sports codes in South Africa.

South Africa's national sports are soccer, rugby and cricket.

Soccer is seen as predominantly a "black" sport because most followers of soccer in South Africa are blacks. It is black administered. Rugby and cricket conversely are seen as "white" sports and whites control these two sports in the main.

Right, now to the rankings and achievements;

Rugby
Ranking:
1st
Current 15-man World Rugby Champions
Current 7-man World Rugby Champions
Current Super 14 Champions
Currently leading the 2009 Tri-Nations competition


Cricket

Current 5-Day Test ranking - 1st
Current Limited Overs ranking - 1st
Current Twenty20 ranking - 4th


Soccer

Current ranking - 71 st


What does this say to you in the context of the way South Africa as a country is being managed?

5 Opinion(s):

Viking said...

nice one :)

Doberman said...

Cheeky isn't it...

Islandshark said...

Apartheid oppression restricted soccer development?

You just know they're going to pull out this card with the racism one. Let's be honest here, it's the only thing pulled out from their own pockets...

vijayanand said...

Shane Warne – The best bowler Australia has ever produced has opened up his mind to the media. He exposed his discontent regarding umpires. According to the ace spinner barring a few exceptions like Simon Tauter and ASAP Rauf other umpires went awry in terms of performance .Expressing disappointment that the standard of umpiring has deteriorated to the worst extent in the past twenty years of time he opined that though umpiring was a hard job, the performances of the umpires in the Ashes series had been consistently so ordinary. As far as Warne is concerned umpire Billy Bowden whom he expected to deliver correct judgments was also not consistent in performing his duty.
The spinner repents that there are too many instances of such bad judgments, which is increasingly becoming a cause of concern. He directly made a mention of names of umpires Daryl Harper and Billy Bowden, accusing them to be adamant in not confessing their wrong judgments. He also tried to strengthen his claim by mentioning that several players were not having a good opinion about those umpires in their minds. Warne insisted that the umpires should maintain a friendly attitude towards the players by shedding their high-handed attitude Warne also expressed his view repetitively that fifty over match should be withdrawn once for all as if such a change is brought about it would enable the players to spend more time with their families and relieve them from

vijayanand said...

Younis khan, the incumbent skipper of Pakistan cricket team , has proclaimed that outwitting India will be his top priority in the Champions Trophy, when the two sides confront on September 26 in Centurion. Earlier team mate spinner Umar Gul also expressed the same. Sunday, and underline Pakistan’s poor record against India in ICC events.
The fact that Pakistan lost two times to India, in 2007 when the twenty-twenty tournaments were introduced had offended the feelings of his teammates, said Younis. Regarding team India as a highly talented one-day side, he said his teammates were looking forward to a vengeance. A long gap has been left since the last victory of Pakistan over India in the 2004 Champions Trophy. Relations between the two countries have been strained after the terror attacks in Mumbai last November, and this tension reflected in cricket too as both the teams have not played withy each other for an year.