2pm 14th of March 2007.
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COACH SLAMS CRITICS
Mzilikazi Assegais coach Jesus Jones has delivered a stinging rebuke to his critics for refusing to name his side until an hour before kick off and for hoarding players to retain depth.
\"I'm not interested in other people's sour grapes\" he said today from Hartsfield Stadium. \"Our players are with us because they want to be with a professional set-up, not lumped away in some do-nothing club with a know-nothing coach.\"
\"As Jason Ryles said to me yesterday, it's better to be in Premier League with the Assegais than starting for one of the other Motley Crues going around\".
\"As for suggestions I should name my side early - go and get stuffed\".
I was, but im happy with my side[quote author=Disco]
I thought you were lamenting the fact you weren't at work to be able to finalise your side.
How many people were at work at 6pm on a Sunday night?
I suppose Sherlock is your media officer\"I'm not interested in other people's sour grapes\" he said today from Hartsfield Stadium. \"Our players are with us because they want to be with a professional set-up, not lumped away in some do-nothing club with a know-nothing coach.\"
Pirates launch startling attack on Shoes
by Rebecca Willsitonit
The coach of Silvertails Cup team QLD Pirates has today launched an extraordinary attack on their first round match-up, the SchlossyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s Shoes. While filming an interview with Fox Sports on the season ahead, coach fLIP was asked whether a last minute bid by the Shoes to steal Reni MaituaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s signature with seconds to spare has caused any bad blood between the teams.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“You bet your balls it has. I never expected the ShoeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s to stoop that low LauzÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â he said via video conference from Skilled Park. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“I spent two days trying to secure the signature of Maitua and in runs Schlossy trying to bolster his powder puff forwards pack with no time left for me to counter. And look where heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s ended up. I sure hope Maitua plays well for the Shoes or that pack of nuffies heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s running this year will make sure his teamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s off season romp in Coffs Harbor comes 4 weeks early.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â
The Pirates coach has been scrutinized by members of the public and Silvertails Board for insinuating that the Shoes are involved in a cover up over off field incidents. When we called the Pirates for comment we weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢re told no decision has yet been made over disciplinary action and the club were still investigating the matter.
One thing is for sure, rugby league in general will not benefit from the incident with just 2 days to go until the 2007 season commences.