Mr Bones rolls the dice

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DOWN in the sunny and hot “the whole week” Kaap­stad (can’t say that for Thek­wini and the rest of the chill rid­den coun­try), clearly the con­fer­ence cap­i­tal of Mzansi, I lay here pondering how and why these bloody agents are so av­er­age but yet so good.

The ex­ag­ger­ated over the top Danny Mor­ri­son did the toss, Vi­rat Kholi loses another (at least not another game) and Kane “cap­tain fan­tas­tic” Wil­liams (who is Dave “the scape­goat” Warner’s re­place­ment) put Royal Chal­lengers Ban­ga­lore (RCB) into bat first.

This is a must win game for RCB sit­ting in sev­enth place, in a tightly packed top four race. If RCB don’t at least make the play­offs then some peo­ple must be fired, surely?

They will be reel­ing at the av­er­age de­ci­sion they made to get rid of the big West In­dian boss Chris Henry Gale.

On Sun­day I reckon Ra­jasthan Roy­als will get chowed, bringing Royal Chal­lengers RIIIIIIGHT back into it.

Many a mur­mur has them touted as the team to per­haps go all the way this year, even af­ter this dodge start as they had won two in a row be­fore izolo and last night was three (ha ha ha, I don’t know but I sus­pect as I am the San­goma baba)!

Delhi Dare­dev­ils play the charis­matic and “re­turn road dogs” Chennai Su­per Kings kusasa - Bones says away for the win.

English footy has a small mat­ter of the FA Cup be­tween two very av­er­age coaches, of which surely one gets fired and the other re­alises his ma­nure does not smell like roses, in fact quite the op­po­site.

Jose in all like­li­hood will be a champ and play some Barca ex­hi­bi­tion footy (sorry Masan­dawana), score a bunch of goals, play freely, sub­sti­tute the whole span and en­ter­tain (ex­cuse me I dozed off into lala land).

Well I reckon he parks the bus but that may back fire…. So let’s give it a go - An­to­nio Conte will surely mo­ti­vate his boys for a last ditch ef­fort, and who knows they may play for him and his cause be­cause Ro­man Abramovich has very lit­tle chill.

In say­ing that, Jose’s Ma­nure is not that great but Wem­b­ley may bring a banger I sus­pect, so go for goals on both ends I reckon with over 2.5 goals mar­ket in the match and over five cor­ners (ha ha ha I bet you didn’t know that a sneaky pur­ple color book­maker have such on­line).

Then we have the lo­cal dish in the green Cup tro­phy get­ting played in Europe, I mean Green Point – pretty apt.

The teams are none of the big­ger more fa­mous clubs, but prob­a­bly great for the cup and SA footy in gen­eral.

Funny thing is it’s be­tween the team that comes from the town that played host to me “just a week agoooo” and my fu­ture home town for a lit­tle bit (who knows, we hold­ing thumbs for ei­ther con­tract) ver­sus the town that saw Bones grow up and ma­ture, or not!

It’s Free State Stars (such an apartheid name should be changed) vs Mar­itzburg United (owned and run by seem­ingly a great fam­ily) at 15h00, kusasa.

Funny that with such small­ish teams (in the greater scheme) that I in­tend to at­tend, one is strug­gling to get the kinda tick­ets I’m soek­ing? But ke, where “’n boer maak a plan, dis darkie maak twee”, kun­zol­unga (it’ll be ok) – if not we are not for­eign to Ex­tra Strong!

Take our very own in “The Boys from the Burra” to lift the cup in nor­mal or ex­tra time, beers on you – thanks!

Rugby pre­dic­tions im­proved last week, so here is a quick fire go for you “Wog­glers”. Storm­ers, Cru­saders, Bulls and High­landers all take the win away from dladla (home) with Lions and Sara­cens, led by Brad “Dub” Bar­ritt (Kearsney Col­lege and Dur­ban na­tive) to also notch up wins on their home grounds.

I’m over and out, Bom­bay I will see you tonight. Tsha­bal­ala


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