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Biff ditches SA for brunette

2011-03-30 08:07

Johannesburg - Outgoing Proteas one-day international captain Graeme Smith has been slammed for jetting off to Ireland with his new brunette girlfriend instead of flying home to face the media after losing to New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup quarter-final, reports Timeslive.

Smith, known as "Biff" by fans and team-mates, didn't arrive with the rest of the team on Saturday night from yet another unsuccessful Cricket World Cup campaign - this time in India.

Not much is known about 25-year-old Eurovision backing singer Morgan Deane, with whom Smith is believed to have stayed abroad for a holiday.

The two are believed to be in love, judging from her Facebook profile picture in which she has her arms all over the cricket captain.

There are conflicting reports about where they are, though.

Proteas team doctor Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying that Smith had remained in India for "personal reasons".

Deane said on her Twitter page that she returned to her home country on the eve of the fateful match.

Ireland's Herald newspaper reported that Smith, who broke up with his Capetonian girlfriend Brigitte Sarembock months ago, is now with the backing singer, who is part of Irish pop band Industry. 

Sport24

Comments
  • kozikan - 2011-03-30 08:14

    awesome graeme awesome... go fo it.... the irish are hot and i am like a leprechaun now, 'green' with jealousy....

      IandI - 2011-03-30 08:28

      At least he will get more action in Ireland!!

      MactheKnife - 2011-03-30 08:45

      Probably she will get more action from Biff, but abandoning a sinking ship! Morgan Deane you better beware

      Whuyu - 2011-03-30 09:13

      @ TshepoTheGeneral - gee, you quite a brave "boy" when you can be anonymous hey?! You clearly suffer from an inferiority complex!....BTW - who is Gavin Smith??....please enlighten us.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 10:06

      Tshepo it's GRAHAM not gavin. Proves how you spew your mouth without knowing what you are spweing about!!!! Go and watch your beloved bafana rather.

      Shik - 2011-03-30 11:08

      @Gizzy - it's actually GRAEME

      Wernerkwane - 2011-03-30 11:11

      Lets hope gum-chew-man can perform better off the field :) he he he he

      Bob - 2011-03-30 11:18

      @Travie, takes a wanker to recognise a wanker

      Damien - 2011-03-30 11:18

      @wernerkwane wonder if chappies are gonna jump on board and bring out a limited addition chewing gum with all his useless stats printed on the inside

      bokfan1 - 2011-03-30 11:22

      What a prize wanker! I would love to know what woman see in this prick! Hopefully he stays in Ireland with the wankers such as Bono and he ditches SA for good!

      Licikityspit - 2011-03-30 11:39

      He's not as dumb as he looks hey! she is hot ! biff-ock even

      DILLIGAS - 2011-03-30 11:50

      at least he is scoring somewhere! Must make a nice change for him!!

      James - 2011-03-30 11:55

      at least he gets to spend more time at the crease now.....

      Eric West - 2011-03-30 12:12

      At least, he'll be scoring more than he did in India! ;)

      Parko - 2011-03-30 13:00

      Hope he doesn't choke in the bedroom !!

      Wernerkwane - 2011-03-30 13:24

      @ Erick West HA!!! HA!!! HA!!! HA!!! HA!!!

      Airborne68 - 2011-03-30 15:06

      @Parko, let's hope she doesn't choke in the bedroom.

      Thomas - 2011-03-31 00:09

      At last Smith can now do what he couldn't do in the whole WC!!! Put a good shot between two fine legs!!!!!!!!!

  • Eldon - 2011-03-30 08:15

    Coward... Plain and simple

      Buffalo - 2011-03-30 08:32

      I bet that you would not say that to his face!

      ChrisG - 2011-03-30 08:52

      @Buffalo, why not? He's a cricket player not a cage fighter.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 08:55

      So you play cricket hey? Coward!

      kimswine - 2011-03-30 09:03

      What crap Eldon

      fdl - 2011-03-30 09:42

      Im much bigger than Biff - would say that to his face anytime.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:03

      Wow, these personal insults are stooping to new levels... so mature

      bent5000 - 2011-03-30 10:05

      Let him do what he wants to.

      Bratt - 2011-03-30 10:48

      he is the captain of the team. He should have been here, to face his responsibilities to the media and public as captain. That's part of his job. If it's too much, he can always do what Ponting did. Then he can freely go Irish with his girlfriend. It's not like he has anything to celebrate or deserves a holiday anyway.

      Susannomore - 2011-03-30 11:03

      @Buffalo - why wouldn't anyone say it to his face? Just because you wouldn't. Some of us put our money where our mouth is. Which reminds me, thank goodness I did not put money on the Proteas!

      Damien - 2011-03-30 11:16

      I'd say it to his face....he's a pussy as He can't even return home to face the music !!! Good bye Graeme Smith

      Bob - 2011-03-30 11:19

      @Bratt, he has already stepped down. He isn't captain anymore.

      Whatever - 2011-03-30 11:33

      Smith can do what he wants to in his time. He needs the rest. He doesn’t have anything to explain to the SA public. You go BIFF...gooi rooi!

      goya - 2011-03-30 11:49

      @ Bob - He carried the mantle of captain in this World Cup, therefore he should take the responsibility of the captaincy and face the music too. I agree with Damien - Goodbye Graeme Smith - we don't need your services any longer. Get someone with a backbone to lead the team in all three versions of the game.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 12:16

      @goya, fair enough, but the extent of insults on this site are uncalled for. Who in their right mind would agree to captain SA after they see how SA fans treat the captain & team - they support the captain if he originates from the right province and for as long as he stays in form. As soon as he loses form or the team loses for some reason, the majority of fans turn their backs on them. Such loyalty

      Barry - 2011-03-30 13:12

      Cometh the hour, runneth the coward!

      Richard - 2011-03-30 17:03

      Agreed, now if SA had won, would he still have gone on holiday. Guess not, would be at home injoying the bus ride..... as a Captain and a represntitive of your country which has just paid your salary and accomodation, to not return to face the music is a.....

  • evereadydude - 2011-03-30 08:15

    For goodness sake, Biff can do whatever he likes. What must he explain?? Everybody knows they Choked again... so whats new. Lust is a beautifull thing, so Greame enjoy my man! Greame the best captain ever!!!!

      Spazman - 2011-03-30 08:29

      If only he had that "lust" to win the World Cup!

      Foxx - 2011-03-30 08:44

      They are replacing the South African cricket team's emblem from the Protea to the Artichoke.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:05

      I agree, he can do whatever he wants. He's not captain anymore, neither did he ever have the true support of the majority of people making snotty remarks here on News24

      li'l cherub - 2011-03-30 10:19

      You can't even spell his name properly, tosser!

  • Spazman - 2011-03-30 08:17

    With a chick like that, ill also have better things to do then talk to the media! Go Smith.... but dont forget your still a choker!

      StaalBurgher - 2011-03-30 15:49

      I hope you choke on whatever you eat next, spaz.

  • cessna900 - 2011-03-30 08:17

    What a CHOKER - To affraid to face the music at home...CHOKER Leader

      Lord Haw-Haw - 2011-03-30 08:42

      Good god what an absolute idiot

      Tartan - 2011-03-30 08:46

      I bet he can spell! Wanker!!

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 08:56

      Dumb armchair idiot!

      kimswine - 2011-03-30 09:06

      cessna900, can't believe you can fly. You certainly know nothing about cricket

      Luke - 2011-03-30 09:55

      the oke's got the hottest girlfriend in the world, just lost the world cup again and has just stood down as captain. I don't blame him

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:09

      I don't blame him either. With such a bunch of pathetic armchair idiots slinging insults at one man instead of the whole team...he mentality of SA.

  • Scorpio - 2011-03-30 08:18

    Darren Scott spoke to Faf Du Plessis this morning on Jacaranda 94.2. Apparently Graeme & AB has to stay out of SA for another 7 days for tax purposes because of IPL earnings. Graeme is in Ireland with his girlfriend and AB in Namibia.

      Grant - 2011-03-30 08:35

      Oh please and you believe that!

      gekko - 2011-03-30 08:44

      Ignorance is bliss..

      Capt Morgan - 2011-03-30 08:56

      The tax year is only 30 days old, no reason to stay out for 7 days now.

      Brewster - 2011-03-30 08:56

      Grant, read the tax laws. If you knew anything about residency as far as the tax laws are concerned, you would find some sence in his action

      Durasmart - 2011-03-30 09:04

      Or to set up his Swiss bank account for his match fixing payment to be deposited into.

      Howzitekse - 2011-03-30 09:08

      Not only do they choke, they avoid paying tax. Nice.

      Snoek - 2011-03-30 09:21

      Brewster, I worked abroad for 5 years and the way I have it is if you are out of the country for more than 185 day a year (Not sure if it's a financial year) you don’t need to pay the taxes in SA, but you still need to pay the taxes in the country where the money was earned. I'm sure there will be a CA on the site who can confirm this.

      Robschele - 2011-03-30 09:38

      I used to work outside of RSA as well. You have to be out of SA for 180 days during a year and 60 days of that must be continuous. That is only necessary if you enjoyed a low tax rate outside. If you do not stay out you must pay the balace of tax in RSA. Maybe they enjoyed a taxfree salary and want to keep it taxfree.

      Met Uysh! - 2011-03-30 09:44

      It is any 12 month period, not just year of assessment. An employees salary is excempt from tax if: that employee was outside the Republic – aa) for a period or periods exceeding 183 full days in aggregate during any period of 12 months; and bb) for a continuous period exceeding 60 full days during that period of 12 months, and those services were rendered during that period or periods. Considering the past 183 days in 12 months and the 60 FULL Days requirement, it is a valid reason for him to be staying away for a while...And who wouldn't take the tax benefits AND the benefit of the lovely company?

      Xram62 - 2011-03-31 07:55

      I thought back-hand payments from bookies and betting income was tax exempt?

      Ricky - 2011-03-31 17:31

      @ Brewster.I do not know the tax law you refer to but I do know that Smith would have been on the plane with his team if they had won the cup and the tax law would then not apply! I have to believe that he was just plain chicken on and off the field.

  • fezmeister@24.com - 2011-03-30 08:18

    Strip him of the test captaincy ... he has stopped deserving it. Let him be selected like most of the rest of the players ... on merit. Enough is enough!!!

      juschase 00 - 2011-03-30 09:06

      @gizzy back in 1980 yes...

      Howzitekse - 2011-03-30 09:20

      He is one of the best batsmen in SA, can't take that away from him. Question is, what do the cricketing bosses look for in a captain? They seem to find him sufficient. I think the Australians have been successful because they set higher standards, and one expects them to be back at the top soon. Like the All Blacks in rugby. Just in a different class. If we don't change something, we will always be playing catch-up.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:12

      He'll be selected on merit.

      Kdub - 2011-03-30 10:56

      @Howzitekse... the Australians WERE successful because they had Glen McGrath, Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and co. I wouldn't describe them as being successful now.

  • AMLCFT - 2011-03-30 08:20

    The couple otherwise affectionately known as 'Captain Morgan'.

      Charles Small - 2011-03-30 08:37

      LOL!

      contributor - 2011-03-30 08:39

      Nice one. They'll be our own, Brangelina.

  • Sportfan - 2011-03-30 08:21

    I would also rather jet off with a beautiful woman than to come back to face the music of the upset South Africans after a poor performance in the cricket world cup. I think she is better company at this stage, it's just sad that the guy who is deciding who should play/coach is not willing to stand up and be counted for. Enjoy "Biff" we'll wait for your return to hear your answers.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 08:58

      And that will achieve what?????

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:13

      Maybe people will grow up in the meantime.. wishful thinking I know.

      goya - 2011-03-30 12:02

      @ Bob - You must be a huge Biff fan dude. He did zip in this World Cup and yes he should give some answers. Why must the rest of the team answer all the questions. As the great leader you want him to be, he should take that responsibility. As for him not returning with the team due to tax considerations, I will support his decision because any professional sporting career only last that long.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 12:35

      @goya, yes I am a Graeme supporter and not shy to admit it. People blame him solely for the match that was lost to NZ which is utter rubbish. There are 11 players in a team, not just 1 or 2. What gets to me is the personal insults. The people commenting knows nothing about him except for what they see on the TV or the field, they know nothing of his personality or his family. If you want to express your disappointment in the guy, by all means go ahead, but don't stoop so low as to attack the person. People want a strong captain, but as soon as a captain isn't a pushover he is labeled arrogant, selfish, etc, etc. it's ridiculous. As a captain he's faced the pressure and media more times than anyone on this site can claim to have done.

  • Vegas - 2011-03-30 08:22

    COWARD!!! Come face the music!!!

      Buffalo - 2011-03-30 08:34

      Say that to his face!

      Gareth Leonard - 2011-03-30 08:47

      What music? Just to remind you and the rest of the South African horde who are screaming for blood: the Proteas lost a game. On that day, New Zealand were better than us. Does that make us "chokers"? Maybe. But personally I'd like to think that the team did everything in the power to win; that they gave 110% and we can't ask for more. If that wasn't enough on that day, I can accept that. No shame or ill feelings. They're our national team, win or lose. And just for the record, not wanting to come home to face slander from people like you doesn't make him a coward.

      ratex - 2011-03-30 08:54

      @Gareth. yeah sure, but, and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,and the time before,

      Red26 - 2011-03-30 08:55

      @ Buffalo, you seem to be in awe of Biff as some type of tough guy: 2 similar comments - maybe he punched your lights out sometime hey?

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 08:59

      Face the music. What music and from whom? Why don't you play the next world cup mr know- it- all!!

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:19

      @Vegas, and what would you say to him if you were at a press conference?

  • Mally - 2011-03-30 08:23

    Shocking behaviour by the captain of a team never mind a team which was thoroughly beaten away from home in a World Cup - Disgusted

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 09:01

      Are you talking about England? Now that team was thorougly beaten! Twally

      Howzitekse - 2011-03-30 09:28

      England made Gizzy's heroes choke.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 10:14

      Not my heros.But I do enjoy cricket and give credit where credit is due. I didn't see any negative comments when we beat India. Why? A bunch of know-it-alls that souldn't know a cricket bat from a baseball bat. And baying for GS's blood is going to achieve? We've lost and are out finished and klaar! Nothing you say or do is going to change anything!

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:17

      No, the only shocking behaviour is the conduct of the so-called SA fans.

      goya - 2011-03-30 12:11

      @Gizzy and Bob - Maybe a few honest answers now will help in future to win something. Why do they perform very well in other series and when they have to perform they choke??? There is no need to bay for blood. Our cricket administrators need to know what went wrong and how it can be fixed - easy as that. Who better to give an input than the person who lead our chargers. On the day they choked.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 12:38

      @goya, I agree, but leave his personal life out of the equation. The choke tag belongs to the whole team, not a single individual.

  • Mally - 2011-03-30 08:24

    Shocking behaviour by the captain of a team - any team - never mind one which was thoroughly beaten away from home in a World Cup.

  • OzzieCPT - 2011-03-30 08:24

    Please stay in Ireland - you know that you will be axed from the team as soon as Gary Kirsten takes over as coach!

      Spazman - 2011-03-30 08:28

      Of course he will resign as Captain now, Mickey Arthur used to be his puppy he used to call the shots Mr Big Shot not the coach… So they got a temp coach “Corrie” till after the world cup because Smith spoilt brat will not listen to a new coach he is bigger than the game!!

      Freakfloyd - 2011-03-30 09:40

      Gary would not stand for Biffy's tantrums, and girlfriend??? He's a faggot, Been proved by a football player in England.

      Ollie - 2011-03-30 09:47

      he had already stepped down as Captain

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:20

      Like Ollie said, he's already stepped down as captain.

      Kdub - 2011-03-30 10:59

      @OzzieCPT - Gary Kirsten has stated he has no intentions of being an international coach anymore

      cammie - 2011-03-30 11:08

      OzzieCPT - keep up bro, Kirsten's not in the mix for the Coach role. He's made it absolutely clear that he wants to spend time with his family. Coaching Inida or coaching SA means lots of time away from home. So it won't be Kirsten doing any hiring or firing!

      goya - 2011-03-30 12:13

      @Ollie and Bob - Thank goodness for that. He should also step down as test captain.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 12:42

      @goya - based on stats, Graeme is the 3rd or 4th best test captain of all time. (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/29/cricket-tests-captains-idUKL3E7ET05Z20110329) Hope the link works.

  • Deon - 2011-03-30 08:27

    Nice Biffy. We all know that your knowledge of cricket is .......well, my son in grade 1 knows more, but the chick is awesome. Well done, and..............., you still have to face the music when you back in SA.

      Brewster - 2011-03-30 09:02

      Well Deon, then our problems are over. Make your son in grade 1 our next captain. It will probably take some time before he can match Biffy's success with the girls though

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 09:02

      Strange, I didn't read any of these comments when we beat India.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:23

      @Deon, yes, you and the majority of armchair pilots all think you (and your grade 1 child) has more cricket knowledge. The fact is you must still learn things the pro players have forgotten.

      Deon - 2011-03-30 14:17

      @Bob. Good for your Bobby. Are you the other Bob that relates to your uncle in Zim?? Lekker man.

  • Claude - 2011-03-30 08:27

    People that criticise Graeme for this are just jealous.

      Milo29 - 2011-03-30 09:02

      Of what? Being an arsehole?

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 09:03

      Touche. I bet many of them wouldn't even make a junior school side!

  • Tokozaan - 2011-03-30 08:29

    Give the guy a break, we've been harassing him as captain now for the past 8 years I honestly ashamed at how quickly the media and people turned on him and the other proteas but I agree it's time for a brand new start for cricket with a new leader though none the less good luck Biff

      Spazman - 2011-03-30 08:32

      Its like any other contract, if my boss sents me away somewhere and expects results and I dont deliver I must answer to it... Same thing applies...

      Tartan - 2011-03-30 08:47

      A voice of reason amongst fools!

      Robschele - 2011-03-30 09:51

      If they listened to us for the past eight years and got rid of him, we might have won the CWC twice. He did not score a fifty in the last ten ODI's. We need a captain that bats on number 4 to rescue when things go wrong.

  • Jason - 2011-03-30 08:32

    LOL, this is insane, think some people just like to complain. Don't we have any real news?

  • kgb123 - 2011-03-30 08:32

    Smith has never and i doubt will ever be or show leader qualities, i blame the UCB for this... and now they have eggs on their faces as Smith has just shown his leadership by skipping the country....

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 09:04

      And your leadership qualities are????

      Brewster - 2011-03-30 09:25

      kgb123, if you are any better, why are you not on the short-list as our next captain?

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:26

      @kgb, you know nothing

      CAD59 - 2011-03-30 14:49

      Agree with your comment kgb123. Fat boy is a spineless spoilt brat. Running away with his tail between his legs shows the character of the tosser. The chick would do well to hed the warnings, he'll do the same to her. The government should revoke his passport. By the way, watch your comments, gyzzy and bob are either friends or family of the tosser.

  • draadsitter - 2011-03-30 08:33

    Option A: Come back to SA and face an avalanche of ridicule by an angry, vengeful and bitter nation that's baying for heads to roll. Option B: Spend time with the new hot girlfriend and take one's mind off the above while giving the SA cricket fans time to GTF over themselves and worry about actual real life issues. It's pretty simple when it's put like that, isn't it?

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:27

      Agree

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-03-30 14:57

      everyone can say what they like, but if they had the same options what would they have chosen?

  • Pieter - 2011-03-30 08:33

    A true leader...

  • Grant - 2011-03-30 08:38

    Shows where his priorities lie! Compare him with Francois Pienaar and John Smit....he has always only worried about himself not his responsibilities as captain.

  • CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-30 08:39

    Biff-haters are gonna Biff-hate - no matter what he does. If he had announced in public that he had a choice between visiting Ireland and returning to South Africa, and he decided to return to South Africa, I can GUARANTEE you that the Biff-haters would have risen in chorus, saying "Why don't you f*** off to Ireland with your leprechaun lady, you choker?". I may be rather annoyed with the Proteas right now, but if there's one thing related to them that I utterly loathe, it's the Biff-haters.

      robincasino - 2011-03-30 08:51

      What happens when she cheats on him like Minkie did, hahahaha, you still gonna be a wanker Graeme!!

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 09:07

      What are all you numbskulls on about "face the music"? And all you idiots would have done better? And I heard non of these comments when we beat India!

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:30

      @Cape, you hit the nail on the head. Biff-haters are going to insult him no matter what, plan and simple. Guess it just shows the lack of quality and maturity of the SA people.

      cammie - 2011-03-30 11:13

      Like your thinking Cape TownJunk and I concur! Let's be honest, he was damned if he did and damned if he didn't. If we'd gone on to win the CWC his detractors would have said it was no thanks to him. He has many detractors, but his supporters are with him through thick and thin

      alessandroz067 - 2011-03-31 09:59

      You probably want to be his next gf...

  • DeonL - 2011-03-30 08:40

    Better to rest for a while, he is under no obligation to come back now, lots of cricket left this year. It is not easy to be a travelling cricketer, just ask Trescotic and Yardly.

  • sonnyg - 2011-03-30 08:41

    Biff is the worst thing that has ever happened to SA cricket. Thank goodness is rein is over.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 09:07

      Ja, ja, ja. I bet you wouldn't even know how to hold a cricket bat, let alone bat with it!

      sonnyg - 2011-03-30 09:32

      Ok big shot what has he done as Sa captain. Won a series against an average Aus team in Aus only to get beat at home. Rudolph was just as talented or even more talented than Smith.

      Lord Haw-Haw - 2011-03-30 10:08

      @sonnyg, that poor Australian had beaten India before the Proteas went there. I just laugh at these jerk offs who lamely try play down any achievement or victories. Laughable

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:32

      Turn around and start talking out your mouth

      Susannomore - 2011-03-30 11:06

      Or should it be rain???! Let's hope the next one is as committed to cricket as the fans are

  • kultovazazl - 2011-03-30 08:41

    well at least he'll be scoring now...do you think he might be into autoerotic asphyxiation.

  • rog - 2011-03-30 08:43

    SWAK!!!SLEG!!!Got paid enough to go on a lekke holiday,for playing so bad!Sy kop het te groot geraak.

      Brewster - 2011-03-30 09:29

      @Rog, and your claim to fame is.....?

  • weldon.broughton - 2011-03-30 08:45

    Go for it Why not

      Howzitekse - 2011-03-30 09:35

      Weldon, you have the makings of a SA cricket captain. Just do it.

  • Chris Nagel - 2011-03-30 08:46

    I WONDER IF SHE WILL BUY HIM CHEWING GUM

  • Paolo Stermin - 2011-03-30 08:47

    Loser!

  • Hannes van der Linde - 2011-03-30 08:47

    One way to score

  • Bernard - 2011-03-30 08:48

    Well certainly a good move on Biff`s part, the mood would be far better in Ireland especially with a fine looking lass on his arm, a much prettier site than a bunch of journo`s.

      kultovazazl - 2011-03-30 08:55

      i have absolutely no idea why people still defend biff even if he might be your captain of the country's cricket team...yada yada yada. you have to look no further than the stats; of the test playing nations he was the weakest faring captain and it's a know fact that he is not a tactically astute captain and never was. patriotism aside get rid of him already.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:59

      @kul, which stats were you looking at? please provide us with a link

  • Hannes van der Linde - 2011-03-30 08:49

    So what's the difference between Graeme Smith and half a viagra pill? With half a viagra pill you will at least get a semi!

      green_goblin - 2011-03-30 09:05

      been said already!

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-03-30 09:35

      I didn't read aaaall the comments. Well spotted

  • Beam me up - 2011-03-30 08:49

    Difficult choice, hostile public or sexy Irish las?

  • Felicity - 2011-03-30 08:51

    we're all deal with the loss in our own way he just chose a sexy brunette for his way, pls don't be jealous. jealousy makes you nasty. He will deffinetly be back. I just wonder what these people who are all so quick to judge him now would have said if we won, would they still have been so nasty if he chose to celebrate with her?

      kultovazazl - 2011-03-30 08:58

      no they would not but he didn't win...so we have every right to sling rotten vegetables at him

      Milo29 - 2011-03-30 09:06

      If we had won, it would not have been thanks to him. He added no value to the team. The team could easily have functioned without him. The only thing is; as a captain, the rest of the team had to listen. Without him, beter decisions might haver been made.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 09:09

      And what did they say when we beat India and the others?

      goya - 2011-03-30 12:24

      @Gizzy you sound like a leaking tap with your lame comment about the India game. That game did not take us any further than the quarters. As for the rest of the games the only real game was lost by 6 runs remember.

      CAD59 - 2011-03-30 15:02

      I would still say, like i've done long before this WC, that he's not a captains arse. When he announced his retirement as CRAPtain of the ODI side after the WC, he should have ben replaced the same day. @ Milo29...spot on.

  • Tim - 2011-03-30 08:52

    who cares? let him have a holiday, believe it or not HE didnt lose the world cup for us alone...

      Milo29 - 2011-03-30 09:10

      Oh yeah? ANd you believ that?

      Tim - 2011-03-30 09:31

      yip I do...he didnt have his best tournament, but there were 10 other players on the field...have you ever played cricket? pretty hard to lose a game by yourself....

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:38

      @Milo, yes, I do believe it. Why don't you go look at the scorecard and look at the runs score by no 5 onwards. You're blinded by hate.

  • riseupwakeup - 2011-03-30 08:52

    What a douche, I hope that he stays there for good to enjoy the weather and great economy, maybe even work on his square drive with a street sweepers broom and get paid for it.

  • James - 2011-03-30 08:54

    Maybe he also got that "luck of the Irish" e-mail! Go for it Biff, try and get a big score, we're right behind you!!

  • gizzy - 2011-03-30 08:54

    Enjoy your holiday in Ireland. Couldn't wish for a better place to relax! May see you there soon!!!

      robincasino - 2011-03-30 09:17

      You should spell your name Jizzy or Biffchest, then you can go to Ireland and play with his little winkie, instead of playing with it on the internet!

      FatMole - 2011-03-30 09:40

      @Gizzy. Is that you Graham? Stop messing around on the internet and go and make your new girlfriend a cup of tea, you plonker. Gizzy, you keep asking if we could do better. If you think that only people who have actually captained South Africa in a World Cup quarter final are qualified to comment, then I suggest you shut your mouth too. Just because we're not captains of national cricket sides doesn't mean we don't know anything about cricket. For example, you don't have to be a turd to know that it stinks. Smith is, in my opinion, disrespectful of Proteas fans and, regardless of my leadership qualities before you start questioning them, a good leader would have stood with his team at the airport and shared the fans dissappointment. I don't care how successful he has been in the past or what his accomplishments are, he dropped the ball on this one.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 10:22

      Thanks FATMOLE. Your intelligence just shone through that comment. ha!ha!ha!

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 10:24

      robincasino, I think it's you perving after his winkie. Go for it dude!

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:40

      @FatMole, he didn't drop the ball alone, he was assisted by 10 other player who collectively are known as the SA team.

      goya - 2011-03-30 12:28

      @Bob Ja and those ten other players had to share the disappointment of the fans. Can you actually read. Don't make idiotic comments if you cannot comprehend what was said.

      Bob - 2011-03-30 12:57

      @goya, yes I can read just fine, thanks. Drop the insults

      Tony - 2011-03-30 16:13

      FatMole, that was genuinely the most intelligent response here! I think Gizzy tried to make a joke of it with that lame comment, but he knows he is a plonker!!!

      Tony - 2011-03-30 16:14

      As is Bob, who clearly can't read even though he claims he can!!

  • D-Rod - 2011-03-30 08:54

    Nice one Biff...she looks super hot. Just try not to choker (choke her)

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-03-30 08:55

    That's just gif, Biff !!! Hope some of that Irish luck rubs off on you ! Nice one, Biff...talk of taking one for the team...

      Milo29 - 2011-03-30 09:09

      True to nature... he only thinks of himself and not his team, who now have to account for a poor performance, without the main reason being present. Typical.... should have axed him years ago. better captain potential within the team. Go AB.

  • Wooly Bugger - 2011-03-30 08:56

    Does not want to face the music!

  • Sme - 2011-03-30 08:56

    What is the difference between half a viagra and Biff? At least with half a Viagra you are guarenteed of a Semi !!!

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 10:23

      Yawn. read all the other comments already posted!

  • JapesV - 2011-03-30 08:57

    Fact: SA are the worst bunch of supporters in the world. We win, we gloat in the limelight; We loose we want our team at a firing line-up. SHOCKING!!! C'mon, we need to support our national teams thourgh thick and thin!!!

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:41

      Agree

      Ruggerman - 2011-03-30 12:16

      and the captain should stick with his team!

  • green_goblin - 2011-03-30 09:00

    I hope his innings last longer than what he did in the world cup

  • jwill - 2011-03-30 09:01

    I don't think he would have gone to Ireland for "personal reasons" if we had won the world cup....he would have been first off the plane. So ja, not the most professional decision taken....under the circumstances

  • GT - 2011-03-30 09:01

    He could have had the common decency to return with his team. Confirms my long held view that he is a self-centred prick.

  • Durasmart - 2011-03-30 09:01

    No wonder he has been so useless on the cricket field lately. Who can concentrate on cricket with someone like that waiting for you at the hotel.

  • John - 2011-03-30 09:02

    Stop being such a fickle nation for crying out loud. We lost, Australia lost, England lost to Ireland, Pakistan to Bangladesh & so on. We have been top 2 or 3 in test and 1 day cricket for years under Smith. We will also beat any team in the world in a best of 3 contest. None of us had any expectation that we were going to win the WC anyway. Why the hell must Smith "face the music"!!!!!! Grow-up nobody died here.

      Colin - 2011-03-30 09:28

      very wise words all i can add is Amen!

      Lwazi - 2011-03-30 09:43

      So what are you saying? We must be content with being 2nd or 3rd? Typical

      Robschele - 2011-03-30 09:58

      The CWC does not work on best out of 3. We will win the CWC when we can win 20/20.

      gizzy - 2011-03-30 10:26

      Lwazi, what say you about bafana????

      Bob - 2011-03-30 10:44

      @Lwazi, no, don't be content with losing, but the fact is there comes a time to get over it and move on. The loss vs NZ was ultra disappointing, but the conduct by SA "fans" on this site is even worse. Sickening.

      robincasino - 2011-03-30 12:23

      Bob (Knob), no one has said anything about not supporting SA cricket, just the spineless wet fart that WAS the Captain!! We lost as a team and should have returned as a team. Bafana beat Egypt 1-0 on Saturday Jizzy, stop sniffing Smith's undies! Knob and Jizzy @wankers4smith, start a Facebook page, you'll have 2 MEMBERS...

      Bob - 2011-03-30 12:58

      @robin, grow up then we'll talk again.

  • Durasmart - 2011-03-30 09:05

    What is the difference between half a Viagra tablet and Graeme Smith. The viagra will at least give you a semi.

  • theStained - 2011-03-30 09:12

    maybe he can score in Ireland...wouldn't be too sure of it though...?