Mr Small and Mr Wilson

Mr Small and Mr Wilson

Post by Gareth Dunlo » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00


Was there any media reporting or any mention of the seeming "bad ***" between
Jeff Wilson and James Small after the recent Otago v Western Stormers game?
There seemed to be scuffling or words exchanged, but I didn't hear any
consequent talk of it in the media?  Please forgive this posting being a week
late, but here in Ireland we get the NH Sky coverage which is a week delayed!
Damn.

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Post by John Cawsto » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Was there any media reporting or any mention of the seeming "bad
> ***" between
> Jeff Wilson and James Small after the recent Otago v Western Stormers
> game?
> There seemed to be scuffling or words exchanged, but I didn't hear any

> consequent talk of it in the media?  Please forgive this posting being
> a week
> late, but here in Ireland we get the NH Sky coverage which is a week
> delayed!
> Damn.

> --

Our Sunday papers reported an exchange of words. But this was in the
context of Wilson replacing Sean Fitzpatrick as South Africa's most
hated AB, receiving as he has, some tremendous booing after each try.

Wilson, as yet, dosent accept the honour bestowed on him by SA. If he
did, he would be AB Captain tomorrow.

JC

 
 
 

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Post by Jonathan Chapma » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Was there any media reporting or any mention of the seeming "bad ***"
between
>Jeff Wilson and James Small

I'm stunned at this. Such a quiet, pleasant, unassuming type of bloke as
Small stirring up bad ***? :-)

JC

 
 
 

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Post by Eric Jacob » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Our Sunday papers reported an exchange of words. But this was in the
>context of Wilson replacing Sean Fitzpatrick as South Africa's most
>hated AB, receiving as he has, some tremendous booing after each try.

>Wilson, as yet, dosent accept the honour bestowed on him by SA. If he
>did, he would be AB Captain tomorrow.

>JC

I forget what it was, but the booing was not directed at JW's try scoring.
SA spectators, bigoted as they are, don't boo try scorers. When JW scored
two beauties against the Bulls, they did not celebrate with him, but they
did not boo either.

Only the Irish media would mention JS in the same report with JW.

 
 
 

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Post by (Surfgate » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00

On Wed, 20 May 1998 11:22:23 +0100, "Jonathan Chapman"

Quote:


>>Was there any media reporting or any mention of the seeming "bad ***"
>between
>>Jeff Wilson and James Small

>I'm stunned at this. Such a quiet, pleasant, unassuming type of bloke as
>Small stirring up bad ***? :-)

>JC

Aaaahhhh....another fantastic, invaluable comment from the one and
only Jonathan Chapman !
 
 
 

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Post by Ede » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>Subject: Re: Mr Small and Mr Wilson
>Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 11:22:23 +0100

>>Was there any media reporting or any mention of the seeming "bad ***"
>between
>>Jeff Wilson and James Small
>I'm stunned at this. Such a quiet, pleasant, unassuming type of bloke as
>Small stirring up bad ***? :-)
>JC

James is just throwing a wobbly.
Rugby reporters around the world view Wilson as the best player in the game
and when James found out not only was Jeff better he was younger as well he
spat his dummy.
Don't worry, assuming Mallett selects the side on form, Small is no longer
an international player:-)

Cheers,
Eden

 
 
 

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Post by Matthew John Rou » Fri, 22 May 1998 04:00:00

Jeff Wilson is on an equal footing with James Small in one respect: he is just as arrogant!

Everytime he scores a try (which he is very good at) he makes some arrogant gesture.
Compare that to Jonah Lomu who simply scores and returns to his place.

I was in the Green Man (a local pub near the Newlands stadium) after the Stormers / Otago game when the
Otago team walked in. Apart from the fact that they were all drunk as skunks, Jeff Wilson strutted round
the place like he owned it. Just like Mr Small.

Best Regards,
Matthew

 
 
 

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Post by J » Sat, 23 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Jeff Wilson is on an equal footing with James Small in one respect: he is just as arrogant!

> Everytime he scores a try (which he is very good at) he makes some arrogant gesture.
> Compare that to Jonah Lomu who simply scores and returns to his place.

> I was in the Green Man (a local pub near the Newlands stadium) after the Stormers / Otago game when the
> Otago team walked in. Apart from the fact that they were all drunk as skunks, Jeff Wilson strutted round
> the place like he owned it. Just like Mr Small.

> Best Regards,
> Matthew

---------
But not so drunk that they called anyone an effing kaffir I hope?  :)
Yes, Wilson has a habit of marking each try he scores with a certain
look or gesture, usually towards the crowd. It's not as blatant as some
of those post-touchdown jigs players perform in American football but it
still seems to upset the home fans. So if he gets booed or opposing
players such as Small get the ***er Goldie's got no one to blame but
himself.
By the way, he's good alright but I don't think he's the best winger in
the world let alone the best player.
 
 
 

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Post by Jonathan Chapma » Sat, 23 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>On Wed, 20 May 1998 11:22:23 +0100, "Jonathan Chapman"


>>>Was there any media reporting or any mention of the seeming "bad ***"
>>between
>>>Jeff Wilson and James Small

>>I'm stunned at this. Such a quiet, pleasant, unassuming type of bloke as
>>Small stirring up bad ***? :-)

>>JC

>Aaaahhhh....another fantastic, invaluable comment from the one and
>only Jonathan Chapman !

You're welcome.

Found me all those examples of England claiming they (not the Lions) won in
SA yet?

No?

JC

 
 
 

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Post by wiggu » Sat, 23 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>> Everytime he scores a try (which he is very good at) he makes some

arrogant gesture.

I love it.  He has attitude and is great for his team.  Remember he's not
there to make the opposition supporters feel good.
Another great winger with the same attitude which lifts his supporters is
Ben Tune.

 
 
 

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Post by Owen » Sun, 24 May 1998 04:00:00


says...

Quote:
> Jeff Wilson is on an equal footing with James Small in one respect: he is just as arrogant!

> Everytime he scores a try (which he is very good at) he makes some arrogant gesture.
> Compare that to Jonah Lomu who simply scores and returns to his place.

> I was in the Green Man (a local pub near the Newlands stadium) after the Stormers / Otago game when the
> Otago team walked in. Apart from the fact that they were all drunk as skunks, Jeff Wilson strutted round
> the place like he owned it. Just like Mr Small.

My brother spoke to JW while they were at Otago Uni, before he was an
Allblack, and he commented to me the time about how he came across as
being very 'full of himself', this has been confirmed with his recent
onfield antics.
People who are arrogant about how good they are really annoy me, no
matter what level they are at or what sport. If JW just celebrated to
himself by, say, raising his***I wouldn't mind, but looking at the
crowd with his mouth open as if to say "I cant believe how good I am" is
far too much.
Fitzpatrick and Wilson were/are my least favoured players in the
AllBlacks, so I wasn't surprised to hear alot of SA's thinks the same
way. Besides Fitzpatricks dirty play, they share a common thread of
arrogance. James may be arrogant off the field, but I haven't seen him
showing it on the field, not as JW anyway.
I really love it when Wilson makes mistakes, hopefully brings him down to
earth a bit.
 
 
 

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Post by Ferd » Sun, 24 May 1998 04:00:00



<<>I forget what it was, but the booing was not directed at JW's try
scoring.

Quote:
>SA spectators, bigoted as they are, don't boo try scorers. When JW scored
>two beauties against the Bulls, they did not celebrate with him, but they
>did not boo either.>>

They actually booed the reff for not seeing Karele being openly held
back on his way to tackle Wilson before he really started his run.