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by Redstripeman
Tue May 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Simon Cohen leaves with immediate effect
Replies: 54
Views: 5782

Re: Simon Cohen leaves with immediate effect

Traveller wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:11 pm
I guess the axe fell when someone asked him a question, and he (the CEO) replied "I'm not responsible for that.........." just one too many times.
:smt045
by Redstripeman
Fri May 08, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: Sarries players cock-up again!
Replies: 17
Views: 1350

Re: Sarries players cock-up again!

The players have apologised for "any upset caused". Not for their actions. That's the sort of thing I say if someone complains to me but I think I/we have done nothing wrong. To be fair to them though, the lockdown is over in all but name, the roads and parks near me are as busy as ever. No one car...
by Redstripeman
Thu May 07, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Good job Burns has left Bath...
Replies: 47
Views: 8127

Re: Good job Burns has left Bath...

Burns shows sparks of brilliance, but that's it. Had a good run 2007-14 with a mediocre/poor Gloucester side, came to Tigers and did a good job filling in for a long time injured Williams until a better FH deal was made. Played second fiddle to a much better FH at Bath. Apart from his time at Glouc...
by Redstripeman
Thu May 07, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rob Taylor joins as Assistant Coach
Replies: 38
Views: 4621

Re: Rob Taylor joins as Assistant Coach

Whether it is Paddy Howard or Glynn, it is a welcome addition to the ranks. Credit across the board though for some inspired signings in the coaching set up. Can't help but think Stevie B has had some input. You don't just say hello Mr Borthwick - welcome here's what you've got to work with. Or do ...
by Redstripeman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 260
Views: 24787

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

Any thoughts on Genge setting himself up as rugby's Jimmy Hill? https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/rugby-union/england/news/england-prop-ellis-genge-announces-plans-to-create-new-players-union_397804.html I’m split to be honest. On one hand it’s a good idea but then on the other, they are disappointed at...
by Redstripeman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Board of Director changes
Replies: 22
Views: 4843

Re: Board of Director changes

.. this could probably be the precursor to the sale of the club!!
The probability is that prior to taking the reigns the new owners have insisted that there was no need for their presence on the new board.!
by Redstripeman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Joe Batley signed on loan today
Replies: 48
Views: 4297

Re: Joe Batley signed on loan today

Leicester Tigers have signed utility forward Joe Batley on loan from fellow Premiership side Bristol Bears. The 23-year-old has turned out twice for the Bears so far this season, with both appearances coming in the Premiership Cup. Batley can be recalled to Bristol at any time and has also been on ...
by Redstripeman
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Mark Bakewell - gone? - now confirmed
Replies: 132
Views: 13114

Re: Mark Bakewell - gone? (Rumour)

Craig Newby on Twitter: ' Yet again another sacking mid season. This demonstrates the clubs lack of planning and development from the top down. A knee jerk reaction to wall paper over the grand canon cracks that are apparent for all to see but the club themselves.' 'When will this stop and someone ...
by Redstripeman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: SIMON COHEN AND TOM SCOTT
Replies: 51
Views: 7746

Re: SIMON COHEN AND TOM SCOTT

I think that people posting on this thread should be absolutely certain of their facts before posting, and state their sources, too often it seems that the source for facts is actually another persons post. Our Board have made mistakes in the past, I doubt there is a Board of Directors anywhere in ...
by Redstripeman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Mark Bakewell - gone? - now confirmed
Replies: 132
Views: 13114

Re: Mark Bakewell - gone? (Rumour)

How is this positive news in anyones eyes beggars belief. Here we are facing a genuine relegation battle where stability at he club apparently matters so much we can't sack Murphy, and now we have an experienced coach leaving under a huge cloud. We then replace him in the interim with another ineff...
by Redstripeman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: SIMON COHEN AND TOM SCOTT
Replies: 51
Views: 7746

Re: SIMON COHEN AND TOM SCOTT

To suggest that Matt O'Connor is the 'one mistake' - is to take a very big all purpose eraser, to scrub clean the pages, and completely re-write history. [/quote] It was not the only mistake but it was certainly the worst mistake. I sometimes think we underestimate the depth of the damage he did to...
by Redstripeman
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Premiership is Boring, how to improve it
Replies: 23
Views: 1685

Re: The Premiership is Boring, how to improve it

coaches need to learn they have an obligation to entertain and have the courage to tell their players to keep the ball in hand whenever they can. Japan may have played exciting rugby but they were not in the final, and that is what counts. ... this is a bit of a contradiction!! I am all for reams t...
by Redstripeman
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: SIMON COHEN AND TOM SCOTT
Replies: 51
Views: 7746

Re: SIMON COHEN AND TOM SCOTT

The motive for my post is to point out that the responsibility for the sustained decline lies with the current controlling shareholder and management, and that this can only be reversed if there is root and branch change here. Blaming the various sub standard coaches they have appointed over the pa...
by Redstripeman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saints away - Saturday 30th November
Replies: 395
Views: 27249

Re: Saints away - Saturday 30th November

Murphy is quoted on the BBC as saying: "The manner of the defeat is sickening as this is a very special one this game, which means a lot to myself and a lot of the players." Excuse me for asking, but why not all the players? ... I would suggest that "lot of the players" would be referring to the cu...
by Redstripeman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Murphy coaches and relegation
Replies: 124
Views: 13010

Re: Murphy coaches and relegation

Am I the only one who keeps checking news websites today in the hope that I’ll hear that the coaches have been sacked! And still nothing,.. ... the board will never sack the coaches, it will just confirm what we all know, that they (the Bod) are not fit for purpose!! Geordie is never going to fall ...