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by Traveller
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 647
Views: 90056

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

I have been a season ticket holder since 1984 and over all those years have seen numerous world class players at the Tigers. However, despite this I cannot recall too many outstanding 13’s if you exclude Manu. We have had very good 12’s including Howard, Allen, Toomua but not outside centres with p...
by Traveller
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 647
Views: 90056

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

I would think that Jones has called time on Cole's career. Not sure Jones, in spite of being an ex-hooker really understands the need for front rows to scrumage, as the selection of Macko for the world cup final exposed. That saidI'm not so sure he (Cole) is quite the scrummager he once was so I do...
by Traveller
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leinster 19 v Leicester Tigers 16 European Final 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Leinster 19 v Leicester Tigers 16 European Final 2009

Leinster are a great side, but the way they are run is very different to how the Premiership sides are, they can pretty much pay their players what they want. They get prime choice of players, ask an Ulster or Munster fan how fair they think the Irish regional system is. Not really comparing like f...
by Traveller
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leinster 19 v Leicester Tigers 16 European Final 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Leinster 19 v Leicester Tigers 16 European Final 2009

In winning the Pro 14 Final this year, remaining unbeaten in 23 games, Leinster also lost fifteen players during the World Cup and 6N. In order to win the European trophy they will play a Pro 14 SF, Final, European QF, SF in consecutive weeks, two league games, and Final. In contrast Tigers are 11th...
by Traveller
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Midweek Game - Wed 09 Sep Away to Wasps
Replies: 260
Views: 11861

Re: Midweek Game - Wed 09 Sep Away to Wasps

Over the last couple of seasons Tigers have disintegrated. We didn't have a ‘team’. It got up and walked off, even with our strongest players on the field; we gave up. Borthwick arrived on July 1st (that's just 51 weekdays ago) but didn’t inherit an established playing squad or coaching team: Thomps...
by Traveller
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cards and punishment
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: Cards and punishment

I'm with him, its rubbish that if you proportionally defend yourself on the streets you wouldn't be charged but on a rugby pitch you would, everybody should have the right to self defence regardless of where they are. The only thing I disagree with him on is making a point of the size difference, t...
by Traveller
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cards and punishment
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: Cards and punishment

Pat Lam was very concerned that players who are attacked and defend themselves are awarded the same or greater penalties. He said his 5' 11'' player was attacked by two men 6' 5" and 6' 7" and because he defended himself he had the same ban, In the street, he said, British law allows self defence -...
by Traveller
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Kyle Eastmond
Replies: 41
Views: 7608

Re: Kyle Eastmond

Neil Fissler (Rugby Paper 16/8) reports that Eastmond has rejected short term deals at both Harlequins and London Irish , and due to a young family has no interest in playing abroad.He is supposedly seriously considering legal action against Leicester. Taking into account the situation , a fruitles...
by Traveller
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Puzzled - Saracens!
Replies: 96
Views: 12309

Re: Puzzled - Saracens!

Press coverage of Saracens has fallen some way short of holding the club to account. Yes, the points deduction and relegation were covered widely, but ever since coverage has fallen back into eulogising them for their past/current achievements. Note for journalists: Saracens' achievements over the ...
by Traveller
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20
Replies: 373
Views: 17438

Re: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20

Tigerbeat wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:57 am
Do you mean Victor Matfield?
I did - Bertie Matfield.
by Traveller
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20
Replies: 373
Views: 17438

Re: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20

Being 6”8 probably helps the refs spot him too... We all wanted a hard edge Jono style lock. An enforcer, we have one and I am looking forward to seeing him tearing it up. I don't know why people keep on about "an enforcer". Certainly, there were such (I suspect SB's nose wasn't always that shape) ...
by Traveller
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tomas Lavanini
Replies: 60
Views: 24457

Re: Tomas Lavanini

Agreed Rutland Tiger! I can't understand the antipathy of some towards Tomas. His discipline is much improved from earlier in his career. I'm sure with the right support and encouragement from our new coaching team that he will be an important component in the Tigers scrum for several seasons if we...
by Traveller
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20
Replies: 373
Views: 17438

Re: Tigers vs Sale - 05 Sep 20

I reckon he deserves a chance to prove this afternoon wasn't a one off and he's just taken a little longer than you'd like to bed in... I think there's been a few players across the league, seemingly most at Saints, that have had issues adapting to first team games following the lay off and no real...
by Traveller
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gloucester vs. Tigers - Sun 30 Aug 20 (1630)
Replies: 326
Views: 14893

Re: Gloucester vs. Tigers - Sun 30 Aug 20 (1630)

These end of season matches are about getting all first team contenders on the pitch and giving our new coach the opportunity to see just where some of the youngsters are in their development, sometimes more can be learned in adversity than in victory. I thought the pack selected had an unbalanced ...
by Traveller
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Reversing the great schism. Is it an option now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Re: Reversing the great schism. Is it an option now?

Not for me. I moved to Halifax from Leicester when I was 16 (i'm 44 now) and have lived in Leeds for the last 20 years, after an 18 month return to Leics in my 20's. I've played and watched league but I just find it boring. I like the 'chess' element of union as well as the unpredictable nature of ...