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by Luke
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ayerza
Replies: 31
Views: 3226

Re: Ayerza

One to debate: Marcos Ayerza has been the (joint) bedrock of our front row for quite a few years and is our undisuptued first choice loosehead. But, we will almost certainly be losing him for 8-9 weeks at the start of each season for the Four Nations. With the Six Nations also taking Cole and Castr...
by Luke
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dan Cole
Replies: 53
Views: 6012

Re: Dan Cole

Does anybody have any reliable information on whether there is any mileage in this rumour, or not? I can understand the desire to be in the starting line up each week and get more minutes per season, but at the same time we are the biggest club in the country and if you look at the strong Top 14 sid...
by Luke
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is Sam Harrison Real?
Replies: 35
Views: 4296

Re: Is Sam Harrison Real?

I would have liked the best scrum half to start: Micky Young
by Luke
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players current unavailable for selection
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Players current unavailable for selection

Players currently unavailable for selection for Leicester Tigers: Marcos Ayerza Dan Cole Martin Castrogiovanni Julian White Kieran Brookes Peter Bucknall Camilo Parilli-Ocampo Louis Deacon Geoff Parling George Skivington Tom Croft Craig Newby Jordan Crane Thomas Waldrom Ben Youngs Toby Flood Manu Tu...
by Luke
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Billy Twelvetrees and jordan Crane - Eng Saxons - Churchill
Replies: 245
Views: 16152

Re: Billy Twelvetrees and jordan Crane - Eng Saxons - Churchill

Allen is currently a better 12 than Twelvetrees Allen has reached his optimum level Twelvetrees has yet to reach his optimum level Twelvetrees has the potential to be a better 12 than Allen Cockerill keeps his job if he wins games Cockerill loses his job if he loses games ergo For Cockerill to keep ...
by Luke
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Back row
Replies: 21
Views: 2853

Re: Back row

Our combinations in the back row are strong and varied and we probably have more strength in depth than any of our (domestic) rivals. The one element we are short of is probably physicality and experience at 7. Newby is having a fantastic season as a converted 7 and is undisputed first choice; Woods...
by Luke
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: And that's what happens when you don't give players a go
Replies: 138
Views: 10187

Re: And that's what happens when you don't give players a go

Having watched the game I can't say that 12T looked nervous before the kick or was nervous in his execution of it. He missed, which sometimes kickers do, with their first kick of the day (which unfortunately for us was the last kick of the day). Staunton is to Leicester what Myler is to Northampton:...
by Luke
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Scrum - not so dominant anymore?
Replies: 35
Views: 3121

The Scrum - not so dominant anymore?

I'll start this post by saying I have never played in the front row and, though an avid fan of rugby, can seldom understand why one particular pack is able to get the upper hand at scrum time and 10mins later the fortunes are reversed. But... Is it just me or have Tigers been a lot less dominant in ...
by Luke
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Grindal and Staunton
Replies: 195
Views: 11584

Re: Grindal and Staunton

smalldell is absolutely right: good managers (and I'm talking generically here, not just rugby), view the world in terms of risk and have to make their decisions accordingly. Leicester Tigers are expected to win the AP every year and get to the knock-out stages of the HC, otherwise the season is de...
by Luke
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: atmosphere against wasps......
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: atmosphere against wasps......

From watching on TV (which isn't the same, admittedly), it seemed very quiet and there were only a couple of occassions when the crowd got going.

It was a wet, cold night and I got the impression that the team and the crowd were confident enough of a victory that neither got too excited about it.
by Luke
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Referee for Tigers vs Wasps?
Replies: 16
Views: 1759

Re: Referee for Tigers vs Wasps?

It is an immensley difficult job to referee the breakdown in today's climate of ever-changing interpretations and yesterday's referee did not fare well. I don't think I've ever seen a player commit so many unpunished offences at the breakdown as Serge Betsen at Welford Road. All credit to him, as th...
by Luke
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: MATTHEW TAIT
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Re: MATTHEW TAIT

I think Matthew Tait will work out to be a very good signing. We're losing an outside centre who has played in a World Cup Final but gaining another who has played in a World Cup Final (arguably with his best years ahead of him). He adds even more pace and creativity to the back line. Slater's perfo...
by Luke
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saints in decline?
Replies: 33
Views: 2924

Re: Saints in decline?

I don't see Saints as being in decline. Every team has a loss of form over the season and they are having to now come to terms with the fact that 4 x of their starting 15 are also nailed on in England's starting 15. They have good quality replacements and it's testament to their early season form th...
by Luke
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How to treat a young star - Richard Cockerill
Replies: 86
Views: 5814

Re: How to treat a young star - Richard Cockerill

I do have some sympathy with the sentiment of stripy tiger's post; one of the most exciting things in sport is seeing young talent blossom and one of the most frustrating is seeing it held back. However, without the full picture it is difficult to understand exactly how Billy's development is being ...
by Luke
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Twelvetrees not the finished article
Replies: 32
Views: 2532

Re: Twelvetrees not the finished article

It is interesting that no-one commented on an article about 12T not being the finished article before the Perpignan game. All the talk beforehand was of Cockerill's short-sightedness at putting Staunton on the bench, rather than 12T. Hindsight is a wonderful thing... but then would Staunton have per...