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by rdracup
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Murphy coaches and relegation
Replies: 124
Views: 11311

Re: Murphy coaches and relegation

The steady decline has been going on since Cockers left. No the steady decline started whilst Cockers was still here. The decline was exacerbated after he left by the truly moronic decision to appoint Matt O'Connor a man who virtually destroyed every structure at the club. The massively optimistic ...
by rdracup
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal
Replies: 498
Views: 52183

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation

Accepting for the moment that clubs, including Tigers, pushed the boundaries up to 2015, Sarries/Wray's two finger approach post 2015 deserves all it gets. I saw Bracken trying to equate Bloodgate to this - saying the transgression was of a similar order. It was not. Cheating to win 1 game vs cheati...
by rdracup
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million
Replies: 174
Views: 23503

Re: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million

I believe that the small shareholders don't have a say in if they want to sell their shares or not if someone wants to buy the whole thing. Looking into this it depends upon whether an agreement is in place in form of a shareholders agreement, which usually either specifies a price for the forced b...
by rdracup
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million
Replies: 174
Views: 23503

Re: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million

There are I think 13.5 m ordinary 10p shares however there are outstanding loan notes that can be converted into ordinary shares, thereby increasing the number of shares issued and reducing the value of each share (obviously).
by rdracup
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million
Replies: 174
Views: 23503

Re: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million

I think there are 13.5m issued shares so about £4.40 per share (at £60m price tag) I think season ticket holders were given 100 shares in the mid 90's - and the chance to buy more. Maybe a small windfall for them, but still a big change in structure of club. I will await more detail before deciding ...
by rdracup
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Positives
Replies: 40
Views: 4243

Re: Positives

Lost by 34 points away To Exeter in Sept, and sacked MOC. We are making progress cos margin was only 32, though that improvement was probably down to home advantage. I was no fan of MOC and we will avoid relegation but BoD has some very hard thinking to do and tough actions to take.
by rdracup
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Worcester vs Tigers
Replies: 346
Views: 20407

Re: Worcester vs Tigers

Harsh on Cole, but otherwise fair. No passion, little skill, and little pride in the shirt from maybe half of the starting 15. Toomua clearly has one eye on the plane back to Oz. Of the 15 I would not be sad to see Eastmond, Owen leaving next season either. Of the pack Williams and Kitch are gone an...
by rdracup
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Six Nations 2019
Replies: 506
Views: 30996

Re: The Six Nations 2019

Good to see Cole back in the fold and in line for another Cap. He has done all the right things since being "dropped". Not surprised given Williams leaked Irish final try. Eddie would have been cross despite the win. Genge v Moon is tight call. I suspect we may see them alternate through rest of 6N ...
by rdracup
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: No Dan Cole in the England training squad
Replies: 54
Views: 7245

Re: No Dan Cole in the England training squad

And all the headlines are written around Cipriani and Manu. Will COLE announce international retirement or fight for his place. I hope the latter.
by rdracup
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: European fixtures announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: European fixtures announcement

After such a hard season at the cutting edge of Rugby administration it is clear that the staff at EPC Rugby need an extended summer break, ( even longer then the internationals who are now back with their clubs). Does anyone know when they will be returning to work when, presumably, they might anno...
by rdracup
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: European fixtures announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

European fixtures announcement

.... should be by August 7. Pro14 are due out tomorrow (Tue 24) and EPC Rugby said fixtures would be out within 2 weeks of final domestic fixture announcement (Top 14 was out some weeks ago). I trust we will get date and kick off time, not just weekend of with details to follow. Of course R5/6 kick ...
by rdracup
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gallagher Premiership Rugby?
Replies: 89
Views: 6129

Re: Gallagher Premiership Rugby?

I think there are 2 London clubs - Quins and Sarries - though one of them might be South African I suppose. But no doubler header without bring in two teams from the provinces - hopefully not us. Does anyone know if the new Premiership Cup is also sponsored by the large American insurance company an...
by rdracup
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Wasps win...We must win v Sale (or must we?)
Replies: 76
Views: 5569

Re: Wasps win...We must win v Sale

Actually I think Cardiff are already qualified and as noted Glaws are qualified as well since losing finalist if not already qualified takes 20th place. And so it maybe Pau who go through as losing semi finalist not already qualified, but they could qualify via T14 6th place finish (7th at the momen...
by rdracup
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Wasps win...We must win v Sale (or must we?)
Replies: 76
Views: 5569

Re: Wasps win...We must win v Sale

Also Glaws have 2 routes to Champions cup, and away win at Sarries or beating Cardiff the following week. They will rest players for the Sarries game and go for broke in Bilbao. That said Sarries a cemented into 2nd so they could rest some too. At least it is in our own hands... so that is good,. su...
by rdracup
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: So .... rest of the season
Replies: 194
Views: 24645

Re: So .... rest of the season

One game at a time. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves etc etc etc ... but do we want away to Sarries (3rd) or away to Exeter (4th). Both tough trips so probably not a lot in it but better to avoid the plastic pitch I think (despite the result a few weeks back). If we make top 4 with a game to spare I...