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by Coleshillad
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Midweek Game - Wed 09 Sep Away to Wasps
Replies: 260
Views: 14024

Re: Midweek Game - Wed 09 Sep Away to Wasps

Personally I'm laughing at the moaners. These are dead games! SB has been given a golden opportunity to find out about his players and his coaches (and I expect a small turnover in the next few months). If by next Easter we see no improvement, then moan. I really think none on here have been in a t...
by Coleshillad
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Teams up v Bath
Replies: 291
Views: 14267

Re: Teams up v Bath

In my humble opinion, there's too much focus on the players on this thread. Surely the object of yesterdays selection was to give the coaches and management an opportunity to see how the new and younger players perform in a live game. To spot strengths and weaknesses, partnerships and overall play, ...
by Coleshillad
Tue May 19, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ackerman leaving Gloucester?
Replies: 67
Views: 9040

Re: Ackerman leaving Gloucester?

Bristol Tiger wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:13 am
Already mentioned on the non Tigers thread.
People seem to be giving it as much credence as the Itoje to Tigers rumour, but I for one wouldn’t be surprised.
Does that mean we are getting Itoje then? :smt003
How does Itoje get on with Steve Borthwick?
by Coleshillad
Mon May 04, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Good job Burns has left Bath...
Replies: 47
Views: 10253

Re: Good job Burns has left Bath...

Quite telling that no other premiership teams wanted to sign him. Are you sure they didn't? Maybe they did and he didn't rate the offer or they didn't fancy his terms. Maybe he just felt disillusioned in England and fancied chancing his arm in Japan, possibly the lure of experiencing a new culture ...
by Coleshillad
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Wales
Replies: 171
Views: 28843

Re: England v Wales

One of the consequences of technology is that slow motion replays, freeze frame snapshots and cropped photographs can lead to conclusions which may be false or exaggerated. If I were accompanying Manu to the disciplinary panel, I'd be taking a large print of this: https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/...
by Coleshillad
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Wales
Replies: 171
Views: 28843

Re: England v Wales

According to experts on twitter the Ref got Manu's red card 100% correct and had no choice but to do so. The reason being that Manu did not lead with his arms and it was therefore a shoulder charge and he made contact with the head. Apparently there is no mitigation for a shoulder charge unlike if ...
by Coleshillad
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dai on his way! - now departed.
Replies: 46
Views: 11254

Re: Dai on his way! - now departed.

Ospreys are apparently looking for a new head coach.
by Coleshillad
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Captaincy
Replies: 56
Views: 12938

Re: Captaincy

Cardiff Tig wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:03 pm

I remember when everyone used to complain about Borthwick as a captain, but he captained every team he was part of.
Hopefully we won't have to wait too long. He's the man who has got to make that decision, but in the meantime, an 'old head' would be good in the short term.....Dan's the man.
by Coleshillad
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 12486

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

Cardiff Tig you seem to be only focusing on international players but it's not just about international players. It is about club rugby. Just a few examples from the best current club side in England. Harry Williams played for Nottingham and Jersey Reds where he was scouted by Exeter. Luke Cowan-Di...
by Coleshillad
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 12486

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

"...we do not believe it [the Championship] is the primary place where Premiership and England players are discovered and developed.” RFU statement. Ok - I'll bite - which is the "primary place" then? Pacific Islands? South Africa? A good bite, and spot on. Irreparable. Narrow-minded. Lacking in vi...
by Coleshillad
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: It just gets worse for Saracens
Replies: 49
Views: 7923

Re: It just gets worse for Saracens

And now a try against them after 76 seconds.
by Coleshillad
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 37304

Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

This isn't a primary school sports day. You dont get a medal for trying really hard and being "most improved". Tiglon. You are right. Tigers are supposed to be a professional outfit in a competitive league. Surely their performance can only be judged against others in that league. If you take Sarac...
by Coleshillad
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 86155

Re: Borthwick

I've steered clear of commenting on the Borthwick appointment until it happened. Now it's been confirmed my thoughts are as follows: You don't last seven years with fast Eddie unless you have talent and know what hard work looks like. Borthwick had a long time to pull out of this deal. It's been mu...
by Coleshillad
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2
Replies: 901
Views: 148980

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Buw JM's move to Sarries seems to be off he is now rumoured to be returning to Glaws - https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rugby-rumours-transfer-news-leicester-3744111 Would be an interesting move for him to return to Glaws, one of the few clubs he would have to fight for a starti...
by Coleshillad
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Cardiff - 12th January 2020
Replies: 288
Views: 24021

Re: Tigers vs Cardiff - 12th January 2020

White needs to stop taking his lead from Ben Youngs of Tigers and focus more on the one that plays for England. The ref will penalise the opposition irrespective of the arm waving of the scrum half. At times in the second half he got the ball out quickly and the impact was there for all to see. If ...