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by Ian Cant
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: THANK YOU
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: THANK YOU

We have a great club to support thanks to the players past and present. It’s sad that we’ve had to lose some superb players like TV, Manu etc but those who are staying will have a chance to go out and show what Tigers are all about: the whole club working incredibly hard to make us feared home and a...
by Ian Cant
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Borthwick
Replies: 153
Views: 18324

Re: Steve Borthwick

Steve Borthwick will now have a settled squad to deal with and he is one of the most intelligent rugby chaps around.An unsettled squad would have been far worse than what is going on now. If, and I hope it is an IF the six try or do sue the club I’m not sure many clubs will risk giving them either a...
by Ian Cant
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Manu Tuilagi
Replies: 111
Views: 12220

Re: Manu Tuilagi

Sadly Freddie, as an agent has done nothing to help a Tigers with one or two occasions recently where he has tried to get inflated salaries for his players. It wasn’t Manus fault Tigers agreed to the huge increase in salary last time and personally I was torn at the time,( having watched Manu develo...
by Ian Cant
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Time for some clarity please
Replies: 20
Views: 3137

More updates needed about the players not staying

With lots of rumours circulating in the press about Tigers having to pay Manu, TV, Bateman, Reid, Eastmond And Taufua because they have contracts, hopefully the club will soon give another “update” on the situation. The Mail has intimated the Tigers will have to pay the players or make up the differ...
by Ian Cant
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Borthwick
Replies: 153
Views: 18324

Re: Steve Borthwick

Thanks to all those who are leaving for playing for Tigers. Borthwick will now inherit a squad that really does want to play for us. TV, Manu, Bateman must remember how they have been very well looked after when they’ve all had their issues and, in Manu’s case, he wouldn’t even be in this country bu...
by Ian Cant
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 375
Views: 40064

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

Genge, Ford, Lavanini, Taute all staying according to Radio Leicester’s Rugby Club which was on tonight. Taute spoke superbly well and as these 4 played very well up to Lockdown it’s great news. I hope Tuilagi stays but on the other hand how many times does he turn out for us? We get him fit for Eng...
by Ian Cant
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Time for some clarity please
Replies: 20
Views: 3137

Time for some clarity please

As there are so many rumours flying around about Tigers and contract negotiations please could Peter Tom and the board make a statement, after consulting all players, coaches and staff, about the situation. Like others my wife and I, despite being on a pension, have decided to donate our possible re...
by Ian Cant
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Calendar seems closer
Replies: 31
Views: 2689

Re: World Calendar seems closer

Well said John the griff. That is the idea that needs to be adopted.
by Ian Cant
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1628
Views: 143601

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Ben Youngs and Tom Youngs true Tigers. Well done.They can see the bigger picture and being realistic about what would have happened in Rugby Union even if the virus hadn’t caused Lockdown. I still hope TV stays as without Johnny May we need a player who an create something from nothing: not only tha...
by Ian Cant
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Season Tickets
Replies: 46
Views: 4350

Re: Season Tickets

Sorry to hear your daughter and son-in-law had abuse hurled at them. Report such things to the club. We sit in the stand opposite the main shop end(Mattioni Woods Stand). We have sat with the same fans for many years: about15-20 on the back row and row in front; great banter, mixed age group, knowle...
by Ian Cant
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers' Players in the Media
Replies: 28
Views: 3190

Re: Tigers' Players in the Media

And the last paragraph is what the players need to read every day. Without the clubs there will be no salary and the new “Cap” doesn’t come in until the season after the next one when many contracts will be up for renewal. I’d also suggest players like Genge, Bateman look at how Matt Smith/Sam Harri...
by Ian Cant
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Mercury
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: Leicester Mercury

The actual paper still has plenty of reports though sometimes the report has been taken straight from Tigers’ website. They do tell you when this is the case. Presumably it is just easier not to update the online Mercury as there hasn’t, until now, been much to report on!!!! Ian Cockerill does a cou...
by Ian Cant
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Calendar seems closer
Replies: 31
Views: 2689

Re: World Calendar seems closer

The beauty of rugby union is that in its present set up September to May, a variety of skills can be displayed to win matches: in general, dry pitches in September/ most of October and April/May then a mixture of weather conditions in the middle part of the season. I agree also with many that Tigers...
by Ian Cant
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Salary Cap changes
Replies: 20
Views: 2450

Re: Salary Cap changes

I’m glad too that the clubs have seen sense. Clubs couldn’t carry on making considerable losses each season. My mates who have their own businesses and follow Tigers have regularly commented on the ridiculous situation with Tigers and other clubs making huge losses saying their businesses would be a...
by Ian Cant
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Provisional Premiership Return Date ?
Replies: 237
Views: 20297

Re: Provisional Premiership Return Date ?

I really do hope Newcastle survive. We have been to Kingston Park most seasons. Great ground, superb fans and of course Deano is there. There also needs to be another northern team to fly the union flag and ensure the game grows in the North. Good luck Falcons and we hope to travel up in the 2020-20...