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by Rod
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 1450
Views: 209231

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

When you compare any of the current first choice locks' carry and tackle rate with Kitchener's over the past two years, there has been a massive improvement.
by Rod
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: About time too - Matt Hampson
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: About time too - Matt Hampson

Congratulations to Matt Hampson on his public recognition. If anyone can be said to be an inspiration to others, it must be Matt. Here's wishing the great man a happy new year.
by Rod
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Chiefs
Replies: 406
Views: 19262

Re: Tigers v Chiefs

The scrum half wasn't the only one. Exeter clear out players who are off the ball at a lot of rucks and are wildly off their feet. The ref seemed to ignore it, consequently a player badly injured. Refs have to get a grip of players who smash into static prone players beecause it is career, even life...
by Rod
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Chiefs
Replies: 406
Views: 19262

Re: Tigers v Chiefs

Tigers were dogged and brave for 50 minutes, but if you have played the game, you know you can not defend for a whole match and hope for a few scoring opportunities. We must start to see some consistent possession in the oppos half. Kick chase largely makes you the defending team again. We need some...
by Rod
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Homework
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Homework

What do the Argentina boys do?
by Rod
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Homework
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Homework

When Steve Borthwick says the players have been working hard at home during lockdown, what does he mean? Is it physical fitness, practicing skills, learning the play book for line-out calls etc, studying personal videos, studying videos of Gloucester's game plan. Just how much can be done in isolati...
by Rod
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Ford
Replies: 15
Views: 1853

Re: George Ford

I had a chronic achilles problem a few years back and saw an NHS consultant who works with Loughborough University. He has pioneered an operation where your achilles tendon is injected with about 50cc of a simple saline solution. The nurse trying to pump all the 50ccs into my ankle had more pain tha...
by Rod
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Offside at a kick off
Replies: 44
Views: 2660

Offside at a kick off

I am continually annoyed by seemingly all referees who allow several players to run offside at a restart. Almost invariably the player making the tackle is the one most offside. It kills counter attacking. Hopefully it will be policed next season - written more in hope than expectation!
by Rod
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LTTV next week - Club Doctor - Any questions?
Replies: 17
Views: 3003

Re: LTTV next week - Club Doctor - Any questions?

What is the procedure, when a player comes off for a head injury assessment and what are the criteria for deciding whether he returns to the match or not?
by Rod
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: David Dickie Bird
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

David Dickie Bird

Just heard that golfing pal and former Tigers' winger Dickie Bird (played 60/70s) has died. He was a lot of fun and will be missed.
by Rod
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 4 weeks for Manu 10 for Marler
Replies: 41
Views: 11810

Re: 4 weeks for Manu 10 for Marler

Who pays his wages for the 4 weeks, given he was playing for ENgland and not Tigers?
by Rod
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Can Wasps be reported for cheating over uncontested scrums?
Replies: 81
Views: 10435

It will be interesting to see if Vickery and or Barnard play in this week's midweek match. If they do, they will be playing again within 4 days of injuries so serious that they could not possibly play on. Any bets?
by Rod
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Atmosphere
Replies: 53
Views: 5922

The reason there has been less noise this year is because of what has been going on on the pitch. When Tigers show their hallmark passion and make the first up tackles and don't make amateurish knock-ons, then the crowd get right behind them. But it's difficult to raise a roar, when you've got your ...
by Rod
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Atmosphere
Replies: 53
Views: 5922

The reason there has been less noise this year is because of what has been going on on the pitch. When Tigers show their hallmark passion and make the first up tackles and don't make amateurish knock-ons, then the crowd get right behind them. But it's difficult to raise a roar, when you've got your ...
by Rod
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Breaking News on Moody Injury - BAD NEWS
Replies: 26
Views: 4337

I posted a protest about England playing Moody whilst injured a few weeks ago. If you have a strained achilles and you play on at the intensity needed at international level, then a tear and months of rehab are very likely. So it turns out with Lewis!! What price seeing Geordan again this season? An...