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by me2
Fri May 25, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England vs Barbarians
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: England vs Barbarians

BJ, when else do you suggest the match is scheduled? Any earlier & the league is still going on, meaning MORE players unavailable Any later & England will already be on tour. The alternative is not to schedule the game at all & then the RFU will miss out on lots of revenue, be more likely to try to ...
by me2
Wed May 23, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 10'000 tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: 10'000 tickets

Or maybe Tigers kept some of the tickets allocated to the club back for corporates/sponsors/players' family & friends? Possibly the Quins figure included their full allocation & the Tigers figure was only the tickets left for the regular fans? Both clubs get the same allocation regardles of where th...
by me2
Wed May 16, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Barbarians squad
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: Barbarians squad

Isa Nacewas entire International career lasted all of 2 minutes, as a sub for Fiji vs Scotland at the 2003 RWC. He later quit Fiji to try to get eligibility for New Zealand but the IRB (rightly IMO) ruled against him because he had previously appeared for Fiji. Therefore I would class his Barbarian ...
by me2
Tue May 15, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: All time top try scorer
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: All time top try scorer

As has been stated above, your list only covers the Premiership.

Percy Lawrie does indeed still hold the record for the most tries in Tigers colours: 206 tries in all matches.
by me2
Mon May 14, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: All time top try scorer
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: All time top try scorer

think this table may be a little out of date as it has Geordan down with most appearances at 192. I don't know what he's on now but hasn't Chutes just hit 200 starts? No, this table is up to date as it only refers to Premiership appearances. The Tigers website shows Geordan as having 179 starts & 1...
by me2
Wed May 02, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Final w/e Sky coverage
Replies: 17
Views: 3196

Re: Final w/e Sky coverage

ITV focus on one match on their highlights show as that is a match that was shown live earlier that weekend. Live (Sky or ESPN) games have multiple cameras & therefore multiple angles for analysis, replays etc. The other matches are almost always filmed from a single camera high in the stands. Exten...
by me2
Tue May 01, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Final w/e Sky coverage
Replies: 17
Views: 3196

Re: Final w/e Sky coverage

Sky's broadcast package bought from PRL only allows them a certain number of games per season (and therefore per week). The same is true of ESPN's broadcast rights. Sky might love to be allowed to show more games on the final week but they aren't so they are only showing as many as they are permitte...
by me2
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: Olympic Security
Replies: 19
Views: 5364

Re: Olympic Security

Well what is the alternative? Leave any missiles to hit their intended target & potentially kill tens of thousands of civillians? I am a local resident living approx 1.5 miles from one of the planned missile locations) and personally don't have a problem with it. I'd rather have the deterrent there ...
by me2
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leeds Rhinos fancy a cross code game with us
Replies: 26
Views: 3979

Re: Leeds Rhinos fancy a cross code game with us

I really can't see how this type of hybrid game could ever work in a practical sense! One hybrid version that could work (and has worked in the past) is where the first 40 mins are played as one code and the second 40 as the other code. This model was used when St Helens played Sale Sharks at Knowse...
by me2
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Fixtures - 2012/13
Replies: 18
Views: 3128

Re: Fixtures - 2012/13

BJ you trot out this apologetic nonsense. In a business you have two parties. Both have something which the other wants. To roll over and say thank you is not good business and I don't know why sports clubs do this. TV companies are lazy bullies. It is no better than a mafia situation Correct, the ...
by me2
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Interesting news re: Sarries salary cap
Replies: 42
Views: 8412

Re: Interesting news re: Sarries salary cap

If it turns out that a team is indeed breaking the cap I am sure that they will only be breaking it by the tens, or at most the low hundreds of thousands of pounds. No club will be breaking the cap by millions of pounds as that would simply be far too obvious to argue away & obvious for EVERYONE in ...
by me2
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England considering Tom Youngs for South Africa tour
Replies: 12
Views: 2586

Re: England considering Tom Youngs for South Africa tour

Hard to say as I believe there was one recent international player who delayed his wedding because of his first ever international selection.

To be honest I can't remember who it was though!

A number of England players have also delayed their honeymoons due to international call-ups.
by me2
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Interesting news re: Sarries salary cap
Replies: 42
Views: 8412

Re: Interesting news re: Sarries salary cap

If Tigers had attendances like Sarries, had to pay rent on a stadium that wasn't theirs and had the (lack of) conferencing facilities that Sarries have then I wouldn't be surprised if Tigers made an annual loss of around £6.4m too! As it is, despite the profitable Twickenham Hospitality are (Tigers ...
by me2
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rob Hawkins last game in a Tigers Shirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: Rob Hawkins last game in a Tigers Shirt?

I don't think it is as bad as it has been interpreted. I think it was supposed to sound more along the lines of "He was hoping to prove he deserved a new contract thanks to his performances over the remainder of the season...but now he has been robbed of that opportunity." I expect him to be offered...
by me2
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LV Cup prize money
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: LV Cup prize money

I don't think there is much (if indeed any) prizemoney for winning the LV Cup. The bulk of the money (ie TV & sponsor revenue) is distributed evenly across all participating teams. Therefore while we may have "lost out" this year we have undoubtedly gained in other years when we have been knocked ou...