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by iceman_19
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Has Matt Toomua Played His last Game For Tigers
Replies: 19
Views: 4529

Re: Has Matt Toomua Played His last Game For Tigers

I think people are reading far too much into it. It’s either later reporting or, when ‘final game’ is mentioned, it is in context to the remainder of the rugby championship- I.e. he has played his last game for Tigers that would keep him away from the Aussie squad for the duration of the competition.
by iceman_19
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter team
Replies: 244
Views: 17613

Re: Exeter team

It comes down to two things for me, discipline and physicality (particularly at the breakdown). Discipline because the Chiefs are a team that specialise in grinding teams down and forcing errors rather than carving teams wide open on a regular basis. If we deny them field position, it will take away...
by iceman_19
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New kits for next season
Replies: 110
Views: 16476

Re: New kits for next season

My bed's fine thanks. Memory Foam. My underlying point of that of visibility. Perhaps you have 20/20 vision? Not everyone does, but can still see. Near-black against a near-black background does not make for clarity, especially in the dark, with spotlights; rain makes it worse. In my own world I ha...
by iceman_19
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Pitches
Replies: 27
Views: 1733

Re: Pitches

Mark62 I’ve played on both types of pitches, natural and 4G. I would say that 4G feels a bit quicker but for welfare, in my view, it is a big no no. Firstly, the ‘burns’ and cuts you get are twice as bad as on a normal pitch. Trying to put on any clothing on the affected areas was agony for days aft...
by iceman_19
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter team
Replies: 244
Views: 17613

Re: Exeter team

Am I alone in forecasting a narrow victory for Tigers? I also forecast that should we win and score three tries someone on here will be complaining that we have once again failed to secure a try bonus point. I don’t think we’ll win but I suspect it may be closer than people are guessing! Exeter awa...
by iceman_19
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish
Replies: 83
Views: 11074

Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

The back line looks exciting again - although like most here I would have Holmes ahead of Thommo. The pack, to be honest, worries me a bit. Ma'afu has not looked up to scratch and not a word on Bateman yet. We are also horribly light in the second and back rows - only Mike Williams and Tino providin...
by iceman_19
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish
Replies: 83
Views: 11074

Re: Final Preseason Game vs London Irish

15 Telusa Veainu 14 Adam Thompstone 13 Manu Tuilagi 12 Kyle Eastmond 11 Jonny May 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 1 Campese Ma’afu 2 Tom Youngs (c) 3 Dan Cole 4 Harry Wells 5 Will Spencer 6 David Denton 7 Tommy Reffell 8 Sione Kalamafoni Replacements from Jimmy Stevens Ross McMillan David Feao Gaston Co...
by iceman_19
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 2018-19 squad
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: 2018-19 squad

Of course they're classed as backs! No one is talking about "backs". I have long been concerned about the lack of attacking centres. If any of our better centres is injured, it has a devastating effect on our attacking capabilities. My comment was based upon the club's own designation of the positi...
by iceman_19
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New kits for next season
Replies: 110
Views: 16476

Re: New kits for next season

Big fan. Traditional-ish style on the home shirts with a bit of subtle embellishment (the Tiger stripes). Favourite one for a while.

Away shirt is decent, perhaps a bit bland even with the purple, but better than some of the more recent shockers!
by iceman_19
Thu May 31, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tom Hardwick - 1st Team
Replies: 19
Views: 3740

Re: Tom Hardwick - 1st Team

BFG - Amazing how two people can see pretty different games! I thought that were two 10 minute periods (in the first half) where the Pumas looked untouchable, but aside from that England looked comfortable and only really let themselves down with mistakes. Perhaps to be expected in the first game of...
by iceman_19
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Logo
Replies: 121
Views: 8832

Re: Logo

The key question is will he be moving up north with the family? I'd have hoped that we'd have signed up those twin boys he had with Castro's sister on contracts already but otherwise it would be good to keep them on the Academy radar for 13 years time or so! I seem to recall that Cockers was actuall...
by iceman_19
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Fords place kicking
Replies: 34
Views: 4528

Re: George Fords place kicking

As has been mentioned, Ford's kicking for us has - this season - been largely very, very good. He is having a slight dip at the moment which is normal but most of the time he has been very reliable in an area which I admit I was concerned about. I think the lack of distance theory is also a myth - I...
by iceman_19
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tickets for sale v Gloucester
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Tickets for sale v Gloucester

As tempting as it is to risk my personal safety, it’s the terraces behind the sticks. Much safer.
by iceman_19
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tickets for sale v Gloucester
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Tickets for sale v Gloucester

Hi all

I have two spare standing tickets to the Gloucester away game after a couple of mates dropped out.

Selling them at face value (£20) - please DM me if you're interested.

Cheers
by iceman_19
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Manu cited? updated - case dismissed!
Replies: 68
Views: 8727

Manu cited? updated - case dismissed!

I have just come across this link on the ECC website, so it seems pretty official - http://www.epcrugby.com/news/36942.php#.WjjuGtJl_RY - it appears to relate to Manu's hit on Cloete after he cleared up May's kick and chase. Looking at the replay it does look high-ish but hardly worth of a red (requ...