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by WirralExile
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Kobus Van Wyk
Replies: 21
Views: 3020

Re: Kobus Van Wyk

I've just noticed that Kobus is not showing on the squad list profile page. Others all seem to be there, including Shalva Mamukashvili. Must just be awaiting an update.
by WirralExile
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Pro 14 - Coach of the year, guess who!
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Pro 14 - Coach of the year, guess who!

I don't want to ruffle feathers but....

So, a surprised Mr R Cockerill esq has been named Pro 14 coach of the year. Voted for by peers, club coaches, captains and vice captains. They topped Conference B but missed out on a final play off place losing to Ulster.
by WirralExile
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How times have changed..
Replies: 46
Views: 3207

How times have changed..

I'm just watching the England v Samoa match from the 2003 World Cup on ITV4 and am gasping at the ferocity and dangerous high tackles. Jason Robinson was nearly decapitated at one point. The game was certainly quicker back then but the penalising of high tackles had to happen. I'm surprised there ar...
by WirralExile
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tom Youngs
Replies: 18
Views: 2408

Re: Tom Youngs

Let us not forget either how Tom carried on training and playing all through his wife's health battles only a few years ago. What he and they as a family were going through would have broken many blokes. The man has my utmost respect not only for how he conducts himself as a Tiger but also as a husb...
by WirralExile
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Kit
Replies: 664
Views: 96729

Re: New Kit

Has anyone else had an email from Tigers today about the new shop and kit? The one I have received has some background to the bringing of the retail operation back in-house and says that Tigers and the teamwear partners will be the only stockists of the new official Leicester Tigers gear. It won't b...
by WirralExile
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Kit
Replies: 664
Views: 96729

Re: New Kit

Not sure if you've seen the Microsite for the new kit yet, but interesting statement about the colours worn by the various levels of player: "Our future players from our ‘Developing Player Programme’ will start their journey in the same black colours the club started its journey in back in 1880. As ...
by WirralExile
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Kit
Replies: 664
Views: 96729

Re: New Kit

It wouldn't bother me if the home shirt were to one day adopt another design like the change shirt, it doesn't have to be traditional stripes for me but just shades of red green and white. Some years ago, in the Cotton Traders era, one of the home shirts was predominantly green front and back with ...
by WirralExile
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Season Tickets
Replies: 49
Views: 5786

Re: Season Tickets

A few seasons ago, me and my son were on the receiving end of some abuse from a chap sat behind us. I'm assuming that he and his family sat with him were also season ticket holders as they were always there. This was in the big stand, Caterpillar/Holland and Barrett. What should have been banter tur...
by WirralExile
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1628
Views: 162349

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

I can’t help thinking that all the noise around this in the media is coming from a small number of sources. Maybe it is Freddie, who as Manu’s agent is trying to get him the best deal. If true, spilling stuff is not in anyone’s interest, club, player or agent. It’s only my opinion, for one I will no...
by WirralExile
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Price Waterhouse hired for restart.
Replies: 19
Views: 2106

Re: Price Waterhouse hired for restart.

You heard it here first. It will be a very expensive half-assed report largely unimplemented or ignored. We'll see. Just a thought, I wonder how people on this forum, who may work as a Management Consultant, for PwC or any other Consultancy firm would take your view on the quality of their work? Th...
by WirralExile
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Price Waterhouse hired for restart.
Replies: 19
Views: 2106

Re: Price Waterhouse hired for restart.

I'm not sure if the 4 year old story about the US firm (all of the PwC firms operate as independent limited liability partnerships - LLP) has any baring on how the UK firm will perform assisting PRL with the restart.
by WirralExile
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Price Waterhouse hired for restart.
Replies: 19
Views: 2106

Re: Price Waterhouse hired for restart.

[/quote] Or like Tigers could have done, they could convene the STH volunteers from the clubs (I suspect they could've just used Tigers STHs)who have real and appropriate legal, medical, logistics, organisational and managerial expertise and had a working group formed from them who would work with i...
by WirralExile
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 23374

Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Sale away is never an easy fixture for Tigers. However, I was at least hoping for a losing bonus point. It may be just the TV camera angle but I thought a couple of Sale tries came from forward passes. But given they weren't pinged I suspect it must be the camera angle. Not sure the ref has had a go...
by WirralExile
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 121071

Re: Saracens are relegated!

And there is still no apology or contrition. This payment structure allowed them to build up a squad of top players, with virtually a doubling up of positions to cover injury, rest and international call ups. I believe Brian Moore described this on a number of linked Twitter posts. While those clubs...
by WirralExile
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Non-England World cup thread 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13016

Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Reece Hodge cited for the no arms tackle on Yato. Good to hear but should have been a red in the match. May have given Fiji the right result.
Refereeing has not been good so far, with the notable exception of Sir Wayne!