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by fleabane
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 106
Views: 6351

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

From today’s Guardian: Premiership players have been given legal advice on how to challenge the blanket 25% pay cuts imposed by the clubs as domestic rugby’s row over wage reductions intensified on Thursday. In the Championship, Newcastle Falcons have been plunged into turmoil with their players exp...
by fleabane
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Could this be the end for some clubs?
Replies: 27
Views: 3358

Re: Could this be the end for some clubs?

Like all companies, Tigers will have to cut back, including stopping recruitment (Borthwick?). The people who will suffer are the admin staff, not the well paid executives, players and coaching staff. The well paid should be asked to take pay cuts for a period of time, if they wish the club to get t...
by fleabane
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Will games get cancelled?
Replies: 110
Views: 6755

Re: Will games get cancelled?

Will games get cancelled?

No sooner said . . . .
by fleabane
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: What are we going to talk about for the next two months?
Replies: 47
Views: 2890

Re: What are we going to talk about for the next two months?

The good old days when we won everything, the sun always shone, there was always snow at Christmas, nobody said to you anymore “my, how you’ve grown”, City played at Filbert Street . . . .

Izal
by fleabane
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Should Eddie have been cited?
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Should Eddie have been cited?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-is-eddie-jones-above-censure-for-referee-slur-sm9nft2sn?shareToken=1b860710992865a92a4b88248a28dcbc Owen Slot in the Times asks the question, giving examples, (including from our own dearly departed Mr Cockerill, himself an offender), of coaches who have public...
by fleabane
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: So if the Italy v England game gets postponed.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: So if the Italy v England game gets postponed.....

Well, they didn’t come back straight away. Baby Rhino was at Cheltenham yesterday!
by fleabane
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Will Marler get jail time?
Replies: 37
Views: 3448

Re: Will Marler get jail time?

Legally, the decision to prosecute an assault does not rest with the victim, although in some cases the victim may consulted. I have little doubt that, had Marler grabbed someone’s genitals outside of the rugby environment, he would be prosecuted, and his sentence would include an awareness programm...
by fleabane
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Wales
Replies: 171
Views: 11718

Re: England v Wales

Photo in today’s Times of Marler tweaking a team mate in the changing room. It’s obviously a habit of his which was going to cause a problem one day. 12 weeks may be the starting sanction, but Marlers disciplinary record is hardly faultless, so bet on longer. AW-J deserves some consideration for his...
by fleabane
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Sarries know best!
Replies: 48
Views: 4211

Re: Coronavirus: Sarries know best!

teds, I’m with you!
by fleabane
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Sarries know best!
Replies: 48
Views: 4211

Coronavirus: Sarries know best!

Better than the government's medical advice anyway. The RFU decided to follow the advice and so Mako Vunipola, having stopped over in Hong Kong on his way back from Tonga, was made unavailable for England selection, and we were told he was self-isolating. No he wasn't. He was training with Sarries, ...
by fleabane
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Were Exeter robbed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Were Exeter robbed?

Very poor decision by the ref, but the right result, based on the game as a whole. Ref panicked after failing to allow advantage from an earlier scrum, thus denying a walk in try. Thereafter, all his scrum decisions went against Exeter, right or wrong. Baxter showed real class in his post match inte...
by fleabane
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Change of Tune
Replies: 58
Views: 5801

Re: Change of Tune

everyone would join in. :smt045 Not everyone! Agree with Whitecap Tiger. Why do people, (LE18 for example), assume that everyone has the same appalling taste as themselves. “Sweet Caroline” is a soft poppy song, totally unsuitable for a team with a solid pack. Heavy rock, heavy metal a better fit. ...
by fleabane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Kyle Eastmond
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: Kyle Eastmond

Don’t blame Eastmond for the way in which the players play. He has shown he is prepared to get stuck in, but has been frustrated by all round him, coaches and players, not providing the kind of structure and ball that would allow ANY back to perform at their best.
by fleabane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Change of Tune
Replies: 58
Views: 5801

Re: Change of Tune

The old chestnut! One wonders if the original poster has bothered to read any of the légions of threads on this subject. The arguments remain the same, as does the song. We're getting Led Zeppelin?? :smt002 Look at my byline too! I don’t want a change, but the start of « Kashmir » would do at a pin...
by fleabane
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: SARRIES FUTURE
Replies: 55
Views: 8610

Re: SARRIES FUTURE

The message today is « Be kind ».