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by Smudge
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish vs Tigers
Replies: 257
Views: 19258

Re: London Irish vs Tigers

Our returning internationals, (despite the odd bruise) should still be mega fit. Genge hasn't played for two or three weeks. What the hell is going on? Any fool would know that Irish have recruited well and are no longer a push over. Fielding such a weak side against them was asking for trouble. I w...
by Smudge
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: BT reckons Relegation...
Replies: 32
Views: 3981

Re: BT reckons Relegation...

"Same old Tigers, always cheating" used to be the cry from the shed and there is no doubt we were canny in so far as the laws allowed. But unlike today, I don't remember refs like Norling warning before offences in those days. I continue to be annoyed at the total disregard of the crooked feed which...
by Smudge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal
Replies: 481
Views: 47530

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

Mightymouse wrote:- My thoughts are this: It is irrelevant what Wray or Genge (both vested interests) think about the idea of a salary cap. everyone knew and have known for years the system we are playing under. We can argue in the future about the merits or demerits of the cap and decide how to go ...
by Smudge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Alex Sanderson.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2562

Re: Alex Sanderson.....

Just how many fouls did he allow with no cards? The man is a disgrace.
by Smudge
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal
Replies: 481
Views: 47530

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation

The revue/appeal won't be the end of it. Newcastle, Bristol and Irish were relegated during the years in question and I understand are poised to issue their own litigation. They lost millions in consequence and at least Newcastle can claim that their home and away defeats to Saracens contributed gre...
by Smudge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dave Denton Announces Retirement
Replies: 23
Views: 2939

Re: Dave Denton Announces Retirement

I too am sorry he has had to retire. Really bad luck to get a career ending injury from a nothing sort of collision.
Good luck in the future David, you weren't a Tiger long but you made a great impression.
by Smudge
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million
Replies: 174
Views: 23076

Re: Leicester Tigers up for sale for £60 Million

I have always looked upon our family club status as something to be proud of, likewise our careful accounting. One thing you can be sure of, big money coming into the game will change it beyond all recognition. I can see the EPL following Wendyball so that 90% of players will be from overseas. To th...
by Smudge
Thu May 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 5471

Re: London Irish: an immorality tale?

Ourla wrote:
How? As in how can you assure us? What credentials, what evidence have you to say and do so?
You will just have to take my word for it. I have no reason to lie. 60 years involved with rugby, playing and administration.
by Smudge
Thu May 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 5471

Re: London Irish: an immorality tale?

Out of order? You may think so in your sheltered suburban set but you are certainly not of the contemporary world. The kind of high jinks I am referring to, definitely still goes on and much closer to home than you think. The fact that the lads don't broadcast it may be fooling you but I can assure ...
by Smudge
Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Bath
Replies: 195
Views: 14301

Re: Tigers vs Bath

LE18 has kindly posted to correct my spelling mistake. I don't do that sort of thing anymore as spelling correctors and predictive texting occasionally embarrass us all. I have to smack my hand when people post "of" instead of "have". But if it makes you feel better??
by Smudge
Wed May 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 5471

Re: London Irish: an immorality tale?

The bottom line is, how well does he play rugby? Not a week goes by when someone on here is pleading for the club to sign some hard nut enforcers. Something I agree with but they will certainly not be choirboys or youth club leaders. They will also play hard off the field. Yes, I have toured with so...
by Smudge
Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 5471

Re: London Irish: an immorality tale?

This theme is utter :censored:. Some people are living in cloud cuckoo land. Have you ever played the game or been on tour? From the snowflake comments being posted I seriously doubt it Rugby players are picked for their ability to play rugby not as seminarians or youth club leaders. They are young,...
by Smudge
Tue May 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Bath
Replies: 195
Views: 14301

Re: Tigers vs Bath

How could Tigers v Bath not be meaningful? We played for the best part of a century with nothing more at stake than pride.

Hopefully, both teams will play an open and expansive game to the enjoyment of all.
by Smudge
Fri May 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ALLEN JOINS COVENTRY
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: ALLEN JOINS COVENTRY

I am sorry to see him go. I have known him for years and he is without doubt a great chap. I can never forget the time he was knocked out against Bath and a fight kicked off . He was stretchered off, much to the distress of all. That he retired too early as a player is cause for great regret as he m...
by Smudge
Fri May 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 5471

Re: London Irish: an immorality tale?

For me the term "yes, I know he was controversially found not guilty" says it all. I was not in court to listen to the evidence or hear council for and against the defendants and I submit that anyone who did not have the benefit of said proceedings is in no position to pronounce on them. The jury, w...