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by kend
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1215
Views: 110535

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

I understand he is still employed and I assume is still being paid. I thought the club had issued statements to the press saying the 5 (or is it 6?) players have 'left the club'. If so surely they can't still be under contract and paid? It would be some 'gardening leave' package if they were: presu...
by kend
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1215
Views: 110535

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

My overwhelming feeling about this is sadness. Particularly over Manu. Hard to judge fault. We don't know what discussions went on between the parties or why they failed. I think you can be certain the relationship between those players and the club broke down catastrophically. The club will obvious...
by kend
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1215
Views: 110535

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

Whatever squabbles are going on between players and the club were inevitable as I am sure has happened at many other clubs. Whether it has been dealt with poorly by the club (the manner it was communicated) may or may not be the case. The announcement earlier today makes it as clear as it can at th...
by kend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1215
Views: 110535

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

Making a player redundant is not an option if we then need to sign a replacement in the near future. As I understand it the senior players are on fixed term playing contracts, so redundancy doesn't apply. The contracts can be summarily terminated for a material breach or gross misconduct, but other...
by kend
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2
Replies: 1215
Views: 110535

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

In all this talk of contacts, no one has pointed out that most contacts have a Force Majeure clause, I would assume Tigers will have activated this clause in all the players contracts that is how they can legally change the terms otherwise they are just whistling in the wind. Tigers would have a ve...
by kend
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Provisional Premiership Return Date ?
Replies: 232
Views: 19642

Re: Provisional Premiership Return Date ?

Or like New Zealand just eradicate the disease through contact tracing so that there is less of reliance on the vaccine? There has never been a vaccine found for Spanish Flu yet life returned to normal after 1920. There is a huge difference in lifestyle and culture in New Zealand which has helped w...
by kend
Thu May 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Rugby Coronavirus Laws
Replies: 24
Views: 1571

Re: New Rugby Coronavirus Laws

Some of this smells like the changes some SH types wanted anyway! Almost RL and maul restriction could be interesting 😳 Test on the morning of the game, including officials the only necessity IMO, the rest is window dressing. If players have already had it, green card status (as recent French and. ...
by kend
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up
Replies: 154
Views: 18297

Re: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up

I think you can be reasonably sure that Borthwick will have asked himself the question 'can I work within the management structure at Tigers?' before accepting the job. After all, he's been working with Eddie Jones for some while...... The difference: Eddie Jones is a highly successful, experienced...
by kend
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up
Replies: 154
Views: 18297

Re: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up

I thought Tigers played reasonably well. Sarries used the yellow card period effectively and left us chasing the game. I don't think you can criticise TV for going for the intercept; it's risky but high reward. Certainly a yellow though. I'm puzzled by the speculation about working relationships at ...
by kend
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 8309

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

It is understood the RFU’s swingeing cuts of more than £3m will come into force next season This is outrageous. It gives the clubs no time at all to adjust their finances or seek alternative sources of funding. It will hit the livelihoods of players and coaches. If, as it appears, the RFU have done...
by kend
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: France v England
Replies: 213
Views: 15533

Re: France v England

Good grief. I know Youngs had a poor game, but the flak he is receiving on here and elsewhere is ridiculous. He was playing behind forwards who couldn't break the line (it fact he spent a good deal of the time tracking back as the ball carriers were pushed backwards), who didn't control the ball in ...
by kend
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 25061

Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

I would have thought it would go without saying that whatever you do, you need to do it well. No we're not very good at kicking and chasing, correct. So we should try to run it from our own 22 because... we're really good at that?! Yes! We’ve been kicking badly and chasing poorly for a very long ti...
by kend
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 25061

Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Sometimes the failure of an offload is down to poor support lines, it's not only down to the ball carrier. Once you break the gain line and take contact, you have to either offload or recycle very very quickly otherwise the defence will have time to compose themselves. A failed offload might look b...
by kend
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 25061

Re: Bath vs. Tigers - Sat 25 Jan 15:00

Sometimes the failure of an offload is down to poor support lines, it's not only down to the ball carrier. Once you break the gain line and take contact, you have to either offload or recycle very very quickly otherwise the defence will have time to compose themselves. A failed offload might look b...
by kend
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 109860

Re: Saracens are relegated!

Sick to the back teeth of the deployment of the word "mistake" to somehow justify Sarries deliberate and persistent cheating. Mistakes by definition are neither deliberate nor persistent. Sarries only mistake was to believe they could not get caught. mistake /mɪˈsteɪk/ noun an act or judgement that...