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by kend
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 70
Views: 2634

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: 10400

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: 18982

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: 18982

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: 18982

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: 94283

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...
by kend
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 94283

Re: Saracens are relegated!

I wonder if the reason Saracens chose not open their books is to protect their key assets in McCall, coaches and senior players rather than there being further breaches they want to hide. A full investigation is likely to reveal who knew what and when. If there is no direct evidence of knowledge or ...
by kend
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs 21st December
Replies: 382
Views: 19389

Re: Exeter Chiefs 21st December

Most responsible parents take their children to the rugby because they don’t want them to hear bad language and see a game played with genuine sportsmanship. Unfortunately the game is changing and in my opinion not for the better. I don’t want rugby to go along the football route. There isn’t any e...
by kend
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saints away - Saturday 30th November
Replies: 395
Views: 24982

Re: Saints away - Saturday 30th November

I'm not sure any game plan would survive a lineout percentage of 66% (Saints conceded a lot of penalties) and territory of <40%. Give away that much possession to a counter-attacking team and you will be well beaten. Add in the inaccurate kicking from the half-backs and it becomes a nightmare. The c...
by kend
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 67064

Re: Borthwick

Ok so what coaches would you suggest then? The trouble with comparing business with a sport is they are two different things when you get down into the thick of it and done very differently. From a business POV we should what sign Jake White? There are similarities and differences - I think the 'tu...
by kend
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 67064

Re: Borthwick

Ackermann's first Head Coach job was the Lions. Cheika's first major solo head coach role was Leinster (As far as i'm aware him and Knox had a fairly equal partnership till Leinster) Robbie Deans first head coach role was the Crusaders and Canterbury. etc Townsend first head coach role was with Gla...
by kend
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 67064

Re: Borthwick

I have a lot of respect for Borthwick and would welcome him as part of the team assuming someone is leaving but I do not consider him qualified to be in absolute charge of our overall coaching set up, he just does not have the experience at Premiership level. He's coached Saracens, Bristol, Japan a...
by kend
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Will anyone want to buy the club??
Replies: 38
Views: 9587

Re: Will anyone want to buy the club??

.. are you a board member? This just comes across like the juvenile thoughts of our supposed leaders. If it is just bantz then fair play!! I would have thought the only way KP would buy the club is if they could consolidate both clubs to the KP, and presumably the training facilities as well. It is...
by kend
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Heyneke Meyer
Replies: 32
Views: 3038

Re: Heyneke Meyer

Picking a head coach is always a risk. Cheika turned around Leinster, but got sacked at Stade. Just because a coach is proven doesn't mean they are nailed on to succeed. at the time all coaches have to start as head coach somewhere. Absolutely. There are no certainties. But it is about the circumst...
by kend
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Will anyone want to buy the club??
Replies: 38
Views: 9587

Re: Will anyone want to buy the club??

If KP bought the club, I think you’d find it wouldn’t be too long before a move to the Crisp Bowl is on the cards, and selling the WRd estate for redevelopment. .. are you a board member? This just comes across like the juvenile thoughts of our supposed leaders. If it is just bantz then fair play!!...