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by kend
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Guinness threat to London Irish
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: Guinness threat to London Irish

So the Exiles have lost two major sponsors as well as a large proportion of a diminishing fanbase, yet they seem unmoved on cancelling Jackson’s signing. I think they would find that quite difficult (or at least expensive) as they signed him will full knowledge of past actions. What is interesting ...
by kend
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Weekend match thread - 31st May 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 2338

Re: Weekend match thread - 31st May 2019

Astonishing game, but surely Barnes should have checked the two questionable passes leading to the Williams try?
by kend
Thu May 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 7668

Re: Geordie up before the beak...

Momentum is a basic law of physics it has nothing to do with which hemisphere you are playing in. This topic subject has been subject to detailed analysis and there are ample videos demonstrating how the ball retains forward momentum even if passed backwards. Yes, but what does sometimes get misint...
by kend
Tue May 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New coaching structure?
Replies: 294
Views: 22549

Re: New coaching structure?

The Daily Wail is reporting tonight that Mike Ford has been offered a new contract (at Tigers), but that there’s no certainty about Geordie’s future role.... I wouldn't be surprised by a contract extension for Ford as it matches the aim to surround Murphy with experience. I would be surprised by eq...
by kend
Thu May 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 4378

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 kend
Thu May 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 4378

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 s...
by kend
Sat May 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish: an immorality tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 4378

Re: London Irish: an immorality tale?

The OP raises the question of morality not legality. The fact Jackson wasn’t convicted doesn’t mean he acted morally. Jackson’s contracts were not terminated because of guilt, but because his behaviour was below the standard expected. So you could suggest that Irish are saying that their standards a...
by kend
Thu May 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: All Coaches except Boris must go now..
Replies: 101
Views: 8417

Re: All Coaches except Boris must go now..

No it's not. Competent businesses change the composition of their BOD's regularly. It is one of the things that makes them competent. This BOD has failed. That's not my opinion. Look at the facts. If it hasn't failed then what would failure look like? Tesco's, Shell, P&G do not judge their BOD on t...
by kend
Thu May 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: All Coaches except Boris must go now..
Replies: 101
Views: 8417

Re: All Coaches except Boris must go now..

I see lots of people are supporting Geordan in his role for a couple of reasons: (1) He should be given time, and/or; (2) We need stability more than we need another sacking. The question is... How much time is sufficient for Geordan? If we're in this same position 5 rounds into next season, is tha...
by kend
Thu May 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: All Coaches except Boris must go now..
Replies: 101
Views: 8417

Re: All Coaches except Boris must go now..

Extremely able people WLL be out there, but for you to ask for names, is utter nonsense, imo. You are either in favour of our BOD, or you are just being plain daft, with your petit and puerile posts. Still, I suppose some people can't help themselves, or lack the ability to post constructively. I d...
by kend
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: All Coaches except Boris must go now..
Replies: 101
Views: 8417

Re: All Coaches except Boris must go now..

The problem with reacting after the season finishes, is the recruitment appears largely in place for next season, meaning if someone new is to come in, they inherit somebody else’s squad choices. I can see the theory with bringing in Tigers old boys, to restore some of the previously feared Tigers ...
by kend
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 19373

Re: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019

Ultimately I fail to see any discipline, gameplan or structure imparted by this current coaching setup. Yes, if you want to wear the rose tinted glasses, you may look at the initial declared recruitment plus those rumoured to be following, and hope for a better outcome, but ultimately I’m not seein...
by kend
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 19373

Re: Tigers v Bristol - 27th April 2019

Well that was.....disappointing. Microcosm of the season really. Got into a decent position but let it drift away. Made the line breaks, but no support on the shoulder or confidence to make the pass. To be fair, it is yet another centre combination (plus Smith not long back from a serious injury) so...
by kend
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cohen in the Express.
Replies: 52
Views: 3037

Re: Cohen in the Express.

The return of Matt as head coach is not an appointment that I personally would have made. That is a startling thing for a CEO to say, it's a criticism of other board members and the governance of the club. And explicitly distancing himself from the issues. In another business environment I'd say th...
by kend
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Folau
Replies: 58
Views: 5022

Re: Folau

Folau was on a yellow already from previous comments, Billy wasn't, so I would say the yellow will be shown, any repeat offence would force the RFUs hand. Fair point but from the mists of time, wasn’t there an incident when Billy V was injured, and had a few too many sherberts at a corporate do and...