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by Grumpy of Crumbie
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England XV v Barbarians
Replies: 46
Views: 2777

Re: England XV v Barbarians

Yet another thread that quickly turns to criticism of anything Tigers related.

I'm quite reassured that the armchair coaches and experts predicted that England would get buried in this game and they were so wrong. Bodes well for the accuracy of their apocalyptic predictions for next season.
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Tue May 07, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Thoughts & conclusions on the season.
Replies: 126
Views: 9113

Re: Thoughts & conclusions on the season.

John, I'd like to congratulate you on your bravery in posing the question as it will inevitably become yet another sack Murphy thread. My view of the season for what it's worth is: By far the worst Tigers team I've seen and it's difficult to find many positives. In my opinion the majority of the pro...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6
Replies: 750
Views: 92151

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

For me it's about building a 'team' of players that compliment each other and work well together. That is one of the key challenges for the coaching team as recruiting players that work well together is a challenge. Quality individuals of international class are important but don't win games on thei...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Are you ready??
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Are you ready??

Good interview with Mike Ford on LTTV.

I'm sure all those on here who struggle to see anything positive are readying themselves to read between every line and dismiss this as another disaster for the club.

Looking forward to it :smt015
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Happy Clappers moved on???
Replies: 24
Views: 1736

Re: Happy Clappers moved on???

I'm clapping happily, what's it got to do with you?
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ben Youngs
Replies: 36
Views: 3923

Re: Ben Youngs

It's just so obvious to me. Any scrum half requires his forwards to be going forward and the ball to be presented quickly and securely. This allows support runners to time their runs and provides a stable platform for box kicking, distribution of quick ball and the opportunity to make a break. Yes s...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What do you want on match day?
Replies: 63
Views: 3435

Re: What do you want on match day?

The end of Shiney Happy People marked the start of the decline on the pitch :smt034 :smt035

Bring it back next season to mark the new beginning :smt038
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Coach?
Replies: 92
Views: 7931

Re: New Coach?

Is anyone else bored with this debate again??? :smt015 But here's my twopenneth! I'm assuming Geordie and his coaching team will have their shopping list and that negotiations on player acquisitions are ongoing or in the majority of cases completed. Given the number of players who look to be leaving...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Podcast with Simon Cohen
Replies: 27
Views: 1949

Re: Podcast with Simon Cohen

Not sure why anyone wouldn't want to listen to this or the other podcasts. I think this series is great and gives a real insight into lots of aspects of rugby, not just the Tigers. I'm sure people will want to be synicle about how true it all is buts that's their prerogative. I thought Simon Cohen p...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries being investigated
Replies: 72
Views: 7218

Re: Sarries being investigated

I find the news emanating from the world of Rugby over the last couple of weeks very depressing. Taking a holistic view whatever happens with the salary cap investigations and the debate over a world nations league the sport looks to be in for significant change, not for the better in my opinion. I ...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries being investigated
Replies: 72
Views: 7218

Re: Sarries being investigated

The most telling comment by Walkinshaw is that he views breaching the cap in the same category as taking performance enhancing drugs. If that doesn't kick the powers that be into life I doubt anything will.

I'm getting more hopeful that this time it might not go away!
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Manu to Racing 92? No! - Re-signed for Tigers!!!
Replies: 317
Views: 27164

Re: Manu to Racing 92?

So both our first choice centres who cost a fortune and we've struggled to keep on the pitch are off.

Personally I see this as a positive on the assumption the available funds are invested wisely.
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries next week
Replies: 222
Views: 11299

Re: Sarries next week

I haven't read the thread to the bitter end but struck me that in two consecutive posts we had: we are 10 years away from catching up with the top clubs and then from another poster: I expect the Tigers to win every game. I am not really sure you can have a sensible conversation when people are pos...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries next week
Replies: 222
Views: 11299

Re: Sarries next week

Not sure what's more depressing watching the team play or reading this forum. Do we really have to churn out the same comments after every game when pretty much everyone agrees on what the problems are? I think the majority (although not all) are behind Geordie and understand that there will not be ...
by Grumpy of Crumbie
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Murphy appointed head coach
Replies: 145
Views: 6941

Re: Murphy appointed head coach

If you take the optimistic and positive view then the fact that Geordan knows Phil Blake, the way he works and the type of guy he is would make this a good appointment. I don't think he did too much wrong from a coaching perspective when he was here before. Geordan obviously thinks he will fit in we...