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by Grimlish
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Nemani Nadolo
Replies: 21
Views: 2965

Re: Nemani Nadolo

After all , one never knows when the next incarnation of Harry Ellis will come along. I remember when Ben was exactly that - the exciting young prospect who would we hoped one day would replace Harry. Happened sooner than any expected or wanted (apart from Ben perhaps). Stuff happens to players and...
by Grimlish
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cardiff game IS on TV
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Cardiff game IS on TV

Clancy also killed the breakdown and that was what made it a scrappy game to watch. A part of Ben White’s difficulty in getting quick ball was the number of offences going unpunished there. Of course that always happens but there were times yesterday when ‘rolling away’ seemed to mean ‘roll on top o...
by Grimlish
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New way of supporting Matt
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: New way of supporting Matt

So, good that he has been nominated, not so that it hasn't led to an award (yet). Perhaps a constituent on here could get on the case with Sir Alan's successor (if that's how it really works)?
by Grimlish
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New way of supporting Matt
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: New way of supporting Matt

Has anyone on here, at the club or among those who know the work of the foundation nominated him though? For all I agree about recent political awards there is increasing scope for direct nominations. Here:- https://www.gov.uk/honours
by Grimlish
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Bristol - 04th January 2020
Replies: 208
Views: 14138

Re: Tigers vs Bristol - 04th January 2020

Both Lewis and Reffell are very good defensively but not the biggest ball carriers. If Spencer is back in the row with Lavanini then having them both in the backrow should be fine. Otherwise we might have to draft in Thom Smith or the loan signing to give us some more ballast ball in hand as Green ...
by Grimlish
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: QUINS VS TIGERS 28TH DEC
Replies: 256
Views: 13742

Re: QUINS VS TIGERS 28TH DEC

First 5m line out was turned over because of a very early push by Quins defenders. Should have been a pen to us all day long.
by Grimlish
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs 21st December
Replies: 382
Views: 19098

Re: Exeter Chiefs 21st December

Half time was the factor, Exeter raised their game, we could no longer break them down. So, what happened at half time? This a genuine question. What did Exeter/Baxter do that we/Geordie didn't or couldn't? The contrast between the two halves was astounding - we played as well I've seen us play for...
by Grimlish
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Calvisano v Tigers - return fixture next week
Replies: 132
Views: 7669

Re: Calvisano v Tigers - return fixture next week

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:52 pm

From what I saw he was penalising Tigers for similar offences.
That’s what I saw too - & why I say we got on his wrong side. Once that happens it can be difficult to undo.
by Grimlish
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Calvisano v Tigers - return fixture next week
Replies: 132
Views: 7669

Re: Calvisano v Tigers - return fixture next week

Now back at my hotel on Lake Garda after our trip this afternoon. Geordie right about the pitch and the ref, who was doing his best to ignore a multitude of Calvisano ruses, especially slowing the ball at the breakdown. That said we were quickly on the wrong side of him in part through our own actio...
by Grimlish
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 609
Views: 63273

Re: Borthwick

The Beeb is reporting that Scott Wisemantel, England attack coach since mid 2018, is moving on despite being offered a new contract, his last contract having expired with the World Cup. The article says Steve Borthwick is expected to join us after the Six Nations. The article doesn’t say there is a ...
by Grimlish
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: European Challenge Cup - Cardiff vs Tigers
Replies: 272
Views: 16025

Re: European Challenge Cup - Cardiff vs Tigers

It's four top-placed teams in each pool plus three of the five second placed that go through to the knock out stages, where the likes of Toulon, Castres, Bordeaux plus Edinburgh, Wasps and Bristol likely await. No gimme ties there. The quality of rugby come the final has been consistently good over ...
by Grimlish
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2
Replies: 600
Views: 73056

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

That reply reads like negotiations are in full swing to me!
by Grimlish
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Pau Saturday Nov 16th
Replies: 176
Views: 16965

Re: Tigers v Pau Saturday Nov 16th

Who says it’s a binary choice between accepting mediocrity and supporting the team when they need it the most? It’s your attitude JGT that is most worrying. With that attitude 11 of the 12 sides don’t deserve support because they aren’t winners. It’s that attitude that got us to Saracen’s’ salary ca...
by Grimlish
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 609
Views: 63273

Re: Borthwick

O’Shea’s move signalling rumoured movement at the RFU is underway?

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-rugb ... 0001e9f47c
by Grimlish
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Pau Saturday Nov 16th
Replies: 176
Views: 16965

Re: Tigers v Pau Saturday Nov 16th

The team meetings seem to include 'touching base' rituals - taking the chance to touch base and re-engage with pre-determined goals via physical cues.