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by Pinot Tiger
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England U20s
Replies: 20
Views: 2908

England U20s

In our current state, it is worrying to see that no Tigers have been selected for the England's U20 Six nations campaign. To put it into persepctive, Worcester have 6!
by Pinot Tiger
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Statistics don't lie for once
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

Statistics don't lie for once

Our recent form makes both horrific viewing and reading. Our last 7 games going back to the debacle at Thomond Park in December makes for a grizzly comparison between us and the rest. Played 7 Won 1. Points conceded 200 (average 28.6), points scored 59 (av. 8.43). Tries conceded 21 (av. 3), tries sc...
by Pinot Tiger
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Quarter finals for the ECC.
Replies: 107
Views: 12006

Re: Quarter finals for the ECC.

Indeed they have technologus, BUT they still have more chance of a home semi than the team that finishes 3rd, which has zero!
by Pinot Tiger
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England Squad - OTY Dropped !!!!!
Replies: 196
Views: 16524

Re: England Squad - OTY Dropped !!!!!

Lest we forget, another hooker selected on 'form' by Eddie, Luke Cowan Dickie, hasn't played since November 15th, and only 4 times previous to that. He has totalled a measly 294 minutes on the pitch this season in prem and euro games.
Think Eddie will come knocking again soon...
by Pinot Tiger
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Quarter finals for the ECC.
Replies: 107
Views: 12006

Re: Quarter finals for the ECC.

The semi stuff is a little odd to say the least. We can only finish in the top 3, but we will have to be in the top 2 for a chance at a home country semi. If we finish 3rd (or even for the 4th placed side) there is no chance we or they get a 'home' semi. Those pesky Rules simply don't allow it. The ...
by Pinot Tiger
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Team
Replies: 75
Views: 5588

Re: England v Ireland Team

Anyone that is knocking Tom Youngs is not quite on the money. First his forward pass was mostly due to Jonny May over-running. If May had held the yard behind he should have been, then it wouldn't have been a problem. Tom's first throw that was fumbled was due to Parling having his arm knocked away ...
by Pinot Tiger
Tue May 12, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Saints
Replies: 154
Views: 17186

Re: Tigers v Saints

This is how it works: Tigers win (bonus point or not) and we will finish 3rd and play Bath away. If we draw without getting four tries and both Exeter and Sarries win, we finish 5th. If we draw without getting four tries and one of the above loses (most likely Exeter V Sale) then we finish 4th and p...
by Pinot Tiger
Tue May 12, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Thank you Julian Salvi
Replies: 43
Views: 5101

Re: Thank you Julian Salvi

Great, great pity. The Prem's best 7 by a mile for a few seasons. Top geezer with plenty of new facial scars to prove what a Tiger he has been. Thank you, thank you.
by Pinot Tiger
Tue May 12, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Shhh! Whisper it!
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: Shhh! Whisper it!

Sadly don't think that is true. It will be down to points difference between Sarries and Exeter as both will have same league points and wins. At the moment Exeter are only 3 points better off. So when Sarries wallop Welsh with a big difference it would mean Exeter would have to match them to go thr...
by Pinot Tiger
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Farrell must go..!!!
Replies: 60
Views: 8844

Re: Farrell must go..!!!

Please Noooooo!! Farrell is England's problem. He can't pass, has no pace and hasn't a creative bone in his body. Why on earth do they think he is going to be any better at Inside centre, arguably a position you need more creativity and a better pass than at FH. It beggars belief. If you need a kick...
by Pinot Tiger
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Paul Burke
Replies: 54
Views: 9044

Re: Paul Burke

While it is always sad to see someone so dedicated 'go' mid season, I do think our style of attacking backplay has been holding us back (presumably overseen by PB). When I watch other sides the space they create out in wider channels impresses me. It comes from a deeper backline set than we ever emp...
by Pinot Tiger
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Head to Head, Tait on Tait
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Head to Head, Tait on Tait

Very unusual to see two brothers opposing each other as Mathew and Alex will do on Sunday, let alone both at full back. Any clues on any other sibling rivalries? Perhaps the Du Plessis', Whitelocks, Hastings, Underwoods... but against each other and in the same position?
by Pinot Tiger
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Treviso
Replies: 109
Views: 12272

Re: Tigers v Treviso

Spoke briefly to Taity at Saints game, and he said (with a frustrated grimace) that he would be back in 2-3 weeks. Not sure if that was playing or training though!
Time to give Waldrom a go this week. Crane has been a ponderous disappointment IMHO.
by Pinot Tiger
Wed May 08, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Murphy retires
Replies: 39
Views: 4590

Re: Murphy retires

Undoubtedly a rugby legend, with his throwback physique and silky skills. How he keeps getting up after all the physical flak that has rained down on him season after season is beyond me. But more than that he is a fantastic ambassador for the game, his club and for himself. I will always remember t...
by Pinot Tiger
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Poor support for team at WR
Replies: 49
Views: 4999

Re: Poor support for team at WR

Totally agree about the atmosphere on Saturday night. It was depressing that 20,000 can lack so much fervour. A group near me was trying to start a Mexican wave while play was going on. Got me a bit hot under the collar. Contrast us with Clermont for example. It doesn't matter what age you are, or h...