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by h's dad
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Baa Baas game called off
Replies: 51
Views: 2702

Re: Baa Baas game called off

https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12504/12115375/eddie-jones-chris-robshaw-shouldnt-be-treated-too-harshly-over-barbarians-bubble-breach EJ says "Don't be too Harsh on Robshaw". EJ: "Chris is a good young man." He is a 34 year old man who has captained his country. Surely in his case youth...
by h's dad
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Offside at a kick off
Replies: 44
Views: 1853

Re: Offside at a kick off

mol2 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:26 pm
The reality is the player receiving the ball has to be behind the ball carrier, not parallel.
Do you mean that you would prefer it if the player receiving the ball received it behind the point at which the ball was released by the passing player?
by h's dad
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Offside at a kick off
Replies: 44
Views: 1853

Re: Offside at a kick off

While I have much sympathy with those that feel a pass that is not definitively backwards relative to the point on the ground from which the pass was made, I quite like a game where if a player passes to me and I am not in front of him when he passes, not in front of him when I receive the ball and ...
by h's dad
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ellis Genge comments on 'Outdated Playing Contracts'
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Ellis Genge comments on 'Outdated Playing Contracts'

I'm sure, as h's dad says, existing contracts can be varied (time off to visit family abroad or whatever) but a strength of the current system is everyone is on the same basic contract and everyone else knows it. I am sure this makes for a quieter, less stressed dressing room with less room for jea...
by h's dad
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ellis Genge comments on 'Outdated Playing Contracts'
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Ellis Genge comments on 'Outdated Playing Contracts'

Tiglon wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:39 pm
So are all professional rugby player contracts all using exactly the same template, across all clubs?
I'm sure they are not obliged to and I expect most if not all clubs will have their own standard variations as a starting point, but the basic template is agreed by PRL, RPA & RFU.
by h's dad
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ellis Genge comments on 'Outdated Playing Contracts'
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Ellis Genge comments on 'Outdated Playing Contracts'

An interesting insight. It wouldn't be that expensive to have a prototype contract draw up for discussion. I don't think he's asking for a new template. He wants tailored contracts for different players which does become a lot more expensive. Genge makes the comparison with soccer but star players ...
by h's dad
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Positives going forward
Replies: 65
Views: 5629

Re: Positives going forward

I get a bit fed up with this singling out of kicking the ball away as a bad thing in and of itself. If used in combination with a good kick chase, it can be very effective, just go back a few years to the start of Saracens under Venter and McCall. It's still part of their standard system. It's a bi...
by h's dad
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Positives going forward
Replies: 65
Views: 5629

Re: Positives going forward

The fixtures either side of those were the win against Saints and the absolute demolition of us at Ashton Gate. I'm not convinced that having the firsts, who did not beat a depleted Harlequins, would have changed that much. Are you saying that it would make no difference if match day players were p...
by h's dad
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Legal case with ex-players
Replies: 29
Views: 4355

Re: Legal case with ex-players

Did I miss it? I thought something was going to be announced a few days ago? https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/latest-news/38400/leicester-decision-imminent-on-legal-dispute-brought-by-five-former-players/ It seems to be a bit overdue. Even if it was settled on a non-disclosure basis you would think ...
by h's dad
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rugby And all sports’ fans matter!
Replies: 34
Views: 1447

Re: Rugby And all sports’ fans matter!

Nearly 40% of transmission is driven by schools That's very much at odds with what I've seen from sage, with the top two areas being hospitality (bars and restaurants) and shopping environments. Schools are a long way down the list. Although, in my opinion and experience, the place to really avoid ...
by h's dad
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What a mess
Replies: 51
Views: 4811

Re: What a mess

Thanks, but I don't see how that ties in to your statement in any way.
by h's dad
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What a mess
Replies: 51
Views: 4811

Re: What a mess

[/color] This is exactly Saracens position throughout when they were cheating season after season. Anyone pushing that argument has a serious deficiency with their moral compass. :smt038 Then pro sport should not ask for taxpayers money to pay players 20k a game whilst nurses and soldiers get 20k a...
by h's dad
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Clubs on the brink
Replies: 68
Views: 4963

Re: Clubs on the brink

by h's dad
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Delay start of 20-21 season (again)?
Replies: 16
Views: 1942

Re: Delay start of 20-21 season (again)?

Believe the proposed November start date will carry through - the return of fans to stadia however is a different story.Believe we could well be looking at the New Year. Bizarrely, socially distanced pods of fans would be at almost NO risk of catching SARS CoV2 as at least 97% of infections if not ...
by h's dad
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Team vs Saints
Replies: 283
Views: 16025

Re: Team vs Saints

Barnes, as always, showed he’s the best ref around. He makes it very clear to the players about how to react. Our cards were deserved, and as I said in a previous post Lavanini was not to blame. The rules are clear and like Saints card, it was a high tackle but in real time not reckless . Barnes al...