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by AidanMcDowell
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Clash
Replies: 152
Views: 20283

Re: The Clash

I also went last year, with my son. I got the tickets from the Bath website and found myself seated in front of two very noisy and enthusiastic Tigers fans, which was fun! :smt005 The downside has been that my in-box has been bombarded with 'Bath' news ever since... :smt027
by AidanMcDowell
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!
Replies: 728
Views: 140972

Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

I'm completely underwhelmed at the prospect of Halfpenny. Apart from his kicking what does he bring? In fact, what has he EVER brought apart from his kicking? Defences need only cover a kick back to them or simply block off his channel on the rare occasions he runs. With TV, they may not expect a ki...
by AidanMcDowell
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bath thanking me for the support on Saturday!
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Bath thanking me for the support on Saturday!

I've been getting emails from them as well. One I received yesterday gave advance warning of industrial action by Southern rail on Saturday. This will affect my journey - I wonder if others are planning to travel by train to Twickenham. The current situation is that they will try to run "as many tra...
by AidanMcDowell
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Player Development.
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Player Development.

Saracens seem to have a long reach. My son plays in the Academy for Sevenoaks who are affiliated to Saracens and whose scouts tour the area regularly.
by AidanMcDowell
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: A real problem
Replies: 22
Views: 3750

Re: A real problem

"I believe Tigers is owned by shareholders and relies on its own revenue. Does this mean things like purchasing the car park are affecting team strength, especially in depth? Saracens are a prime example, after losing both their world class second rows, they make a bid for Eben Etzebeth." I'm sure t...
by AidanMcDowell
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Clash - Twickers in April - Baths v Tigers - merged
Replies: 25
Views: 4966

Re: The Clash

Well I have to admit, as someone who lives and works in London this is something I can actually get to more readily than a trip to Bath (where tickets are more limited anyway.) I've missed trips to HQ recently so I'll definitely be there with my son. I often make the Quins away game at the Stoop but...
by AidanMcDowell
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Matt Toomua
Replies: 85
Views: 17660

Re: Matt Toomau

And JPP scores an excellent try for SA against Ireland. Looking forward to lots more from both come the autumn!
by AidanMcDowell
Wed May 18, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Marler pulls out of summer tour
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Marler pulls out of summer tour

Who might be given a chance to prove himself in his place?
by AidanMcDowell
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Watching the Stade game in Washington DC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Watching the Stade game in Washington DC?

I have some relatives in DC, I'll find out if they can suggest anything.
by AidanMcDowell
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: University Research on Concussion in Rugby
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: University Research on Concussion in Rugby

I don't know if this link will work. If it does then it makes some very good points about this debate. If the link doesn't work, perhaps someone more technically savvy than me might be able to work out why... http://sportsscientists.com/2016/03/banning-tackle-rugby-lesson-vs-z/?utm_source=feedburner...
by AidanMcDowell
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: University Research on Concussion in Rugby
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: University Research on Concussion in Rugby

I watched the article on The One Show with interest and discussed it with my 15 year old who plays in the back row for both school and club. He routinely wears pads under his shirt (he doesn't like srcrum caps) and we both thought this substance would be useful in such pads. But, thinking further, i...
by AidanMcDowell
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Italy v England teams
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Italy v England teams

While I am also looking forward to seeing how Itoje goes I feel for Devoto, dropping out of the 23 altogether. I think he could have made an impression against Italy coming on with 20 to go.
by AidanMcDowell
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rugby League star's concussion dementia
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Rugby League star's concussion dementia

Will Smith's latest film 'Concussion' tells the true story of a pathologist who uncovered the extent of dementia and brain damage amongst former American Football players. A different sport to Rugby of course but the most compelling aspect of it was that it wasn't the big hits that did the damage bu...
by AidanMcDowell
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Interesting citing....
Replies: 49
Views: 5985

Re: Interesting citing....

Dayglo's commentary says Ashton had nowhere else to grab Marshall but it looks pretty clear to me that he had his hand under Marshall's arm and then moved it to Marshall's face. That seems like a deliberate movement into a very reckless act. I expect a lengthy ban.
by AidanMcDowell
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Quins away shirt
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Re: New Quins away shirt

Oh I don't know - my eyes start to water if I look at it for too long. Maybe that's the point! :smt005