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by johnthegriff
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cockers on the move!!
Replies: 46
Views: 4016

Re: Cockers on the move!!

Ben Youngs had made his debut as a teenager under Pat Howard but only due to injury, it was Cocker that picked him regularly for the first team, as he did with brother Tom when he became good enough. Dan Cole established himself as first choice over Castro under Cocker, Ed Slater selected and develo...
by johnthegriff
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New kit 21/22
Replies: 132
Views: 8084

Re: New kit 21/22

I like the colours on the home shirt, traditionally we have a green shirt with white and red stripes and that is what we have got. Designers are limited in the number of variations of a theme that they can produce.I hope they can bring out a classic version, cotton with a collar at a reasonable price.
by johnthegriff
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cockers on the move!!
Replies: 46
Views: 4016

Re: Cockers on the move!!

When with us Cocker was an integral part of the success under Pat Howard, he took over as the main man when our team was at a low ebb and just not performing, he with the help of Matt O'Connor improved our results we moved up the table and won the Premiership also getting to the Heineken Cup Final t...
by johnthegriff
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers women's team?
Replies: 48
Views: 2505

Re: Leicester Tigers women's team?

Three or four fairly local women's teams have been mentioned, how many of them are running a second or third team and how would they react if a number of their best players were to leave for the " glamour " of playing under the Leicester Tiger's name, would it leave them with enough quality players ...
by johnthegriff
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers women's team?
Replies: 48
Views: 2505

Re: Leicester Tigers women's team?

Good that we are trying to further develop women's rugby but it is a long road and an expensive one. There is I am sure funding from various sources to help pay the wages of coaches etc and I am certain our link with Brooksby Melton College can be used to develop a Women's Academy. I foresee problem...
by johnthegriff
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Jersey friendly
Replies: 15
Views: 1760

Re: Jersey friendly

Myself and four others going Thursday to Monday, looking forward to it, been good both previous games
by johnthegriff
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 13 team league 21/22
Replies: 32
Views: 1882

Re: 13 team league 21/22

Quite simply nobody in their right mind came up with the idea of a 13 team Premiership. It would have been unfair to relegate a team possibly because of games cancelled through Covid and points awarded to others and of course there was the overwhelming clamour and need to get Saracens back in the to...
by johnthegriff
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns
Replies: 1613
Views: 147012

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

It is true that following the departures of Costello, Hardwick and Glynn over the last couple of years we have no twenty-ish flyhalf about to make the grade so the club have signed experience to give us the short term back up to Ford. There are young guys in the position listed in the Academy and it...
by johnthegriff
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: A statistical comparison of the last 2 seasons
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: A statistical comparison of the last 2 seasons

I appreciate the hard work that went into producing the statistics but I cannot see where a factor was included to allow for matches played in season 19/20 when 75% of our first team were absent due to the world cup or an allowance made for Borthwick selecting non competitive teams as he examined hi...
by johnthegriff
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns
Replies: 1613
Views: 147012

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

I was surprised by R.B's comment that Cusick is the first centre to be promoted for some time then after giving it some thought decided he is correct, there have been a few utility back promotions, wing/centre of fly-half/centre but I cannot think of an out and out centre for several years so specia...
by johnthegriff
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns
Replies: 1613
Views: 147012

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

I haven't seen the England Under 20 game but I agree that young Lancaster is exactly the sort of player we should be looking at. It is a shame that Sam Costello felt he had to leave when he did to further his international ambitions but Lancaster could be an ideal replacement. Maybe his Dad fancies ...
by johnthegriff
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns
Replies: 1613
Views: 147012

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

It would have been wrong for Tigers to announce his recruitment before Leeds had announced his departure so I can't see that our club is at fault in this.
by johnthegriff
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 58
Views: 2150

Re: United Rugby Championship

The European pool stage matches for next season are over four weekends Dec 10/11/12, Dec 17/18/19. Jan 14/15/16. Jan 21/22/23 then into last sixteen 1st leg April 8/9/10. Hence my assumption just two home pool stage matches thatt can be included on the season ticket. I foresee that the inclusion of ...
by johnthegriff
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 58
Views: 2150

Re: United Rugby Championship

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe I have already paid for next season's season ticket as I continued to support the club throughout the difficulties caused by the pandemic. Now I find that the season I purchased a ticket for is distorted, First it will start later as the authorities have sneake...
by johnthegriff
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns
Replies: 1613
Views: 147012

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE VI: The Return of the Burns

I would expect that, Steward, JVP, Martin, Kelly, Henderson Chessum, Whitcombe and probably Smith will be promoted from Development squad to allow Academy graduates to move up. I am certain we will need a Fly half possibly two depending on who, if any is deemed ready from the under 18's. A fit Sam A...