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by Old Hob
Fri May 27, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: European finals weekend - May 2022
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: European finals weekend - May 2022

Lots of errors; some good stuff, some quick backs but very curate's egg.
by Old Hob
Fri May 27, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Wasps - 04th June 2022 KO 15:00
Replies: 36
Views: 3939

Re: Tigers vs Wasps - 04th June 2022 KO 15:00

:smt027 I’ve said it before, Nadolo can create something out of nothing and in a knock out game, that could be the difference. His defence isn’t that bad, yes, the quicker guys are hard to handle for him, but for everyone else as well. Having witnessed Ford emploring him to get back in the defensiv...
by Old Hob
Fri May 27, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 718
Views: 37920

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

Quote:
"Lancaster has Leo Cullen as lieutenant and head coach but largely runs day to day training".
by Old Hob
Fri May 27, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 718
Views: 37920

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

That's why there's a question mark. You said he's not in charge; the article says different.
by Old Hob
Fri May 27, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 718
Views: 37920

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

Big article in today's Times on Stuart Lancaster; "From an England failure to Leinster's most prized asset". It recounts how he has used 60 players in 26 matches and beat Munster last Saturday without a single first team player. They run 3 sides in training and will lose 17 - 20 players t...
by Old Hob
Fri May 27, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 718
Views: 37920

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

Big article in today's Times on Stuart Lancaster; "From an England failure to Leinster's most prized asset". It recounts how he has used 60 players in 26 matches and beat Munster last Saturday without a single first team player. They run 3 sides in training and will lose 17 - 20 players to...
by Old Hob
Fri May 27, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Plan to rein in Eddie's successor
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Plan to rein in Eddie's successor

According to Alex Lowe in The Times, senior officials are drawing up plans to have the next England coach (current favourite Baxter) report to a director of rugby. Currently, Eddie reports to the CEO who has no rugby experience and so the coach has a great deal of power. Jeff Blackett first proposed...
by Old Hob
Mon May 23, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Premier league final day.
Replies: 18
Views: 1173

Re: Premier league final day.

I think the only thing we can learn from soccer is how not to do things. The cap keeps things competitive and, whilst I would like to see more alignment with France/Ireland, an unrestricted, free for all market is surely a road to ruin.
by Old Hob
Sun May 22, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 7s ethics?
Replies: 34
Views: 907

Re: 7s ethics?

LE18 wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 10:38 pm
Ok, so why didn't Ref penalise him? Anyway no matter what I think both Argentina and England are out.
A weak referee is irrelevant. There was a conspiracy to, basically, cheat. End of.
by Old Hob
Sun May 22, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 7s ethics?
Replies: 34
Views: 907

7s ethics?

In the world 7s tournament an English player stood behind the Argentine goal line for 2 minutes unchallenged and then dotted down. This winding down of the clock meant both England and Argentina qualified at the expense of Canada. Smart, but hardly in the spirit of the game. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sp...
by Old Hob
Sun May 22, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Wasps - 04th June 2022 KO 15:00
Replies: 36
Views: 3939

Re: Tigers vs Wasps - 04th June 2022 KO 15:00

Ashton in for Nadolo, he's looking hungry in defence and attack every time I've seen him play. Nadolo, sadly, slow and lumbering and kicks the ball like an old fashioned prop.
by Old Hob
Sun May 22, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 15936

Re: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00

Lots of passes went astray, not just Wiggy's. When Ashton very nearly scored in the first 90 seconds I thought we might be in for watching Newcastle get a lambasting. But it all calmed down, communication seemed poor, there was inaccuracy and, something I'd hoped we'd eliminated, uncertainty. This w...
by Old Hob
Sat May 21, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 15936

Re: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00

One good thing was the small number of penalties we conceded and our disruption of their lineouts and scrums.
by Old Hob
Sat May 21, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 15936

Re: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00

We’ve won by 22 away from home and the usual suspects are saying it’s not enough of a performance to win against Wasps. This after a spell where I’m sure a broken leg affected some players. Can’t have been easy seeing your mate laying there like that. Great performance. Excuse me, I'm not in the &q...
by Old Hob
Sat May 21, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00
Replies: 277
Views: 15936

Re: Tigers v Newcastle (A) 21st May 2022 KO 15:00

Scott1 wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 5:01 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 5:01 pm
8 points above Sarries who have Saints and Gloucester to play with maximum of 10 points.
So if Saints can deny a TBP win then we only need 1 point to secure 1st.
We will smash Wasps anyway!
Not if we play like that we won't.