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by Jay C
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Watching the Lions
Replies: 290
Views: 33098

Re: Watching the Lions

I thought the 14 All Blacks were in control until a few changes occurred in particular AWJ who clearly doesn't justify a place. The English players did well in the main, Mako may get some comments against but IMO he along with a few others had a real go and gave the All Blacks a bit of their own st...
by Jay C
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Watching the Lions
Replies: 290
Views: 33098

Re: Watching the Lions

Gatland has surprised us all with this one. 1. Despite AWJ clearly not being up to it, he not only stays in the match day squad but starts too!...??? He owes Gats a seriously big game on Saturday....Henderson must be fuming after his MOM display on Tuesday. 2. Sexton for Teo is a massive call and no...
by Jay C
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Watching the Lions
Replies: 290
Views: 33098

Re: Watching the Lions

I am very surprised that Kruis is being asked to play again after 80 min on Saturday and when he should still be in the 23 for the 2nd test. Surely AWJ should be the bench option - or does this infer that he will be starting the 2nd test as well when Itoje/Lawes appear to be better options (and Laun...
by Jay C
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 4
Replies: 381
Views: 73065

Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 4

Astounded is the word. Do you really think a professional rugby player would get a cap for his country because his father was on the coaching staff ? Do I think a coach would opt for a player he knows intimately over a player he has watched a handful of times but never coached? Yes. We have seen it...
by Jay C
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 4
Replies: 381
Views: 73065

Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 4

There's a few on here that never liked Farrell. The "he's only picked for England because of his Dad" brigade, were out in force but have been strangely mute of late. It's comical really. He's clearly THE most important player for country and the Lions but I think there's still an undercurrent of h...
by Jay C
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Watching the Lions
Replies: 290
Views: 33098

Re: Watching the Lions

AWJ rather than Itoje appears the wrong choice. Plus I'd rather see Lawes on the bench and no AWJ in the 23. Back 3 is a surprise - I expected Halfpenny to start and Williams on the bench. Plus I thought Gatland would pick North even though undeserved. Rest of the 23 pretty much picks itself. Good s...
by Jay C
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Looks like Sarries?.....no....its Wasps!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 5888

Re: Looks like Sarries?

ourla wrote:Exeter trip now seems favourite!
Great day out - apart from the result, usually.

Everybody's favourite second team, so would be happy to see them win it - if they get past us in semis :smt027 :smt027
by Jay C
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Looks like Sarries?.....no....its Wasps!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 5888

Re: Looks like Sarries?

Agree Exeter are the form team and so I expect them to finish top of the table next week. Wasps form is disappearing just too fast and you would think Sarries will turn them over, but McCall stated after the game today that he would rest players next week because of the Euro final - so wasps may be ...
by Jay C
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions Squad
Replies: 90
Views: 10209

Re: Lions Squad

Spicer wrote:Does Warburton's captaincy mean he is gareenteed to start?
Not guaranteed, but as AWJ and Best are (imho) not good enough to make the test 23, then Warburton has to be captain, as I cannot see who else is holding their hands up to lead the side....?
by Jay C
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The end for Hartley
Replies: 45
Views: 5441

Re: The end for Hartley

Who was the captain once Hartley went off? I thought it would be one of the vice captains who I think are Farrell, GF and Brown. When we had the pen to get back to 16-14 Owen appeared to check with someone off camera as to whether to go for the corner instead....so not him then, or were we led by co...
by Jay C
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ben Youngs
Replies: 14
Views: 4450

Re: Ben Youngs

The kick chase wasn't great, but his kicking was not helping as it was too long at times and a bit aimless as well.

He is our best player based on England form, so had to start the match but it was apparent early on that he was not having a good game...
by Jay C
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is it now time to thank Cockers?
Replies: 320
Views: 31290

Re: Is it now time to thank Cockers?

The Premiership is a very competitive league and gone are the days when one team (Tigers) was so dominant as to win the title 4 years on the trot including two doubles with the European Cup. It will not happen again Oh I don't know - I could quite easily see Sarries doing just that, although I'd ra...
by Jay C
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: SRU sell off
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: SRU sell off

You can't invest in a rugby club as they don't offer a return.

SRU looking to offload £10m of cost per year but still wants a pipeline of players for the national side....cake and eat it springs to mind :smt017

I would not expect many takers !
by Jay C
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread.
Replies: 510
Views: 88194

Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

I'd agree you need a big ball carrier but do they have to play No8? There seem to fewer scrums these days where the No8 can make an impact from the set-piece. In which case there are a number of players in the Tigers squad who can take the ball carrier role. Hear hear. Just because other clubs do s...
by Jay C
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread.
Replies: 510
Views: 88194

Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Fonua has not worked out for us & I am okay with letting him go as we have plenty of back row options.

Having said that, I would be delighted if Tigers have a big name no8 lined up for this season - or next !!