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by Cardiff Tig
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?
Replies: 59
Views: 4747

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Bonilla is 32 by the end of this season, so I wouldn't say he's a wonderful long term bet - I agree we haven't seen the best of him yet though. I'd be happy with Henry as number 2, but he's never going to be fighting Ford for the lead role. Burns would be an upgrade on Henry but for how much money?...
by Cardiff Tig
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?
Replies: 59
Views: 4747

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

It does seem like the support for Henry is built off the displays at the end of last season, when he put in some eye-catching footwork/open play but this was facilitated by the fact we were 1000 points down by half time and there was zero pressure if it worked or not. Bonilla has the better pedigree...
by Cardiff Tig
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 5205

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

This is the season where EJ needs to blood some new youngsters. Covid has disrupted things but the WC cycle hasn't changed. It ought to be, but with only 5 extra players in the squad outside a match day 23, there's not a lot of room for experimentation. For example, where previously EJ might have s...
by Cardiff Tig
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 63
Views: 5205

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

This is the season where EJ needs to blood some new youngsters. Covid has disrupted things but the WC cycle hasn't changed.
by Cardiff Tig
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21
Replies: 242
Views: 26885

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

It’s funny how 3 coaches that a lot of people (including me) was saying would be better than Murphy Gustard - left quins mid contract Ackerman - left Gloucester mid contract Boyd - Currently below us Hopefully a case of stumbling to the right person. I think it also highlights how much of a risk th...
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: SARRIES FUTURE
Replies: 123
Views: 28057

Re: SARRIES FUTURE

Does anyone actually think that if the League did a detailed audit of Exeter's, Bristol's and our accounts for the past 5 years that they wouldn't find some juicy stuff...
by Cardiff Tig
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gallagher Premiership Round 6
Replies: 129
Views: 7687

Re: Gallagher Premiership Round 6

Dickson is a former teammate of Sinckler and hence probably cut him some slack. Sinckler swore at a referee that is a red card all day everyday immaterial of why he was complaining or how bad what he said was. This is rugby we complain about football antics creeping in and if you don't deal with ca...
by Cardiff Tig
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope
Replies: 1495
Views: 218192

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD EPISODE IV: A New Hope

I'll only consider Wiese an improvement on Kalamafoni if Wiese puts in consistently good performances every single game.
by Cardiff Tig
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gallagher Premiership Round 6
Replies: 129
Views: 7687

Re: Gallagher Premiership Round 6

The citing of Sinckler totally undermines the ref, he heard the comment and dealt with it, what is the point in having a hearing, leave the refs to deal with it, if they do not see it or make a clear error OK but you must allow refs to remain in charge! For me he should have got a yellow card, no w...
by Cardiff Tig
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Diamond leaves Sale! - Alex Sanderson takes over!
Replies: 69
Views: 8417

Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

That's what is being touted. When I first heard the rumour on the Rugby Pod, Big Jim and Goodey were skeptical thinking that Sanderson would rather wait to get the top job at Sarries with Jim hinting that if the salary cap scandal hadn't have happened it's possible that Rugby's no1 Taylor Swift fan...
by Cardiff Tig
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Bayonne - European games suspended
Replies: 102
Views: 10219

Re: Tigers v Bayonne

I'd be surprised if the six nations was cancelled. International Rugby can be treated differently with fully biosecure bubbles etc if necessary, which club sports just can't do over a season.
by Cardiff Tig
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021
Replies: 272
Views: 24053

Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Crazy idea. Swap the South Africa and Aus Lions tours around. Even if British and Irish fans can't travel, the stadiums will be pretty full with the Aus crowds assuming they stay ahead of this with the new vaccines etc.
by Cardiff Tig
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter overhyped?
Replies: 44
Views: 2258

Re: Exeter overhyped?

the OP poses 2 questions (1) I think the journey from championship play off winner to the league and European double in 10 years is a phenomenal one. it deserves all the hype and more in my opinion. They have gradually developed a style of play which has proved very successful and could have easily...
by Cardiff Tig
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter overhyped?
Replies: 44
Views: 2258

Re: Exeter overhyped?

Your comparison to other promoted teams playing within sight of the M5 is interesting. In that case, why haven't Worcester flourished and Bristol achieved more? You could argue that Bristol started at a much higher base than Exeter so should be expected to achieve something quicker ie winning the E...
by Cardiff Tig
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter overhyped?
Replies: 44
Views: 2258

Re: Exeter overhyped?

In the case of Exeter RB has to take a huge amount of credit both for their success on the field and the development of the club culture. They have done exceptionally well and deserve the rewards and hype that goes with it. :smt023 I agree, and I'm not trying to downplay their achievements at all. ...