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by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19
Replies: 651
Views: 95230

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19

Yes indeed we do have to, unless anybody wants to help me stage an elaborate heist to break into Geordie's filing cabinet? Doesn't mean we have to be happy about it. No we don't have to be happy about it, but possibly, and this is an opinion, it may, as I have previously stated, be linked to the po...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ring fencing
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Ring fencing

There's too many excuses trying to be found in favour of ring fencing. I think you need to start with a question of whether the current Premiership model works or perhaps more pertinently whether it can be improved upon. Most clubs are not profitable. For every Exeter there is a London Welsh. You h...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players won't leave
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Players won't leave

Th e club may have no choice but to release then - where's the money coming from to pay them if we are in the championship? Parachute payment and ticket sales. I'd imagine we would make quite a big loss still but it would be for one season. How do you know it would only be for one season?. That is ...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ring fencing
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Ring fencing

Well teams can already get access to the Premiership based on performance as if they perform well enough, they will win the league so therefore gain promotion. Sure, at the moment this is the only criteria. Infrastructure is a poor excuse not to promote a club in my opinion. And you are entitled to...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ring fencing
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Ring fencing

Well teams can already get access to the Premiership based on performance as if they perform well enough, they will win the league so therefore gain promotion. Sure, at the moment this is the only criteria. Infrastructure is a poor excuse not to promote a club in my opinion. And you are entitled to...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players won't leave
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Players won't leave

mol2 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Th e club may have no choice but to release then - where's the money coming from to pay them if we are in the championship?
Parachute payment and ticket sales.

I'd imagine we would make quite a big loss still but it would be for one season.
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Peter Tom article
Replies: 20
Views: 1203

Re: Peter Tom article

Doesn’t seem to be much reflection there on his own role in our demise. At least he realizes the severity of the situation and is not blasé. Not sure how useful analysis sessions are at 2am in the morning. I guess it makes them feel like they are doing something. I wonder what odds we were at the s...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ring fencing
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Ring fencing

I think they should ring fence but not because Tigers are threatened with relegation. Ring fencing isn't and shouldn't be an absolute anyway. There should be an allowance/route/set of rules for expansion. Such as? Based on infrastructure, finances and performance - not an exhaustive list but a star...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ring fencing
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Ring fencing

ourla wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:17 am
I think they should ring fence but not because Tigers are threatened with relegation.

Ring fencing isn't and shouldn't be an absolute anyway. There should be an allowance/route/set of rules for expansion.
Such as?
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players won't leave
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Players won't leave

ourla wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:20 am
It would be a test of loyalty for sure.
Yes it would. Players such as Genge who openly criticised the club for releasing players from their contract early, presumably would stay at the club.
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players won't leave
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Players won't leave

Eesh, did anybody ever in their lives imagine we'd be having this conversation? Clauses aside it'd make no financial sense to keep them, you don't need Manu and May to win the Championship, London Irish look likely to do it with all manner of old timers and strays. No but you need them for when you...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19
Replies: 651
Views: 95230

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2018-19

Not impressed with Quin's signings. As someone mentioned though, I think they are basically squad signings. At least they are seen to be doing something We have made signings. They are just waiting to announce them. The incoming players have asked for the announcement not to be made yet. We are doi...
by ellis9
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ring fencing
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Ring fencing

BigDan50 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:30 am
We are now in the relegation battle, would you change you views on ring fencing if Tigers finish bottom of the league.
No. Relegation must stay. Whoever finishes bottom.
by ellis9
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players won't leave
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Players won't leave

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mirror.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/rugbys-biggest-club-leicester-face-14185603.amp If Tigers are relegated (and I don't think we will be), our players don't have a relegation release clause (I never expected they would do) so will be the players to get us out of the Cham...
by ellis9
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: -119 points difference!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: -119 points difference!!!!

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:03 pm
On the plus side it's meant we've been able to watch a lot of tries this season! Not at the right end generally but you can't have everything.
People want to be entertained so they should be pleased really!