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by Tiglon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 954

Re: Who’s your pick for Lions 2021

Gatland will pick the biggest team he can, simple as that. He's always been that way and it would be bizarre to change that strategy against such a powerful opposition. Faletau and Billy will be there if fit. Maybe even someone like Nathan Hughes could get a spot on the plane. I think Gatland often ...
by Tiglon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sir Eddie of Jones re-signs until 2023
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: Sir Eddie of Jones re-signs until 2023

Another 3/4 years of a coach who has had England playing consistently better than at any point since 2003? Hard to understand how that can be seen as a bad move.
by Tiglon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ealing threatening legal action
Replies: 49
Views: 5408

Re: Ealing threatening legal action

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/52133983 At least that's sorted. Can't help thinking that the season would have been declared null and void, like the Women and Scotland - no jokes on that please :smt045 , if it hadn't been for Sarries. Newcastle probably owe them a favour, but it's an ill w...
by Tiglon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 124
Views: 10685

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

And there it is: I'll only do something if I get a benefit from it. Despite the fact that employees may ( and I say only, may) have given more, made the odd sacrifice or two or even if they haven't old Gradgrind is only going to pay if he gets something back. Charity? Humanity? Common decency? Nah!...
by Tiglon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 124
Views: 10685

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

Employer wants employees to work. Government will not allow employees to work. Why should the employer pay them rather than the Government? How long do you think employers should pay employees 80% of their wages for doing nothing that benefits the employer? The smile through gritted teeth doesn't h...
by Tiglon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 124
Views: 10685

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

It does make me smile, though through gritted teeth, how all the buccaneering, free-market, get government off our back, reduce-taxes entrepreneurs are so quick to demand the government gives them a handout. A handout from people who paid PAYE and didn't salt away their earnings offshore. Employer ...
by Tiglon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 124
Views: 10685

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

Is creating jobs for members of society not a contribution, even though you may feel they personally benefit too much from it? It is, but if you’ve made £450million off the back of other people’s labour, a wee bit of humanity in the way you treat your staff in tougher times isn’t an unreasonable th...
by Tiglon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 5 Greatest players by position
Replies: 84
Views: 4741

Re: 5 Greatest players by position

Scrumhalves: Gareth Edwards Will Genia George Gregan Aaron Smith Joost van der Westhuizen Excellent list JP. I would probably have either Syd Going or Jon Hipwell ahead of Genia, both a lot before your time Dawie de Villiers should be up there too! Genia above Gregan? Madness! Aaron Smith should be...
by Tiglon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 124
Views: 10685

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

Is creating jobs for members of society not a contribution, even though you may feel they personally benefit too much from it?
by Tiglon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 124
Views: 10685

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

It's only complex if you make it complex. Many billions are collectively sat safely in the bank. Money accumulated in good times. In bad times you either keep it to yourself or you share it. It's not difficult, it just requires a sharing mentality. You are Jeremy Corbyn and I claim my £10 It's real...
by Tiglon
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players asked to take pay cuts!
Replies: 124
Views: 10685

Re: Players asked to take pay cuts!

Looking in from the outside it is impossible to accurately judge the behaviour of others. We don't know the players' individual personal situations, we don't know everything about the clubs' finances. The same goes for the likes of Virgin and Wetherspoons. What's the point in saying "look at me I'm ...
by Tiglon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ealing threatening legal action
Replies: 49
Views: 5408

Re: Ealing threatening legal action

Smack down from Falcons IMHO: https://www.rugbypass.com/news/newcastle-falcons-statement-we-no-longer-feel-able-to-keep-quiet Very well said, Deano. Newcastle should be promoted, Ealing should not. If Ealing do take legal action it will be a complete waste of time and resources when there are more ...
by Tiglon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ealing threatening legal action
Replies: 49
Views: 5408

Re: Ealing threatening legal action

Not sure what they hope to achieve, surely it's Newcastle promoted or no one?

Probably just looking for some publicity.
by Tiglon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Utter Rubbish - Manus Red Card v Wales
Replies: 32
Views: 2007

Re: Utter Rubbish - Manus Red Card v Wales

Tackler is responsible for how he tackles. Tackle to head = red card. I think it's as simple as that. That’s the problem at the speed of the top level game players are being punished for making what are essentially fair attempts to tackle but penalised because a player falls and contact with the he...
by Tiglon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Six Nations to go to Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 2632

Re: Six Nations to go to Sky

Local clubs may lose a revenue stream, cos many won't pay for Sky licence as it won't pay for itself. This is a very good point. Not just Rugby clubs either - any club that enjoys enhanced bar takings thanks to being able to show live 6N matches. Many people don't realise but Sky generally costs a ...