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by Crofty
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Steve Borthwick
Replies: 126
Views: 15761

Re: Steve Borthwick

I just hope that the loss of quite a few of our star players won't trigger a response from the sponsors who may have been hanging on for the new coaching set up along the lines of: What is the benefit to the company of sponsoring a bottom of the table club that has just lost its two biggest England...
by Crofty
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Refereeing in NZ - new style success
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Refereeing in NZ - new style success

So that's going to be July's horror film premise, Stuart Barnes is taking sense, spooky... In all seriousness though its something that the game has been crying out for, the laws, by and large, are fine its where they either aren't enforced, or have been tweaked (usually because the All Blacks think...
by Crofty
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Season Tickets
Replies: 45
Views: 4058

Re: Season Tickets

I'll chip in another recommendation for the Crumbie, if your legs are still under you the terrace is unbeatable even in the rain the wind and the snow (though you have to get in early to get absolute choice and leave someone out in the cold to keep the territory). The stand behind is cosy to say the...
by Crofty
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Calendar seems closer
Replies: 31
Views: 2677

Re: World calendar seems closer

If the SAANZAR nations want to align a global calendar so badly let them align with us! Less glibly I wholeheartedly agree with what seems to be the popular view on here, Union has always been a autumn to spring sport and the diversity of conditions this entails is part of the game. If we get rid o...
by Crofty
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Calendar seems closer
Replies: 31
Views: 2677

Re: World calancer seems closer

I think aligning the reasonably well supported, occasionally commercially viable northern hemisphere calendar with the empty stadiums of SH rugby is a brilliant idea... Looking forward to the winter months with nothing to do or look forward to at weekends. If the SAANZAR nations want to align a glo...
by Crofty
Sat May 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Kit
Replies: 365
Views: 66340

Re: New Kit

then we should specifically source the most ethical supplier available. Exactly. This is what should happen all the time, then the sweat shops would die out. But as you say, we're all hypocrites to some extent. Because we aren’t willing to buy, and therefore the club would be daft to sell, a shirt ...
by Crofty
Mon May 11, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Simon Cohen leaves with immediate effect
Replies: 54
Views: 6248

Re: Simon Cohen leaves with immediate effect

Wow, was not expecting that, does this put a different light on the coaching shake up the last few weeks?
by Crofty
Mon May 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Provisional Premiership Return Date ?
Replies: 234
Views: 19935

Re: Provisional Premiership Return Date ?

biffer wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Rugby will also be one of the last professional sports to start up, given the amount of close physical contact involved.
Especially in the ABC bar after the match!
by Crofty
Sun May 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Matt Scott
Replies: 36
Views: 6555

Re: Matt Scott

... General rumour in Edinburgh is that they couldn't compete with the money Leicester offered. The Sunday Times has an article on Scott; seems he accepted an offer to stay but Cockers couldn’t balance the books and recommended him to Geordie. “We have a budget to stick to,” said Cockerill. “Matt w...
by Crofty
Fri May 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rob Taylor joins as Assistant Coach
Replies: 38
Views: 4993

Re: Rob Taylor joins as Assistant Coach

I can see where that optimism comes from JP, certainly the season where it was paused (not offically abandoned yet so refuse to jinx it) was poised, we weren't as far away from the main pack as it sometimes felt and we had been unlucky with $arries giving away points to those around us on weekends w...
by Crofty
Fri May 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rob Taylor joins as Assistant Coach
Replies: 38
Views: 4993

Re: Rob Taylor joins as Assistant Coach

It may not be a universally popular thing to say but - Simon Cohen is the chief architect of our current management and coaching set-up. He's been in regular contact with Steve Borthwick for a considerable period of time and, together with our DoR, has (at last) put the right people in the right jo...
by Crofty
Fri May 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: Sarries players cock-up again!
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: Sarries players cock-up again!

imaginary saracens statement: Players 1 and 2 were consuming coffee left over from the 2018-19 seasons, players 3 and 4 were consuming coffee from the current season, player 5 was drinking tea and not coffee. We as a club remain confident that the coffee salary cap regulations have not been breache...
by Crofty
Fri May 08, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?
Replies: 21
Views: 3313

Re: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?

Longshanks wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:58 am
Crofty wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:11 pm
Vaccine or the cumulative infection of a sufficient portion of the population.


Provided that immunity from further infection can be demonstrated.
If it can't then we won't get a vaccine either and this becomes the new normal...
by Crofty
Thu May 07, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?
Replies: 21
Views: 3313

Re: How Many Premiership Clubs Can Survive This?

Ian , some of the wider points you make are spot on. The cynic in me however somehow sees that once lockdown ends and a degree of normality returns there will be those who have learnt nothing.Every aspect of our society and the economy as a whole face massive and opposing pressures, with survival a...
by Crofty
Wed May 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Adam Thompstone
Replies: 21
Views: 4357

Re: Adam Thompstone

As most have said, sad to see him go, always seemed to have a little bit of magic in his boots, always got my heart rate up ball in hand and calmed it when he squared up an opposition attacker. I'll always remember going absolutely nuts in the top of the stand in Treviso as he ran in a try nearly th...