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by Crofty
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sir Barnes
Replies: 79
Views: 4639

Re: Sir Barnes

What about tap tackles then? For a carrier to hit the ground momentarily and not be allowed to bounce back up and carry on would be wholly unfair imo. He can always release the ball, bounce back up and play it! Relatively speaking tap tackles are few and may be a price to pay for the solving of the...
by Crofty
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sir Barnes
Replies: 79
Views: 4639

Re: Sir Barnes

The problem lies in the law itself. If the tackler releases immediately the tackled player gets up and carries on. If he holds on he gets penalised. All that needs to change is the requirement to be held is got rid of. If you are brought down (any part of the body other than the feet on the ground)...
by Crofty
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 9065

Re: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!

1. You won't answer the hypothetical question because you know the answer. Which is? It is difficult for a coach to tell his players to remain disciplined under pressure if as the coach don't lead by example. Simple. No lottery ticket required. 2. Neil Back did not scream at the ref and tell him it...
by Crofty
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 9065

Re: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!

Let's assume / agree the refereeing was awful. Where has Murphy's temper tantrum got us? Our Head Coach, with lots of new players to blend into a team, may be unable to coach/ attend matches in the first three weeks of a season that needs to start well. It is pointless, and self-indulgent to do wha...
by Crofty
Fri May 31, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 9065

Re: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!

There was a time when Tigers were the most hard nosed, pragmatic club / team in the league. All that mattered was finding a way to be in the game in the last ten minutes and then managing those final ten minutes more effectively than the opposition. Note 'the hand of Back'. Now we regularly concede...
by Crofty
Tue May 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 9065

Re: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!

There was a time when Tigers were the most hard nosed, pragmatic club / team in the league. All that mattered was finding a way to be in the game in the last ten minutes and then managing those final ten minutes more effectively than the opposition. Note 'the hand of Back'. Now we regularly concede...
by Crofty
Wed May 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 9065

Re: Geordie up before the beak...

The criticism of match officials is low stuff. Tigers are classier than that. More so coming from a Head Coach who is not very good at what he is paid to do (check results this season). Have some humility and just focus on your own performance and development as a coach. Or let Murphy say what he w...
by Crofty
Wed May 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 9065

Re: Geordie up before the beak...

JP14 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:57 pm
The RFU knows respect works both ways right?
:smt043 :smt043 :smt043 we all know the RFU's attitude towards any club north of the M5...
by Crofty
Wed May 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Geordie up before the beak...three week ban!
Replies: 151
Views: 9065

Re: Geordie up before the beak...

Is this because he stated facts in the post match press call?
by Crofty
Mon May 20, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dear Murphs
Replies: 184
Views: 15020

Re: Dear Murphs

Plenty of experts with relevant experience on here, get yourselves down there and get on with it. No? Presumably all available statistics of this rugby season prove that the coaching staff are of a high calibre. I mean they only have Genge, Youngs, TPN, Cole, Spencer, Youngs, Ford, Tuilagi, Toomua,...
by Crofty
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Positives
Replies: 40
Views: 4043

Re: Positives

Wuss will beat Sale imo Look - we've tried everything else! Let's give my blind optimism a chance! :smt100 If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through. Only because I couldn't turn down the option to quote General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay ...
by Crofty
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cockerill - blame the hierarchy
Replies: 60
Views: 7474

Re: Cockerill - blame the hierarchy

BFG wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:36 pm
jgriffin wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Those responsible for the playing side - NOT Cohen, as he isn't - should go. It was them that sacked Cockers, and I invite you all to consider the timing of accession to the BoD and role of BK.
+1
Sense? Reason? It'll never catch on!

+1 regardless of popularity
by Crofty
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players won't leave
Replies: 38
Views: 4437

Re: Players won't leave

So Englands' spokesperson has come forward and stated that if Tigers are relegated - the England internationals will not lose their place in the England squad. Thanks...... Could have left them guessing and waited till season had been dusted. It may have been the carrot to dig deep.. :smt013 :smt01...
by Crofty
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Players won't leave
Replies: 38
Views: 4437

Re: Players won't leave

Scuttle wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Interesting perspective from Nigel Melville.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/47717882
He probably doesn't want to have to buy out quite so many a la Cokasagnia as he would have to if it is us that get the drop...
by Crofty
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: COULD WELFORD ROAD BECOME A RUGBY GRAVEYARD?
Replies: 24
Views: 2565

Re: COULD WELFORD ROAD BECOME A RUGBY GRAVEYARD?

WiggoTiger wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:02 pm
There already is a graveyard on Welford Rd :smt017
I've heard there is an atmosphere there! :smt035 :smt035 :smt030
People are dying to get in, or so they say...