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by BengalTiger
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tackle in the air
Replies: 37
Views: 5643

Re: Tackle in the air

It is a bit of a nonsense to me, I recall Alesana Tuilagi was cited and banned for raising his knee while being tackled during the word cup as it was judged dangerous, but a player jumping full tilt with a raised forward knee is given a penalty if he contacts one of the opposition! explain that in a...
by BengalTiger
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tackle in the air
Replies: 37
Views: 5643

Re: Tackle in the air

Most are missing the point, why is the player jumping in the first place, they are putting themselves in danger by doing so and the law rewards them for this recklessness! Assuming the player is positioned to catch, he should get the ball if their nerve holds, we all used to applaud the bravery of t...
by BengalTiger
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Manu sent home
Replies: 138
Views: 26382

Re: Manu sent home

Roly is why the ignore list was invented, OK I made that up.
But I do wish there was a way of preventing seeing his posts second hand!
by BengalTiger
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ryan - no HIA??
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Ryan - no HIA??

Watching on the TV live it was surprising that no HIA was recommended by the TMO, I thought after the George North incident the medical staff has someone to watch the TV feed to see stuff like this. Also the players who were shepherding him to position in the scrum should have has the nuts to have a...
by BengalTiger
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: A wish for just one player
Replies: 32
Views: 4287

Re: A wish for just one player

On current form we could wish for and get any 15 top players from the Premiership and still get stuffed, we already have the players we just do not have the gumption, and that comes from the top, the board were not happy when RC was winning stuff as it was not Champagne rugby! Now we are playing sta...
by BengalTiger
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: The BBC - a continued failure
Replies: 73
Views: 22486

Re: The BBC - a continued failure

In reply to Noddy, workers were never bothered with Rugby, an interesting fact is that Association Football rules were drawn up specifically because landowners and factory owners were concerned that too many of their workers were being incapacitated due to broken legs and ankles when playing footbal...
by BengalTiger
Mon May 01, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saints in the Soup
Replies: 20
Views: 5237

Re: Saints in the Soup

West "not popular with senior players" Shock horror! Not popular with anyone, is the more accurate observation.
Nobby always looks like someone has pooped in his porridge!
by BengalTiger
Mon May 01, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Message for George Ford.
Replies: 20
Views: 4827

Re: Message for George Ford.

The excellent development of Williams and Burns should also be viewed against a very disrupted midfield for a couple of seasons, I am not sure how GF would have coped with that.
Great player that GF is he will have big boots to fill next season, I wish him every success.
by BengalTiger
Mon May 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: JPP
Replies: 29
Views: 5773

Re: JPP

I have been a little underwhelmed by JPP, he is good but seems to be doing everything at 80%, OK so 80% of classic JPP should be enough but there seems to be a little reluctance in everything he does. He is still a very good player but maybe reaching the end of the journey, if the hunger is only for...
by BengalTiger
Mon May 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Aaron Mauger rumour - now going to Highlanders
Replies: 11
Views: 3422

Re: Aaron Mauger rumour

I have every respect for Aaron Mauger as a player but his coaching credentials were more on hope than his record, his appointment destabilised the coaching team at Tigers and the style he wanted was good for sunny days when all your best players were available and on form but for a dreary away trip ...
by BengalTiger
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toby Flood red carded - not happy!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4036

Re: Toby Flood red carded - not happy!!

If you listen to the audio it is the TMO who is insisting it is a red card offence, the ref did not seem to agree but the TMO was insistent. I thought the TMO was there to advise the ref not to order him about! Personally I think the red was justified if there was contact with the head, yellow for t...
by BengalTiger
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is there a better way?
Replies: 19
Views: 3457

Re: Is there a better way?

I find it a bit quaint that the ones who were bemoaning our boring forward dominated play a few years ago and despite the success that it bought were calling for a more exciting 15 man game now applaud Baxter for these self same one dimensional tactics, the only reason I agree that Cocker's had to g...
by BengalTiger
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: After the dust...
Replies: 19
Views: 3093

Re: After the dust...

Slightly off topic but Grindal was a player I was never impressed with but when he came on, against Neath I think, the Welsh guy I was sharing banter with asked who the replacement scrum half was I told him he is the worst player on our books, Grindal then picked the ball out of a ruck on their 22 a...
by BengalTiger
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Did the Board sack the wrong man?
Replies: 64
Views: 10643

Re: Did the Board sack the wrong man?

To get a view of our current malaise, look at Vereniki Goneva, he scored 41 tries in 87 appearance, in last years European cup he was the joint top try scorer. Would any other premiership team allow a diamond like that to be signed by Newcastle, no of course not, please do not blame RC for allowing ...
by BengalTiger
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: SCW
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

SCW

Has anyone else noticed that our decline exactly matches the appointment of SCW to the board, no I do not think that is either true nor the root cause of our decline but SCW and RC have an acrimonious history. I do wonder what part he has played in all this, nothing good you can bet, maybe it is tim...