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by BengalTiger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toomua
Replies: 39
Views: 5990

Re: Toomua

The Toomua saga shows no one in a good light but let us not lay all the blame at his door, we have suffered for having our good players away with England and the loss of form or injury of a most of the rest. We have not had a settled squad the whole season, so we are doubly disadvantaged. Newcastle ...
by BengalTiger
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Relegation / How to avoid Relegation?
Replies: 162
Views: 10552

Re: Relegation / How to avoid Relegation?

Captaincy now is the biggest issue, Tom Youngs is a special player and person but has not been a success as a captain and he is no longer a very good hooker. We need and all season have needed someone who is not afraid of getting in the ear of the ref and cuffing underperforming players, as TY is at...
by BengalTiger
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cockerill - blame the hierarchy
Replies: 60
Views: 7844

Re: Cockerill - blame the hierarchy

I would be nice to know the personel and the process involved in getting rid of RC and appointing MOC.

There seems to be a total lack of accountabilty at the top of the club, that is not to say there is no ability or commitment just a lack of accountability and focus!
by BengalTiger
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ben Youngs
Replies: 36
Views: 4394

Re: Ben Youngs

Ben Youngs is half the player for Tigers than for England, IMHO That said I am proud he is a Tigers player and are lucky to have him on our books. The reasons he plays better (most of the time ) for England may be motivation, tactics, personel or just he is on a different training cycle to his tiger...
by BengalTiger
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?
Replies: 38
Views: 1858

Re: ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN THE GAME THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?

Only three really 1- Equip every ref with one of those electric shock dog training collars, each time the defending team is offside at a ruck the ref gets a jolt if he does not award the attacking team a penalty ( each team nominates a coach to press the jolt buton, but if replay shows they were wro...
by BengalTiger
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 4 players killed France this year
Replies: 3
Views: 578

4 players killed France this year

I have just read that 4 players have died on the rugby fields of France in the past year, anyone who has seen the bemoths that are playing over here (France) should not be surprised at the figure. To me this is the law of unitended outcomes at work, getting rid of rucking released a lot of big men f...
by BengalTiger
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Scarlets and Ospreys
Replies: 36
Views: 2528

Re: Scarlets and Ospreys

The WRFU are totaly inept and make our RFU look almost competent, cutting the rugby connnections to these two regions is just daft, I suppose as long as they fill the Pricipality Stadium with the equivilent of the prawn sandwich brigade, they just do not care about the club supporters at all.
by BengalTiger
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Well done Joe Ford!!
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Well done Joe Ford!!

I think after all the stick Joe Ford has recieved on here for the past couple of seasons he deserves a hearty thank you for his stint on Saturday. He has had the uneviable task of playing in a sticking plaster back line with a powder puff pack going backwards for most games he has played in so has n...
by BengalTiger
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?
Replies: 45
Views: 2629

Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Not policing the offside line at the breakdown, this drives me mad, it spoils the game as a spectacle as it reduces the available space, it is what the touch judges used to do, you never see a touch judge waving his flag for offside anymore, now the whole defensive line creeps upoffside as if, as th...
by BengalTiger
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dan Cole
Replies: 46
Views: 6940

Re: Dan Cole

I think Dan Cole has played too much rugby over the past few seasons, we have overplayed him and England have overplayed him the guy deserves a period to recharge and both Tiger and England need to give him back up. Playing the toughest possition on the pitch for 80 minutes each game he plays has go...
by BengalTiger
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Clancy
Replies: 27
Views: 3700

Re: George Clancy

it would be great if someday we could watch the ref reviewing the replay and have them explain why they did what they did. It will never happen but I can wish It does, every Monday usually at twickenham but only with the ref, his advisors and those that know the game better than most. His decisions...
by BengalTiger
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: This rings true for us too...
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: This rings true for us too...

It seems Tigers have confused Tigers the business and Tigers the sports team. To my mind there should be a CEO purely charge of the business, responsible for revenue development and budgeting. A strong DOR in charge of the all things rugby, with a team manager, coaches, and a development manager in ...
by BengalTiger
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Clancy
Replies: 27
Views: 3700

Re: George Clancy

When Clancy gave that scrum penalty against tigers for collapsing before the ball was even put in, it was one of the best ref jokes for a long time, if a ref does not care about the rules but just wings it like Owens the week before we fans are entitled to express our bewilderment. It will not chang...
by BengalTiger
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lineout
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Lineout

On a serious note, the reason we lost a few was that they were able to jump into out jumper, knocking him out of the way, this suggests our line out jumpers are not solid-strong enough and that we are predictable so easy to defend against
by BengalTiger
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lineout
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Lineout

One good thing, the only good thing from the Sunday’s debacle, Tom Youngs is not the (sole) source of our line out woes.
Which, strangely I am rather glad about.
In dark times you have to take it where you can get it, pleasure that is!