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by BengalTiger
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lineout
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

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!
by BengalTiger
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Genge in the Telegraph
Replies: 83
Views: 6830

Re: Genge in the Telegraph

Of course he's going to leave. He's already said he wants to go back to Bristol one day. Was thinking sooner rather than later. When he talked about going back to Bristol it was in relation of going to Bristol instead of France/Japan when most players get older. Can't blame him when all he and his ...
by BengalTiger
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers' decline
Replies: 48
Views: 5089

Re: Tigers' decline

To the board and club servants it is so much more than a disappointing few hours every weekend, they have all invested much more heavily, in time, money and reputation and so will suffer more as a result, anyone who thinks the board are not fully aware of our frustrations and disappointment is delud...
by BengalTiger
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Premiership for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 3013

Re: Premiership for sale

A new owner may ensure the salary cap is adhered too to make a level playing field that is the only plus as far as I can see!
by BengalTiger
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Matt Papali’i
Replies: 28
Views: 4679

Re: Matt Papali’i

It is not Matt's fault we have Joe Ford as back up 10, that all comes down to signing his brother George, prior to that we we had two good 10's, after that signing we had one good and one poor, MT was papering over this error in our recruiting, the fact he was better that Joe Ford is irrelevant, alm...
by BengalTiger
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toomua Call Up - Cake and Eat IT
Replies: 61
Views: 5000

Re: Toomua Call Up - Cake and Eat IT

I am pretty certain IRB rules do not permit contracts that prevent a player turning out for his country if selected. A well wrtten contract would not prevent a player playing for his country, but a player signed as an ex-international on marquee wages should expect a reduction in that wage pro-rata...
by BengalTiger
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toomua Call Up - Cake and Eat IT
Replies: 61
Views: 5000

Re: Toomua Call Up - Cake and Eat IT

The problem is a poor contract in the first place, I cannot blame the player the contract offered should have foreseen this possibility with an appropriate penalty for making himself available for Australia, then we would all see the cost for the player, but having his cake and eating it is an appro...
by BengalTiger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: A fair analysis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2235

Re: A fair analysis?

The fall began when we were winning and many on here said it was boring and we want more excitement, the board must have thought so to, so they said lets not focus all our spending on forwards but on some shiny new go faster backs! As always be careful what you wish for. Mauger was not a mistake as ...
by BengalTiger
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England squad
Replies: 35
Views: 2534

Re: England squad

I am totaly underwhelmed by the squad, too many average players filling up space, I fear more dross to follow last years shambles, is Eddie Jones the Jose Mourinho of Rugby, a two season wonder?
by BengalTiger
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How long are we supposed to put up with our diabolical lineout?
Replies: 30
Views: 4115

Re: How long are we supposed to put up with our diabolical lineout?

The first job of the coaches is to identify where the weakness is, it sounds obvious but I cannot tell if it is the call, the throw, the timing of the jump, the protection of the jumpers or the lifters but they need identify why we are weak. Tom Young’s may be the problem if so drop him, if not keep...
by BengalTiger
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: How to Keep Manu at Tigers
Replies: 64
Views: 10346

Re: How to Keep Manu at Tigers

Given the figures banded about for other players, Cole should be on a million quid PA at least, toughest possition on the park plays more minutes than most front rowers, and is one truly world class players we have, IMHO!!
by BengalTiger
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Spencer banned for four weeks
Replies: 124
Views: 12093

Re: Spencer banned for four weeks

Interesting to see that Veainu isn't playing this week after failing an HIA. I wonder if players kicking the ball which hits someone's head will get punished with a red card? It seems more damage has been done from the kicked ball hitting Veainu than Spencer's tackle on Taylor. Good point, I am sur...
by BengalTiger
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Spencer banned for four weeks
Replies: 124
Views: 12093

Re: Spencer banned for four weeks

The process is itself bringing the game into disrepute, Spencer pleaded not guilty to recklessly making contact with the head of an opponent, he did not deny the contact with the head but the charge was that he did it recklessly, for making this argument he got an extra weeks ban, there should be cl...
by BengalTiger
Wed May 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Belgium v Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 2670

Re: Belgium v Spain

Clever way to distract from the original issue of a bent ref (allegedly)
by BengalTiger
Sat May 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Anglo no more Welsh Cup
Replies: 30
Views: 3131

Re: Anglo no more Welsh Cup

Yet more disincentive to sign English qualified players! They should have made it a true development comp, limit players from the regular first team to those returning from injury, i.e those who have not played for 6 weeks, make it a minimum of 80%+ English qualified players and 60% academy players...