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by BengalTiger
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Clancy
Replies: 27
Views: 4002

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: 2495

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: 4002

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: 1304

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: 1304

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: 7735

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: 5852

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: 3321

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: 5010

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: 5610

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: 5610

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: 2373

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: 2877

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: 4503

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: 11135

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!!