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by BengalTiger
Mon May 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Aaron Mauger rumour - now going to Highlanders
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

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: 3491

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: 3085

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: 2659

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: 9171

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: 1087

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...
by BengalTiger
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: When? Why?
Replies: 37
Views: 3808

Re: When? Why?

Personally I think tigers and the fab base have been slow to accept the changing fortunes, RC was being criticised a couple of seasons ago for playing risk-free forward orientated boring rugby. He took that on board and recruited AM to bring in a more dynamic, open, exciting type of rugby. We are re...
by BengalTiger
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Tigers business model
Replies: 73
Views: 9458

Re: The Tigers business model

I for one fully support the business model of the club, we are still a team to beat and as the cash starts to flow from the car park and hotel it will set the club up to once again compete on the big stages, Where Wasps, Sarries and bath will be then who knows. I despair of the posters on here who c...
by BengalTiger
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Daly 3 week ban
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Daly 3 week ban

Totaly agree regarding sentence reduction for wearing a suit, the offence carries a tariff the tariff varies according to severity of the offence, I cannot see how remorse, apologies or not eating the biscuits have on this. Previous should only be used to increase the penalty not reduce it, a first ...
by BengalTiger
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The old Harry Thacker debate
Replies: 61
Views: 14480

Re: The old Harry Thacker debate

I suppose it is the nature of internet forums but some here take an opinion about something or someone and take any opportunity to air that opinion, Harry Thacker by virtue of his size must make the scrum weaker, just like big hookers make it stronger, of course technique comes into it as well but a...
by BengalTiger
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Calum Clark - Again!
Replies: 81
Views: 16294

Re: Calum Clark - Again!

Would it be too much for Northampton as a club to issue a statement saying that they disassociate themselves from the actions of this player and commit never to pick him again, It is only through the quick reactions of O'callaghan that saved Clarke from a very long ban, the club and management shoul...
by BengalTiger
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sacking due to recruitment
Replies: 38
Views: 3619

Re: Sacking due to recruitment

Strange, for a first post the content is very familiar!
by BengalTiger
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: My last post Ever
Replies: 20
Views: 5743

Re: My last post Ever

Fully support the recommendation to use the ignore option, it has stopped me from quitting the forum which a certain poster was spoiling, they may still be spoiling it for others but at least I don't get to read the bile they post.
by BengalTiger
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Use of the Shepherds crook
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Use of the Shepherds crook

The commentators said it was tactical! the only wincing I saw was when he got robbed on the high ball.
Also I thought marque players could not be someone already on your books, a silly rule that I hope has been changed.
by BengalTiger
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Use of the Shepherds crook
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Use of the Shepherds crook

From a coaching perspective I was impressed by Cockers replacing his marque player for an academy recruit, it showed that no one was immune from the shepherds crook, if you are seen to be slacking.
Can anyone remember such a public statement of discontent by Tigers management.