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by Jacko27
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Bath
Replies: 234
Views: 38401

Re: Tigers v Bath

I couldn't see the match live so watched it all on BT Sport. Didn't want to post straight away when disappointment was still raw. I personally find losing to Bath more painful than any other opposition (including Saints). Nowadays whenever Bath score a try, a mental image of their coiffeured owner f...
by Jacko27
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gloucester vs Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 3092

Gloucester vs Exeter

Three ex Tigers on display at Kingsholm tomorrow evening: Balmain, Slater & 36 (bench) but no sign yet of Owen Williams, Thomas Tank or Salvi. Could have been a bit of an exTigers reunion!
by Jacko27
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Team Vs Treviso
Replies: 53
Views: 10055

Re: Team Vs Treviso

Don't really understand Scott11's comment about our team to play Treviso. Agree that the forward pack looks stronger than the back line but I don't get your worry about that line up being just a "couple of injuries" away from becoming the regular one . I can't wait to see the likes of May, Worth, Tu...
by Jacko27
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: MOC in The Mercury
Replies: 38
Views: 8098

Re: MOC in The Mercury

About the comparison with Saracens, there is no doubt that in terms of playing strength (and depth), coaching and on-field culture they are way ahead of where we are at present. You could argue that they occupy the position that we occupied 10 - 15 years ago but there is one very significant differe...
by Jacko27
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Are you watching Warren Gatland?
Replies: 56
Views: 6535

Re: Are you watching Warren Gatland?

All this frantic and excited opinion and debate (usually tinged with nationalistic bias) reminds me of why I have never warmed to the Lions. It's a deeply flawed concept i.m.o. and always has been. What did those Irish chaps think they were playing for back in the days when it was "The British Lions...
by Jacko27
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England vs Italy
Replies: 89
Views: 9661

Re: England vs Italy

Yes at risk of it becoming a bit of a love-in, I agree with you about Daly. Uber talented player and should be full back. Mike Brown is still tough and brave but he's lost some pace and doesn't seem to know when to offload. Also, jgriffin, I've always admired and agreed with your great motto about r...
by Jacko27
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England vs Italy
Replies: 89
Views: 9661

Re: England vs Italy

Two points I'd like make about England's first half nightmare yesterday. 1) Yes England were disconcerted by Italy not contesting the breakdown and exploiting an "offside" anomaly in the laws but the key point, I think, is HOW LONG it took the forwards to work out the obvious counter tactic ie forge...
by Jacko27
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Cockerill Toulon's new DOR? NON - appointed at Edinburgh
Replies: 35
Views: 7321

Re: Cockerill Toulon's new DOR? NON - appointed at Edinburgh

Can he speak the language?
I know that his French is more than passable but this could be a step change!
by Jacko27
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 2
Replies: 736
Views: 133978

Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Bimble = move along slowly with nothing much to do. OED reckons it began with British soldiers in the Falklands back in the 80's after the Argie threat had diminished. So perfect word for what's been going on, on this post for the last three months!
by Jacko27
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saturday vs Bristol - your nominations?
Replies: 97
Views: 13498

Re: Saturday vs Bristol - your nominations?

Why no Slater? Is he injured? There is no official comment on his non-selection or have I missed something?
by Jacko27
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Starting 15 for the Gloucester Game?
Replies: 169
Views: 23299

Re: Starting 15 for the Gloucester Game?

Unfortunately, Noddy, today's half time score at Exeter 21-21 (3 tries apiece) suggests that a 2/5 or even worse 5/2 points split is likely!
by Jacko27
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers: past, present and future
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Tigers: past, present and future

I know that it's "blue Monday" and we're all supposed to feel depressed but even so Tigers' performance last Saturday did seem to touch a new low. Despite individual endeavour, it was an abject, error-riddled display against a team with nothing much to play for. What depressed me more than the misse...
by Jacko27
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Clash - Twickers in April - Baths v Tigers - merged
Replies: 25
Views: 5879

Re: The Clash - Twickers in April - Baths v Tigers - merged

Thanks for the tip Rinzler! Bought 9 tickets for the Bath/Leicester match at Twickenham (for an extended family outing) and at £11 a ticket thought it was pretty good price. Also, unfortunately, had to recant some of my usual cynicism about the mass of bovine excrement that surrounds the whole "Blac...
by Jacko27
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Calum Clark - Again!
Replies: 81
Views: 18627

Re: Calum Clark - Again!

Yes. Agree with both those points. I suppose tribal loyalties shape selective memories and you're right: time to move on.
ps At least we won't have to see CC on Dec 3rd!
by Jacko27
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Calum Clark - Again!
Replies: 81
Views: 18627

Re: Calum Clark - Again!

JFK cf Callum Clarke. I think you are missing the point Sybarite. JG's point (if I understand it) is that it's silly to morally justify or condemn actions in the present by randomly picking out actions from the past. My Dad refused to wear a seat belt, my parents' generation automatically lit cigare...