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by Offside
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17
Replies: 1000
Views: 181765

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

On paper Gloucester have a good squad already. On the pitch it seems to be a more variable matter. Good signing but they need to play better for it to make any difference. Sounds familiar for several teams currently. I hope it is in the past for Tigers now :smt027
by Offside
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Next match- Coventry v Tigers
Replies: 163
Views: 18554

Re: Next match- Coventry v Tigers

Speed at the breakdown and straight running are wonderful things. Once the Wasp tacklers were knocked back and our support players were quicker we looked good. Running round the corner and taking the ball moving for the first time in a while. I would add Brady to the list of those getting stuck in. ...
by Offside
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Tigers business model
Replies: 73
Views: 9678

Re: The Tigers business model

For the my first thread I had ever started I thought it had not gone too badly :smt022

A bit overtaken by events. I will look at the piece and comment further.

Thanks for giving this another push. Performance is important but the soul of the club is too. Can we have both?

Offside
by Offside
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Teams up v Saracens
Replies: 124
Views: 12624

Re: Teams up v Saracens

I was at the game today on the Crumbie Terrace. It did go a bit quiet after their try but the noise came back in the last 10 mins. I thought JP had a poor match. First off side penalty was in the 2nd half against Tigers - really! Wolf pack = off side. Even at the kick offs and penalties. McCaffey of...
by Offside
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Player Development.
Replies: 21
Views: 3379

Re: Player Development.

BFG makes a good point regarding the quality of the "opposition" during squad training. If you have real depth of quality squad players your opposition in training can be an effective opposition comparable to the opposition in matches. A team needs a good defence against their rolling maul to train ...
by Offside
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Good tackle now illegal and other issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Good tackle now illegal?

No, even lower than that! :smt044
by Offside
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Good tackle now illegal and other issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Good tackle now illegal?

Hi, Lifting a leg to take the weight off it so you can more easily drive the play back is ok as long as the legs do not go over the horizontal and above the players waist. The problem is the tackling player keeping in control of the tackled player. If other players knock one or both of them off bala...
by Offside
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Spam
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Spam

Someone had to post a link inspired by John's!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o
by Offside
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Tigers business model
Replies: 73
Views: 9678

The Tigers business model

This is being discussed as a side line in several threads but I think it warrants one on its own as it is not just down to the CEO, DoR or even the board totally. A fan owned PLC with no Sugar Daddy seems to be the holy grail of business models for fans, if the income is sufficient to allow financin...
by Offside
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: High tackles
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: High tackles

Yes,ducking into a tackle or accidentally slipping seems to be a grey area currently and this will make it a "yellow" area. It goes back to intent of the player. Hard fast hits that can miss the chest and swinging arms once a defender has been stepped will become very risky. This may lead to a more ...
by Offside
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is it now time to thank Cockers?
Replies: 320
Views: 32607

Re: Is it now time to thank Cockers?

I really do not know what to think about Saturdays performance. I was due to be in Ireland on Friday and was going to stay over for the match. As it was domestic arrangements deemed I changed my plans and went over and back on Tuesday. I am glad it turned out that way as it would have been a waste o...
by Offside
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George North stood down from playing
Replies: 106
Views: 13547

Re: George North stood down from playing

Cagey Tiger has made some very good points here. I have refed games (at a lower level) with concussion and neck injuries and been through the RFU First Aid and Head Case training. North could have got a bash to his neck and laid still but the lack of tone in his body or any movement does suggest he ...
by Offside
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Ford or Burns - threads merged
Replies: 341
Views: 51530

Re: George Ford

Premiership rugby and thus Tigers are a business but businesses that mess around with the emotions of employees do not , in general, perform well in the long term. I do not know what went in a t Bath in relation to Sam Burgess and other players leaving but the suggestion made is the Mike Ford "lost ...
by Offside
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Ford or Burns - threads merged
Replies: 341
Views: 51530

Re: George Ford

I had not listened to any rugby supporters podcasts prior to last week but downloaded a few episodes of egg chasers to listen to whilst doing some travelling for work. It is quite entertaining but they are semi well connected. One is radio DJ who does announcing at Sale and sone interviewing for TV ...
by Offside
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Quins
Replies: 116
Views: 18463

Re: Tigers v Quins

I think criticism of O'Connor for giving away penalties is a bit unfair. A 7 needs to be on the edge of the law (I am a qualified ref so see a few at a lower level). He turned back some turnovers today in an bit of an unorthodox fashion but got away with it. For one penalty the ref said hands off 7 ...