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by BFG
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dai on his way! - now departed.
Replies: 44
Views: 5040

Re: Dai on his way! - now departed.

I feel for Dai Young a bit. Cipriani, Wade and Hughes were central to Wasps and i think if you add these three to that side then it would be formidable. Other Premiership sides shouldn't be allowed to come in with stupid offers that cause wages to spiral and ruin other clubs sides playing continuity...
by BFG
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb
Replies: 202
Views: 14450

Re: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb

The frame work for a card makes it clear that a high tackle is contact with the head or neck. Above the 'line of the shoulders' includes on top of the shoulder, ask any community or elite ref, no contact needs to be made with the head or neck to be a high tackle. The World Rugby Framework is mislea...
by BFG
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb
Replies: 202
Views: 14450

Re: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb

I thought the ref applied some common sense to White's tackle. Yes it started below the shoulder and went over the shoulder but he let go and it wasn't dangerous. The winger should've easily slid in to finish it before that anyway. Start penalising things like that and the game will be going to the ...
by BFG
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

There is, but that’s the going rate for an international rugby player after 25 years of professional rugby. We might not like it, but again it’s the reality and what keeps England players playing in England. When you do the maths it’s not a “game changing” sum that could go to the Championship. Cut...
by BFG
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

jgriffin wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:54 pm
Thanks for the PM Mark62, let's share it:
"Pathetic you are no doubt one of the old codgers that makes this forum a laughing stock, don’t know why I bother".
I don't know why you bother either.
:smt005
Welcome to the club jgriffin.
I've been a member since June last year.
by BFG
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

Completely different scenario. RFU funding was cut to junior clubs a few seasons back. The situation at South was caused by a dictatorial club chairman, don’t believe me look at the club website, and how many positions he holds, and the withdrawal of the 1st teams main sponsor due to the way the se...
by BFG
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

Completely different scenario. RFU funding was cut to junior clubs a few seasons back. The situation at South was caused by a dictatorial club chairman, don’t believe me look at the club website, and how many positions he holds, and the withdrawal of the 1st teams main sponsor due to the way the se...
by BFG
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

I have restrained from commenting on here for a while, whilst all the Sausages have had their say. Can someone please explain to me why professional players should have to prop up clubs the majority of which have been operating outside their means, and would not have achieved their current levels w...
by BFG
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb
Replies: 202
Views: 14450

Re: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb

I didn't think that White had a great game. I didn't think that any backs had a great game. It just wasn't the weather for it. White's tackle to stop what should've been an easy slide in try by Kibirige was good though. I was down that side of the terrace and it was pretty poor finishing by Kibirige...
by BFG
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

And the reality (and that - reality - is an important word), to get that TV deal and sponsorship, people need to be interested in the product. The evidence is that, sadly, they aren’t. The Premiership clubs can’t even make money, so what hope for a relatively poorly supported 2nd tier? The best yea...
by BFG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

The fault is that there has been insufficient money in the Championship, so if it has failed to meet " targets " the fault is not necessarily theirs. English rugby needs a tier below the Premiership the majority of clubs in that league should be capable of coming up if the opportunity arises and re...
by BFG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 2959

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

BFG we've been there so many times before. The whole RFU set-up has been self-defeating for decades, and the rise of talent from outside the exclusive nurseries, often showcased in the Championship, is only the tip of the talent base available. England should be the best team in the world by a coun...
by BFG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb
Replies: 202
Views: 14450

Re: Tigers vs Wasps - 15th Feb

To be fair to Sir today he was possibly distracted from officiating the maul by trying not to laugh at Brookes!
by BFG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Who is going to stop Exeter to the title.
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Who is going to stop Exeter to the title.

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:20 pm
BFG wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:08 pm
In response to the topic title, a referee who doesn't like players going off their feet to seal off the ruck!
Is there such a thing, these days?!
If there is such a thing then the glasses haven't yet been invented to see it!
by BFG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Who is going to stop Exeter to the title.
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Who is going to stop Exeter to the title.

In response to the topic title, a referee who doesn't like players going off their feet to seal off the ruck!