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by BFG
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Elitism in Rugby
Replies: 61
Views: 3287

Re: Elitism in Rugby

Duncan B wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:35 pm
The best kids tend to get offered scholarships and move to private schools. :smt017 not too big a mystery as to how that could skew the number a bit. Not aware of this happening with other big sports in the uk, excerpt potentially cricket.
You have clearly never seen Ehizode try to play rugby!
by BFG
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Elitism in Rugby
Replies: 61
Views: 3287

Re: Elitism in Rugby

1. Someone said (I paraphrase) ‘successive socialist govts have discouraged contact sport and as a result schools have sold off playing fields.’ Jeez. Where to begin on correcting that. Pretty much every word is wrong. 2. Private / public schools are not particularly academic. For the vast majority...
by BFG
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Elitism in Rugby
Replies: 61
Views: 3287

Re: Elitism in Rugby

Class sellective and academically selective are essentially the same thing. There are exceptions obviously but a family with a few quid are hardly gonna send there kid to an inner city comp are they?! They contribute to the same outcomes in the debate about how opportunities are gained. It's a very...
by BFG
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Elitism in Rugby
Replies: 61
Views: 3287

Re: Elitism in Rugby

Hardly missing the point! The fact that the pathways are better mapped out is firmly embedded in history. Public schools are where the game originated, and it's still a minority sport in most of Britain. Who do you expect to do the "re-mapping"? There are comments on here about corruption, which is...
by BFG
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 719
Views: 100009

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

There's always a split of opinion when players leave.
I read mixed stuff when Gopperth moved on from Leinster.
by BFG
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing finally here?
Replies: 33
Views: 2590

Re: Ringfencing finally here?

Premiership teams, for safety reasons are not allowed to play against teams two divisions below them. A full time professional scrum will probably be far to strong for a pack made up of part timers and amateurs and there would be a strong possibility of someone getting seriously hurt. I have to agr...
by BFG
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 719
Views: 100009

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Reid is a good player but are we saying that a Leinster squad player and cover is good enough to start for us? What happened to Mapoe anyway? :smt005 I like the idea of Manu/Taute but that wouldn't work with Veainu at 15 Would work with worth at fb and Veainu on the wing. Why won't Manu/Taute work ...
by BFG
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Howard to mentor Murphy
Replies: 123
Views: 7673

Re: Howard to mentor Murphy

Question. Why appoint a head coach who needs mentoring? Totally barmy imo. :smt017 :smt017 Incredibly short-sighted. Agreed it was incredibly short-sighted to appoint a totally inexperienced head coach. Please explain why you think it is short sighted? The way I see it is that changing coach after ...
by BFG
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Howard to mentor Murphy
Replies: 123
Views: 7673

Re: Howard to mentor Murphy

I don't get it - why are some happy to complain about the club, the coaches, the players and everything else about the club? I've already read one poster saying he is taking his t.v. subscription elsewhere because he isn't happy with the club trying to make changes in an effort to improve. Give Mur...
by BFG
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 719
Views: 100009

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

RagingBull wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm
They was although not sure on the point?
The facilities didn't stop it!
by BFG
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Howard to mentor Murphy
Replies: 123
Views: 7673

Re: Howard to mentor Murphy

Dangerous4 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Question. Why appoint a head coach who needs mentoring? Totally barmy imo. :smt017 :smt017
The answer is probably in the Google definition of mentor!
by BFG
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 719
Views: 100009

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Weren't Loughborough Students relegated last season!
by BFG
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ringfencing finally here?
Replies: 33
Views: 2590

Re: Ringfencing finally here?

I'm sure that relegation and promotion will not be seen as a pointless exercise in seasons to come. Many similarities with football, where there is a chasm between most Premier League sides and those in the Championship. It doesn't stop the excitement and encouragement of lower league teams to impr...
by BFG
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Howard to mentor Murphy
Replies: 123
Views: 7673

Re: Howard to mentor Murphy

From when Cockers was here we've had a long series of moans about Cockers, Scott (justified), Mauger (justified IMO), MOC (doubly justified) and now Smurf. Two patterns, a Board that lost direction and a bunch of moaners on the forum. Now it's all happening, what do we have? Moaning. Just hope that...
by BFG
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1
Replies: 719
Views: 100009

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Ball carrying dominance doesn’t take too much coaching, neither does intelligence, but Tigers forward’s should really start to learn to carry at spaces rather than people. Agree with this, there are times taking the contact is the best option but you don't see the ball moved enough these days. They...