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by voice of the crumbie
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal
Replies: 498
Views: 52270

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation

Sarries' defence according to the finding was ludicrous, essentially that they did break the salary cap but that the cap itself is unfair because it's a restraint on their trade. Why they're appealing I don't know, 35 points and a bit of Nigel's pocket money for three years of unfair competition is...
by voice of the crumbie
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish vs Tigers
Replies: 257
Views: 20150

Re: London Irish vs Tigers

chewbacca wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:16 pm
voice of the crumbie wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:15 pm
happywomble wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:33 am
JP Doyle is the man in the middle
Did you have to spoil what has so far been a good week? :smt003
Could be worse. Probably.
True. We could have got Craig Maxwell Keyes or Ian Tempest.
by voice of the crumbie
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal
Replies: 498
Views: 52270

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation

Surely the most impact of this will be if the 35 point deduction was to cause them to be relegated? Given that their England players will miss games post world cup and during the 6 Nations they would only have to suffer a few unexpected defeats for this to be a possibility. I can't see all their big...
by voice of the crumbie
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish vs Tigers
Replies: 257
Views: 20150

Re: London Irish vs Tigers

happywomble wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:33 am
JP Doyle is the man in the middle
Did you have to spoil what has so far been a good week? :smt003
by voice of the crumbie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Gloucester
Replies: 143
Views: 13322

Re: Tigers vs Gloucester

what was really pleasing though was how well we did in that defensive set, under a lot of pressure. Remarkable step up from last season. As for the comments on the ref - it was thanks to his incompetence that we got that final scrum - should have gone the other way to be fair - but we have been due...
by voice of the crumbie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 300
Views: 42261

Re: Borthwick

TomWeston wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:38 pm
Peter John Wheeler
Currently President of the Rugby Farts Union, no less.
Ah yes.... I'd forgotten he'd gone there. Maybe some hope then. If only he'd stayed here I doubt we'd have got into the mess we've had the last few seasons.
by voice of the crumbie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 300
Views: 42261

Re: Borthwick

I reckon Borthwick is being viewed as the next England Head Coach, and he is going to use Tigers as a stepping stone potentially for that. I can see Eddie staying till after the next RWC, Borthwick will have had 4 years experience as a Head Coach on top of his international Experience. It sounds li...
by voice of the crumbie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: London Irish vs Tigers
Replies: 257
Views: 20150

Re: London Irish vs Tigers

Hopefully we can carry on from this weekend and get a good result away from home. I liked the dynamic of having a strong bench against Gloucester so I would go with: Gigena Youngs (c) Leatigaga Wells Green Liebenberg Thompson Kalamafoni Harrison Hardwick Reid Viljoen Olowofela Veainu Holmes Bateman...
by voice of the crumbie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Gloucester
Replies: 143
Views: 13322

Re: Tigers vs Gloucester

I've just scrolled back through some of the posts regarding the timing of Hardwick's final penalty. He was interviewed post match and he stated that the ref didn't tell him prior to the kick that there would be a restart. Secondly, and this was something I noticed too, when the respect for the kick...
by voice of the crumbie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The World Cup Final
Replies: 70
Views: 6618

Re: The World Cup Final

And the papers said Jones was a strategist par excellance.................... History said the same about Napoleon but he still lost key battles. Half of the problem yesterday was the England Loose head being almost 100% ineffective in the scrum, hence Cole having two opponents to scrum against. :s...
by voice of the crumbie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The World Cup Final
Replies: 70
Views: 6618

Re: The World Cup Final

England picked a side and tactics to beat Australia and did the same against New Zealand. Jones Lost the courage of his convictions and didn't make changes in players or personnel to reflect that South Africa were not going to be beaten in the same way. New Zealand showed how to do that in the pool...
by voice of the crumbie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Gloucester
Replies: 143
Views: 13322

Re: Tigers vs Gloucester

I've just scrolled back through some of the posts regarding the timing of Hardwick's final penalty. He was interviewed post match and he stated that the ref didn't tell him prior to the kick that there would be a restart. Secondly, and this was something I noticed too, when the respect for the kicke...
by voice of the crumbie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Gloucester
Replies: 143
Views: 13322

Re: Tigers vs Gloucester

Slater - stupid then injured. Twelvetrees - Howler of a game. Cipps - no effect on the game - substituted Simpson - Poor game by his standards. Bannerhan - quiet by his standards Line outs not straight - missed High tackles- Neck rolls unpunished. Continual blocking - unpunished But we made Ackerma...
by voice of the crumbie
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Gloucester
Replies: 143
Views: 13322

Re: Tigers vs Gloucester

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:30 am
Was also interesting that Hardwick wasn't the one hooked but Reid. It turned out to be an excellent call.
Just to be clear on this. Geordan post match stated Reid was taken off because he had a calf injury.
by voice of the crumbie
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Gloucester
Replies: 143
Views: 13322

Re: Tigers vs Gloucester

Can someone get the Australian Embassy to rescind Sam Harrison's visa. We need him here! :smt003