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by 4071
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Varndell
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Varndell

If he and Tigers hadn't parted company, he wouldn't have the latter accolade. Which also says something about the quality of the teams he was signed by and part of when he was there. Just an observation. Chances are if he hadn't left Tigers then he may have been the top try-scorer in Heineken/Champ...
by 4071
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Varndell
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Varndell

Varndell was a quicker Chris Ashton. Under slightly different circumstances he could have had a decent 40-50 cap England career to go with his fantastic club career. He's going to finish this season as the leading try-scorer in Premiership history and also Amlin/Challene Cup history. I believe that ...
by 4071
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is it now time to thank Cockers?
Replies: 320
Views: 31900

Re: Is it now time to thank Cockers?

Tigerbeat wrote:From Cockerill on Sky Sports

"Harlequins haven't been in Europe for a while, but nobody's asked for anyone's head on a plate."
Yeah, it's amazing that O'Shea has managed to keep his job!
by 4071
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Player Development.
Replies: 21
Views: 3326

Re: Player Development.

A little more fringe, Charlie Clare is getting decent game time since moving to Saints (10 appearances this season) and Jamal Ford-Robinson is getting opportunities with Bristol (also 10 appearances this season). Neither are first choice, but they are playing and being given time to develop. They ma...
by 4071
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New "Buddy" relationship with Championship clubs
Replies: 16
Views: 2068

Re: New "Buddy" relationship with Championship clubs

I can only guess that if a club not seeking promotion wins the league then the top club seeking Prem promotion would get a stab at it? IMO if that happened then maybe that club has to play-off against the Prem relegated side to show they are good enough to take their place? It's more likely that no...
by 4071
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: And we think we're in trouble.......
Replies: 19
Views: 3942

Re: And we think we're in trouble.......

Surely if all the players ARE registered to play then so be it. Malinder was right to rest his guys in a, what is for them a 'dead-rubber'. I would not complain if Racing 92 puts out a lesser-calibre of a side to any of our pool group, you can only play what is in front of you. If Munster get 5 poi...
by 4071
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: A team tonight - The return of Cornwell
Replies: 17
Views: 2828

Re: A team tonight - The return of Cornwell

Huge difference between the teams. Not really - both sides packed with kids and a handful of very fringe players. Saints: 15 George Furbank - 20 yrs, 0 start 14 Howard Packman - 21 yrs, 6 starts 13 Nafi Tuitavake - 27 yrs, 0 starts 12 Rory Hutchinson - 20 yrs, 6 starts 11 Juan Pablo Estelles - 28 y...
by 4071
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is it now time to thank Cockers?
Replies: 320
Views: 31900

Re: Is it now time to thank Cockers?

I will say it now sacking Cockers is a mistake of gargantuan proportions! He is to Tigers what the pope is to Christianity , Isn't the Pope a divisive figure, alienating to many of the world's Christians and a symbol of the sectarianism and division that exists within the religion? Oh, I see. Good ...
by 4071
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 2
Replies: 736
Views: 117397

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

Thing is, on top of actually utilizing their academy the Saracens' set-up has built up a real squad culture. We laughed at the 'something special' and the wolfpack nonsense, but it's worked. They have a much lower squad churn than Tigers, they have more and better academy graduates coming through, a...
by 4071
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George North stood down from playing
Replies: 106
Views: 13315

Re: George North stood down from playing

The whole 'neck injury' angle smacks of bottom covering from Saints. Someone has really dropped the ball here. Either one of the following happened: 1. North was faking unconsciousness. A ridiculous suggestion given that North knows his career is on the line from head injuries. No chance this was t...
by 4071
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George North stood down from playing
Replies: 106
Views: 13315

Re: George North stood down from playing

Scotty Hamilton seems to think it was a con to get Thommo red-carded! I tend to agree from I've seen. Now it could come back and bite the Sinners on the backside. That's a despicable accusation, and given North's KO record it seems considerably more likely that he was knocked out. It's likely that ...
by 4071
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dan Cole is a cheat!
Replies: 27
Views: 4544

Re: Dan Cole is a cheat!

Jeff Probyn comments That Jones initiated the war of words this time tells its own story. England have had their scrummaging wobbles against all three opponents, culminating in Cole’s yellow card at the end of the first half against Argentina. But Probyn is not so sure Cole was the problem. “There ...
by 4071
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17
Replies: 1000
Views: 179332

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

Ben Tapuai to join @BathRugby from Western Force #AvivaPrem (link: http://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/bath-rugby-confirm-ben-tapuai-signing/) premiershiprugby.com/news/bath-rugb… Yes, apparently he had a year left on his contract and Bath made an offer 'they couldn't refuse'. http://www.bathchron...
by 4071
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17
Replies: 1000
Views: 179332

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non Tigers 2016/17

L'Equipe reporting Fearns has signed 3 year deal to Gloucester http://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/Actualites/Carl-fearns-lyon-vers-gloucester/747166 I hope this is true. I've got alot of time for Fearns but our chance was when he left Bath. 18 months later after a lucrative spell in France I'm not sure he...
by 4071
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Ford or Burns - threads merged
Replies: 341
Views: 50780

Re: George Ford

As usual I agree with JG on Ford. We all know he has a talent and could go far but what he's lacking is bottle. In his last season here he had a run of starts at the beginning when Flood was injured and failed to sparkle and claim the spot. Whether this was because the 'deal' was already done with ...