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by Will S
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ford vs Burns
Replies: 39
Views: 4590

Re: Ford vs Burns

I don't understand why people are saying that when England have a 12 of note Owen will shift to 10. Owen is IMO a 12 of note and he has always played very well outside George. They have a great understanding. Owen might shift to 10 later in games but that will depend on the game. If George is playin...
by Will S
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Wales v England
Replies: 25
Views: 2747

Re: Wales v England

I would almost have been tempted to put Itoje at lock and Lawes at 6. I know we lack experience in our back row but Lawes and Launchbury both play like back row anyway so hopefully as a group they will work well. They really have to focus on clearing out the ruck and providing quicker and better qua...
by Will S
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Times report Ford on his way to Tigers
Replies: 145
Views: 20371

Re: Times report Ford on his way to Tigers

Irrespective of my own opinion of GF and concern if he comes at the expense of FB; when GF originally left Tigers, it was at least partially because the dog would not be wagged by the tail - has the tail realised its place or has the dog rolled over? Really? Ford knew he'd be second choice, new Bat...
by Will S
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Times report Ford on his way to Tigers
Replies: 145
Views: 20371

Re: Times report Ford on his way to Tigers

It would be really interesting if we could break down kicking percentages a bit further. If you were comparing two kickers with one at 80% and one at 70% you would assume the 80% kicker was better but if those kicked were all conversions under the posts and the 70% was Daly from 50m out then it is n...
by Will S
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread 2
Replies: 736
Views: 118692

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

The best thing about George Ford joining would be the statement it would send out about Tigers. We aren't in a good place at the moment and young talent might not be quite as excited to join us at the moment (or re-sign for us). If players like GF come in, front line England internationals, it sends...
by Will S
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Only 2 Tigers in England 23
Replies: 32
Views: 3057

Re: Only 2 Tigers in England 23

We have 2 players in the starting 15 which is the same as Bath and Saracens. It is actually a well spread team across the Prem clubs with only Wasps and Saints have 3 representation each in the starting line up. Exeter are the noticeable absence. No player in the starting team and only one on the be...
by Will S
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Could he be the new Neil Back
Replies: 38
Views: 5508

Re: Could he be the new Neil Back

I don't think there would be a huge conversion to master - he already plays like a linking 7. If we are agreeing size is an issue then I would suggest that is more a factor for a 2 than a 7. At 7 being small can often be an advantage .... quicker to drop on loose balls, harder to dislodge when tryin...
by Will S
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Youngs brothers
Replies: 39
Views: 6354

Re: Youngs brothers

Our solution is to drop the best player in the AI's? :smt017

No 9 would have looked good at the back of Tigers today.
by Will S
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Injury analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 2705

Re: Injury analysis

I'm not sure you would be able to slow the ball down too much as with more space to cover in defence you wouldn't want to commit too many to the breakdown. Sevens is the extreme version where each player has more space so the game is quicker and players have to be fitter. Not talking about going tha...
by Will S
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Injury analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 2705

Re: Injury analysis

To my mind the crux of the problem is players have got too big. The average player is three stones heavier than they were twenty years ago. So how do you fix that...? Difficult to do it with modern stadiums but if you could make the pitches bigger that in my mind would solve the problem in two ways...
by Will S
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Owen Williams Confirmed to Gloucester
Replies: 90
Views: 12268

Re: Owen Williams Confirmed to Gloucester

MT? Mat Tait, Manu Tuilagi or Matt Toomua :smt023 We need another fly half! Freddie Burns and another fly half. We cannot have just Burns with Toomua as a back up. It isn't Toomua's natural position. We need to have 2 proper fly halves and then we can have Toomua as a backup to those two. Sorry - w...
by Will S
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Owen Williams Confirmed to Gloucester
Replies: 90
Views: 12268

Re: Owen Williams Confirmed to Gloucester

I'm not overly gutted about this. I think Owen represents what Tigers have produced over the past few years .... a lot of huff and puff but runs out of ideas.

Much prefer FB's at 10 with MT providing cover next season.
by Will S
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: DOR aspirants, then?
Replies: 217
Views: 23691

Re: DOR aspirants, then?

Need a manager with proven ability to win in the Premiership. Richard Cockerill is available?
by Will S
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Player Exchange
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: Player Exchange

There is a bit of a risk sending some of your brightest talent to a beautiful warm country to play rugby on firm surfaces in the sunshine. They might not want to come back to Leicester.
by Will S
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Main issues - thread merged
Replies: 31
Views: 5944

Re: Main issue

Do we think our boys are fit enough? In a couple of games lately our energy levels just seem off the pace in getting to breakdowns in numbers and staying on the shoulder of players. This is mainly directed at the forwards. Other teams also seem to hunt in groups. We seem to be much more individual i...