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by Cardiff Tig
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 7689

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

"...we do not believe it [the Championship] is the primary place where Premiership and England players are discovered and developed.” RFU statement. Ok - I'll bite - which is the "primary place" then? Pacific Islands? South Africa? A good bite, and spot on. Irreparable. Narrow-minded. Lacking in vi...
by Cardiff Tig
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dai on his way! - now departed.
Replies: 46
Views: 8511

Re: Dai on his way!

Is there any news on the new training facilities that were promised? I know this was a major issue with keeping the players happy.
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: It just gets worse for Saracens
Replies: 49
Views: 6047

Re: It just gets worse for Saracens

It was also a different error to previous occasions where points were docked. The other cases involved players that weren't in the European squads, effectively trying to use 31 rather than 30 players (I don't know the actual numbers involved). The Sarries player was registered, it was a further admi...
by Cardiff Tig
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 105581

Re: Saracens are relegated!

the only way the majority of the big names will stay is if they go out on a season long loan - Saracens need to cut costs and the championship has a salary cap too. I cant imagine they wont be looked at quite severely next season too..... As McCall was quoted - this squad will be broken up and its ...
by Cardiff Tig
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 72673

Re: Borthwick

I will put in my 2penneth if I can - Borthwick great appointment as Head Coach and IMHO it is right to move Smurph to DOR but as many people have mentioned, it is the division of responsibilities which will decide the success or failure of this structure. For me, HC decides training methods, style ...
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 72673

Re: Borthwick

Every DoR is responsible for team selection, ultimately its their job on the line. But Borthwick will be involved in all the decisions.
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 105581

Re: Saracens are relegated!

And there must be a difference between a team being over the cap for having too many players and for front loading contracts. If Sarries show that they got rid of players to lower their wage bill I can't see them being denied promotion.
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 72673

Re: Borthwick

Borthwick was signed a while ago. Nothing to do with Saracens As I said, seems like a massive coincidence that it's announced the same week that are survival is guaranteed. I don't doubt that the contract was signed a while ago, just that there may have been a relegation get-out clause in it... Bec...
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 72673

Re: Borthwick

RagingBull wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Borthwick was signed a while ago.

Nothing to do with Saracens
As I said, seems like a massive coincidence that it's announced the same week that are survival is guaranteed. I don't doubt that the contract was signed a while ago, just that there may have been a relegation get-out clause in it...
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Borthwick
Replies: 611
Views: 72673

Re: Borthwick

Strikes me as very odd that it was posted on this forum back in Oct/Nov when folks thought Borthwick would join post 6 N that he had to give six mths notice? In which case how has that now stretched out until October, when Borthwick has clearly been signed up months ago?? Why in the heck does this ...
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 105581

Re: Saracens are relegated!

Wouldn't surprise me if they drop the 2 year compliance in this case. It's effectively punishing them twice for the same offence.
by Cardiff Tig
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens are relegated!
Replies: 1134
Views: 105581

Re: Saracens Cap Investigation / Grounds for Appeal

I really don't see why the players are being blamed for this. Why would they accept responsibility? They're not responsible for how much the club pays other players. And look at the rumours surrounding Liam Williams - anywhere between £200k and £450k has been claimed as his salary. I doubt the playe...
by Cardiff Tig
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Cardiff - 12th January 2020
Replies: 288
Views: 18919

Re: Tigers vs Cardiff - 12th January 2020

OK I give up, I still think Simmons should have had time at SH, in fact I would have started him. It's difficult to develop two young players at once though. White will have gained a lot from staying on and turning the game around (not that this was all down to him of course). He's not exactly at t...
by Cardiff Tig
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2
Replies: 901
Views: 127242

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

From what I remember, we were in a pretty strong position regarding wingers when Lewington left.

Can't remember the lock situation when Green left.
by Cardiff Tig
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers vs Cardiff - 12th January 2020
Replies: 288
Views: 18919

Re: Tigers vs Cardiff - 12th January 2020

So I thought the accepted wisdom on here was that we'd pick a strong team, whoop Cardiff, qualify and relax a bit in Pau? What do I know? There's a massive game Vs Bath before the internationals go for the 6N. Give them a week off then spend two weeks in hard preparation. Spend these next two games...