Search found 7544 matches

by jgriffin
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: I got the blues, Same old blues!
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: I got the blues, Same old blues!

It must be living in Wales that does it...... :smt010
by jgriffin
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: This is not Soccer
Replies: 16
Views: 2720

Re: This is not Soccer

This has gone hand in hand with numbers disappearing off the back of players (e.g. Hartley in at least three matches this season). Nothing wrong with 'Captain', 'No7 you did not roll away) and so on. This is the big upset I have with Lee Dickson - his abuse and 'gamesmanship' is appalling, with obsc...
by jgriffin
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: English clubs cannot compete - Richard Cockerill
Replies: 58
Views: 6901

Re: English clubs cannot compete - Richard Cockerill

The reasons for the disparities have been well -rehearsed. (I do not include Saffacens in this since there is something manifestly odd about their financing). AP teams do not have the French cash or the ProD12 closed league, with their concomitant advantages. The Welsh are rapidly following on our h...
by jgriffin
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bashing tigers time again!
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

Re: Bashing tigers time again!

I was surprised not to see a nasty report. To be honest no-one is that interested in Tigers any more since the Saffas love-fest kicked in with the ludicrous England selections. We are very nuch yesterday's team, and unfortunately an element of that is valid.
by jgriffin
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is it time to thank Cockers for his efforts? - Part 2
Replies: 144
Views: 18256

Re: Is it time to thank Cockers for his efforts? - Part 2

There has been a thread running a while about kicking away possession. There has been a thread running for two years about backs coaching.
Nay-sayers of the forum unite! :smt006
by jgriffin
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bashing tigers time again!
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

Re: Bashing tigers time again!

kpbates, my post was not specifically aimed at you who, as you say, noted our problems, but at those who don't want to see them, and view any critical comments as victimisation. Apologies for not being clear. I don't often agree with you, but this is the exception. I hate being labelled as a non-su...
by jgriffin
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is it time to thank Cockers for his efforts? - Part 2
Replies: 144
Views: 18256

Re: Is it time to thank Cockers for his efforts? - Part 2

A wise post, Sapajo I did not think that RC should go. I still think - as I have done for nearly two seasons - that MOC just isn't good enough. RC needs people who are competent. In my cups last night I even shuddered at the thought of RC resigning and MOC remaining. :smt009 But this is the beginnin...
by jgriffin
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Ulster - Friday 13th
Replies: 195
Views: 24578

Re: Tigers v Ulster - Friday 13th

Hello from a nay-sayer. This has been coming from a long way back and I'm afraid several of us nay-sayers have been slagged for nay-saying it. MOC should be sacked NOW. Cockers position is clearly at risk, but it may be with a good backs coach and a defence coach (blimey both Mick Ford and Dave Elli...
by jgriffin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Next England Captain
Replies: 26
Views: 2778

Re: Next England Captain

Don't be stupid,what with the London-centric media, got to be Farrell :smt005

Personally I'd go for Robshaw, who I think is excellent and has the warrior spirit.
by jgriffin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: End of Cotton Traders
Replies: 63
Views: 10477

Re: End of Cotton Traders

The same JD sports who need to look at Cotswold Outdoors on how to run outdoor shops, not like the lamentable Blacks or Millets. Those of us who have wished for better than CT may get 'different', but not necessarily better!
by jgriffin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Ulster - Friday 13th
Replies: 195
Views: 24578

Re: Tigers v Ulster - Friday 13th

The best we can do and a good enough team to win, especially with Poite as ref.
by jgriffin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Outsoursing of services
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Outsoursing of services

I assume the franchisees are guaranteeing the club a fixed amount plus a % of profits? The problem with this outsourcing business model is that when contract renewal is up the future fixed amount is normally adjusted iaw profit received. More often than not the contract is not renewed because the c...
by jgriffin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Does ITV have a London bias, or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Does ITV have a London bias, or what?

Is the censor banning the term F.....A.... because it stands for something or because it has an association with football? :smt001 It appears the filter does not like the diminutive form of Frances or something resembling a fan. So are all things of beauty (Frances or diminutive) excised from this ...
by jgriffin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: If you can't wait for the EPS, here it is
Replies: 42
Views: 5858

Re: If you can't wait for the EPS, here it is

I can't see how having a Saffas 10, 12 and 13 combo is going to break down an international defence My fears as well. Hodgson is a probably Floods equal when it comes to his passing game, but Barrit t and Farrell have about as much creative spark as Julian White. Excuse me but don't diss the great ...
by jgriffin
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Outsoursing of services
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Outsoursing of services

Unfortunately it pays the club to do this until the tipping point where 'customer' dissatisfaction is actually harming the core operation. In this case, no-one is failing to attend Tigers matches and I assume the franchisees are guaranteeing the club a fixed amount plus a % of profits?