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Post by bigted » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:43 pm

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528, ... 06,00.html

just like to say that i hope he does stay i think he is still a brilliant player and is still one of my fave centres.
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Post by brooksey101 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:51 pm

Very unlucky with the amount of injuries he has sustained. One of englands better centres worth an england call up?
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Post by jack » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:53 pm

He's trawling to see what comes up! If he wasnt already a Tiger he'd say that he's had an enquiry from Leicester!
Nice bloke, getting back to his best. Marcello likes him too I think. I'd want to play beside Aaron M if I was him. Dont bet on Ollie not resigning at Tigers!
He's doing well again now. No need to go elsewhere.
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Post by WharfedaleTiger » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:45 pm

Hope he stays-I've always rated him, though he's never recovered from the death of his farther. An unfufilled talent ATM, and hes now down the order here. MAybe a move would do him good.
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Post by westwinds31 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:01 pm

I've been critical of him in the last couple of seasons, but from what I've seen this season he seems to be getting back to somewhere near his brilliant best.

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Post by john_o » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:33 pm

I guess a question he has to ask himself is how much game time he will get because we seem to have a number on international players at centre now, plus some others who are are decent squad players.

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Post by bigted » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:45 pm

yeh i suppose ur right a move would do him right bt which club? if its in the guiness prem i think some1 like london irish would be good, he would be working with some class 10's
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Post by TTRITH » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:26 am

Well, while Ollie is a great player, Hipkiss is better, and therefore should start, so i doubt Ollie will want to stay. Don't think he's England Standerd yet, but if he plays constant 1st team Club rugby theres no reason he cant be. Doubt it will be at leicester though
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Post by Lis113 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:42 pm

Before Ollie signed his current contract he was talking about moving to a French club wasn't he??
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Post by kornboy130 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:46 pm

it was Clermont Auvergen lis - check out my comment on the story. Earlier this season (and last when ollie was nearing the end of his contract) we were linked with Matt Tait as a replacement and with Johne Murphy playing so well on the Wing tait could well be a good option to cover 13 and 15, however i would expect especially after the world cup and this 6 nations that tait will be on big moneys.

i do still hope Ollie stays - but maybe a one or 2 year jaunt at a french club and then a return to tigers could do him the world of good - see stephen jones to clermont and back, he was incredible when he returned, sometimes players just need that little bit of a push in the right direction.

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Post by dailywaffle » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:28 pm

TheTigerRoarsInTheHeart wrote:Well, while Ollie is a great player, Hipkiss is better, and therefore should start, so i doubt Ollie will want to stay. Don't think he's England Standerd yet, but if he plays constant 1st team Club rugby theres no reason he cant be. Doubt it will be at leicester though
I don't think either Ollie or Dan are yet deserving of the tag 'great'. Right now, I would actually have Ollie marginally ahead.

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Post by kornboy130 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:07 pm

dailywaffle wrote:I don't think either Ollie or Dan are yet deserving of the tag 'great'. Right now, I would actually have Ollie marginally ahead.
really Daily? i'd still have hipkiss wearing 13 over Ollie, but still like you say it is marginal and Ollie could quite happily take the shirt back, it's all a bit subjective i guess.

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Post by Dave Angel » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:23 pm

My choice would be for crowbar at 13 ahead of Ollie but I certainly wouldn't complain at Smith's selection were ML to opt for him instead in a starting XV.

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Post by TigerScrums » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:22 pm

I hope Ollie stays - he has had such a traumatic time personally over the last few years.

It would be nice for the club to give him a nice new contract especially as he at last beginning to come back in form and confidence.

Welcome back to the Ollie of old (I hope)

I think 12 & 13 could be Ollie and Danny for now as Aaron Mauger still clearly isnt match fit yet. Leave him as the one to come off the bench and try and make an impact!
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Post by Nik » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:31 pm

Ollie wasn't treated right last season by our then head coach, however everyone can clearly see that he is florishing with Loffreda.

By the way Ollie has been playing this season, he is IMHO, playing far better rugby than Hipkiss and as far as I'm concerned Well Deserves to be in the first XV, over DH.

Well done Ollie, like hundreds of other supporters I'd be absolutely gutted if you left the Club.

A question for Dave Angel, is Hipkiss still called CROWBAR by the team????????? I knew that he was as some of the lads told me, however I'd been interested if that was still the case.
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