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Tigers v Quins

Post by voice of the crumbie » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:51 pm

Tigers return home after a dire game agaisnt Saracens to face a Quins side who have three bonus point wins out of three to head the premiership table. Can Tigers discover their form and stop the current champions making it four from four?

Bring it on!

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Bill W (2) » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:56 pm

voice of the crumbie wrote:Tigers return home after a dire game agaisnt Saracens to face a Quins side who have three bonus point wins out of three to head the premiership table. Can Tigers discover their form and stop the current champions making it four from four?

Bring it on!

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by kpb » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:58 pm

I predict a home win!! :smt023

And deprive Quins of the LBP.My only concern is who will be the half backs? That is an area Quins will be targeting.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by TigerLad » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:22 pm

Flood needs to improve if we want to win but I have a feeling that he will. Tigers by 7.

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Post by mightymouse » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:53 pm

I agree and I am very suprised that ford did not come on in the last 20

Each time I have watched both of them this season I would say Ford has superior game management.

Sarries where able to change their game by changing their 10 yesterday and I believe we could have broken the stale mate if we had changed ours at the same time

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Post by jgriffin » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:44 pm

Respect is due to Charlie Hodgson, a class player. I am worried about Flood (aired elsewhere), his game is getting a bit ragged at times and he is showing a lot of visible and audible frustration on the pitch.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by voice of the crumbie » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:19 pm

I am worried about Flood (aired elsewhere), his game is getting a bit ragged at times and he is showing a lot of visible and audible frustration on the pitch.
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The pressure of having Ford rather than Twelvetrees or Staunton onthe bench methinks.
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Post by Bill W (2) » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:26 pm

IMHO Cockers should consider starting with Phibbs and Ford with Harrison and Flood on the bench. I say consider because I do not well how much or well Phibbs and Ford have played together in training.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by PM76 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:57 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:IMHO Cockers should consider starting with Phibbs and Ford with Harrison and Flood on the bench. I say consider because I do not well how much or well Phibbs and Ford have played together in training.
Completely agree about the importance of the combination, Tigers are lucky to have Youngs/ Flood when both are fit who play extremely well together. That said I would go for Harrison and Ford on Saturday, Flood was poor vs. Saffas having not impressed in his first two games either. Is Bowden a viable option to replace AA for this game?? I can't see Cockers picking him but attacking flair was missing yesterday.

Will Smurph be fit and if not how does Cockers replace him?? Clearly Hamilton plays full-back (some will call for Morris but he hasn't played all season) with one of Benjamin, Thompstone or Smith on the wing, Benjamin for me. I wouldn't be suprised to see Cockers go with Smith though. Hopefully Smurph is fit, his absence may have had something to do with the lack of creativity but the backline are going to have to learn to play without him!

It will be a tough game but I back Tigers to win a tense and nervy affair by 4-9 points, which is why Ford should start, he may not be as strong as Flood in defence or as creative in attack but his game management and kicking from hand are better. Horses for courses!!!

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Tigerbeat » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:27 pm

I am sure that Flood will start on Saturday. A Harrison / Ford combination is a weakness for Tigers and Quins will exploit this.
As one user has stated Flood is better defensively and managing the game and this will be required against a very good Quins side.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by TigerLad » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Maybe put Flood at 12, Allen hasn't been on his best form. This would be my team.

15.Hamilton (I doubt Smurph will be ready
14.Thompstone (Apparently he played well in the A league)
13.Manu
12.Flood/Bowden(Hopefully having a distributor at 12 will improve our attack)
11.Goneva
10.Ford
9.Harrison
8.Waldrom
7.Salvi
6.Mafi
5.Parling
4.Kitchener
3.Cole
2.Youngs
1.Fluffy

16.Hawkins
17.Boris
18.Castro
19.Andrew
20.Crane
21.Phipps
22.Bowden
23.Morris

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by Tyzot » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:59 pm

Did the first two posts strike anyone else as deju vu.

How did that turn out?

Thanks for starting the thread VOTC.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by leic » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:37 pm

Flood was poor because Harrison was dreadful. Whoever plays at 10 will struggle if Harrison doesn't improve. Feel sorry for Sam but he ain't good enough at the moment, but who knows another start and another game under his belt I may eat my words next Saturday! Hears hoping.

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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by adamv6 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:04 am

Ford at 10 would be fine, and Harrison will provide him the service he needs. Ford is IMHO better at game management than Flood, so would remove some of that workload from Harrison, which will allow him to concentrate with his distribution.

My concern is AA at 12. From the previous occasions I have seen him and Ford together, he offers Ford nothing. AA is (normally) great on the game line, but his game falls apart when playing from a deeper position.

I would consider Flood / Bowden, with Ford coming on at 50-60mins.

I would refresh the backrow as well, Crane for TTTE maybe, and Deacs for Mafi (use Mafi at 55mins for impact). Kitchener should be able to jump at 2 in-place of Mafi.
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Re: Tigers v Quins

Post by voice of the crumbie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:15 am

From what I have seen Crane is still off the pace and getting up to match fitness. For that reason alone I would start with TTTE. Also TTTE always plays his heart out and was one of few positives against Sarries.
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