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Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by jgriffin » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:07 pm

The Rugby Paper reports Ford to Bath as a forgone conclusion, we're enquiring about Myler (Myler???) and Saracens are after the hottest property in 9s, old Kahn-age from Ospreys (cap? what cap?).
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by PM76 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:16 pm

It would be very disappointing to lose Ford but Myler would be a good replacement- a solid kicker who does the basics well, Saints got to a HC final with him at 10 after all. Scott is supposedly off to Japan and we are looking at Poff, the Wasps 7, who would be an excellent signing IMO, he is the only player I have seen dominate Salvi at the breakdown in the Prem. I would rather have Kvesic but we can't have it all. Although if Sarries sign Fotuali'i then it appears they can!!

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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:01 pm

With Ford it really is up to him as I presuem we want to keep him & have made a decent offer, the problem is not getting him to sign a longer deal earlier, think he is going to the wrong club if he is moving.

Poff would be a good Newby type signing, he just gets in the opposition way somehow, Training with McCaw??

Removing Dead Wood should be high up the priority list this off season.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by h's dad » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:06 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:Removing Dead Wood should be high up the priority list this off season.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by WiggoTiger » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:50 pm

Which position does Dead Wood play, not seen him on the team sheet this season. Is he another long term injured player?? :smt017 :smt017
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by drc_007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:09 pm

What other pack would you want to play behind?

Perhaps they should ask Wilko if he fancies a winding down season at Welford Road whilst he contemplates his future?

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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by Pam.B » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:12 pm

WiggoTiger wrote:Which position does Dead Wood play, not seen him on the team sheet this season. Is he another long term injured player?? :smt017 :smt017
He plays every week - just in different positions.

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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by WiggoTiger » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:14 pm

Pam.B wrote:
WiggoTiger wrote:Which position does Dead Wood play, not seen him on the team sheet this season. Is he another long term injured player?? :smt017 :smt017
He plays every week - just in different positions.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by DickyP » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Of course Dead Wood is leaving - haven't you heard - his "stage is coming on over the hill" - must be true Doris Day sez so.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by jgriffin » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:11 pm

WiggoTiger wrote:
Pam.B wrote:
WiggoTiger wrote:Which position does Dead Wood play, not seen him on the team sheet this season. Is he another long term injured player?? :smt017 :smt017
He plays every week - just in different positions.
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er....if I was on Tigers books I would be DeadWood ...probably the former. As it is they didn't want a 61-year-old mediocre ex-12 with megasciatica and a knee awaiting arthroscopy in Feb...despite the fact it didn't bother them with Tait or Benjamin.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by h's dad » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:47 pm

jgriffin wrote:er....if I was on Tigers books I would be DeadWood ...probably the former. As it is they didn't want a 61-year-old mediocre ex-12 with megasciatica and a knee awaiting arthroscopy in Feb...despite the fact it didn't bother them with Tait or Benjamin.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by jamiewilkinson » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:36 am

As said before, if he is unwilling to fight for a place, which would help him progress, then he needs to leave.
At this current time, I don't feel we would miss him. Yes he had potential, but he has had enough game time to prove his worth this season, but unfortunately he hasn't taken his chances. IMO of course.

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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:44 am

My point was we have people within the squad who rarely play & to be honest are not good enough or in some cases never will be to play for us, we let these players go & identify shortfalls within the squad & decide have we got a player in the Academy who might fill thsi gap or do we recruit?

In this area (maybe not Dead Wood) Forsyth, Symons, Andrew, Brookes, Harris, Bower.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by h's dad » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:15 am

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:My point was we have people within the squad who rarely play & to be honest are not good enough or in some cases never will be to play for us, we let these players go & identify shortfalls within the squad & decide have we got a player in the Academy who might fill thsi gap or do we recruit?

In this area (maybe not Dead Wood) Forsyth, Symons, Andrew, Brookes, Harris, Bower.
I think half of these are out on loan, hopefully minimising the cost to the club whilst keeping them in reserve. The others have had significant injuries playing for Tigers and/or not had time to prove themselves.
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Re: Ford to Bath and other reports

Post by harry broggers » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:25 pm

Isn't it a bit premature to talk about retiring the lad, he's barely finished with puberty and you speak of sending him to the Tigers retirement home (aka Bath Rugby) :smt017
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