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North to Stains

Post by fortysix » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:16 am

Stains will be in danger of having better backs than us at this rate...

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Re: North to Stains

Post by BJ. » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:20 am

North to Stains? It depends where you start from.
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Re: North to Stains

Post by jgriffin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:27 am

I go north to Staines when I go Jurassic fossil hunting!
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Re: North to Stains

Post by BJ. » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:32 am

After trailing through several news sites, I've finally found what the original poster is talking about - see here.
Evidently, it is BELIEVED Northampton are going to make a bid for GEORGE North. However, he still has another year to run on his contract with the Scarlets.
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Re: North to Stains

Post by tigerburnie » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:06 am

This rumours been on the Scarlets board for a while, he was also linked with Sorries, but as has been said,he is still under contract.
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Re: North to Stains

Post by sapajo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:41 am

I will be jealous if they can secure the services of GN, but I am sure that he will be receiving many tempting offers for his services. I am amazed that Stains have sufficient Wonga left to tempt him given their recent signings?
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Re: North to Stains

Post by sapajo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:41 am

I will be jealous if they can secure the services of GN, but I am sure that he will be receiving many tempting offers for his services. I am amazed that Stains have sufficient wonga left to tempt him given their recent signings?
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Re: North to Stains

Post by fortysix » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:18 pm

Bet they are glad they got rid of Cashton--- what a swop for same sort of money...bet Sarries are pooing themselves having signed our frightened of contact touch rugby expert when they could have had North ...!!!!

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Re: North to Stains

Post by tigerburnie » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:27 pm

fortysix wrote:Bet they are glad they got rid of Cashton--- what a swop for same sort of money...bet Sarries are pooing themselves having signed our frightened of contact touch rugby expert when they could have had North ...!!!!
"OUR" expert fortysix? Is that a slip that lets us know you are a Sinners fan in disguise? :smt006
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Re: North to Stains

Post by tigerburnie » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:25 pm

There's a bit of a party atmosphere around Bath this afternoon - but you wouldn't get that at Leicester if we finished ninth." Richard Cockerill 7/5/16

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Re: North to Stains

Post by sapajo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Also confirmed here

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport ... -1-4912747

I am green with envy but that will change if we sign Halfpenny at least I can dream :smt023
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Re: North to Stains

Post by boon » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:25 pm

trust me, i think every saints fan would dearly love this to come off but i wont be counting my chickens just yet.

it seems george has a sister in the area, and is a reasonably frequent visitor. plus seen lunching with jim mallinder this very week, who said recently what he wanted to sign most was a big strong winger. so thats a done deal then...

...of course not. for context saints were linked with another welsh player, jonathan davies last year and i reckon we were interested but tha turned out to be agent tactic to push his salary up.

the worry is that this is behind the north - saints talks becoming so public (same agent? i honestly dont know). i still have my fingers crossed though.
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Re: North to Stains

Post by Hinckley Bob » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:16 pm

He won't be cheap. If saints continue down the big money signings route again, they will end up with a small squad and the problems they have had in the past.

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Re: North to Stains

Post by Tigernain » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:22 am

Having moved nearly 2 years ago to just over the border we are 'blessed?' with the Wales Today and on the day the story broke it was, of course, featured prominently. Interestingly much was made of the fact that George North does not want to move but the WRFU need to deal with the financial problems that are currently plaguing the regions. If this is true then the phrase 'one volunteer is better than 10 pressed men' springs to mind and Tigers have had players who have not wanted to be with us and they have gone. IMHO this throws a different light on it. I don't understand why the Saints as a new club but being ever so slightly biased I don't understand why any other team but the Tigers would interest him!!!

If I may pose this question "However good a player is - are you going to get the best out of him if he'd prefer to be elsewhere?"

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