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Toby Floods last home game for TIGERS

Post by APJones » Fri May 09, 2014 1:15 pm

Good Luck to our club captain in his last game at WR
Hope he finds it as enjoyable as the game at sale last week , and just as profitable in terms of trys.

I must admit to being a Goodie fan and was a tad unsure regarding Floody when he took over #10 jersey, specially when he missed what I thought were easy kicks.
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Re: Toby Floods last home game for TIGERS

Post by mightymouse » Fri May 09, 2014 1:32 pm

what and Goodey didn't!!!?

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Post by APJones » Fri May 09, 2014 1:39 pm

that was my point. (Floodie originally pronounced the the same as Goodie)

In Tobys early games for TIGERS he made as many misses as Andy and like him also showed the occasional brilliance. i couldn't see any benefit in changing our #10 at the time.

Toby has been a good servant to the club , specially when paired with YBY
When I told my 4 yr old grandson that Toby was leaving my grandson burst into tears. Toby is his idol.
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Post by mightymouse » Fri May 09, 2014 1:42 pm

I'm with you now

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Re: Toby Floods last home game for TIGERS

Post by Jose » Fri May 09, 2014 1:48 pm

Best of luck to Flood and hope everybody gives him the credit and appreciation he deseerves. In my view he's made a massive contribution and been a complete professional throughout his time at the club. He tries to play an aggressive and creative style of rugby which exposes him to considerable risk on the gain line and I've never perceived any lack of dedication or commitment in his game. I can't see why the likes of Courtney Lawes would go to so much targeted effort to take him out of the game if they weren't scared of what he can do with the ball in hand.

He's also massively underrated and was repeatedly stitched up by successive England managements, which he has borne without complaint, but has surely played a role in his decision to head across to Toulouse. I still think it's a massive shame that he was robbed of the England place he had earned over the previous 18 months for the 2011 RWC, as it denied him the chance he deserved to shut his doubters up.

Thanks for all the memories and success here and hope he enjoys Toulouse and gets the success there he deserves.
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Post by ourla » Fri May 09, 2014 2:46 pm

Top man and definitely a big player for us in recent years.

Also my sons joint favourite player along with Manu. He has a soft spot for Farrell aswell. He's only just turned 9, give him a break :smt003
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Re: Toby Floods last home game for TIGERS

Post by Maximus66 » Fri May 09, 2014 5:06 pm

A total professional who will leave the club without a stain on his character.
He has often been the catalyst for some of our more inventive rugby, especially with Ben Youngs.
The only thing Toby has been guilty of on occasions, is trying too hard.
I'm sure he is his own harshest critic, yet this is the man who would spend his Christmas days practising his goal kicking at Oval Park, while everyone else would be opening presents or eating mince pies!
Hope to see a lot of his winning smile tomorrow, that was much in evidence at Sale last week.
Good luck for the future Tobes.
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Post by GT1 » Fri May 09, 2014 7:32 pm

Here's his interview in todays Telegraph
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Post by tigerburnie » Fri May 09, 2014 8:11 pm

Good luck Toby and thanks for everything.
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Post by L Smith » Fri May 09, 2014 9:18 pm

Consistently great contribution from Toby. Always speaks knowledgeably and professionally and will be a credit to any team. I could see him returning as head coach / DOR in a few years!
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Post by Isambard » Fri May 09, 2014 9:22 pm

Farewell Toby, good luck in the future. You are one of my favourite players. A man with real class who can ignite any side. Great to see him score a "hatrick" last week.

Big boots to fill and a great professional. :smt038

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Post by GT1 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:45 pm

Toulouse could have done with him tonight - they just lost at home to Racing in the play offs!

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Post by Darc Tiger » Fri May 09, 2014 9:58 pm

A great loss. Excellent player who gave us consistently high levels of performance. A model professional and always seemed to me to be a very nice, grounded man. Someone young players should aspire to be like.

All the best Tobes. :smt041

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Re: Toby Floods last home game for TIGERS

Post by Smurphswillgetya » Fri May 09, 2014 11:18 pm

Toby has shown his true colours in the last few months. Despite being available, Owen Williams has been picked ahead of him and instead of sulking or throwing his toys about he has backed and guided the youngster. The passion and commitment he showed when coming on against Sale was exemplary and sums up the man.

Will miss his exciting attacking style. Good luck Toby wish you all the best for the future. Set the top 14 alight and save any bad performances for the occasions you face us! :smt039 :smt038
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Re: Toby Floods last home game for TIGERS

Post by TigerLad » Sat May 10, 2014 12:50 am

Absolutely quality player. A real gent and a fan favourite who delivered in the big games. I hope he has a prosperous spell at Toulouse and really enjoys it there. Thanks Toby :smt038

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