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Northampton v Leicester

Post by tigerburnie » Mon May 12, 2014 3:09 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/27375717
So the mind games begin, wonder when they claim to be the under dogs?
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: Northampton v Leicester

Post by kpb » Mon May 12, 2014 3:46 pm

Think Cockers has already gave us the title of 'under dogs'. I aint being doom and gloom and i will try and Keep the Faith but i have this feeling in my gut that Saints will gain revenge this Friday night. :smt010
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by ourla » Mon May 12, 2014 4:44 pm

The mind games started early last week if I remember correctly.

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by ourla » Mon May 12, 2014 4:50 pm

Northampton Chronicle reports JP Doyle is the whistle blower for Friday.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by MrPartridge » Mon May 12, 2014 5:05 pm

All this 'we are the underdog' stuff 'does my head in'.

My simple rule...what do the betting markets say:

Saints 8/13
Tigers 11/8
Draw 22/1

Handicaps have Saints -3. They are slight favourites - simples :smt002

Now Quins are what I call true 'under-dogs' at 11/4, Saracens 2/7, Draw 25/1. Handicap Quins +8.

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by GT1 » Mon May 12, 2014 5:16 pm

IMHO Quins have the game to beat Sarries I'm sure they will give it a damn good go!
We will need A+ game at Saints & if Floody starts we need to keep late hitter Lawes well away from him as I'm also sure they will target him!

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by jgriffin » Mon May 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Havong seen Lawes do self-same late hit on Ford, can we now stop the pretence that
1 it is a genuine tackle
2 it is not a cynical policy to take out major playmakers.

It is deliberate on both counts and we have multiple examples.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by Big Dai » Mon May 12, 2014 6:10 pm

jgriffin wrote:Havong seen Lawes do self-same late hit on Ford, can we now stop the pretence that
1 it is a genuine tackle
2 it is not a cynical policy to take out major playmakers.

It is deliberate on both counts and we have multiple examples.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by Downsouth » Mon May 12, 2014 7:32 pm

The team selection will be interesting.

I Imagine cockers will go:

1. Ayerza
2. OTY
3. Logo
5. Slater
7. Salvi
8. Crane
9. YBY
10. Williams (if fit)
11. Goneva
12. Allen
13. Manu
15. Tait

And then take a deep breath!

Against Saints, I would have the other lock as Parling (if fit) otherwise Deacon, with Kitchener on the bench - but any combination would be good
6. Will be interesting. A fit Croft would start, I doubt he is, but if so Gibson would need to be cover on the bench. Most likely we will start with Gibson and personally I would go for Matera on the bench - but having the choice of 4 internationals for the bench is a great problem to have (although TTE may still be on the naughty bench).
14. Scully or Morris

Balmain and Briggs and Bristow? should be on the bench, with the spare lock and Matera/Croft, Mele, Flood and Scully or Morris.

Whoever plays, it will be a great team with great players left out. We just need to turn up and not make any silly mistakes. This could be a great game.

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by Nailsworthstiger » Mon May 12, 2014 9:32 pm

All the pressure is going to be on Northampton... they are at home... they finished second... they want revenge...they could be the team that puts a stop to our annual trip to HQ...and they cant beat us.
What have we got? We are the under dogs and are playing away from home where statistics favour the home side. This takes the pressure off of us because if we loose then all the media will say it was a tough call and we weren't expected to win.

What we do have to do is concentrate, keep the penalty count down to the absolute minimum and out play them.

I really believe we can win this one... and I cant wait.

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by Bill W (2) » Mon May 12, 2014 9:38 pm

KEEP THE FAITH!
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by TigerinLowton » Tue May 13, 2014 10:59 am

I too feel the run against Northampton will come to an end on Friday. I don't want it to, but something inside is telling me it will.

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by tigerburnie » Tue May 13, 2014 12:15 pm

We've not seen the team sheets yet and some are all doom and gloom already,get some "tighten up juice" in yer.

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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: Northampton v Leicester

Post by tigerburnie » Tue May 13, 2014 4:11 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/27397624

Seems he will be "motivating the team from the pitch side.........."
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: Northampton v Leicester

Post by G.K » Tue May 13, 2014 4:22 pm

Oh dear that's just improved Saints chances....
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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