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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by APJones » Thu May 15, 2014 1:28 pm

We* must look out for 'legitimate' late tackles on our Nr 10
must be solid in defence
and DEFINATELY do NOT give any reason for JP to award penalties against us.

* Actually WE should not look out for late tackles that's the ref and sideline judges job (with the TMO)
I hope our club captain (I assume team captain on the night too ) will not be backward in coming forward and mention these salient points to the Ref. As I hope Cockers errand boy will do before the match also - We don't want Cockers banned from going to the Cabbage patch final.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by tigerburnie » Thu May 15, 2014 1:36 pm

Forget the "ABC club" we now have the new "BBB club" on the bench, they'll know what's expected of them.
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 sapajo » Thu May 15, 2014 1:53 pm

Surprised no Matera thought he deserved a bench spot following last weeks performance :smt023
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by kpj tiger » Thu May 15, 2014 1:56 pm

tigerburnie wrote:Forget the "ABC club" we now have the new "BBB club" on the bench, they'll know what's expected of them.
Hopefuly they can adopt the nickname killer b's from the Scottish backrow of a couple of seasons ago :smt023

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by MrPartridge » Thu May 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Also according to Cockers in the Mercury earlier this week we would have virtually a full squad to choose from
My thoughts exactly.

I'm not being negative, but I make Saints favourites. Bowden simply needs to have the 'game of his life'. AA is a huge loss. Would have preferred Scully to Morris defensively. A little confused why Flood starts with Williams on the bench as 2014 has been Williams at 10 throughout. :smt017

All about how we defend for me now - need to keep them out for first 20 mins minimum.

Good look to all. Hopefully post game Dan Bowden's new nickname will be Dan 'the wall' Bowden!

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by sapajo » Thu May 15, 2014 2:42 pm

MrPartridge wrote:
Also according to Cockers in the Mercury earlier this week we would have virtually a full squad to choose from
My thoughts exactly.

I'm not being negative, but I make Saints favourites. Bowden simply needs to have the 'game of his life'. AA is a huge loss. Would have preferred Scully to Morris defensively. A little confused why Flood starts with Williams on the bench as 2014 has been Williams at 10 throughout. :smt017

All about how we defend for me now - need to keep them out for first 20 mins minimum.

Good look to all. Hopefully post game Dan Bowden's new nickname will be Dan 'the wall' Bowden!
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by tigerburnie » Thu May 15, 2014 2:43 pm

APJones wrote:I hope our club captain (I assume team captain on the night too ) will not be backward in coming forward and mention these salient points to the Ref. As I hope Cockers errand boy will do before the match also - We don't want Cockers banned from going to the Cabbage patch final.
Slates is named as captain on the team sheet.
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 sapajo » Thu May 15, 2014 3:14 pm

A good ploy for Tigers to employ to keep Lawes "honest" would be for BY to pass the ball behind Toby Flood on occasion to a different receiver. That way Lawes (it happened against Bath) may find himself unwittingly taking out a player without the ball in his efforts to scythe down Toby. Plus it would keep Saints guessing.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by MrPartridge » Thu May 15, 2014 3:29 pm

A good ploy for Tigers to employ to keep Lawes "honest" would be for BY to pass the ball behind Toby Flood on occasion to a different receiver
Preferably Manu running hard straight at him with legs pumping :smt002

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by TigerLad » Thu May 15, 2014 4:07 pm

Saints are favourites for this. We can definetely get a result though. They've gone for size and will try to bully us, but how many times have they tried that and we've beaten them? Injuries really are killing us. All season we've struggled but usually these injuries clear up by the end of the season. Just when we looked to be getting back go full strength we lose Parling and Allen who are such key players for us. This will be an incredibly difficult game but I still think we can win. Bowden needs to step up in defense to fill the gap left by Allen, the forwards need to dominate and we need the likes of Manu and Niki to have great games. Come on Tigers :smt027 :smt027

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by L Smith » Thu May 15, 2014 4:28 pm

I think I'm going to go into the game with no expectations around the result, open a bottle of red and just enjoy an immense battle between 2 quality sides. Saffers v Quince and Saints v Tigers is a dream set of semis so well done to whoever has engineered this run in. Needless to say, I'll be bitterly disappointed if we miss out on a trip to HQ but I would get over it in due course.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by GS » Thu May 15, 2014 7:06 pm

My worry is our lack of real strength in depth in the front row, Stains' big failure in the past. When Allen limped off against Sale I said to Mrs GS that that was the end of our season. It's not his personal defence work that makes him so important but whatever he says to the others to marshal our defensive line. Bowden is better at going froward but stopping them must be the first job - unless we out score them and win a 44 - 45 thriller. As if.

We all know that our 10 will be programmed into the Exocet Lawes' guidance system and Toby knows all about that. At least Dan Coles' knee won't be in the mix. Of course we can win but having watched them all season, through the bad times, I have to be realistic. Infinite optimism is all well and good, but you need a bit of realism. We must turn up, and front up against a strong Stains outfit who are quite happy to win by taking out opposition players who pose a threat.

Of course it could be a draw and after extra time Jordan kicks the winning penalty. :smt023
Unless Lawes takes him out during his run up.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by Big Dai » Thu May 15, 2014 7:10 pm

GS wrote:My worry is our lack of real strength in depth in the front row, Stains' big failure in the past. When Allen limped off against Sale I said to Mrs GS that that was the end of our season. It's not his personal defence work that makes him so important but whatever he says to the others to marshal our defensive line. Bowden is better at going froward but stopping them must be the first job - unless we out score them and win a 44 - 45 thriller. As if.

We all know that our 10 will be programmed into the Exocet Lawes' guidance system and Toby knows all about that. At least Dan Coles' knee won't be in the mix. Of course we can win but having watched them all season, through the bad times, I have to be realistic. Infinite optimism is all well and good, but you need a bit of realism. We must turn up, and front up against a strong Stains outfit who are quite happy to win by taking out opposition players who pose a threat.

Of course it could be a draw and after extra time Jordan kicks the winning penalty. :smt023
Unless Lawes takes him out during his run up.
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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by Tomvarndell » Thu May 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Hoping Lawes is almost to pumped up for the game and gets a straight red after five mins for any number of possible barbaric acts he and a couple of his teammates are capable of performing. :smt001

Actually think that will be Saint's biggest problem. They are desperate to beat us and win something and they will be so hyped up it could turn against them. We need to stay patient and disciplined and our chances will come. Waiting to see what the spread is on the number of TMO referrals.

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Re: Northampton v Leicester

Post by Bill W (2) » Thu May 15, 2014 8:51 pm

Big Dai wrote: Tears before bedtime. And worst of all I've run out of Remy! :smt010
Time to restock before tomorrow evening!


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