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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by h's dad » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:19 pm

InGuinnessVeritas wrote:
amber wrote:We all prefer Saturdays and find Fridays and Sunday games difficult ...
All? What about those supporters who play or are otherwise involved in their own club rugby on Saturdays?
Generally agreed although the end of August Saturday would have worked well for us (at the moment, until somebody somewhere changes a timetable at the last minute!).
I know these friendlies won't be as intense as competitive matches but the extra day for the players between the last friendly and the start of the season will be welcome.
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by jgriffin » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:00 pm

It occurred to me that we will be going in to Edinburgh on the Friday 22nd, driving to Musselburgh from Melrose and catching the train in. If anyone is staying in Melrose and wants a lift/share, we will have room for 3 in the back. PM me if you want to arrange.
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by jgriffin » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:23 pm

Nottingham game - if you have a bike you can get in your car, park at Queens Drive Park and Ride (Notts end of A453, two roundabouts south on ring road from Queens Medical Centre) and you can get a £1 park&bike ticket. Cycle along the river path, cross the river by the second (old) bridge (i.e. not Wilford Bridge and before Trent Bridge) continue on the other side of the river under Trent Bridge, past the Forest ground and you come to Lady Bay Bridge. Turn right and cycle down the side of the sports ground to the main gate.
It's about 15 mins.
For those able to, it is the quickest, cheapest and most wendyball-free route.
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by smell.com » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:44 am

the home friendly double header is It free admission to season members ?
or do we ALL pay.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by InGuinnessVeritas » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:01 am

smell.com wrote:the home friendly double header is It free admission to season members ?
or do we ALL pay.
Follow the link on the fourth post on the opening page of this thread.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by smell.com » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:39 am

found it thank you veritas.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by jgriffin » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:39 pm

Notts Forest car park £3 apparently for Saturday's game. Assume not also available for County fans....
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:08 pm

Tigers have cancelled the Doncaster game, wonder if that is anything to do with the Nottingham game?
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Brianf » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:14 pm

Doncaster cancellation confirmed here

http://www.leicestertigers.com/news/20456.php

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by RagingBull » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:41 pm

That's annoying.

Guess it might have proved to big a step up for some of the young lads as a whole.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by jgriffin » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:09 pm

RagingBull wrote:That's annoying.

Guess it might have proved to big a step up for some of the young lads as a whole.
Think it might have proved something alright - watch for a couple of those lads to disappear to other clubs - there were at least two who were clearly not up to it at all.
I assume the club is halving the ticket price?
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by RagingBull » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:59 pm

jgriffin wrote:
RagingBull wrote:That's annoying.

Guess it might have proved to big a step up for some of the young lads as a whole.
Think it might have proved something alright - watch for a couple of those lads to disappear to other clubs - there were at least two who were clearly not up to it at all.
I assume the club is halving the ticket price?
Who would you say they were.

I feel Rhys and David Williams will be kept around because they have shown some very good attacking skills and are both just turned 18, so against a good championship team that is certainly a step up.

IMO a championship team like Nottingham would beat most LV cups teams.

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by Jay C » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:36 pm

jgriffin wrote:I assume the club is halving the ticket price?
C'mon jg, you know it doesn't work like that. You can still watch the Cardiff game - or get a refund if you prefer....

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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by jgriffin » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:24 pm

1 Rhys Williams, David Williams, the locks,Crane, Gibson and Javier Pohe did not impress me. Sio, Bai and Croftie did! What was the matter with Gibson, he looked either out of sorts, unconcerned or way off fitness.
2 I'm not going to the Blues match unless a biblical flood determines the Yorkshire Dales unwalkable on Friday next, hopeful to be in a pub in Long Preston after a day up Wharfedale or similar.
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Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Post by The Boy Dave » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:49 pm

The club seem to be getting quite good at finding these unkowns as above, Sio and Bai impressed which is good.
I'm disappointed Tigers couldn't honour this fixture but understand the need to look after senior players although I expect it will be senior players running out against Cardiff which would be odd, have to wait and see.
With Pasquali, H.Thacker, Brugnara, Wells and Price front five, Owen an age group international 7, Pohe, Catchpole and then development players with the odd older academy player surely it could have been achieved but perhaps after reading the above they simply are not up to it.
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