2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Forum to discuss everything that is Tigers related

Moderators: Rizzo, Tigerbeat, Tigers Press Office, Tigers Webmaster

Locked
Grimlish
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1003
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:18 am
Location: Over the hill and far away

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by Grimlish » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:25 pm

That cant be real - a clip featuring Geordan Murphy and a pass from Matt Smith IN THE SAME TRY??

sam16111986
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3487
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Location: Shepshed

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:07 am

fortysix wrote:RB, problem is , if we want to compete in the Champions Cup and the Top 4 Premier, which I presume is our objective, we need at least 3 more with something called pace, against the Top teams.....

Betham OK, but who else?
Benjamin possible but he isnt a guaranteed starter.
Goneva is a shoe in, but his performances last season were not anywhere near 2013/4
Tuilagi, will he be fit ?
Roberts/ Catchpole, spritely but not Varndell quick..
Bai, Loamanu. Thompstone, ahem, forceful but not going to bother the top teams
Tait Morris Smith Allen Camacho( !! ) el al too slow....

Just being totally realistic, otherwise 2015/6 will just be like the last few years....

With quick backs our dominant front 5 would be 100% better...
If you consider Varndell as merely quicker and anyone who isn't as rapid as slow then pretty much every back in the league is slow.

Our backs aren't slow but they do lack vision and aren't the most skillfull. If you luck at Nemani Nadolo he's setting the world alight at the minute but his pace is nothing special. His ability to barge through a gap, find space and use his footballing skills to create chances for himself and others make him outstanding.

Now if we could find a players with the vision and skills like Geordie used to offer us that would help us far more.

tigerburnie
Super User
Super User
Posts: 7008
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:46 pm
Location: angus , scotland

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by tigerburnie » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:13 am

I note in the Mockery that we are getting our new coaches earlier than planned due to Crusaders not making the playoffs, bit of a bonus for us.
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

L Smith
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1753
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 6:22 pm

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by L Smith » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:22 am

tigerburnie wrote:I note in the Mockery that we are getting our new coaches earlier than planned due to Crusaders not making the playoffs, bit of a bonus for us.
Now, I'm no doom monger but having 2 coaches early because they failed to get into post season for the first time in many years is rather a mixed blessing!
I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man

Stu_F
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1896
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:01 pm
Location: Enderby

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by Stu_F » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:33 am

And Fitzgerald will presumably now arrive early due to playing in a team not good enough to get to the playoff semis!

KevinR
Top Cat
Top Cat
Posts: 97
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:29 pm

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by KevinR » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:40 am

Crusaders' season wasn't unlike ours, disrupted by injuries to key players. They really improved when Carter came back, but Read hardly played. They were one of the form teams for the final few rounds, but it was just too late.

I am more than happy with our acquisition of Mike Fitzgerald. There was a moment of spikiness in the play-off match, just after an excellent turn-over, when his body language reminded me forcibly of our illustrious former leader :-)

RagingBull
Super User
Super User
Posts: 7576
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:54 pm

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by RagingBull » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:00 pm

Crusaders certainly scored more than us ;)

Sounds like Jono Kitto will be playing ITM rugby for BOP.

The ITM season starts in August and Finshes 11th October.

Our season starts mid October.

It would be a miricle if BOP were to get into the finals given there record.

So he will be here start of season but how long before it I don't know.

Means preseason ATM it will be:

SH
Harrison
Tresidder
Prince (?)

sapajo
Super User
Super User
Posts: 4379
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:48 pm

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by sapajo » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:38 pm

Faletau to Bath, how the hell can they possibly afford to sign him?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/33204859
Without hope we are nothing, keep the faith, a Tiger for eternity

sam16111986
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3487
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Location: Shepshed

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:56 pm

It's not confirmed that Faletau is signing for Bath it's still talk at the minute. Bath have offloaded Fearns in preparation for signing a new 8 so there should be some spare cap.

Maybe it's better that Harrison and Tresidder get plenty of game time before the season. Harrison we expect to be the primary back up to Ben and Tresidder we are hoping is the next big thing. Game time in the senior environment will only help the pair of them.

L Smith
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1753
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 6:22 pm

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by L Smith » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:11 pm

sam16111986 wrote:It's not confirmed that Faletau is signing for Bath it's still talk at the minute. Bath have offloaded Fearns in preparation for signing a new 8 so there should be some spare cap.

Maybe it's better that Harrison and Tresidder get plenty of game time before the season. Harrison we expect to be the primary back up to Ben and Tresidder we are hoping is the next big thing. Game time in the senior environment will only help the pair of them.
It's not just Faletau's wages that would come under Bath's cap; whatever Bath pay to buy him out of his contract would also be in scope. The celery breach continues!
I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man

Farmboy
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 158
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:03 am

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by Farmboy » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:18 pm

Wouldn't Faletau be the marque from outside the Prem?

sam16111986
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3487
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Location: Shepshed

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:38 pm

Well Farmboy it'd be him or Priestland as the new marquee for them. Paul James has gone without being replaced so they might be actually close to the cap at present.

fortysix
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1262
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:22 pm

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by fortysix » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:22 pm

Cap, what cap, ha ha !!!
Mr Craig will have a tame Accountant who quite legally will undoubtedly find a way to drive a coach and horses through any rules and regulations !!

sam16111986
Super User
Super User
Posts: 3487
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm
Location: Shepshed

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:53 pm

Well it depends on whether Bath were over or not initially. We suspect they are. They at present have released a greater value of players to those they have signed. Consider the cap has gone up and there's a second marquee allowed.

Young, Stringer, Fearns and James out. So far Matawalu, Priestland and a Dragons SH in.

Interesting to see that Sarries seem to staying quiet and have offloaded Johnstone from the payroll.

Some sort of deal going on? Sort yourselves out and we won't investigate you publicly?

fleabane
Super User
Super User
Posts: 5111
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:26 pm
Location: Occitanie

Re: 2014/15 Rumours/Contracts/Signings part 4

Post by fleabane » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:55 pm

Just love the idea of a breach of "celery"! :smt002
Valhalla I am coming!

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests