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Post by ourla » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:49 pm

Explain to me why we ditched three 8's and didn't sign one?
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Re: One question

Post by JackFlashJonny » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:05 pm

ourla wrote:Explain to me why we ditched three 8's and didn't sign one?

I ask myself this every night before I go to sleep :smt003

You will surely get hit with answers of McCafferey or perhaps O'Connor or Hamilton playing 8 before...none of which are good enough answers...

I would love to know..logic tells me we were close to signing someone and it must of fallen through..

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Post by Tomvarndell » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:19 pm

I found the Laurence Pearce departure the hardest to accept. I'd been bigging him up as a future England number 8 early last season. I assumed we'd obviously made a big signing when one by one the Number 8s were signing elsewhere.

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Re: One question

Post by ourla » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:36 pm

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Re: One question

Post by Maximus66 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:19 pm

Tomvarndell wrote:I found the Laurence Pearce departure the hardest to accept. I'd been bigging him up as a future England number 8 early last season. I assumed we'd obviously made a big signing when one by one the Number 8s were signing elsewhere.
+1
Seemed to me to be pretty good at scoring tries, but didn't seem to get a decent run in the side. Couldn't figure out why and was perplexed when we let him go.
Met some Rotherham supporters, who thought we'd done a cracking bit of business when we signed him and were disappointed to see him go :smt017

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Post by GS » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:46 pm

Obviously they were no good at cleaning cars, and presumably Jordan had lost the knack of getting that lovely shine. :smt023
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Re: One question

Post by Soggypitch » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:05 pm

No idea - we lack ball carriers, Pearce in particular gave us that.

And don't forget we got rid of another more than decent No. 8 the year before - yes the one that keeps on scoring and making the hard yards for Exeter!
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Post by jgriffin » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:57 pm

Soggypitch wrote:No idea - we lack ball carriers, Pearce in particular gave us that.

And don't forget we got rid of another more than decent No. 8 the year before - yes the one that keeps on scoring and making the hard yards for Exeter!
TTTE is notorious with Chiefs fans for NOT making the hard yards, largely finishing off the work of Ewers, Armand and others. He apparently took all his training habits to Chiefs as well. Chiefs are my second team BTW.
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Post by mol2 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:55 pm

Perhaps but we don't have a Ewers or Armand to make the hard yards for our non-existent 8 to finish off!

Where's our Itoje, Hughes, Vunipola or Ewers?

Presumably not keen to come here having seen Crane keep TTTE out of the side or even play a second row (Slater) ahead of him and likewise with Pearce who we signed injured and never gave a decent run to in spite of a lack of line breaking.

Our back row doesn't seem to defend around the fringes. Why they all seem to be good players?

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Re: One question

Post by Southerntiger » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:00 pm

Tbf Cockers has done a few good jokes over the years...

Remember that time he picked Ed Slater at number 8?!

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Re: One question

Post by ourla » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:05 pm

So nobody has the answer.
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Post by Tigerbeat » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:12 pm

ourla wrote:So nobody has the answer.
Perhaps you could email Cockers or Maurer......they will know the answer.
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Post by ourla » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:18 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:
ourla wrote:So nobody has the answer.
Perhaps you could email Cockers or Maurer......they will know the answer.
Funny, I was actually wondering that.. if they do know... I'm serious.
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Re: One question

Post by ellis9 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:21 pm

Ourla, better still, maybe you could go and speak to Cockerill and Mauger in person and ask them. Whilst there you could tell them how to do their job and take a training session as you seem to know best!

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Re: One question

Post by ourla » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:40 pm

ellis9 wrote:Ourla, better still, maybe you could go and speak to Cockerill and Mauger in person and ask them. Whilst there you could tell them how to do their job and take a training session as you seem to know best!
You sound stroppy mate but it's a serious worry surely that we as a group of the most ardent fans don't know the answer. And actually I think there has been a massive journalistic failure here. I've listened to a lot of the Radio Leicester podcasts and you know there is some decent stuff on there. But they don't really ask the meaty questions like this do they. I mean come on it's a pretty serious and glaring issue isn't it?
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