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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by Snorbins » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:03 pm

jgriffin wrote:
ancientmariner wrote:Frankly I reckon we'd be a good deal better off if we dispensed with the annual player merry-go-round, stuck with the squad we already have and try to get some consistency and continuity in our play. Otherwise we seem to be forever "bedding in new systems" and "trying to play a different way".
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With posts like this 2017 might see common sense prevail! But I fear we will still have the love affaires with ex Tigers and the wailing and gnashing of teeth of "why, O why did we allow him to leave?"

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by chewbacca » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:22 pm

ancientmariner wrote:Frankly I reckon we'd be a good deal better off if we dispensed with the annual player merry-go-round, stuck with the squad we already have and try to get some consistency and continuity in our play. Otherwise we seem to be forever "bedding in new systems" and "trying to play a different way".
Agreed. Consistency with the planned introduction of some academy players would seem a sensible approach.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by ABClub » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:56 am

Agree completely that keeping the bulk of the squad is the best bet.

Many want changes to areas of comparative strength such as lock but I'd rather keep Slater, Kitch, Dom and Fitz but actually rotate them at second row to keep them fit. A physical 8 would help with this as Fitz wouldn't be needed at 6 whenever Mike Williams isn't available.

Balmain, Rizzo, Brugnara cap ---> Quality prop. Preferably a young talent to come through with Genge but a more experienced squad singing (Ducalon?) is always easier to keep happy with less game time.

Fonau, Craner, Pearce (+ possibly Crofty) cap ---> vital number 8

Tait + Brady cap ----> Solid, experienced full back who can link with our wingers well and rotate with Worth to bring the young'un through.

Those are top of my wish list. If they can be added to the bulk of the current squad then things should gel together better.

I'd be more than happy with Will Evans and Wee 'arry covering 7 next season. That would allow BOC to cover 8 and leave room to bring another hooker in.

One player I think has been fantastic this season and would add to the squad well is Will Hurrell. He's been great for Bristol in a poor side, makes hard yards and is excellent in defence. If the club are looking for an affordable centre signing to take some pressure of Toomua/Manu then he would be a decent bet. Hurrell would fit especially well if Matt Smith continues to struggle with injury.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by trendylfj » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:24 pm

Heard yesterday from a friend who said it would be announced very soon that Thacker is off to Wocester. He also told me that his source had also told him that yesterday was RC's last match in charge. Who his "source "is I don't know but he has proved to be right on RC
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:27 pm

trendylfj wrote:Heard yesterday from a friend who said it would be announced very soon that Thacker is off to Wocester. He also told me that his source had also told him that yesterday was RC's last match in charge. Who his "source "is I don't know but he has proved to be right on RC
Told the same. (Well not the cockers bit, but another loss at home wasn't going to help).

Although not sure what will happen with Cockers off off, depends who dropped thacker Cockerill or Mauger i guess.

BUT reckon he is off.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by watsonjm » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:48 pm

No real insider knowledge but a friends of mines neice is a close old school mate of Harry's and he's told her he's going know where.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by Bowden Tiger » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:52 pm

Any Tigers player would be foolish to go now. Wait and see how the wind blows.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by strawclearer » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:16 pm

watsonjm wrote:No real insider knowledge but a friends of mines neice is a close old school mate of Harry's and he's told her he's going know where.
Well - I was dressed as Santa for the Munster game and wished both him and Cocker 'Happy Christmas' after the game and they both smiled and said "Thanks Santa!" so........
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Post by fleabane » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:56 pm

Players may think "ill wait and see", or they might say "I've no idea whether I will fit with the new DoRs style, I'll go now if I get a good offer".

There is a lot of work needed now by SC and AM to secure current players, as well as persuading potential new signings that all will be well. That is the problem of having no replacement structure or coaching team at the time when players are free to talk!
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by strawclearer » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:59 pm

fleabane wrote:Players may think "ill wait and see", or they might say "I've no idea whether I will fit with the new DoRs style, I'll go now if I get a good offer".

There is a lot of work needed now by SC and AM to secure current players, as well as persuading potential new signings that all will be well. That is the problem of having no replacement structure or coaching team at the time when players are free to talk!
If SC hasn't taken all of that into account - or if he has and we still lose players we want to keep - he'll have to be the next one out! :smt013
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by Tom Tom » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:23 pm

Cohen wont be bothered about any of this. He now has RC's salary to spend on non rugby projects!
That's obviously where he sees the future.
And he can't even organise efficient bar and catering service for the true fans and ST holders.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by MurphysLaw » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:07 pm

[quote="Tom Tom"]Cohen wont be bothered about any of this. He now has RC's salary to spend on non rugby projects!
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Really? You might want to think that through...

Compensation? Expensive business, sacking DORs when in long-term contracts.
Also, when the coaching review is done, don't you think there'll be appointments to be made?

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:36 pm

added Cockerill - Out and Kitchener and Owen to Glous.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by Cagey Tiger » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:50 pm

RagingBull wrote:added Cockerill - Out and Kitchener and Owen to Glous.
Last two, why? :smt017

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2016/17 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:01 pm

Cagey Tiger wrote:
RagingBull wrote:added Cockerill - Out and Kitchener and Owen to Glous.
Last two, why? :smt017
Because they are rumours.

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