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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by Noddy555 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:24 am

After his performance today easily deserved the man of the match for his first half performance alone, I wouldn't mind if Monsieur Picamoles took the short journey up the M1 from Franklyn's Gardens to Welford Road and that would solve our No.8 problem at a stroke.

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by mol2 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:01 pm

1)Jamie George. We need a big, powerful hooker to make the difference between parity and superiority in the scrums.

2)Vunipola/Parese/Picamole. We need an 8!

3)Maro Itoje - we need a talismanic leader.

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by tomlk74 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:58 pm

Looking at realistic targets I'm hoping Worcs go down and we have a go at signing a handful of their better players:Hammond, Heem, Hougaard, Pennell, Shillcock, Te'o. Would be happy with any of them as all play positions we need cover in

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by mightymouse » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:21 pm

Parisse or Picamoles or Strauss in that order

Hogg

Jamie George

Danny Care

Huw Jones

O Brian

For a start

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by ellis9 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:57 pm

Danny Care? Ben Youngs is better and Harrison is a quality back up.

Danny Care?! Seriously??!! :smt005 :smt005

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by mightymouse » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:07 pm

Yes seriously

Youngs is half our problems

Slow, ponderous, poor pass .... any other defects in a scrum half that can cause any more problems

Forwards must hate it because every time they have fought hard to win the ball they get up and they are 10 yArds back

Backs must hate it because they are working off ball around ankles or heads in equal distribution ... who knows what ... when and always recieving ball going backwards and with half the opposition on top of them.

Care is sharp and crisp an dalways asking the opposition questions

Why would I not prefer Care

For that matter I much prefer Harrison as is well documented on here.

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by mol2 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:49 pm

The back row is the key weakness - underpowered in securing our own ball and competing for the oppositions. Makes the scrum half's job difficult which exposes Youngs' weakness. Yes Youngs or a replacement need to be capable of getting back foot ball away from the breakdown or scrum, but we need to address the reasons for back foot ball as a priority.
In the scrum that needs the front row sorting too - it's pointless having international props if you pick a hooker who lacks the power needed in the modern game. Tom Youngs was exceptionally powerful for a small guy but not since his back problems so we really should be using McGuigan more and returning Bateman to hooker.

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by dunks43 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:56 pm

mightymouse wrote:Yes seriously

Youngs is half our problems

Slow, ponderous, poor pass .... any other defects in a scrum half that can cause any more problems

Forwards must hate it because every time they have fought hard to win the ball they get up and they are 10 yArds back

Backs must hate it because they are working off ball around ankles or heads in equal distribution ... who knows what ... when and always recieving ball going backwards and with half the opposition on top of them.

Care is sharp and crisp an dalways asking the opposition questions

Why would I not prefer Care

For that matter I much prefer Harrison as is well documented on here.
Both the tigers management and the England management believe he is the best English scrum half

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by Chobbsy » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:09 pm

ellis9 wrote:George Ford. :smt023
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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by Chobbsy » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:10 pm

strawclearer wrote:Can't believe no-one's said Waldrom, Salvi, Crane, Pearce or Fonua! :smt003
What about Parling :smt002
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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by Nailsworthstiger » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:43 pm

A fit and at his best Leigh Halfpenny

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Re: Who would you sign?

Post by Noddy555 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:04 pm

I just wonder if somewhere in Ireland there is a clone of Geordan Murphy wandering around now that would be a good signing.

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