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Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by Doghashadhisday » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:42 am

I think Freddie Burns has given his all for the Tigers this season despite the team playing badly. I dont think he has given up trying and with Thompstone has been consistent. I for one wish him well at Bath and sorry to see him go. Let's cheer Freddie for his final games for Tigers.

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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by tigerburnie » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:45 am

Yep thanks Freddie, though I don't want you playing well at Barf................
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by kelmat » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:03 pm

Doghashadhisday wrote:I think Freddie Burns has given his all for the Tigers this season despite the team playing badly. I dont think he has given up trying and with Thompstone has been consistent. I for one wish him well at Bath and sorry to see him go. Let's cheer Freddie for his final games for Tigers.
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by Soggypitch » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:40 pm

Yes really sad to see him go, but disappointed he didn't stay and fight for his place.

Sarries have Lozowski/Farrell, Wasps Cips/Gopperth, Bath Ford(Burns)/Priestland it could have worked with the two of them, shame.
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by Cagey Tiger » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:48 pm

Really sad to see him go as well. Can understand why. Has more of a chance of being first choice at Bath than here. He worked hard at getting better and did get better.

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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by strawclearer » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:55 pm

Very sorry to lose Freddie - proper Tiger in his short time with us and would have loved to see him 'morph' into Smurf at 15 covering 10. Nevertheless - pleased we're welcoming back young Ford and hope he earns his 'Georgie, Georgie, Georgie' moment from the Crumbie faithful as Freddie did!
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by jgriffin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:57 pm

Soggypitch wrote:Yes really sad to see him go, but disappointed he didn't stay and fight for his place.

Sarries have Lozowski/Farrell, Wasps Cips/Gopperth, Bath Ford(Burns)/Priestland it could have worked with the two of them, shame.
Don't be naive, this was the deal with Bath, Fred had no say in it and what he has said has made it clear he wanted to stay, but was shafted/used as a bargaining chip.
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by Scott1 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:59 pm

No say in it? So Cohen was blatantly lying at the Forum then?!

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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by Soggypitch » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:08 pm

Ford either had a get out clause in his contract or he didn't. If he did then he could choose his new club presumably.

I'm sure Bath wanted the swap but I don't believe we had to let FB go, nor do I believe he had to go. Was he out of contract?

Personally I don't regard it as shafting Freddie, to bring George in, unless it was a condition of the whole deal, but how could that be?

The truth will out at some point no doubt.
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by jgriffin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:12 pm

Soggypitch wrote:Ford either had a get out clause in his contract or he didn't. If he did then he could choose his new club presumably.

I'm sure Bath wanted the swap but I don't believe we had to let FB go, nor do I believe he had to go. Was he out of contract?

Personally I don't regard it as shafting Freddie, to bring George in, unless it was a condition of the whole deal, but how could that be?

The truth will out at some point no doubt.
I agree there; Bath played hardball in public, but I'm sure the deal was always on when there were bargaining chips to play, Craig's a businessman and businesspeople love a deal. What you see in public is never the actuality.
Fred has made several protestations about respect, promises etc., so I would be pleased to hear the truth.
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by Scott1 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:13 pm

I repeat jgriffin,so Cohen was blatantly lying at the forum then?

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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by sapajo » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:23 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Soggypitch wrote:Yes really sad to see him go, but disappointed he didn't stay and fight for his place.

Sarries have Lozowski/Farrell, Wasps Cips/Gopperth, Bath Ford(Burns)/Priestland it could have worked with the two of them, shame.
Don't be naive, this was the deal with Bath, Fred had no say in it and what he has said has made it clear he wanted to stay, but was shafted/used as a bargaining chip.
Its my understanding that rugby players cannot be bought and sold as per football and even in the latter sport its subject to players agreement. At the end of the day slavery was abolished centuries ago. Therefore, Freddy ultimately must have had his say in agreeing to it or not.
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by fleabane » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:20 pm

Very, very sorry to see you go, Freddie.

Many players pass through Welford Road, but not many are thought of as true Tigers. You are, as shown by your determination, doggedness and whole hearted committed to a club, which I fear has now somewhat let you down.

I can never be a Bath supporter Freddie, but I certainly wish you well - Austin thinks you will be a great fit there, and who am I to argue with Leicesters best ever player (who said that? Austin?).

All the best Freddie.
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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by strawclearer » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:36 pm

..and from the man himself:

"From the bottom of my heart I'd like the thank both the Tigers and Bath Rugby supporters for the messages I have received. Today a childhood dream has been realised. Next season I will get to run out for my hometown club. Bath is a club that matches my ambition to win and I'm excited for what lays ahead with them as well as trying to bring a successful end to my time at Tigers. I hold the coaches, players and, especially, the supporters at Tigers in the highest regard and will always be thankful for the chance to represent this club. I'll be 100% committed till my last day as a tiger.

Thank you!"


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Re: Thank You Freddie Burns

Post by Doghashadhisday » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:48 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Soggypitch wrote:Yes really sad to see him go, but disappointed he didn't stay and fight for his place.

Sarries have Lozowski/Farrell, Wasps Cips/Gopperth, Bath Ford(Burns)/Priestland it could have worked with the two of them, shame.
Don't be naive, this was the deal with Bath, Fred had no say in it and what he has said has made it clear he wanted to stay, but was shafted/used as a bargaining chip.
I also think the fact that it was stated a deal was agreed with Bath but not a contract with Ford would lend credibility to your viewpoint JG,as I am sure Ford would not have stipulated that Freddie had to leave before he signed the contract therefore Freddie must have been offered to Bath as part of the deal.

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