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Mike Brown

Post by fortysix » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:27 am

A very well connected source tells me we are signing Mike Brown.
If its true, you read it here first
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by Noddy555 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:22 am

Forty six if that's true that is good news. He has been England's best fullback for at least the last 7 years, but he would do well to displace Telusa Veianu whose performance on Saturday was magical.

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Re: Mike Brown

Post by strawclearer » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:24 am

A current international with the 2nd ranked team in the world in a position we need more depth in - I should be really excited!

I'm not.
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by jgriffin » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:41 am

strawclearer wrote:A current international with the 2nd ranked team in the world in a position we need more depth in - I should be really excited!

I'm not.
Jason Woodward, yes. Mike Brown.....meh.
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by iceman_19 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:42 am

I do like Brown and still think he has a huge amount to offer - especially at Premiership level - but I'm a bit confused by this if true. TV's best position is full back, as most of us have know for a while, and he should be first choice if fit. I'd have him ahead of Brown too, for the x-factor he offers us, even if he's not quite such a safe bet under the high ball. Can't see him coming to be second choice, which raises worries about where the coaches see TV's best position or, worse, raises questions about his future at the club.
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by jgriffin » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:44 am

Throws us a wobbly if true....or a clue to next DOR/Head coach?
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by SirGordonRamsey » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:55 am

How long is left on TV's contract, best attacking 15 in the prem, non-debatable.
Hope he stays but he's a footballer, he'll be on big money for Sarries in no time.
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by Chobbsy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am

SirGordonRamsey wrote:How long is left on TV's contract, best attacking 15 in the prem, non-debatable.
Hope he stays but he's a footballer, he'll be on big money for Sarries in no time.
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by kornboy130 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:39 am

I like TV but would want him on the wing in "big" games where he can roam on to the ball in attack but his relative frailty under the high ball wouldn't be exposed so much - against most Prem sides he's very good but against the top one she'd get peppered - As such I'm unsurprised to see us looking at someone like Brown to replace Tait as that steady (but still very good) option which frees TV up for the wing/2nd choice FB is a very decent option to have.

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Re: Mike Brown

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:43 am

He seems to display that "Tigerish" attitude, if true then fine for me, gives us options, but I guess he won't come cheap.
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by Soggypitch » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:14 pm

kornboy130 wrote:I like TV but would want him on the wing in "big" games where he can roam on to the ball in attack but his relative frailty under the high ball wouldn't be exposed so much - against most Prem sides he's very good but against the top one she'd get peppered - As such I'm unsurprised to see us looking at someone like Brown to replace Tait as that steady (but still very good) option which frees TV up for the wing/2nd choice FB is a very decent option to have.
Completely agree.

If this rumour is true, I for one will be very pleased. He's a winner and we need more of those at Tigers.
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Re: Mike Brown

Post by kelmat » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:21 pm

Soggypitch wrote:
kornboy130 wrote:I like TV but would want him on the wing in "big" games where he can roam on to the ball in attack but his relative frailty under the high ball wouldn't be exposed so much - against most Prem sides he's very good but against the top one she'd get peppered - As such I'm unsurprised to see us looking at someone like Brown to replace Tait as that steady (but still very good) option which frees TV up for the wing/2nd choice FB is a very decent option to have.
Completely agree.

If this rumour is true, I for one will be very pleased. He's a winner and we need more of those at Tigers.
+1 He does have a bit of an attitude at times, but a total winner, He must come at some cost though.

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Re: Mike Brown

Post by Seal » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:27 pm

TV probably has at least 1 more year on his contract.

He said last season this is the club he wants to spend the rest of his career at, obviously things change and Cockers has gone, but one thing about the South Pacific Islanders is they are loyal men. He also seems to have a lot of friends here and is well loved by the fans which he reciprocates.

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Re: Mike Brown

Post by RagingBull » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:12 pm

Think Veainu signed a 3 year contract, so I THINK he has 2 more seasons left.

Brown on a 2 year deal gives time for Worth to develop and should also be able to rotate him.

9) Youngs, Harrison, Kitto
10) Ford, ?, Hardwick
11) Veainu, Brady, Yawayawa
12) Toomua, Smith
13) Manu, Betham, Thacker
14) JPP, Thompstone, Catchpole
15) Brown, Worth,

Add in a 10/12 and maybe another winger and we should be golden backs wise.

Trouble with Brown is he isn't a versatile player though.

Think after this season Woodward will be out of our budget range whereas Brown prob not.

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Re: Mike Brown

Post by tigercaspian » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:22 pm

I looked for some reference to the length of contract that TV signed in Jan 2016 but all I can find is that it runs'beyond the length of the current season' which is pretty meaningless.
I like Brown as a player but don't see the need for him when we have Veianu and Worth, and therefore the money could be better used elsewhere.

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