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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:37 pm

Scott11 wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Is it true we've got the S and C coach back who presided over the worst run of injuries in AP history?! Great!
You got stats to back up that claim? (I mean maybe in Tigers prem history in but the whole of the prem)
Also do you have stats to say which injury was at the results of a poor S&C team?

I mean Alex Martin was part of the S&C at Tigers for some time before to that season without issue.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by jamie1880 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:41 pm

MoC made a point that he doesn't like to announce signings until they're done with their current club commitments. I expect once super rugby is over a few will be announced - I see a winger / fullback as a priority depending on where you play Veainu

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Seal » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:29 pm

Veainu needs to be playing at FB, no doubt about that.

He just doesn't get the time on the ball or space on the wing to work his magic.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:54 pm

Seal wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:29 pm
Veainu needs to be playing at FB, no doubt about that.

He just doesn't get the time on the ball or space on the wing to work his magic.
Agreed. Based on his time at the club so far, he has always been more dangerous at full back. However, with Toomua and Tuilagi inside him, he can be just as dangerous on the wing!

My mouth is watering at thought of our backline!

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by BromsgroveTiger » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:41 pm

Alex's return will, I'm sure, be a major bonus for next season. He was in charge for the Premiership successes in 2009,10 and 13 and is highly respected.

There are many factors that impact on the management of injuries that are outside the control of S and C.

Let's welcome him back and allow the results next season speak for him.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by TheRock » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:55 am

By the sounds of it we've been looking at fullbacks because MOC considers TV a winger. I think with the right players inside him he can be just as good on the wing.
Judging by comments on Twitter and Facebook from people who are usually in the know we've got at least 2/3 signings lined up, lets just hope they are as good as some of the rumours!

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by TigerCam » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:51 am

TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:55 am
By the sounds of it we've been looking at fullbacks because MOC considers TV a winger. I think with the right players inside him he can be just as good on the wing.
Judging by comments on Twitter and Facebook from people who are usually in the know we've got at least 2/3 signings lined up, lets just hope they are as good as some of the rumours!
IMO he is best at FB, He has the vision to see the whole space at FB, while on a wing this maybe a bit restricted? Mind you Shane Williams was pretty devastating on the wing tho' his size helped a lot.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:14 pm

TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:55 am
By the sounds of it we've been looking at fullbacks because MOC considers TV a winger. I think with the right players inside him he can be just as good on the wing.
Judging by comments on Twitter and Facebook from people who are usually in the know we've got at least 2/3 signings lined up, lets just hope they are as good as some of the rumours!
From what i hear I am expecting at least 2 new signings maybe up to 4.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:57 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:14 pm
TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:55 am
By the sounds of it we've been looking at fullbacks because MOC considers TV a winger. I think with the right players inside him he can be just as good on the wing.
Judging by comments on Twitter and Facebook from people who are usually in the know we've got at least 2/3 signings lined up, lets just hope they are as good as some of the rumours!
From what i hear I am expecting at least 2 new signings maybe up to 4.
Do you have any idea when / if these will be announced?
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Post by kpj tiger » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:05 pm

For those of you who aren't on Facebook this was posted by somebody in the know on one of the Tigers groups in regards to when we can expect the mystery new signings

"these things tend to be timed at the players agents request so as not to interfere with current obligations, but we are talking 2 game changing back 3 players and the beast ball carrying 8 we have been after since Waldron left."

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by markharbtiger » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:04 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:05 pm
For those of you who aren't on Facebook this was posted by somebody in the know on one of the Tigers groups in regards to when we can expect the mystery new signings

"these things tend to be timed at the players agents request so as not to interfere with current obligations, but we are talking 2 game changing back 3 players and the beast ball carrying 8 we have been after since Waldron left."
Recruiting in the back 3 is all very well and I am sure others know better, but to me we're looking a little light on props. We've been looking for support at 8 for a while, and with others such as our neighbours to the south also shopping for similar, I'd be surprised.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:17 pm

Props look fine to me IMO.
A fit Logo would be like a new signing anyway.

Cohen said something about signing a prop to cover Coles rest period i think.
Chobbsy wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:57 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:14 pm
TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:55 am
By the sounds of it we've been looking at fullbacks because MOC considers TV a winger. I think with the right players inside him he can be just as good on the wing.
Judging by comments on Twitter and Facebook from people who are usually in the know we've got at least 2/3 signings lined up, lets just hope they are as good as some of the rumours!
From what i hear I am expecting at least 2 new signings maybe up to 4.
Do you have any idea when / if these will be announced?
who knows.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by iceman_19 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:39 pm

Haven't seen much written about Amenaki Mafi of late. Whenever he plays, he looks awesome in a very poor Rebels side.

If it's ball carrying we want, he's got it in spades.

Given that the Rebels are possibly being wound up, it wouldn't surprise me to see him on the way.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by RagingBull » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:17 pm

iceman_19 wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Haven't seen much written about Amenaki Mafi of late. Whenever he plays, he looks awesome in a very poor Rebels side.

If it's ball carrying we want, he's got it in spades.

Given that the Rebels are possibly being wound up, it wouldn't surprise me to see him on the way.
Doubt the rebels will be cut.

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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by L Smith » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:57 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:05 pm
For those of you who aren't on Facebook this was posted by somebody in the know on one of the Tigers groups in regards to when we can expect the mystery new signings

"these things tend to be timed at the players agents request so as not to interfere with current obligations, but we are talking 2 game changing back 3 players and the beast ball carrying 8 we have been after since Waldron left."
It's just that type of hyperbole that will lead to disappointment!
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