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

Post by westwinds31 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:13 pm

Wow...would be sad to see Slater leave but he has been injury prone in recent seasons. May on the other hand is a quality operator, pace to burn and will improve at Tigers.

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

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm

TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Slater and Jonny May swap deal

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sp ... ter-250157
I really don't get why we would want May, he's fast but that's it

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

Post by WhitecapTiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:20 pm

TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Slater and Jonny May swap deal

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sp ... ter-250157
Would be happy with May coming - got some wheels, especially in open field, can play wing or FB, although likely to miss time for England call-ups - gives us more EQP standing too, but I wouldn't want to see Ed go, however if Brodie Retallick or sam Whitelock replaced him, that'd be fine...... :smt002

Would that leave us with Barrow, Kitch, Fitzgerald, H Wells, Maksymiw as locks with M Williams there for cover from the back row if we don't replace him?

I've probably missed someone or some rumour....
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by WhitecapTiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:21 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm
TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Slater and Jonny May swap deal

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sp ... ter-250157
I really don't get why we would want May, he's fast but that's it
Some have been saying that you can't succeed without out and out speed, we need a real speedster, there's no substitute for real pace.

I kind of agree and May has that pace.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by TheRock » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:28 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:20 pm
TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Slater and Jonny May swap deal

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sp ... ter-250157
Would be happy with May coming - got some wheels, especially in open field, can play wing or FB, although likely to miss time for England call-ups - gives us more EQP standing too, but I wouldn't want to see Ed go, however if Brodie Retallick or sam Whitelock replaced him, that'd be fine...... :smt002

Would that leave us with Barrow, Kitch, Fitzgerald, H Wells, Maksymiw as locks with M Williams there for cover from the back row if we don't replace him?

I've probably missed someone or some rumour....
Might be that MOC sees Mike Williams as a lock. We do have a lot of back rowers and rumours seem to be that we're looking to add there instead of anymore second rows.

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

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:30 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:21 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm
TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Slater and Jonny May swap deal

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sp ... ter-250157
I really don't get why we would want May, he's fast but that's it
Some have been saying that you can't succeed without out and out speed, we need a real speedster, there's no substitute for real pace.

I kind of agree and May has that pace.
I just don't think May (or any pure speedster) is worth Slater plus £££ to buy his contract out

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

Post by RagingBull » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:32 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm
TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Slater and Jonny May swap deal

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sp ... ter-250157
I really don't get why we would want May, he's fast but that's it
Because he is fast and a out and out finisher why wouldn't you want him really?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZuFQt35I-E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFqrf1d2AY&t=66s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9CyFkQjn1Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q3SQxWiaRU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zNyZ1WR-a4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-o0v2VgJA

Him and Veainu :smt037

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

Post by strawclearer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:40 pm

Always liked Ed Slater - good skipper too imho - but he has suffered from injuries (although wouldn't necessarily call him 'injury-prone.)

Love the idea of May joining us - could be part of a phenomenal back-line - and, as well as FB, doesn't he provide cover at centre?
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:42 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:32 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm
TheRock wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Slater and Jonny May swap deal

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sp ... ter-250157
I really don't get why we would want May, he's fast but that's it
Because he is fast and a out and out finisher why wouldn't you want him really?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZuFQt35I-E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFqrf1d2AY&t=66s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9CyFkQjn1Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q3SQxWiaRU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zNyZ1WR-a4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-o0v2VgJA

Him and Veainu :smt037
But for every thing he does well he can do some pretty awful stuff too, I'm not against signing May necessarily but trading a local loyal fan favourite player and buying out a contract to get him seems like we are getting the rough end of the deal

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

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:50 pm

The links to Brink, and latterly Botha didn't make sense, as we have quite a few back row.
Williams, O'Connor, Hamilton, Evans, Ryan, Croft, Kalamafoni and Mapapalangi. Adding a 9th back row player really is overkill, unless Williams and/or Mapapalangi are seen as viable lock options to replace Slater, and in doing so rejig the balance of the squad a bit.

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

Post by RagingBull » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:42 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:32 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 pm


I really don't get why we would want May, he's fast but that's it
Because he is fast and a out and out finisher why wouldn't you want him really?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZuFQt35I-E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFqrf1d2AY&t=66s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9CyFkQjn1Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q3SQxWiaRU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zNyZ1WR-a4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-o0v2VgJA

Him and Veainu :smt037
But for every thing he does well he can do some pretty awful stuff too, I'm not against signing May necessarily but trading a local loyal fan favourite player and buying out a contract to get him seems like we are getting the rough end of the deal
LIke? I not saying he is perfect but he would add alot to our squad.

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

Post by Darc Tiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:55 pm

The first genuine speed merchant we've had since Varndell? We aren't shy of good locks. I'm onboard with this.

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

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:57 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:42 pm
But for every thing he does well he can do some pretty awful stuff too, I'm not against signing May necessarily but trading a local loyal fan favourite player and buying out a contract to get him seems like we are getting the rough end of the deal
LIke? I not saying he is perfect but he would add alot to our squad.
He isn't the strongest under the high ball, he can get really lost in defence some times and he has an awful habit of running backwards when on the backfoot, are these outweighed by his positives? Possibly, if it was a straight swap I could stomach the deal but the release fee on top makes it feel a bit unbalanced for me

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

Post by WhitecapTiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:10 pm

Darc Tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:55 pm
The first genuine speed merchant we've had since Varndell? We aren't shy of good locks. I'm onboard with this.
Harry Wells played outstandingly when called in last season and I was thinking same about the Varndell comment.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by WhitecapTiger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:11 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:57 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:42 pm


But for every thing he does well he can do some pretty awful stuff too, I'm not against signing May necessarily but trading a local loyal fan favourite player and buying out a contract to get him seems like we are getting the rough end of the deal
LIke? I not saying he is perfect but he would add alot to our squad.
He isn't the strongest under the high ball, he can get really lost in defence some times and he has an awful habit of running backwards when on the backfoot, are these outweighed by his positives? Possibly, if it was a straight swap I could stomach the deal but the release fee on top makes it feel a bit unbalanced for me
The release fee is only rumour though isn't it? And we don't know how big that would be if true. slater is a fan's favourite, including me, but things do move on.
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