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

Post by sapajo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:37 pm

Not sure if this is news or ancient history but Dom Barrow has started following Kyle Traynor on twitter so does that mean he has signed for Tigers, he is about to sign for Tigers or it's nothing of the sort :smt017
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:20 pm

I had a look on Shedweb and there is 20 pages in May to Tigers. The usual in the know comma that it's not true and in the know saying it is. There was some mention about Ed Slater following or commenting on Twitter, but as I felt like a vouyer already being on a Glaws site I couldn't bring myself to look it up!
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Post by KevinR » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:41 pm

Kyle Trainer is definitely at Tigers - he was playing pool with Ellis Genge, George McGuigan and Dom Ryan on Thursday (via Twitter).

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

Post by westwinds31 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:16 am

Dr H Flashman MBE wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:20 pm
I had a look on Shedweb and there is 20 pages in May to Tigers. The usual in the know comma that it's not true and in the know saying it is. There was some mention about Ed Slater following or commenting on Twitter, but as I felt like a vouyer already being on a Glaws site I couldn't bring myself to look it up!
Pretty standard reaction on Shedweb when arguably your top player is rumoured to be leaving. "We don't need him"..."He's not that good" ..and "I've spoken to [insert player] and it's rubbish" etc. One thing I will say for May is that aside from his pace, which is electric, he's developed under Eddie Jones. I always said that he must be a nightmare to play with when he sets off on a run across the pitch and trying to second guess where he's going to end up ! But he's been more direct in the last season or so, is better under the high ball and defensively he's really improved. A player of his quality who's best is yet to come is someone that any club would want in their squad.

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

Post by cheltexile » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:01 am

To be fair the Gloucester fans I have spoken too seem pretty miffed about the prospect of losing May, both as a high end player at his peak and as a local lad. Not that he would be able to get much done with the current state of the pitch at Kingsholm :smt003

I'd actually be ok with the deal, as unpopular as that might be with some.

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

Post by Scott11 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:40 pm

I'm chuffed with May! Out and out gas,a much improved player under EJ and with Nowell,Watson,Daly and Brown hopefully he plays more for us than we think!

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Post by Mark62 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:43 pm

Would be a great signing. Slater maybe offered starting spot down , whereas possibly 4th choice for us in my opinion

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Post by Scott11 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:51 pm

Bit harsh on Slater there Mark,he would start for me and captain but MOC obviously doesn't fancy him.

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

Post by Mark62 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:55 pm

As I say in my opinion of our 4 locks there isn't really a fag papers width between them but for me it is Barrow, Kitchener and Fitzgerald before him. Also interesting where he plays Mike Williams and possibly follows the like of Scott Barrett who is equally comfortable at 4 or 6

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Post by Scott11 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:59 pm

I prefer Fitzgerald at 6,his season there was far better than last season where he was mostly in the second row. But i have a feeling Wells will have a standout year this year.

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Post by Bundy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:29 pm

Fissler intimating that the May-Slater swap is a done deal on his Twitter feed

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Post by SteakdinnerforAyerza » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:47 pm

Sad to lose Slater - class act on and off the pitch (and exemplifies that Tigers don't-take-a-step-backwards mentality). Seems O'Connor's thinking is we have a glut of locks and are lacking firepower out wide in the backs after Bethans departure. When asked if Slater could stay, Fissler's response was 'no way'. Feel as though Slater is being pushed through the back door rather than leaving of own accord. Wish slates well in the Cherry & Whites (except against Tigers, of course).

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

Post by duffers » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:31 pm

Interested to know if people think Jonny May is better than Peter Betham?

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

Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:33 pm

I think it's a sound bit of business. May has got some gas and will makes our First choice backline very very potent. Gutted for Slater and hope it has been done in a responsible and respectful way. No more Burns saga I hope.
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Re: Leicester Tigers 2017/18 Squad/Transfers/Contract thread!

Post by strawclearer » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:43 pm

duffers wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:31 pm
Interested to know if people think Jonny May is better than Peter Betham?
Compared to his PB's first season - possibly not. Compared to last season - yes.
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