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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by L Smith » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:45 pm

fortysix wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Maybe Matt Smith, who has to be one of Tigers most valuable Club servants
I thought it was just me that thought that :smt023
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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by DCATsOLDMAN » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:39 am

I took it that the big guy in training strip, watching, but not taking part in the warm-up before the Chiefs game was Dan Touhy. Good to see the new guy out there chatting with his potential second row partners.

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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:43 am

L Smith wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:45 pm
fortysix wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Maybe Matt Smith, who has to be one of Tigers most valuable Club servants
I thought it was just me that thought that :smt023
Smith has been playing incredibly well this season. His partnership with Toomua has been key to turning our form around. He's underrated by many but exactly the type of squad man the clubs needs. I hope Charlie Thacker and Worth are learning from him and Toomua.

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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by wardy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:50 pm

DCATsOLDMAN wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:39 am
I took it that the big guy in training strip, watching, but not taking part in the warm-up before the Chiefs game was Dan Touhy. Good to see the new guy out there chatting with his potential second row partners.
BBC now reporting that we have signed Touhy from Bristol on loan until January.
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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by Doghashadhisday » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 pm

L Smith wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:45 pm
fortysix wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Maybe Matt Smith, who has to be one of Tigers most valuable Club servants
I thought it was just me that thought that :smt023
Toby Flood on BT Sport highlighted Matt Smith as probably one of the most important players we have especially with Manu out. He may not be flash or International class but he runs himself into the ground for the cause and is a tackling machine. I noticed that he looked knackered on 64 minutes but put in a tackle yet again, got up and got in the defensive line. It reminds me of when him and Ant Allen played we always looked rock solid which then allowed us to absorb pressure and then hit teams. I can see the same sort of thing with Matt and Matt.

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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by fentiger » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:46 pm

Doghashadhisday wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 pm
L Smith wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:45 pm
fortysix wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Maybe Matt Smith, who has to be one of Tigers most valuable Club servants
I thought it was just me that thought that :smt023
Toby Flood on BT Sport highlighted Matt Smith as probably one of the most important players we have especially with Manu out. He may not be flash or International class but he runs himself into the ground for the cause and is a tackling machine. I noticed that he looked knackered on 64 minutes but put in a tackle yet again, got up and got in the defensive line. It reminds me of when him and Ant Allen played we always looked rock solid which then allowed us to absorb pressure and then hit teams. I can see the same sort of thing with Matt and Matt.
Good point, makes you wonder if/when Manu returns if he would be best suited to an impact sub position?

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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by DCATsOLDMAN » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:51 pm

Doghashadhisday wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 pm
L Smith wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:45 pm
fortysix wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Maybe Matt Smith, who has to be one of Tigers most valuable Club servants
I thought it was just me that thought that :smt023
Toby Flood on BT Sport highlighted Matt Smith as probably one of the most important players we have especially with Manu out. He may not be flash or International class but he runs himself into the ground for the cause and is a tackling machine. I noticed that he looked knackered on 64 minutes but put in a tackle yet again, got up and got in the defensive line. It reminds me of when him and Ant Allen played we always looked rock solid which then allowed us to absorb pressure and then hit teams. I can see the same sort of thing with Matt and Matt.
Perhaps those who have been so rude and dismissive of Matt Smith on this forum should apologise and admit that they were wrong!

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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by drc_007 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:59 pm

fentiger wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:46 pm
Doghashadhisday wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 pm
L Smith wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:45 pm
I thought it was just me that thought that :smt023
Toby Flood on BT Sport highlighted Matt Smith as probably one of the most important players we have especially with Manu out. He may not be flash or International class but he runs himself into the ground for the cause and is a tackling machine. I noticed that he looked knackered on 64 minutes but put in a tackle yet again, got up and got in the defensive line. It reminds me of when him and Ant Allen played we always looked rock solid which then allowed us to absorb pressure and then hit teams. I can see the same sort of thing with Matt and Matt.
Good point, makes you wonder if/when Manu returns if he would be best suited to an impact sub position?
Matt Smith is an absolutely heroic defender but in the last two matches he has offered nothing going forward.

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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by JP14 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 am

drc_007 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Matt Smith is an absolutely heroic defender but in the last two matches he has offered nothing going forward.
He doesn't need to offer anything forward because of all the quality players around him in the backline.
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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by drc_007 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 am
drc_007 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Matt Smith is an absolutely heroic defender but in the last two matches he has offered nothing going forward.
He doesn't need to offer anything forward because of all the quality players around him in the backline.
I'm surprised you feel that it is OK for an outside centre to contribute zero in attack.

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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by voice of the crumbie » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:24 am

Good point, makes you wonder if/when Manu returns if he would be best suited to an impact sub position?


That would be a pretty expensive impact sub wouldn't it? Makes you think that maybe our money might be better spent elsewhere. It might be interesting to debate whether, with Matt Toomua playing as well as he has been in combination with George Ford and others, we are really missing Manu.
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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by Roly » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:39 am

JP14 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 am
drc_007 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Matt Smith is an absolutely heroic defender but in the last two matches he has offered nothing going forward.
He doesn't need to offer anything forward because of all the quality players around him in the backline.
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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by ourla » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:49 am

I don't think it's correct to say Smith offers nothing in attack.

His all round game has been great this season IMO.
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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by JP14 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:45 pm

drc_007 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 am
JP14 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 am
drc_007 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Matt Smith is an absolutely heroic defender but in the last two matches he has offered nothing going forward.
He doesn't need to offer anything forward because of all the quality players around him in the backline.
I'm surprised you feel that it is OK for an outside centre to contribute zero in attack.
He doesn’t contribute 0 in attack,
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Re: Tigers looking for Two Injury Dispensation Replacements

Post by Snorbins » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:42 pm

I am really surprised at the way some so called supporters dismiss Matt Smith! He has put in some serious shifts and invariably is the unsung rear guard. Toomua also highlighted him in a press article.

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