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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by strawclearer » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:22 pm

WiggoTiger wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Very worried for Sunday, could be a record defeat unless we get divine intervention from above on the eve of Jesus's birth!! :smt017 :smt017
Right now, Jesus is doing quite well for Man City against Leicester in the EFL Cup quarter final!
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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by ElvastonTiger » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:33 pm

Can’t wait for Sunday. Sarries have lost 6 on the trot and some are predicting a record home defeat. The worlds gone mad.

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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by Scott11 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:53 pm

Sarries have just been narrowly beaten at CA while keeping them tryless which is completely unheard of! It wont be a record.home defeat but a certain defeat,no doubt in my mind!

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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by WhitecapTiger » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:00 am

Scott11 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:53 pm
Sarries have just been narrowly beaten at CA while keeping them tryless which is completely unheard of! It wont be a record.home defeat but a certain defeat,no doubt in my mind!
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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by Scott11 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 am

Just being realistic,NYE at SP is another loss too. Our top 4 run is soon to come to an end,thanks Cohen!

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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by WhitecapTiger » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:34 am

Scott11 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 am
Just being realistic,NYE at SP is another loss too. Our top 4 run is soon to come to an end,thanks Cohen!
I'd agree about the Sandy Park likely result but it won't stop me hoping for better, likewise against SArries at home.

It's not setting yourself/myself up for disappointment, it's merely better, IMO, than the constant drudge of bemoaning the club and players - Marvin the Paranoid Android syndrome - and no, I'm not a 'happy clapper'...

Realism? Defeatism more like, and I genuinely mean that in the nicest possible way. Worse things are happening in the World than 23 guys underperforming and losing a match.
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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by ABClub » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:36 am

Having recalled Rizzo from loan it's time to play him. The scrum needs his solidity, especially with the line-out still in tatters.

Beyond that I hope to see changes in the boiler room and some backing of our upcoming players who have looked hungry and aggressive. Wells is deserving of a start IMO. I also think Evans has done enough to see what he can do alongside a powerful 6 and 8.

1.Rizzo
2.TPN
3.Cole
4.Barrow
5.Wells
6.Mapapalangi
7.Evans
8.Kalamafoni

9.Youngs
10.Ford

11.May
12.Toomua
13.Manu
14.Malouf
15.Worth

16.Youngs
17.Mulipola
18.Betts
19.Fitzgerald
20.Williams
21.Harrison
22.Tait
23.Thompstone

I don't expect to see that but it's what I'd like to see against Sarries.

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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by tigerburnie » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:04 am

No place for Hamilton, our in form back row scavenger and tackler............................bizarre
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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by trendylfj » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:15 am

I would go with both Hamilton and O'Connor - lets have 2 of our back row able to compete for the ball at the break down just like Munster and tell DC to keep out of the way at the breakdown.
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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by westwinds31 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:36 am

Scott11 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 am
Just being realistic,NYE at SP is another loss too. Our top 4 run is soon to come to an end,thanks Cohen!
I suggest you go and support Saints or someone else. Cheer up for pity's sake ! The world hasn't ended. Losing the next 2 games will not dictate whether we finish in the top 4 or not. You're not being realistic, because you clearly haven't done the maths or looked at the remaining games, or factored in that other clubs above us will lose points etc

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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by Scott11 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:25 am

Ive factored in one thing,the coach! You do know he failed to get Leinster in the playoffs in his second season there which is nigh in impossible! Even the dugout wouldve achieved that if put in charge!

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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by strawclearer » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:29 am

westwinds31 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:36 am
Scott11 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 am
Just being realistic,NYE at SP is another loss too. Our top 4 run is soon to come to an end,thanks Cohen!
I suggest you go and support Saints or someone else. Cheer up for pity's sake ! The world hasn't ended. Losing the next 2 games will not dictate whether we finish in the top 4 or not. You're not being realistic, because you clearly haven't done the maths or looked at the remaining games, or factored in that other clubs above us will lose points etc
Losing to sides who are likely to finish first or second is rarely 'season-defining'. It's the games against teams 3 to 6 that do that!
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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by G.K » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:45 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:29 am
westwinds31 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:36 am
Scott11 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 am
Just being realistic,NYE at SP is another loss too. Our top 4 run is soon to come to an end,thanks Cohen!
I suggest you go and support Saints or someone else. Cheer up for pity's sake ! The world hasn't ended. Losing the next 2 games will not dictate whether we finish in the top 4 or not. You're not being realistic, because you clearly haven't done the maths or looked at the remaining games, or factored in that other clubs above us will lose points etc
Losing to sides who are likely to finish first or second is rarely 'season-defining'. It's the games against teams 3 to 6 that do that!
Or even 11th. Think we should be able to scrape a draw against 6th though.
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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by LE18 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:39 pm

Now we know we will have Manu, and presumably Toomua is still passably fit, no reason why we cannot win this one, if we start with strong front row, we can win and I think comfortably, our backs are superior to theirs, so a win, not sure about a bonus point that would be asking a lot. 1 step at a time! :smt001 I would suggest we start with an unchanged side, give them another chance!

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Re: Tigers v SArries

Post by ghdav27 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:00 pm

I think to have a chance we need to make few changes to the lack from last week. I would definitely start Michele Rizzo. Presumably it was tactical to take Traynor off after 25 mins last week which was bizarre! Rizzo is a good prop and should definitely be in the side.

I also think we should have a proper open side and Hamilton starting at 6.

Not sure what Fitzgerald and Kitchener are really bringing to the party, I'd be swapping them both out. Id also like to see TPN start however i think that's very unlikely!

Finally I'd like to see Jonah Holmes in the squad at least, he's impressed every time he's played and having missed two poor team performances (albeit not really the fault of the wingers that have played) due to intelligibility I think he deserves another go!

In reality I suspect Hamilton may start but I can't see there being many other changes.

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