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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by fleabane » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:30 pm

Talking of “meaningless games”, it would be something of a disappointment for those of us who booked tickets and accommodation some time ago, to travel to see a 2nd 15 turnout from Tigers, which I’m afraid may be the case.

I can understand if this is the case, but it does make me think that I will be less enthusiastic about spending that amount of money in the future.
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:43 pm

That's the risk you take when you voluntarily choose to purchase tickets, travel and hotels.

In fact, it's also a bit disrespectful to the Tigers players that may be playing that you're not as willing to watch them.

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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by johnthegriff » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:08 pm

Some sympathy with fleabanes comment but as one who has been to most of Tigers matches in France and always travels expecting a win I have learned to accept disappointment when they lose which they have more often than not. The weekend away should be enjoyable despite the rugby, winning just improves it.
We are regrettably not going to be in the knockout stages this season, our England players have to be rested and some others may benefit from a break so lets give them one, we need fresh players to maximise results between now and the end of the season, top four is still possible, top six is a must. Obviously some players will know they are heading for pastures new and need to be in the shop window others may need to perform to secure a contract here.
All I ask is that the team that runs out in Castres gives 100% and it would be nice if win lose or draw they acknowledged the fans that had spent time and effort to support them.

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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by jgriffin » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:30 pm

johnthegriff wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Some sympathy with fleabanes comment but as one who has been to most of Tigers matches in France and always travels expecting a win I have learned to accept disappointment when they lose which they have more often than not. The weekend away should be enjoyable despite the rugby, winning just improves it.
We are regrettably not going to be in the knockout stages this season, our England players have to be rested and some others may benefit from a break so lets give them one, we need fresh players to maximise results between now and the end of the season, top four is still possible, top six is a must. Obviously some players will know they are heading for pastures new and need to be in the shop window others may need to perform to secure a contract here.
All I ask is that the team that runs out in Castres gives 100% and it would be nice if win lose or draw they acknowledged the fans that had spent time and effort to support them.
It would be nice, full stop. The absence of such has upset a few! It's sad when you have away teams or even home teams when you travel to watch applauding you or stopping for a chat - which has happened to us at Wuss and Barf!
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by johnthegriff » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:35 pm

For those making the trip I have been advised that Castres will be opening an area next to the stadium (Nicouleau Street) at 4pm with music, food and the Racing V Munster match on the screens. The actual stadium opens at 5pm. :smt026

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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by ellis9 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:55 pm

I'd also like to know, preferably from fleabane, what game he would have rested the England players in. They HAVE to be rested in this block of games before the Six Nations.

Would you have risked it against Irish?
Would you wait until the home game against Racing?

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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:15 am

For those of us who are going to the game, it would appear to be best to enjoy the pre-match festivities in the Rue Frères Nicouleau that is adjacent to the ground.
But how are we going to know one another, other than, "Excuse me, sir, are you Soggypitch/Fleabane/Johnthegriff?" etc??!

For what it's worth, I'll be wearing a Tigers shirt and my froggy beret!!
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:17 am

Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:15 am
For those of us who are going to the game, it would appear to be best to enjoy the pre-match festivities in the Rue Frères Nicouleau that is adjacent to the ground.
But how are we going to know one another, other than, "Excuse me, sir, are you Soggypitch/Fleabane/Johnthegriff?" etc??!

For what it's worth, I'll be wearing a Tigers shirt and my froggy beret!!
A dimanche!!
That sounds like a plan. I’ll be in my Tigers shirt and jeans, should stand out no prob!!
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:43 am

Soggypitch wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:17 am
Robespierre wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:15 am
For those of us who are going to the game, it would appear to be best to enjoy the pre-match festivities in the Rue Frères Nicouleau that is adjacent to the ground.
But how are we going to know one another, other than, "Excuse me, sir, are you Soggypitch/Fleabane/Johnthegriff?" etc??!

For what it's worth, I'll be wearing a Tigers shirt and my froggy beret!!
A dimanche!!
That sounds like a plan. I’ll be in my Tigers shirt and jeans, should stand out no prob!!
Sent you a PM Robespierre.
Ok, so who else will be there?
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by fleabane » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:46 am

Nice one Soggypitch.

Ellis9. Another non-sequitur. Quelle surprise.
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by loretta » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:02 pm

15 George Worth

14 Tom Brady

13 Matt Smith

12 Charlie Thacker

11 Adam Thompstone

10 Joe Ford

9 Sam Harrison

1 Greg Bateman (c)

2 Harry Thacker

3 Pat Cilliers

4 Harry Wells

5 Mike Fitzgerald

6 Dominic Ryan

7 Will Evans

8 Valentino Mapapalangi

Replacements

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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by ourla » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:05 pm

Happy with that.

Europe is gone but a great opportunity for players to stake their claim for the first team in the Prem games.

Seems to scotch the Barrow rumours with him being captain?
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by Seal » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:07 pm

Barrow isn't playing. Bateman is Captain.

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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by Robespierre » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:08 pm

Me, too, I'm happy with the team!!
These players deserve their chance and I look forward to being there to cheer them on! I don't get many oportunities to see Tigers now, except when I'm back in Leicester, so Allez les Tigres!!
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Re: Castres vs Tigers

Post by Tiger93 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:09 pm

ourla wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Happy with that.

Europe is gone but a great opportunity for players to stake their claim for the first team in the Prem games.

Seems to scotch the Barrow rumours with him being captain?
I like the team.

Where is Barrows name let alone him being captain?!

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