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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by sapajo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:36 pm

MOC shares my opinion of Carley in his post match interview on BBC radio Leicester. That said it was more diplomatic but he was clearly very unhappy about him and our performance!
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Robespierre » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:41 pm

sapajo wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:36 pm
MOC shares my opinion of Carley in his post match interview on BBC radio Leicester. That said it was more diplomatic but he was clearly very unhappy about him and our performance!
I'm far from an expert, but I didn't see any match turning decisions by the ref that were unjust.
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:42 pm

Not surprising blaming Carley by MOC,heard every excuse in the book by him at Leinster!

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by WiggoTiger » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:42 pm

My views from the game

Toomua made three errors that cost us tries. Youngs line out throws were a joke.
Too many players static when receiving the ball.
Referee very inconsistent.
Play offs are now a distant chance.
Players thought that they could turn up and win easily.

Gutted and very disappointed.
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by G.K » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:43 pm

G.K wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:28 pm
I think Quins demonstrated very well what can happen if you turn up expecting the result to be a formality, it wasn't so long ago Tigers lost to Wuzz at WR. Tigers need to win, full stop.
Tigers were generally poor, apart from Genge the forwards were lethargic and lacked intentisty along with a general lack of precision across the team. Back row second best again, similar to how they were in the middle of winter. I did warn about this. :smt009
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:44 pm

At least Toomua broke the line and gave us options,Ford was far worse,offered nothing. I'd put the house on us winning today if Matt was at FH!

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Big Dai » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:48 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:44 pm
At least Toomua broke the line and gave us options,Ford was far worse,offered nothing. I'd put the house on us winning today if Matt was at FH!
Perhaps. But you would have needed a fit Tait, Owen and Manu to offer any threat in the centre. That's a weakness we've had all season. As well as a dysfunctional back row. No dedicated 7 cost us today.
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by G.K » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:49 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Glad someone agrees me re Ford! 70% possession and on the front foot most of the game and your FH should be mustard,don't get the attraction with him at all.
I was never in favour of Ford being swapped for Burns. I've seen very little this season to persuade me I was wrong.
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by sapajo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:51 pm

We have had a centre crisis every end of season run in for the last 5 seasons at least!
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by RagingBull » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:54 pm

More people blaming Ford than Youngs.
Our lineout was far more costly than Ford, the backline looked good IMO when it got quick ball in space, some hands from the likes of Veainu didn't help at times.

Agree with the backrow balance we looked better v Bath with Evans at 7 and the same happened today.

Also what is going on and us giving pointless penatlies? Worth during the disallowed try, Kalamafoni in the saints 22 discipline.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by HantsTiger » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 pm

Lack of line speed was the thing that bothered me most, we were static too often and Saints could pick their lines. Did we train this week or go on holiday?

We screwed up earlier in the season, this shouldn't have derailed our top 4. This was a one-off free hit for Saints and they were bang up for it, we looked like we just needed to turn up and walk away with a big fat 5, instead we got a fat lip....

Too many changes from last week, I appreciate that Tait was enforced, but we saw what OTY brought from the bench and that was what we needed again this week.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Rugbyflanker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:59 pm

I said the same G.K and was ridiculed on here!

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by drc_007 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:02 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:54 pm
More people blaming Ford than Youngs.
Our lineout was far more costly than Ford, the backline looked good IMO when it got quick ball in space, some hands from the likes of Veainu didn't help at times.

Agree with the backrow balance we looked better v Bath with Evans at 7 and the same happened today.

Also what is going on and us giving pointless penatlies? Worth during the disallowed try, Kalamafoni in the saints 22 discipline.
I agree, whilst Tigers had possession I'm not sure how much was front-foot. Lineout incompetence cost Tigers dear.

The dull penalties are infuriating, gains nothing and costs dear.

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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by Tigerbeat » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:05 pm

I blame Saracens.......hammering Saints last week set them up with more determination and they got the result.....Tigers were not great and East Midlands derbies are never won in paper.
For top four, Tigers needs two wins and they should make it.
Gloucester have Sarries away on the last day of the season and I would not expect Sarries to want a defeat even if they have got the home semi final in the bag.
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Re: Tigers v Saints predictions

Post by DeadlyDunc » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:09 pm

It’s fair to say we created enough chances to win the game but butchered them either with backs giving up the ball in the final phase/s or the lineout crumbling when we’d kicked to the corner instead of taking points.

I’d suggest that the backs got us into roughly the right areas on most occasions but we just didn’t have the accuracy or discipline to convert them.

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