LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 4

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 4

Post by Scott1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:15 am

Sour grapes much?!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 4

Post by RagingBull » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:32 am

He's coming and he's fit.

Munster have centres coming through Tigers don't, simple as that.
Taute will suit what we want, he lost his pace and isn't a 15 anymore but as a hard carrying tackling centre he will do.

Munster fans still rate him, he just doesn't work as well with their current centres.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 4

Post by TigerMac3 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:09 am

To my knowledge he can play both inside and outside roles. Be interesting to see if Murph sees him as a ball playing 12, or battering ram 13

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Post by JP14 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:35 am

Looks like no announcement will be made today. :smt012
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Post by MurphysLaw » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:36 am

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Out of interest Mike Fitzgerald made the Times 'team of the weekend' today after his performance on Saturday !
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Also, Kitch made the Guardian's 'team of the weekend' (together with Cole and Ford), and while Morgan was named at 8, there was no sign of the Glaws locks.

Interesting isn't it, to contrast independent commentators praise of our players with the public comments by some of the club's 'fans'.I hope that the players have the good sense not to read forums such as this.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:59 am

MurphysLaw wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:36 am
MikeR wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Out of interest Mike Fitzgerald made the Times 'team of the weekend' today after his performance on Saturday !
Also, Kitch made the Guardian's 'team of the weekend' (together with Cole and Ford), and while Morgan was named at 8, there was no sign of the Glaws locks.

Interesting isn't it, to contrast independent commentators praise of our players with the public comments by some of the club's 'fans'.I hope that the players have the good sense not to read forums such as this.
Anyone who watches Tigers every week would be deluded in thinking that the second row department is okay with the likes of Fitzgerald and Kitchener.

Yes they both put in good shifts against Gloucester, but have been poor for most of the last two years.

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Post by BFG » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:15 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:59 am
MurphysLaw wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:36 am
MikeR wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Out of interest Mike Fitzgerald made the Times 'team of the weekend' today after his performance on Saturday !
Also, Kitch made the Guardian's 'team of the weekend' (together with Cole and Ford), and while Morgan was named at 8, there was no sign of the Glaws locks.

Interesting isn't it, to contrast independent commentators praise of our players with the public comments by some of the club's 'fans'.I hope that the players have the good sense not to read forums such as this.
Anyone who watches Tigers every week would be deluded in thinking that the second row department is okay with the likes of Fitzgerald and Kitchener.

Yes they both put in good shifts against Gloucester, but have been poor for most of the last two years.
Surely a lot of this could be put down to not possessing any direction with the unsettled coaching department.
Coaches fully settled and in place don't have bucket loads of time to implement plans given injuries and internationals being away, let alone with the constant comings and goings with mixed messages and injuries that we have seen here.
The basics have been pretty shoddy from everyone as a result of the above and teams need the basics to work, they can't just turn up and play at most levels, they get torn apart at any level let alone this level!
Keep on changing coaches and styles of play etc doesn't always work for everyone, it can also be a great way to make some players look worse than they actually are.
I'd add, the modern high level player is more reliant on coaching and tactics than ever before, most aren't actually the best players coming through, they are the biggest, and therefore very reliant on coaching and a style of play that fits them!

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:35 am

strawclearer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:13 am
Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Taute sounding like a certainty according to Irish press
Comments on the Munster Forum...

"Report in today's Mail on Sunday that Leicester are trying to sign Jaco Taute for next season. I would hate to see him go but with the emergence of Arnold and particularly Dan Goggin it probably makes sense for him to move on. Such a shame injury spoiled so much of his time here."

"Interesting- and really, while it would be shame to see the guy go, he’s no longer what we need. I think playing and training with him will have helped scannell, Goggin and others- but would be happy to see him go to Leicester, with a winners medal in his back pocket."

"He was just what we needed when he started but it's time for him to move on. Younger, Irish qualified guys are now playing at or above his level in his position. Did a great job for us though."


So.....
Article also mentions Keatley, would take him also as back up for the 10 shirt. I assume we are looking at either Reid or Du Preez to be replacement fly half for next season.

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Post by Scott1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:30 pm

Halfpenny out of first two 6N games,does this mean we will lose Holmes?

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Post by strawclearer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:21 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Halfpenny out of first two 6N games,does this mean we will lose Holmes?
Wouldn't be surprised to see Williams at 15 and Jonah on the wing - if they pick on current form.
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Post by trendylfj » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:49 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Halfpenny out of first two 6N games,does this mean we will lose Holmes?
Wouldn't be surprised to see Williams at 15 and Jonah on the wing - if they pick on current form.
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Post by Scott1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:54 pm

Especially with Steff Evans being in poor form too

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Post by ellis9 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:15 pm

Jonathan Joseph still hasn't got a club next season.

Is it worth trying to sign him?

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Post by kpj tiger » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:21 pm

ellis9 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Jonathan Joseph still hasn't got a club next season.

Is it worth trying to sign him?
I doubt we can afford to fit him into the cap if the figures that Bristol and Northampton are offering him are true

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 4

Post by Scott1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:41 pm

Yes and he could get his England place back too, especially with how poor Slade's defending has been! Stay away Tigers!

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