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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by Scott1 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:40 pm

Yes,the final piece of the jigsaw now is a top class HC

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Mon May 06, 2019 6:55 pm

Are we any closer to figuring out who that is? Didn’t someone say it’s the worst kept secret around?

Still awaiting confirmation of Liebenberg, Coghlan and Viljoen from those semi known. Plus perhaps Walker?
Regarding Wallace, seems he was believed to be 50/50, so if it’s a no, will we target someone else or go with what we have?
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Post by Scott1 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:57 pm

I've got no clue whatsoever,I'm just going off NONAME. I'm not going to get too excited though,it could just be Mike Ford with Geordie as DOR!

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Post by rich1576 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:58 pm

Have a feeling that’s it for signings for us, however for me would love to see Liebenberg and Viljoen come in. That would make things complete for next season.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Mon May 06, 2019 7:09 pm

I know some guessed at Chieka, which I’d not be overly sold on.
I still think a shake up is needed, not just shuffling the cards. If Geordan is going to be DoR with a new HC in place (and in truth it works for Gloucester with Humphreys and Ackermann). But will that solve all issues?

Is Bakewell delivering? Granted he may have better players to work with next year, but has he improved in any way what we have currently. New forwards coach needed for me.

Has Blake made any difference since re-joining? New defence coach needed.

The attack still looks flat. Runners taking the ball too deep and standing still. Little to no running off the ball. New attack coach needed.

Now one of those roles will likely be filled by the head coach. But the remaining two need filling also. For what’s its worth, I’m actually fairly pleased with the squad reshaping, add to those already announced with those still expected, plus an additional fullback like Blommetjies, and that’s a significantly stronger and better balanced squad. More out (potentially) than in, so the likes of Grahamslaw, Lewis, White/Simmonds etc take a more prominent role filling the gaps.
Just get them the right level of tactically innovative and technically proficient coaches to help us close that gap back up between where we are and where we should be.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by Scott1 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:31 pm

rich1576 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 6:58 pm
Have a feeling that’s it for signings for us, however for me would love to see Liebenberg and Viljoen come in. That would make things complete for next season.
Liebenberg has announced on his social media that he's coming from what I gather.

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Post by RagingBull » Mon May 06, 2019 8:33 pm

100% that is not it.

Thats been confirmed by the club.

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Post by fortysix » Mon May 06, 2019 8:56 pm

What, Liebenburg is NOT coming ?

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Post by Scott1 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:01 pm

No he meant that we are not done with recruitment

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Post by fortysix » Mon May 06, 2019 9:02 pm

A new full back, a 20 stone winger and a new scrum half. ??????

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Post by Scott1 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:07 pm

What you would like?

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Post by 1989Tiger » Mon May 06, 2019 9:09 pm

fortysix wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:02 pm
A new full back, a 20 stone winger and a new scrum half. ??????
We don't need a new scrum half. We have 4 already.

Englands most capped scrum half in Youngs.

A very good club player in Sam Harrison.

2 up and coming players with a bright future in White and Simmons.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon May 06, 2019 9:20 pm

I’m guessing the signing of Clare all but confirms Stevens has to sadly retire because of concussion problems. Pity cos I liked him as a player, but in a shift defensively and could hit his jumper.

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Post by sam16111986 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm

1989Tiger wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:09 pm
fortysix wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:02 pm
A new full back, a 20 stone winger and a new scrum half. ??????
We don't need a new scrum half. We have 4 already.

Englands most capped scrum half in Youngs.

A very good club player in Sam Harrison.

2 up and coming players with a bright future in White and Simmons.
Not to mention two highly rated academy scrum halfs coming up behind them.

Not sure we need a new fullback either. TV, Worth, Holmes are all happy at 15 and the linked Bok utility back can do a job there. SAR and Owolofela are also picking up experience and can fill next season. Freddie Steward the academy fullback has already made his debut and is a monster of a 15 (think Mallinder Jnr size). Unless there's a back three player that is happy at 15 and is available at a good price I wouldn't worry.

A 20 stone winger would be nice but sadly I don't think we'll be getting an Alessana or a Seru this summer.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by 1989Tiger » Mon May 06, 2019 9:23 pm

Goneva possibly?

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