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In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by kpj tiger » Sat May 18, 2019 6:31 pm

The Tigers don't concede last minute try's to Bath and Worcester x2 and finish the league on 54 points, just 2 of top 4

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by 1989Tiger » Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm

That is how close all the teams are to each other apart from Saracens, Exeter and to a degree, Gloucester.

We may have finished 11th but we weren’t that far off the top half.

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by sapajo » Sat May 18, 2019 10:36 pm

If if and ands were pots and pans....oh wait a minute they are not
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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by CitizenSmiff » Sun May 19, 2019 12:04 am

We should probably stay away from the what ifs given we could have been relegated if the clear try had been awarded v Wasps and Guy hadn't made the steal of his life v Newcastle.

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by mol2 » Sun May 19, 2019 10:09 am

1989Tiger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm
That is how close all the teams are to each other apart from Saracens, Exeter and to a degree, Gloucester.

We may have finished 11th but we weren’t that far off the top half.
Of the sides I have seen we were probably the weakest. Newcastle were probably better than us and Worcester.

Other than yesterday all of our defeats have been of our own making. Pathetic tackling. Slow to get up after. Kicked too much ball away and bar the front row our pack lacked speed and power. Stamina was questionable with many games being lost late on. Perhaps reducing the overly long warm ups (compared to our opposition) might have helped.

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by 1989Tiger » Sun May 19, 2019 10:15 am

mol2 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:09 am
1989Tiger wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm
That is how close all the teams are to each other apart from Saracens, Exeter and to a degree, Gloucester.

We may have finished 11th but we weren’t that far off the top half.
Of the sides I have seen we were probably the weakest. Newcastle were probably better than us and Worcester.

Other than yesterday all of our defeats have been of our own making. Pathetic tackling. Slow to get up after. Kicked too much ball away and bar the front row our pack lacked speed and power. Stamina was questionable with many games being lost late on. Perhaps reducing the overly long warm ups (compared to our opposition) might have helped.
Technically, Newcastle were, which is why they finished 12th but there’s not a huge difference in teams from 4th to 12th.

The long warm ups worked when we were successful by the way.

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by kpj tiger » Sun May 19, 2019 10:19 am

I didn't make this post to make excuses for the team, I'm in full agreement that they've been nowhere near good enough this season. The post was to illustrate how fine margins can mean the difference between an OK season and a disaster as far as the table is concerned

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by kk20gb30 » Sun May 19, 2019 12:30 pm

'...if pigs could fly ,I'd fly a pig,
To foreign countries small and big...'

Fine margins do make a difference.
However so do 600+ points conceded and 5 home wins in the league.

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by Dangerous4 » Sun May 19, 2019 3:49 pm

Our defending has been atrocious all season, but hopefully the incoming players will resolve that weakness.

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Sun May 19, 2019 4:16 pm

In a different universe, if my uncle had a different appendage he would be my auntie...we have been easily the second worse team in the league this season. Points conceded, missed tackles, setting records for most loses in a row at home, the list is long and fairly embarrassing. However, this season is done, and hopefully next season, the fine margins mentioned in the posters summery fall our side.
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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by fleabane » Sun May 19, 2019 6:38 pm

“Technically, Newcastle were, which is why they finished 12th but there’s not a huge difference in teams from 4th to 12th.“

I make that 8 places. Win the league or miss out on the Champions Cup - that’s only 6 or 7 places!

Not a huge difference?

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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by Tigerbeat » Sun May 19, 2019 6:56 pm

40,33,35,44*,15,15,36,27,41*,24,23,16,33,17,14,32*,29,52*,22,23,23,32

These are the points conceded in the Premiership games. The ones with an asterisk are games where Tigers got red cards.....defence was terrible at the beginning of the season but the defence has improved as the season went on.
Points difference is very negative because not enough points were scored and this has imo been down to a lightweight pack who have not been able to deliver quick ball for the packs.
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Re: In A Slightly Different Universe

Post by Ian Cant » Sun May 19, 2019 9:48 pm

Hey citizensmith, I at that end of the ground, not very far from the last move by Wasps and you certainly couldn’t see any grounding of the ball. Well done Tigers youngsters, great defence and guts after the lineout that should have been the last play for us went wrong.
Wasps had no complaints as they should have done what Bath did yesterday with their final try: clear grounding. End of.

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