LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD

Post by Goshengareth » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:19 am

Gustard was very much a winner as a coach at Sarries and at England.

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Post by BigDan50 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:36 am

Gustard is a far better coach than any of the coaches employed by Tigers, shame really as I can't see us getting into the top 6 with the coaches we have especially Murphy who is just not good enough.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:58 am

Any announcements today then.....?

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Post by Tiger93 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 am

Doesn't look like it, haven't done the usual clock image or popcorn with some token '...'

We're probably about 9 players short still so you'd think we'd be getting a move on.

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Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:15 am

I am working at the West Indies v Bangladesh cricket game and all I want to see is Gayle cutting loose and some popcorn Monday cheer...after last season I think we deserve a treat!!
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Post by kpj tiger » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:15 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:58 am
Any announcements today then.....?
I thought they may have announced Coughlan, Viljoen and maybe Thomas due to the regular Super Rugby season being over now but I guess they're keeping their powder dry for Leibenberg to be done with the Bulls first

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Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:47 am

Spoiler alert... No cutting loose and no popcorn!!! Sad day.
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Post by JP14 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:49 am

Bulls qualified for the knockout stages so I guess it will be a while before Liebenberg will be officially announced.
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Post by JP14 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:51 am

But I can’t see the Bulls beating the Hurricanes in the quarterfinal.
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Post by POSTIGER » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 am

Tiger93 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 am
Doesn't look like it, haven't done the usual clock image or popcorn with some token '...'

We're probably about 9 players short still so you'd think we'd be getting a move on.
Agreed. Particularly as we enter the back end of June. It's a bit concerning.
I saw Marika Vunibaka play

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Post by POSTIGER » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 am

westwinds31 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:14 pm
CitizenSmiff wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:02 pm
westwinds31 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:26 pm


Gustard won’t win anything, neither will Ackerman...serial runner-up. Boyd though....
I'd love to know what you're basing this on. Ackermann and Gustard both have better rugby CVs than Baxter and McCall when they first arrived in the Prem and have made more progress in less time.
I’m basing it on what Ackerman did with the Lions. Yes, he got them to finals but couldn’t win it. Gustard has improved Quins, but I don’t think he’ll get them into a position where they win anything. Progress is one thing, but actually winning something is different.
I'm sure we can all agree that Ackermann, Gustard and Boyd are all miles better than any of the coaches we've had since Cockers was sacked and I'm fairly sure you'd happily snap someone's hand off to see any of them in charge at WR. I certainly would.

However, looks like we're sticking with mediocrity for the time being and hoping for soemthing miraculous to happen.......which it won't.
I saw Marika Vunibaka play

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Post by BG01 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:14 pm

POSTIGER wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 am
Tiger93 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 am
Doesn't look like it, haven't done the usual clock image or popcorn with some token '...'

We're probably about 9 players short still so you'd think we'd be getting a move on.
Agreed. Particularly as we enter the back end of June. It's a bit concerning.
I don't think we are 9 players short, more like 6. We'll have players coming up from the dev team and we'll probably have a bigger dev team than last year.

So I'd expect Thomas, Coghlan, Liebenberg, Viljoen, +1 backrow or second row, +1 wildcard.
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Post by Dangerous4 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:37 pm

POSTIGER wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 am
westwinds31 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:14 pm
CitizenSmiff wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:02 pm


I'd love to know what you're basing this on. Ackermann and Gustard both have better rugby CVs than Baxter and McCall when they first arrived in the Prem and have made more progress in less time.
I’m basing it on what Ackerman did with the Lions. Yes, he got them to finals but couldn’t win it. Gustard has improved Quins, but I don’t think he’ll get them into a position where they win anything. Progress is one thing, but actually winning something is different.
I'm sure we can all agree that Ackermann, Gustard and Boyd are all miles better than any of the coaches we've had since Cockers was sacked and I'm fairly sure you'd happily snap someone's hand off to see any of them in charge at WR. I certainly would.

However, looks like we're sticking with mediocrity for the time being and hoping for soemthing miraculous to happen.......which it won't.
I completely agree. What is the point of bringing in good players when the coaches are damn well inept? It makes me so angry!

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Post by anz3001 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:10 pm

Dangerous4 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:37 pm
POSTIGER wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:52 am
westwinds31 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:14 pm


I’m basing it on what Ackerman did with the Lions. Yes, he got them to finals but couldn’t win it. Gustard has improved Quins, but I don’t think he’ll get them into a position where they win anything. Progress is one thing, but actually winning something is different.
I'm sure we can all agree that Ackermann, Gustard and Boyd are all miles better than any of the coaches we've had since Cockers was sacked and I'm fairly sure you'd happily snap someone's hand off to see any of them in charge at WR. I certainly would.

However, looks like we're sticking with mediocrity for the time being and hoping for soemthing miraculous to happen.......which it won't.
I completely agree. What is the point of bringing in good players when the coaches are damn well inept? It makes me so angry!
Because the good players we are bringing in have bought into Murphy’s vision? Even if (some) fans haven’t.

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Post by johnthegriff » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:59 pm

Many people criticised recruitment in recent years, the implication being that the players were not good enough. Thney then expected the coaches to win something with those players. There are now changes being made to the squad but some fans (many of whom complained that we sacked coaches) do not want the existing coahing team to have a pre season with the new players, presumably brought in to fit a plan, they want a new coach, any new coach, get rid of the existing no matter how short a time he has had, bring ina new guy to work with players not of his choosing and then no doubt sack him because we failed to win a trophy just like Harlequins, Gloucester, Sale and Wasps. Last season is behind us, we are well behind Sarries and Chiefs but lets see what happens next before we make more radical changes to the coaching team.

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