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

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

Post by mol2 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:59 am

The players may not have been good enough but there were far too many basic positional errors in defence that should not have occurred even at a level well below premiership.

That's I don't believe is down to the players entirely. It is down to a lack of understanding of who is where and who is the first up tackler. That is down to coaching.

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

Post by kpj tiger » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 am

sam16111986 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:55 am
kpj tiger wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:39 pm
JP14 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Interesting video on the army camp and the coaching set up, tell me. Do we have any players other than Harrison who has a neck tattoo?
Just watched the video, any ideas who is stood to the left of Eastmond and Gigena in the circle at the end?
The big lad? Think that's the Loughborough University lad that's joined the development team.
I don't think its Osman Dimen, whoever it is looks kind of islander-ish to me

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

Post by kk20gb30 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:13 am

kpj tiger wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 am
sam16111986 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:55 am
kpj tiger wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:39 pm


Just watched the video, any ideas who is stood to the left of Eastmond and Gigena in the circle at the end?
The big lad? Think that's the Loughborough University lad that's joined the development team.
I don't think its Osman Dimen, whoever it is looks kind of islander-ish to me
Really could not say who it is ; but definitely not Osman Dimen.

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

Post by sam16111986 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:50 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:13 am
kpj tiger wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 am
sam16111986 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:55 am


The big lad? Think that's the Loughborough University lad that's joined the development team.
I don't think its Osman Dimen, whoever it is looks kind of islander-ish to me
Really could not say who it is ; but definitely not Osman Dimen.
Just Googled him and it really isn't. He's a big lad but doesn't look big enough to Leitagaga though I'm not sure if he's arrived for pre season yet. Maybe we've got someone on trial or not getting a good look at their face isn't helping.

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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:12 am

That was my thought too, doesn’t look immediately like anyone I’ve seen in the squad up till now. If as someone else suggested he is a Pacific Islander, not big enough to be Kalamafoni, but too big to be Veianu. That said, are both away with Tonga anyway?
Triallist maybe? Stands a bit taller than Gigena, but no lifting blocks on. So either a non jumping back row, or maybe an outside back?
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

Post by kpj tiger » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:20 am

Maybe Mcginity has already put his Fiji connections to use?

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

Post by Traveller » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:00 am

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Wow look at all the keyboard assassins who have never been near any of the rolls under discussion yet can say the incumbents are no good. Maybe just maybe the players weren't good enough to take on board the coaching and execute it. Get over last season and support your team, new players who might understand the coaching and execute it. :smt023
Not sure if you understand the function of the forum. It's for people to give their opinions. I'm with you on the need to look forward to a new season. I'm with you on the fact that new and in some cases clearly better players (Lavannini, Taufua Green), might respond to the same coaching and execute it more effectively. That doesn't mean the coaching is of great quality. Edwards & Bennett would have made me look a better coach than I claimed to be.

There is a perfectly logical argument that can be made by people who have never been defence coaches, DR, forwards coaches etc that the coaching staff aren't up to snuff. How do you ever make a judgement on the quality of coaching, other than by assessing the development and performance of individual players and the team. Last years performances were generally shocking. Tigers were a 'team' in name only.

You don't need to have 'been near any of the rolls under discussion' to have a valid opinion.

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

Post by sam16111986 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:33 am

kpj tiger wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:20 am
Maybe Mcginity has already put his Fiji connections to use?
Everyone likes a bit of Flying Fijian Flair.

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

Post by CitizenSmiff » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:16 pm

Truefollower wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Wow look at all the keyboard assassins who have never been near any of the rolls under discussion yet can say the incumbents are no good. Maybe just maybe the players weren't good enough to take on board the coaching and execute it. Get over last season and support your team, new players who might understand the coaching and execute it. :smt023
Ah yes, because as we all know blind faith has throughout history proved a more valuable commodity than an enquiring mind. If you think Phil Blake is good enough to coach at one of the biggest clubs in Europe, after watching our utterly useless defence last season, then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

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

Post by RagingBull » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:41 pm

Pretty sure the mystery Tiger is a back rower.

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

Post by Truefollower » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:26 pm

Ah yes "blind faith" if you do what you always do you get what you always get. So instead of changing the coaching set we elect to get it settled and instead upgrade the playing staff, I don't see that as blind faith but more a lets build together and see if we DON'T GET WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS GOT, an unprepared squad with not enough depth and class.

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

Post by JP14 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:46 pm

I was going to suggest Polota-Nau before RB’s input.

Dimen is at the rugby camp, it’s on both his and Tigers’ social media.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 1

Post by JP14 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:47 pm

The 95% signing RB?
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Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:22 pm

JP14 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:46 pm
I was going to suggest Polota-Nau before RB’s input.

Dimen is at the rugby camp, it’s on both his and Tigers’ social media.
Too tall and rangy in comparison to TPN.
I’d say has the look of a Fijian back row or winger, hard to differentiate, similar builds typically :smt002

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

Post by JP14 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:07 pm

Definitely a Pacific Islander, looks a bit Semesa Rokogoduni-esq, if he’s actually Semesa that would be a really good coup for us.
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