LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by Coleshillad » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:57 am

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:24 am
trendylfj wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 am
Buw JM's move to Sarries seems to be off he is now rumoured to be returning to Glaws - https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rug ... er-3744111
Would be an interesting move for him to return to Glaws, one of the few clubs he would have to fight for a starting spot
Exchange with Matt Banahan. He isn't dissimilar in style, can play centre, proven finisher and puts in a good shift every time he puts on a rugby jersey. Age against him, but, short term, a great influence on younger players coming through, and shouldn't cause a problem to the CAP

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by Scott1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:05 am

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:24 am
trendylfj wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 am
Buw JM's move to Sarries seems to be off he is now rumoured to be returning to Glaws - https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rug ... er-3744111
Would be an interesting move for him to return to Glaws, one of the few clubs he would have to fight for a starting spot
crazy talk!May is one of the worlds best wingers!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by ay2oh » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:06 am

Sooner spend cap on top class winger which Matt Banahan is not :smt002
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:41 am

ay2oh wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 am
RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:44 am
Ellis signed new deal.
Didn’t we already know this ? :smt017
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am

So what are we looking at so far for 2020/21 season.

Henry to replace McPhillips
Alemanno to replace Spencer
Lam or Nadalo to replace May
Hughes to replace Thompstone

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:56 am

Scott1 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:05 am
Mark62 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:24 am
trendylfj wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 am
Buw JM's move to Sarries seems to be off he is now rumoured to be returning to Glaws - https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/rug ... er-3744111
Would be an interesting move for him to return to Glaws, one of the few clubs he would have to fight for a starting spot
crazy talk!May is one of the worlds best wingers!
Maybe but Thorley and Zammit Smith are both excellent young wingers who will fight hard for their spots and are used to the Gloucester system
As for Banahan he is very much a squad player there, more likely to be Sharples

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Post by SthrnTiger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:42 pm

drc_007 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:18 am
baz1664 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 pm
https://www.ruck.co.uk/rugby-transfer-r ... -fly-half/

Inbound apparently, looks like a hidden talent!!!
Everyone has a highlights reel these days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owOXctrHfhA
Looks decent though the biggest surprise for me was the size of the crowds at second division games - more than most Saracens games!

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Post by Flash » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:52 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am
So what are we looking at so far for 2020/21 season.

Henry to replace McPhillips
Alemanno to replace Spencer
Lam or Nadalo to replace May
Hughes to replace Thompstone
Unless Lam or Nadalo are significantly cheaper than retaining May (and assuming the potential signings are indeed linked) I don't really see the benefit.

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Post by strawclearer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am
So what are we looking at so far for 2020/21 season.

Henry to replace McPhillips
Alemanno to replace Spencer
Lam or Nadalo to replace May
Hughes to replace Thompstone
:smt035 three out of four ain't bad! :smt034
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Post by Hot_Charlie » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 pm

Flash wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am
So what are we looking at so far for 2020/21 season.

Henry to replace McPhillips
Alemanno to replace Spencer
Lam or Nadalo to replace May
Hughes to replace Thompstone
Unless Lam or Nadalo are significantly cheaper than retaining May (and assuming the potential signings are indeed linked) I don't really see the benefit.
I think the expectation is that they would be cheaper.
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Post by LE18 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:30 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Flash wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am
So what are we looking at so far for 2020/21 season.

Henry to replace McPhillips
Alemanno to replace Spencer
Lam or Nadalo to replace May
Hughes to replace Thompstone
Unless Lam or Nadalo are significantly cheaper than retaining May (and assuming the potential signings are indeed linked) I don't really see the benefit.
I think the expectation is that they would be.
Surely our priority is to survive first before spending vast sums, and that wold mean very late decisions, and possibly losing out on these signings? Difficult decision, spend or not spend!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by Mark62 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:32 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Flash wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am
So what are we looking at so far for 2020/21 season.

Henry to replace McPhillips
Alemanno to replace Spencer
Lam or Nadalo to replace May
Hughes to replace Thompstone
Unless Lam or Nadalo are significantly cheaper than retaining May (and assuming the potential signings are indeed linked) I don't really see the benefit.
I think the expectation is that they would be.
Cost ? Players age ? I mean Lam not Nadalo that would be a crazy move

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:47 pm

LE18 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Hot_Charlie wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Flash wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:52 pm


Unless Lam or Nadalo are significantly cheaper than retaining May (and assuming the potential signings are indeed linked) I don't really see the benefit.
I think the expectation is that they would be.
Surely our priority is to survive first before spending vast sums, and that wold mean very late decisions, and possibly losing out on these signings? Difficult decision, spend or not spend!
Not sure why that would be the case.
Our back room side of things can work separately from the first team coaching.
Clauses can be put in place if needed.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by ads » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:25 pm

I'm a May fan but having big players available all year round would be great for club sustainability.

I certainly wouldn't want to loose our England/home nations core, but loosing too many just causes us to be short in key areas for a lot of the season. Its always a balancing act but at the end of the day if we start winning (and are inside the salaray cap) we won't be bothered what name is on the back of the shirts....

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2019/20 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 2

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 pm

ads wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:25 pm
I'm a May fan but having big players available all year round would be great for club sustainability.

I certainly wouldn't want to loose our England/home nations core, but loosing too many just causes us to be short in key areas for a lot of the season. Its always a balancing act but at the end of the day if we start winning (and are inside the salaray cap) we won't be bothered what name is on the back of the shirts....
Yeah you need a mix of both. Maybe having 6 called up into the EPS for the last 2 seasons hasn’t helped us during the internal windows. Having players like Taufua and potentially a Southern Hemisphere finisher around all year will massively help.

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