Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by TigerS2 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:29 pm

Don't know whether to laugh, or cry. :smt017

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by fortysix » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:29 pm

I have never been a pessimist, just a realist.
But Murphy ,the Coaches, and the lack of effort from some, reduce you to outright fury. Never have I seen such a shambles. I predicted a 30 point loss, and they havent disappointed.
PS Has Eastmond ever made a blinking tackle ????

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by JP14 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:30 pm

Knew it would be a long night to be perfectly honest, scrum was a mess but not sure whether that was down to interpretation or Sale genuinely giving us a real shove.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by WirralExile » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:32 pm

Sale away is never an easy fixture for Tigers. However, I was at least hoping for a losing bonus point.
It may be just the TV camera angle but I thought a couple of Sale tries came from forward passes. But given they weren't pinged I suspect it must be the camera angle.
Not sure the ref has had a good game though.
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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Mark62 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:33 pm

WirralExile wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:32 pm
Sale away is never an easy fixture for Tigers. However, I was at least hoping for a losing bonus point.
It may be just the TV camera angle but I thought a couple of Sale tries came from forward passes. But given they weren't pinged I suspect it must be the camera angle.
Not sure the ref has had a good game though.
I believe he is from your neck of the woods

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Ian Cant » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:33 pm

Sadly the don't lie: Tigers no visits to the Sale 22 in the second half.
Move on. Beat Worcester.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by BigDan50 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:34 pm

Why do some posters on here always criticise the ref, we are being beaten by a better coached side and better players, the reason for our defeat is nothing to do by the ref.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Big Dai » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:35 pm

What does it matter? We'll all be here next year, typing away. Hoping against hope there will be one team worse than us so we can genuinely avoid relegation rather than have salvation gifted by a bunch of talented cheats.

The game I knew has gone. It's so sad that professionalism has brought us to this.
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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Mark62 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:35 pm

Very poor, move on.
Sale very good wouldn’t bet against an Exeter v Sale final in June

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by markharbtiger » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:37 pm

Yet again, thank goodness for Saracens...

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Mark62 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:37 pm

Big Dai wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:35 pm
What does it matter? We'll all be here next year, typing away. Hoping against hope there will be one team worse than us so we can genuinely avoid relegation rather than have salvation gifted by a bunch of talented cheats.

The game I knew has gone. It's so sad that professionalism has brought us to this.
It was always going to the way Dai, I and many like me made the prediction in 1996 that the game would become a mess once it went professional.
Too much player power to many pipers who have to be paid

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by manxleigh » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:38 pm

BigDan50 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Why do some posters on here always criticise the ref, we are being beaten by a better coached side and better players, the reason for our defeat is nothing to do by the ref.
Beaten fairly and squarely by a much better drilled, expansive, disciplined and interested team. How long can this go on for? Rob Webber is being very kind to our defence. Is Jurgen Klopp interested?
keep dreaming and you'll keep wondering

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by drc_007 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:39 pm

Only one team wanted to play and win, it was not Tigers. Pitiful performance.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Mark62 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:39 pm

BigDan50 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Why do some posters on here always criticise the ref, we are being beaten by a better coached side and better players, the reason for our defeat is nothing to do by the ref.
What are people supposed to do when he glaringly misses things applaud him

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:45 pm

Crofty wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:26 pm
sam16111986 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Crofty wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:18 pm


What do you define as a basic skill? The dropped balls, missed tackles and turnovers look to me to be the outcome of players trying too hard to force some piece of individual brilliance to make up for dull systems that aren't doing the job. Of course maybe the skills would be improved if we had a skills coach...
We've made more turnovers than they have.

The midfield has been a shambles ever since Taute went off. Neither Reid nor McPhillips have offered any leadership and left out young 9 isolated for most of the game.

Pack has been pretty good outside of Bateman and Cole who have had oddly off colour games.
We can make all the turnovers we want, they've scored 36 unanswered points, we haven't looked like scoring since the first quarter and the only reason we'll be playing premiership rugby next season is because Sarries are a big bunch of cheats. These are things that will take more than positive thoughts to fix.
To be fair I expected the two Irish lads to understand these conditions better, particularly McPhillips who's used to playing in Belfast. They were both useless. The midfield was a complete shambles after Taute went off, it's probably where we lost the game as that's where they then made all the ground.

I'm unsure what the point of having an attack coach is when we have seem to have absolutely no attacking structure whatsoever.

I'm unsure why we took Reffell off, he played well and saved our bacon on a couple of occasions.

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