Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by CitizenSmiff » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:46 pm

One positive- at least Faf and his Saffa heavy squad were out, would have needed a bigger scoreboard otherwise.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by G.K » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:47 pm

Another night of absolute boring, brain dead Rugby and another record defeat. Murphs should be running a pub team, which is about the standard Tigers are playing to nowadays. Simply awful. :smt009 :smt009
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by daktari » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:47 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.
We a just dreadful, there’s no tactics or game play.
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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by fentiger » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:47 pm

Mark62 wrote:
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
Quite, he was his usual dreadful self. He picks a side and then penalises continually. Definitely Sales 16th man tonight.
That said I still don't think we would have won, just would have been a more reflective scoreline.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by BigDan50 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:47 pm

No not applaud him, trouble is some posters on here only notice the decisions made against Tigers, I suggest these posters should take a referees course, they would then understand that refs are even handed in their decisions and scrupulously fair.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by G.K » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:50 pm

BigDan50 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Agree with you Citizen, we are probably the worst coached team in the premiership.
There is no probably about it.
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Big Dai » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:55 pm

Looks like Wasps sorted their coaching problem out??

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by BFG » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:57 pm

Well that was painful viewing.
Too much taking it easy and losses of concentration up front on the back of kicking the ball away.
Boladau was the only player who looked like he fancied it in attack.
Rob Webber made the Leicester line out look like it was set in concrete.
Fortunate to win off others mistakes last week, found out this week.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by RothleyTiger56 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:16 pm

Can't remember when Tigers last won or even performed well in a Friday night fixture. Five tries to nil says it all. Lack of internationals is no excuse for such a sorry performance.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by westwinds31 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:21 pm

Clueless

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by mol2 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:44 pm

Win against Wasps and we suddenly were a side transformed?

Without our internationals and two back rows injured we were always up against it. So why start an 18 year old at scrum half?

Why have a 5:2 split on the bench?

Our scrum were out of sorts. On a day like this we should have munched their pack but didn’t. How on earth did we not sort out our back up loose head’s work permit and end up playing 3 tight heads and starting Bateman our 3rd string loose head with no proper bench cover?

Their first 2 tries were of our own making. No pillars at the ruck and a debutant at 9 followed by an international wing stepping out of the line and opening the door for Yarde. After that we imploded.

Borthwick has a lot of work to do to keep us up next season.

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by WiggoTiger » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:38 pm

We're like South Leicester.... Struggle to compete or play with any game plan against any side. Wasps awful last week smash Saracens, yet we can't compete against a side who are average. Sale so inconsistent all season. The coaching is getting worse.
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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by kk20gb30 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:44 pm

kk20gb30 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:55 am
......The make up of the Sale side offers us a great opportunity.I believe this is a winnable game.
Unfortunately , I stand corrected.Could someone please pass the salt to sprinkle on the large slice of humble pie I have prepared for myself ?

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by Tiglon » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:09 am

Not sure what anyone was expecting other than a good drubbing in this one. Even without Faf and a couple of others Sale are still a much better team than Tigers at the moment and that can't be blamed on the referee or professionalism (apart from Tigers' lack of it!).

Hopefully now no one is under any illusions that we are not currently the worst team in the league.

The glass is a lot less than half full, it's practically empty...

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Re: Sale vs Leicester - 21st February 2020

Post by westwinds31 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:08 am

i don’t see anything in attack in terms of progress or vision....that’s my worry. Defensively we actually looked decent for 30 mins until the penalties started mounting up, Cole’s yellow then it went downhill. Simple things like the blockers for the exit kick. That’s not all the 9s fault. TPN....simply cannot find any jumper in the lineout. A seasoned international makes Tom Youngs look decent. Yes yes, the boys are working hard in training, we’re missing some bodies blah blah - you’re right mol2, Borthwick has one hell of a job on his hands. It’s the coaching, it’s the recruitment, it’s the players....it’s pretty much everything.

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