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Adam Thompstone

Post by Ian Cant » Mon May 04, 2020 9:13 pm

Great player who always gave everything and was under rated by quite a few fans and pundits. Defence always seemed weaker when he didn’t play.
Thanks Adam: it was a privilege to watch you play.

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by sam16111986 » Mon May 04, 2020 9:47 pm

Great winger but injury has dogged his career. Even before he'd joined us he'd had knee issues. A player we've really missed in recent times. He's just had too many injuries.

As you say defence has always been great and there was a time he scored quite a few tries for us. Hopefully he goes well in his next move.

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by ay2oh » Mon May 04, 2020 10:16 pm

Always gave 100%. Good luck for whatever you do going forward :smt023
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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by kpj tiger » Mon May 04, 2020 10:26 pm

I'll echo everything from above, similar to Johnne Murphy and Niall Morris in that they weren't the flashiest but they worked hard and finished tries well

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by RagingBull » Mon May 04, 2020 10:50 pm

I don't think he was underrated TBH.
He was in everyone's starting lineup right up until his got injured and it became noticeable he lost some pace.

Honestly the best compliment I could give him is that I would love for us to try and find another one of him.
He was everything I would want in a club winger excellent defence, fast and consistent, he's the type of player that allows the other back 3's to try something.

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by strawclearer » Mon May 04, 2020 11:40 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 10:50 pm
I don't think he was underrated TBH.
He was in everyone's starting lineup right up until his got injured and it became noticeable he lost some pace.

Honestly the best compliment I could give him is that I would love for us to try and find another one of him.
He was everything I would want in a club winger excellent defence, fast and consistent, he's the type of player that allows the other back 3's to try something.
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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by kk20gb30 » Tue May 05, 2020 8:40 am

Another who deserves a send off at Welford Road.Set a fantastic example from day one.Great heart and matching ability.
Wish him all the best.

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by Mark62 » Tue May 05, 2020 9:15 am

RagingBull wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 10:50 pm
I don't think he was underrated TBH.
He was in everyone's starting lineup right up until his got injured and it became noticeable he lost some pace.

Honestly the best compliment I could give him is that I would love for us to try and find another one of him.
He was everything I would want in a club winger excellent defence, fast and consistent, he's the type of player that allows the other back 3's to try something.
Would agree totally. A little like Josh Bassett at Wasps, when at his best could be devastating, but just lacked that bit of X factor to make the step up to Test rugby

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by JP14 » Tue May 05, 2020 9:54 am

Am I right in thinking he wasn’t too far of Eddie’s radar in his best season, or is that just me putting two and two together?
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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by Chobbsy » Tue May 05, 2020 10:49 am

Ian Cant wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Great player who always gave everything and was under rated by quite a few fans and pundits. Defence always seemed weaker when he didn’t play.
Thanks Adam: it was a privilege to watch you play.
I echo all of the above
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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by ourla » Tue May 05, 2020 10:56 am

One of my favourite players of recent years.

Reliable never seems the greatest of compliments but it's golden.

And like any top winger he knew how to finish and he knew how to tackle.
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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by ay2oh » Tue May 05, 2020 12:58 pm

Also seems to have very good discipline can never remember him arguing with opposition or referee :smt003
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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by mol2 » Tue May 05, 2020 4:25 pm

A quality winger with no obvious weakness in any are of his game.

The injuries seem to have taken their toll on his pace of late which is why he he struggled to make the starting line up.

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by Cagey Tiger » Wed May 06, 2020 12:13 pm

I remember when Adam was announced as coming to us, there were a fair few comments on this forum along similar lines to Gary Lineker's reaction to Claudio Ranieri. I felt that he had been a pain in the neck whenever he played against us and various times when I had seen him on the box. Not quite star billing, but rarely let you down in attack or defence. Very sorry to see him go.

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Re: Adam Thompstone

Post by brooksey845 » Wed May 06, 2020 12:31 pm

Excellent player who will be missed!

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