LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by HarryTigerFan » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:18 am

Moving away from all the sad news about players being stood down and so on! From his interview with LTTV I think Matt Scott could be a real asset for us moving forward. He has 2 years under Cockers learning the Leicester way and will be available all year round. I don't want to 'shout before I can talk' but potentially a very good signing!!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by happywomble » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:22 am

RichieB wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Anyway, moving away from Manu, it seems like Gigena should be due back once he can get his visa sorted.
Now that is good news!!!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Tiglon » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:27 am

I wouldn't rule out the possibility that one or more of the players will stay on the books and take the money instead of finding a new club.

Eastmond, Bateman and Reid are all 30/31 and might decide that with a year or two left on their contracts and probably little prospect of achieving anything major that they haven't previously, the best option is to take the money and use the time to start or continue preparing for life after rugby, especially if interesting offers aren't forthcoming.

I'm not saying it's likely to happen, but it isn't completely inconceivable.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by fentiger » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:38 am

Tiglon wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:27 am
I wouldn't rule out the possibility that one or more of the players will stay on the books and take the money instead of finding a new club.

Eastmond, Bateman and Reid are all 30/31 and might decide that with a year or two left on their contracts and probably little prospect of achieving anything major that they haven't previously, the best option is to take the money and use the time to start or continue preparing for life after rugby, especially if interesting offers aren't forthcoming.

I'm not saying it's likely to happen, but it isn't completely inconceivable.
Only if they haven't already burnt their bridges......

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by RagingBull » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am

I'm assuming they are all off at this point.
and after all this mess I just don't know if I want them back.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Tiglon » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:45 am

fentiger wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:38 am
Tiglon wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:27 am
I wouldn't rule out the possibility that one or more of the players will stay on the books and take the money instead of finding a new club.

Eastmond, Bateman and Reid are all 30/31 and might decide that with a year or two left on their contracts and probably little prospect of achieving anything major that they haven't previously, the best option is to take the money and use the time to start or continue preparing for life after rugby, especially if interesting offers aren't forthcoming.

I'm not saying it's likely to happen, but it isn't completely inconceivable.
Only if they haven't already burnt their bridges......
What I mean is they are still employed by the club and still getting paid, they have just been "stood down" so not training or playing etc. Unless they find another club and ask to leave, I'm pretty sure they are still entitled to get paid for the remainder of their contracts.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by sapajo » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:47 am

TigerMac3 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:34 pm
A few positives to take from the LTTV interview.

Taufua still 50/50? Would have thought that he would of been one of the two that Geordy mentioned he'd heard 'had already signed contract's in France'; however, I thought he came across pretty confident about the idea of keeping Taufua - at least for another year. That being said, coincidence that Taufua posted an interview on his instagram account today seemingly 'showcasing' his availability...

I'm confused around the 15 re-signings comment. Are these 'new' additions? Surely, as per the AP interview in the week, if these were re-signings, it would be a larger number than 15, given that she said that the rest of the first team squad had agreed to the 25% (+12.5%) reductions?
Re -signings by their definition are not new additions unless of course they previously left the club and have been re-signed. Given the fact that the club announced 5 players have been stood down It stands to reason that the 15 are not all players that have left the club and been re-signed save possibly a number of players from that 5.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by sapajo » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:51 am

happywomble wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:22 am
RichieB wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Anyway, moving away from Manu, it seems like Gigena should be due back once he can get his visa sorted.
Now that is good news!!!
Thats always been the case, and that why he left and went to Argentina some 5 months ago now and sadly the club still has no idea as to when he will return.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by fentiger » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:55 am

RagingBull wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am
I'm assuming they are all off at this point.
and after all this mess I just don't know if I want them back.
Yes, there must be at least SOME trust lost!

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Knightonian » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:16 pm

Didn’t we stand down Lachlan McCaffrey?

If I remember rightly we paid his salary till he got a new contract elsewhere.

If that’s the case those players are in our cap and being paid till they re-sign with another club or decide not to take the money.

The reason for this is it minimises potential legal costs if they take you to court.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Scuttle » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:19 pm

sapajo wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:47 am
TigerMac3 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:34 pm
A few positives to take from the LTTV interview.

Taufua still 50/50? Would have thought that he would of been one of the two that Geordy mentioned he'd heard 'had already signed contract's in France'; however, I thought he came across pretty confident about the idea of keeping Taufua - at least for another year. That being said, coincidence that Taufua posted an interview on his instagram account today seemingly 'showcasing' his availability...

I'm confused around the 15 re-signings comment. Are these 'new' additions? Surely, as per the AP interview in the week, if these were re-signings, it would be a larger number than 15, given that she said that the rest of the first team squad had agreed to the 25% (+12.5%) reductions?
Re -signings by their definition are not new additions unless of course they previously left the club and have been re-signed. Given the fact that the club announced 5 players have been stood down It stands to reason that the 15 are not all players that have left the club and been re-signed save possibly a number of players from that 5.
I take it to mean they are the players Andrea referred to as 15/16 players who have signed new longer term contracts
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Traveller » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:00 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:27 am
I wouldn't rule out the possibility that one or more of the players will stay on the books and take the money instead of finding a new club.

Eastmond, Bateman and Reid are all 30/31 and might decide that with a year or two left on their contracts and probably little prospect of achieving anything major that they haven't previously, the best option is to take the money and use the time to start or continue preparing for life after rugby, especially if interesting offers aren't forthcoming.

I'm not saying it's likely to happen, but it isn't completely inconceivable.
All very well being stood down. I'm not sure that Eastmond and more so Reid ever actually arrived.

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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by ay2oh » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:21 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am
I'm assuming they are all off at this point.
and after all this mess I just don't know if I want them back.
I’m with RB on this one. Let them all go and let’s move on.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by Scuttle » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:01 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am
I'm assuming they are all off at this point.
and after all this mess I just don't know if I want them back.
Tend to agree and just watched GM interview on LTTV. He was clear they were stood down, not coming to training etc, and then said words to the effect that they were at home to reflect on their actions. It sounds like the door is still open but Monday is the decision day. Personally I would have stuck with the Tuesday deadline.
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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2020/21 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD Part 2

Post by TheTigerKing » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:03 pm

HarryTigerFan wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:18 am
Moving away from all the sad news about players being stood down and so on! From his interview with LTTV I think Matt Scott could be a real asset for us moving forward. He has 2 years under Cockers learning the Leicester way and will be available all year round. I don't want to 'shout before I can talk' but potentially a very good signing!!
Gives me strong Anthony Allen vibes. Looks like he could be a real rock for us.

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