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Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by Traveller » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:24 am

An article in Rugby Planet written by the sports journalist (I use the term loosely) James White is about stupid a piece of writing as I have ever had the misfortune to waste two minutes of my life on.

It really is remarkable that the same group of 'writers' who didn't have the courage to call out Saracens for their corruption of the competition year on year on year - and in that I include Barnes, Jones, Kitson et al plus the fool from the BBC, just love writing this gibberish about Tigers. The particular paragraph I that gives Jimmy White - a 'you really don't know what you are talking about' - is the one about the quality of the departing players v the paucity of the incoming players. Really? At a time when thousands of people have been given redundancy notices - extraordinary that someone like Jimmy is still employed. Hack writing at its worst.

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by sam16111986 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:35 am

Yeah I saw that article as well. Embarrassing level of research. It looks like a blatant bit of click bait or headline filler because of no actual news.

Apparently losing Manu and Kalamafoni will cripple our side. Ignoring that for the cost of Manu we've signed two international centres (Scott and Moroni) with change or that we've replaced Kalamafoni with a South African eight years his junior and who was doing a note worthy job in the Pro14 before the season's premature end.

What really made me laugh was the line "You could almost put out a matchday squad from those leaving, and possibly one that would compete a darned sight better than any Leicester have picked so far this campaign."

I make it three players we'd have liked to retain in Manu, May and TV. If you wanted to play a game between leavers Vs remainers then the remaining Tigers would take them to the cleaners.

Hopefully the lads will start well next weekend and make the hacks eat their words.

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by trendylfj » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:43 am

Would much rather read an article from someone on the inside - https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/feature ... r-coaches/
Hehehehehehehehe

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by BFG » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:51 am

Embarrassing lazy journalism.
Training for politics.

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by RagingBull » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:52 am

"Hopes for the run-in
Survival. That’s the only word that matters to Leicester right now. "
I mean does this guy know that Saracens are relegated?

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by nasher » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:05 pm

Unfortunately in the current climate what passes for journalism is hacks sitting at home with some old videos, several tins of loopy juice and dream up things to write. Sensationalism comes first, hearsay and rumour next, followed by pet hates. Truth and accuracy is not considered.
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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by Tiglon » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:14 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:35 am
Yeah I saw that article as well. Embarrassing level of research. It looks like a blatant bit of click bait or headline filler because of no actual news.

Apparently losing Manu and Kalamafoni will cripple our side. Ignoring that for the cost of Manu we've signed two international centres (Scott and Moroni) with change or that we've replaced Kalamafoni with a South African eight years his junior and who was doing a note worthy job in the Pro14 before the season's premature end.

What really made me laugh was the line "You could almost put out a matchday squad from those leaving, and possibly one that would compete a darned sight better than any Leicester have picked so far this campaign."

I make it three players we'd have liked to retain in Manu, May and TV. If you wanted to play a game between leavers Vs remainers then the remaining Tigers would take them to the cleaners.

Hopefully the lads will start well next weekend and make the hacks eat their words.
Regardless of what you think of the quality of incomings and outgoings, that quote is utterly ridiculous. Half of the players leaving have been playing all season, so they would compete a darned sight better than... themselves? :smt017

Or is he saying that Cameron Jordan is better than Lavanini and should have been first choice alongside Spencer?

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by JP14 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:11 pm

1. Bateman
2. Polota-Nau
3. Cortes
4. Spencer
5. Batley
6. Kalamafoni
7. Thompson
8. Boladau
9. N/A
10. Reid
11. Hughes
12. Eastmond
13. Tuilagi
14. May
15. Veainu

True, you can almost make a Leavers XV but in my opinion only it is not as good an XV as one we can fiedl now.
"Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Every Time We Fall" Confucius

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by Mark62 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:06 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:11 pm
1. Bateman
2. Polota-Nau
3. Cortes
4. Spencer
5. Batley
6. Kalamafoni
7. Thompson
8. Boladau
9. N/A
10. Reid
11. Hughes
12. Eastmond
13. Tuilagi
14. May
15. Veainu

True, you can almost make a Leavers XV but in my opinion only it is not as good an XV as one we can fiedl now.
You could put Sam Harrison at 9 though his leaving was completely different

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by RagingBull » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:15 pm

TBH I don't really agree with calling injury covers as leavers certainly not in the same bracket at least.

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by Traveller » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:50 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:06 pm
JP14 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:11 pm
1. Bateman
2. Polota-Nau
3. Cortes
4. Spencer
5. Batley
6. Kalamafoni
7. Thompson
8. Boladau
9. N/A
10. Reid
11. Hughes
12. Eastmond
13. Tuilagi
14. May
15. Veainu

True, you can almost make a Leavers XV but in my opinion only it is not as good an XV as one we can fiedl now.
You could put Sam Harrison at 9 though his leaving was completely different
By December 2019 Polota Nau's midriff had expanded so much he could find a pair of shorts he could get into never mind a team.

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:56 am

Accuracy and journalism have never dovetailed together ...

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Re: Planet Rugby - Leicester to remain in free fall

Post by Tiglon » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:15 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:11 pm
1. Bateman
2. Polota-Nau
3. Cortes
4. Spencer
5. Batley
6. Kalamafoni
7. Thompson
8. Boladau
9. N/A
10. Reid
11. Hughes
12. Eastmond
13. Tuilagi
14. May
15. Veainu

True, you can almost make a Leavers XV but in my opinion only it is not as good an XV as one we can fiedl now.
That would be a first XV likely to be relegated, even if you could find a half decent scrum half to slot in.

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