Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Forum to discuss everything that is Tigers related

Moderators: Rizzo, Tigerbeat, Tigers Press Office, Tigers Webmaster

Post Reply
TigerBoy1880
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 593
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:04 pm

Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by TigerBoy1880 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:12 am


TigerFeetSteve
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 994
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:23 am

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am

TigerBoy1880 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:12 am
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailym ... Burns.html

Interesting.
Whilst I wouldn't complain I think there are few enough leaks from the club now that these type of rumours are likely just rumours.
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

kk20gb30
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1339
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Location: Over The Hills & Far Away

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:35 am

Would welcome this one - Burns undoubtedly still has more than enough talent to play Premiership Rugby.

wellstiger
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:56 am

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by wellstiger » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:00 am

Played some good rugby at Tigers. Not so good for Barf. Prone to be a little irrational. I don't know if he is missing home but I think this would not be the move he would want.
If we are looking to compete on three fronts and need depth of squad we could not miss an opportunity - if the budget allows.
He knows the core of the squad and would be an ideal fit.
Rumour or not????

wellstiger
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:56 am

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by wellstiger » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:03 am

I'd have thought if Priestland moves back to the provinces, and, as he was overlooked at Barf for Priestland he might have been eyed up for a return there. It is is home City. Hooper may need that kind of player.

Scott1
Super User
Super User
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:03 pm

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by Scott1 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:05 am

Hows the Mails strike rate?

WhitecapTiger
Super User
Super User
Posts: 5222
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:23 am
Location: Roaming

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:08 am

wellstiger wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:03 am
Hooper may need that kind of player.
Hooper had that player, didn't seem to want him.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

Wayne Richardson Fan Club
Super User
Super User
Posts: 2303
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:53 am
Location: Barrowford, near the Witches

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:12 am

Perhaps Ford is leaving................otherwise it would be an odd signing & not a great use of the Salary Cap.
To win is not as important as playing with style!

Old Hob
Super User
Super User
Posts: 2509
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:15 pm

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by Old Hob » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:13 am

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:12 am
Perhaps Ford is leaving................otherwise it would be an odd signing & not a great use of the Salary Cap.
Don't say that. Don't even think that. :smt009
Omnia dicta fortiora si dicta Latina

Wayne Richardson Fan Club
Super User
Super User
Posts: 2303
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:53 am
Location: Barrowford, near the Witches

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:19 am

Old Hob wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:13 am
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:12 am
Perhaps Ford is leaving................otherwise it would be an odd signing & not a great use of the Salary Cap.
Don't say that. Don't even think that. :smt009
For all his good points I am still not convinced that our, at times constipated backline isn't down to Ford.

Freddie is so wildly inconsistent he isn't a great choice as a back up 10, he did appear to be getting better towards the end of his time with us, but his performances at Barth were a return to type..on his day he is great to watch...weirdly on his awful days it interesting as well.
To win is not as important as playing with style!

SirGordonRamsey
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 126
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:29 pm

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by SirGordonRamsey » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:21 am

FB was pushed out by Simon Cohen, if you remember the nandos stories.

Hes 30 and an ideal second choice for when fords away.

Before he left he still had ambitions of being first choice somewhere, an idea that after what looks like a less than enjoyable time in Japan is probably gone.

He could come back and still have a legacy here.
Egg Chasers Rugby Podcast: 'Tigers Jeresy, its like getting into an E Type Jag'

Scott1
Super User
Super User
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:03 pm

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by Scott1 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:27 am

Can't see Ford going anywhere,unless his Dad is off!

TigerBoy1880
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 593
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:04 pm

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by TigerBoy1880 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:35 am

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:12 am
Perhaps Ford is leaving................otherwise it would be an odd signing & not a great use of the Salary Cap.
Burns would be signed as backup to Ford. We also have Bonilla. Henry is apparently leaving at the end of the season.

wellstiger
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 821
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:56 am

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by wellstiger » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:37 am

Where would that leave Zac Henry who has looked good. Not discounting fluffing his try scoring opportunity.?

Robespierre
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1550
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:36 am
Location: Haute-Garonne

Re: Freddie Burns coming back to Tigers?

Post by Robespierre » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:57 am

wellstiger wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:37 am
Where would that leave Zac Henry who has looked good. Not discounting fluffing his try scoring opportunity.?
I've seen a lot more positives than negatives in Henry - except for that inforgiveable brainphart!
It'd be a shame if he were to be leaving because what little I've seen of Bonilla who hasn't exactly impressed, Henry has certainly cemented his spot as Ford's back-up.
Semper in excreta

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: FrontRowUnionMember, Jimmy Skitz, RagingBull, TigerFeetSteve, TigerMac3 and 2 guests