Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by bendy » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:08 pm

What a match. What a finish!

If I don't see K Van Wyk in a Tigers shirt again, I won't be too unhappy. He's had enough chances, not good enough.

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:09 pm

WhitecapTiger wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:35 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:26 pm
Can somebody put Earl back in his box please :smt015
Mr P Try answered your call :smt023
Think someone on Twitter put it well, Earl does that at every random point in the game, Genge does that when you win a game with the very last play of the game, one celebration mattered...
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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by LE18 » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:26 pm

Not a great result for Sarries under their new owners, wonder what they are going to do with the £23 million, please Sir can I have a rise don't worry about the cap?

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by Greenwhiteandred » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:21 am

Dogged it out - great result but for 60 mins terrible error strewn performance. Just thankful that Sarries dreadful anti-rugby game plan kept us in the game - their lack of ambition kept us in the game because they were never able to get far enough ahead …. And for that I am grateful. Great to beat them.
I maybe banging a drum I’ve banged before but I believe we have the best defensive line out in the premiership - would love to see the stats on how many opposition throws we have won (when we have competed)….. so why don’t we kick for field position more and compete especially when it was obvious after 10/15 minutes we were losing the kicking battle. A subtle change in tactics and less errors and wr should have walked that game.

Still very happy with the win and mugging Sarries off though :smt026 :smt026

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by kk20gb30 » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:45 am

The scoreboard only has meaning come the end of the match....
Kudos to Ridley for having the courage to do the right thing come the time.Many would, I believe, have found a way out.
Learning how to win - this is the art of professional sport.

But now especially we must guard against expectation , remembering where we were. All we get now are points and nothing more.Anything tangible only comes after the dedication and hard work.
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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by Big Dai » Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:12 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:45 am
The scoreboard only has meaning come the end of the match....
Kudos to Ridley for having the courage to do the right thing come the time.Many would, I believe, have found a way out.
Learning how to win - this is the art of professional sport.

But now especially we must guard against expectation , remembering where we were. All we get now are points and nothing more.Anything tangible only comes after the dedication and hard work.
There's an old proverb which says.."If the maximum points for a single score is 7, and you are 6 points up with time to play, the game can still be lost."

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by tigerburnie » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:30 am

The look on Wrays face was worth watching on it's own, you can see what it means to this group of players by their efforts and celebrations, keep winning at home and we can go places, teams will already be aware that Welford Road is no place for the feint hearted again.
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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:01 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:45 am
The scoreboard only has meaning come the end of the match....
Kudos to Ridley for having the courage to do the right thing come the time.Many would, I believe, have found a way out.
Learning how to win - this is the art of professional sport.

But now especially we must guard against expectation , remembering where we were. All we get now are points and nothing more.Anything tangible only comes after the dedication and hard work.
If Dickson was on the whistle it almost certainly would have been a different result
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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by ay2oh » Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:34 am

Although Saracens were the better team for most of the game they did not create many try scoring opportunities which is a tribute to our defence. I also think that they had the rub of the green on a few decisions although we got the important one at the end.
Considering our starting team only had probably 6 or 7 first choice players it was a creditable performance by Tigers.
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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:44 am

OakhamTiger32 wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:01 am
kk20gb30 wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:45 am
The scoreboard only has meaning come the end of the match....
Kudos to Ridley for having the courage to do the right thing come the time.Many would, I believe, have found a way out.
Learning how to win - this is the art of professional sport.

But now especially we must guard against expectation , remembering where we were. All we get now are points and nothing more.Anything tangible only comes after the dedication and hard work.
If Dickson was on the whistle it almost certainly would have been a different result
All sorts of results are possible with him in "charge"...we still have that "delight" to look forward to this season..
To win is not as important as playing with style!

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by fentiger » Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:00 pm

Was it just me that thought a smile spread across Ridleys face when he awarded the PT? Maybe described as a Wr(a)y smile? :smt023

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by ancientmariner » Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:20 pm

Talk of Nigel Wray points to the fact that the Sunday Telegraph feature writers today must have been taking lessons in irony. Not only does Ian McGeechan worship at the feet of Wray but, irony of irony, Charlie Morgan writes a piece on Calum Clark. The latter is said to be promoting well-being and better mental health for rugby players. Can this possibly be the same Calum Clark who deliberately broke Rob Hawkins arm ?
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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by Ian Cant » Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:59 pm

Credit to Christophe Ridley as on an atrocious weather conditions for rugby he reffed very well: at last a ref at Welford Road had the bottle to rightly give a penalty try and a yellow card.
Sarries will learn from their costly errors but I honestly think on a dry pitch we might have beaten them but not if we’d have kept kicking to Malins and Lewington.
The reaction at the end from us fans and the players was priceless.

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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by Voyager1 » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:12 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:26 pm
Most pleasing thing for me was that Sarries never looked like scoring a try
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Re: Round 3 - Saracens (H) - Saturday 02nd October 2021

Post by RagingBull » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:25 pm

Got to give Green credit, thought it became telling last season the maul difference with and without him in it both attacking and defending.

Today same thing, we stop dead pretty much all the Saracens mauls, and we smashed them in that final one.

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