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Post by ChrisTiger » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:56 pm

Would we have been in the finals without ML? Possibly. Would we have won them? Possibly.
The big question is what has been wrong all season? Tackling (or lack thereof) has been our biggest problem. A complete inability at times to defend. Slow to the breakdown. Concedeing turnovers. A misfiring 'drift' defence that alows oppositions to run at us while we try and tackle from a standstill. Prime example is Herrings flap in the GP final.

Defence is what let us down and unless i am mistaken it is Neil Back's name nailed on that office door.
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Post by westy154 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:15 pm

Given that Chelski have just appointed a foreign manager with a decent international pedigree, poor command of English, and who has never coached a European club side before, I like to think that they are becoming the Leicester Tigers of the Football world. :smt003
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Post by TTRITH » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:31 pm

ChrisTiger wrote:Would we have been in the finals without ML? Possibly. Would we have won them? Possibly.
The big question is what has been wrong all season? Tackling (or lack thereof) has been our biggest problem. A complete inability at times to defend. Slow to the breakdown. Concedeing turnovers. A misfiring 'drift' defence that alows oppositions to run at us while we try and tackle from a standstill. Prime example is Herrings flap in the GP final.

Defence is what let us down and unless i am mistaken it is Neil Back's name nailed on that office door.
No, its pinned on the door of Neil Back along with a host of other things. Yes, Neil Back is in charge of Defense but thats not all he does.
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Post by Tim _Tim_Tiger_Lily » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:46 pm

We r like chelsea. Grant is like Loffreda, both lead ther teams 2 a lesser tourne final, Chelsea= carling cup, tigers= EDF! Both lost 2 teams they shud have beaten, Spurs and Ospreys! Both managers fell short in important finals! BOTH TOOK CHARGE OF THE TEAM LATER IN2 THE NORMAL SEASON!

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Post by fallingwithstyle » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:52 pm

It's done - let it pass.

The worrying thing now is what happens if a coach - anyone - comes in and at Christmas we're languishing in say sixth, and off the pace in the HC as well? Will the board sack that coach?

Either way that thought in the back of your head is hardly helpful to a newcomer wanting to learn the club and build.

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Post by triage » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:52 pm

Tim _Tim_Tiger_Lily wrote:We r like chelsea. Grant is like Loffreda, both lead ther teams 2 a lesser tourne final, Chelsea= carling cup, tigers= EDF! Both lost 2 teams they shud have beaten, Spurs and Ospreys! Both managers fell short in important finals! BOTH TOOK CHARGE OF THE TEAM LATER IN2 THE NORMAL SEASON!
although chelsea got to the european finals and you stayed in the group stages. :smt002
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Post by ChrisTiger » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:03 pm

TheTigerRoarsInTheHeart wrote:
ChrisTiger wrote:Would we have been in the finals without ML? Possibly. Would we have won them? Possibly.
The big question is what has been wrong all season? Tackling (or lack thereof) has been our biggest problem. A complete inability at times to defend. Slow to the breakdown. Concedeing turnovers. A misfiring 'drift' defence that alows oppositions to run at us while we try and tackle from a standstill. Prime example is Herrings flap in the GP final.

Defence is what let us down and unless i am mistaken it is Neil Back's name nailed on that office door.
No, its pinned on the door of Neil Back along with a host of other things. Yes, Neil Back is in charge of Defense but thats not all he does.
From the tigers Coaching Staff page: "he now finds himself on the academy's coaching staff, as part of his role as the club's technical director, as well as looking after the first team's defence on a full-time basis." Jack of all trades yet master of none?
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Post by billy_hyslop » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:38 pm

as both a tigers and a chelsea fan i have to say both grant and lofredda where GOOD coaches, but there both coaching GREAT teams. yea both teams did alright, but neither team won silverware?

altough chelsea and tigers both made it to 2 finals, neither of them managed to win anything

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Post by Kinoulton » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:02 pm

It's you then! Loser!

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