The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

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The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by RagingBull » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:18 pm

Leo played out of his skin today and is looking very settle now after the birth of his child the other week, looks very good.
Thorn has brought much needed aggression and experience to the side.
Barbieri looks solid in defensive plays hasn't gotten much ball in attack yet.
Burns look better today growing in confidence with ball in hand but Goal Kicking is still a major issue.


(Pearce, Rizzo, bai and Loamanu need to see more of them to judge them really imo)

And finally Blake today we saw what he is bringing to the team first time in ages I have seen Leicester be that aggressive in defence just needs to work on communication when the teams changes position.

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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by Darc Tiger » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:23 pm

Starting to fall into place. Defensively particularly we are lightyears ahead of where we were at the start of the season.

Leo is a fantastic back-up to Youngs. Now we have a little more of a platform, Burns should see more of the best of Burns, but unless he kicking form picks up, we have to go with Owen.

Hopefully we will get to see more of the others in the LV. Would love for Pearce to step up and give our backrow another dimension. Crane's work at the base crucial whilst we are looking a touch shaky however.

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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by speedski » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:24 pm

I would clarify the Burns statement to say ALL kicking.

We are so potent in attack with ball in hand, against Ulster we were luck to keep the lead we built, constantly kicking the ball aimlessly back to them, and the kick-offs were atrocious.

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Post by Qbec » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:32 pm

speedski: I agree we should have kept to the same tactics in the 2nd half as we did in the first.
Apart from the kickoffs far too long and deep.
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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by RagingBull » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:33 pm

speedski wrote:I would clarify the Burns statement to say ALL kicking.

We are so potent in attack with ball in hand, against Ulster we were luck to keep the lead we built, constantly kicking the ball aimlessly back to them, and the kick-offs were atrocious.
Personally burns has kicked better balls out of hands than worse. IMO this season.

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Post by Darc Tiger » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:35 pm

I think we kick and chase better than we have done in many seasons, but we are kicking too much!

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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by tigerburnie » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:50 am

Toby couldn't kick out of hand, so we have forgotten what a kicking fly half can do. Andy Goodes kicking to Tom Varndell to catch and fall over the line was often the difference between us winning and not. Burns and Owen Williams are both very exciting prospects going forwards. We have two really good options that will keep our opponents guessing. People have demanded a change in brand Tigers, well we are now seeing that come to bear fruits.
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Post by Ian Cant » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:25 am

Have to agree with comments about Burns. He played his heart out so well done but he needs to take a look at a certain Andy Goode. He can vary kick offs and most of the time kick to touch. With Scully now one of the best at chasing surely we are missing a trick no to dink the odd kick off no more than 40 metres away. As for kicking for the posts- it has to be Williams and for me Williams has to play fly-half in major games-tackles-varies attack and can kick-off if told to vary it.
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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by Stu_F » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:34 am

In the minute he played as a replacement Pearce did nothing wrong.

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Post by wormus » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:48 pm

Stu_F wrote:In the minute he played as a replacement Pearce did nothing wrong.
If it's last nights Ulster game you refer to then Pearce was neither on the field or in the squad. Robert Barbieri (bunny hop)came on for Crane and did get stuck in to some good defensive play.
However Pearce has been on the field before and made some dynamic impacts.

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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by bc » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:31 pm

Don't blame Burns for KO's, Flood and Williams did exactly the same last season. I believe that this what they are told to do. Can't understand why but then I cannot understand some of the tactics that a team of talent are asked to deploy!

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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by mol2 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:06 pm

tigerburnie wrote:Toby couldn't kick out of hand, so we have forgotten what a kicking fly half can do.
Absolutely right.
I got poo poo'd for saying that was why he he should be well down the pecking order for England a couple of years ago.

A fly half has to be able to kick out of hand and take drop goals at top level. Flood didn't and fine player as he was for us we are better without him.

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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by TigerLad » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:14 pm

Ghiraldini is superb. His line out accuracy is almost perfect and he's a beast in the loose. The try he scored that was disallowed was a superb finish and his run over Payne was such a momentum builder for us. For me I think the best thing about him though is the fact that I don't think anyone has talked about us missing TY. Even when we were losing to Bath and Glaws I thought he was one of the bright sparks. I know it's not related but Balmain has stepped up in recent games. I think we will see a lot more of him even when Cole gets back. The boy will go far.

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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by DickyP » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:20 pm

TigerLad wrote:Ghiraldini is superb. His line out accuracy is almost perfect and he's a beast in the loose. The try he scored that was disallowed was a superb finish and his run over Payne was such a momentum builder for us. For me I think the best thing about him though is the fact that I don't think anyone has talked about us missing TY. Even when we were losing to Bath and Glaws I thought he was one of the bright sparks. I know it's not related but Balmain has stepped up in recent games. I think we will see a lot more of him even when Cole gets back. The boy will go far.
Agree - he has just one shortcoming in that he just doesn't seem to make any effort to hook the ball!
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Re: The new signing so far. (the ones that have played)

Post by Doghashadhisday » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:12 am

DickyP wrote: Agree - he has just one shortcoming in that he just doesn't seem to make any effort to hook the ball!
What you mean just like Tom Youngs?

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