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Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2018/19 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACT THREAD PART 6

Post by ads » Wed May 01, 2019 12:03 pm

sapajo wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:02 am
ads wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:22 am
Reckon if we beat quins or Newcastle lose this weekend we'll get more announcements!!
So if neither happens we shall never know? :smt003
:smt001 You maybe right though, the ones that haven't been announced yet might be dependent one which league we are playing in next season.

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Wed May 01, 2019 12:17 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:59 am
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:48 am
Interesting article.

http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/story/_/id ... lesson-all

Great player and could have been a Tigers legend if he had stayed. We’ve sorely missed him and that says so much.
Amen to that. I can imagine what he and Thompson in tandem might do! A MOC exited player?
Rumoured that’s why he left. I rate him as highly as BOC but without the fitness issues. Also had good physicality as he isn’t the biggest bloke.

Always remember everyone moaning when we signed him. Then he pulled off a great offload in a preseason match and people’s opinions started to change.

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Post by sam16111986 » Wed May 01, 2019 12:54 pm

johnthegriff wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:47 am
Interesting that before Lochy moved to Leicester Australian coaches were not interested in him, and after Tigers appointed an Aussie coach Lochy never got the chance to show that coach what he could do.
Not the biggest bloke but very mobile. The problem for him was that MOC was behind the times and saw the bigger pack always being the better pack. It's certainly an area we are suffering in as we are woefully short on mobility and skillset at flanker, particularly in the 6 shirt.

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Post by BFG » Wed May 01, 2019 1:50 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:17 pm
jgriffin wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:59 am
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:48 am
Interesting article.

http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/story/_/id ... lesson-all

Great player and could have been a Tigers legend if he had stayed. We’ve sorely missed him and that says so much.
Amen to that. I can imagine what he and Thompson in tandem might do! A MOC exited player?
Rumoured that’s why he left. I rate him as highly as BOC but without the fitness issues. Also had good physicality as he isn’t the biggest bloke.

Always remember everyone moaning when we signed him. Then he pulled off a great offload in a preseason match and people’s opinions started to change.

If we recall it was at a time when the pack was starting to be pushed around and the mix of Cockerill and Mauger wasn't working, apart from LV Cup level.
Confusion over who to retain for the direction required leading to poor planning in retention and as it turns out they managed to make a mess of pretty much all of it, neither big or strong to dominate the tight enough or quick and mobile to open play enough.
Some high profile names would need to go in order for this to change either way in my opinion.

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Post by JP14 » Wed May 01, 2019 4:52 pm

I always regarded Mcaffrey as not good enough, but looking back on my previous opinions I realise it was because he was forced to play 8 because originally Pearce was injured then Fonua didn’t want to show up then we had no No8s apart from Hamilton. If he’d had stayed as a 6 or a 7 then maybe my opinion would’ve have changed about him.
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Post by Hot_Charlie » Wed May 01, 2019 6:49 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:54 pm
johnthegriff wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:47 am
Interesting that before Lochy moved to Leicester Australian coaches were not interested in him, and after Tigers appointed an Aussie coach Lochy never got the chance to show that coach what he could do.
Not the biggest bloke but very mobile. The problem for him was that MOC was behind the times and saw the bigger pack always being the better pack. It's certainly an area we are suffering in as we are woefully short on mobility and skillset at flanker, particularly in the 6 shirt.
Very mobile and capable of playing the ball too. A kind of skill we've missed since he left.

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Post by Dangerous4 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:18 pm

I was sorry to see him go. Much quicker than most forwards we have had for a good length of time. It would be good to have him back if possible.

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Post by RagingBull » Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am

Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan

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Post by 1989Tiger » Fri May 03, 2019 8:29 am

RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan
Over the time I have been observing this forum, I have learned that this sort of thing is going to get people asking "why are we signing a 35 year old?" alongside comments like "another journeyman". :smt003

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Post by sapajo » Fri May 03, 2019 9:29 am

1989Tiger wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:29 am
RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan
Over the time I have been observing this forum, I have learned that this sort of thing is going to get people asking "why are we signing a 35 year old?" alongside comments like "another journeyman". :smt003
So why are we ???? :smt044
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Post by Traveller » Fri May 03, 2019 9:45 am

sapajo wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:29 am
1989Tiger wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:29 am
RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan
Over the time I have been observing this forum, I have learned that this sort of thing is going to get people asking "why are we signing a 35 year old?" alongside comments like "another journeyman". :smt003
So why are we ???? :smt044
Because in the recent past we appear to have captured a niche market for signing an archetype described as '35 year old journeymen'. The other important recruitment criteria seems to be that they must be rehabbing after serious medial ligament injuries. Maybe it's just 'in my mind' but the rehab normally lasts for two years - the length of their entire contract with Tigers. Talking of which, how is the Italian flier Sarto getting on? Whatever happened to Jerome Schuster? Have Laurence Pearce's knees now fully recovered? Has Tom Varndell officially left?

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Post by Traveller » Fri May 03, 2019 9:46 am

sapajo wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:29 am
1989Tiger wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:29 am
RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan
Over the time I have been observing this forum, I have learned that this sort of thing is going to get people asking "why are we signing a 35 year old?" alongside comments like "another journeyman". :smt003
So why are we ???? :smt044
Because in the recent past we appear to have captured a niche market for signing an archetype described as '35 year old journeymen'. The other important recruitment criteria seems to be that they must be rehabbing after serious medial ligament injuries. Maybe it's just 'in my mind' but the rehab normally lasts for two years - the length of their entire contract with Tigers. Talking of which, how is the Italian flier Sarto getting on? Whatever happened to Jerome Schuster? Have Laurence Pearce's knees now fully recovered? Has Tom Varndell officially left?

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri May 03, 2019 10:01 am

RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan
Don’t get all the negativity. Would be Thorn MK2 and someone we could build the pack around for next season. Granted would probably only be here for a season but we have plenty of young locks coming through.

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Post by chewbacca » Fri May 03, 2019 10:09 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:01 am
RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan
Don’t get all the negativity. Would be Thorn MK2 and someone we could build the pack around for next season. Granted would probably only be here for a season but we have plenty of young locks coming through.
would that be one season to get out of the championship? :smt003
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Post by jgriffin » Fri May 03, 2019 10:27 am

chewbacca wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:09 am
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:01 am
RagingBull wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 am
Tigers 1 of multiple teams chasing Donnacha Ryan
Don’t get all the negativity. Would be Thorn MK2 and someone we could build the pack around for next season. Granted would probably only be here for a season but we have plenty of young locks coming through.
would that be one season to get out of the championship? :smt003
BTW is that Chewbacca commenting from beyond the grave, alas? :smt010
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