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

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

Post by sam16111986 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:40 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.
News reports seem to suggest Racing want to keep him as he is seen as a leader in the changing room.

Could be part of the coach shake up, player and assistant coach next season to help counter the RWC and mentor the young guns then move to the coaching staff full-time the season after.

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Post by voice of the crumbie » Fri May 03, 2019 1:54 pm

Wouldn't say no to him in a Thorn type role. Imagine him and Lavanini backed up by the likes of Spencer, Wells and Green.
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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri May 03, 2019 2:15 pm

Charlie Walker confirmed to be leaving Quins, was rumoured to be coming back. Anyone heard anything?

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Post by DingDong » Fri May 03, 2019 2:51 pm

I agree with Austin Healey that Tigers need to stop recruiting players that are just available, but to seek out players with the Tigers DNA and then recruit them. Our current situation with the lack of synergy is partly down to this, so start recruiting the DNA back and build the squad around those players. No more journeymen.

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Post by Dangerous4 » Fri May 03, 2019 4:17 pm

Very good point. :smt023

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Post by longlivethecrumbie » Fri May 03, 2019 4:21 pm

DingDong wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 2:51 pm
I agree with Austin Healey that Tigers need to stop recruiting players that are just available, but to seek out players with the Tigers DNA and then recruit them. Our current situation with the lack of synergy is partly down to this, so start recruiting the DNA back and build the squad around those players. No more journeymen.
But what if the 'journeyman' has the required DNA? Did Brad Thorn prompt the 'journeyman' claxon? What is it that people mean when they use the term journeyman? Is that just a buzz word for a player that they don't like the look/idea of?

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Post by Scott1 » Fri May 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Wallace leaving Quins too

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Post by Leicestertinytiger » Fri May 03, 2019 4:32 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Wallace leaving Quins too
Wonder if him and Walker are both coming?

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Post by Scott1 » Fri May 03, 2019 4:40 pm

Popcorn Monday?

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Post by Flash » Fri May 03, 2019 5:04 pm

Scott1 wrote:
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Popcorn Monday?
They did say we wouldn't have to wait long for the next one.

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Post by DingDong » Fri May 03, 2019 5:17 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:21 pm
DingDong wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 2:51 pm
I agree with Austin Healey that Tigers need to stop recruiting players that are just available, but to seek out players with the Tigers DNA and then recruit them. Our current situation with the lack of synergy is partly down to this, so start recruiting the DNA back and build the squad around those players. No more journeymen.
But what if the 'journeyman' has the required DNA? Did Brad Thorn prompt the 'journeyman' claxon? What is it that people mean when they use the term journeyman? Is that just a buzz word for a player that they don't like the look/idea of?
The great Brad Thorn was only here for 12 months plugging a gap for the injured Slater that would not have been needed had the board/management not deteriorated the DNA already.

Where's the DNA now in the second row? the gnarly enforcer? the skills? the powerful leader? the never take a step back attitude? the brains to match the brawn? Slater was our last 'developed' DNA player and at the moment we have no contenders for a player who combines all these attributes like Slater, Corry and Johnno did. I'd also suggest its the same problem for many other positions especially the back row, buying in 'available' players isn't the long term answer as Brad Thorn has shown.

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Post by JP14 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:49 pm

Is Ryan in a player/coach capacity?
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Post by chewbacca » Fri May 03, 2019 9:44 pm

jgriffin wrote:
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


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
Not quite but I will ask my consultant for an ETA next visit. :smt003
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Post by POSTIGER » Sat May 04, 2019 10:28 am

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Wallace leaving Quins too
Wonder if him and Walker are both coming?
Two injury prone Quins reserve teamers. This is exactly what Austin was talking about and I agree with him.
I saw Marika Vunibaka play

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Post by sam16111986 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:28 am

POSTIGER wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:28 am
Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Scott1 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Wallace leaving Quins too
Wonder if him and Walker are both coming?
Two injury prone Quins reserve teamers. This is exactly what Austin was talking about and I agree with him.
I'm not overly fussed by Wallace, he's a good clubman who never lived up to his early promise. Walker on the other hand has looked good when given a chance and played well last night.

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