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Re: Smithy

Post by CitizenSmiff » Fri May 10, 2019 1:23 pm

A massive thank you to one of the best true Tigers ever to walk through our doors! Hopefully he'll prosper in his new role and maybe one day we'll see a third generation of that great family come through the academy.

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Re: Smithy

Post by fleabane » Fri May 10, 2019 3:11 pm

A True Tiger.

I hope we get more players with his guts, determination and never-give-up attitude - proper “on the pitch” leadership attributes.
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Re: Smithy

Post by Flash » Fri May 10, 2019 4:50 pm

A true tiger and is what every team needs. Hopefully he can instil some of that in the youngsters too.

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Re: Smithy

Post by Noggs » Fri May 10, 2019 5:21 pm

We haven't seen a lot of him in recent times but a more reliable player would be hard to find.

I'm sure he will go on to have a great future in coaching. Well done that man. :smt041
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Re: Smithy

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 am

I hope he will be captain vs Bath, a true Tiger, his obvious passion when playing the sinners & his dislike of Callum Clarke speak volumes for the man.
We await the appearance of "Dossers Grandlads"
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Re: Smithy

Post by wellstiger » Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 am

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 am
I hope he will be captain vs Bath, a true Tiger, his obvious passion when playing the sinners & his dislike of Callum Clarke speak volumes for the man.
We await the appearance of "Dossers Grandlads"
+1 :smt038 :smt038

You know - we buy players in but you cannot buy attitude and commitment. And this one had it in buckets. :smt038 :smt038

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Re: Smithy

Post by brooksey845 » Mon May 13, 2019 2:14 pm

wellstiger wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 am
Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 am
I hope he will be captain vs Bath, a true Tiger, his obvious passion when playing the sinners & his dislike of Callum Clarke speak volumes for the man.
We await the appearance of "Dossers Grandlads"
+1 :smt038 :smt038

You know - we buy players in but you cannot buy attitude and commitment. And this one had it in buckets. :smt038 :smt038
Matt Smith a genuine hero! Can we clone some of his DNA and give each of the players a shot? Committed, always gave 110% never took a backward step, hope the young academy lads look to him as a role model in terms of what it means to be a Tigers player and be a pro.

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Re: Smithy

Post by Dangerous4 » Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 pm

Can't fault the guy. What a great example he is to our youngsters. Thanks a million Smithy. :smt038

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Re: Smithy

Post by chewbacca » Mon May 13, 2019 4:15 pm

Club first. 23 with his attitude would be great.
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Re: Smithy

Post by jgriffin » Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 pm

chewbacca wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Club first. 23 with his attitude would be great.
Forwards with the Julian White spirit, backs with Smithy's. Title contenders!
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Re: Smithy

Post by Big Dai » Mon May 13, 2019 5:51 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 pm
chewbacca wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Club first. 23 with his attitude would be great.
Forwards with the Julian White spirit, backs with Smithy's. Title contenders!
8 forwards with Julian White's DNA? <{Shudder}> You could add a soupçon of Johnno, a pinch of mad dog, a sprinkle of Deano, an ounce of Back and a portion of classic ABC.

I feel a darn site more upset about Smith's retirement than I do about the departure of our antipodean star.

Attitude being the reason.
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Re: Smithy

Post by Robespierre » Mon May 13, 2019 7:29 pm

Big Dai wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:51 pm
jgriffin wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 pm
chewbacca wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Club first. 23 with his attitude would be great.

I feel a darn site more upset about Smith's retirement than I do about the departure of our antipodean star.

Attitude being the reason.
Me too, and for sure, everyone who has supported Tigers through thick and thin over the years. Think I’ll need a swift Armagnac to control my emotions!
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Re: Smithy

Post by jgriffin » Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 pm

Coupled with falling off the back of the roof of a small bike shelter I was building (only a couple of feet into a bush), the Toomua situation has led me to drink GIN, I HATE gin, but the Mrs was quaffing. :smt030
We are coming on Saturday purely to say thanks to Smithy, the bloke is a throwback to real rugby. :smt038
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Re: Smithy

Post by Traveller » Mon May 13, 2019 10:53 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Coupled with falling off the back of the roof of a small bike shelter I was building (only a couple of feet into a bush), the Toomua situation has led me to drink GIN, I HATE gin, but the Mrs was quaffing. :smt030
We are coming on Saturday purely to say thanks to Smithy, the bloke is a throwback to real rugby. :smt038
Well said - Matt Smith - the real thing!

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Re: Smithy

Post by ourla » Tue May 14, 2019 12:01 pm

jgriffin wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 pm
the bloke is a throwback to real rugby. :smt038
What does that even mean...?
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