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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by Mark62 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:42 pm

As others have said Exeter and Saracens very likely to be in the top 4 the other places up for grabs.

The one thing I would say is that man for man our best match day 23 is comparable with any squad in the league and if things click we can beat anyone. Very injury dependent I know.but can anyone quote a better match day 23 than this.

Genge, TPN, Cole, Spencer, Wells, Denton, O’Connor, Khalamafoni, Youngs, Ford, May, Toomua, Tuilagi, Thompson, Veianu.

Youngs, Bateman, Cortes, Kitchener, Thompson, Harrison, Eastmond, Holmes.

Looks great on paper, shame it’s played on grass 😂

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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by WhitecapTiger » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:58 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:42 pm
shame it’s played on grass 😂
Or not in some cases :smt002

Not quite sure what the Top 4 order will be but I'm (optimistically) confident that last year's failure will be a rather large kick up the Aris' to our players and Tigers will be back in the playoffs.

Lots of variables though....
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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by Rugbyflanker » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:40 pm

That's a superb 23! And with Baxter,McCall,Dai, Ackerman would be guaranteed top 2 but sadly we don't have them!

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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:44 pm

Rugbyflanker wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:40 pm
That's a superb 23! And with Baxter,McCall,Dai, Ackerman would be guaranteed top 2 but sadly we don't have them!
I was thinking the same sadly. The squad is good enough to be in the top 2 of the premiership. Any top coaching set up would ensure we got there. Yet to be seen whether we have one, last season would indicate otherwise.

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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by TigerCam » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:52 pm

sapajo wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:54 am
Not us according to Andy Goode

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/saints-w ... andy-goode

Its the Stains for him!

Total tosh!!

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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by JP14 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 pm

ellis9 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:28 pm
I am confident Tigers will finish higher than both Saints and Gloucester. I am willing to make a donation to the Matt Hampson Foundation if this doesnt happen.
Now are you only donating if Tigers doesn’t finish higher than both teams or just one?
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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by ellis9 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:18 pm

JP14 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 pm
ellis9 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:28 pm
I am confident Tigers will finish higher than both Saints and Gloucester. I am willing to make a donation to the Matt Hampson Foundation if this doesnt happen.
Now are you only donating if Tigers doesn’t finish higher than both teams or just one?
Either! Just one if you like?

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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by Scuttle » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:43 pm

Predictions do not have that much meaning for me. Predicting Sarries and Chiefs in the top 4 (or even 2) is more stating the obvious than making a prediction. Beyond that anything could happen. I looked at some predictions from last season and one of them had Falcons in trouble by the end of the season if not actually relegated....who would have thought? Not me so I am clearly no good at predicting.
Apart from the obvious ( top 2/4 ) I think there will be quite a few surprise results meaning the rest of the pack will change places frequently over the course of the season. I do think Tigers have as much chance as any of being in the top 4 and part of me feels the changing places makes it more exciting.
What I do know is I have put a tenner on Tigers to win the Premiership and if they do the money will pay for tickets to the final for me and she who must be obeyed. There... I've said it/predicted it. Confident ..... if wrong!!
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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by 4071 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:14 pm

ellis9 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:18 pm
JP14 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 pm
ellis9 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:28 pm
I am confident Tigers will finish higher than both Saints and Gloucester. I am willing to make a donation to the Matt Hampson Foundation if this doesnt happen.
Now are you only donating if Tigers doesn’t finish higher than both teams or just one?
Either! Just one if you like?
Cheques should be made payable to The Matt Hampson Foundation
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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by nasher » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:46 pm

Top 4? With a performance like that against the chiefs and a coach who has had 2 years, a great deal of quality recruitment to admit the team were under prepared we will be lucky to be in the top six. Baxter knew we were under prepared before the kick off. Has he got a mole or ,shrewd operator that he is, recognised that MOC is not up to coaching a northern hemisphere team? After Saturday every other coach in Europe will have noticed as well. Unless there are changes it will be a long difficult season for us remaining fans and remember wasps are only at the end of the :smt022 M69.
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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by WhitecapTiger » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:51 pm

nasher wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Has he got a mole or ,shrewd operator that he is, recognised that MOC is not up to coaching a northern hemisphere team?
He doesn't need a mole or need to be a 'shrewd operator' (though he is, along with a damn fine coach and man-manager by the looks of things). All he needed to do was have someone compare the team put out for Saturday (on Friday lunchtime) with those who played in our pre-season matches....put 2+2 together and realise that quite a few had very little, or no, time in pre-season and it was likely that they would struggle fitness wise.

Schoolboy errors from our Head Coach.
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Re: No top 4 for Tigers?

Post by ellis9 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 pm

4071 wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:14 pm
ellis9 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:18 pm
JP14 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 pm


Now are you only donating if Tigers doesn’t finish higher than both teams or just one?
Either! Just one if you like?
Cheques should be made payable to The Matt Hampson Foundation
Please send to: The Matt Hampson Foundation, Office 14, Burrough Court, Burrough-on-the-Hill, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2QS
Remind me of this in May. There's 21 games to go to finish above them and we no longer have MOC in charge so it's even more of a realistic achievement.

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