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    Matt O'Connor sacked by Leicester after their first match of the season. Seems like an odd time to get rid of a head-coach.

    #2
    Massive defeat by Exeter at the weekend, after a disappointing season last year. I’d imagine it’s decisive action to stop the rot, but there seems to be something fundamental wrong in the club. Tigers fans often post here- any views lads.

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      #3
      Steenson Slade Whitten is a handy midfield for the chiefs.

      We will have our work cut out in Sandy Park but Christ what a great part of England that is, would love to be going myself
      I am the million man.

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        #4
        Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post
        Massive defeat by Exeter at the weekend, after a disappointing season last year. I’d imagine it’s decisive action to stop the rot, but there seems to be something fundamental wrong in the club. Tigers fans often post here- any views lads.

        It's a good move.
        Gives Murphy plenty of time to prove himself.

        Reckon the ****e pre-season and then exeter showing us how ****e our pre-season was the final straw for the BOD.

        Simon Cohen needs to go though.

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          #5
          Former Munster academy player, JP Phelan is on trial at Saracens.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Tigs Man View Post


            It's a good move.
            Gives Murphy plenty of time to prove himself.

            Reckon the ****e pre-season and then exeter showing us how ****e our pre-season was the final straw for the BOD.

            Simon Cohen needs to go though.
            Thanks for posting Tigs - a real shame to see a real rugby club going through this. MOC wasn’t the solution to any problem.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post

              Thanks for posting Tigs - a real shame to see a real rugby club going through this. MOC wasn’t the solution to any problem.

              Yeh, Tigers have some rot at the top still unfortunately.

              I hope Murphy gets given some time, and support because I really hope he can step up.

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                #8
                Something will have to give..

                https://www.rugbypass.com/news/premi...state-reports/
                Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Cowboy View Post
                  Steenson Slade Whitten is a handy midfield for the chiefs.
                  Fairly sure we have a Steenson Slade-Whitten in the sub-academy this year.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by whimpersnap View Post
                    Fairly sure we have a Steenson Slade-Whitten in the sub-academy this year.
                    I think you're metting mixed up with Hugo Whitten-Slade. younger brother of Fionnanach

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                      #11
                      Article in Times today and on BBC, premiership in buy out discussions...
                      The Premiership is in talks over whether to agree a game-changing, historic deal for rugby by selling controlling ownership of the league to a private equity firm for about £275 million.

                      The deal is regarded by insiders as potentially the biggest step-change in club rugby since the game went professional 23 years ago, and is being compared to when football’s Premier League was formed in 1992.

                      The executive committee of Premier Rugby Ltd (PRL) has been in negotiations for about a year with CVC Capital Partners, the private equity company based in Luxembourg which made about £8 billion from its decade-long ownership of Formula One.

                      PRL is owned by 13 member clubs: the 12 sides in the Premiership and London Irish. The 13 club owners…(paywall)

                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/45417946
                      Last edited by jagawayagain; 5th-September-2018, 11:50.

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                        #12
                        Looks like the Spivs are going to try to cash in (some of) their chips.
                        Mark McCafferty, Premiership Rugby’s chief executive, is adamant that rugby union is not about to sell its soul or flog itself off cheap to the highest bidder

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                          #13
                          or maybe not
                          Premiership rugby to look at other investment sources after CVC offered £275m for a 50% share

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                            #14
                            Look what they're up to now.
                            • Reduce the Heineken Cup to 16 teams.
                            • Create a Second Division with Premiership Second teams, London Irish and, say, Ealing in between the existing Premiership and Championship. Promotion would only occur if a non-second team won the Division.
                            • Have squads of 60 players to service both divisions and allow players to be rested.
                            • Now that the Summer Internationals have been pushed back, fill the gap with an inter club Ryder Cup style competition. The top five NZ teams would play the top five Premiership teams, the top three Aussie teams would play in Ireland and the top five Saffie teams would play in Scotland and Wales. The first Hemisphere to win seven games would be the Champions.
                            England’s leading clubs meet on Tuesday to consider a £275m offer and discuss a few more ideas for the future

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                              #15
                              Fascinating- thanks for posting- and laced with an Orwellian sense of dread. For some reason the clowns believe that what they see as the English premierships interests should trump those of five other nations. Nothing new there. What will royally p*ss off those outside the premiership elite is turning the second division into a seconds league, on the basis of increasing revenue. They can’t get decent crowds for first team games, so how on earth will there be burgeoning bar receipts from Saints seconds against Doncaster?

                              I think the losses and realisation that rugby isn’t the cash machine premiership football is are beginning to bite, and £275m is the start of trying to find a way of bailing themselves out.

                              Tucked away at the end of the articles is an Ospreys suggestion that a team kicking the indirectly ball into the opponents 22 would retain possession. Munster with ROG would have loved it.

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