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mpickard2087

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Tigers got smashed again today. Exeter put 50 on them. Massive game coming up with newcastle next week.
Looking worse and worse for them. At least Newcastle are scrapping for survival, two weeks in a row now Leicester have just not looked bothered. Ford's playing quite well in amongst it all, if you get May the ball a try will come, Genge is doing his thing (good and bad), the rest have been pathetic and have thrown in the towel it looks like.

At the other end of the table think we're all just waiting for the outcome of the Sarries/Exeter final, aren't we....?
 

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Their pack is terrible. Genge and spencer are good but apart from that it's really average. Their whole back row costs them every game. Kvesic was just winning every thing at the breakdown.

Their backs are actually pretty good. Ford is playing amazingly but behind such a weak pack he has to work ten times as hared just to get the ball moving.

For england a really good come back is joseph who amazing for bath. I would really like to see him and slade outside ford. If we had our pack trundling up the pitch getting good front foot ball that could do some damage.
 

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Putting aside whether or not you like Leicester as a club, given how the league is struggling financially as it is, I can't help but feel it's probably not a good thing for anyone if one of the biggest, most well-supported teams in the country gets relegated.
 

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Looking worse and worse for them. At least Newcastle are scrapping for survival, two weeks in a row now Leicester have just not looked bothered. Ford's playing quite well in amongst it all, if you get May the ball a try will come, Genge is doing his thing (good and bad), the rest have been pathetic and have thrown in the towel it looks like.

At the other end of the table think we're all just waiting for the outcome of the Sarries/Exeter final, aren't we....?

They can't hide behind the International fixtures problem now. They really need some senior players to man up and get them moving again. They need some fresh blood in the pack now though and they're not in a position where they can cherry pick the best players any more.
 

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They can't hide behind the International fixtures problem now. They really need some senior players to man up and get them moving again. They need some fresh blood in the pack now though and they're not in a position where they can cherry pick the best players any more.
Yeah a few of them - Toomua and Tuilagi for example - need to pull their fingers out.

The pack isn't going to improve at this point though, T Youngs and Cole are past it and no combination of their lock and backrow options are of the required standard.

Morale and belief just look completely gone. Not helped by a lack of leadership and structure off the pitch.
 

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Yeah a few of them - Toomua and Tuilagi for example - need to pull their fingers out.

The pack isn't going to improve at this point though, T Youngs and Cole are past it and no combination of their lock and backrow options are of the required standard.

Morale and belief just look completely gone. Not helped by a lack of leadership and structure off the pitch.

As a Northampton fan though, it's a bit like watching Arsenal sinking into the drop zone. Can't see any way they'll go down though.
 

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How’s Jonah Holmes been doing?
I know they’ve got a couple of our under 20s kids on their books to but I don’t think they get loads of senior minutes.
 

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As a Northampton fan though, it's a bit like watching Arsenal sinking into the drop zone. Can't see any way they'll go down though.
Yeah it would be the equivalent of Man Utd getting relegated, I suppose. Agree though, needs two teams to overhaul them which is unlikely and Worcester have got the worst set of fixtures left I reckon.
 

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As a Northampton fan though, it's a bit like watching Arsenal sinking into the drop zone. Can't see any way they'll go down though.
It's ford, may and manu that will save them. They are scoring for fun even with no ball what so ever. Newcastle are no mugs though. If they get sinoti and goneva going ....... What a huge game this friday.
 

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Anyone been following the latest stupid, bigoted comments from Folau?

Apparently his contract is getting terminated. What does that mean for him playing in the WC?

He’s the best 15 in the world and I like to see the best players playing but I won’t lie, not seeing him line up agai st is in the group stage is a big bonus.
 

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Good for England too coz if you top your group you’re more than likely gunna play Oz in the Qtrs (assuming wales win our group)
 

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Anyone been following the latest stupid, bigoted comments from Folau?

Apparently his contract is getting terminated. What does that mean for him playing in the WC?

He’s the best 15 in the world and I like to see the best players playing but I won’t lie, not seeing him line up agai st is in the group stage is a big bonus.
Hope he's sacked the homophobic tit.

Let's just hope that God doesn't update his policies to include Loud Mouthed Fullbacks in his 'going to hell' quota. That would really upset Mr Folau.
 

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Hope he's sacked the homophobic tit.

Let's just hope that God doesn't update his policies to include Loud Mouthed Fullbacks in his 'going to hell' quota. That would really upset Mr Folau.
He’s been lucky as this is about the 3rd or 4th time he’s made comments like this but you can’t offend people’s religious beliefs. God forbid (pun intended)
 

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Diamond will definitely try and sign him for sale.

Also looking forward to newcastle vs tigers on friday. If tigers lose that it will get really interesting.
 
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