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Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Johns (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 19:36


 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Yorkie (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 19:41

But new Italian Franchaise to replace them!!

So what is the point of that? Unless it's just to write off Aironi's debts?



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Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Rich W (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 19:47

Smoke and mirrors!



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In my little town
I never meant nothin'
I was just my fathers son
Saving my money
Dreaming of glory
Twitching like a finger
On the trigger of a gun
Leaving nothing but the dead and dying
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Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Yorkie (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 19:49


 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: vicky_c (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 20:36

Ahh so that explains why the lads have been ribbing Castro on Twitter about him stumping up the cash to buy them out

 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Tom Paine (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 20:53

It's funny which European (mainland) countries have taken up rugby. Can understand France (sud) Georgia and possibly Romania, but not sure about Italy and Spain (aside from the Basques). Now you'd have thought the Germans would be up for it and the big Finns, especially with the communal bathing, but no. Mind you, who'd have thought the Welsh....

 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Tiggs (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 20:55

Or the English really ?



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Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Tom Paine (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 20:59

Well, only bits of England. Not much support in Buckinghamshire these days - or is it Hertfordhire? The desert starts south of Bedford.

 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Tiggs (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 21:11

Ho about the Leicester A Team franchise to replace them, guaranteed HC rugby every year ?



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Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Tom Paine (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 21:16

Smacks of Shankley, that, Tiggs. There's two great teams in the East Midlands. Tigers and, Tigers A.

 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Rich W (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 21:51

What - Bath?

Actually Castro setting up a Tigers feeder club in Italy when he retires? Hmmmmm...



...
In my little town
I never meant nothin'
I was just my fathers son
Saving my money
Dreaming of glory
Twitching like a finger
On the trigger of a gun
Leaving nothing but the dead and dying
Back in my little town

 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: SK 88 (IP Logged)
Date: 07 April, 2012 23:07

Germany would be a rugby country if the two world wars hadn't intervened. Their federation is older than France's and were both as good as each other in the 1920s but the British wouldn't play the Hun then Hitler banned it.

Spain should be better if you ask me, with Rugby so popular in the Basque and Catalan regions you'd think that might cross the border a bit more and like the Celt countries they should be able to pick up players through their grandparents. Similarly with Switzerland you'd have thought a bit of the popularity would have slipped over the border near Geneva.

Belgium seems to be coming along through the divisions and Debaty the Clermont prop is really Belgian (actually born and raised) although be plays for France. Lille are ambitious in the lower leagues of France so that could help generate some popularity.

One thing to remember is that it is the French who have done practically all the converting, so thank god the poshos in Paris took rugby back from their London holidays!

 
Re: Aironi to fold at end of the season
Posted by: Yorkie (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2012 00:27

Quote:
Rich W

Actually Castro setting up a Tigers feeder club in Italy when he retires? Hmmmmm...


But is there enough quality in Italy to mine?



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