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Re: New Signings for 2012
Which Tyler (IP Logged)
12 February, 2012 16:58
Dominic Day... I see he's played for Wales in age-grade rugby, is he tied in to Wales then? or could he become EQP?


Oh, and in case no-one's guessed, i agree with Brian on Fearns vs Morgan at 8



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Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
12 February, 2012 20:40
I've also seen us linked to Lou Reed, who made his Wales debut today.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Rucking Carl (IP Logged)
13 February, 2012 07:39
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I've also seen us linked to Lou Reed

Shouldn't this be on the Perfect Day thread?

I'll get my coat.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Tall Paul (IP Logged)
13 February, 2012 08:44
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I've also seen us linked to Lou Reed

Shouldn't this be on the Perfect Day thread?

I'll get my coat.

Beat me to it! Is it a Velvet coat, RC?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Flat-top (IP Logged)
14 February, 2012 10:29
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As for new signings, a wise old head is exactly the kind of 4th option at lock I would be after for next season but I would have thought that both Chabal and Thorn would want way to much to make it viable. Plus I'm not sure that Chabal fits the wise part.

Looks like Chabal has his sights set on S15 rugby next season, either at Rebels or Ponies.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 09:28
According to the Chron, no loose head and no outside back will be signed.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bri (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 09:35
Must be signing,tight head,Lock,no8,what do you think.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
DA Bath (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 09:36
Interesting piece from Tom Bradshaw, he is normally pretty accurate contract negotiations. So presumably there is at very least the 250k that was heading to Jenkins available.

LHP sorted
Hooker is sorted
THP???
2nd row with Day may be sorted
Backrow???
Interesting that it says no outside backs not no backs...Simpson or another 9 seems likely

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bri (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 09:57
We were told 4/5 signings this year,do they mean academy upgrades? Or new players? Dominic Day sounds like he's coming.
No first team releases?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 11:01

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
devizes bath fan (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 11:13
The pack looks like it's going to get 1 or 2 new first teamers but it looks like the backs are going to be the same for next seasons. They need to start gelling pretty soon so Donald's injury couldn't come at a worse time.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 11:52
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We were told 4/5 signings this year,do they mean academy upgrades? Or new players? Dominic Day sounds like he's coming.
No first team releases?

We were told 3 or 4.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 11:55
Chabal to Balmain

How much will he get for 1 match?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
OutsideBath (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 12:54
We certainly need signings in the pack to stop us being bullied by the top teams in this department.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
mines a black rat (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 13:08
I was hoping that we would of heard of a signing prior to the game with the knuckle draggers to boost the confidence.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 13:49
Just confirm, Nick Blofeld said: ""We had quite significant change over the summer and we are not anticipating much change at all for next season, there will be three or four, maximum."

Not sure where the inflation to 4/5 came in?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
hasta (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 13:52
Webber's one of them as well. If we assume Day is another, that leaves a THP and a 9, maybe?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bri (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 13:55
How many 9 do we need?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
devizes bath fan (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 14:11
1 or none depending on Mark McMillan's injury.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
ziderman (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 15:32
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Brian4455
We were told 4/5 signings this year,do they mean academy upgrades? Or new players? Dominic Day sounds like he's coming.
No first team releases?

Is Dixie not off as we've now got Mears, Webber and Batty for next year?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
devizes bath fan (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 15:43
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Brian4455
We were told 4/5 signings this year,do they mean academy upgrades? Or new players? Dominic Day sounds like he's coming.
No first team releases?

Is Dixie not off as we've now got Mears, Webber and Batty for next year?

He's not a first team release.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
DA Bath (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 15:47
1) Webber
2) Day/A.N. Other 2nd row
3) We will have to bring in a 9 to replace MMM by the sounds of things.
4) ??? TH possibly or number 8 possibly
5) General contract upgrades

With Beattie, Dixon, Bell, MMM all leaving plus 500k extra cap plus c250k marquee those numbers don't add up to me unless numbers 3) and 4) are of a very high quality

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Tall Paul (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 16:05
You're right DA, and with Bruce pushing the Marquee thing so hard, it just doesn't add up, unless they have something spectacular up their sleeves!

Regarding your numbers 3 & 4, I'm not convinced these are the areas we need to improve this season. If we can get Morgan then as I have said on other threads, it would be great to get him, but him specifically and not just any old number 8... though Parisse would do nicely if he were surplus to requirements at Stade (Sm151) Claas is no spring chicken but is playing well, and Cook is far from the finished article but will learn from Claas over the next few seasons, and will hopefully be ready at the point where Claas decides to call it a day. The age gap between them is near perfect!

Having said that, I cannot see where they are going to spend big (I know where I would spend big if it were my money, but cannot identify what I think the club will do, as I don't think we have THAT much chance of signing Brian O'Driscoll, James Hook, Vincent Clerc or Maxime Medard!)



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Benger_Boy (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 16:26
What's with all the talk of MMM potentially not coming back from his injury? What has he done? He looked ok at the Q&A session at the Pheasant a couple of weeks ago and I thought they said he would be back in a month? If anyone remembers better I am happy (or not as it would mean he has a bad injury) to be corrected.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 17:00

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 17:00
SIM suggested that a long term replacement might be needed, but that was a while ago and hopefully the prognosis has improved.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 17:04
Knee injury, back in May, according to 'ere.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 17:07
Remember these signings of Academy players onto full time contracts will be costing money.

And while the main cap is increasing, there was a WC dispensation which would have been worth £90-150k depending on how its calculated, which we are losing.

They may well be trying to leave some free for opportunist signings next year.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 17:49
Why oportunist signings next year? Wierd idea!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2012 18:34
What's weird about it?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 08:14
It implies that the coaching team don't have a clue about the kind of players they want (and presumably, the style they want to play?) - opportunist? Let's see what turns up more like.
Do the other top sports teams follow an opportunist pathway when it comes to recruitment?
You couldn't make this up could you?
Is it next season, or the season after when the SIM project gells, clicks, get's it on, consolidates, turns it round, or just gets lucky (that seems to be the "plan")



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Widcombe Boy (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 08:32
There was talk in the papers about MMM returning to Scotland

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
ballsout (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 08:48
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Ex-Bod
It implies that the coaching team don't have a clue about the kind of players they want (and presumably, the style they want to play?) - opportunist? Let's see what turns up more like.
Do the other top sports teams follow an opportunist pathway when it comes to recruitment?
You couldn't make this up could you?
Is it next season, or the season after when the SIM project gells, clicks, get's it on, consolidates, turns it round, or just gets lucky (that seems to be the "plan")

Wow.

Surely opportunist = Warren Fury, Chris Biller etc? But why let common sense get in the way of another tedious rant about the management eh

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
DA Bath (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 09:43
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One of these 2 for 4/5 months wouldliven up the Rec
Great experience for the squad as well.

Good idea Bod, an addition like that would be a great unexpected shot in the arm for the squad for the run-in.
Pity we didn't hold back 100k from the salary cap for such an opportunist signing hey?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
King Curtis (IP Logged)
17 February, 2012 10:21
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There was talk in the papers about MMM returning to Scotland

Where was this talk?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 11:33
Just for a bit of fun, here are the Toulon recruits so far for 2011/12

Arrivées certaines : Sheridan (Sale) – Kennedy (London Irish) – Michalak (Sharks)

Arrivées imminentes : Jenkins (Cardiff) – Masoe (Castres) – Delve (Rebels) – D. Armitage (London Irish) – G. Armitage (London Irish) – Wulf (Auckland Blues)

Arrivées possibles : Durand (Racing-Metro)

Salary cap of T14 next season set at €8.75 million.


By the way, Matt Henjak is available (SH) from Toulon, a real bully of a No.9 (similar style to Kelleher).



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Re: New Signings for 2012
devizes bath fan (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 11:37
A real bully off the pitch as well looking at his record.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 11:42
Yes, wasn't it him who tw4tted Gavin in a Restaurant in Toulon because of Henson's lack of manners or some such?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Boy (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 11:52
But, in his defence, who wouldn't punch Gavin Henson given the chance?

The 2004 assault charge in South Africa (which disappeared when he paid $16k to get rid of it) and breaking his teammate's jaw in 2008 are, however, less forgiveable.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 12:10
Sound's the ideal candidate to inject a bit of consistent "mongrel" into the squad - too many well fed, well raised pedigrees in the BB&W for my liking.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Boy (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 13:37
So you'd rather we had a few violent criminals in the squad to keep the posh boys in line by occasionally breaking their jaws?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 13:40
Treat 'em mean and keep 'em keen SZ!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Boy (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 14:06
Yet another reason to pity your poor wife...

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 14:24
That's her policy with me SZ!
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Re: New Signings for 2012
Which Tyler (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 14:30

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
OutsideBath (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 15:11
Apparently if we want success we should be signing tall backs and heavy forwards. Not sure a study was needed to work this out.

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Have felt for a while now that our front row is on the small side when compared to the top teams.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 15:19
I see Sarries are getting in some cap busting:

Quote:
Farrell and Botha are two of 18 Saracens players to have signed contract extensions - news of which will be announced over the course of the next three days.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
noidea (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 13:44
You can add Stevens & Brits to the Sarries list

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 13:51
With Stringer moving from loan cover at Sorries to Falcons it seems



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Re: New Signings for 2012
noidea (IP Logged)
06 March, 2012 11:33
Anyone herd any more rumours recently? My guess is that we have a shed load of cap left for 2 quality players + extra left over for contingency

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