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PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Discussion started by boomer! , 25 May, 2020 10:52
PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
boomer! 25 May, 2020 10:52
The "players rumours" thread is 142 posts on 3 pages with 34,662 views.

It is way too long and IMHO a line needs to be drawn under it.

Watching the EPCR Champions Final(s) on BT yesterday it saddened me to see so many players that won't be MiB next season (whenever that starts).

Is there a definitive PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours) list of who is leaving anywhere?



It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Sarriebone 25 May, 2020 12:02
Yes, the pinned Men's Squad thread at the top of the page.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
boomer! 25 May, 2020 12:27
Quote:
boomer!
The "players rumours" thread is 142 posts on 3 pages with 34,662 views.
It is way too long and IMHO a line needs to be drawn under it.

Watching the EPCR Champions Final(s) on BT yesterday it saddened me to see so many players that won't be MiB next season (whenever that starts).

Is there a definitive PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours) list of who is leaving anywhere?

69 Posts over 2 pages...

Just looks like another 'Players Rumour' thread, just marginally shorter.

What I am talking about is a list, just a list, of
1) those that have confirmed they are staying,
2) those that have confirmed are leaving
3)those that as far as the general public are aware are 'don't knows'

Preferably this list doesn't include pointless chit chat about their mate Dave who told them about a rumour he'd heard.

And as and when the don't know make up their mind about their future this same list is just edited. Rather than messages added to it thus turning it into another volumous(?) thread.

The reason I posted this message in the first place was after watching the 2019 EPCR highlights it struck me that 5 or or 7 of our starting back were leaving but then I thought, hang on is that 5 or 4 or 6?



It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Sarriebone 25 May, 2020 12:41
Quote:
boomer!
Quote:
boomer!
The "players rumours" thread is 142 posts on 3 pages with 34,662 views.
It is way too long and IMHO a line needs to be drawn under it.

Watching the EPCR Champions Final(s) on BT yesterday it saddened me to see so many players that won't be MiB next season (whenever that starts).

Is there a definitive PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours) list of who is leaving anywhere?

69 Posts over 2 pages...

Just looks like another 'Players Rumour' thread, just marginally shorter.

What I am talking about is a list, just a list, of
1) those that have confirmed they are staying,
2) those that have confirmed are leaving
3)those that as far as the general public are aware are 'don't knows'

Preferably this list doesn't include pointless chit chat about their mate Dave who told them about a rumour he'd heard.

And as and when the don't know make up their mind about their future this same list is just edited. Rather than messages added to it thus turning it into another volumous(?) thread.

The reason I posted this message in the first place was after watching the 2019 EPCR highlights it struck me that 5 or or 7 of our starting back were leaving but then I thought, hang on is that 5 or 4 or 6?
The first post of that thread has a regularly updated list of who's staying and who's leaving.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
tpr's headmistress 25 May, 2020 13:31
The first post of that thread has a regularly updated list of who's staying and who's leaving.

To be fair it has become a little haphazard and deviated from the original lists, as these things do.(Sm100)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Sarriebone 25 May, 2020 13:33
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
The first post of that thread has a regularly updated list of who's staying and who's leaving.
To be fair it has become a little haphazard and deviated from the original lists, as these things do.(Sm100)

True, I haven't checked for a while and it seems rumours have been included as well, but I think all the major info is there



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25/05/2020 13:34 by Sarriebone.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
OldMarovian 25 May, 2020 13:58
Speaking of which ... has Spencer going to Bath permanently actually been confirmed? can't find it if it has.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Sarriebone 25 May, 2020 14:00
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OldMarovian
Speaking of which ... has Spencer going to Bath permanently actually been confirmed? can't find it if it has.
Haven't seen anything official, no

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
McSaracens 25 May, 2020 15:29
Good idea Boomer, why dont you type one up yourself which can then be pinned on this page.



I believe it might have been said before, but there is something special happening at Saracens, and I want to be part of it. - Nils Mordt



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25/05/2020 15:32 by McSaracens.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Dave Berko 25 May, 2020 15:32
Joel Kpuko staying

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Barty II 25 May, 2020 15:54
Quote:
Sarriebone
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
The first post of that thread has a regularly updated list of who's staying and who's leaving.
To be fair it has become a little haphazard and deviated from the original lists, as these things do.(Sm100)

True, I haven't checked for a while and it seems rumours have been included as well, but I think all the major info is there

Quite a few people asked for the rumour mill as well so I have tried to keep a list of 1 sentence for each player who's being rumoured with a move away. Although its a big post, at least the first post has all the info in one place

(Just about to update it with Kpoku's new contract)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
myleftboot 27 May, 2020 07:40
Like McSaracens said, do it yourself if you don't like the fruits of Bartys not inconsiderable effort!

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
tpr's headmistress 27 May, 2020 09:01
I know this is a bit cheeky, but could the merge fairy lift that particular post out of the rest and start a new thread with the Barty table, which can then be updated. Any other 'stuff' can be added to the current mish mash.(Sm26)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Roger G 27 May, 2020 09:58
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
I know this is a bit cheeky, but could the merge fairy lift that particular post out of the rest and start a new thread with the Barty table, which can then be updated. Any other 'stuff' can be added to the current mish mash.(Sm26)

Isn't that exactly what Barty intended with the current Men's Squad thread? With it being a sticky already, the regular updating of the first page, and the clear separation between confirmed fact and rumour in that first post, I don't see any room for confusion or any need for the merge-fairy to do unnecessary work. Also no need to read the rest of the thread if you don't want to.

I say well done Barty!! Anybody who thinks they can do better should give it a go.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Barty II 27 May, 2020 10:12
On the basis of some of the feedback, I have turned the post upside down and put the facts of the squad first and the rumour mill afterwards (which does make more sense really), and hopefully drawn attention to it being the first post on the thread in the title.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
tpr's headmistress 27 May, 2020 10:51
I am suitably rebuked, Roger! Silly me.(Sm16)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Barty II 27 May, 2020 10:54
Scrum Half Aled Davies signs

The first 'IN' fact!

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Jim 55 27 May, 2020 11:27
A decent signing, got to be happy with him.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Roger G 27 May, 2020 13:23
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
I am suitably rebuked, Roger! Silly me.(Sm16)

Sorry, poorly worded. Didn't mean it as a rebuke.....not for you at least. (Sm108)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
boomer! 27 May, 2020 14:14
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myleftboot
Like McSaracens said, do it yourself if you don't like the fruits of Bartys not inconsiderable effort!

YAWN!



It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Barty II 27 May, 2020 15:09
Quote:
boomer!
Quote:
myleftboot
Like McSaracens said, do it yourself if you don't like the fruits of Bartys not inconsiderable effort!

YAWN!

each to their own...

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
myleftboot 27 May, 2020 15:45
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boomer!
Quote:
myleftboot
Like McSaracens said, do it yourself if you don't like the fruits of Bartys not inconsiderable effort!

YAWN!
well done, good start. Where's the rest?

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
tpr's headmistress 27 May, 2020 16:56
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Roger G
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
I am suitably rebuked, Roger! Silly me.(Sm16)

Sorry, poorly worded. Didn't mean it as a rebuke.....not for you at least. (Sm108)

Having a hot and cross day. (Sm108) back to you.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
GazzaFez 27 May, 2020 17:24
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tpr's headmistress
Quote:
Roger G
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
I am suitably rebuked, Roger! Silly me.(Sm16)

Sorry, poorly worded. Didn't mean it as a rebuke.....not for you at least. (Sm108)

Having a hot and cross day. (Sm108) back to you.

Get a room! (Sm14) (Sm6)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
tpr's headmistress 27 May, 2020 18:16
(Sm93) Gazza, when you're as ancient as I am you can do things like that with impunity(Sm22)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
fleetg 27 May, 2020 23:12
Isiekwe to Saints on 1 year loan.
Confirmed tonight by Chris Boyd during ST holders forum.
Good for us I think and good for you when you return to the Premiership in 21/22.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
GazzaFez 28 May, 2020 10:55
Seems like it's definitely just a one year loan.

Nick has just signed a contract to keep him at Saracens until 2024!

Excellent news. :-)

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
McSaracens 28 May, 2020 11:23
Brilliant news. If we can keep hold of Itoje too then the engine room looks well stocked.



I believe it might have been said before, but there is something special happening at Saracens, and I want to be part of it. - Nils Mordt

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
OldMarovian 28 May, 2020 19:24
Talking of facts I see the DM have done what they think passes for journalism regarding Isiekwes move.

Have to laugh at the way it's framed as leaving the sinking ship rather than acknowledging that the young players mentioned have all tied themselves into long term futures.

Still another few pieces of dross like that and Nik Simon will be able to afford the "c" that his parents forgot to provide him. Funny that because I think of "c" almost every time I read something he writes ...

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Harrow Sarrie 28 May, 2020 22:36
Quote:
OldMarovian
Talking of facts I see the DM have done what they think passes for journalism regarding Isiekwes move.
Have to laugh at the way it's framed as leaving the sinking ship rather than acknowledging that the young players mentioned have all tied themselves into long term futures.

Still another few pieces of dross like that and Nik Simon will be able to afford the "c" that his parents forgot to provide him. Funny that because I think of "c" almost every time I read something he writes ...

Yep, I had to resist the proverbial urge when I read that OM. So it was with particular relish that I read this article.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
myleftboot 29 May, 2020 15:22
Thanks Harrow, made me giggle did that

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
OldMarovian 29 May, 2020 23:15
You'd need a heart of stone not to laugh Harrow Sarrie.

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
wolfgangvonb77 04 June, 2020 19:06
Was Marlow Nik who used to come on here quite a bit the Same Nik who writes for the DM? I saw the story about Isiekwes transfer

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
Stumpy7780 05 June, 2020 07:34
Spenno confirmed as going to Bath. Real shame

Re: PLAYERS FACTS (not rumours)
OldMarovian 05 June, 2020 11:19
Agree Stumpy7780. Huge loss for the club. All the best to him though.


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