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West Stand Quin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #165 on: Friday 25-Jan-2019, 10:36* »
Launchbury has said being released by Quins was exactly what he needed. He was coasting as a player and by being released it made him evaluate whether he wanted to be a pro rugby player. This then motivated him to change his attitude.

deadlyfrom5yardsout

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #166 on: Friday 25-Jan-2019, 10:44* »
The same as we make of it every year.

Was there not a bit of chat about reducing squad size under Gustard so as to concentrate on quality rather than quantity?

Chipstead Quin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #167 on: Friday 25-Jan-2019, 10:49* »
I know the theory goes that agents will leak rumours to the press to up a player's worth and improve their bargaining position, but is there actually any truth in this? If we think that's what happens, then surely the clubs, who are far more in the know, would also know it's happening and so just ignore it.

I can't believe for instance that Quins would let their contract negotiations with Clifford be influenced by what Fissler or RIL might say. I'm sure the club knows who is after which of our players without an agent having to spread the rumours

You are probably right when it comes to higher profile players and I have no idea exactly how much of it goes on , but you only have to listen to the agents in the football world when interviewed to see that's how they operate .

However, rumours are easily started - Last night at the Quinssa event I spoke with Ugo Monye and told him  he had started a transfer rumour with his podcast on Monday when Danny Care said that Sam Burgess was coming back to Union - Several rumours on Twitter immediately afterwards linking Burgess with Bristol .

He laughed and said its a nightmare, he said that it is so easy to start rumours if you speak to the right person , and certainly if anyone high profile in the rugby media says something even as a joke its often picked up as fact .

Don't believe anything till you get official notice from the Club or the player himself was his best advice .

Mayor West

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #168 on: Friday 25-Jan-2019, 21:33* »
However, many if not most of the rumours turn out to be correct.

Only Joe Quin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #169 on: Friday 25-Jan-2019, 22:23* »
However, many if not most of the rumours turn out to be correct.
You got any evidence for that claim?

S1b

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #170 on: Friday 25-Jan-2019, 23:08* »
The front page of TRP? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
The only reason I still subscribe to it is for coverage of lower divisions. Too much of the rest of it is rubbish (especiallly the front page). Some of the match reports are ok, though too many digress.
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I sincerely hope the rumour that Jack Clifford has signed for 3 years is true - but if so why hasnít there been an announcement?

Mayor West

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #171 on: Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 10:51* »
You can look at last seasons ins and outs and this year the Boyce and Merrick rumours so far.

Broken Hero

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #172 on: Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 17:46* »
Doesnít look like itís been mentioned here before - forgive me if it has - but weíre reportedly one of a handful of clubs circling Sam Davies, the welsh fly-half at Ospreys: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/french-giants-target-wales-international-15674794

Would be a strong replacement for Catrikilis, who is surely on his way. Obviously some competition for his signature but he could definitely fit the role we need of ensuring Smith isnít overly exposed and burned out while heís still developing.

Now ex-Navyquin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #173 on: Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 18:12* »
Doesnít look like itís been mentioned here before - forgive me if it has - but weíre reportedly one of a handful of clubs circling Sam Davies, the welsh fly-half at Ospreys: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/french-giants-target-wales-international-15674794

Would be a strong replacement for Catrikilis, who is surely on his way. Obviously some competition for his signature but he could definitely fit the role we need of ensuring Smith isnít overly exposed and burned out while heís still developing.

Would be a good signing.

Twickersman

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #174 on: Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 18:58* »
Same Davies was world player of the year that They got beaten by England U20s. With Jack Clifford and Henry Slade in England team. I can see the advantage of securing his signing. He is perhaps 5 or 6th in line for the welsh team.

With Lang and Smith potential internationals, it would be great to bring him in.

I'm sure he would love the competition and the coaching of a great like Nev.

J Scott

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #175 on: Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 19:30* »
Couldnít make the game today so watched the Chiefs game.  Lawday would be a good addition if our interest in him is true.  He did nothing amazing today but solid tackler and carries well.

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #176 on: Saturday 26-Jan-2019, 21:20* »
Was there not a bit of chat about reducing squad size under Gustard so as to concentrate on quality rather than quantity?

Heard it from the man himself.

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #177 on: Sunday 27-Jan-2019, 14:15* »

RagingBull

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #178 on: Sunday 27-Jan-2019, 14:37* »
 Will Evans maybe?

Quinten Poulsen

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #179 on: Sunday 27-Jan-2019, 14:43* »
Surely that was pre Clifford announcement?

 

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