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FLOOD's new Tiger Position??

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by Baxter_13 (U7658310) 11 June 2008
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Well, it's finally confirmed. TF is off to LT...
news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rug...

So, where will he play??
""The 22-year-old can play in a number of positions, but is expected to challenge Andy Goode for the number 10 shirt.""

I for one believe that his natural position is Centre, yet whilst he has some decent performances for England I feel that his performances at a Club level have been average.

So should he be challenging AG for fly-half?
The most noticeable feature of AG is his inconsitency... when he's on his A Game he could challenge the likes of Dan Carter & Wilko... when he's off form you wouldn't want him in your Sunday Pub Team (Exhibit 1 - GP Final 2008).

I think that TF has an ability in his playing style that is worthy enough of being put in Fly-half for good (no pun intended) and giving the Tigers what Goode could not.... consistency.

But is he good enough to control a game from 10???

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posted Jun 11, 2008

No Noon thanks. His day of being 1st choice is over. Hipkiss has all he has and more, but needs to improve his defense a bit.

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posted Jun 11, 2008

Richards over Ellis? Mad!

Even if you're a fellow Lankie I can't let you get away with that!

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comment by JJB (U11223847)

posted Jun 11, 2008

bathandlancsfan.

I think you deserve a prize for the worst england backline I have seen anyone on these boards pick.

Care - no
Cips - yes
Strettle - no
Flood - no
Noon - no
Sackey - yes
Tait - no

Not when everyone is fit.

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posted Jun 11, 2008

What's wrong with Strettle, JJB? He's awesome! Maybe not as experienced as J S-D, but his speed and elusiveness are breathtaking.

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posted Jun 11, 2008

I'd like to see:

15. Lewsey
14. Sackey
13. Tait
12. Catt
11. Varndell
10. Wilkinson
09. Gomarsall

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posted Jun 11, 2008

NoRtHeRnMiDz
Catt has retired and Gommersall is not the best scrum half in england anymore.

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posted Jun 11, 2008

NoRtHeRnMiDz

Gomersall's not even the best scrum half at Quins, let alone in England.

As for Flood, his best aspect is his control, the same as Wilkinson. Therefore to pick him at 12 would be to waste his best aspect. As well as this, he's probly not physical enough to play 12, his defence is fine, its just that he's not really broad enough or low enough to break tackles.
Also, to play him at 12 would be to waste another of his best aspects, his kicking game, in a position where it cant be used. For sure Flood is a 10, its good thing that he moved so he can progress as a 10, rather than play out of position so Newcastle can play Wilko

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posted Jun 12, 2008

This is a great move for the Tigers,Toby Flood is young has all the talent to go to the very top of the game and a team of Leicesters quality as well as consistency could bring his potential at both club and national level,a very wise move indeed.For all his talent and a player I like very much,Andy Goode has blown hot and cold this season.He still scores lots of points,but as the first half at Gloucester in the play offs proved he can have poor ones where many easy points are missed.Having Flood around will put the pressure on and for the Tigers this could prove crucial.The real question though is who will be head coach and will he use wisely the talented players he clearly will have at his disposal? So I hope its an appointment they make very soon and personally I'd like the current assistant coach to get it,Richard Cockerell,but you never know.

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posted Jun 13, 2008

"Hipkiss has all he (noon) has and more needs to work on defending a bit."
Noon's defence is awesome I can think of at least one MASSIVE hit that led directly to a try. So no Hipkiss doesnt have EVERYTHING noon has. However with Tindall Barkley Flood and Tait might not get a look in but you never know

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posted Jun 13, 2008

'I can think of at least one MASSIVE hit that led directly to a try. '

Would that be when he knocked the ball on in makingthe tackle for Sackey to pick it up and run it in? Well yes it lead to a try - because the officials were blind!

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