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Tom Croft
Posted by: ROLLO (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 19:13

There are a couple of rumours ( one including Fissler) the Tom Croft is leaving Tigers, Could he or should he be heading to Sixways. A great player but who has had injury problems.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 19:41

Quote:
ROLLO
There are a couple of rumours ( one including Fissler) the Tom Croft is leaving Tigers, Could he or should he be heading to Sixways. A great player but who has had injury problems.
Be somewhat of a coup if we get him.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Simba (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 19:54

A good player in his day but much too injury prone now.
It's a no from me (for what it's worth).

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 20:00

This season 2 starts and 1 bench!!

Not good.

JP

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Whispering_Death (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 20:11

If he stayed fully fit he'd be a quality signing in the lose and line out, but the last few years suggest that's a very big if. Someone will take the risk I'm sure.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: TeflonTed (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 20:25

31 years old, 6' 6", 42 England caps and a double Lion.

What's not to like?

Is his lack of starts confirmed as an injury issue?

If so, worrying.

Or is he not being picked?

If so, worrying

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: thatguythere (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 20:29

Don't rule his fitness out yet! Mills was just as bad and younger now look at him. Craft would be a brilliant signing. We need players of his quality because at the moment the squad has got worse for next season so far

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 20:39

Being younger is better he can recover and get stronger.

Injury prone at 31 and a backrow player is not good at all.

I don't subscribe to the view we are weaker.

Waller for Ruskin

Van Veltz for Vui

Plus the young guns Shilly, Adams, Humphries, Singleton and Taylor will all be better than last season.

We get Heathcote and Arr back all + points.

Te'o and Taufete'e will be another year on in their Rugby Union development, Annett will be back.

I think we will be a stronger team next season.

JP

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Pompey Warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:11

We've got a different back rower coming...

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: LiveInHope (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:36

What kind of injuries has he had?
That to me is the key question.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:41

Just to add

We have an internationally renown defence coach, a fantastic strength and condition guru and another about to join us, we have a motivational DOR and Captain from the start of the season.

We will be demonstrably stronger than last season.

JP

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: usa warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:45

Quote:
Pompey Warrior
We've got a different back rower coming...

Go on then... I'll bite.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:47

Quote:
LiveInHope
What kind of injuries has he had?
That to me is the key question.

I would think the broken neck which was originally misdiagnosed may have caused one or two problems LiveinHope.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Pompey Warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:49

'Mart' mentioned the player in question in a post about a week ago but was completely ignored! He (the player, not Mart) is from a Premiership club in the south west...

Aren't clues fun?!

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: TeflonTed (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:58

Quote:
Pompey Warrior
'Mart' mentioned the player in question in a post about a week ago but was completely ignored! He (the player, not Mart) is from a Premiership club in the south west...
Aren't clues fun?!

No. And neither are unsubstantiated rumours.

(See a thread titled "Dylan Hartley", in which, by the way, we are surely owed at least 3 apologies)

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: usa warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 21:59

Quote:
Pompey Warrior
'Mart' mentioned the player in question in a post about a week ago but was completely ignored! He (the player, not Mart) is from a Premiership club in the south west...
Aren't clues fun?!

Don Armand?

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Whispering_Death (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 22:04

Equally we will be without FH for half the season, we don't have a reliable place kicker, we don't have a fly half really capable of executing the kicking game DoubleG requires consistently, the guy who transformed our lineout has gone, and if we suffer injuries again we are totally screwed given the size of the squad. We can achieve 9th, possibly 8th, no better in my view.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Pompey Warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 22:06

I think this 'rumour' has a lot more credibility than the joke about Itoje!

Nope, not Armand.

I confess to not having any knowledge of when the club will release the name.

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: shrewsburyman (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 22:17

I wouldn't touch any player from Exeter on the basis that Baxter manages to get so much out his players and why would they leave Exeter?

Re: Tom Croft
Posted by: Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2017 22:32

How about a line-out jumper ?

Geoff Parling not going to Melbourne Rebels because of tales of their "impending doom" and travelling back up the M5 to us instead ? (Sm163)

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