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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Tichtheid on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:35 pm

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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby New Gunner on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:39 pm

Tichtheid wrote:https://theoffsideline.com/2017/11/14/edinburgh-bound-barclay/


You beat me to it!

"Edinburgh first. Ten days have passed since the first report that Barclay will leave the Scarlets this summer to join Richard Cockerill’s side. Asked about it last week, he did nothing to deny it, and the same was true yesterday.

“It won’t go away,” he said of the story. “I’ll play a straight bat.”

There is now no doubt that the move will be agreed, and it is understood that the aim is to announce it officially this week. But if for logistical reasons an announcement has to be postponed until early next week, and if by that time Barclay has led Scotland to victory over New Zealand – well, perhaps so much the better from the point of view of Edinburgh, for whom such a signing represents a major statement of intent for next season."
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby macdone on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:45 am

Friday Knight Lights wrote:Rumours Barclay has signed a three year deal here but on his podcast Jim Hamilton claims he signed for Quins!


Definitely the kind of character we need but nervous about a 3 year deal for a 31 year old after Dickinson and Ford´s struggles. I'd be more comfortable if included a coaching element in year 3.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby macdone on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:58 am

Wottie wrote:Don't know much about Hurrell but he made Will Greenwood's Aviva Premiership Team of the year last season, guess what, at 13 :lol:.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/ ... l-hurrell/


We could end up with half a dozen 13s! He does play 12 though too - hopefully that's the intention. He was top in the English Premiership for turnovers last year - not bad for a centre!
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Frenchy on Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:31 am

Can we start a tally of rumours Jim Hamilton says are true which turn out to be true?
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby The Feral Goat on Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:42 am

Hamilton does spout some amount of p1ish on his podcast conversely I watched the Samoa match on BT sport and he was co-commentator with Nick Mullins and I thought they were pretty good and he gave some useful insight/analysis at times.

Barclay would be a really good signing strong leader and coming from a winning environment I think his presence would really benefit our crop of young back rowers. I do agree a 3 year deal for a 31 year old is a bit of a risk but it is perhaps the reason we have a chance of signing him as others are not keen to offer the same length of deal similar to the Fruean deal ER having to be a bit creative to compete with bigger cash offers.

Re a 12 – I think Cockerill needs to decide on how he wants us to play and then recruit accordingly. Behind a strong pack generating quick ball the Tovey/Burleigh partnership is working well with a playmaker 12 rather than a crash ball 12 (even Gatland is trying to move away from this!). We have a couple of big wingers and both Dean and Fruean are big lads so there is still scope to bring them in off 10 if we need someone to make hard yards when necessary.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby The Feral Goat on Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:44 am

re-signing news this afternoon per ER twitter
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Wottie on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:12 pm

zt1903 wrote:I don’t think you can assume anything about his guilt or innocence.

From a selfish point of view it would be handy if his status were resolved before the trip to SA.


I'm sure you meant to say "From a shellfish point of view ...... " didn't you zt1903?
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby 4ft on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:25 pm

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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby BigD163 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:31 pm

Barclay has signed.
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Wottie on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:19 pm

BigD163 wrote:Barclay has signed.


Liking that a lot!
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Tichtheid on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:36 pm

I saw a BBC story, but there is nothing on the Edinburgh site about Barclay
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby The Feral Goat on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Looks like Barclay will be confirmed next week, but there is a re-signing announcement due this afternoon
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby Tichtheid on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:40 pm

The Feral Goat wrote:Looks like Barclay will be confirmed next week, but there is a re-signing announcement due this afternoon



Fingers crossed it's CDP
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Re: Edinburgh Rugby Squad 2017/18

Postby The Feral Goat on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:46 pm

I think it may be Rambo motm v Samoa, playing well, high profile at present good bit of PR
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