The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby Mikey Brown » Fri May 22, 2020 8:58 am

If Gordon is ready to step up that would be great. Haven’t seen much of him but looks a talent.

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby septic 9 » Fri May 22, 2020 10:25 am

hugh_woatmeigh wrote:
switchskier wrote:
Cameo wrote:After an amazing first year he does seem to have faded a bit. Any chance of an Edinburgh 7 (or Crosbie) moving over?


Leaves Glasgow with a first choice backrow of Wilson, Gordon and Faegerson, with Harley, Fusaro and Ashe as backups I guess.

Edinburgh have Ritchie, Watson, Bradbury, Mata, Crosbie and Haining backed up by Boyle and Darge coming through and the young lad we just signed from the Leicester academy. Tell you what, we can let Glasgow have Miller or Smith. Seen fair?


Matt Smith was a loan deal from Glasgow IIRC. Glasgow don't want him from what I hear. Shit situation to be in for the guy but I don't think he's got much to bring to the top-flight rugby table.

Barclay on a 1 year deal to develop & rotate with Gordon would be a good signing.


Barclay is done at this level as a player. Harley is now a second row who might move to 6 as a sub if Warriors have too many back row injuries. If Harely is considered a 6 again primarily, they are desperately short at lock, unless Nakawara or Swinson or both re-sign (only Cummings, McDonald and Davidson and R Gray signed up)
Smith had a lot to offer, never let Glasgow down in the chances he got but Rennie didn't take to him for some reason and froze him out. With Gibbons leaving and losing out of both Darge and Boyle to Edinburgh that is looking like a very bad bit of business unless Danny Wilson now pulls a rabbit out of the hat - he's been left with a shambles recruitment wise

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby General Zod » Fri May 22, 2020 10:53 am

I think it’s going to be a weird season next time out. The virus has obviously affected succession planning in terms of budget in particular. I hope it’s going to be an opportunity that allows some young lads, who might not otherwise have got the chance, to come through.

We can see how the academies are progressing!

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby septic 9 » Fri May 22, 2020 11:05 am

.......and Swinson has just announced his retirement. Fantastic servant for Glasgow, brought a much needed edge and work rate

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby Big D » Fri May 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Gibbons is at that funny age for contracts 31/32 - 32 early in the new season. It is a tough one for clubs because giving 2-3 year deals at that age is a risk.

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby General Zod » Sat May 23, 2020 9:41 am

Always liked Swinson’s attitude, although I think his major contribution to Scottish rugby could well be the players’ union. Improved engagement and what have you.

Also good luck to Gibbons - very good player. Poor example for a lockdown haircut tho.

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby General Zod » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:27 pm

This guy would be a decent full back for Glasgow - probably a few bargains to be had if they are breaking up los Jaguares.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/emiliano ... yers-leave

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Re: The Glasgow Carpet Burns and Cary Grant Appreciation Thread

Postby septic 9 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:38 am

General Zod wrote:This guy would be a decent full back for Glasgow - probably a few bargains to be had if they are breaking up los Jaguares.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/emiliano ... yers-leave


oh he would but we Glasgow won't be in the same league salary wise for a guy like that

Most teams usually have their budgets allocated by now (in fact months ago) but there may be some space under the CV situation (deals not being confirmed for existing players, etc etc) but if most are spent up in Eng and France for next season it is possible that there might be some one year contracts to be picked up in Scotland - but both teams usually look a level down, for cost reasons but also they want to avoid where possible losing players to national teams


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