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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 11:51

Offloading, line breaking Centre /UB signed by Wuss
Don't want any of that malarky here now?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: noidea (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 12:38

I wonder if Carraro is off because he has herd that there will be more competition for the centre places next season



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 12:47

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I wonder if Carraro is off because he has herd that there will be more competition for the centre places next season

I don't think there is evidence of anything of that quality being signed



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: noidea (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 12:53

agreed Bod however we do seem to have a lot of cash to splash & generally the more impressive the signing the tighter the PR control (who had a clue about Butch before the club was ready to announce it.)

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: marshie10 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 12:57

Noidea, I don't think there's quite as much money as we think. A lot of money has gone into increased contracts. If we had the money to get Gethin Jenkins, we would have done.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: mines a black rat (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:03

Certainly a bit more in the coffers with the sad news about Moody.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Sam Y (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:08

It is clear you have NO IDEA with a response like that!!

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: noidea (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:24

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Sam Y
It is clear you have NO IDEA with a response like that!!

No need for that really - if you have nothing to say why bother?

With Beast, Dixy, Belly, Biller & Fury leaving, possibly Carraro & MMM and now Moody we would seem to have some change left from signing Webber & Day.

If you then add on the extra added to the salary cap , the marquee player budget & the full academy uplift bonus I think it's fair to say we have a sizeable budget for extra new players.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: DA Bath (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:27

Quote:
noidea
Quote:
Sam Y
It is clear you have NO IDEA with a response like that!!

No need for that really - if you have nothing to say why bother?

With Beast, Dixy, Belly, Biller & Fury leaving, possibly Carraro & MMM and now Moody we would seem to have some change left from signing Webber & Day.

If you then add on the extra added to the salary cap , the marquee player budget & the full academy uplift bonus I think it's fair to say we have a sizeable budget for extra new players.

On the face of it, yes. But Marshie has suggested that we have weighted contracts towards next season knowing that the salary cap uplifts were coming.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Sam Y (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:31

Well why post that about Carraro then and not expect a response?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: marshie10 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:40

As Dan has said, players are bound to be asking for more money when they know that the club has more capacity to pay them that money. If you want to keep your players you need to make some compromises, although I know that the club are not good at this, Carraro's departure being the prime example.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: noidea (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:42

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Noidea, I don't think there's quite as much money as we think. A lot of money has gone into increased contracts. If we had the money to get Gethin Jenkins, we would have done.

I was told that we offered him a fair amount of wedge but his agent tried to play us off against the French & it would have compromised other signings, so it was decided to use the cash on something else.

I am pretty sure the club would not have entered into negotiations if they didn't have the budget set aside in the first place. I accept your point about increased cash for contract uplifts but I doubt the club would have allocated so much cash that it would result in the squad getting smaller.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: marshie10 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:46

We were only really ever intending to get Webber, Day and one other, possibly two. But that will have changed with Moody and Carraro's departures. I'm very disappointed that Carraro is under valued by the club, I think it's frankly disgraceful.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: noidea (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:47

Quote:
Sam Y
Well why post that about Carraro then and not expect a response?

Please by all means feel free to share your illuminating thoughts on Carraro since clearly I have no idea!

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: bathfanstuckinhighwycombe (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 13:58

Here, here Marshie I think its an absoulte disgrace about Matty C somebody at the club needs to get a whooping for whats happened regarding him.
Im very sorry to hear about Moody he was a great player, a great player but I think we need to bulk up the squad in order to challenge for honours next season

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Sam Y (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 14:05

No Idea, who told you he was offered a fair amount of wedge? Name your source of information?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bath Blues (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 15:10

Nonu
Kaino
Ali Williams

I'd take two out of three at a push!

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Miles Offside (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 15:32

I'd be quite pleased if we could poach Elliot Daly from Wasps. He's just a season or two off being very good indeed.

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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: cheekywatson (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 16:55

Steyn was interested in being bought out of contract last year was he not?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: noidea (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 17:36

good call cheeky - I'd love to see him in Bath colours; Bod might even approve!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: mines a black rat (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 17:42

AGreed MO he has been thrust in at the deep end with all of pests woes and seems very comfortable in the Premiership. Could form a growing partnership with TH.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Gareth Redux (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 18:41

Carraro has been, by some margin, our most consistent back both in attack and defence throughout his time here. Either the management are philistines or they have someone better in the hoist. Take your pick!

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: dodger (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 19:00

Quote:
Gareth Redux
Carraro has been, by some margin, our most consistent back both in attack and defence throughout his time here. Either the management are philistines or they have someone better in the hoist. Take your pick!

Agreed certainly mr consistent

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: marshie10 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 19:34

I think Jacques Fourie.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Stuart Anderton (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 19:43

Quote:
Gareth Redux
Carraro has been, by some margin, our most consistent back both in attack and defence throughout his time here. Either the management are philistines or they have someone better in the hoist. Take your pick!

He's never really nailed down the 13 shirt for some reason - which could well be the main reason he's leaving

I wish we knew why, as it would be a rare fan team sheet which didn't include him.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: noidea (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 20:00

I think perhaps his versatility has been his downfall, jack of all trades etc

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bri (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2012 20:03

Quote:
noidea
I think perhaps his versatility has been his downfall, jack of all trades etc

Every squad needs a couple

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: fbff (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 00:32

Carraro will be a massive miss for us, he always brings not only solid defence but guile and threat to our attack which seems to be sadly missing when he doesn't play. An adequate replacement does not spring readily to mind!!!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 13:40

Missed some 2nd row grunt here
That'd have been fun with Attwood eh?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: retired (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 13:50

We have no need for a 37 year old mercenary.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 14:01

Just young unfit ones at the time of the season when the options to lose a game become less available.
37 year old RWC winner - having been an international at both codes?
You'd love it really OEC!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Stuart Anderton (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 19:48

Past their best forwards looking for a final check towards their pensions your kind of thing now Bod. I'm guessing if his last club was Leicester you'd be less enthusiastic.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: devizes bath fan (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 20:04

All Blacks are like fine wines,Stuart. The older they get, the more anally retentive bores go on about them.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 20:21

Lets just see if Brad doesn't just add an HEC winners medal to his collection eh?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Goughie (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 20:28

I think leinster could win it with or without him.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 21:09

I think they might need him given their first choice locks are unavailable



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: The Artist formerly known as RCC (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 21:52

The last pension-seeking southern hemisphere lock we signed turned out to be a real success.

There's no question Brad Thorn is 1/8 of the @#$%& and ten times the player Harrison proved to be, but were he the sum of Bath's ambition they'd be better off pulling Danny back out of retirement.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2012 23:55

Dan and Brad?
That'd be a double act!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 March, 2012 08:46

Experienced prop available - just released

29yr old
Ask Belly about him - he'll have his references. Doubt if he'd be too dear!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Stuart Anderton (IP Logged)
Date: 08 March, 2012 10:07

Doesn't seem able to get a game for the Dragons - hardly a ringing endorsement.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: retired (IP Logged)
Date: 08 March, 2012 10:26

I notice 16 players are out of contract at the end of the 2012/2013 season. We may need to keep some of the dosh for improved contracts!

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Stuart Anderton (IP Logged)
Date: 08 March, 2012 10:40

I think some early renewals might be in order.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 March, 2012 18:06


 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2012 11:02

Garvey to Castres?

Good luck top him!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Stuart Anderton (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2012 11:47

Do we need a thread for Bod to post everyone else's moves? They are quite interesting (!) but not really on topic for this thread.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2012 11:58

Well, as we're only due 2-3 it just gives comparisons with the activities of the other teams which I suppose isn't at al appropriate.
9 pages so far about who?

I'm sure you'll do what you want Stu.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: K9sixtwo (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2012 13:42

I seem to recall we had an option on Jacques Boussage.. any idea if we will take that option up and reclaim him, he did love Bath.. and I think we took to him!!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: Bod (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2012 13:48

To be honest,I can't see anyone being contracted in by Bath until the new Head Coach is signed up.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: devizes bath fan (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2012 14:00

What Bod said. Of course, nothing to stop them signing players once an agreement has been reached with a new coach but before he's announced. Out of interest, if it is a Saffa coach, will he be in place for pre-season?

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Posted by: marshie10 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2012 14:01

I don't think the coach will be South African, I think he'll come from a South African team though...

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