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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
25 April, 2012 21:55
How many SANZAR youth in Bath academy?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
25 April, 2012 22:12
Exactly the right number.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
King Curtis (IP Logged)
25 April, 2012 22:44
I notice Richard Lane is in Australia. Presumably rugby related.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bri (IP Logged)
25 April, 2012 22:52
Correct,playing for Sydney Colts I believe and Spencer is following him out,might of gone? To play for Eastern Suburbs,I think,I asked a couple of the youngsters.Spencer was held back because of the injury to Caldwell.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
CamelToe (IP Logged)
26 April, 2012 07:34
Mark Bakewell is DOR at Eastern Suburbs.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
mines a black rat (IP Logged)
26 April, 2012 07:52
Great coach to learn from. Like with brand Haskell and Catt's rumoured journey around the world, having a journey and picking up new ideas and methods could bring them back a more rounded player/coach. Stops insular thinking.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Substitute (IP Logged)
26 April, 2012 09:19
This seems to go on a lot in Cricket at the moment. However from what I've heard from those involved, the tendency is for the player to shine in Oz or NZ and then struggle to break into the county when they get back for whatever reason...

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
26 April, 2012 09:29
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This seems to go on a lot in Cricket at the moment. However from what I've heard from those involved, the tendency is for the player to shine in Oz or NZ and then struggle to break into the county when they get back for whatever reason...

What's the main variable between the 2 locations S?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Humpo (IP Logged)
26 April, 2012 09:45
Is Haskell going to Wasps confirmed?

He wouldn't be the worst number 8 to sign...

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Boy (IP Logged)
26 April, 2012 10:09
Yeah, the Haskell deal was announced back in July of last year.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 09:44
Tiggers to replace one rip-roaring Islander with another!

This kind of talent won't be on the Bath radar!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 09:52
Is it strictly necessary to add a dig at Bath management to every "x signs y" article you post Bod?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 10:01
Until the Management start acting a little more like they know what is needed for Bath Rugby Ltd to be successful on the pitch then the little nudges will remain.
It's a compare and contract exercise to try and design a "best practice" model Stuart....that is if Bath wish to adopt such a philosophy in the way the go about their business.
If you find it uncomfortable and valid then it must be working!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Miles Offside (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 10:08
Except, Bod, it isn't "uncomfortable and valid", it's irrelevant repetitive and tedious.

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Re: New Signings for 2012
OutsideBath (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 10:12
I guess the point Bod is trying to make is other teams are building their squads for next season, whereas we haven't done anything on player recruitment to improve the squad. Granted this is very difficult without a coaching set-up in place.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 10:19
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Except, Bod, it isn't "uncomfortable and valid", it's irrelevant repetitive and tedious.
(Sm109)

Excellent!
Let's hope there is a reaction eh?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Miles Offside (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 10:21
(Sm164)

(Sm109)

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Which Tyler (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 10:26
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I guess the point Bod is trying to make is other teams are building their squads for next season, whereas we haven't done anything on player recruitment to improve the squad. Granted this is very difficult without a coaching set-up in place.
Is there any evidence that we're not doing anything? or are we simply not announcing things as we don't have a (pulicly) confirmed coach yet?
After all, very, very few signings are announced on the day the paperwork is signed - TBH I'd doubt that there's ever been one since rugby turned pro



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Re: New Signings for 2012
DanWiley (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 11:34
Bod I really doubt the management read this site and if they do I'm sure they pay very little attention to someone who shouts his mouth off.

Making Stuart uncomfortable, if that's what you think you're doing, I have my doubts, will have very little impact on club strategy.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 12:20
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I guess the point Bod is trying to make is other teams are building their squads for next season, whereas we haven't done anything on player recruitment to improve the squad. Granted this is very difficult without a coaching set-up in place.

We've made three signings so far (well, two and a half; by all accounts James is a gimme), including a current England international.

Not enough given who's left, but not nothing.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Which Tyler (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 12:25
Good point.
We were told to expect 3-4 new signings, you could add another for Moody's retirement; but they may well decide not to if the squad is better balanced anyway.
So far we've had 3 signings (Jones seems to be all but confirmed), 2 of whom are capped internationals; and the third of whom is infitely better than the man he's replacing (ie, he actually exists).
Academy upgrades don't tend to get announced yet, but we have had 3 (Fertiliser, Cap.n Cook, TH).

Expect the coaches to be announced, Jones to be announced, and 1-2 more names, who've probably already signed the paperwork (likely a utility back, maybe an 8, depending on Fearns)



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Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 12:25
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If you find it uncomfortable and valid then it must be working!

I don't find it uncomfortable, I find it rather sad that you think it has any influence on anyone.

I certainly don't find it valid, especially as you normally say it after linking to signings which if we made them would be slammed on here as being deeply "meh", such as this most recent 28 year old winger from a 2nd division French team.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Boy (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 12:26
If only there was some opportunity for Bod to meet with a high-ranking member of the Bath hierachy and actually voice his concerns in a mature, face to face manner rather than endlessly poking them with a virtual stick.

Oh, wait...

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
hasta (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 12:36
Butch James and Michael Claassens weren't announced until a few weeks after the season finished. Let's cool our jets a little.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
27 April, 2012 12:39
Which Tyler its James not Jones unless u know something we dont lol e,g its Alun Wyn Jones instead of Paul James lol

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Which Tyler (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 12:50
Dammit - I keep doing that as well - fat fingers or dyslexia - you decide.

ETA: or just Welsh stereotyping, of course



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Re: New Signings for 2012
27 April, 2012 13:00
lol Im welsh dude dont worry about it

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Boredfan (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 13:11
Besides which - is this Fijian dude any good? Presumably if he was he wouldn't be plying his trade with Tarbes at the ripe age of 28. Whilst he may turn out to be brilliant, Tigers have an interesting track record with world class Fijian backs and, until I see him on the pitch, I am not going to beat myself up too much abaout the way in which we missed out on his signature.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Boy (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 13:15
Just posting so we can have three posts in a row which include the word 'dude'.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
27 April, 2012 13:43
I could have said bruv lol

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Boy (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 14:59
Ah, you ruined the streak!

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
mines a black rat (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 17:11
Or even geezer, blud, chief or bro Dude.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
OutsideBath (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 17:45
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TCM2007
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OutsideBath
I guess the point Bod is trying to make is other teams are building their squads for next season, whereas we haven't done anything on player recruitment to improve the squad. Granted this is very difficult without a coaching set-up in place.

We've made three signings so far (well, two and a half; by all accounts James is a gimme), including a current England international.

Not enough given who's left, but not nothing.

If you actually read my post I said "nothing to improve the squad". The confirmed signings add nothing IMO. 1 player who will spend most of his time away with England and is debatable whether he is an improvement on what we have. The other adds nothing really other than squad numbers. Neither player will improve our chances of success.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 18:53
Have to disagree with you there. We've added depth at lock (who is our 4th choice currently?) and suggesting that adding an EPS hooker and a Wales international prop isn't improving the squad suggests you are rather overrating who we currently have.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
OutsideBath (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 19:48
No point adding EPS players to the squad they spend too much time away with England or wasting time on pointless rest breaks. EPS players don't add anything IMO.

We haven't added any Welsh player yet, pure speculation until formally announced by the club.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 20:08
"Anything" is a bit strong. Certainly there are issues.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Rob (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 20:58
We need Finnishers.


It's that simple.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 21:17
Not Swedes or Norwegians?



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Re: New Signings for 2012
FairShout (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 21:50
Well we could always make sure that an order goes out to "GIVE THE BALL to Biggsy and Olly W"...to give them more of a chance to finnish! ....No to worry as our new coach will sort it out...er, I hope so!!!!!!

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bri (IP Logged)
27 April, 2012 22:07
No good passing it to those two,we've thrown it along the line all season without going anywhere,if they get the ball they never have any space to run into.

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
28 April, 2012 12:39
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Not Swedes or Norwegians?

Very good!(Sm22)thumbs down



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
28 April, 2012 12:47
Will Genia to leave Reds - Quade Cooper unsettled!

Neither coming to Bath, obviously!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
CoochieCoo (IP Logged)
30 April, 2012 09:01
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Will Genia to leave Reds - Quade Cooper unsettled!
Neither coming to Bath, obviously!

one of them not even leaving!



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
02 May, 2012 10:56

 
Re: New Signings for 2012
Bri (IP Logged)
02 May, 2012 17:33
Worth a shout

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Re: New Signings for 2012
mines a black rat (IP Logged)
02 May, 2012 17:41
Would be surprised if he left Ireland tbh Bri, especially with Horgan retiring.



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
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Re: New Signings for 2012
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
06 May, 2012 11:05
Brent Russell is looking for a club:

[www.sportlive.co.za]



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Re: New Signings for 2012
Bod (IP Logged)
07 May, 2012 13:12
Looks like Scott Higginbotham will be soon
Anywhere across the back row!
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