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Hooper out - again
johnnyf (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 15:48
4 - 6 weeks this time - fractured thumb.
on bbc. Not his season at all - the captain's curse.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
ballsout (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 16:15
Caldwell = hero of the season it is then. Gutting for Hoops

 
Re: Hooper out - again
soapinthebath (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 16:17
He's had a tough season, both on the pitch and on here, but this is very unfortunate for him; coming after a strong showing at the weekend too.

Thumbs are notoriously pesky to heal, hopefully all goes well with it.



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Re: Hooper out - again
Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 16:25
Couldn't he just wear a boxing glove?(Sm159)

 
Re: Hooper out - again
gloucesterwatcher (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 16:35
Umm
That's bad
We could be down to one lock if the replays of Saturday go against us.
And Taylor who played his heart out, was injured also.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
Bri (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 16:40
What a shame for the guy,he played really well on Saturday.he will be missed,it been a retched season for him,speedy recovery please Hoops.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
Dougie15 (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 18:46
Damn no luck for Hooper at all.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
annie blackthorn (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 18:56
Dear o dear!
Very sorry for Hooper - he's had a dreadful period for injuries. Even sorrier for us - looks as if the heroes of Monday night might get a call sooner rather than later if it continues with them 'dropping like flies'.



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Re: Hooper out - again
Stuart Anderton (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 18:57
If last week we were 23 from 24, where are we now?



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Re: Hooper out - again
Bri (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 19:03
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If last week we were 23 from 24, where are we now?

Not sure if that was true.Billy moss at London welsh.Lills at Brizzel,Roberts at Plymouth,Tyas at Mosley.all could be called back plus other academy players.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
Stuart Anderton (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 19:20
None of them are 1st team squad.



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Re: Hooper out - again
Bri (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 19:22
Lills and moss are?

 
Re: Hooper out - again
soapinthebath (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 20:19
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If last week we were 23 from 24, where are we now?

Fearns has been doing the pre-match warm ups for a few weeks, rumours of Moody re-appearing soonish. MMM played 40 last night. KPN played 80, Lane and JJ Kilmartin both looked good enough to bench as back 3 cover.

Not all positions have depth, but not quite last man standing.



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Re: Hooper out - again
comedowner (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 20:26
Danny might have to come back and that's no joke

 
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Bri (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 20:36
And I bet he'd still be good.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
annie blackthorn (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 21:32
He'd just have to be named as on the bench, sit there and that would be enough.

Wonder if he would want to, as he seems to be enjoying his new role as coach/elder statesman/icon!



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Re: Hooper out - again
Bathovalballer (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 21:36
He is a God Annie. But even a diety is capable of putting the fear of god into the opposition. Bench him saturday and don't feed him for a week! Watch the juices rise and he will be champing to come on at half time.........

 
Re: Hooper out - again
Humpo (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 09:26
Naming Louw as captain last weekend was, IMHO, Bath's way of saying "thanks but no thanks" to Hooper and letting him know that he is no longer in the Starting XV when DA and RC are fit.

At last, SIM showing a bit of humility and admitting a mistake. I kind of hope he does the same when Moody returns and keeps him on the bench with Fearns, Louw and Taylor forming the back row.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
johnnyf (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 09:57
Why are we so prone to injuries all round?
Is it caused by the training regime or are we just unlucky?

I have no real idea how other teams are on the injury front - are we worse than most (as it appears) or is this a general malaise? Can someone please enlighten?

 
Re: Hooper out - again
Beer Belly (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 10:03
Move Banahan to lock if required - would help solve the worries about the centre partnership as voiced on another thread!!(Sm159)



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Re: Hooper out - again
Bod (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 10:05
I think Banahan should return to lock as well.



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Re: Hooper out - again
Tores2053 (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 10:19
I think they are over conditioned. Bath has too many conditioning coaches, but this does seem pretty common in the Premiership.

 
Re: Hooper out - again
soapinthebath (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 11:56
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Why are we so prone to injuries all round?
Is it caused by the training regime or are we just unlucky?

I have no real idea how other teams are on the injury front - are we worse than most (as it appears) or is this a general malaise? Can someone please enlighten?

Biggest example of this was Catt at Irish. A few tough years here, and then suddenly a change of club and he played 70% of matches!



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Re: Hooper out - again
Susanne (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 12:06
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Naming Louw as captain last weekend was, IMHO, Bath's way of saying "thanks but no thanks" to Hooper and letting him know that he is no longer in the Starting XV when DA and RC are fit.

Or could it have been a pragmatic choice, given his lack of match fitness he was less likely to last the full 80 than Louw was?



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