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Coaches for next season
08 May, 2012 14:12
They've finally done it

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Re: Coaches for next season
alibev (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 14:18
Looks like we're going to defend our way over the try line, triffic.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
fat lock (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 14:23
No doubt they're building an extension at Farleigh as we speak to accommodate all these coaches!

Can't complain about being spread too thin in the future.

Here's hoping they'll instill a mixture of grit and flare into our squad.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Huxster (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 14:25
alibev you've not noticed that Fords defences aren't that good so we'll be scoring from restarts !!(Sm135)



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Re: Coaches for next season
K9sixtwo (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 14:26
I'm excited... looks good, and to be fair Gold knows what he's doing...Exciting times ahead..

 
Re: Coaches for next season
K9sixtwo (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 14:33
Intrestingly the BBC sports news site have Brad as the Attack coach..

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Susanne (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 14:36
I am looking forward to watching this come together next season. I really hope they can integrate Brad into this and make the most of his talents - he's a top bloke and we'd be foolish to let someone of his abilities wander off to another Club.



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Re: Coaches for next season
ligger (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 14:45
Maybe wrong, but don't think Brad is the sort of guy that would just accept a role so if he is attack coach must feel he can do something there, when that is his focus.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
callmeMrTibbs (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 15:00
A new era. One that will receive my full support.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
BBWinDublin (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 15:00
Brad will be skills coach. An attack coach isn't the most important thing. If you have quick go forward ball and are well coached in the core skills you will score tries naturally. With Donald, Barkley, Bendy, Biggs, Louw etc in the side I'm sure once we start fronting up we will open up space and score points.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
ballsout (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 15:03
Did we really need yet another topic on this, nice way of splitting the discussion.

On topic, as a total guess It could be that Gold is only in for the short term, to lay the foundations, with Booth taking over next season. As I said, total guess.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bri (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 15:50
Brad is the attack coach.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bod (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 16:23
Short term stability?



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Re: Coaches for next season
@Hydor18 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 16:24
Only Wallace Arnold have more coaches.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
08 May, 2012 16:40
I bet a few LI fans are dissapointed to see Hatley and Booth go!! was surprised by Booth but all in all all 5 men will get my 100% backing and I wish them good luck!

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bathbadger (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 16:43
Gruniand say Justin Bishop too! Was that mentioned earlier?



Cheers,

Rich

 
Re: Coaches for next season
zacdog (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 16:45
Isn't Neil Hatley wotsisname Hatleys brother who was our scrum half a few years back?

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bod (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 16:46
The minute any one mentions "taking the positives" from a performance and they are off my Xmas card list!



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Re: Coaches for next season
08 May, 2012 16:47
Im just wondering what year contracts all these men are on? Hope Gold isnt going to go after like a season and then Booth takes over?? Wonder what all the players will make of this as well?

 
Re: Coaches for next season
ligger (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 16:48
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Bathbadger
Gruniand say Justin Bishop too! Was that mentioned earlier?

Though no mention of Ford and seem to have a Flatley rather than Hatley, makes me think maybe their article is wrong.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bathbadger (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 16:54
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ligger
Quote:
Bathbadger
Gruniand say Justin Bishop too! Was that mentioned earlier?

Though no mention of Ford and seem to have a Flatley rather than Hatley, makes me think maybe their article is wrong.

Irish Times too, but could be the same duff source and dodgy spellchecker?


and the mail!



Cheers,

Rich



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Re: Coaches for next season
Bathred (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:06
Yes, Zacdog, Steve Hatley played for Bath in the late 90s if my memory serves me right!

 
Re: Coaches for next season
grumpybear (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:10
Let's hope it is a winning combination, however, it does rather rub salt into the wound, we have just gone through a disasterous season with two and a bit coaches and now see the need to double that number. Why wasn't Meehan replaced straightaway?
Wish the new team all the best, they will have my support.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
devizes bath fan (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:10
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ligger
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Bathbadger
Gruniand say Justin Bishop too! Was that mentioned earlier?

Though no mention of Ford and seem to have a Flatley rather than Hatley, makes me think maybe their article is wrong.

Or the new mystery attack coach is;

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Re: Coaches for next season
Substitute (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:12
London Irish webiste says Booth, Bishop and Hatley are leaving.

Given two of them are coming here I suppose it is natural to assume the other one is. But I guess in that case why wasn't e named with the other two?

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bod (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:36
Should have given Smee a call - he knows what we want, just need some growl and thump - Smeeball makes me smile, and I've not done that for a while....



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Re: Coaches for next season
mines a black rat (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:52
But Booth does like players like Mapusa and Elvis so there could be a new attacking rugby Bod, I suppose it is a case of wait for the friendlies.



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Re: Coaches for next season
Duke of Earl (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:52
Well that sounds very positive, twice the number of coaches that we had. I think the Grauniad have got their wires crossed. Onwards and upwards I hope very much.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Huxster (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:55
Bit of SMee bit of smash a bit of Maul and a lot of high tempo rucking.



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Re: Coaches for next season
Duke of Earl (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:57
Lets hope Brad is still to the fore in a "new" role, I have a lot of time for him.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bri (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:57
Surely we'll be playing like Irish.



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Re: Coaches for next season
Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:57
Quote:
Ex-Bod
makes me smile, and I've not done that for a while....

Nah! That was just wind!(Sm36)

 
Re: Coaches for next season
gaz909 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 17:58
well for sure this is BC's one and last chance to revive some credibility so it had better work

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Sir Redneck (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 19:11
I'm well happy with this!

Unlike what seems to be the majority on this board, I rate Booth and think he did well at Irish with some astute signings and the ability to bring the best out of Stowers, Mapasua, Tagi, Kennedy etc. Irish also had a rock solid set piece and this is integral to any good side.

Hatley is a great guy.....I met him at the FB7s and he's more than happy having a chat and a pint with you. The LI board seem genuinely gutted to be losing him. He knows what is required at the 'coal face' and he's done a great job at the Irish academy bringing through some real talent...hopefully he'll bring Corbisiero and the vastly underrated Max Lahiff with him!

I'm not going to mention the backs coaches as I dunno what they do! In my experience the backs don't do anything!! :-)

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bod (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 19:31
SR - any crew that can blow Glaws out of the water gets my support.
Maybe we need to take them all to one side and fill them all in on how the Sectarian divide works eh? Just to put them straight - don't want any "misunderstandings"!



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Re: Coaches for next season
Huxster (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 20:13
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I'm not going to mention the backs coaches as I dunno what they do! In my experience the backs don't do anything!! :-)

They drop the ball don't they therefore they are essential to scrummaging as without them there would be fewer(Sm106) scrums !!



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Re: Coaches for next season
dabos (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 20:15
Fewer (Sm15)

 
Re: Coaches for next season
FairShout (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 20:38
Couple of good posts correctly saying why 2.5 coaches this year and double to 5 next year...but its now next season Im absolutely thrilled about and I cant wait

On my walk home tonight I stood at the gates to the Rec, looked in and imagined Senor Gold and his coaches on the touchline, in the stand and us 28-0 up against Gloucester and that before half time

Im delighted that Brad is staying and as promised by NB, will be an integral part of the coaching set up ....and WOW what a set up. Im pleased that Marshie got it wrong on this rare occasion and Booth has joined the impressive Gold. Ford has a lot to prove and under this regime he has that opportunity to show us and the Rugby World how good a coach he is. Getting Hats might prove to be the greatest coup of the lot. His reputation amongst the Irish backroom and faithful is of a quality bloke who knows his rugby and knows and FORWARD PLAY.

NB/BC need to make sure that the coaches, players and fans understand the reporting structure. Already in various parts of the media, commentators are giving differing titles and roles to the coaches. Surely its best for the club to make it VERY CLEAR as to who does what

NB...no need to travel to Silverstone to view stands with covering...the sun shines on the righteous and with this lot weve got a real chance of making MASSIVE improvement next year...its not going to rain on our parade.

The bottom line is, this lot can make a difference, This lot can improve the skill sets of our players. This lot can deliver. This lot will not suffer fools gladly...and thats no bad thing

Welcome to our great club and our great traditions. I cant wait until the pre season friendlies against I think, London Welsh, Cardiff and Swansea....

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bri (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 20:54
Where did you hear about the pre season friendlies FairShout.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
dabos (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:16
Home/away?

 
Re: Coaches for next season
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:20
Both Gold and Hatley responded straight away to welcomes on Twitter - I find that immensely encouraging.



Stuart

Former ed.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:22
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dabos
Home/away?

Always away, as we don't have use of The Rec in August.



Stuart

Former ed.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bri (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:24
Played Bristol and the Rebels home this season.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
FairShout (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:24
Dabos / Bri

I hope I am not being an utter idiot but I am sure it was being discussed on the supporters coach on the way back from Leicester and that the clubs I mentioned for pre season friendlies was a done deal

I think that these are the proposed away games....but I could be wrong...

 
Re: Coaches for next season
TCM2007 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:24
That's true. D'oh!



Stuart

Former ed.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
Bri (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:25
Swansea or the Ospreys.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
dr.bath1865 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:31
Gary Gold's Twitter page states: "We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible"

Agreed! Let's go get the triple next season then GG!

Welcome all. Onwards and upwards.

 
Re: Coaches for next season
FairShout (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:32
Bri...you've got me there...Im not sure

 
Re: Coaches for next season
dodger (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:55
is this the toughening up of bath rugby weve been far too soft over years

 
Re: Coaches for next season
dabos (IP Logged)
08 May, 2012 21:56
Can't recommend Cardiff (awful roundball stadium), never been to Swansea for the rugby. We do conservation work on Kew Palace, so a midweek fixture at Deer Park coincidence would be great.

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