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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 11:11
Our next match will be the last time Gary Gold visits the Rec as it seems he is off to coach the USA

Seems that we are taking on a team who are both in financial and managerial turmoil!

 
john fox
johnnyf (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 13:10
Securing his future just in case Worcester go under?

 
ballsout
ballsout (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 13:14
I'd like to see us not be our usual complacent selves after a good win, and keep the intensity and workrate up this weekend.

 
Kidney Stone
Kidney Stone (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 13:37
We gotta be aiming for a five pointer v Wuss.

 
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by (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 13:49
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ballsout
I'd like to see us not be our usual complacent selves after a good win, and keep the intensity and workrate up this weekend.

+1

Weve got a real habit of going into gimmes acting like weve won the game already only to lose miserably.

Leinster away in the ECC 2 seasons ago.
Scarlets away in the AWC.
Newcastle, Bristol, Wuss and Sale away in the premiership last season.

And finally very recently Newcastle at Home.

Its more important to perform against the lower table sides than the top 4.

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 14:40
We certainly need to start better than we did in the first 20mins against Falcons.



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jayeatman (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 14:43
Leinster away a gimme???
Scarlets away in the AW, a weakened team in a competition no one (except Exeter) cares about.

Losing away to the bottom 4 last season, fair enough.
Losing at home to bottom 6, inexcusable, but Newcastle unlikely to be bottom six this year.



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HMilner
Big Dog (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 14:45
I think we should just go into it like it is going to be another equally tough Aviva Premiership fixture. The league is proving more than anything that we cannot underestimate any fixture and on the day every team can beat the other given the performance is right.

Worcester will be getting desperate now for a win and they nearly had us at home last year and did beat us when we played them at their place. On that basis and how competitive the league is I would say we just need to ensure we get the 4 points let alone going for a bonus point win.

If we get the performance right that will come at the end of the day! Let's hope we put out a similar side to the Wasps game and keep up that high intensity as ballsout says!



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trikidiki (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 15:00
The match isn't on BT Sport but is on the schedule to be streamed on Bet365.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 15:54
I get exactly what you mean BD, but many, me included, would be disappointed if we didn't get 5 against Warriors.

 
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by (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 16:42
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jayeatman
Leinster away a gimme???
Scarlets away in the AW, a weakened team in a competition no one (except Exeter) cares about.

Losing away to the bottom 4 last season, fair enough.
Losing at home to bottom 6, inexcusable, but Newcastle unlikely to be bottom six this year.

It was a dead rubber for Leinster, so they fielded a team of youngsters.

Scarlets was similar, we went there with our strongest team against a bunch of academy players.

 
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BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 16:50
I assume that this will be the last prem game that we have our home international players until December?

[It could actually mean that its the last time we see Faletau in a prem game until 23rd December!]

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 17:18
We should have them for Gloucester on 29/10/17; (and have the Welsh lot for the AWC v LIrish on 04/11/17)
Then we should be getting them back for Exeter in the Prem 02/12/17.

Remember that the Welsh don't have any EPS agreements with us; so they don't get their Prem based players for their extra tests (except GNorth IIRC)



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2017 17:19 by Which Tyler.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 17:47
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shipwrecked
I get exactly what you mean BD, but many, me included, would be disappointed if we didn't get 5 against Warriors.

I can understand that but our performances so far have been strange with several of our qualities & faults from last season being reversed this season. Our inability to keep hold of the ball rather than the strength of our defence may hurt us more against the likes of Worcester who probably have a good performance waiting to be released. On that basis I will probably be happy to settle for 4 points.

 
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joethefanatic (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
02 October, 2017 20:25
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shipwrecked
I get exactly what you mean BD, but many, me included, would be disappointed if we didn't get 5 against Warriors.

I can understand that but our performances so far have been strange with several of our qualities & faults from last season being reversed this season. Our inability to keep hold of the ball rather than the strength of our defence may hurt us more against the likes of Worcester who probably have a good performance waiting to be released. On that basis I will probably be happy to settle for 4 points.

+1. A win by 1 point would be enough for me.



... IMHO, of course.

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kceWarrior
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Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 11:43
Warriors fan in peace...

I hope for everybody's sake we turn up and at least make a game of it on Saturday. I fear we may roll over against you lot though - If that is the case you could be on for 5 points before HT.

We also seem to have lost the ability to score tries this season, so if you fancy throwing us the odd intercept pass that would be great (although we'd probably still knock it on).

Crossing my fingers anyway that Gary Gold can pull a rabbit out of the hat - Either that or Roko accidentally tying his boots together!

 
opti
Optimist (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 13:33
If we don't take 5 points on Saturday then we're not good enough for top 4 - it really is as simple as that. So yes, the team should go out with the mindset of getting the game won within 50 minutes and wrapping up a bonus point by 70 mins. And why would we be thinking about anything else? We've beaten Sarries, Leics away, Wasps away. Wuss are bottom, shipping 30 points a game. Strongest team, please. Those points need banking.

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 13:48
Worcs did cause Sarries some problems and had periods of territory dominance so won't be a push over, 4pts and a win by 1pt will be enough to make me happy.



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Danchinho
Danchinho (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 13:52
I think i'd like to see Burns start this one.

I'd hope to see us being more dynamic in attack with him. I reckon he'd take it to the line more and threaten breaks.



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
ballsout
ballsout (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 15:39
We're at home, against a team who haven't won a game yet, if we play with our usual 35% possession something is very wrong.

 
sirtidychris
sirtidychris (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 16:40
Would like to see a Kahn, Burns, Tapuai 9,10,12, against Worcester.

 
BathBurger
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Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 17:03
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sirtidychris
Would like to see a Kahn, Burns, Tapuai 9,10,12, against Worcester.

+1

 
dr.bath1865
dr.bath1865 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 17:36
+2. With JJ working wide off Burns' wide passing game.

Are we expecting any back from injury this week? Garvey? Lahiff? Banahan?

 
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BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 17:36
I agree that Taps has earned his shot, he has looked really lively whenever he comes on.

 
Kidney Stone
Kidney Stone (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 17:54
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Optimist
If we don't take 5 points on Saturday then we're not good enough for top 4 - it really is as simple as that. So yes, the team should go out with the mindset of getting the game won within 50 minutes and wrapping up a bonus point by 70 mins. And why would we be thinking about anything else? We've beaten Sarries, Leics away, Wasps away. Wuss are bottom, shipping 30 points a game. Strongest team, please. Those points need banking.

Agree 100%

Forget all the BS about Wuss are hard to beat, wounded animals, blah blah.We need to impose ourselves on Saturday. 5 points is a must from games like this.

 
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by (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 18:33
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dr.bath1865
+2. With JJ working wide off Burns' wide passing game.
Are we expecting any back from injury this week? Garvey? Lahiff? Banahan?

Just Kahn, all those youve listed are expected to return towards the end of October.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
03 October, 2017 20:56
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Kidney Stone
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Optimist
If we don't take 5 points on Saturday then we're not good enough for top 4 - it really is as simple as that. So yes, the team should go out with the mindset of getting the game won within 50 minutes and wrapping up a bonus point by 70 mins. And why would we be thinking about anything else? We've beaten Sarries, Leics away, Wasps away. Wuss are bottom, shipping 30 points a game. Strongest team, please. Those points need banking.

Agree 100%

Forget all the BS about Wuss are hard to beat, wounded animals, blah blah.We need to impose ourselves on Saturday. 5 points is a must from games like this.

+1

 
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trikidiki (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
04 October, 2017 18:08
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Optimist
If we don't take 5 points on Saturday then we're not good enough for top 4 - it really is as simple as that. So yes, the team should go out with the mindset of getting the game won within 50 minutes and wrapping up a bonus point by 70 mins. .......

.....and then throw it away in the last 10. (Sm164)

 
HeavyCream
HeavyCream (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
04 October, 2017 21:19
Will Grant likely start over Faletau? Played well against Falcons and would be a good game to rest him?

 
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Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
04 October, 2017 22:00
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HeavyCream
Will Grant likely start over Faletau? Played well against Falcons and would be a good game to rest him?

He got injured in that Falcons match, not sure hes fit yet.

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
04 October, 2017 22:01
No? Also no. Faletau was rested for Falcons, doesn't need re-rested.

 
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BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
04 October, 2017 22:57
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hasta
No? Also no. Faletau was rested for Falcons, doesn't need re-rested.

The time for him to be knackered is when he is away with Wales!!

 
Danchinho
Danchinho (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
05 October, 2017 09:34
Is Garvey thought to be back?



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
05 October, 2017 09:44
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Danchinho
Is Garvey thought to be back?

According to the chronicle he won't be available until later in the month.



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Danchinho
Danchinho (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
05 October, 2017 09:54
Ah, ok. I guess we'll go with the same back 3 then. They did very well against Wasps tbf.



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
HMilner
Big Dog (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
05 October, 2017 12:22
Would quite like to see the same back row as last game as thought Zach and Underhill looks an exciting flank combination. Agree with above as would like to see Burns and Tapuai given starting berths after exploits off the bench. Would be deserved and keeps everyone on their toes to push for a starting place again as we head into champions cup games.

I agree with others above that we really need 5 points if we want to challenge for top 4/the title but I don't think we should expect it unless we score three tries in the first 10 minutes of course! You can just never be too sure what will happen when the bottom of the table team turn up and you feel like you're doing well - it is never as expected though!!



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Danchinho
Danchinho (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
05 October, 2017 13:01
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Danchinho
Ah, ok. I guess we'll go with the same back 3 then. They did very well against Wasps tbf.

Sorry, i do mean back row.



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
gaz59
gaz59 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
06 October, 2017 06:55
Had a major WTF moment when I saw the offy article and thought it read "Join Matt Banahan and Paul Grant in hospital this weekend"

 
dannyf2
dannyf2 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
06 October, 2017 19:28
Banners' hammy is a 2-3 month lay off so I heard on the Weston grapevine

 
Kidney Stone
Kidney Stone (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
06 October, 2017 22:31
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dannyf2
Banners' hammy is a 2-3 month lay off so I heard on the Weston grapevine

Hell, that is grim news!

 
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BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 06:28
Amazed that he played on (albeit not comfortably) after a few stretches? Hes a machine.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 08:21
With Clifford out of England reckoning with a dislocated shoulder I wonder if this is an opportunity for Sam Underhill to shine and so push for a place in the the AI's?

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 10:39
I think Sam Underhill already had a decent shot. Haskell's form has been nothing to shout about this season; and Sam is the nearest like-for-like replacement available to eddie at 7.

Clifford was mroe likelyi being looked at as bench option, covering the whole of the backrow; his injury (atop BillyV and Ben Morgan's) makes it more likely that Sam Simmonds and Zach Mercer are in with a shot; if unlikely to actually make the bench.



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trikidiki (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 12:23
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Which Tyler
I think Sam Underhill already had a decent shot. Haskell's form has been nothing to shout about this season; ......

Haskell's injured, rising damp I heard.

 
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Clarkey3k (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 12:25
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shipwrecked
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Kidney Stone
Quote:
Optimist
If we don't take 5 points on Saturday then we're not good enough for top 4 - it really is as simple as that. So yes, the team should go out with the mindset of getting the game won within 50 minutes and wrapping up a bonus point by 70 mins. And why would we be thinking about anything else? We've beaten Sarries, Leics away, Wasps away. Wuss are bottom, shipping 30 points a game. Strongest team, please. Those points need banking.

Agree 100%

Forget all the BS about Wuss are hard to beat, wounded animals, blah blah.We need to impose ourselves on Saturday. 5 points is a must from games like this.

+1

The prediction league members are as one for a Bath win but not everyone thinks it will be a 5 pointer. The wet weather may keep the scores down today...



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annie blackthorn
annie blackthorn (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 12:46
About to set off towards Bath ad the Rec.


Smash it,boys! Just go and do it. 5 points please or don't expect any respect from your supporters post-match.



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DC22
DC22 (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 12:53
Should have a good win this afternoon as long as we dont get complacent.

 
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trikidiki (IP Logged)

Re: Bath v Worcs Warriors
07 October, 2017 16:55
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dannyf2
Banners' hammy is a 2-3 month lay off so I heard on the Weston grapevine

What is wrong with Banners. After the Worcs match he looked like his left arm was 'immobilised' and I though he sustained a shoulder injury in his last match.


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