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supermarinematt
supermarinematt (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 02:42
Bath, Green Bay Packers, Nottingham Forest (Shocking since 1995!) .... at least my other teams, Boston Celtics & Bruins are doing ok

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 06:03
Bath, Spurs, Hampshire, St Louis Blues. Fortunately the St Louis Cardinals have provided some respite.

 
fat lock
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 06:20
Bath, West Ham (anyone playing Liverpool!) and Hampshire.
Don't recognise the American teams since I've never watched American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey or Basketball.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 06:27
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fat lock
Bath, West Ham (anyone playing Liverpool!) and Hampshire.
Don't recognise the American teams since I've never watched American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey or Basketball.

The only difference with me is Essex for Hampshire & we are playing each other on Friday!
I am surprised at the number on here who follow American teams as I have rarely come across anyone previously in the UK.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 06:40
I see that Ealing has released Joe Munro, a big (6í5Ē) lump who plays 12 and 13, aged 28. He was in the Green King team of the year last year and the little that I have seen of him looks a good player. Could do worse than him as a solid squad player over the season would have thought, given our cap constraints and need in those positions?

 
Beergoggles
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 07:03
Quote:
BathMatt53
I see that Ealing has released Joe Munro, a big (6í5Ē) lump who plays 12 and 13, aged 28. He was in the Green King team of the year last year and the little that I have seen of him looks a good player. Could do worse than him as a solid squad player over the season would have thought, given our cap constraints and need in those positions?

A player that's been released by Ealing. Have we really fallen that far ?

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 07:53
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Beergoggles
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BathMatt53
I see that Ealing has released Joe Munro, a big (6í5Ē) lump who plays 12 and 13, aged 28. He was in the Green King team of the year last year and the little that I have seen of him looks a good player. Could do worse than him as a solid squad player over the season would have thought, given our cap constraints and need in those positions?

A player that's been released by Ealing. Have we really fallen that far ?

I say released - not playing for them next year (it doesn't say who instigated it). A few of their guys have moved up to Prem teams, they are not a shabby side. Besides which, I'm not talking about him being first choice on the teamsheet, but we can't have 45 international stars. I'm sure he would be able to do a job in the AW, little euro cup etc we can't play Jamie Roberts in 30 games next season.

 
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Lansdown12 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 09:01
Bath, Portsmouth and the Packers.

Pompey have flirted with the playoffs but thats the only highlight this season

Indecently, anyone moaning about Bruces stewardship of the club should have a look at Pompey's recent history (before the fans took over) - Bruce is a saint compared to some of the people who get involved with club ownership

 
Awp24975
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 09:45
Bath, Tottenham and Minnesota Vikings...... constantly disappointed !!

 
Rolfs_Cartoon_Club
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 09:47
Bath, Southampton FC, and Hampshire CC. 2017/18 hasn't been the most joyous of sporting seasons, though I'm hoping Hants might buck their ideas up this summer with some decent signings.

 
HMilner
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 10:04
Bath, Arsenal and Chicago Bulls... I'm about 20 years late to all of those teams glory days ha!!



Adopted players:
2018-19 Jonathan Joseph
2017-18 Shaun Knight

 
HugoBoss
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 12:21
Quote:
BathMatt53
I see that Ealing has released Joe Munro, a big (6í5Ē) lump who plays 12 and 13, aged 28. He was in the Green King team of the year last year and the little that I have seen of him looks a good player. Could do worse than him as a solid squad player over the season would have thought, given our cap constraints and need in those positions?

Agree entirely. Given how small a squad we have, and the number of quality players in all positions, I see no harm at all looking in lower leagues for solid squad players, some gems or those who need a bit of polishing. There are other teams in the league who have done extremely good jobs at this, I see no shame in it at all. Given how many players we have on huge salaries who I believe we need to move on, this is just the right route to take IMO.



Adopted Player 2017-18.....Semesa "Freak of Nature" Rokoduguni

 
Jonny Fantastic
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 12:31
Slight change of subject, looks like the Habana rumour has been put to bed as he's just announced his retirement. Hanging up his boots at season's end.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 16:24
Hurrell has gone back to Bris now according to offy instagram. Started well, but didnít do much after that IMO.

(Sorry CC I missed the sticky)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/04/2018 16:25 by BathMatt53.

 
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Tall Paul (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
24 April, 2018 19:18
Bath, Edinburgh, Dimension Data, Plymouth Argyle, McLaren, Rossi... fair to say I'm not a glory supporter!



Elliott Stooke- proudly adopted for 2018-19

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 07:42
Quote:
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BathMatt53
I see that Ealing has released Joe Munro, a big (6í5Ē) lump who plays 12 and 13, aged 28. He was in the Green King team of the year last year and the little that I have seen of him looks a good player. Could do worse than him as a solid squad player over the season would have thought, given our cap constraints and need in those positions?

Agree entirely. Given how small a squad we have, and the number of quality players in all positions, I see no harm at all looking in lower leagues for solid squad players, some gems or those who need a bit of polishing. There are other teams in the league who have done extremely good jobs at this, I see no shame in it at all. Given how many players we have on huge salaries who I believe we need to move on, this is just the right route to take IMO.
WE HAVE THE LARGEST SQAUD IN THE LEAGUE!
Can we please stop with this myth that we have the smallest - it's bullshit!



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BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 08:00
OK then. Given that we are letting go Tapuai, Banners, Hurrell (gone), James Wilson?, Lewis all who play 12 and have Roberts and Willison coming in, I think that we could do with squad support in the centres and that bloke seemed to fit the bill.

I make it fewer than 40 in the first team squad for next season based on the sticky (i made it that we are losing 12?) - 34 of the current players and maybe half a dozen to come in? Bayliss, maybe Nixon and Atkins to be promoted from the Academy?

 
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JimDaff (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 11:55
Jeff Hassler hasn't resigned for the ospreys, primarily a wing but can play centre, powerful runner too. Could be worth a look?

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 12:00
Well Guy Mercer would have had a decent look at him. Speaking of which, how cool is this squad pic - looks like someones kid did it.

[www.ospreysrugby.com]

 
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JimDaff (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 12:07
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BathMatt53
Well Guy Mercer would have had a decent look at him. Speaking of which, how cool is this squad pic - looks like someones kid did it.
[www.ospreysrugby.com]

Well for some applications MS Paint is superior to photoshop, this isn't one of those.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 12:43
Wow...truly embarrassing, the pic I mean.

 
Mike the Taxi
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Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 15:19
[www.bbc.co.uk] George North to Ospreys

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 16:22
In the French press there is a rumour Israel Folau is going to Sale for 800,000 Euros

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
25 April, 2018 16:50
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In the French press there is a rumour Israel Folau is going to Sale for 800,000 Euros

Steve Diamond has said 'we don't want to be associated with that' in relation to the recent comments from Israel Folau.

 
Mike the Taxi
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Re: Transfer rumours
27 April, 2018 12:34
[www.somersetlive.co.uk] Nathan Charles leaving this Summer

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
01 May, 2018 14:57
No rumour but this has to go on the board somewhere:

So Bath make some bad decisions and the game goes wrong bigtime....this guy fails to pass with two men inside him and......





 
gaz59
gaz59 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
01 May, 2018 16:07
Best not throw his mobile number away

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 14:45
Looking like Sale are picking up Olding and Jackson. It seems odd to me that if the two of them are looking to move on that they would join the same club at the same time? I would have thought that they have had enough of being spoken about in the same breath.

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 16:59
I'm pretty astounded they're both going to the same place.

 
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CoochieCoo (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 17:00
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Looking like Sale are picking up Olding and Jackson. It seems odd to me that if the two of them are looking to move on that they would join the same club at the same time? I would have thought that they have had enough of being spoken about in the same breath.

Sale have said there is no substance to the rumour in a tweet.



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BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 17:06
on the Sale offy now.

[www.salesharks.com]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2018 17:20 by BathMatt53.

 
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CoochieCoo (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 17:20

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 17:21
Thanks CC.

Its a thing when clubs are having to release official statements saying that they are not signing players - didn't Exe do the same in relation to those two?

 
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CoochieCoo (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 17:27
Yes I recall that. I think those guys will probably have to look abroad to ply their trade, they seem to be unemployable on these islands.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2018 17:49 by CoochieCoo.

 
BathPatriot
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 May, 2018 17:58
Good.

 
SteveCh
SteveCh (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 09:34
Ben Foden anyone? 'Moving on' from Saint's and has a good couple of years in him. No link to new club mentioned by BBC article that appeared this morning.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 09:44
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Ben Foden anyone? 'Moving on' from Saint's and has a good couple of years in him. No link to new club mentioned by BBC article that appeared this morning.

Not for me with Homer, AW and Atkins coming through. Not unless we are moving AW to the wing. Also depends on James Wilson I guess.

 
Blue Brum
Blue Brum (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 10:22
I don't think Foden would be a bad player to have in the squad but I suppose its all down to what he wants both in terms of money and playing time. It appears to me that versatility is what you need in a squad these days with the increasing number of injuries.

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 10:31
I can't see the appeal at his age with our squad.

 
cb2
cb2 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 10:37
Tipped by Ashton as the star of this generation. It never really worked out for him. Should have stayed at 9.

 
Blue Brum
Blue Brum (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 10:53
is he a better option than retaining Wilson? we have signed a few centres so is back 3 cover more important?

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 10:59
Wilson has played every backs position for us except 9 this season. Getting on a bit but his performances and particularly his versatility have been essential this year.

 
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Widcombe Boy (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 12:23
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Tipped by Ashton as the star of this generation. It never really worked out for him. Should have stayed at 9.

Disagree cb2 Ben Foden was outstanding and England's number one full back until he injured himself if I remember correctly at The Ref. A big part of an England team who were tearing teams apart with their back play.

I don't think he ever regained that form

 
gaz59
gaz59 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 12:44
Foden is still a high quality player, great technique and 100% effort consistently. Was rumoured to join Bath many years ago when still at 9 and I was hugely disappointed when it didn't happen

 
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Clarkey3k (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 14:11
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Yes I recall that. I think those guys will probably have to look abroad...they seem to be unemployable on these islands.

Spoy on CC and I would say in EU rugby too; my money would be on a SA team or even further South...



Adopted players: 2018/19 Michael Van Vuuren; [18] T Faletau; [17] D Denton; [16] H. Agulla; [15] L Houston; [14] W Spencer; [13] F. Louw

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BathPatriot
BathPatriot (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 15:11
Maybe Afghanistan??

 
quanco
quanco (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 17:19
I mean no disrespect to BF as I think he has done very well throughout his career but over the past couple of seasons he has begun to look like a liability, particularly in defence. Iím happy with our options at fullback.



Josh Bayliss [Bath Rugby] - Adopted Player 2018/19

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 18:01
FB is one position where we have good cover, can't see the club being interested really.

 
P G Tips
P G Tips (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
03 May, 2018 19:07
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Yes I recall that. I think those guys will probably have to look abroad...they seem to be unemployable on these islands.

Spoy on CC and I would say in EU rugby too; my money would be on a SA team or even further South...

Tha Antarctic?

PG

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
04 May, 2018 08:44
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shipwrecked
FB is one position where we have good cover, can't see the club being interested really.

both Saracens wing Chris Wyles and Northampton Saintís Ben Foden and are both linked with moves stateside. (i.e. a switch to Major League Rugby (MLR) in America)

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
04 May, 2018 12:17
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shipwrecked
FB is one position where we have good cover, can't see the club being interested really.

both Saracens wing Chris Wyles and Northampton Saintís Ben Foden and are both linked with moves stateside. (i.e. a switch to Major League Rugby (MLR) in America)

You do wonder if Donald will let them in though don't you?

Imagine what DT would say if Mo Salah wanted to play for a team in MLS!

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
04 May, 2018 12:29
Isn't Chris Wyles a highly capped USA international? He was certainly born in the USA (as Bruce S would sing).

Now that would be tight migration control!

 
quanco
quanco (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
05 May, 2018 11:57
As above, Foden is now one of 17(!!!)... SEVENTEEN! players leaving Saints at the end of this season. James Elliott one of the latest - not a position weíre short in but heís been a great servent for Saints, wouldnít say no.



Josh Bayliss [Bath Rugby] - Adopted Player 2018/19

 
fat lock
fat lock (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 09:45
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fat lock
Bath, West Ham (anyone playing Liverpool!) and Hampshire.
Don't recognise the American teams since I've never watched American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey or Basketball.

Yesterday was a good day on balance
Bath make the big cup, & West Ham survive in the premiership
If only Hampshire had stuck to the script.....

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 11:10
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fat lock
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fat lock
Bath, West Ham (anyone playing Liverpool!) and Hampshire.
Don't recognise the American teams since I've never watched American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey or Basketball.

Yesterday was a good day on balance
Bath make the big cup, & West Ham survive in the premiership
If only Hampshire had stuck to the script.....

Good day for me FL Bath, West Ham and Surrey, difference is I'd love Liverpool to win the Champions League!

 
Bath Hammer
Bath Hammer (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 11:17
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shipwrecked
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fat lock
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fat lock
Bath, West Ham (anyone playing Liverpool!) and Hampshire.
Don't recognise the American teams since I've never watched American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey or Basketball.

Yesterday was a good day on balance
Bath make the big cup, & West Ham survive in the premiership
If only Hampshire had stuck to the script.....

Good day for me FL Bath, West Ham and Surrey, difference is I'd love Liverpool to win the Champions League!

Certainly a good day for Bath & West Ham but definitely not a good day for Essex having bowled out Yorkís for 50 & losing! I fear they will struggle this season.

 
fat lock
fat lock (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 13:25
Quote:
shipwrecked
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fat lock
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fat lock
Bath, West Ham (anyone playing Liverpool!) and Hampshire.
Don't recognise the American teams since I've never watched American Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey or Basketball.

Yesterday was a good day on balance
Bath make the big cup, & West Ham survive in the premiership
If only Hampshire had stuck to the script.....

Good day for me FL Bath, West Ham and Surrey, difference is I'd love Liverpool to win the Champions League!

My issue with Liverpool was they won everything during my formative years - so I view them in the way another generation view Man U.
I will support them in the final - and I grudgingly admit they play entertaining football, but the 2006 cup final!!!

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 13:38
OMG please don't remind me....Gerrard's equaliser with West Ham's players either exhausted or injured and no subs left, if it had gone past 5 pens Hammers wouldn't have had fit players to take them.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 15:03
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OMG please don't remind me....Gerrard's equaliser with West Ham's players either exhausted or injured and no subs left, if it had gone past 5 pens Hammers wouldn't have had fit players to take them.

So annoying. We deserved to win that cup but for a very rare Gerrard goal. He hardly ever did it for England.

 
gaz59
gaz59 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 15:27
Oi, footy chat very much off topic. Go get the D hat and sit on the naughty step before the Boss finds out

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 16:36
Very true - one thing leads to another! More rumours about our new creative attack coach please.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 16:53
I take it you picked up the comment from the LI thread that the club has made an offer to a 'backs coach' over the Irish Sea?

BathMatt53 speculating Dwayne Peel.

 
Bath Hammer
Bath Hammer (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 17:10
Yes - just wondering if thereís a bit more flesh on the bones.

 
P G Tips
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Re: Transfer rumours
06 May, 2018 19:38
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Yes - just wondering if thereís a bit more flesh on the bones.

BH - no details yet but see Supporters Forum at Farleigh thread:

[m.rugbynetwork.net]

PG



P G Tips



Alex Davies: my adopted Player, 2018-19.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 08:04
That statement says staff, so not one coach but 2 or 2+?

 
P G Tips
P G Tips (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 08:24
SW

As I say- no actual details but the original ambition was a coach, a mind coach and addition to medical team.

PG

 
by
by (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 09:08
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That statement says staff, so not one coach but 2 or 2+?

I think they've been quite clear in the Q and A sessions that they are looking to freshen up the backroom staff, specifically mentioned the S&C team but I'd imagine it includes analysis as well, then they also want to recruit a replacement for Matson and install some kind of mind coaching.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 09:25
I would have thought that Darren Edwards position is the most debatable but I canít imagine that they will move him out.

 
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Rawce (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 09:52
Fab supporters page says attack coach to be named soon, new doc at the top for injury prevention and new mind coach appointed. All from the ST holders QnA on Saturday.

 
sid the seagull
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Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 11:32
Ditto what Rawce said. AtSH Q&A on sat: attack coach canít say name as ink not dry but v close. Mind coach appointed 2.5 days/wk. New head of medical team coming in. Todd defo here next season. Hooper seen as long term Leader. Donít want set-up turmoil as before therefore building for long term stability. Ant confirms he canít sing.

FLAP

 
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Rawce (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 18:35
Fab? FB as in FaceBook.

 
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Lansdown12 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
07 May, 2018 20:23
From a generally reliable (although drunk on Saturday) source - 'Exciting announcement on Wednesday'

no more details and appreciate it looks like willy waving - take it or leave it thats all they were prepared to say

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 07:20
England to announce Attack Coach

What are the chances that we announce our Attack coach on Wednesday and England poach them the very next day!!

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 07:49
England's looks like just for the tour.

 
Rolfs_Cartoon_Club
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 08:05
I had heard Mike Catt had been tapped up for us. Am not sure of the veracity of that, though.

 
cb2
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 08:18
He might have some bridges to build first.

 
Ali1969
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 08:23
Agree we desperately need a further coach - however as it has shown and I echo TB and coaches comments - those last two performances were borne out of being able to field a team with the same combination in vital roles i.e. 6,7,8,9,10 access for the past 4 games.

I think the last two performances showed that 1. The team is not bad (lacking a real strong ball carrier(Grunter)). and 2. The coaches it would have appeared have been vindicated in their comments in relation to forming combinations.

I would add personally TB has been a true example of professionalism and a person who truly understands and appreciates the game and the pitfalls of a collision sport - Not once even when there were those calling for his head and all the problems going on behind the scenes and I repeat not ONCE did he play the "we have so many injuries card."

Bar Rob Baxter how many other coaches would have held off all season - I was going to add Mark McCall to the list but I recall him lamenting about unavailable and injured players when Sarries were going through a sticky patch.

 
Rolfs_Cartoon_Club
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 08:34
cb2, I thought those were all rebuilt when Brownsword sold up. Catty's been to a few functions / legends evenings since.

Ali1969, other than this: Blackadder: injuries make my job almost impossible

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 08:39
He only mentioned it on the odd occasion & I agree that Baxter & MacCall have the same attitude. The fact is that all the players in the the squad should be capable on inter-changing & slotting in seamlessly. The main problem when there are so many players away is the effect on training & over playing certain players rather than missing star players imho

 
wetside
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 09:41
Well I'm not DOR and therefore I can say it.
Given just half the injuries we have had this year we would have made the top 4.
That in my mind and in mho is not an excuse, but a fact.
Surely on the injury front things will be better next season ? and with the squad now in place we can get to where this club belongs.

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 09:48
I'm going to speculate wildly. Ronan O'Gara.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 09:52
My problem is that irrespective of injuries, we've played such ugly rugby based on a premeditated game plan of 'You have to ball and run it back at us. If you make a mistake, we'll capitalise on it'.

When you have the likes of Faletau / Dunn / Taps / JJ / Watson in your team, such tactics are criminal.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 09:54
I saw Tom Ellis in Taka Taka on Sunday evening. He's a very polite young man and was heading home early from a night out as said he doesn't really drink.

Was chatting his injury and the end of season etc. James Wilson came up as he scored a couple of tries obviously on Saturday. Ellis seemed to be of the belief that there are talks to keep him at the club given his versatility and how well he has settled in with the rest of the squad.

I personally think he would be a very good signing for these exact reasons, not to mention the fact that as an experienced guy who can play well at 10/12/13/15 he has a lot to offer to younger members coming through the team. At 34 (not that he looks it) he doesn't appear to be slowing down so if he can be kept at a decent price then a good idea!



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dr.bath1865
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 10:02
Oh nice wild speculation, hasta. I wouldn't mind ROG. He's certainly learning his trade in the right way.

I'll have a go too... Shaun Berne.

 
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Rawce (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 10:11
[www.somersetlive.co.uk] Looking more likely.

 
HMilner
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 10:14
To me it makes sense to keep Wilson 100%. Based on Blackadder's comments re. having a distributor at 12 it does make you wonder why we have decided to bring in Jamie Roberts?

For me based on those comments we are more likely to see Wilson continue or Willison starting at 12 next year than Roberts if that is what we have been working towards all year?



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cb2
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 10:37
ROG would hopefully improve the tactical kicking.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 10:40
I still think itís useful to have the options of Roberts and Wilson at 12. I have really been impressed with Wilson since he joined and hope Bath can retain him. But I also think there are those winter months,where you just need a bit of trucking up the middle,rather than distribution, which is great on dry game days.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 10:58
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I still think itís useful to have the options of Roberts and Wilson at 12. I have really been impressed with Wilson since he joined and hope Bath can retain him. But I also think there are those winter months,where you just need a bit of trucking up the middle,rather than distribution, which is great on dry game days.

Don't forget his value as 3rd choice 10 and kicker.

 
B4thB4ck
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 11:18
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Oh nice wild speculation, hasta. I wouldn't mind ROG. He's certainly learning his trade in the right way.
I'll have a go too... Shaun Berne.

What is Stringer up to these days?

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 11:51
Didn't think that it was worth a thread of its own, but I see that Adam Hastings has been called up for the Scottish summer tour of US and Argentina with Finn Russell out. Should be interesting, well done to the lad.

 
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Rawce (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 12:55
Wilson will supply all the versatility that Banners did, just +1 Fly Half +1 Full Back and -2 Wingers. If we do have +Cokanasiga +Vuna -Banners -Williams, this should offset it. It's just moving versatility from one area to another. I'm thinking McConnochie can play 11, 13, 14 & 15 too. Lots of options. Wilson, Willison and Roberts to each offer something different at 12, same goes for Clark and JJ. Vary it based on the opposition, weather conditions or to close out/spice up games.

I know Banners did play a game at Full Back, but it wasn't his best position for us this season.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 13:02
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Didn't think that it was worth a thread of its own, but I see that Adam Hastings has been called up for the Scottish summer tour of US and Argentina with Finn Russell out. Should be interesting, well done to the lad.

Haven't watched too much of the Pro14 sides this year outside of Champions Cup and so not sure how he has been getting on but congratulations Adam either way!

Good for him and for Scottish rugby to build up some depth behind Finn Russell for those days when the spectacular goes the other way!



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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 13:24
I'm sure Wilson could transition into coaching, how often do you have players who played almost every position in the backline to a high standard. I'd love to see him made part of Bath's long term plan.

Also wasn't Dwayne Peel mentioned as the rumoured new attack coach, based on some inside knowledge that they are coming from an Irish club.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 13:33
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Also wasn't Dwayne Peel mentioned as the rumoured new attack coach, based on some inside knowledge that they are coming from an Irish club.

SW mentioned the rumour that it was someone from over the Irish sea. I totally speculated, based on no insider knowledge whatsoever, that Dwain Peel would fit that bill. No rumour, just total speculation as he knows the area (from his Bris days), is an attack coach, works for a province with some management issues - nothing more than my imagination I'm afraid.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 13:37
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Also wasn't Dwayne Peel mentioned as the rumoured new attack coach, based on some inside knowledge that they are coming from an Irish club.

SW mentioned the rumour that it was someone from over the Irish sea. I totally speculated, based on no insider knowledge whatsoever, that Dwain Peel would fit that bill. No rumour, just total speculation as he knows the area (from his Bris days), is an attack coach, works for a province with some management issues - nothing more than my imagination I'm afraid.

Oh OK, well hes Welsh too, so you know, its quite likely him.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 13:43
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Also wasn't Dwayne Peel mentioned as the rumoured new attack coach, based on some inside knowledge that they are coming from an Irish club.

SW mentioned the rumour that it was someone from over the Irish sea. I totally speculated, based on no insider knowledge whatsoever, that Dwain Peel would fit that bill. No rumour, just total speculation as he knows the area (from his Bris days), is an attack coach, works for a province with some management issues - nothing more than my imagination I'm afraid.

Oh OK, well hes Welsh too, so you know, its quite likely him.

The final piece of the puzzle - they might as well announce it now...

 
gaz59
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 13:56
"Getting those distribution skills into to the 12 channel is something we've been working all season"

Great, so why sign Roberts?

 
B4thB4ck
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 14:09
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"Getting those distribution skills into to the 12 channel is something we've been working all season"
Great, so why sign Roberts?

Wet weather player (mentioned by others), a plan B for a Friday night in January (other wet months are available).

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
08 May, 2018 15:05
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"Getting those distribution skills into to the 12 channel is something we've been working all season"
Great, so why sign Roberts?

If they had been working on it all season it begs the question at to why did we fail so abysmally to employ it until the very end of the season. The brilliance in the last two games mustnít completely eclipse the continual failings over to preceding 8 months!

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