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@Hydor18 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 18:09
If we could just sign a scrum half as good as Albie Mathewson. Thought he was tremendous these last two matches- sharp, crisp pass, gas, and a hell of an eye for a gap.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 18:19
Cook played well yesterday I thought. Fast and accurate passing as well as his physical threat. Fairly low on our current list of priorities I would have thought? Anyone know how young Max and Homer are getting on at their respective loan clubs?

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 19:28
Just wonder if Cook played better because he wasn't kicking so much. Under instruction?

 
Rolfs_Cartoon_Club
@Hydor18 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 19:30
Chris Cook- one great game, two poor. If nothing else he’s consistent.

 
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Toast and Marmite (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 19:55
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Chris Cook- one great game, two poor. If nothing else he’s consistent.
Totally unfair based on this season, Cook has been very good for the vast majority of games this season


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BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 20:07
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Chris Cook- one great game, two poor. If nothing else he’s consistent.
Totally unfair based on this season, Cook has been very good for the vast majority of games this season

Agree T&M. Most have his games have been good (some excellent) albeit with the odd moment of madness.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 20:47
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Just wonder if Cook played better because he wasn't kicking so much. Under instruction?

I always thought Cook's strength was his kicking. I'd prefer we kick less but can't fault his kicking.

What concerns me is his speed of delivery (especially as the game wears on) and his tendency to 'direct' rather than play what's in front of him.

I think his starts ahead of Kahn has been justified in the most part.

 
Boldangrey
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Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 21:01
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Just wonder if Cook played better because he wasn't kicking so much. Under instruction?

I always thought Cook's strength was his kicking. I'd prefer we kick less but can't fault his kicking.

What concerns me is his speed of delivery (especially as the game wears on) and his tendency to 'direct' rather than play what's in front of him.

I think his starts ahead of Kahn has been justified in the most part.

Agreed.

It may upset some, but Cooke is the form scrum half in the club.

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 21:08
Cook has improved substantially under Blackadder. But jeez that dumbass yellow card last week was infuriating.

 
Boldangrey
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Re: Transfer rumours
17 December, 2017 21:22
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Cook has improved substantially under Blackadder. But jeez that dumbass yellow card last week was infuriating.

Agreed. Best on form.

Brain fart factor significantly reduced, but should be zero.

 
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Toast and Marmite (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 08:24
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Cook has improved substantially under Blackadder. But jeez that dumbass yellow card last week was infuriating.

Agreed. Best on form.

Brain fart factor significantly reduced, but should be zero.
I feel we have another abbreviation to go along with tcup now - BFF!! smiling smiley


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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 08:40
T&M BFF seems to worry coaches and affect selection, I suspect that is why Devoto has dropped out of contention with EJ. Adam Hastings had a high BFF as well.

 
Boldangrey
Boldangrey (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 08:49
There are those with significantly high BFFs whose form still warrants their selection. Sinkler and Marler are two examples.

 
B4thB4ck
B4thB4ck (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 10:11
I think players with a high incidence of BFF are also more likely to perform a piece of individual brilliance.

 
Boldangrey
Boldangrey (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 10:13
When the BFF factor is greater than the PIB factor, that's when you have problems!

 
B4thB4ck
B4thB4ck (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 10:20
OMG are we turning into teenagers?!

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 11:23
I'm not sure that's true either. I can think of plenty of players that can do the brilliance without the brain farts. Obviously there are players that don't make so many mistakes and don't do that much brilliant either. Then there's those like Chris.

That said, as CC and OD are two that I recall being discussed as having brain farts, I don't really recall them doing that much that was completely brilliant? I mean in the way that Watson did this weekend. They have moments when I think "that was nicely done".

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 13:14
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I'm not sure that's true either. I can think of plenty of players that can do the brilliance without the brain farts. Obviously there are players that don't make so many mistakes and don't do that much brilliant either. Then there's those like Chris.
That said, as CC and OD are two that I recall being discussed as having brain farts, I don't really recall them doing that much that was completely brilliant? I mean in the way that Watson did this weekend. They have moments when I think "that was nicely done".

Much as I loved watching Watson score, I'm not sure that it was 'brilliant' - in fact he said that his team-mates have been ribbing him because it was 'under 11's rugby' (i.e. give it to the fast kid and let him run sideways around everyone). He is some athlete, for sure. if you get the chance to watch the highlights, take a look at how Josua Tuisova just gives up and almost walks when Watson is running across - he is the total opposite of Aled Brew who chased everything.

 
TG Kesmo
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Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 13:18
[quote
So DanWiley]I'm not sure that's true either. I can think of plenty of players that can do the brilliance without the brain farts. Obviously there are players that don't make so many mistakes and don't do that much brilliant either. Then there's those like Chris.

That said, as CC and OD are two that I recall being discussed as having brain farts, I don't really recall them doing that much that was completely brilliant? I mean in the way that Watson did this weekend. They have moments when I think "that was nicely done".
Sorry but. Bristol Cooke's try of the season last year was utterly brilliant

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 13:33
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I'm not sure that's true either. I can think of plenty of players that can do the brilliance without the brain farts. Obviously there are players that don't make so many mistakes and don't do that much brilliant either. Then there's those like Chris.
That said, as CC and OD are two that I recall being discussed as having brain farts, I don't really recall them doing that much that was completely brilliant? I mean in the way that Watson did this weekend. They have moments when I think "that was nicely done".

Much as I loved watching Watson score, I'm not sure that it was 'brilliant' - in fact he said that his team-mates have been ribbing him because it was 'under 11's rugby' (i.e. give it to the fast kid and let him run sideways around everyone). He is some athlete, for sure. if you get the chance to watch the highlights, take a look at how Josua Tuisova just gives up and almost walks when Watson is running across - he is the total opposite of Aled Brew who chased everything.

I think that's a little harsh - especially for the first try - he takes the scissor from JJ and explodes at a weak shoulder. For the second try he basically sees Tuisova switch off for a millisecond - Tuisova absolutely gives up for sure, but after he's been gassed when back on his heels. Watson sees the opportunity and takes it, he's not initially just going to try and run around someone.

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 13:39
Any more examples? For me that doesn't put him in the league of people who can do magic but occasionally have a brain fart.

He's still in the looks promising but makes stupid decisions category.

Maybe Watson was a bad example. It was just an example something memorable, and very recent, that you might forgive the odd mindless moment (not that I think Watson has them, but that's sort of the point).

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 16:08
If he really is unhappy then I would prescribe a couple of years in a World Heritage City. That will take his mind off his woes (rather than a return to league).

[www.independent.co.uk]

Wonder if the ABs would release him?

 
ken_jnr
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Re: Transfer rumours
18 December, 2017 16:39
Savea is an interesting one from a recruitment point of view. He’s not really “reigniting his career” so would probably demand a pretty big salary. But he also hasn’t really played at “superstar salary level” for a couple of years either.

Wouldn’t say no of course!

 
sid the seagull
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Re: Transfer rumours
19 December, 2017 00:16
Can you see him being excited by a wet November Friday evening on AstroTurf in Newcastle?
No, thought not.

FLAP

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
19 December, 2017 06:28
The sun doesn’t always shine in New Zealand you know!

Eggchasers has lewington to Sarries, Earle to Quins as in the bag come 1st jan.



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by (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
20 December, 2017 09:41
Blackadder says that AWJ won't be coming to Bath next season and they are looking to retain the guys we've currently got with Philips and Douglas as the only two who haven't signed a deal yet.

[www.bathchronicle.co.uk]

Attwood is going to feel like a new signing by the time he is back, he trained this week but still "4 to 5 weeks" until hes ready.

 
BathBurger
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Re: Transfer rumours
20 December, 2017 09:59
Hope we hang on to Levi Douglas especially. Made himself known to Toulon's massive pack when he came on which takes some doing. Really strong in the tackle.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
20 December, 2017 11:31
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Hope we hang on to Levi Douglas especially. Made himself known to Toulon's massive pack when he came on which takes some doing. Really strong in the tackle.

Yes his conversion from back to second row (waving at Ellis going the other way) has taken a bit of time but it appears that he is now starting to reap the rewards and break into the team more frequently. Definitely one worth keeping IMO.

 
Ian E
Ian E (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
20 December, 2017 12:17
Probably too late but love to hear that Banahan is staying he looks so happy at the club and playing well

 
sid the seagull
sid the seagull (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
20 December, 2017 21:30
Ditto on that Ian.

PECK

 
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by (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 09:57
Sounds like Tapuai has signed a new deal, hints in the picture of him on Priestland's instagram.

 
BathBurger
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Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 10:46
It does look that way, as you say! Good digging by!

 
HMilner
Big Dog (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 12:20
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Sounds like Tapuai has signed a new deal, hints in the picture of him on Priestland's instagram.

Keen eye! Hope it's true!!



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dr.bath1865
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Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 12:20
In that vid, Taps is either celebrating a new deal with us....or celebrating a big money move to Quins.

For me, it’s almost more important that he re-signs than Banahan.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 12:52
[www.bathrugby.com]

Just until the end of this season, but good news that he is nearing fitness after that nasty injury.

 
Mike the Taxi
Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 17:32
[www.bathchronicle.co.uk] Tighthead changes?

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 17:49
Todd B wants 3 to 4 THPs? 3 seems definitely too few in such an attritional position. Hopefully Sam Nixon can step up.

 
benjbath
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Re: Transfer rumours
21 December, 2017 17:56
I'd definitely keep Lahiff because he can cover both sides, Thomas and KPN because he's a bath boy through and through and played very well at the start of the season. Perinese we should make the most of this season for sure and thank him very much for his classy service. Then, for me, knight deserves to get game time at a different club and maybe Nixon should go out on loan enabling us some scope to scout a new tighthead to really push our other boys. TH is a key position and I'd like to feel comfortable with our resources. With Nixon out on loan that should be 4 capable TH in the ranks with one more who we can pull back should circumstances become desperate.

 
Bath Hammer
Bath Hammer (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
22 December, 2017 06:55
I don’t know if it’s possible but I do think we need 4 players in these attritional positions. You just know a few will be injured at any one time & they need to be rotated as much as possibe. With 3 we are 50% likely to be overplaying.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
22 December, 2017 08:34
Isn't Nixon in the academy and considered a LH prop? either way I wouldn't count him.

If AP wanted to do another season, I'd love to see him stay but there isn't many TH props running around professionally older than 35.

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
22 December, 2017 10:33
Nixon is in the academy but regarded as ‘equally Comfortable on either side of the scrum’ according to the press release when he just went out on loan. I think that by next year he should be able to hold his own in A league and Aw games for example as 4th/5th cover?

 
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by (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
22 December, 2017 10:48
George Moala has just been signed by Clermont on a 3 year deal, would have been a perfect signing for us.

 
Pie-Half
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Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 09:42
Neither is a rumour, but

I would love to sign Chris Pennell. Think he is class still. If but for injury and a more attacking Eng coach / 'trendy' club he would have had a good handful of caps. Still rate him.

Scotland-Williamson has left Worc, and going to the NFL. Odd move.[www.telegraph.co.uk]
Understand why he would want to go, but not sure anyone will take him. Wish him all the best.



Andy Goode's body double.

Bring back rucking and speed up the game. Simple, for rucks sake.

A.B.L.

Levi Douglas - Adopted player 2017/18
Tom Homer - Adopted player 2016/17

 
Bath Hammer
Bath Hammer (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 10:27
It would be great if this thread focused on transfer rumours relating to Bath Rugby. With great respect what is the interest in a player signing for Clermont? We all agree that it would have been great if he had come to us but he hasn’t (Sm31)

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 11:03
Yes, that’s 2.1 seconds of your life you won’t get back...

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 13:20
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Neither is a rumour, but
I would love to sign Chris Pennell. Think he is class still. If but for injury and a more attacking Eng coach / 'trendy' club he would have had a good handful of caps. Still rate him.

Scotland-Williamson has left Worc, and going to the NFL. Odd move.[www.telegraph.co.uk]
Understand why he would want to go, but not sure anyone will take him. Wish him all the best.
Dammit - I'd heard that we were sniffing around for him. No idea how realistic it ever was, but would have been a good signing.
Perhaps we can mop him up if he doesn't make it over there.



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wilshd
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Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 20:06
Obsession with "strictly bath related" topics rediculous. Same with Facebook group.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 20:26
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Obsession with "strictly bath related" topics rediculous. Same with Facebook group.

I would have thought that the majority of Bath supporters follow this board because they are particularly interested in Bath Rugby rather than just rugby in general which is covered on umpteen other sites. Where do you draw the line if these rumours extend to the entire northern hemisphere?

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 21:08
Maybe create a Bath transfers thread and a general transfers thread? (Doesn’t bother me personally always interested to see who is going where).

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 21:40
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Obsession with "strictly bath related" topics rediculous. Same with Facebook group.
agreed, although there are some here who are interested in Bath Rugby, but sneak entrielt disinterested by Rugby.
I'll never understand it.



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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 21:54
Obsession == one post?

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
28 December, 2017 22:25
I find it interesting when new players are mentioned even if the rumour is a remote one. I find myself researching players I had no previous knowledge of!

TBH the widespread player knowledge of some on here is excellent, many thanks for that input.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:01
Alastair Eykyn just said on the Exe commentary that Chudley to Bath? Would be great for us if true.

 
BathOtter
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:06
Was just coming on to say the exact same thing!

Would be great for us, but who does he replace? Cook and Kahn are signed on for another year or more, Homer out on loan this season only I think? Is Allinson off? Chudley replace Allinson, Homer out on loan again until Kahn finishes contract?

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:12
Would have to be exactly as you say Bath Otter, Allinson isn’t good enough IMO and Homer is still too green? Kahn and Cook to share the backup would be my guess (if it happens of course).

 
dcsh
dcsh (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:28
One can imagine that there are some poster who may need a bit of ‘private’ time if this happens.

 
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CoochieCoo (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:36
Why does he want to leave Exeter? Lost his grunt?



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dcsh
dcsh (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:39
Too much pride and passion there.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:39
Too many phases down there, he’s knackered and wants an easy life at Farleigh. The rumour is that we have signed both Chudley and his grunt. If he loses it we have Sharipovas grunt lined up as injury cover.

 
Boldangrey
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:54
Free slippers at Farleigh Towers.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 15:56
Don't forget the scented talcum powder after the saunas and fluffy towelling robes!



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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 16:16
I don’t think it would be a good fit at all, we’ve already got a strong set of scrum halves, and even if we were looking at getting another one, surely you’d want someone who could box kick seeing how much our game revolves around it.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 16:19
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I don’t think it would be a good fit at all, we’ve already got a strong set of scrum halves, and even if we were looking at getting another one, surely you’d want someone who could box kick seeing how much our game revolves around it.

Well Chudleys chances were certainly improved by our Friday night 9 performances. Good young player imo.

 
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CoochieCoo (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 16:29
At least Chudley's box kicking was high enough to allow his chasers to compete!



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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 17:03
If true a very strange move to leave the champions for us.



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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 17:05
Chudley has generally been selected on the bench behind the new Aussie Nic White. Might want to move for a chance at starting more frequently. Not that Ex would ever mismanage talent.

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 17:07
"we’ve already got a strong set of scrum halves"

Where? Why aren't we using them?

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 17:52
Come on, Kahn is a brilliant player and Cook has been keeping him on the bench until recently. One bad game doesn't undo 2 seasons of consistently being one of our top performers.

Your not normally so quick to blame players on this forum, but I think your being incredibly harsh on Kahn to think Chudley will be walk into the team.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 17:59
Another rumour on the rugby paper is we are interested in signing Leonardo Sarto, a 25 year old Italian winger currently playing for Glasgow Warriors, a rangey runner coming in at 6'4 and 93kg, not sure he hasn't experience playing in the centres though.

 
DanWiley
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 19:08
Khan had been great for us in the last few years, he's been at best patchy this year, but that's hardly a surprise given his age. Our other 9s are making up the numbers. For everything cook does well, and the are many things, he is questionable in another area. I'm not taking about Homer here.

I'm not sure chudley is the answer, but to say we've a strong set of scrum halves just seems bonkers to me.

 
Beergoggles
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 19:52
Chudley is 30 next March so hardly a spring chicken for a rugby pro. Assume he’ll replace Kahn on the proviso that Kahn has grown to fond of his Gucci loafers to grunt any more.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
31 December, 2017 20:23
I do think Khans' form has dipped since his contract extension was agreed, but he did set a high standard when he arrived just as Stringer did when he started with us. Kahn needs to get back to fast service from the ruck rather than marshalling troops to protect his box kick or make a one out play. I think Kahn still has it and I would like to see more of it in 2018...



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benjbath
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Re: Transfer rumours
01 January, 2018 03:15
I'd like to see a change in playing style rather than personnel, but chudley is fantastic and a spontaneous scrum half with enough pace and guile to try things. A good signing I think, but an attack coach is top priority for me. We need a switch towards ball retention challenging at rucks, chudley's played for a team that do both excellently - surely not a bad signing!

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
01 January, 2018 12:50
I think we need to be a lot more comfortable holding the ball and going through the phases but I don't believe we need to become a team that hoards possession to be successful.

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
01 January, 2018 16:34
I agree with that by. But we absolutely need to cut down the knock-ons in contact.



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Boldangrey
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Re: Transfer rumours
01 January, 2018 17:08
Cut out unforced errors.

Be more precise.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 10:05
Sarto?

Italy winger Leonardo Sarto is set to ditch the Pro14 for the Aviva Premiership when his contract with Glasgow Warriors expires at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has received significant interest from Premiership clubs with The Rugby Paper revealing that Bath boss Todd Blackadder is keen to bring him to the Rec.


[www.ruck.co.uk]

Talent young man. We would still need a backs utility player, assuming that James Wilson moves on at the end of the season.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 14:24
I also see that we flunked our first date with Nadolo...

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Nice big 12 for Todd though (Sm151)

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 14:55
Following our game against Wuss on Friday, sounds as though there is a good chance Jackson Willison will be arriving in Farleigh the following week.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 15:08
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Following our game against Wuss on Friday, sounds as though there is a good chance Jackson Willison will be arriving in Farleigh the following week.

Hasn't he been playing for them quite regularly? Don't they need him? Are we paying a release fee? Seems a bit odd.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 15:24
Hi all, rumour around here is that Jackson has re-signed, but as with all rumours, yet to be confirmed.

Why do you say the following week? We currently have only two fit first team centres - Jackson and Mills - so would absolutely not be releasing him this year.

See you Friday.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 16:12
The original rumours were that we were signing him in January, I had assumed that was so we'd wait to play Worcester for the last time this season and ensure that neither team's calls were compromised but perhaps they are not prepared to let him go now?

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 16:12
Something very odd then about these Willison rumours. Any Wuss fans have any strong opinions on him one way or the other? From the little I've seen he looks similar to a James Wilson style player.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 16:17
When I have watched him play he looks like a solid squad 12 / 13 - I haven't seen anything to convince me that he is better than Tapuai or JJ (but a solid squad 12 / 13 would be very welcome at the moment).

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 16:20
Given we're desperately short of centres, having a grand total of 3, one of whom is often with England, seems like a reasonable if not electrifying option.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 16:26
He’s a very solid, dependable Centre. Nothing flashy but does the basics very well. Watch the Try of the Week contender, this week, where he puts our 7 away for a try. Rarely injured and we’d be very sad to see him go. Just one of those workhorses who’s good play goes largely unnoticed.

As we currently have Teo and Olivier both injured I cannot fathom why we’d let him leave early.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 16:46
Wuss fan in peace.....

Not normally one to post on other forums however with Wuss players being linked with other clubs, I’m interested to get different views.

Regarding Jackson though, one word to describe him is consistent. Great ball carrier not afraid to commit to the tackle and surprisingly fairly injury free. Really want to keep him at Sixways.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 16:52
Jackson Willison for me is a 12 as well more than a 13. When he defends at 13 I think he is a bit of a liability from set pieces but is a very dependable option at 12 in terms of attack and defence. Hope he's not a big money signing and more of a squad player though really as was hoping for a little bit more excitement than that given we are reported to be losing Banners and potentially Taps?



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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 17:05
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Jackson Willison for me is a 12 as well more than a 13. When he defends at 13 I think he is a bit of a liability from set pieces but is a very dependable option at 12 in terms of attack and defence. Hope he's not a big money signing and more of a squad player though really as was hoping for a little bit more excitement than that given we are reported to be losing Banners and potentially Taps?

Wasn't the latest on Taps that he is staying? Or did I hallucinate this after too much festive cheese?

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 17:09
Last mention in the Chron was him wanting to negotiate an extension and being happy here.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 17:37
So we could have 2 Wilsons, a Watson and now a Willison on the pitch. This is not going to help BBC's radio commentary team!

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 17:46
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So we could have 2 Wilsons, a Watson and now a Willison on the pitch. This is not going to help BBC's radio commentary team!

Rumour is that we are also after these two:

[www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk]

[www.scottishrugby.org]

The team is to be rebranded the Bath Wilsons, presumably all Tarquins idea.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 18:55
Surely Tom Hanks idea?

'Wilson!, Wilson!, I'm sorry Wilson!'

(From the movie Castaway)

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
02 January, 2018 21:33
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Jackson Willison for me is a 12 as well more than a 13. When he defends at 13 I think he is a bit of a liability from set pieces but is a very dependable option at 12 in terms of attack and defence. Hope he's not a big money signing and more of a squad player though really as was hoping for a little bit more excitement than that given we are reported to be losing Banners and potentially Taps?

Wasn't the latest on Taps that he is staying? Or did I hallucinate this after too much festive cheese?

Priestland hinted on his instagram story that Tapuai had signed a new deal with us.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
03 January, 2018 08:05
Wuss fan here. More than a strong rumour Jackson has re-signed with Wuss. Hopefully confirmed very soon.



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Re: Transfer rumours
03 January, 2018 09:05
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Jackson Willison for me is a 12 as well more than a 13. When he defends at 13 I think he is a bit of a liability from set pieces but is a very dependable option at 12 in terms of attack and defence. Hope he's not a big money signing and more of a squad player though really as was hoping for a little bit more excitement than that given we are reported to be losing Banners and potentially Taps?

Wasn't the latest on Taps that he is staying? Or did I hallucinate this after too much festive cheese?

Priestland hinted on his instagram story that Tapuai had signed a new deal with us.

I really hope this is true, we a 2nd playmaker at #12 and he is the man for me...



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Re: Transfer rumours
03 January, 2018 10:02
Wuss fan in peace. The noises coming out of warriors from people who work at the club is that not only is Jackson Willison staying for the season, but he has indeed signed up for next term. Whether this is posturing I don’t know but they’re not usually wrong. Interesting to see what happens.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
03 January, 2018 10:37
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Wuss fan in peace. The noises coming out of warriors from people who work at the club is that not only is Jackson Willison staying for the season, but he has indeed signed up for next term. Whether this is posturing I don’t know but they’re not usually wrong. Interesting to see what happens.

I imagine this is correct. Especially given the injuries at centre you have, not to mention the fact you appear to be heading towards comfortable safety in the league so there need not be any exodus of players.



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Re: Transfer rumours
03 January, 2018 10:56
Unfortunate for us, we really need solid, consistent, injury free players.

 
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Re: Transfer rumours
03 January, 2018 12:44
Is Max Wright injured or out on loan? It seems slightly odd that we paid Leeds for their release and then haven't played either of them (except in A league)?

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Has anyone seen Max Wright play? I note that he is 21 in a few months (9 months younger than Joe Marchant), is he still not able to fill a centre bench spot if needed or is he still too green?

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