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Bath Hammer
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Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 07:40
I am now feeling more than a little nervous about our next 3 fixtures. We will have to start playing for more than 20 mins per match to win two out of the three which needs to be our minimum target. Sale at home have always been tough but now seem stronger home & away. Wasps arenít back to last seasonís form & will hopefully still be missing Cipriani but managed to edge out Leicester yesterday & are hard on our heels. Worcester were looking rejuvenated but suffered a poor loss yesterday so are difficult to judge as are we I would say. I still feel we are operating in 3rd gear for much of the time. There is a lack of fluency about our moves & as we saw yesterday a lack of physical attrition at times. Because we have some talented players we can have purple patches but it is a mixed bag which must in part be down to the coaching. TB always says they will put things right. Letís see if that is the case.



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BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 13:26
I would hope for 9 points from the next 3 AP matches and expect 6.



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Beergoggles
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 14:19
Hope for 15 points, expect 13 points given our returnees.

 
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 15:56
Trouble is we are a bit like France at the moment, you never know which Bath are going to turn up! The problem is its not each game its each half!

 
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 16:05
I will wait and see how we go in Europe before thinking about this set of games, an away LBP and a home win v Toulon are my expectations. I hope we stay injury free and some player combinations behind the scrum settle into working together. Two good performances and no more injuries and we can go into the AP set of games with more confidence...



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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 16:46
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I will wait and see how we go in Europe before thinking about this set of games, an away LBP and a home win v Toulon are my expectations.

(Sm22)



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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 17:28
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I will wait and see how we go in Europe before thinking about this set of games, an away LBP and a home win v Toulon are my expectations.

(Sm22)

A cheap post OB, Toulon are 7th in the T14 table atm and a shadow of the 3xHC Champs side, we were scalped by the Chiefs y'day but have a few scalps of our own this season. Why is losing away & winning at home a cause for hilarity?

 
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 17:46
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A cheap post OB, Toulon are 7th in the T14 table atm and a shadow of the 3xHC Champs side, we were scalped by the Chiefs y'day but have a few scalps of our own this season. Why is losing away & winning at home a cause for hilarity?
welcome to the board.
We lost this weekend, therefore suggesting anything other than automatic relegation and the firing of all players and coaches is being laughably optimistic



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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
03 December, 2017 18:19
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I will wait and see how we go in Europe before thinking about this set of games, an away LBP and a home win v Toulon are my expectations.

(Sm22)

A cheap post OB, Toulon are 7th in the T14 table atm and a shadow of the 3xHC Champs side, we were scalped by the Chiefs y'day but have a few scalps of our own this season. Why is losing away & winning at home a cause for hilarity?

Quite simply I have watched Toulon a lot this season and our aimless kicking game is made for them.



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Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
04 December, 2017 07:43
We have to get our game right to beat any of these teams, let alone Toulon. It seems to me our game is not right often enough & consistently enough for us to avoid the likelihood of a series of losses. We have had some purple patches in games but we have also gone into our shells for long periods & conceded possession to an alarming degree. We HAVE TO STOP aimlessly kicking the ball back to the opposition. It is utterly pointless & drives us all mad!

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
04 December, 2017 12:48
One interesting thing is that the matches over Christmas and new year are going to be titanic for all sorts of reasons - the weekend of 23rd for example: bottom of the table clash and then all of the middle to top teams playing each other, extremely hard to call with the top 4 all away from home. Tigers for example have Sarries then Exe.

Going to be an exciting Christmas - dry turkey sandwiches and a dozen games of rugby to watch...

 
Bathovalballer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
05 December, 2017 00:17
Don't worry about the AP, we have a side of yes ageing stars to play who I am sure will expose our tactical and skill weaknesses and lack of physicality. And they might want to play for 80 minutes and have a chance to win something.

Certainly Sale and Worcester, in particular, are both physical and play with no little skill. I believe they enjoy handling the ball and are good at catching well advertised punts!

I am not expecting anything from the Wasps game as they grittily fought and out played a tough Leicester side. Wasps, especially with Launchbury in the pack, and with their talented, speedy backs being directed by Cipriani, our aimless toothless play will be picked apart.

I will be there at every game, as usual, hoping against hope we have turned the corner and showed some consistent improvement and give us hope for the future.

 
Bathovalballer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
05 December, 2017 00:17
Don't worry about the AP, we have a side of yes ageing stars to play who I am sure will expose our tactical and skill weaknesses and lack of physicality. And they might want to play for 80 minutes and have a chance to win something.

Certainly Sale and Worcester, in particular, are both physical and play with no little skill. I believe they enjoy handling the ball and are good at catching well advertised punts!

I am not expecting anything from the Wasps game as they grittily fought and out played a tough Leicester side. Wasps, especially with Launchbury in the pack, and with their talented, speedy backs being directed by Cipriani, our aimless toothless play will be picked apart.

I will be there at every game, as usual, hoping against hope we have turned the corner and showed some consistent improvement and give us hope for the future.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
05 December, 2017 05:03
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Don't worry about the AP, we have a side of yes ageing stars to play who I am sure will expose our tactical and skill weaknesses and lack of physicality. And they might want to play for 80 minutes and have a chance to win something.
Certainly Sale and Worcester, in particular, are both physical and play with no little skill. I believe they enjoy handling the ball and are good at catching well advertised punts!

I am not expecting anything from the Wasps game as they grittily fought and out played a tough Leicester side. Wasps, especially with Launchbury in the pack, and with their talented, speedy backs being directed by Cipriani, our aimless toothless play will be picked apart.

I will be there at every game, as usual, hoping against hope we have turned the corner and showed some consistent improvement and give us hope for the future.

So, do you expect us to win any of those games BoB?

 
HMilner
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
05 December, 2017 11:58
Is there space for someone with a positive attitude on this thread?

I fancy us to get points at home and away to Toulon in the Champions cup. All teams seem to raise their games for the Champions cup but Toulon narrowly beat Scarlets and Treviso whom we beat both of also.
I fancy us to play Priestland out in France and try to strategically beat them around the pitch with a clever game plan. Whether it will work like it did against Scarlets away I am not sure but Scarlets were last year's Pro14 winners and play expansive stuff which, Toulon on their day can do, and we beat them.

As for the AP games - Sale away will be tough as always. They are excellent at home and have taken many scalps there. We will have to be at our best to get something from there but if we fire there is no reason we can't.
Wasps at home I expect us to win having been aggrieved at the loss at home to them last year. No Charles Piutau or Kurtley Beale this year though for them and I expect it to be a tight game where - injuries permitting - we should be able to get some forward dominance against them.
Worcester away again a tough game but we should be able to win this as well.

The reality is though that it is all down to the performance on the day in each of the games tbh! We are good enough to win all 5 though if we fire well!



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BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
05 December, 2017 12:19
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No Charles Piutau or Kurtley Beale this year though for them and I expect it to be a tight game where - injuries permitting - we should be able to get some forward dominance against them.

There was no Charles Piutau for them last season either - he played for them in the 15-16 season.

Wasps team at the rec on 4th March 2017: Beale; Wade, Leiua, Gopperth, Le Roux; Cipriani, Simpson; Mullan (capt), Taylor, Cooper-Woolley, Symons, Gaskell, Johnson, Young, Rieder.

We can of course win all of them, none of them are easy games though, Northampton can tell you about both!

 
HMilner
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
05 December, 2017 15:00
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No Charles Piutau or Kurtley Beale this year though for them and I expect it to be a tight game where - injuries permitting - we should be able to get some forward dominance against them.

There was no Charles Piutau for them last season either - he played for them in the 15-16 season.

Dw BathMatt I was aware of this. I was not clear enough perhaps - what I meant was that they do not have a world class game winner up their sleeves as they have done previously in Piutau 15-16 and Beale 16-17! Beale single handedly decided to tear us apart at home last year I recall!



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BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
05 December, 2017 15:26
Yes, and we were kind enough to repeatedly kick the ball straight to Beale time and time again...couldn't have been more accommodating in fact (or is this the wrong thread?)

 
Wightwasp
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
06 December, 2017 09:01
Why should wasps be missing cipriani
When I go and watch a game I want both sides to be at full strength as I enjoy watching the best players from both teams
Bizarre!!

 
Danchinho
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
06 December, 2017 10:02
We're so inconsistent, even throughout a half that i couldn't predict. I guess that's the fun of sport!
It's easy to go with home form. Sale can be very good at home. Wasps have been very hit and miss and Worcester have shown some good signs lately.
Thing is, with the players we've got, if they play to their potential i'd say we're favourites for all 3. I doubt that will happen though. Still, hopeful before the event!



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

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 17:25
When I started this thread I did so because I felt these matches would have a significant bearing on where we finish which I thought could be anywhere between 3rd & 7th.I disregarded the Champions Cup because the best we can hope for is to qualify & Iím not confident of even doing that with Scarlettís yet to play. I always thought we might struggle at Sale but that maybe we might gain a hard earned win. My worst fears were realised, however, and we remain infuriatingly inconsistent. The usual excuses are put up - we never do well there (irrelevant), we have been decimated by injuries (rubbish) resulting in us playing second choice players (really?),& having had two tough encounters against Toulon(poor mites). The fact is we were thrashed in two consecutive AP matches, this time against a very middle/lower ranking team. Iím not doing a BoB & going over the top but I seriously canít see us winning our next two matches after the last two AP performances & where will that leave us? Iím thinking 7th now & definitely not top 4. We can lose games but top 4 sides donít get thrashed (usually)



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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 17:29
We'll scrape past Wasps or Worcester, probably by defending our try line for the entire second half as usual, then play terribly for the next few matches. Stumbling from game to game, going nowhere.

 
Bathovalballer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 17:37
Someone wrote we may be second at the end of this round of games! I would like to think that but our bunch of Farleigh residents don't have the bottle for playing when when the going gets tough. I don't countenance we lack top players due to injury, as all other sides do. Look at Wasps achievement with arguably 3 of their best players out against a form side like Gloucester.

There is something fundamentally wrong with our attitudes, as we do have the talent, as proved last week, but play like absolute drains this week. Heads need to start rolling and players need to be held to account, and soon.



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Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 20:14
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Someone wrote we may be second at the end of this round of games! I would like to think that but our bunch of Farleigh residents don't have the bottle for playing when when the going gets tough. I don't countenance we lack top players due to injury, as all other sides do. Look at Wasps achievement with arguably 3 of their best players out against a form side like Gloucester.
There is something fundamentally wrong with our attitudes, as we do have the talent, as proved last week, but play like absolute drains this week. Heads need to start rolling and players need to be held to account, and soon.

Assuming we agree with you BoB how do we ďhold players to accountĒ?

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 20:41
Well, we're four points off second and we play second at home next weekend. Yes, we're inconsistent, but so is every other Prem team apart from Exeter. That includes Sarries.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 21:09
Roll those heads, no mercy. Or alternatively realise that we were outplayed and annoying as it is the World is actually fine-ish and that itís only 2 sleeps until Santa arrives...

 
Boldangrey
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 21:11
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Well, we're four points off second and we play second at home next weekend. Yes, we're inconsistent, but so is every other Prem team apart from Exeter. That includes Sarries.

+1

6 points separating 2nd and 8th means anything can happen.
Anything means anything bad or anything good.

Did Glos fans expect to get stuffed today?

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 21:21
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Well, we're four points off second and we play second at home next weekend. Yes, we're inconsistent, but so is every other Prem team apart from Exeter. That includes Sarries.

Saracens worst loss in the AP was to us 31-21. We have suffered heavy losses to Saints 32-9, Exeter 42-29 & Sale 32-9 so not quite the same I would suggest.

 
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 22:14
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Well, we're four points off second and we play second at home next weekend. Yes, we're inconsistent, but so is every other Prem team apart from Exeter. That includes Sarries.

Saracens worst loss in the AP was to us 31-21. We have suffered heavy losses to Saints 32-9, Exeter 42-29 & Sale 32-9 so not quite the same I would suggest.

You know Sarries have lost 7 games in a row, right?

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 23:14
On our day we can beat any team, but unfortunately we are so inconsistent we just don't look like a team capable of challenging for trophies.

Sale was just another of our somewhat regular off days so not worth getting over emotional about.

We're a team just challenging for 5th/6th which is where we are right now. Everyone needs to chill a bit.



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ballsout
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
23 December, 2017 23:25
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Roll those heads, no mercy. Or alternatively realise that we were outplayed and annoying as it is the World is actually fine-ish and that itís only 2 sleeps until Santa arrives...

We've been outplayed with alarming frequency these past two seasons, even in victory.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
24 December, 2017 02:10
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Roll those heads, no mercy. Or alternatively realise that we were outplayed and annoying as it is the World is actually fine-ish and that itís only 2 sleeps until Santa arrives...

We've been outplayed with alarming frequency these past two seasons, even in victory.

And your point is? So we arenít the best, I still enjoy supporting and we will lost as often as we win. Iím not going to get all beaten up about it, especially at Christmas, there is more important stuff...well played Sale.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
24 December, 2017 05:16
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Well, we're four points off second and we play second at home next weekend. Yes, we're inconsistent, but so is every other Prem team apart from Exeter. That includes Sarries.

Saracens worst loss in the AP was to us 31-21. We have suffered heavy losses to Saints 32-9, Exeter 42-29 & Sale 32-9 so not quite the same I would suggest.

You know Sarries have lost 7 games in a row, right?

You could say that makes them consistent smiling smiley



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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
24 December, 2017 10:51
I think we'll probably end up 3rd or 4th and could be genuine challengers for the title but we blow so hot and cold, we only seem to be capable of winnings games at the death or imploding and look like a local 3rd team turned up instead.

 
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
24 December, 2017 11:03
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I think we'll probably end up 3rd or 4th and could be genuine challengers for the title but we blow so hot and cold, we only seem to be capable of winnings games at the death or imploding and look like a local 3rd team turned up instead.

Agreed.

It's all about momentum after Christmas when fatigue and injuries start to mount.

 
ballsout
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
24 December, 2017 11:48
Genuine title contenders? When have we looked anywhere near that? 20 minutes against and injury ravaged Quins (before failing to score in 60 minutes, at home) apart.

Equal second from bottom in tries scored this season. Would be bottom had it not been for those 4 against Exeter when the game was lost.

We're playing like a mid table team, around 6th, which given the quality players at our disposal is criminal.

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
29 December, 2017 22:17
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We're playing like a mid table team, around 6th, which given the quality players at our disposal is criminal.

Two of those games played & two defeats seems to be in line with your predictions. We seem to have major lapses in most matches & rarely put in a performance as we did in the two Toulon encounters. We really need the likes of Louw & Faletau to be fully competitive for anything approaching 80 mins. Worcester will be another major challenge & another loss could drop us into the bottom half.

 
ballsout
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 00:18
I was being kind suggesting we played like a mid table side. It's a good job we have players like Roko who can nick up wins every so often because we offer nothing else.

And people still claim our lack of ball isn't a problem.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 00:24
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And people still claim our lack of ball isn't a problem.

My guess is that those people have now been beaten into submission by tonightís debacle.

 
Boldangrey
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 11:52
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And people still claim our lack of ball isn't a problem.

My guess is that those people have now been beaten into submission by tonightís debacle.

But, without any ball we scored 4 tries!

 
ballsout
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 13:21
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And people still claim our lack of ball isn't a problem.

My guess is that those people have now been beaten into submission by tonightís debacle.

But, without any ball we scored 4 tries!

There we go, the fightback papering over cracks already.

No, without any ball we conceded three in 20-30 minutes and it cost us yet another home game.

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 13:50
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And people still claim our lack of ball isn't a problem.

My guess is that those people have now been beaten into submission by tonightís debacle.

But, without any ball we scored 4 tries!

Much as I would love to get excited, unless we play at home against 14 men every week I think that this is a bit of (welcome admittedly) straw clutching.

 
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 14:16
A TBP win v Wuss now required and if achieved would mean 7pts earned rather than the 8/9 I was expecting from these 3 games. Not ideal but enough to keep us in the hunt for a top 4 finish. If we lose to Wuss then I will join in the despair but until that happens I'm staying positivish...



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Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 15:21
The top 3 are nailed on I would say but after that there are varying degrees of inconsistency. I donít think we are any more likely to get fourth than Leicester, Gloucester or Harlequins & most likely will be 5th/6th

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 15:25
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The top 3 are nailed on I would say but after that there are varying degrees of inconsistency. I donít think we are any more likely to get fourth than Leicester, Gloucester or Harlequins & most likely will be 5th/6th

Sale are no pushover and will be as likely (unlikely?) to get into the top 6 as Quins IMO.

 
Bathovalballer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 17:30
On last nights performance by us and the away form of a revitalised Worcester means it is a nailed on home banker for the Six Ways club. Especially as the England contingent are away with England this week.

 
Beergoggles
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 18:16
Thatís the spirit BathOvalBaller, chin up and positive thoughts as ever.

 
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 18:27
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The top 3 are nailed on I would say but after that there are varying degrees of inconsistency. I donít think we are any more likely to get fourth than Leicester, Gloucester or Harlequins & most likely will be 5th/6th

Sale are no pushover and will be as likely (unlikely?) to get into the top 6 as Quins IMO.

The biggest advantage Sale and Glos have over us for 5/6th place is they have good home form.



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BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 19:10
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Especially as the England contingent are away with England this week.

Just looked it up and I think that itís a 2 day session and itís in Bath? So should be fine hopefully.

 
Bathovalballer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
30 December, 2017 23:44
I believe it is in Brighton. Still our desperately needed players are away when they are needed back here at base. Worcester is vital and as we have lost 3 home league games (our laughable fortress) much is riding on this game.

Personally I cannot see us getting anything as Worcester look really good with the ball in hand and have two wingers in great form. Those who still think we can achieve top 4 are truly deluded and we will have our work cut out to get top 6. Forget Europe and the AWC, and concentrate on the league.

 
Beergoggles
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
31 December, 2017 14:23
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Those who still think we can achieve top 4 are truly deluded and we will have our work cut out to get top 6. Forget Europe and the AWC, and concentrate on the league.

Whatís you motivation BOvB ? Itís clear that youíre a candidate for the most negative poster ever to have lifted a mouse but is your aim to make everyone else on ere as miserable as you are ?

 
BathMatt53
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
31 December, 2017 14:39
...although it is hard to disagree that IF WE CONTINUE TO PLAY as we have done for the last 120mins of Rugby then we will struggle for top 4...

The flip side of course if that if we play as we did for the X mins before that (against Toulon et ) then we should have no problem. It is certainly not an un-fixable issue that we have.

(We are also helped by the fact that many of the other teams that would be expected to do well have been struggling, in Saints and Tigers for example).



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Bath Hammer
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Re: Expectations for next 3 AP matches
02 January, 2018 09:04
It seems that the top 4 might be pulling away though Gloucester are no certainty for 4th. However, predicting results between teams in 5th to 11th position is well nigh impossible given the inconsistency which seems greater than in previous years.


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