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The more I think about it....
turniphead (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:48
....the more I want to understand why we were able to be so readily stripped of all the promise we showed back in the mid to late 2000s.

Back then we could boast a fantastic array of exciting players, behind them came the likes of JJ, Watson, Garvey, Yarde, Corbs - even players like Gibson and Thompstone, so many of them homegrown and yet all left to go to bigger and better things.

I'm sure I read too much into it, but was Bath's alleged ignoring of the salary cap ultimately a huge part of our undoing? Players like that should bread crowds, crowds mean money and money makes further success easier to come by.

Listening to the BT team talking about Warriors being able to potentially build around a core of young, exciting talent - that was us! Look at where those players have gone and what they have gone to achieve.

Don't get me wrong, our performance this evening was woeful. We looked clueless for so much of the time and I shudder to think how many times Barnes told Meehan to "use it" as our service was so slow but where to the rot truly start? That's what I would like to know.

Re: The more I think about it....
GHA (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:53
It doesn't matter where it started, it matters as to where it's going and what we are doing to end it.

Shame our academy class was stripped but our recruitment has been dreadful for a while

Re: The more I think about it....
turniphead (IP Logged)
22 December, 2017 21:56
But surly our recruitment being woeful is as a direct result of us being stripped of talent?

If we didn't lose so many, we would need to bring so many in and end up with the fantastic collection of duds we have done over the years.

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