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Re: A league game away v Bath postponed
Posted by: RodneyRegis
Date: 28/09/2017 14:42
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Which Tyler
Couple of points - from someone who doesn't particularly care - but is a Bath fan.
Our senior squad is 43, which puts us about 5th in terms of squad size in the Prem. Around 18 of those 43 are injured.

In our A-league match against Saracens a few weeks ago, 11 of our 23 came from Bath University - we've had more injuries since then.

As I understand it, the problem is at THP; where we're without Thomas, Lahiff, Knight, Palmer-Newport and Mitchell (acutally, I think Thomas is finally back).

To put out a team for the A-league there would be more guests than holders of Bath contracts.

This is a postponement - to be played later, and done with Quin's agreement. If the postponement never happens, then we forfeit and you get 5 points whilst we get none. Had Quins not agreed to the postponement, Bath would have forfeited the match.


We do have an agreement with Bath Uni to borrow their players for the A-league (and generally use the A-league to scout for Uni players that have been missed by the talent scouts) - but I believe that avenue is unavailable this week.
To put a team out, we'd have to borrow players from local clubs - which would, quite honestly, be dangerous in the fron row - and... unpleasant for everyone. Nobody would get anything much out of a Professionals vs Amateurs match

Are you seriously not including your academy in a conversation about an A League game?

"Since May, only James Phillips and Anthony Perenise have been brought in as permanent signings, meaning Bath’s senior squad and senior academy combined is 55 players, one of the smallest."

The Chronicle article above outlines just why Bath Utd are having these issues.

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