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Euro over and out
By Moorsman
January 21 2018


not ours

The Chiefs European hopes ended with their defeat at the hands of Glasgow Warriors and they must now put the disappointment behind them and concentrate on retaining the Premiership title.

Euro adventure is over

Euro over and out
 
Champions Cup

The Chiefs European hopes ended with their defeat at the hands of Glasgow Warriors and they must now put the disappointment behind them and concentrate on retaining the Premiership title.
 
What a frustrating season it has been once again and Rob Baxter and his fellow coaches will have to look at what can be gained from the experience to ensure the Chiefs approach to Europe is successful next season.  That's not to say there haven't been plenty of positives from this season particularly in the two games against Montpellier.  However there were too many unforced errors in most of the games especially those against Leinster and the final game in Glasgow.  A little more in the way of composure and the outcome could have been so different.  To me this points to a psychological shortfall in approach rather than any technical deficit in the Chiefs play.  The second half at Sandy Park v Montpellier showed how devestating the Chiefs can be when they really click into gear.  When they play in that sort of fearless way passes seem to stick and very few knock ons occur.  The opposition don't get time to breath as wave after wave of attacks come their way and tere are tries a plenty.  There have also been some great performances from Chiefs players and I'd pick Luke Cowan-Dickie as my stand out player.
 
Exeter Chiefs' Luke Cowan-Dickie and Northampton Saints' Ben Foden during the Aviva Premiership matc
 
Hopefully the early exit will allow Rob to give some of the guys a well earned break during the AW Cup and the likes of Jo Simmonds a chance to shine.  It also means we should remain fresh for the run into the play-offs (which we still have to qualify for of course) and able to keep playing our high tempo game.  I for one cannot wait to see how the rest of the season works out and I'm looking forward to some more fun watching the Chiefs really go for it.
 
Come On You Chiefs...Chiefs...Chiefs