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Briz v Exe


By Moorsman
October 2 2009

Going home, hoping for an away win!

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Bristol Rugby v Exeter Chiefs

Going home, hoping for an away win!

I was born and brought up in Bristol until I moved away at the tender age of 19.  In fact my home was less than a mile from the Mem and I played rugby at scool just a couple of miles away.  It was a bit strange going back to the Mem in 2005 (not as strange as it felt at the end of that day!) after such a long time.  I remember standing in what was effectively a tin shed watching the likes of Dave Watt and Dave Rollitt ply their trade.  It wasn't that long ago I found an old programme for The South West v NZ All Blacks, with a certain John Lockyear - Exeter Rugby in the SW team.  Great memories .... but what's that got to do with Sunday's game?  Well I was prompted to write this by an article in the Express & Echo featuring Sean Marsden.

Sean backs Exe to beat former club

Club loyalty is a strange thing and it's a lot more than just supporting the team you grew up with.  Sean typifies the spirit I've found at Exeter Chiefs, which was present at the County Ground but has developed since the move to Sandy Park.  It feels to me that The Tribe feel part of the club and feel valued by the players, coaches and directors.  I'm passionate about wanting to see the Chiefs progress to the top table but more than this I want to see them perform to their potential.  I'm sure the squad will be doing everything they can to make sure this happens on Sunday and make 2005 a distant memory.  I'll be in the Centenary Stand, which is in the place of the old stand from which I watched in the '60s.

As for the result?  Well I expect a win for the Chiefs in a very close game.  I'm not sure I'd cope very well with a 5-6 scoreline but that will do me!!

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02/10/2009 22:13
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stressed bill (IP Logged)
03/10/2009 00:30
i'm from bristol too and moved to exeter about 2 1/2 years ago, followed football before so firmly in the chiefs corner, looking forward to a great game with lots of banter and mutual respect, will be on the centenary terrace and in the wellington before, see you there, up the chiefs

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clalan (IP Logged)
03/10/2009 07:04
Roll on Sunday, I like the look of this weeks team selection and hope to see a victory.
But Bristol are improving, I think it may be won by the pack. Got my stress ball ready, see you all on centeneary terrace.

Re: Briz v Exe
03/10/2009 10:10
Another Bristolian in hiding here!. Its funny but I feel a fondness for my birth city, and if asked I am a proud Bristolian, but I am now a very proud Exeter Chiefs fan. Yes tomorrow is going to be close and hard fought, but I believe we will come out on top by at least 5 points, but please don't leave it to the last 5 mins.

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ChiefBottleWasher (IP Logged)
03/10/2009 11:41
I was Also Born In Bristol but never really lived there myself though my paternal grandmother did so know the city well.

Routing for Exeter all the way, I hope to be able to listen on the radio or net, but might well be in Salisbury and thus out of reach of either. .

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