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Reasons to be cheerful


By Moorsman
December 28 2016

reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

With all this Christmas cheerfulness going on it set me thinking about the Chiefs (not that it takes much to get me thinking about Chiefs!).  Even though things haven't exactly gone as smoothly as we'd hoped following last years runner up spot in the Prem and European Quater Final there's still plenty to cheer a Chiefs fan.

The Prem

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter before the European Champions Cup, pool two match at Sandy Park,

We've reached the half-way stage of the Prem season and are sitting nicely in the top four.  Chiefs are 4 points clear of Tigers in fifth and 11 ahead of Saints who occupy 7th spot.  Although Chiefs have lost the same number of games as Tigers and won one fewer our bonus point tally more than makes up for this with just 2 games not resulting in a LBP or TBP.


Rank PWLBPPoints
1Sarries 11 9 2 6 42
2Wasps 11 9 2 6 42
3Bath 11 8 3 4 36
4Chiefs 11 6 4 9 35
5Tigers 11 7 4 3 31
6Quins 11 6 5 3 27
7Saints 11 5 6 4 24
8Glaws 11 3 6 8 24
9Falcons 11 5 6 3 23
10Sharks 11 3 7 4 18
11Warriors 11 1 8 2 10
12Bristol 11 1 10 4 8


In his post match interview following the Tigers game Rob Baxter was understandably pleased that Chiefs have really got their act together and put themselves in a position to be able to attack the rest of this season and gain a play-off place.


Exeter Chiefs Jack Maunder during the European Champions Cup, pool five match at Sandy Park, Exeter.

Whilst it wouldn't appear to be an area to be cheerfull there's been a lot of positives for Chiefs post the Clermont defeat.  Importantly Chiefs have notched their first Champions Cup win in France with the Bordeaux win.  Not only was this a first for Chiefs they became the first English Club to win at their stadium.
Europe has also seen the emergence of Jack Maunder in the senior squad and he looks a fine prospect.

The Club
Exeter Chiefs supporters before their sides game against Leicester Tigers the Aviva Premiership matc

Both on field and off field with the Sandy Park conferencing business things are going from strength to strength with the Club posting another healthy profit (c1.2M pre-tax).
Our Academy structure is looking even stronger with Exeter College winning the AASE League for the first time having pipped Harptbury to top spot in the Souther League.

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28/12/2016 17:26
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful
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28/12/2016 18:13
And if you agree or not the club has seen sense with the ridiculous 100% smoking ban bringing Sandy Park into line with most major sports stadiums.

Thank you.


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful
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28/12/2016 19:16
Chunk Snr
And if you agree or not the club has seen sense with the ridiculous 100% smoking ban bringing Sandy Park into line with most major sports stadiums.
Thank you.


Totally agree Chunk Snr. I am a non smoker by the way......But the total ban was utterly ridiculous.

Common sense prevailed in the end.

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