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BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
Discussion started by Bears Beyond The Gate , 23 July, 2020 12:31
BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
Bears Beyond The Gate 23 July, 2020 12:31
... with no crowds expected in sporting grounds until October is it time for some clarity from the club on ticket refunds. There’s also the Championship proposal, the international window announcement and do we need Bristol Bears Speedos?!?

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Re: BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
Davidelson 28 July, 2020 16:19
Great podcast as always - apart from the vision of swimming trunks (Sm20)

Predictions
Sarries home - bears win by 10
Glous away - bears win by 5
Chiefs home - close thing bears win by 2
Sale away - we may struggle up north against the elements etc - sale win by 3

#Cmonbris

Re: BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
NickBeard 30 July, 2020 23:01
Sarries - No idea how they will approach this. It's 5 weeks away from the European QF so probably won't wheel out all their big guns. We will probably go for this one. Strongest side as we have a 6 day turnaround before Glos. We've got to win it and hopefully with a BP.

Glos - 1st of 3 in 9 days. Probably pick all the Glos old boys to start and be fairly strong but not the 100% best side as we've got a game 5 days later and need to spread our resources. Whatever we do, it's the same for them and we are stronger overall so we should have it in us to win..

Exeter - Exeter have a Friday game at Sale so maybe they won't necessarily go for this one. However, they have a deep squad. Really hard to predict..

Sale - It all seems to be falling for them this year. Can't see us getting anything here.. A bonus point would be great..

Re: BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
JMills 31 July, 2020 11:03
Completely agree with NickBeard but Pat Lam is very difficult to second guess.

I think Saracens may go strong though after no rugby for such a long time. Even with the departures we could still be facing Vunipola x 2, George, Koch, Itoje, Farrell, Goode, Daly and numerous other internationals. Sarries could still have a big say on the league this year with how they decide to rest players.

Re: BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
Gray_Lensman 31 July, 2020 12:31
Quote:
JMills
Sarries could still have a big say on the league this year with how they decide to rest players.

Quite right. Yet another way in which $aracen$ cheating continues to undermine the integrity of the competition.

Re: BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
Rich. 31 July, 2020 16:11
Yep I have a feeling that with no home crowd to consider Sarries will pick their 1st team for their harder (and therefore often away games - especially if on grass) so as to try to get them match ready for Leinster.

Re: BBTG 36 - our predictions for the first four games, plus...
Peter_B 31 July, 2020 17:22
I have a feeling they may play the Sarries fixtures to fulfil tv contracts and for the sake of oppo supporters and then scrub them.



Peter

C'mon you Bristol Boys!


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