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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: Bath Supporter Jack (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2019 17:07

Their most incisive runner in the first half was their number 1......he ghosted through gaps.

I thought Chris Cook played well.

One of our problems was that people did make half breaks and made ground but then left all their own players behind...Ö..or rather better phrased players did not follow and keep up.

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: Old Bath Tub (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2019 17:40

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Hoops should be seriously worried given that performance and attitude.

Embarrassing and that is all there is for that performance.

Just listened/watched the video of Stuart in the after match interview not sure who was interviewing him but certainly didnít ask any tough questions about the performance and Stuart appeared to be a bit Ďblasaí about things, in my opinion (Sm128)



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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: ballsout (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2019 18:05

It's his third game in charge. People need to stop paying so much attention to what coaches say in post-match interviews anyway, doesn't mean much.

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: CoochieCoo (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2019 19:16

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I wonder what our penalty count was on Saturday? It felt like a lot!

We conceded 11 pens to their 10.



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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: ballsout (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2019 22:44

10 penalties awarded and 0 points except for an interception

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: CoochieCoo (IP Logged)
Date: 08 October, 2019 08:37

Both sides opted to kick for goal once, they succeeded with their goal we didnít. The other pens were all to touch.



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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 October, 2019 08:40

(...where all of them failed to result in any points...)



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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: Bath Supporter Jack (IP Logged)
Date: 08 October, 2019 09:04

That interesting Mr CC it felt like 15 by us and 5 by them!!

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: B4thB4ck (IP Logged)
Date: 08 October, 2019 13:35

Just watched the highlights. Why was the 2nd Leics try allowed as it looked as though the 9 was tackled and got up to score a try without releasing the ball. If the refs want the defenders to release the tackler on the ground they should not allow that?

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: Bath Supporter Jack (IP Logged)
Date: 08 October, 2019 15:46

Yes I was intrigued by that at the time, but of course without the screen to refer back to it all happens very quickly.

The people around me said that Burns was taken down with a late tackle but of course without a TMO it is hard to spot everything!

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: Bathovalballer (IP Logged)
Date: 08 October, 2019 20:18

Well what a load of rubbish! As someone said rather loudly in the West Stand, ' I should have stayed at home and dug the garden and planted my bulbs! It would at least have something to show for my efforts in a few months time, and be more memorable, unlike the drivel being performed on the pitch'

It only cost me £25plus travelling and car parking plus dire food and drink at the ground costing another £14!

Just like last season and the season before that etc. Ballsout is right about many things especially our inability to retain the ball. Given away weakly in contact or thrown away with the 'new' off loading game.

We were creating nothing, defended like drains, had no go forward, missing tackles like confetti in the wind.

So as we were struggling so much, why when we had a chance to score (possible 3 penalty kicks at goal) did we opt for a driving maul off a lineout? At least we won the lineouts but by the time the ball was in the hands of the support players, Leicester were driving us backwards. At least two of these efforts saw us lose at least 40 yards. Absolutely pathetic and when we come up against a proper driving maul like we will at the end of October with Exeter, we will be in serious trouble. When are we either going to learn how to set up and implement a driving maul. or just except we never can do it and just attempt to take the three points on offer.

The on field leadership was non existent, (only Stooke tried to speak to the ref), when some decisions needed to be contested, and certainly no direction of the dull, mindless cross field going backwards passing.

That was less than Leicester's second team for goodness sake and in the old days, such a fixture was spiced with real bite and willingness to die for the shirt. Not on Saturday in a competition we have decided to throw, unlike most of the other Prem sides. Winning is a habit. See Sale.

Our only score was from a lucky interception.

What has happened to Mercer? He was very quiet or is he also carrying a knock. Boyce is not up to standard and the one man who did try and take the fight to Tigers, their ex player Williams gets subbed off. Crazy.

I saw the coaches standing in a huddle both during half time(not in the dressing room) and at the end of the game. They looked shell shocked and the only men animated and were talking was Rock and Lilley. Hooper stood their with a reddening face, with nothing to say and looking bewidered. If this is anything to go on, we are in for real trouble as there is no off field or on field leadership at all. What do they do at Farleigh all week apart from pass the loofer? We didn't look fit and several of our players were blowing hard after 20 minutes. Unlike Tigers and their ageing prop Bateman who ran through gaps and holes with alacrity. They did 3 lineout peels with him getting the ball each time but no one for our side sussed out the move.

My that went well and we only have to June to next year to endure.



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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: gaz59 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 October, 2019 20:44

A glaring mis-tackle by Zac for their first try, very unlike him but looks like it was because he and Boyce didn't go up together that created the gap - simply exposes the absence of a dedicated defence coach I reckon and if not rectified will hit us hard before Hat appears

And it wasn't the 9 who went to floor before their second try, nothing wrong there

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: warrenball (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 12:00

A bit like Brexit sucking all the oxygen out of normal politics, is the new stadium causing the same thing to happen with the management here?

The most important thing is how we perform on the pitch and that is not just winning or losing but playing good, attractive rugby and competing with all teams in the league. Get that right and everything else follows.

I just don't see any sensible reason why we should be any better than last year apart from a forlorn hope that somehow a callow coaching team can inspire the same players to radically improve.

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: B4thB4ck (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 12:43

Fair play BoB, you got to the 5th paragraph before mentioning Exeter!

I doubt the stadium is an issue, there seems to be a separate team planning for that and it is still early days.

I think there is a bit of a phoney war with these early fixtures, Hoops has an opportunity to show what he can do leading the team before the RWC finishes, if it looks bleak then a head coach can be parachuted in who 'wasn't available before and would now love to come to Bath'.

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: CoochieCoo (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 13:21

The Rugby Department is quite separate from the Stadium development personnel and financing is also quite separate.



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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 13:26

With Ford and now Borthwick diffusing into Tigers I could genuinely see Bath having more coaches by the end of the season than now - whatever they have said before.

I guess the test will come if any coaches become available after the RWC.



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Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: gaz59 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 13:33

Watched the 'highlights' again and it was a defence error at fault for second try with big gap around the tackle zone

Ok it may not have been our first string but I'm with BO on this one as a strong, tight-knit defence in these areas is the kind of thing that is embedded all the way through a successful club - absence of specialist defence coach through pre and start of season could hurt us big time

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: warrenball (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 16:57

You are probably quite right CC the personnel in stadium and rugby are separate, although the person ultimately in charge is the same for both.

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: ballsout (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 17:28

I'm sure the coaching staff couldn't give a stuff about the new stadium. That's genuinely the last thing on their mind. Nothing to do with them anyway. A bit weird to suggest otherwise.

Re: Tigers in the City - Teamsí are up
Posted by: CoochieCoo (IP Logged)
Date: 09 October, 2019 22:04

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