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Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: gaz59 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 09:46

So why was Franks yellow carded? Not shown on highlights and Boyd appears to be mystified!

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 10:21

I know it was a good game, but Radio Bristol are saying Bath won after being down to 10 men after 48 minutes!! Methinks the writer of the news script knoweth not his sport!

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: dr.bath1865 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 11:09

A great afternoon. 1-23 deserve all of the plaudits, as do all of the coaches and staff for having the boys perfectly tuned in for a match that could easily have slipped away after 1 minute.

The front 5 were awesome but a word for the back row too. Up against more experienced oppo, they were outstanding, with immense workrate and dog. I must say, Bayliss looks like the real deal this season. It looks like heís put on a bit of weight but hasnít lost his speed. With Louw and Underhill to learn from, he could be some player. Ellis delivered an outstanding Tom Ellis performance and Mercer just gets better and better. All young men. All really stood up.

The leadership was also very impressive from the coaches down through skipper to the senior players. Our 9-10-12 ran the game well and marshalled us in a way weíve missed on many occasions for many seasons.

Far from perfect in style. But near perfect in terms of attitude and commitment. Add in Hatley and our World Cup stars (and Faletau) and, with that set piece, we should be able to match most teams.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: Barnoid (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 11:21

The Brew incident was a difficult one: in real-time it looked fairly innocuous but the multiple slow mo replays from all angles didn't help his cause and I can see how it could have been interpreted as reckless. Let's hope he doesn't cop a ban as with Roko's head knock and as yet undetermined return dates for Homer, Ruaridh, Joe C, and Ant, we might be a little light in the back 3.

There were a couple of fairly cynical looking knock-ons / slap-downs from Saints defenders when we were pressing in the second half which I thought they were lucky to get away with. Granted, from the terrace it's sometimes hard to see if things go forward in situations such as those.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: OutsideBath (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 12:04

Just watched the highlights and still not seeing the Brew incident as a red card, yellow at most.

However if we're being absolutely picky with blows to the head what about Saints number 7 leading with his elbow into Roko's head which resulted in him failing the HIA?

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: Trawling (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 12:10

Gaz, I didn't have ref link but Tempest had just given Harrison the general warning and Tempest probably realised that with one loosehead in the bin, if he had put the replacement in the bin as well it would have gone uncontested. I suspect if he had got that wrong there would have been a (very polite) riot.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: warrenball (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 12:18

I am sure Brew did not mean to go for the head, they were running towards each other, both fairly upright and I think Brew's reaction was as much self defence than trying to damage but, unfortunately, he brought the elbow up just before collision and hit the thread/jaw area so had to be a red card. However that seemed to bring the best out of Bath, until then it was a very close run thing.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: BathHalfFull (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 15:17

Just catching up. Great performance and a very nice surprise. Watching the highlights our forwards looked immense and we even put a few backs moves together! Excited to see what happens when we bolster that already impressive forward unit and have our England backs outside them. Suddenly I'm rather looking forward to seeing what we can do this season.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: Woodster (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2019 22:38

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BathMatt53
Personally I think that it was fantastic that the crowd were so animated, exaggerated boos and cheers included. Itís rare that the Rec crowd provide so much vocal backing for their team and itís certainly no different than most (all?) of the other Prem clubs. Ewels Interview indicated that the player soaked it up and it was a positive for them - thatís good enough for me.
Tempest did miss things (high tackles, forward passes) but at the end of the day they are human and the players were good enough that it just didnít matter.

In the East stand the last two home games a group (all probably over 60) have on two occasions shouted abusive comments. Against Sale one of them simply shouted F@c& off as loudly as he could and yesterday one of them stood up and shouted as loudly as he could that the ref was a W@$nk%R. I'm no prude but I hope they remain isolated incidents.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: Bathovalballer (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 00:48

Very well played Bath, especially the pack and in particular Obano, Dunn and my MOM Stuart. Very few even believed we could win after recent performances, against probably the form side in the Prem. this season.

After the start, I had my head in my hands and feared the worst but Chudley's try gave us hope and we certainly got on top up front. Not seen that from a Bath side for a very long time .

I know the weather was bad, but still our back play was very poor with few taking the ball at speed on the run. Roberts did so for possibly the first time in a Bath shirt and it made a huge difference.

Going down to what I thought was a red card because of the head contact, seemed to galvanise our 8 and Mercer, Ellis and Bayliss got better and better, and Stooke certainly made a difference. Our scrummaging got better as the game went on and that must be down in part to the second row shove. Ewels was a major force and we hope that trend continues as we need it.

Let's hope we can keep the momentum going and now build on this gutsy spirited display going forward.

Again very well done team.



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Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 07:03

Not puny Ďschoolboyí weaklings anymore then BOB (ie since a week or two ago)?

(The Bath scrum started well, was good in the middle and got really good when their forwards were yellow carded and they made a load of subs. Stooke was as good as ever but McNally had a great game too.)



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Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: warrenball (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 07:30

Agree Woodster, what is most annoying is when they abusive the referee without understanding some of the laws of the game. Good hearted cheering, booing and general attempts at manipulating the ref is part of the game but not foul language.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: GrumpyDave (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 08:09

From half way in the east stand I thought the ref was ok, though I guess he must have asked ďany reason I canít award...Ē for Saintsí second try. The most vociferous baying from the crowd, on our side at least, was when they were just wrong. E.g. The 2nd half kick caught by Saints, maul held up, their scrum, cos the maul was straight from a kick, decision roundly booed by everyone. Who knew? Just me and the officials, it would seem.

The red was a red all day long, when you bear in mind the zero tolerance they (eventually) showed to head/neck hits in the RWC (prem refs tend to follow the lead of the big comps, according to spreaders). Brew lifted his forearm as an instinctive fend as he was about to collide and went too high. Neck. Bad luck. Red card.

So Hoops talked about blocks of 4 games, though the targeting home games was in reference to the prem cup, I think, so no excuses for the poor away losses in the league.

In terms of the pre-season work-ons the set piece is looking good and my impression is that the conditioning is already paying off. Despite the red card we seemed to finish the stronger.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 09:01

I watched the game in full again yesterday and certainly understood a couple of the decisions more than I did on Saturday (first deliberate knock-on going backwards off hand but forwards off man next to him for example).



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Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 09:48

How did you manage to see the match in full BathMatt? When not televised I can only find extended highlights on BT Sport & brief highlights on Channel 5. Am I missing a trick?

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: dr.bath1865 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 09:59

Is a deliberate knock down (rather than knock on) still foul play?

There was no attempt to catch the ball, so what does it matter if it goes forward or back?

Or am I missing something in the law book?

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: JFPC (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 10:00

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Bath Hammer
How did you manage to see the match in full BathMatt? When not televised I can only find extended highlights on BT Sport & brief highlights on Channel 5. Am I missing a trick?

Premiership rugby tv

[www.premiershiprugby.com]

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 10:12

Quote:
dr.bath1865
Is a deliberate knock down (rather than knock on) still foul play?
There was no attempt to catch the ball, so what does it matter if it goes forward or back?

Or am I missing something in the law book?

Yes, nothing wrong with pushing / patting a ball backwards dr.bath1865. Lineout jumpers and jumpers after kicks off do it all the time.

Yes JFPC, the Premiership Rugby site is where I watched it - if you have a smart TV (which I guess most do now) you can just watch it on there as normal. I tend to cast it from my phone.



[Adoptee 19 / 20: The High ball and counter attack meister, Tom Homer]

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: ballsout (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 10:33

Great win on Saturday, pack and the front five in particular really stood up. Been impressed with Will Stuart all season, looks a great signing. Had a feeling when I say them playing Paul Hill and Ben Franks we could get on top at the scrum.

Disappointing "Big T" didn't make much any impression, given all the hype from Saints supporters. Great tackle from Burns to haul him down that one time.

Re: TEAM UP ! TOPSY TURVY? BATH v NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
Posted by: Bath Supporter Jack (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 10:36

Grumpy Dave

And me!

(With respect to catching a ball in the air and then being held up)

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