Squad Balance, pecking order etc
Posted by: Which Tyler (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 11:00

Hi guys.
Over on the Bath boards, I'm trying to put together how each squad is looking; so full squads, academy, EQP status and pecking order (I'm assuming that unless someone is out for the season; that they're all fit) - all that jazz.
If you could give me some feedback, I would like to get this as accurate as possible - so please point out any typos / human error I've made; obivous mistakes in the pecking order or "that guy plays tight head, not lose head" type things.
I will continue to edit all of this; and get it as accurate as I realistically can by season's kick-off.
Obviously, if you want to see what I've got for the other clubs, just visit the Bath board - it's currently a sticky thread (to keep the forum open for another fortnight)
Cheers; Aidan
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Re: Squad Balance, pecking order etc
Posted by: thekeg (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 12:37

In position order....

No idea who Rodd is!
Pope is a loosehead snd I’d say third choice currently, although Tarus could end up there too.
Joe jones needs to be in there, probably third choice tighthead presently, but may end up higher up the pecking order
Dolly is primarily a hooker
Not familiar with dugdale
Suspect we are more likely to go double curry if Ross out but think it makes sense the way you’ve set it out
I reckon Luke James more likely to be ahead of Leota now but difficult to be certain as Leota was out for most of last year
I think Ashton likely to be first choice 15 and mcguigan now primarily a winger, probably the likely 23 in a first choice team
Where o’connor firs in is unclear!

Re: Squad Balance, pecking order etc
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 12:46

Bevan Rodd in the academy I think as is Dugdale.

Re: Squad Balance, pecking order etc
Posted by: thekeg (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 13:53

Quote:
StalyShark
Bevan Rodd in the academy I think as is Dugdale.

Thanks - are they new additions?

Re: Squad Balance, pecking order etc
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 14:15

Quote:
thekeg
Quote:
StalyShark
Bevan Rodd in the academy I think as is Dugdale.

Thanks - are they new additions?

From under 18s I think.

Re: Squad Balance, pecking order etc
Posted by: Which Tyler (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2018 14:53

Quote:
thekeg
In position order....
No idea who Rodd is!
Pope is a loosehead snd I’d say third choice currently, although Tarus could end up there too.
Joe jones needs to be in there, probably third choice tighthead presently, but may end up higher up the pecking order
Dolly is primarily a hooker
Not familiar with dugdale
Suspect we are more likely to go double curry if Ross out but think it makes sense the way you’ve set it out
I reckon Luke James more likely to be ahead of Leota now but difficult to be certain as Leota was out for most of last year
I think Ashton likely to be first choice 15 and mcguigan now primarily a winger, probably the likely 23 in a first choice team
Where o’connor firs in is unclear!
Thank you - changes made as suggested (I'll now randomly call Rodd a THP as I really have no idea, and balances out THPs with LHPs.
Unless a player is going to be out for the season (Which I don't think Ross is, but you guys will all know better than I) then I'll do the pecking order as if they were fit - it's easy enough to then mentally switch things around a little.

JOC is one of those players who can slot in anywhere; and it's going to be an interesting balancing act; but I can't see either him or McGinty sitting on a bench too often - I plonked him at FB a you don't seem to have a specialist there (and yes, I know Ashton played FB for Toulon a few times last season - I also watched some of them; as a Bath fan, I wopuld be absolutely delighted to play against 15.Ashton again - whilst it highlights his strengths of tracking runners [he should create a fantastic partnership with JVDR] it also highlights his weaknesses - and I'd advice against putting a horrendous tackler and poor kicker at Fcool smiley.

Then where do we put Solomona, Yarde, McGuigan and Ashton? I'd be quite surprised if Dimes knows that one yet.
If you guys end up pretty unanimous, then I'll change, especially as you get to see how they line up and perform during pre-season etc



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