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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 13:59

If Sale can beat Glos then they have done something that we couldn't do this season in the league so they deserve it.



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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: ballsout (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 14:25

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Their pack really isn't up to much, especially back 5.

That is just so disrespectful. Spencer is a tough, hard running cookie, Kalamofoni can do the power stuff with big hits and carries, O'Connor more than a decent GP jackler and that's before you look at two international props

They may be seriously under-performing to date but the inspiration of one last performance for pride in front of home crowd against old foe could see a very different team

Just hope your statement doesn't find its way on to their dressing team wall for pre-match prep

I'm not sure if you're being serious or trying to parody Bathovalballer.

They're fine club players but if you want clue number 1 as to why Tigers aren't the force they once were, look at their forwards... Kalamafoni? O'Connor? Fitzgerald? Kitchener? Williams?

Let's be clear, I'm not saying the pack we're putting out tomorrow is any better, far from it, and I think we'll probably lose, but I can't agree they look "strong". First choice, sure but not "strong".

And if the Tigers forwards are so bothered what some bloke on a message board says about them then they really are in a hole.



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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: gaz59 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 14:36

I don't have to parody BoB. Like Brexit, he just does that so well himself

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: abendanon-anon-anon (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 16:01

Crikey, if anyone needs cheering up, go and have a red of the Tiggers board - they are expecting a drubbing!

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 16:21

Yes they make this place seem positively chipper. Mind you we have become used to mediocrity but they are having to experience boom to bust.

Skybet has Bath by 4 so not sure about a drubbing (much as that would be nice).



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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: tigerburnie (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 21:38

Tigers selections are odd, it's a farewell party side, yes there's a few carrying knocks, but had we needed to win this game for survival, then a lot of players would not be on early holiday leave and this side would not be taking the field.
I think Tigers fans are shell shocked with what has happened over the past few years, it feels like someone has turned the light off at the end of the tunnel. I still have a feeling that relegation might not have been such a bad thing, we seem to crashing from one rock to another with no one at the helm, hence the expectation of another inept performance tomorrow and a ship wreck at the end of it.

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: dannyf2 (IP Logged)
Date: 17 May, 2019 22:57

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Crikey, if anyone needs cheering up, go and have a red of the Tiggers board - they are expecting a drubbing!

They unanimously have us taking 5 points tomorrow. And we thought our season had been ropey!

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: ballsout (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 00:39

Someone should tell them we've won 1 away game in eight months.

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 03:36

That seems to be an excessively pessimistic view from Tigers supporters. Obviously it would be great for us to win but having watched some of their recent matches they havenít been annihilated & we havenít been setting the rugby world on fire. I think we should totally disregard such comments as pride is a massive motivator & as BOB says just look at our away record.

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 07:06

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Someone should tell them we've won 1 away game in eight months.

I did, but I was out-gloomed.



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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: CoochieCoo (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 15:07

Sam Underhill is ill, so Francois Louw plays Jack Walker to bench.



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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: Stopsy (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 20:26

It appears that our gloominess was warranted and predictions of a tbp win for Bath were right, thatís one thing we have got right this season sad smiley

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 18 May, 2019 22:46

Only just!



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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2019 06:41

We canít keep baling ourselves out with last ditch heroic victories in the final few matches to scrape into the top 6. We need to much improve our consistency next season. Maybe important lessons have been learnt. Letís hope so.

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2019 07:54

BH, only sort of agree here. It's been a really crazy season, looking at the results we had draws and some very narrow losses, even the odd bonus point would have put us in the playoffs.

The problem will be breaking the Exeter Saracens monopoly. What I feel is right is the call from SH to concentrate on the pack and the Hatley appointment. Thats what the big two do well.

We do need upgrades at 9 and 10. We do need a head coach in my opinion which are big issues but I don't really care how we got into the Champions cup we just did.

You're right though we don't actually know if we are getting it right yet. I'm getting used to it its the same frustration I feel watching a certain team at the London Stadium!



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Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: OBinFiji (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2019 09:09

BH ffs, 2 games ago you were moaning that we kept losing at the last minute. Now, after the last 2 games you're moaning about winning them that way as well!
Look, the issues from this season are that we failed to beat the bottom teams at their place. Losing to Newcastle, Worcester and Bristol away were what killed us. We only needed to win one of those and we'd have been in the playoffs. Given what happened at Worcester, in particular, that is extremely frustrating. don't understand how we managed to lose those.
Yeah, we beat Leicester and they are 11th this season - BUT that is still a 'big game' for both sides.
I agree with Shipwrecked, and I think we're moving in the right direction. We need a big warry pack that can stand up to Exeter and, maybe sometime soon, Saracens. It looks like thats what we plan - with the addition that this is also going to be a fast game, all action, pack of forwards. Exciting to watch - but likely to result in quite a lot of errors. Very southern hemisphere.

I don't care about the coaching setup that much. As I've said before, maybe its get greater ownership of the gameplan from the players, resulting in greater leadership on the pitch. We'll watch and see.

Cant wait - already!

OBinFiji.

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2019 11:35

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You're right though we don't actually know if we are getting it right yet. I'm getting used to it its the same frustration I feel watching a certain team at the London Stadium!

It could be that at long last WH are getting things right but it does depend on another good transfer window & I see we have lost out on the striker Gomez.

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: shipwrecked (IP Logged)
Date: 20 May, 2019 15:16

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You're right though we don't actually know if we are getting it right yet. I'm getting used to it its the same frustration I feel watching a certain team at the London Stadium!

It could be that at long last WH are getting things right but it does depend on another good transfer window & I see we have lost out on the striker Gomez.

I've always been a bit suspicious of strikers who moonlight as actors in the Adams family!



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Re: In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: P G Tips (IP Logged)
Date: 21 May, 2019 10:29

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Regrettably, I cannot see us winning as our pack is somewhat neutered with no Attwood and will be out fought/muscled by Leicester's wizened older players and are not up to their physical challenge.
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We did win though BoB. Our pack still had the energy at the end to force and make the winning score.

Not gainsaying the rest of your post -but clearly the comparative forward strengths were not as black and white as your assessment.

PG

Re: Team Up. In The Tiger Den: Leicester v Bath
Posted by: jayeatman (IP Logged)
Date: 21 May, 2019 15:02

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BH, only sort of agree here. It's been a really crazy season, looking at the results we had draws and some very narrow losses, even the odd bonus point would have put us in the playoffs.
The problem will be breaking the Exeter Saracens monopoly.

Think that's actually a duopoly!

Probably half the games in Prem season are going to be close.The trick is winning more than you lose. More than anything, that a mental issue, so if we have any money to spare, I'd invest it in a very good sports psychologist.



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