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The excuses coming out of Sandy Park major on the fact that the Chiefs' players are all Brexiteers - or at least they can't perform in Europe. Watching from the comfort of the armchair and with the benefit of all those replays I would suggest that Glaws won the game because we were better at the line-out and stronmger in the pack than they were - in otherr words we were better at their game then they were.
Sandy Park is never an easy place to visit these days but we must pull something out of the hat to keep our Euroopean Champion Cup hopes alive.
Up To Third
Don't think anyone saw that second half burst coming. It was anybody's game at half time with the scoe reading 10-9 and then we unleashed some demons from somewhere.
Team for Wuss
There's a few changes or Gloucs as we line-up to take on our local rivals Warriors at Kingsholm. We also see France Mostert our latest Springbok for the first time ... the lock will be on the be nch.
Lessons To Be Learned
Exeter Chiefs have devised a way of winning which we can learn from. They were missing mroe internationals than we were but still produced a team performance which earned them the 20-6 victory.
Hooker Henry Walker gets his first Premiership start in the side which looks to take the Chiefs' scalp on their own territory .
Will we ever tire of seeing re-runs of Olli Thorley's wondrous try which finally tamed Tigers?
Back To The Nitty Gritty
The jury is still out on the new Premiership Cup but there's no doubt that most of us are pleased to see the league back in action with Tigers arriving at Kingsholm for a floodlit Friday .
Skipper Willi Heinz has finally overcome his calf injury and makes his first start of the season aginst Saints on Friday night .
Team For Bears
The new Premiership Cup has hardly been setting the world alight but that could change tomorrow night when we travel to Bristol Bears (BT Sport from 7.30).