Bath 2018/2019 or How I learned to stop worrying and love the injuries

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  1. MarkyH

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    Superb news for Bath and England. Hopefully he can get through the rest of the season for Bath without any hiccups :)

    Hopefully same with Watson soon too!

    Cheers!
     
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    Blackadder off to Japan next season...
     
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    Not a huge surprise he's done next to zip for the club in improving results. Some of that will always be personnel but we appear to also have a mental block.
     
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    Not a massive loss, no guarantee that his replacement will be an improvement though, recruitment isn’t generally mind-blowing is it.

    Reckon it’ll be Hooper, or too soon?
     
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    Mike Ford's only temporary at tigers. Wonder if hed be a good fit for bath haha. Might bring his sons with him. And maybe eastmond too.
     
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    Hooper to DoR, Dempsey to HC I think (and have thought that since Dempsey was signed, - just a matter of "when"). Hatley for the forwards (post-RWC), probably 1 ex-Bath coach (Catt, Maddock or Fleck*?), and one other, probably defence coach.

    The only thing that might change that, is if someone like Cotter or Noves want the role, in which case, succession planning gets thrown out of the window to allow them free reign.


    *Fleck might take HC rather than Dempsey, but I suspect he came on the promise of being next HC (why else leave Leinster without a promotion?)

    ETA: looks like WRU are cocking up contract negotiations with Edwards...
     
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    If your Leicester or Bath you've got to be interested...
     
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    Ah, that’ll teach me to read the article instead of just the headline!

    Edit: the other benefit of reading the full article is you learn that there is a Japanese rugby club called “Toshiba Toshiba Brave Lupus”, what a name!
     
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    How has Girvan Dempsey done as coach with Bath. I was sorry to see him leave Leinster as he did great work with the academy and is a legend at the province.
     
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    Great news. Particularly re. Watson.
     
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    Awful game today and unfortunately I can't see a bright future for Bath. Our signings are generally too expensive and then fail to deliver. The coaches and players don't seem at all fussed by failure and some of the basics are so bad they would make the coach of an U18 village club ashamed. I seriously doubt Hooper will do anything to fix it and, if the mentality is the same as Blackadder, we can kiss goodbye to any progress in the next 4 years and possibly even worse. Really have no faith in the club at the moment. We have seen everything that has gone wrong with Tigers and seem determined to do the same, right down to the whole making ex players as coaches.
     
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    Same exact thoughts ran through my mind.

    Also Sale seemingly wanting to replace their home-grown local academy players with springboks internationals. Not sure how long it will last.
     
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