- Sep 18, 2015
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Yep, it seems like a nuts signing. Great on his day, but those aren't every week and they may also lose him to international commitments.If he's happy to accept a large salary in exchange for basically winning nothing as long as he stays at the club then sure. Bath don't benefit though, our problems run much deeper than 10 and, with Russell sucking up a huge chunk of the available funds, that leaves less to fix our actual problems. We have a history of throwing tons of money at some big names rather than putting in the work to get players in positions we really need, and to address the coaching failures.
Also very clear that he'd have stayed in France but for the salary drop. Nothing wrong in getting the best deal for yourself of course but his motivation is evident.
His falling out with Townsend may just be a personality clash between the 2 men but it's also a bit of a red flag, particularly for a squad that's rebuilding and has fragile confidence. And you suspect there may be some salary resentment as he'll be on serious multiples of what others are on. Mercurial for sure, but really that marquee?