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IDK, I feel Bath have benefited the most out of anyone with the prem clubs collapse.
For whatever reason leaves a bit of a taste in my mouth.

I just don't see them as good guys
On the other hand, they were in a position to employ players who were jobless for no fault of their own. If it turns out they signed them on peanuts and took advantage of their desperation then fair enough, but it doesn't seem like they have. Maybe the initial part when they didn't have space, but the next year I believe they upped the salary.
 
On the other hand, they were in a position to employ players who were jobless for no fault of their own. If it turns out they signed them on peanuts and took advantage of their desperation then fair enough, but it doesn't seem like they have. Maybe the initial part when they didn't have space, but the next year I believe they upped the salary.
We took a few injury jokers, who may or may not have had a properly low contract - but there weren't any rumours of that, they were just necessarily short-term.

The 3 we kept had low, but not piss-take contracts, which went up to market rate when they renewed for their first full year.
Those part-year contracts were certainly higher than any other club was offering (genuinely thanks to Hooper, and his keeping back a portion of the cap to spend through the season).

The likes of Joe Launchbury talking about being offered contracts 1/10 of his worth, were categorically NOT talking about Bath.
The players certainly all seemed perfectly happy with us, even actively grateful.
 
Lawrence took a majorly low contract (less than he was paid in Worcester's academy) but had bigger offers elsewhere and turned them down because he wanted to play alongside Redpath, so can't really argue with that
 
Don't really see how that could be held against Bath unless they were the cause of the collapse though.
In all reality I will admit it's a touch (large chunk) of jealousy

I just find it very hard to stomach Bruce Craig as a nice guy at all
Considering he was one of the first big pushers of wages and inflation
Like let's be real he gutted Irish of their young stars after their first major success and arguably set them back multiple years.
 
Lawrence took a majorly low contract (less than he was paid in Worcester's academy) but had bigger offers elsewhere and turned them down because he wanted to play alongside Redpath, so can't really argue with that
Let's just say that that's not what Ollie Lawrence says.
 
Hill said he didn't like his burgundy corduroys and Tarquin went straight at him


Edit: Jokes aside, from what people who were there have said, apparently a couple of drunk Bath fans in the family/friends area were shouting and throwing things at the Sale fans sat near, Hill asked them to stop (presumably angrily) and it escalated from there
 
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Someone saw Hill with a Aldi bag carrying the Northern Sale team's humble post game oranges and tried to jump him. Hill protected himself.

In all honesty though
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I kind of feel odd how nothing is being brought up about before the instance, even with the interview with the supporter in question. He doesn't say nothing brought it on either.

IDK something seems off
 
If it was about drunk fans throwing something, then surely you get the stewards involved. Seems stupid for Hill to get directly involved.
 
See all General sale tickets gone, all available go to clubs before release back to general sale.
Got mine so expecting a noisy afternoon.
Hope for a good ref appointment.
Ridley or Pearce for me, but expect Carley, or Dickson, unfortunately.
 
God, it's gonna be Dickson isn't it?
Carley had the Champions cup final, and I'm not sure whether they let semi-final referees ref the final too? In my head it's not something that's done (unfair advantage to the side reffed by them previously) but might just be making that up entirely
Carley not terrible, a step down from Ridley/Pearce but still way better than Dickson
 
God, it's gonna be Dickson isn't it?
Carley had the Champions cup final, and I'm not sure whether they let semi-final referees ref the final too? In my head it's not something that's done (unfair advantage to the side reffed by them previously) but might just be making that up entirely
Carley not terrible, a step down from Ridley/Pearce but still way better than Dickson
Tempo deserves a shot. It would be beautiful chaos. He's the Scouse Raynal.
 
Surprised Ted Hill didn't get MotM (as we still call it...); thought he had an absolute stormer.
It's been "who we want to interview" rather than "who had the biggest influence" ever since BT got the contract (and yes, it's still MotM in my head, and usually, my keyboard too - old habits and all that.)
 
It's been "who we want to interview" rather than "who had the biggest influence" ever since BT got the contract (and yes, it's still MotM in my head, and usually, my keyboard too - old habits and all that.)

I think they're all at it now; watched Warwickshire (as we still call them) in the T20 yesterday and despite Rob Yates scoring 68 (next highest score on either side 33), Danny Briggs got MotM because he's a mate of Dominic Cork, who was presenting the award.

In both cases, neither Muir nor Briggs played badly
 
If it was about drunk fans throwing something, then surely you get the stewards involved. Seems stupid for Hill to get directly involved.
Yeah it seems strange that he'd get involved unless he really wanted to and/or has some anger problems to deal with.
 

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