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    BATH V BIARRITZ
    Started October 17, 2010 @ 11:49am by j.o.rees
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    j.o.rees


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    BATH V BIARRITZOctober 17, 2010 @ 11:49am
    It was such a pleasure to see such famous faces at the ground for this important match. Jean Pierre Lux and Serge Blanco of international fame, and the son of Eric August---,one of the original Bath v Dax golf instigators --Benoit, who was the hooker for Biarritz.
    I was, however,unable to understand why Bath decided NOT to take the drop goal option,when they were pressing so effectively in the latter part of the ssecond half.?
    It appeared to me that Oly was perfectly placed to kick the drop goal that could have won the match, as the forward platform was solid. Imagine my dismay,when two forwards left the solid wedge to join the threes, and in the process lost the ball!!
    We have been told frequently in the press that there are several quality decision makers on the field.May I ssuggest that on this sort of occasion ,we only need ONE to make a clear call.
    I DID NOT DETECT THAT THIS WAS THE CASE ON THIS OCCASION.
    I look forward to yor comments and observations,as I may well have misread the situation
    John Rees[email][/email][email][/email]
     
    tommartland


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    Biarritz matchOctober 20, 2010 @ 8:00pm
    John
    The damage was done before the last 5 minutes. What about the stupid penalty and binning of the prop?
    How many times did Grewcock appear at centre when quick hands were needed? I could go on......
    It seems that all the 'decision makers' are seated on the touchline and the 15 on the field are lost at times.

    Tom Martland
     
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    Decisions, DecisionsNovember 8, 2010 @ 8:13pm
    I agree with your sentiments Tom. All too often there are forwards where backs should be and vice versa. Most times I am unsure about the game plan, whether the players all understand it and when it is common sense to ignore it!
    The use of 3 forwards as a centre field battering ram is so easy to spot and to defend. The forwards are standing still when they receive the ball and therefore there is no momentum. Invariably this leads to turnover ball. What a surprise!
    I also fail to understand the kicking game that Bath employ. The team wins good first phase ball, then puts the ball through the hands and recycles the ball five or six times. It then appears that we run out of ideas and decide to kick the ball to the opposition! The logic of these tactics defeats me and I would severely criticise the decision making at crucial stages of the game. The Biarritz game is a prime example
     

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