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Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by L Smith » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:38 pm

Sara Elgan: at times like this, do you question what you're doing?
MF: yeah, we constantly review what we're doing and in the last couple of weeks, it's been wet and windy in England"

Eh? Apart from the fact that the Bath unoffy is little more than a propaganda site for the cheerleaders (and Ballsout), how are the fans being so patient? :smt017
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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by jgriffin » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:36 pm

L Smith wrote:Sara Elgan: at times like this, do you question what you're doing?
MF: yeah, we constantly review what we're doing and in the last couple of weeks, it's been wet and windy in England"

Eh? Apart from the fact that the Bath unoffy is little more than a propaganda site for the cheerleaders (and Ballsout), how are the fans being so patient? :smt017
He looks like a man on life support in the dour first half against Glaws (8-3). The highlight was the ref getting in the way again.....
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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by fleabane » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:46 pm

Interesting to see his use of "we". OK if you are part of a team effort, but the question asked was "do 'you' question?".

His use of "we", when the answer demanded an "I" response, demonstrates that he is not accepting responsibility, or that he doesn't have a clue, hence the weather reference. The implication of that is that Bath do not possess a wet-weather game, and that Ford does not accept responsibility for their limited approach.

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by jgriffin » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:39 pm

Oh dear, Brucie doesn't look happy. 11-15.
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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:39 pm

fleabane wrote:Interesting to see his use of "we". OK if you are part of a team effort, but the question asked was "do 'you' question?".

His use of "we", when the answer demanded an "I" response, demonstrates that he is not accepting responsibility, or that he doesn't have a clue, hence the weather reference. The implication of that is that Bath do not possess a wet-weather game, and that Ford does not accept responsibility for their limited approach.

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by tigerburnie » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:40 pm

Good Glaws win
There's a bit of a party atmosphere around Bath this afternoon - but you wouldn't get that at Leicester if we finished ninth." Richard Cockerill 7/5/16

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by Gramps » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:40 pm

Just lost at home. Mr Craig did not look happy. No doubt Ford snr will use the excuse that he lost both his 10s to the 6 nations plus Devotto and Eastmond during the game.

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by L Smith » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:41 pm

fleabane wrote:Interesting to see his use of "we". OK if you are part of a team effort, but the question asked was "do 'you' question?".

His use of "we", when the answer demanded an "I" response, demonstrates that he is not accepting responsibility, or that he doesn't have a clue, hence the weather reference. The implication of that is that Bath do not possess a wet-weather game, and that Ford does not accept responsibility for their limited approach.

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by MurphysLaw » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:42 pm

[quote="jgriffin"][quote="L Smith"]Sara Elgan: at times like this, do you question what you're doing?
MF: yeah, we constantly review what we're doing and in the last couple of weeks, it's been wet and windy in England"

Eh? Apart from the fact that the Bath unoffy is little more than a propaganda site for the cheerleaders (and Ballsout), how are the fans being so patient? :smt017[/quote]
He looks like a man on life support in the dour first half against Glaws (8-3). The highlight was the ref getting in the way again.....[/quote]

He'll definitely need his meds after the second half - totally dominated by Glaws, who deserved their win in the end.
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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by fortysix » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:49 pm

Jolly terrible, eh, but Yuppie Bruce-----doesnt he look a t*at--------- wont have the balls to sack Flakey Ford Senior whilst Flakey Ford Junior is in the squad

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by L Smith » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:55 pm

Blah blah, weather.
Blah blah players missing
Blah blah, back to Farleigh house and work harder

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by fleabane » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:55 pm

Lack of leadership on and particularly off the field have cost Bath dearly.

Fords post match interview: "we weren't good enough". " disappointed all round. We've got to stick together (twice), and prepare for Worcester - that's all we can do. It was difficult to play out there, were missing some players."

When asked what he will do said "We've lost quite a few on the run . . . We're going to get better . . ."

"We"?

The question for Brucie is what is he going to do?
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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by L Smith » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:56 pm

fortysix wrote:Jolly terrible, eh, but Yuppie Bruce-----doesnt he look a t*at--------- wont have the balls to sack Flakey Ford Senior whilst Flakey Ford Junior is in the squad
Watch this space...
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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by Tyzot » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:33 am

Loved the shots of Brucie. Facial expression looked like someone had put the wrong olive in his Martini.

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Re: Mike Ford's version of taking responsibility

Post by Red Boots » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:12 am

Having recently lost the forum's authority on grammar we may have to put it to the popular vote:
which word do we prefer - schadenfreude or epicaricacy?

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