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Re: Borthwick

Post by Scuttle » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 pm

RichieB wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Popcorn Friday perhaps
Indeed it will be :smt023
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Re: Borthwick

Post by CitizenSmiff » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:29 pm

Scuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 pm
RichieB wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Popcorn Friday perhaps
Indeed it will be :smt023
Confirmed? All 20 digits crossed hoping it's so. I can't see an issue with moving Geordie to DoR, how much damage can he really do there for the rest of the season at least. It would be nice to have somebody more qualified but the players seem to like having him around so why not give it a go. As long as he's never allowed near a tactics board ever again

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Re: Borthwick

Post by RichieB » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:29 am

I know the rumours that GM would move to DoR, but it does feel that there will so many 'coaches' in the club. M Ford, B Deacon, M Bakewell, P Blake, B Stankovich, S Borthwick. Add on to that fitness, performance analysts for the senior squad. Are they all employed full-time? I just wonder if Borthwick's arrival will trigger other changes in the coaching set-up.

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Re: Borthwick

Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:04 am

Scuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 pm
RichieB wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Popcorn Friday perhaps
Indeed it will be :smt023
I don’t want to get too excited about this, as there is nothing to suggest this is a popcorn Friday...only the odd rumour on here...but what the hell!!! I am going to get excited..it’s friday after all.
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Re: Borthwick

Post by TTRITH » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:09 am

RichieB wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:29 am
I know the rumours that GM would move to DoR, but it does feel that there will so many 'coaches' in the club. M Ford, B Deacon, M Bakewell, P Blake, B Stankovich, S Borthwick. Add on to that fitness, performance analysts for the senior squad. Are they all employed full-time? I just wonder if Borthwick's arrival will trigger other changes in the coaching set-up.
I think it will do to be fair. If Borthwick gets full reign of the coaching set up I'd be surprised if Bakewell stays. Equally, there is only room for one of Mike Ford or Phil Blake. For me, Ford would have to be the choice, considering his experience (and links to George) seems to make the most sense keeping him on and allowing him to do the job he's best at, defense coaching. I'd be interested to see if Brett gets retained also; maybe back to head of the Development squad.

Would leave

DOR: Geordan Murphy
HC/Forwards: Steve Borthwick
Defense: Mike Ford
Scrum: Boris Stankovich
Half backs coach: David Mele (PT with work with Academy)

So we'd be on the look out for an attack coach as well.

I'm refusing to get too excited though
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Re: Borthwick

Post by sam16111986 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:24 am

TTRITH wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:09 am
RichieB wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:29 am
I know the rumours that GM would move to DoR, but it does feel that there will so many 'coaches' in the club. M Ford, B Deacon, M Bakewell, P Blake, B Stankovich, S Borthwick. Add on to that fitness, performance analysts for the senior squad. Are they all employed full-time? I just wonder if Borthwick's arrival will trigger other changes in the coaching set-up.
I think it will do to be fair. If Borthwick gets full reign of the coaching set up I'd be surprised if Bakewell stays. Equally, there is only room for one of Mike Ford or Phil Blake. For me, Ford would have to be the choice, considering his experience (and links to George) seems to make the most sense keeping him on and allowing him to do the job he's best at, defense coaching. I'd be interested to see if Brett gets retained also; maybe back to head of the Development squad.

Would leave

DOR: Geordan Murphy
HC/Forwards: Steve Borthwick
Defense: Mike Ford
Scrum: Boris Stankovich
Half backs coach: David Mele (PT with work with Academy)

So we'd be on the look out for an attack coach as well.

I'm refusing to get too excited though
Mike Ford is the attack coach currently, he created the attacking game plan that helped Bath surge up the table with George at 10. Blake is the defence coach.

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Re: Borthwick

Post by northerntiger » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:50 am

Would Murphy, as DoR, be on the panel interviewing Borthwick? Be interesting if that's the case.

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Re: Borthwick

Post by wellstiger » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:30 am

He's behind you......Ohh no he isn't.......
Is he.... Isn't he.... All a bit Wishy Washy....
Let me rub my magic lamp..... :smt111

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Re: Borthwick

Post by LE18 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:28 pm

I guess folks will be scanning the stand tomorrow to see if we have any surprise visitors there!

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Re: Borthwick

Post by TTRITH » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:31 pm

LE18 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:28 pm
I guess folks will be scanning the stand tomorrow to see if we have any surprise visitors there!
Yeah I hear Meyer and MoC are going to be there... :smt024
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Re: Borthwick

Post by TTRITH » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:25 pm

Scuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 pm
RichieB wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Popcorn Friday perhaps
Indeed it will be :smt023
Someone was fibbing
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Re: Borthwick

Post by mol2 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:03 pm

Let's make our most inexperienced and junior coach DOR.

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Re: Borthwick

Post by Scuttle » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:12 pm

TTRITH wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Scuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:23 pm
RichieB wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Popcorn Friday perhaps
Indeed it will be :smt023
Someone was fibbing
I sometimes go with the "confident, if wrong" maxim. It doesn't usually work but I thought it would this time. :smt017
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Re: Borthwick

Post by RichieB » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:30 pm

I'll amend my initial contribution from popcorn Friday to damp squib Friday. In more ways than one.

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Re: Borthwick

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:26 am

RichieB wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:30 pm
I'll amend my initial contribution from popcorn Friday to damp squib Friday. In more ways than one.
I dunno, when I saw the team I nearly broke out the popcorn

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