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Bath Away

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:12 am
by OxonRob
Since my deep vein thrombosis is still with me, blowing up my right leg to atomic proportions, I can't personally cover Away match reports. A shame because I always make the Bath fixture.

Anyone going to Bath who'd be happy to do a report for the SC - or indeed, anyone happy to cover any other Away game?

All this, until I return to fitness, of course?!! Thereafter I'll be irrepressible, making notes once more, like a young Tintin!

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:39 am
by OxonRob
Not a single reply, you dirty rotten swines (in an Eckles accent)

You don't deserve a match report!

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:56 pm
by dom_pedro
Not everyone has the time, patience, ability or confidence to do these reports Rob (me for instance). I'm sure the site will survive the odd missing report, but of course it'd be very much appreciated if one of those going could contribute something, even if it isn't a full blown report. Maybe if you feel you can only really comment upon the backs' play or the scrummages then that'd do nicely.

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:25 pm
by Big Papi
If my position in the Helphire stand gives me as good a view as last year I should be able to report with a fair degree of accuracy anything that happens within the 22 to the left of the posts...............any other part of the ground would be pure guesswork.

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:16 pm
by dom_pedro
Ha ha, a new kind of report is born. "On 16 minutes I saw the ball for the first time as Tiesi passed out to Ojo for the score" :lol:

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:05 pm
by AlecW
Tiesi passed out? Probably lack of oxygen, as they certainly pack 'em in tight at the Rec!

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:10 pm
by AlecW
Actually - anyone remember that classic bit of commentary on Rugby Special in a County Championship game - in very serious fog? With the fairly primitive camerawork (this WAS the Beeb in the '70s!), on the TV, you could see nowt. Vague shadowy figures at most, and then only when play was on the near side.

The commentary was wonderful. I think it was Starmers:- "And the Surrey backs are going forward, but I think Yorkshire have the ball. Now the Yorkshire backs are running forward and they are definitely on the attack..."

etc etc!

Go for it, Big Papi!

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:49 am
by Big Papi
For reasons which are still unclear, even to me, I seem to have volounteered myself for this.

Please bear with me as it will probably be Monday before I can get it onto the board but at least that will allow me to check with the paper and correct the many glaring inaccuracies which my first draft is bound to contain.

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:19 am
by OxonRob

Thanks so much from all of us wot were getting upset at the idea of having no eyes and ears of our own!

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:39 am
by Big Papi
You were so overcome with emotion you never even corrected my spelling of volunteer - you must have been desperate Rob. :D

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:22 pm
by OxonRob
Desperate understates it Big Papi.

I know there was way too much of the "writing of OxonRob" last season, but this site at least put out a match report on a regular basis.

Now that things are slightly ganging up on me in terms of availability, we desperately need to form a cadre of occasional contributors so that we can carry on airing an opinion on the site!

Which having been said, I shall be covering the Saints game myself, and another (very nice) person is covering Llanelli away.

So, starting with Gloucester, anyone else want to select a match on which to report?

You can always use the PM facility to mail me off-board if you are too shy to volunteer in public!

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:47 pm
by PGT
BP, if you bring your boots you could also step up as fly-half if Barry has to go off, that would give a whole new perspective to a match report!