On Thu, 5 Nov 1998 20:36:32 -0000, "Simon Fussell"
>The Bath team is selected as follows:
It looks pretty strong. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing
Sturnham at lock and Balshaw. Assuming Ezulike and Lloyd are playing,
there could be some cracking stuff out wide. Or maybe not...
Leicester haven't announced their side yet. Possibly because of the
tricky decisions regarding Rowntree and Greenwood. Apparently the
likelihood is Jelley at 1 and Greenwood at centre. Van Heerden, Howard
and Stimpson are definitely out. Probably Potter too.
>The Rugby Club made Leicester strong favorites, which on recent form ( and
>at home ) is probably right. ( That was very painful ).
With Sarries at The Rec next week, then Quins away and Northampton at
home, it's certainly the right time for Bath to hit their best form. I
think John Wells was about right when he said it will come down to
motivation of the two sides, as ever.
>If my memory
>serves me right Bath have only won once in the last five games at Welford
Yep, the league games have been won comfortably by the home side for a
while now. Maybe I'll get to The Rec for the next one and hope the
sequence is broken :-).
>I think Maggs is lucky to get the call over de Glanville. He owes Bath a
>big game. Glad to see Andy Long back. He has been the in form *** for
>Bath this season.
I can't remember Long starting v***erill yet. It could be an
>I don't think many people will be surprised to see Preston on the bench.
>Catty appears to be having one of his indecisive periods which hopefully
>won't last too long but its good to have that sort of quality back up.
>Hopefully it will be dry. I have no doubt there will be a full house.
Generally the ground around here is very wet at the moment as you'd
expect, but apparently tomorrow and Saturday will be dry. Leicester
were trying to get a temporary stand of 700 to boost the capacity to
17,000 for the game. There won't be many empty seats for sure.
>Can't wait to enjoy the light hearted banter that all away supporters get
>treated too in the Crumbie Stand.
Do you know your seat yet? I'll give you a thumbs up.
>Its just a shame that they have ruined
>the Victory and the Bowling Green.
Can't remember the last time I was in either of them. The Rainbow and
Dove is the real tragedy though :-(. After the Richmond game the
players and remaining fans went on a three-legged bar crawl round the
ground. There are six or seven, so a couple of laps should satisfy
All the best