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By Glen Leat - 'Every Time Ref - Everytime'
November 21 2010
The reliable and committed team of Kevin Coughlan, Peter Hall and Colin Gale used the enthusiastic response to the first installment of their history of Bath Rugby (Before the Lemons) as encouragement to deliver a second volume and you'll be so glad they did. This books covers the period leading towards the professional era and chronicles the amazing on-field success of a small club in English domestic rugby.As someone who enjoyed following Bath through its golden period I was keen to re-live the days when Bath supporters spent every May at Twickenham and every Saturday cheering yet another victory (well mostly). However there is so much more to Bath's modern history than 1984-96 and this book is an excellent reminder about the players who were local heroes long before the national press started reporting on Hall, Barnes, Hill, Chilcott and Guscott et al and the fact that for too many years Bath measured crowds in hundreds rather than thousands. . . . . . . READ MORE