Despite the fact that Bristol have only lost two of their last seven matches, the Memorial Ground faithful have been working themselves up into a state of panic. OK, so the two defeats were against local rivals Gloucester and Bath, and no one likes losing the derbies, but a sense of perspective is always required. Director Nigel Pomphrey's ill judged comments didn't help.
Today brings a league win over Saracens. Bristol aren't going to set any domestic competition alight this season, but they are in much more robust shape - on and off the pitch - than some would have us believe.