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The state of play and the outlook (IP Logged)
18 January, 2017 15:19
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Re: The state of play and the outlook
markismith50 (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 07:51
Really interesting article, Leipy. I will pass a copy to the rugby dept re the stats at this point in the season and how they correlate to final league position.

Re: The state of play and the outlook
Leipziger (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 08:14
Cheers Smithy. I've just seen the numbers are a bit off, 29 points plus 16 plus 5 would equal 50, so I'll update what that would mean for finishing positions.

Re: The state of play and the outlook
dick g (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 08:30
Are we living in a Deano wonderland?

Re: The state of play and the outlook
NorfolkFalcon (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 09:03
As you've said, I don't think any Falcons fan could complain that 9th+ Finish would be a successful season. Most home games winnable with the odd away, gearing up to be our best for a long time.

Re: The state of play and the outlook
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 10:08
Thanks Leipy - anywhere above bottom two is good, 7th would be nosebleed time!

Re: The state of play and the outlook
lizard118 (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 10:30
With the way the season is unravelling I don't see why we can't get a win away to Harlequins. We should target all games as must win bar may be the Exeter game which is an away game and Exeter won't be much affected by 6 nations call ups.
I think with our returning players and being the home side I can see us beating Sarries at home, with their call ups. Onwards and upwards I say. I think we have a squad now capable of giving any team a game.

Re: The state of play and the outlook
Leipziger (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 15:19
Updated now... 8th is a target!

Re: The state of play and the outlook
Wensleydale Falcon (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 15:33
I guess 8th is your target Leipy?

As the teams target is a top 6 finish... and I believe we can do it!!

Re: The state of play and the outlook
Leipziger (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 15:42
I'm just saying 8th is a likely finishing spot if the rest of the season goes as I expect it to.

My target would be to win every game, as Richards recently said is the team's target. After that, we will see where we finish as it depends on how many points other teams get.

Re: The state of play and the outlook
falconsfan07 (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 15:57
Very interesting read that Leipz! I think we can finish 6th, although the tigers and wuss loss might really cost us come end of the season. Mind you the league is a lot tighter this year, and bar sarries and wasps, the top teams aren't winning as many games because teams like Newcastle have improved. Makes it a great battle for that top 6 spot!

I believe we can do it... if we are consistent! COYF!!

Re: The state of play and the outlook
Cantabrian (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 17:47
Really interesting stuff. If we finish 6th it'll be beyond expectations and fantastic. An 8th place finish with 40odd points will be superb and I'm sure make everybody happy.

It'll give us time to strengthen the squad further, keep growing and maybe have a good shot at the Challenge Cup next season.

Whatever, the Falcons prospects look better now than at any time since about 2002. Happy Days indeed.Thanks Leipy

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