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Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
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16 October, 2017 10:53
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Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 11:33
Epi was wasted in the pack

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
aidanb (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 11:49
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Epi was wasted in the pack

but he'd grown too big to play on the wing and thus was too slow

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 11:56
I would still have rather seen him on the wing than in the pack though he looked totally out of his depth. Ah well it's all history now

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
aidanb (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 12:07
It's odd how the decision to move him caused the same arguments back then as have just done now

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 12:29
Some things never change smiling smiley

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
aidanb (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 20:08
I would love it if someone would show Mickey ward that haircut

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Robs (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 05:31
(Now does anyone remember what Kronfeld did that day because I vaguely remember feeling less than whelmed at his performance?)

I don't
What did he do?

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 06:18
Interesting that the drop goal has gone out of fashion these days, yet when we had a reliable DG kicker we harvested a good number of points just by getting up to the opposition 22. It also disrupted the opposition defence as they had to defend against both the potential try and also the drop goal, so those who criticise the DG as potentially 4 points wasted forget that it makes scoring tries more likely, not less likely.

If we could put some serious effort into training up a DG expert then could we harvest more points?

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Leipziger (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 06:49
I don't think we've actually scored a drop-goal in the Premiership since getting promoted in 2013 - or maybe in any game.

Thanks for the article Aidan, this was a very memorable game. It was a fantastic atmosphere, I seem to remember Leicester battering the south tryline in the second half but our defence held out, backed by a very loud and vocal crowd. Good memories!

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 11:04
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Leipziger
....backed by a very loud and vocal crowd. Good memories!

Interesting to note the attendance figure of over 9000, and this was before the hype of the World Cup. It would be nice to think that we could get regular crowds of this size if the Falcons continue to do well. Next home game being against Leicester will be a good indicator.

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
markismith50 (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 11:20
Seats are virtually sold out for Leicester (only 50 or so left this morning and they were expected to go today).

Should hopefully be getting towards 8.5k to 9k for that game based on current sales patterns.

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 13:37
That's good news, thanks Smithy.

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Wensleydale Falcon (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 13:41
It would be fantastic if we could get a sell out!

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
Cantabrian (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 19:06
Popped in to the shop this afternoon to get a couple extra tickets. only a handful of seats left in both Stands, south and north also going well. Car park fully booked.

Glad its the Tigers, will be a cracking atmosphere!! Big time rugby back in the North. Woohoo!!

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
23 October, 2017 09:26
Johnno wasn't a thug, now Louis "silent but violent" Deacon was a different beast altogether. I had hoped to make the trip down from Scotland, but can't make it. Enjoy.

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
aidanb (IP Logged)
23 October, 2017 10:43
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tigerburnie
Johnno wasn't a thug, now Louis "silent but violent" Deacon was a different beast altogether. I had hoped to make the trip down from Scotland, but can't make it. Enjoy.

did you really just say Johnno wasn't a thug - he was a pretty handy nursery nurse then.

Shame you can't make it cos it will be a cracker of a match

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
23 October, 2017 17:49
It has the makings of a belter, waiting on some injury news before making any rash statements about winning or not.

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
aidanb (IP Logged)
23 October, 2017 17:58
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tigerburnie
It has the makings of a belter, waiting on some injury news before making any rash statements about winning or not.

Ii Like how the falcons have now improved to the point where other teams have to be on their metal in order to be confident.

Thatís good for all of us.

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
alas (IP Logged)
24 October, 2017 01:54
Joe Shaw had some good games, most notably the cup final against Sale, but he was too inconsistent to be described as excellent.Must have been a rare day to have both Andrews and Mayerhofler fit.

 
Re: Sunday 16 March 2003, Newcastle Falcons 24 - 22 Leicester
aidanb (IP Logged)
24 October, 2017 08:38
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alas
Joe Shaw had some good games, most notably the cup final against Sale, but he was too inconsistent to be described as excellent.Must have been a rare day to have both Andrews and Mayerhofler fit.

he was also described as under-rated

which sort of proves my point


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