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Falcons V Tigers
Discussion started by Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged), 23 October, 2017 13:08
Falcons_Thunder
Falcons_Thunder
23 October, 2017 13:08
Team for Leicester Tigers

After a great start to the season in all competitions, we now turn our focus back to the AP and with the visit of Leicester Tigers. Below is the team I would pick for a game we must win up front, and it will be a big test for our boys but unlike years gone bye I believe at home on our hallowed KP turf we shouldn't be frightened of no team. And I expect the Tigers to come with their strongest 23 possible.

1 Bobby Vickers
2 Kyle Cooper
3 Jon Welsh
4 Calum Green
5 Will Witty
6 Mark Wilson
7 Will Welch
8 Ryan Burrows

9 Tane Takulua
10 Toby Flood
11 DTH Van Der Merwe
12 Juan Pablo Socino
13 Maxime Mermoz
14 Niki Goneva
15 Alex Tait

Replacements
Santiago Socino
Sami Mavinga
Scott Wilson
Evan Olmstead
Opeti Fonua
Michael Young
Josh Matavesi
Sinoti Sinoti



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 23/10/2017 13:14 by Falcons_Thunder.

GeordieFalcon
GeordieFalcon
23 October, 2017 15:01
I think Gary Graham is worthy of consideration after his excellent performances the last two weekends.

Is Fonua match fit. He's playing his first game for the A's tonight..so would he be risked v Tigers?

Mark Smith NCJ Media
markismith50
23 October, 2017 15:07
Unfortunately Gary injured his foot in France so will be out for a wee while.

GeordieFalcon
GeordieFalcon
23 October, 2017 15:12
That's a shame Smithy, he's played very well! Hope its not too serious

Wensleydale Falcon
Wensleydale Falcon
23 October, 2017 15:12
The guys are throwing up some real selection headaches.

Just how it should be,unlike days gone by where it was pretty straightforward to pick a match day 23.

I will be honest and say i don,t think we have a best 23 anymore as everyone in the squad now comes in and does a job. The strength in depth is a joy to behold (proven once again with the superb away win in Bordeaux at the weekend) there is some serious competition for places these days!

I believe that we have and will see a lot of "horses for courses" selections this season.

Happy days.....

AFalcon19
AFalcon24
23 October, 2017 16:44
Will certainly be interesting who we select. smiling smiley

falconbear
falconbear
23 October, 2017 17:55
Quote:
Falcons_Thunder
Team for Leicester Tigers
After a great start to the season in all competitions, we now turn our focus back to the AP and with the visit of Leicester Tigers. Below is the team I would pick for a game we must win up front, and it will be a big test for our boys but unlike years gone bye I believe at home on our hallowed KP turf we shouldn't be frightened of no team. And I expect the Tigers to come with their strongest 23 possible.

1 Bobby Vickers
2 Kyle Cooper
3 Jon Welsh
4 Calum Green
5 Will Witty
6 Mark Wilson
7 Will Welch
8 Ryan Burrows
9 Tane Takulua
10 Toby Flood
11 DTH Van Der Merwe
12 Juan Pablo Socino
13 Maxime Mermoz
14 Niki Goneva
15 Alex Tait

Replacements
Santiago Socino
Sami Mavinga
Scott Wilson
Evan Olmstead
Opeti Fonua
Michael Young
Josh Matavesi
Sinoti Sinoti

If fit i think Nili Latu deserves his place in the 23. He’s warrior-like of late. Also i think we’d need a replacement Fly Half.
Is Juan Pablo available after his ban?

Kingkiko2
Kingkiko2
23 October, 2017 17:57
Tait, Sinoti, Harris, Socino, Goneva, Flood, Takalua, Latu, Welch, Wilson, Witty, Green, Welsh, Cooper, Vickers. Bench: Mavinga, Socino, Wilson, Robinson, Burrows, Young, Mermoz, Willis. Strong team and still quality not in that selection eg Olmstead, VDW, Wilson Fonua, Matavesi etc that’s the depth now! What will be really interesting is in Autumn when our players get over looked, the majority of that team will still be here 👊

tigerburnie
tigerburnie
23 October, 2017 18:46
For a change it's not our pack you need to fear, we are scoring tries for fun, just depends if Toomua is fit, otherwise I would expect most of last weekends 23.

Falcons_Thunder
Falcons_Thunder
24 October, 2017 08:18
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tigerburnie
For a change it's not our pack you need to fear, we are scoring tries for fun, just depends if Toomua is fit, otherwise I would expect most of last weekends 23.

The Falcons have scored more points in the premiership then the Tigers and have got 4 TBP where the Tigers have got 0TBP.

falconbear
falconbear
24 October, 2017 09:04
Quote:
Falcons_Thunder
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tigerburnie
For a change it's not our pack you need to fear, we are scoring tries for fun, just depends if Toomua is fit, otherwise I would expect most of last weekends 23.

The Falcons have scored more points in the premiership then the Tigers and have got 4 TBP where the Tigers have got 0TBP.

True, but we have had an easier start to the Prem. Wuss and Irish at home. There’s no doubting Leicesters and Newcastles try scoring assets but at Kingston Park this could be quite an evenly matched game.

Falcons_Thunder
Falcons_Thunder
24 October, 2017 10:10
Quote:
falconbear
Quote:
Falcons_Thunder
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tigerburnie
For a change it's not our pack you need to fear, we are scoring tries for fun, just depends if Toomua is fit, otherwise I would expect most of last weekends 23.

The Falcons have scored more points in the premiership then the Tigers and have got 4 TBP where the Tigers have got 0TBP.

True, but we have had an easier start to the Prem. Wuss and Irish at home. There’s no doubting Leicesters and Newcastles try scoring assets but at Kingston Park this could be quite an evenly matched game.


We've had both sarries and Exeter so far

Round 1
Leicester 23-27 Bath
Falcons 35-8 Warriors TBP

Round 2
Northampton 25-11 Leicester
Sale 12-13 Falcons

Round 3
Leicester 24-10 Gloucester
Falcons 7-29 Sarries

Round 4
Harlequin 28-31 Leicester 31
Bath 32-33 Falcons TBP

Round 5
Tigers 20-13 Exeter
Falcons 29- London Irish 17 TBP

Round 6
London Irish 27-28 Leicester
Exeter 34-24 Falcons TBP

MESSAGES->author
Monkey1
24 October, 2017 10:17
If you say that Tiggers v Irish & Glos is comparable to our games against Wuss & Sale, the others are comparable too, so on the whole I would fancy us at KP more than Tiggers in terms of scoring tries.

My apologies for giving the game the kiss of death.

alas
alas
24 October, 2017 10:23
Leicester have been scoring three tries in a lot of games. Missing out on bonus points might cost them at the end of the season, but wins are the most important thing. Sunday's game between two improving teams ought the be a cracker, but you never know.

lizard118
lizard118
24 October, 2017 10:59
We're the home team, and on that basis I'd expect us to dictate plays with Flood and Matavese pinning them back in their half.
Considering we've gone toe to toe with Exeter, Sarries and beaten Bath at the Rec I expect us to be slight favourites for this game.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 24/10/2017 11:03 by lizard118.

alas
alas
24 October, 2017 11:07
I doubt Matavesi will be playing ahead of Socino. Unless conditions are poor the Falcons should mainly be running the ball. If they do kick for territory better to find touch rather than punting the ball to the Tigers's dangerous back three.

upwardonward
upwardonward
24 October, 2017 12:23
Think Falcons Thunder is pretty spot on!
Should be a cracking game.

tigerburnie
tigerburnie
24 October, 2017 16:56
Wayne Barnes is "sir", we like him.

pityacker
pityacker
24 October, 2017 17:18
We like him too !!

alas
alas
24 October, 2017 17:53
Barnes certainly wouldn't bottle awarding a last minute penalty which happened in last year's fixture.

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