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Harris & Graham available
steve1888 (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 13:32
Chris Harris and Gary Graham are available for our cup semi I assume after being left out of the Scots matchday squad for the Ireland game. Shame for Harris especially after a good run out but good news for us.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 14:17
Poor old gary Graham - gets about 8 minutes of rugby and that's it. What did he do wrong in that time? At least Harris got the opportunity to score a try

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
Siders (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 14:34
I wouldnt be suprised if they were retained as cover.

In my view neither of them should play this weekend and they should both be saved for Bath.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
steve1888 (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 14:40
I'd rather they played got us to the final and turned out and were raring to against Bath too.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
joefrog (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 16:51
Play them both on Saturdayif they’re available. Never know when they’ll be taken away from us again

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
Local Boy (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 22:14
Now that Gary Graham has played about ten minutes of rugby for Scotland he is no longer in our EQP numbers. Could this be a consideration when picking future Falcons squads. I believe that Falcons always strive to meet the numbers required to qualify for the EQP payment.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
markismith50 (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 22:23
We’re well within the required EQP average for this season.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
exhooker (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 22:34
Seems a bit tough on Harris particularly.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
markismith50 (IP Logged)
07 February, 2019 22:51
And the bloke who scored a hattrick and got man of the match. Brutal.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
Exiled Falcon (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 06:47
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markismith50
We’re well within the required EQP average for this season.

Quite surprised Smithy as there seems to have been quite a few games when we’ve only had 11 or 12 out of the 23. Not arguing though!

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
RiponFalcon (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 06:47
Maitland returns to fitness Kinghorn drops to bench and takes the place of Chris Harris. Would Gary have been tied to Scotland if he was selected for the 23 but didn’t get on the pitch?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/02/2019 06:52 by RiponFalcon.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
markismith50 (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 07:00
Rippn, yes he would. They changed the rule a few years back. You just need to be in the 23 to be tied.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 07:16
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Bedlington Lad
Poor old gary Graham - gets about 8 minutes of rugby and that's it. What did he do wrong in that time?

Who says he did anything wrong?

He has had his introduction to international rugby, at the back end of a game as many international careers have begun including good ol' Jonny W himself. That gets the nervous guff out of the way so next time it will be easier. He now trains with the Scotland squad & will earn his place on merit like anybody else.

This idea that players are in favour or dropped at the whim of some childish coaches is bizarre.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 08:03
Ok Monkey you tell me the logic in picking him and playing him for eight minutes then leaving him and Harris out of the squad altogether. How does he earn his place on merit with an eight minute cameo then a cheerio?

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
RiponFalcon (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 08:14
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Bedlington Lad
Ok Monkey you tell me the logic in picking him and playing him for eight minutes then leaving him and Harris out of the squad altogether. How does he earn his place on merit with an eight minute cameo then a cheerio?
Ties him to Scotland and stops him playing for England
I know I am old and cynical but....

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 08:27
Gary was on the bench in the second row spot
Gray has returned this week and Toolis drops to the bench

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
steve1888 (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 08:58
I found it interesting that Graham was selected ahead of Hardie for country but at club it's the reverse. To be fair i think both are good so thats no dig at either.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
alas (IP Logged)
08 February, 2019 09:20
Hardie is listed as being unavailable for selection because of a knee injury. Still unconvinced by Graham's form this season.

 
Re: Harris & Graham available
08 February, 2019 09:49
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markismith50
And the bloke who scored a hattrick and got man of the match. Brutal.

Voted "Man of The Round" in some publication!


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