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Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:25
Falcons 0-7 up in first minute and Tei replaced by Woody after 6 mins. Tei was having treatment on a thigh during the warm up.

Our defence needs to wake up!

Another Falcons try after 9 mins



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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:26
0-14 now

 
ElySaint
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ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:27
Poor tackling for that second one. Non-existent line speed so far.

We haven't had the ball yet.

 
Deesaint
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Deesaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:29
Boys look heavy footed
Missing tackles
Defensive line is a plod not a charge
No challenge at breakdown

Hopefully we will wake up soon

 
ElySaint
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ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:30
Might turn it off now. 14 mins 0-21



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Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:30
0-21 as Goneva waltzed past Grayson to try under the posts

 
herbie85
Re: Great start!
herbie85 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:30
Well this is a little embarrassing at present...

Edited, I think it should state very rather than little!



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MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:31
Every time we get the ball we mess up

 
TheGent
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TheGent (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:32
Completely mentally unprepared it seems.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start!
Matthew (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:40
Half the usual attendance haven't turned up. Most of the team haven't yet either. Really, really poor from us so far. I sense a real whitewash unless something changes fast.



ACTUAL TRAINING FOOTAGE FROM
BEHIND THE SCENES AT SARACENS:
http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/37800000/Scrooge-McDuck-gif-mickey-and-friends-37815657-245-188.gif

 
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Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:47
Finally we score

 
MESSAGES->author
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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:48
Lovely break by Hutch to put Furbank in

7-21

 
MESSAGES->author
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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:51
And Oh Wendy breaks out just as Falcons score their 4th try!

 
MESSAGES->author
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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:52
7-28 now

 
ElySaint
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ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:52
And that's 4 for Falcons. Tuala ambling around uninterested.

 
herbie85
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herbie85 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:52
Very very poor. And without teimanas work rate and carrying this will be a struggle

 
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Re: Great start!
Matthew (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:53
7-28 so far. Way too easy for Falcons. Cobus looking literally off the pace as Falcons scored their fourth, I thought.



ACTUAL TRAINING FOOTAGE FROM
BEHIND THE SCENES AT SARACENS:
http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/37800000/Scrooge-McDuck-gif-mickey-and-friends-37815657-245-188.gif

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:56
Good continuity sees Tuala in for a try. 14-28 now.

COYS

 
ElySaint
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ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:57
Quote:
Matthew
7-28 so far. Way too easy for Falcons. Cobus looking literally off the pace as Falcons scored their fourth, I thought.

A few Saints look out on their feet.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:58
Another brilliant Saints try from deep by Ludlum goes to TMO

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 12:59
Given! 21-28!

 
ElySaint
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ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:00
Hutchinson looks damgerous. Broadly look good going forward but a shambles in defence.

 
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Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:00
Falcons kick off into touch. Got them worried but we give away free kick at scrum. Half Time!

 
herbie85
Re: Great start!
herbie85 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:04
Hutchinson has kept us in this with his breaks. To have been that poor but within 7 at half time is a bonus. Hopefully can kick on from here. Think the comp organisers need to have a look at the schedule, a weeks turnaround from confirmation of the fixture to the game doesn't help the attendance

 
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Re: Great start!
Matthew (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:06
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herbie85
Hutchinson has kept us in this with his breaks. To have been that poor but within 7 at half time is a bonus. Hopefully can kick on from here. Think the comp organisers need to have a look at the schedule, a weeks turnaround from confirmation of the fixture to the game doesn't help the attendance

Good shout. Especially when the final is so far away in March, why couldn't this be swapped with one of the Premiership games during the 6 Nations window?



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MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:16
Part 2. Ere we go

 
Sir Hector
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Sir Hector (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:16
Well Bayfs has call it right in the commentary saying it’s the youngsters who’ve bailed us out. Hutch and Furbs looking like the first teamers, Luther not leading the defense, Tuala and Big T look defensively frail. I suspect Hutch and Dingers are our best midfield and i’d Prefer to see more pace on the wings.

 
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Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:18
Saints get over the try line but TMO again........



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Re: Great start!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:19
Try Gibbo!

 
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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:19
Missed con 26-28

 
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Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:24
Try Fish we’re in the lead

 
ElySaint
Re: Great start!
ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:25
Comeback complete! Ridiculous match. 26 unanswered points. Intensity so, so much higher last 20 minutes.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:25
+2 from Grayse

33-28

COYS

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:26
Poss Falcons try toTMO



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Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:28
No try

 
MESSAGES->author
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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:29
But Falcons have penalty and opt for scrum 15 out

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:30
Harris scores for Falcons

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:31
33-33 missed con

 
MESSAGES->author
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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:33
Saints change entire front row. AW’s 250th cap

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:34
Watch out! SnottySnotty’s on!

He’ a bit of a bogeyman for us!

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:36
Big T blasts over and con in off the post!

40-33 now

COYS

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:45
Saints win pen from great approach work and have 5 m line out

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:46
And try for Heinz!

 
MESSAGES->author
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Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:48
Great con by Grayse makes it 47-33

Deano’s looking glum as Oh Wendy goes up a notch

 
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Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:49
And brilliant running out of defence leads to Try for Luther

 
ElySaint
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:50
Hutchinson again with a classy break.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:50
And with the con slotted it’s 54-33!!!!!

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:54
Falcons attack snuffed out by AW planting himself superbly to win the pen

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:56
Another LO 5 m out and another try for Heinz

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 13:57
Con missed

59-33

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 14:02
And it’s a great victory 59-33 at no side

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 14:09
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?


We have fantastic coaching

 
St Saltaire
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
St Saltaire (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 14:14
I must admit that I was worried at 0-21. Once we reached half time my concerns were allayed. One day we’ll get defence and attack right from the beginning of a match and woebetide our opponents when that happens.

 
TheGent
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
TheGent (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 14:15
Did extremely well to come back but need to address why we started so off the pace.

Sort that mental side and start with intensity and we have a massive chance of turning over sarries at home.

 
chappers_saint
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
chappers_saint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 14:28
Bit of a France vs Wales game wasn't it? Saints rallied and Falcons had no answer mentally or physically.

Attack turned out to be fantastic but defence a concern.

One thing I am so excited by is the youth of the squad, we have some amazing years ahead with the promise of sustained success!

 
Deesaint
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Deesaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 14:29
Reminds me of a film
Boyd is sitting in the stands waiting for the bookies odds to be in favour of Falcons win 21 up
Odds lengthen - places bet
Ok guys you can start playing !!

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
desbralass (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 15:09
As an aside..I am now enduring the Scotland Ireland international..and Eddie Buttler et al.They think it's a fantastic game of rugby..well I think it's a case of after the Lord Mayor's Show..



Bridesmaids no more.

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 15:12
Laidlaw and Murray the dullest 9s in World rugby....

 
ElySaint
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 15:19
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chappers_saint
One thing I am so excited by is the youth of the squad, we have some amazing years ahead with the promise of sustained success!

Absolutely. Hutchinson and Furbank today were outstanding. Add to that Ludlam, Fish, Marshall, Painter, Mitchell, Grayson, Dingwall, Moon, Coles and Sleightholme we're really in a good place. Lots of these guys are signed up for another 2/3 years which is great.

Combined with the experienced squad players and those currently injured (Mikey, Dylan, Piers, Harry), and Proctor coming in the future is very promising.

 
ElySaint
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ElySaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 15:20
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Wilson Pickett
Laidlaw and Murray the dullest 9s in World rugby....

Ben Youngs hardly gets my heart racing either WP

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Great start! Better middle!!
lilyg (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 15:24
Quote:
Stockers
Watch out! SnottySnotty’s on!
He’ a bit of a bogeyman for us!

(Sm128) that's just brilliant!

 
ramseysaint
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
ramseysaint (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 16:06
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Wilson Pickett
Laidlaw and Murray the dullest 9s in World rugby....

They weren't playing, find another thread

 
rugbymel
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
rugbymel (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 16:09
39 tries in the last 4 games! Something’s working. COYS

 
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Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Matthew (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 16:38
Well. That I did NOT expect after the first 15 minutes. I was fearing another Saracens-style horror show, but thankfully we started making our tackles and the rest came from there, really. Glad I went.



ACTUAL TRAINING FOOTAGE FROM
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Scrummy
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Scrummy (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 17:52
Several of the younger players are showing leadership on the pitch and, from what we are told, in the dressing room too - Hutchinson, Ludlam, Grayson, and Dingwall. This bodes well for the future.

 
Angus67
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Angus67 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 18:03
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Scrummy
Several of the younger players are showing leadership on the pitch and, from what we are told, in the dressing room too - Hutchinson, Ludlam, Grayson, and Dingwall. This bodes well for the future.

+1

:-)

 
Christoff
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 18:50
Not too long ago that 0-21 couldn’t/ wouldn’t have been turned around. Today it was. Great sign to stick at it and win through some adversity. Well done Saints.

 
herbie85
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
herbie85 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 19:04
Good win. Only watched the first half as was playing today, we were truly awful first 15-20 mins. Did well to come back into it, would have struggled if decent Gap at the break. Hutchinson's best game I have seen him have in a saints shirt I think

 
Sans Culottes
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Sans Culottes (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 19:13
Just watched the match again on TV. Api was immense and Big T was made much better use of today. Well done the big guys.

 
HungryLikeTheWolf
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 19:42
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Sans Culottes
Just watched the match again on TV. Api was immense and Big T was made much better use of today. Well done the big guys.



Big T just needs to concentrate and focus all the time ....

 
fleetg
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fleetg (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 21:19
He is still not anywhere near the requisite standard yet. He is weak in defence and does not break the gainline anywhere near as much as he should with his size and speed. Hopefully he'll get there.
Hutchinson was absolutely immense today plus Ribbans and Gibson put themselves everywhere.
A real show of heart and passion after a disastrous start (much credit to Falcons for taking us apart early on).
Well done Saints : 3 wins out of the next 4 games would calm a few league placing nerves please.

 
Corkst
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Corkst (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 21:26
I was really impressed by Grayson today, skill, decision making and not being afraid to clear out at the ruck when necessary.
I had actually recorded the match and was watching this evening - after 15 mins I got my son to check the final score as I didn't want to put a bit of a downer on my Saturday evening. When he told me the final score I obviously didn't believe him.

 
Former Hollywood Saint
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
09 February, 2019 21:31
For me George Furbank makes me think more and more that he is the new Ben Foden.




FHS

 
Statesman
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Statesman (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 21:55
Big shout-out to Alex Waller making his 250th appearance today - celebrated with a great turnover and looked very lively off the bench. Not a game for the purists today but really enjoyed it - certainly no shortage of entertainment at FG these days!

 
riverlodge
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riverlodge (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 22:13
echo all the other positives for the 'youngsters' playing today. Rory a fine mom choice, but for me today key leadership was from Lewis Ludlum. it was him that gave a real 'wtf' speech behind the posts when we went 0-21, and he was absolutely all over the pitch. total fight from our open-side, pleasure to see him play.

 
Walks11
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Walks11 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2019 23:03
I was only saying before the game how I was yet to be convinced by Young George Furbank. 80 minutes later I was.. thought he was excellent today. Hats off to Grayson as well. He gets targeted by Newcastle and thought he was going to be in for a bit of a torrid afternoon after the first 20. He didn’t let it get to him and came back stronger.

Some great handling and tries, very entertaining. I wasn’t overly worried at 0-21

 
JohnI
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
JohnI (IP Logged)
10 February, 2019 08:16
Interesting conversation on the train to murrayfield on Friday with a Glasgow warriors supporter who said that not too many people were concerned when Big T left Glasgow because of his lack of defensive abilities which seems to have been vindicated so far this season. If Boyd can get him thinking Defence and sharpen up his reactions on the pitch he’d make a great winger but he does need to realise that the premiership here is played at a different tempo than where he has been before.
Great win by the side especially seeing the score at half time.

 
Walks11
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
Walks11 (IP Logged)
10 February, 2019 10:31
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JohnI
Interesting conversation on the train to murrayfield on Friday with a Glasgow warriors supporter who said that not too many people were concerned when Big T left Glasgow because of his lack of defensive abilities which seems to have been vindicated so far this season. If Boyd can get him thinking Defence and sharpen up his reactions on the pitch he’d make a great winger but he does need to realise that the premiership here is played at a different tempo than where he has been before.
Great win by the side especially seeing the score at half time.

I don’t think he will ever be a good defender but agree he needs to be better. For me as long his offensive contributions outweigh any defensive frailties then that’s ok. I thought he had one of his better games yesterday, looking for the ball off his wing and showed what he is capable of with his try. We need to get him in the game as much as possible and the other 14 need to work hard to cover him defensively

 
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Re: Great start! Better middle!!
Stockers (IP Logged)
10 February, 2019 10:46
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lilyg
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Stockers
Watch out! SnottySnotty’s on!
He’ a bit of a bogeyman for us!

(Sm128) that's just brilliant!

Thanks lily!

 
St Marcus
Re: Great start! Better middle!! Terrific ending!!!
St Marcus (IP Logged)
10 February, 2019 12:12
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Walks11
I was only saying before the game how I was yet to be convinced by Young George Furbank. 80 minutes later I was.. thought he was excellent today.

Agreed, I thought Furbank had a great game. But for me he has looked pretty good every time he has played this season. It'll be interesting to see how the battle for the 15 shirt develops when Mallinder is fit again next season.

The young lads did really well - Ludlam, Grayse, Hutch all impressive. And Gibson was stellar as ever - really loved his sublime pickup of a tricky offload from Ace in the build up to the third (I think?) try.

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