Latest News:

Welcome to the Newcastle Falcons Fans Forum

This forum is for all Falcons' fans, and is independent of the both the club and the supporters association. If you have something to say about Newcastle Falcons this is the place to say it. However please keep it clean and non abusive, and respect the other users of this board!

While the editors of this site monitor the board, they are not responsible for the content of the postings. Any concerns, complaints etc... should be emailed to Sportnetwork. If you want to spam, please go elsewhere - any spamming will be deleted.

Next two matches

Saturday 21 September 2019 v Jersey Reds at Stade Santander International, 3.00pm (Cup)

Sunday 29 September 2019 v Doncaster Knights at Kingston Park, 3.00pm (Cup)

Last result: Newcastle Falcons 12-19 Bristol Bears

Report This Message
Are you sure you want to report this post?

Re: Meeting your rugby icons
Posted by: Monkey1_ed
Date: 22/11/2017 09:12
I was at KP in the clubhouse one afternoon many years ago when we had something of an injury crisis. I think I had been to see Mick Hogan about something, and got roped into a huddle around a table where Rob Andrew had people checking through pages of papers.

The upshot was, we had a game coming up, Newport cup game at KP if I remember right, and so many injuries that trying to guess who would be able to play at the weekend was pretty much impossible. Rob had the rules of the competition, many pages of small text in legalese language, which as far as he could tell just said that he had to name a team by noon on Friday. He had us all checking through every word of the documents to see if there was any stipulation that it had to be the same team that would take to the pitch?

After much checking & cross-referencing, it was agreed that it just said name a team, so he duly named 22 players & got on with something else. Not surprisingly, the team that he named bore almost no resemblance to the blokes who turned up on the pitch.

You may optionally give an explanation for why this post was reported, which will be sent to the moderators along with the report. This can help the moderator to understand why you reported the post.

We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing

Who is online?

Total users online:  

Most users online:  

Users on this site:  

Where are they?