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Plastic fantastic

By Leipziger
July 13 2014

This season Newcastle Falcons will join Saracens in having a plastic pitch. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about artificial pitches, but were afraid to ask.... More >

Footballers coming home

  It was all just too predictable. The England football team sent home without a win and without getting beyond stage one. How has it come to this, and what can we learn from... More >


The football World Cup started last night. I'll put a more detailed blog up over the weekend, but we need an article today, so I thought I'd share some of my favourite tweets from ... More >

South Stand Choir awards 2013/14

Some thoughts on the best and worst of the past season:... More >

Disappointing defeat ends disappointing season

A home defeat by Exeter condemned Newcastle Falcons to their lowest Premiership points total ever, and extended the Geordies’ losing run to sixteen successive league games and, by ... More >

Safe and looking forward

The Falcons have finally secured Premiership status for 2014/15, far later than they might have done, three early-season wins ensuring that fifteen consecutive league defeats did n... More >

Falcons give fans something to shout about

Newcastle Falcons came close to causing one of the upsets of the season at Kingston Park yesterday, giving a second-string but high-quality Saracens team a mighty scare and gaining... More >

Falcons felled by flood of first-half tries

Freefalling Newcastle Falcons still show few signs of achieving a first league win since October, going down to a first-half blitz by London Irish at the Madejski Stadium yesterday... More >

Carry on, carry on

When I got home last night it was just after 7pm, and Mrs Leipy and I decided to take advantage of the extra hour of daylight and walk up the hill near our house. We discussed yest... More >

Kendal shade Cumbrian derby

County rivals Kendal and Wigton shared nine tries in today's clash at Mint Bridge but it was the Hornets who won their first match in three to move up to third place in North One W... More >

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