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From the history books: Fabulous Falcons stun Saracens

By Leipziger
July 27 2014

The 2011/12 season may have ended in relegation, but it began with Newcastle Falcons winning the Premiership 7s at the Stoop, on what was a very happy 29th birthday for me:... More >

Plastic fantastic

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 >

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