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Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Kribstar 08 September, 2017 21:16
Not the best of games to watch and made even worse by BT Sport's awful punditry - very patronising and unfunny. Their forwards were on top, but not due to Falcon's lack of talent. The boys just didn't seem mentally up for the game. Either way, a win away at Sale is a decent result.

Regarding the ref's performance, I agree he was poor but thought he was bad for both sides.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
dick g 08 September, 2017 21:22
We defended very well. Joel kicked intelligently given the conditions and Sales' excuse for a line-out. Our first win at Sale since I had a full head of hair. But we need to be a lot better to push on. Thankfully, we still have some star players to help to achieve this.

Remember, there is no such thing as a bad game if you win. Or a good one if you lose.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Falcons_Thunder 08 September, 2017 21:28
Star players Calum green and tane takulua well done both. And if we have flood, mermoz, DTH and Sinoti back I honestly fear no team. ( including Sarries)

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Leipziger 08 September, 2017 21:31
Fantastic result!

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Wensleydale Falcon 08 September, 2017 21:38
Well, I won't be watching the full match replay of that one but hey ho, a HUGE result for the boys!

Showed some steely character there to keep in the game (albeit aided by Sales linout malfunction)and belief to go for the line out late on and get the pen try.

Good teams win ugly!!

Thought the refs inexperience showed throughout the game (only his 6th prem game I believe)so he will improve I'm sure.

I think we will all agree it was a turgid game in poor conditions but how unproffessional was Austin Healey in the second half......very immature in a lot of his comments and constantly making patronising comments. He needs to take a close look at his own performance tonight!!!

Have a great weekend Falcons fans....2 out of 2......

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
AFalcon24 08 September, 2017 21:41
Not the greatest game to watch, but a win is a win. smiling smiley

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Cantabrian 08 September, 2017 21:57
We've had our share of bad breaks in recent seasons. Tonight it could have gone either way but we hung in there and. edged it. Another injection of confidence and 9 points out of a possible 10 makes a happy change. This season is going to be fun.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
GeordieFalcon 08 September, 2017 22:30
Ill echo all of the above....

One question though. Are we missing a fonua type figure in the pack? When is he back...I think he can bring some bulldozer style go forward that we are missing at the moment.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
exhooker 08 September, 2017 22:33
How on earth did we manage to win that. Well done lads. Not impressed with the ref. He wasn't biased so much as incompetent in that the experienced refs seem to eyes in the back of their heads and see everything.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
DB23 08 September, 2017 23:05
Poor quality game from both sides.

Sale should have won but they weren't good enough and we were just less worse than they were.

Overriding positive is that we won and will happily take the points, having seen so many games like this slip away from us before.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Cumbrian_falcon 08 September, 2017 23:57
Poor performance in attack from both sides, defensively both solid sides.

Every 50/50 went to the home side and I thought the ref was terrible anyway if you're poor and you still grind out a win away, you will find yourself at the right end of the table come the end of the season.

1-2 years ago we would have blown that game and lost by 9+ points,through stupid errors and giving away kickable penalties. It shows how far they've come as a group. The leadership and will to win is there to see. I honestly didn't fear Sale scoring a try tonight as I thought the lads can dig in and claw it back if needed.

Yes Sale were unlucky with the drop over the line, but other than that they offered little and never threatened. I thought our defence was solid and strong. We for once played the referee. Now many on here wil say it's not in the spirit of the game. How many times have teams come to Kingston Park and done it to us? For too long we have been "honest and nice", yes we were miles offside but you play to the whistle, penalties were kept to a minimum in kicking range and given away where the opposition can't hurt you very savvy to do that.

I will take a win any way it comes so well done Falcons on to the USA.

I believe it's the best time to play Saracens get it over with early in a season on a neutral ground with our so called stars back fit you just never know. It's a one off cup final style game with both teams traveling so we could spring a big shock.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Robs 09 September, 2017 00:36
Really wish I'd recorded the game
Just got back and my feeling was that we made far fewer mistakes than Sale
How many lineouts did they botch? And the lost scrum that preceded our try
Did Deano really say the better team lost?

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Monkey1 09 September, 2017 01:23
Awful game for spectators, but if you get pleasure out of good defence then both sides put in awesome performances, especially when you take the slippery conditions into account. Sale were never going to let us through, and vice versa, and from that viewpoint both teams actually did very well.

Our supporters were as bonkers as usual tonight, lots of noise to cheer the lads on. The locals as friendly as always, and the stadium is excellent, very similar to how KP is likely to end up eventually. Even with the awful traffic on the way there, it has been a cracking away trip.

I know it is a bit silly, but we are top of the Premiership table tonight. Enjoy it while you can.
(Sm100)

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
aidanb 09 September, 2017 05:19
Have I missed the news about the sponsor pulling out ?

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Falcons_Thunder 09 September, 2017 05:51
Quote:
Robs
Really wish I'd recorded the game
Just got back and my feeling was that we made far fewer mistakes than Sale
How many lineouts did they botch? And the lost scrum that preceded our try
Did Deano really say the better team lost?

We lost one line out I believe 93% success rate

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
There's 35 seconds to go 09 September, 2017 06:31
Quote:
Robs
Really wish I'd recorded the game
Just got back and my feeling was that we made far fewer mistakes than Sale
How many lineouts did they botch? And the lost scrum that preceded our try
Did Deano really say the better team lost?

You can watch it online at www.premiershiprugby.tv legally and legitimately.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
steve1888 09 September, 2017 07:25
Might not have been a great spectacle but the closeness of the game made it very watchable and for once it was us sneaking the win. Sale were the better said for most parts and butchered a few chances but our lads put it right and ground out the win. The better sides edge the scrappy affairs.

Joel put in a dare I say it typical Dave Walder performance in poor conditions, played them well.

Next week will be interesting indeed but you cant ask for more than 2 from 2, great start to the season. Nice getting texts from fans of other clubs I've met on travels praising us too.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
NorfolkFalcon 09 September, 2017 07:37
Clearly it was a horrible, turgid, ugly game that we didn't really deserve to win, but despite only 3 phases in the opposition 22 after 70 minutes we kept to within a one try score and punished them at the end of the game.

As others have rightfully said, these are the types of games that we would of usually lost and not even gain a LBP over the past 2-3 seasons so you have to praise the players for their doggedness. Top sides win ugly.

Calum Green, my fellow county man, had to be MOTM. The line out steal specialist done a great job disrupting their line out. Takelua was his usual consistent self. Goneva looked like he has never been away and already looks at the peak of his powers, which just goes to show his quality. Special mention to the replacement front row, who done a magnificent job considering the inexperience of Socino and Davidson. Even with them playing the scrum was dominant.

It sets us up nicely for the USA. After 2 wins and playing at a neutral ground makes it a no pressure game for us and allows us to enjoy the experience. With a few star players back we will be competitive.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Cantabrian 09 September, 2017 08:42
Joel's kicks rolling onto touch deep inside the Sale 22 were absolutely classic Walder,plus he wasn't afraid to get stuck in defensively. With Walder, Floody and Takalua to work alongside no wonder he's improving.

Reckon we'll have to treat the Philly game as a one off which helps the club prosper whatever the result, but nobody will be treating us lightly anymore. Happy Days.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
A tramp abroad 09 September, 2017 09:49
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Osric
Yup . Both coaches and the commentary team seemed to be in agreement that the better team lost. Get in. Yet another tight game against Sale. That's at least seven in a row where a team's got a LBP ( or a draw). Now - can we shock Sarries in Philly?

I read Dean's comment as related to "Falcons lack of control and the number of errors made" rather than Sale were the better team. Sale also made a huge number of errors, particularly at the line out.

Great result and an excellent start to the season.

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