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Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
CharlieDog 09 September, 2017 15:44
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Tait misses far to many tackles to be our starting full back

???????

I know this is all about opinions ....... but, really, what are you smoking cos you must be seeing things..... he's been our most consistent player last season, pre season against Ediburgh and both games so far this season...... he's a starter at full back or wing.

In my opinion of course........

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
GeordieFalcon 09 September, 2017 16:09
You have the correct opinion Charlie Dog.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Benpj17 09 September, 2017 16:38
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Tait misses far to many tackles to be our starting full back, cooper was injured last night so not sure he will travel to US, like Harris at 13 but would have JPS as 12, as mentioned above flood will have to earn his place so take him for the bench

Tait misses to many tackles?

I saw him stop Sale scoring a try last night by flying out the line and dislodging the ball 5m out.

He made a try saving tackle last week as well when Ethan Waller made his break and looked to score. Alex Tait clobbered him.


I don't think there is nothing wrong with his defence imho, that Is s bit harsh on him as he always puts out.

Cooper was injured last week, not last night so he might feature for sale. We could use his explosiveness like.

Agree re Harris, he is a warrior in defence, he's so dominant in the tackle. Aye I would go with Socino this weekend he's been impressive off the bench, although matevasi has been good.

Cooper didn't play last night as he was injured, taits tackle success rate against wus was 57% and was 75% last night not the best for your last line of defence

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Kwa444 09 September, 2017 16:42
Don't know if anyone noticed but the way the results are falling, with Sarries losing, if Wasps don't win by a big margin away to Worcester, we will be top by right for the week - Not by virtue of games unplayed!!

When I thought we would go to Philadelphia I always though it would be the league's best side against another making up numbers.

It appears it will be the league's best side against Sarries.....

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Northumbrian 09 September, 2017 16:51
The way it's going so far is that it's very hard to win away in the Premiership. In that respect - can't really complain about the Falcons performance.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
NorfolkFalcon 09 September, 2017 17:41
Not sure if Sarries losing is a good or bad thing next week. I suppose they are a class side so I doubt it will make much difference.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
mannin 09 September, 2017 18:19
I wouldn't say our defence was particularly impressive last night. Sale went through us on a number of occasions last night and fluffed the chances without scoring. Most phases were slow due to the weather so defences weren't too stretched.

GF, I think Socino is a long way ahead of Matavesi. Despite his size, he is not as effective at breaking tackles/getting over the gainline and has had the best times in his career as more of a flair back with big runners around him.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
lizard118 09 September, 2017 23:38
Matavese is being given game time to get him up to speed. I think he brings something different in terms of kicking game. Let's just trust management on this one. I think he will become a key player.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
pa8 10 September, 2017 01:17
I think it's a good thing that we can hammer a poor team whilst also winning away in a tight, scrappy affair and keeping the home team tryless. Although not the hardest two games we'll play this season we've only conceded one, highly dubious, try to Wuss. If Wuss are as dreadful against Wasps as they were against us they could be severely embarrassed at home.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
pityacker 10 September, 2017 06:53
It was a dire affair to watch and as Deano said we were second best and really shouldn't have won but we did despite a large number of our new and existing better players missing.watching Saracens pounding Baths line yesterday and somehow being kept out I wondered if Falcons defence would have coped with it but we will certainly find out next Saturday. I was and still am against losing one of the most attractive fixtures of the season but a small consolation is that we can watch it on TV and fingers crossed will put on a real show. Roll on Saturday.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
aidanb 10 September, 2017 08:08
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Have I missed the news about the sponsor pulling out ?

Reading the gumph on the Falcons website i think Green King IPA is only the sponsor for home shirts. I noticed that last night re the mankey green shirts aswell.

Yep - even resorted to asking Mick Hogan

It seems away and Europe will have different sponsors as well.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Bedlington Lad 11 September, 2017 07:24
Happy with a win, we really need big ball carriers to get us over the gain line

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
AFalcon24 11 September, 2017 09:41
Surprised Burrows isn't in there to make some yards. smiling smiley

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
There's 35 seconds to go 15 September, 2017 10:59
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No Flood again - I knew we would not see him until the USA match

Falcons' number one clairvoyant.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
falconsfan07 15 September, 2017 11:30
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No Flood again - I knew we would not see him until the USA match

Falcons' number one clairvoyant.

Hehehehe!

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
UnofficialEnglandRugby 15 September, 2017 14:05
not sure about clairvoyant as I am wrong as........... he is not playing on Sat., in the USA

I am sure most fans will now want to know exactly what is wrong with him.

As I said on the other thread I hope we are going to get the monies worth from him and hope he won't turn into a Wilko always injured

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
falconsfan07 15 September, 2017 14:14
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not sure about clairvoyant as I am wrong as........... he is not playing on Sat., in the USA
I am sure most fans will now want to know exactly what is wrong with him.

As I said on the other thread I hope we are going to get the monies worth from him and hope he won't turn into a Wilko always injured

He's got a hammy strain and isn't far away, quoting smithy and Deano a few weeks back.

Even if he isn't playing, the support and knowledge he can bring to our younger lads is well worth it.

We will see him soon enough.

Just hopefully before I go away! Hopefully he's out for the Irish match!



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Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
markismith50 15 September, 2017 14:28
"I am sure most fans will now want to know exactly what is wrong with him"

As we said from the outset, he has a hamstring injury.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
UnofficialEnglandRugby 15 September, 2017 15:00
Well I hope he gets well soon.

Not sure why everyone seems to be over sensitive about him? I did not see the post re ham string just he had picked up a knock.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
NorfolkFalcon 15 September, 2017 15:16
Flood posted a photo of all injured players still in Newcastle at a brewery this afternoon. The fact that DTH and Mermoz are in the US (clearly close to match fitness) yet Flood isn't would indicate that his rehab has had a setback to the initial 1-2 week diagnosis a couple of weeks ago.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
steve1888 15 September, 2017 16:26
Or maybe his injury wouldn't be helped by the flights and he's right on track to face Bath?

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Wensleydale Falcon 15 September, 2017 16:58
Excellent point Steve. A couple of long haul flights are not going to do a hamstring much good.

He will be back when he's ready.

Re: Sale v Falcons team Fri 8th Set
Bedlington Lad 17 September, 2017 10:22
Like Kath I didn't see the hamstring injury post either and I think we're entitled to ask since his arrival was much-anticipated

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