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Rumours - hit or miss?
Discussion started by Monkey1 , 04 January, 2019 08:29
Rumours - hit or miss?
Monkey1 04 January, 2019 08:29
I have been meaning to do this for years. Use this thread to jot down any rumours about Falcons players coming or going this season, and when the dust settles in the summer we will see how many turn out to have legs, and how many are dead hedgehogs.

OUT.
Callum Chick - leaving for clubs unknown. Rumour. Renewed - MISS
Glenn Young - Quins - Rumour. Signed for Quins. HIT
Callum Green - Tiggers - TRP. HIT
Will Witty - Exeter - TRP.
Goneva - Lyon - Rumour.
Hammers - Ealing - Rumour. Confirmed as staying. MISS
Sami Mavinga - Stade Francais - Rugby Insideline et les journaux Francais.
Zach Kibirige to Bath or Wasps - TRP - re-signed for 2 years - MISS
Andrew Davidson confirmed leaving, mentioned in Rugby Pass - HIT.
Matavesi - Tolouse - some French website apparently.
Ruaridh Dawson - Pirates - not mentioned anywhere MISS

IN.
Gareth Owen - Daily Mail.
Philip Van Der Walt - TRP.
Alex Dunbar from Wuss, nobody got that one so MISS
Rob Miller - Ruck.co.uk - re-signed for Wasps - MISS
Toby Salmon from Exeter - Rugby Inside Line.
Josh Basham from Irish - MISS
Carl Kirwan from Worcester linked in TRP
Toby Salmon from Chiefs - TRP
Ollie Atkins from Chiefs - TRP
Darren Barry from Wuss - TRP HIT



Edited 18 time(s). Last edit at 22/04/2019 20:24 by Monkey1.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
There's 35 seconds to go 04 January, 2019 08:58
Callum Green to Leicester Tigers

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
AFalcon24 04 January, 2019 12:18
Saw on the rugby forum us and Sale are after Ian Keatley the Munster player, Don't know how true it is. smiling smiley

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
falconbear 04 January, 2019 12:51
My prediction: One of this weekends forwards has signed for Exeter.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Leipziger 04 January, 2019 15:47
Oh aye Will Witty to Exeter has been rumoured.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Falc Dancer 04 January, 2019 18:31
Witty would be a big loss

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
falconbear 04 January, 2019 19:06
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Leipziger
Oh aye Will Witty to Exeter has been rumoured.

Indeed.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
NorfolkFalcon 04 January, 2019 20:37
Goneva to France.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
falconbear 04 January, 2019 21:50
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Goneva to France.

I hope you’re Lyon but i think you’re right!

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Oneforthefatboys 05 January, 2019 07:31
Same rumour last year and Nikki stayed. Let’s stop believing these rumours until something concrete surfaces

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
falconbear 05 January, 2019 09:26
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Oneforthefatboys
Same rumour last year and Nikki stayed. Let’s stop believing these rumours until something concrete surfaces

I think the whole point of this thread is to discuss rumours. I believe Goneva has signed for Lyon and i agree with Leipzigers rumour. I hope that both are just rumours.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Oneforthefatboys 05 January, 2019 11:15
Where does it say that Goneva has signed for lyon

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Benpj17 05 January, 2019 13:13
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Oneforthefatboys
Where does it say that Goneva has signed for lyon

Lots of rumour sites have said it, hence why it is in the rumour thread and not the confirmed transfer one

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
dick g 05 January, 2019 13:18
Rumour that Dick Godfrey is transferring to North Stand. Hard to believe. Let's see if Fissler has this story tomorrow.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
toonaew 05 January, 2019 16:46
After today’s debacle I wouldnt blame a single player for leaving.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
NorfolkFalcon 05 January, 2019 17:13
Neither would I.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
NorfolkFalcon 06 January, 2019 08:00
Green to Tigers and Witty to Exeter in TRP.

Let the exodus begin.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
BH 06 January, 2019 11:55
Quote: “After today I wouldn’t blame a single player for leaving”

Would they be the players whos’e performances have got us into this position in the first place?

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
pityacker 06 January, 2019 13:34
Johnny Williams was contracted to Irish when he signed for Falcons due to having a relegation clause therefore probably a similar clause in his Falcons contract.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Kwa444 06 January, 2019 14:52
Let's be honest if some.players are looking for pastures new, perhaps their professionalism is no longer reflecting in their performances. I like to think those leaving will always give their all, but the realist in me says it is unlikely.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
skip mcskipper 07 January, 2019 14:56
I'd have thought Mark Wilson would also have a clause in his contract should the unthinkable happen.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Marco19819 08 January, 2019 19:01
Are witty and chick out of contract at the end of the season?

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
nook10 13 January, 2019 13:42
Hammers to ealing

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Falconsfan93 13 January, 2019 15:59
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nook10
Hammers to ealing

Good.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Running Rugby 13 January, 2019 16:24
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nook10
Hammers to ealing

Where did this rumour come from?

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Marco19819 13 January, 2019 17:18
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Falconsfan93
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nook10
Hammers to ealing

Good.

Sorry? Can we show some respect to players on here please. This is a ridiculous comment, regardless of what people think of him. I happen to think he is someone that people on here like to scapegoat. He has performed admirably this season in a team that has been going backwards.

He is also a human being who puts his body on the line every week for the club.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Falconsfan93 13 January, 2019 17:43
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Marco19819
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Falconsfan93
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nook10
Hammers to ealing

Good.

Sorry? Can we show some respect to players on here please. This is a ridiculous comment, regardless of what people think of him. I happen to think he is someone that people on here like to scapegoat. He has performed admirably this season in a team that has been going backwards.

He is also a human being who puts his body on the line every week for the club.

It’s not a ridiculous comment at all, in my personal opinion he simply isn’t good enough for the Premiership doesn’t really offer anything in attack and hasn’t progressed much if at all from when he first came into the squad. I don’t have a personal vendetta against him as there are a fair few players who I think shouldn’t be playing in the premiership in our squad.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
steve1888 13 January, 2019 17:58
I actually think Hammersley has been one of our better players and don't get all the criticism ? May not be a super tackler at times but full backs often look worse than they really are. He's good under high ball and attacks well generally making gains ?

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Andy Mac 13 January, 2019 22:40
He’s third in number of yards made in the premiership so far this season.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
steve1888 14 January, 2019 07:55
Would suggest he's a Premiership player to me

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
mannin 14 January, 2019 12:44
The Witty rumour quite widespread now. Would be surprised if it didn't have legs.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Falconsfan93 14 January, 2019 16:06
Is there actually any rumours what so ever of us being linked to any incoming players

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
AFalcon24 14 January, 2019 17:16
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Falconsfan93
Is there actually any rumours what so ever of us being linked to any incoming players

There was that South African back rower we were linked with in TRP Philip Van Der Walt. smiling smiley

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Ayerzawannabe 14 January, 2019 22:31
Gareth Owen is being linked to you from the Mail.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Monkey1 16 January, 2019 12:36
Cheers AW, I will update the list.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Rogerandout 16 January, 2019 19:28
The various departure rumours are a cause for concern on 2 fronts. Will they be 100% committed this season if they are leaving? Secondly who will replace them.
If we sign more journeymen players towards the end of their careers who prevent playing time for promising youngsters it is a recipe for disaster.
Give me possibles over has beens and never were’s every time. Speaking as a never was and a has been.
For me top players and youngsters is the way to go.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Monkey1 17 January, 2019 07:51
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Rogerandout
The various departure rumours are a cause for concern on 2 fronts....

I wouldn't worry too much, it is the same every January.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
GeordieFalcon 17 January, 2019 11:46
Reports in the Rugby Pass that Andrew Davidson is in talks with Glasgow, and Cavubati is in talks with a few clubs.

Wouldn't be bothered about Cavubati, but hopefully the Davidson link is just talk.

PS If they're true...is Dean just having a complete clear out of his locks ...lol



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Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Running Rugby 17 January, 2019 17:01
Looks like Sami Mavinga is heading to Stade Francais too.....

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Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
nook10 17 January, 2019 17:13
Looks if we could be loosing quite a few players to other clubs, plus I would assume a few retirements . hopefully a few premier recruits, plus bringing through some A team and academy players

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
markismith50 17 January, 2019 17:41
We’ve got around four more senior first team regulars who have signed extensions which haven’t yet been announced, two of them signed today. We’ll drip them out over the next few weeks (I’m away next week so it will be after that).

And rest assured the hard work is going in regarding bringing in additions from outside the club.

Cheers
Smithy

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
mannin 18 January, 2019 09:45
Would be quite ironic if the younger locks who should've probably had more game time over the last couple of seasons move on at the same time as Cavubati who was one of those hindering their progress (only in the sense that he has been picked a lot when fit).

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Falc Dancer 18 January, 2019 11:37
Starting to sound like a new tight 5 are required at this rate
With Witty and Green sounding like they’re off and rumours about Young, Davidson and Cavubati this leaves only Robinson who is a great player but unfortunately injury prone
We all know our issues in the prop dept

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Oneforthefatboys 20 January, 2019 07:17
Let’s wait and see. Hopefully Goneva is staying.
If we lose green we will need to get an enforcer in. Maybe some saffa grunt. I feel better this week. COF. It’s a shame we are losing Mavinga. Looks like witty is a done deal also.

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
skip mcskipper 20 January, 2019 08:35
Any one got Evan Olmstead's number

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
RiponFalcon 20 January, 2019 10:55
I would suspect that following the World Cup a number of players from the Southern Hemisphere will be looking for a nice pay day in England or France

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Marco19819 20 January, 2019 11:09
People realise this is a rumour thread right? Its not real until it happens!

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Falconsfan93 20 January, 2019 15:46
In regards to Gareth Owen who we’ve been linked with, is the one who plays for tigers ?

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
pityacker 20 January, 2019 16:17
Garth Owen has looked a good player on the few occasions he has played for Tigers but is 30 year old and been injured quite a bit .

Re: Rumours - hit or miss?
Osric 20 January, 2019 17:50
Lock replacement - Maurice Botha?

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