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How many points this season
Discussion started by Rafpilot2000 , 05 September, 2019 19:09
How many points this season
Rafpilot2000 05 September, 2019 19:09
Itís all gone a little quiet in here, but with the season about to kick off and the new shirt hanging up ready, what are peopleís points predictions fort this season?
Bonus point frenzy?

Re: How many points this season
JustAnotherOnlooker 06 September, 2019 09:48
Average about 30-odd per game I reckon.

Reckon about 18-20 bonus points and finish with over 100 points in the league.

Hodgson as top individual point scorer.

Being humble can get in the bin for a season.

Re: How many points this season
telfs123 06 September, 2019 10:32
I'm reserving all predictions until we start the season. If we come out with the same unimaginative slow crash runner then kick tactic of last year, then it'll be a long slog of a season. If we come out and play to the level our players can play at, with fast running rugby and power from the forwards, it'll be a long slog for any team playing us.

Re: How many points this season
Exiled Falcon 06 September, 2019 14:52
As long as we are sitting here in a yearís time preparing for the Premiership having blooded a load of players to get good game time, played good, attacking rugby, have a good percentage of EQP and our DOR hasnít blamed the referee for his or his playerí obvious failings then I donít mind if we win the league by one point.

Re: How many points this season
trummy200 06 September, 2019 15:43
26 or so games - average 30 pts a game = 780 pts plus cup games

Re: How many points this season
matt1il 06 September, 2019 19:46
With Irish getting 99pts last season aiming for 100 would be a start, although not sure Ealing will be as strong this season

Re: How many points this season
lizard118 08 September, 2019 11:58
I think Coventry and Cornish Pirates will give us a good game.
Agree, Ealing may not be as strong this time with the amount of quality they've lost in the past season. 100 minimum expectation here. We're going down with what's essentially a premiership team. There are no excuses. And no dud rugby ala last season please! although a lot of it may have been down to losing Hodgson so early in the season last.

Re: How many points this season
steve1888 09 September, 2019 11:47
90 points the bar I'd say . Individual matches can be affected by conditions etc

Re: How many points this season
A tramp abroad 09 September, 2019 16:11
As long as it's at least one more than whoever comes second I'll be happy.

Re: How many points this season
Rafpilot2000 10 September, 2019 08:01
I reckon 100 points if achievable but see us getting closer to 90 as reckon there may be the odd shock result that goes against the flow this season.
Would be nice to have it wrapped up by Feb :-)

Re: How many points this season
AJfalc 10 September, 2019 13:04
To be honest, after last season I'm not bothered how many points we get, as long as I see some good rugby and a promising future

Re: How many points this season
AdminBTCov 12 September, 2019 19:56
Quote:
lizard118
I think Coventry and Cornish Pirates will give us a good game.
Agree, Ealing may not be as strong this time with the amount of quality they've lost in the past season. 100 minimum expectation here. We're going down with what's essentially a premiership team. There are no excuses. And no dud rugby ala last season please! although a lot of it may have been down to losing Hodgson so early in the season last.
I think you underestimate Ealing at your peril. I'm fairly convinced you don't need to be too concerned about Cov and Pirates though.

Re: How many points this season
corporalcarrot 16 September, 2019 15:36
I think Falcons will win 17 of their league matches and gain 68 points for doing so. They will lose the away game at Jersey and three of the five away matches against Ealing, Pirates, Blues, Donny & Cov. I predict they will gain 3 losing bonus points from their four defeats. The only reversal at KP in the league will be a tough draw at home to Jersey for which they will gain 2 points. In the 22 matches I expect at least 4 tries in 18 matches which will accrue a further 18 points. Total of 91 league points if my maths is somewhere near. It should be enough to get Falcons back to the premiership - probably. Have a great season lads.



Don't kick it pick it up and GO FORWARD

Re: How many points this season
alas 17 September, 2019 07:11
I don't see the Falcons losing 4 away games. Last season they played some decent rugby away from home and it was their poor performances at KP which got them relegated.

Re: How many points this season
Rogerandout 17 September, 2019 10:01
Quite excited at the return of the season, it seems to have been a long time coming. I would like to think we will not lose more than one game. We havenít lost too many of the better players from last year and if we are more fortunate with injuries in the front row I think we can really prosper.
The recent acquisition of a hooker and a prop does give me concerns that the front row injuries are still prevailing.
So I make an optimistic 100 points my prediction.


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