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Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
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Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
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Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
GeordieFalcon 13 December, 2019 13:05
This is a very strong side. Power, pace and skill.

We need to see some good rugby - good support lines, players taking the ball at pace, quick ball at the rucks etc.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Monkey1 13 December, 2019 13:10
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I hope he doesn't have a wobble.



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That's a strong looking team. Absolutely no disrespect to Jersey but we should win this one comfortably with such a strong team, so I will be turning up expecting to see a good performance from our lot. I imagine it will be another grinding first half to wear them down, seems to be the pattern at the moment.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
corporalcarrot 13 December, 2019 15:18
Jersey "resting" a few key players in their small squad but I'm ever hopeful that they get enough possession to test the Falcons defence with ball in hand. They certainly won't turn up to aimlessly kick the leather off the ball. Watch out for the young Tight Head on the Jersey bench who is from Bishop Auckland and a genuine talent who will surely play in the premiership next season - he will probably boost the crowd by a few dozen family & friends. The key match up will be on the wing where Van Dam should certainly test Radwan's defensive skills. My flight via Southampton leaves Jersey at 7.10am in the morning so if the weather is kind hope to see a few old friends in the South Stand tomorrow. All the best cc



Don't kick it pick it up and GO FORWARD

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Monkey1 13 December, 2019 17:58
Bring your liver with you this time Carrot & I will buy you a pint.
(Sm128)

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Rogerandout 13 December, 2019 18:05
Looking forward to it, delighted to see the young tyros in the backs

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
corporalcarrot 13 December, 2019 20:53
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Monkey1
Bring your liver with you this time Carrot & I will buy you a pint.
(Sm128)
Cheers Mate my plane to Southampton just landed here in a F9 gale but should be good to go in the morning so after a couple of bumpy flights I look forward to a beer or two before the train down to Gatwick tomorrow night. The Jersey team left this morning and should be in Newcastle by now.


Don't kick it pick it up and GO FORWARD

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
maire88 14 December, 2019 00:54
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corporalcarrot
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Monkey1
Bring your liver with you this time Carrot & I will buy you a pint.
(Sm128)
Cheers Mate my plane to Southampton just landed here in a F9 gale but should be good to go in the morning so after a couple of bumpy flights I look forward to a beer or two before the train down to Gatwick tomorrow night. The Jersey team left this morning and should be in Newcastle by now.

May see you on the train CC- I’m on the train down to London tomorrow evening myself.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
stuart66 14 December, 2019 08:41
hope everybody at the match enjoys it.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
telfs123 14 December, 2019 15:35
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Monkey1

That's a strong looking team. Absolutely no disrespect to Jersey but we should win this one comfortably with such a strong team, so I will be turning up expecting to see a good performance from our lot. I imagine it will be another grinding first half to wear them down, seems to be the pattern at the moment.

We did the exact opposite! Encouraging 1st half and then poor 2nd half.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Falcona 14 December, 2019 16:30
thought when the subs came on we lost momentum and shape. Mind it was really cold sitting in the weststand. Glad to get home

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Monkey1 14 December, 2019 17:31
They seemed to go to sleep for 20 minutes after the first try, very strange. Then they woke in & banged in another 3 tries before half time.

Was there a team order to not kick the ball away in the second half? Apart from Joel's clearance from our line when he first came on, I don't think any of our lot kicked the ball for about half an hour, even running it from our own 22.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
dick g 15 December, 2019 07:53
The lads did what was needed without running risks of injuries or over tiredness which is important considering our next game against Ealing Travelagents is already looking like a season shaper.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
The Boyfriend 16 December, 2019 11:30
I don't know about the injury risk part dickg, did you see Radwan towards the end? Charged full on into two Reds, and drove them both back several metres, but then went down as a result. He seemed ok after a couple of minutes, but steady on lad, seeing as he was just back from injury..! Great commitment, mind.

Bloody hell it was cold though...the lower attendance removed the usual penguin effect in the South Stand so it was a bit of an endurance trial on Saturday!

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Monkey1 16 December, 2019 12:38
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The Boyfriend
I don't know about the injury risk part dickg, did you see Radwan towards the end? Charged full on into two Reds, and drove them both back several metres, but then went down as a result. He seemed ok after a couple of minutes, but steady on lad, seeing as he was just back from injury..! Great commitment, mind.

I thought the same at the time, there's your proof that he isn't ready for the big hits. When he got up however he just looked like he had been winded, which could happen to anybody, so I won't read too much into it.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Robs 16 December, 2019 18:02
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Monkey1
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The Boyfriend
I don't know about the injury risk part dickg, did you see Radwan towards the end? Charged full on into two Reds, and drove them both back several metres, but then went down as a result. He seemed ok after a couple of minutes, but steady on lad, seeing as he was just back from injury..! Great commitment, mind.

I thought the same at the time, there's your proof that he isn't ready for the big hits. When he got up however he just looked like he had been winded, which could happen to anybody, so I won't read too much into it.

You being sarcastic Monkey?
It was a fantastic bit of work by Radwan as they had an overlap
Not only did he smother the guy in possession but he roped in another Red and shunted them goodly backwards!!

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Monkey1 16 December, 2019 18:13
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Robs
You being sarcastic Monkey?

No. Why on earth would you think that?

He put in a massive shove then stayed down. Good effort I thought, but maybe got himself injured as a result. When he stayed down for some time I feared the worst, so maybe he can't take the big hits after all, but then it looked more like he just got winded, which can happen to anybody.

When he did shove those two players backwards, and kept shoving, and kept shoving, I think it finally shut up his critics.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Robs 16 December, 2019 18:26
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Monkey1
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Robs
You being sarcastic Monkey?

No. Why on earth would you think that?

He put in a massive shove then stayed down. Good effort I thought, but maybe got himself injured as a result. When he stayed down for some time I feared the worst, so maybe he can't take the big hits after all, but then it looked more like he just got winded, which can happen to anybody.

When he did shove those two players backwards, and kept shoving, and kept shoving, I think it finally shut up his critics.

"There's your proof that he isn't ready for the big hits"

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
aidanb 16 December, 2019 19:23
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Robs
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Monkey1
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Robs
You being sarcastic Monkey?

No. Why on earth would you think that?

He put in a massive shove then stayed down. Good effort I thought, but maybe got himself injured as a result. When he stayed down for some time I feared the worst, so maybe he can't take the big hits after all, but then it looked more like he just got winded, which can happen to anybody.

When he did shove those two players backwards, and kept shoving, and kept shoving, I think it finally shut up his critics.

"There's your proof that he isn't ready for the big hits"

I read that very differently from you

I read it where Monkey was saying that was his first thought and worries but when Adam stood up the “however” part came in and he was winded.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Robs 16 December, 2019 22:48
Fair enough Aidan
Think I just read it the wrong way!
No offence intended Monkey

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Jersey Reds 14 Dec Teams Up
Monkey1 17 December, 2019 08:23
No problem. I speed-read a lot of the time & come up with some corkers.


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