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Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Discussion started by FalconsRugby.org.uk , 14 February, 2020 12:28
Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
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Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
ed.up.north 14 February, 2020 13:28
Really pleased to see Connon hold on to the 10 shirt. I'll be interested to see how JW goes at outside centre, it'll be a different kind of game than what we're used to with Flood as a second distributor. Good also to see Stevenson back in the 23. Peterson and Robinson is a great pairing, assuming we go up that has to be our no1 second row combo.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
matt1il 14 February, 2020 16:43
Have I missed something on Joel being injured?

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
markismith50 14 February, 2020 17:52
Joel was 24th man last weekend

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Wensleydale Falcon 14 February, 2020 19:06
It must near impossible to keep all the players happy with game time throughout the season.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
matt1il 14 February, 2020 19:24
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markismith50
Joel was 24th man last weekend

Ok, Common must be playing/training well to keep him out! Hopefully he can kick on over the next few months to prep for next season

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
NorfolkFalcon 14 February, 2020 20:45
Itís good that we are now getting consistency in selection and this is starting to translate on the field.

Pirates will be a tough test. Looking forward to watch it on the box.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
BedfordFalcon 15 February, 2020 10:23
Do we think the match will be played? Are the pirates already up here? If not travelling today is going to be perilous.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/02/2020 10:25 by BedfordFalcon.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
markismith50 15 February, 2020 10:26
Yeah, itíll be fine.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
BedfordFalcon 15 February, 2020 10:47
Thanks Mark. Was a bit worried I might have had to go shopping instead!

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
markismith50 15 February, 2020 10:57
Forecast is windy, but doesnít seem to be anything weíre not used to. Of course if anything changes weíll communicate via club channels, but thereís no suggestion it will.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 15 February, 2020 12:45
Thatís the benefit of a 4G pitch
A few years back I would be worried about the state of the pitch but not anymore
Really looking forward to the game after missing Ampthill although the weather may be a leveller on the day
Team looks strong. Pack looks strong with impact off the bench as well

Pirates have a good fly half, Alvarez, Iíll be interested to see how he goes. Our line speed to close his space will need to be on it

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Leipziger 16 February, 2020 12:15
Good to hear the game should be on. I was going to come over but not driving in this crazy wind and after the heavy rain yesterday. Stay safe and enjoy the game everyone!

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
NorfolkFalcon 16 February, 2020 15:46
An absolute joy to watch so far. Just pure domination.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
telfs123 16 February, 2020 15:52
Best half of the season by far. Pirates cannot live with our pace.

And the Mulipola through the legs is among the greatest things Iíve ever seen.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
ed.up.north 16 February, 2020 16:59
My proudest day as a Falcons fan since we beat Montpellier at home last season. A monumental performance from every single player. My personal highlights were Peterson, Takulua, Williams, Arscott, and most of all Connon who I thought had a real shout for player of the match. What a performance.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
BedfordFalcon 16 February, 2020 17:17
Great performance. Amongst many good things I thought flood looked great at inside centre. Really good game vision

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Osric 16 February, 2020 17:31
Great performance. Thought Williams was immense in defence

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
aidanb 16 February, 2020 17:37
Peterson in the forwards
Williams or Arscott in the backs

The rest were very good but one of those three was my man of the match.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
telfs123 16 February, 2020 17:44
Best performance of the season. Intensity dropped a bit in the last 25, but being up 33-0 will do that to you. First half was excellent, Pirates had no clue how to defend anything we did, and couldn't get anything going in attack.

Connon has to keep the 10 shirt now, we look so much faster with him playing, and with Williams and Wacokecoke filling 12-13 we'll finally be able to play at a high pace. Arscott was excellent, him and Hodge sharing 15 for the rest of the season will be fun.

Only quibble would be replacement 9. I know it was last minute, but would rather see N-K or Pascoe given 20 minutes than Hodgson.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
aidanb 16 February, 2020 17:54
That was a bitter cold day out there and the match was on tv

So it was great to see 6300 people there.

Well done to all who worked hard to get that crowd out and well done to all who braved the cold.

I was never more grateful for a hot car on the way home.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
trummy200 16 February, 2020 19:06
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telfs123
Best performance of the season. Intensity dropped a bit in the last 25, but being up 33-0 will do that to you. First half was excellent, Pirates had no clue how to defend anything we did, and couldn't get anything going in attack.
Connon has to keep the 10 shirt now, we look so much faster with him playing, and with Williams and Wacokecoke filling 12-13 we'll finally be able to play at a high pace. Arscott was excellent, him and Hodge sharing 15 for the rest of the season will be fun.

Only quibble would be replacement 9. I know it was last minute, but would rather see N-K or Pascoe given 20 minutes than Hodgson.

You don't like him do you

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
alas 16 February, 2020 19:07
Good performance, especially the point a minute opening quarter which was virtually error free despite the windy conditions.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
dick g 16 February, 2020 20:00
Best performance in front of the biggest crowd. My only moan was about the time the PA invited us to walk 500 miles with the Proclaimers instead of the usual suggestion that we gan alang the Scotswood Road. We are Geordies not Jocks.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
telfs123 16 February, 2020 20:05
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telfs123
Best performance of the season. Intensity dropped a bit in the last 25, but being up 33-0 will do that to you. First half was excellent, Pirates had no clue how to defend anything we did, and couldn't get anything going in attack.
Connon has to keep the 10 shirt now, we look so much faster with him playing, and with Williams and Wacokecoke filling 12-13 we'll finally be able to play at a high pace. Arscott was excellent, him and Hodge sharing 15 for the rest of the season will be fun.

Only quibble would be replacement 9. I know it was last minute, but would rather see N-K or Pascoe given 20 minutes than Hodgson.

You don't like him do you


Don't like who? Hodgson? I've called for him to play 10 all season (although happy to be proven wrong with Connon's recent excellent performances). I just think someone who is actually the future of the scrum half position at the club should be getting some game time at scrum half...

Forgive me for such novel thinking.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
matt1il 16 February, 2020 20:06
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telfs123
Best performance of the season. Intensity dropped a bit in the last 25, but being up 33-0 will do that to you. First half was excellent, Pirates had no clue how to defend anything we did, and couldn't get anything going in attack.
Connon has to keep the 10 shirt now, we look so much faster with him playing, and with Williams and Wacokecoke filling 12-13 we'll finally be able to play at a high pace. Arscott was excellent, him and Hodge sharing 15 for the rest of the season will be fun.

Only quibble would be replacement 9. I know it was last minute, but would rather see N-K or Pascoe given 20 minutes than Hodgson.

Tbf Takalua was the replacement 9, but Young dropped out and Hodgson was 24th man so not much choice there

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 16 February, 2020 20:13
A solid performance
A very good win

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Marco19819 16 February, 2020 21:20
Excellent win indeed in front of a fantastic crowd. I like connon a lot.

Radwan a joy. Williams, can he stay fit, is as good a centre as you will find and Arscott played really well too. Robinson is a fantastic lock and we can field big nuggets horrible back row forwards with regularity.

Ah you the ideal impact sub and I think blamire will be a big player for the club in the future.

My only issue was that the scrum went down the pipe when trevor came on. I REALLY love Trevor though.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Barry555 16 February, 2020 22:15
Much better performance today. Pretty dominant and consistent.

Radwan class. Connon mature. Williams looks back to his best.

I have to say Arscott was immense. One or two iffy decisions running it back from the backfield but even then he was still making yards. If youíd have said at the end of last season heíd be our most consistent performer Iíd have laughed in your face after his woeful performances last year. Credit to him for knuckling down and grafting. Heís having a great season!

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
ed.up.north 17 February, 2020 08:10
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Barry555
Much better performance today. Pretty dominant and consistent.
Radwan class. Connon mature. Williams looks back to his best.

I have to say Arscott was immense. One or two iffy decisions running it back from the backfield but even then he was still making yards. If youíd have said at the end of last season heíd be our most consistent performer Iíd have laughed in your face after his woeful performances last year. Credit to him for knuckling down and grafting. Heís having a great season!

I agree. I give him a bit of a hard time but only because I think heís a more natural winger than a fullback. However he was absolutely superb yesterday, a potent attacking threat and to his credit, he looked good defensively as well.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
AFalcon24 17 February, 2020 08:23
Sounds like a great performance.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
steve1888 17 February, 2020 08:26
I alwyas thought Hodgson was a better 9 than 10 anyway.

Arscott was MOTM for me , back to his best on that performance. Flood and Williams were good togther , Connon played well too and Takalua was lively also. Peterson had his best game but McGuigan was pick of the forwards IMO. Radwans 1st try showed he's more than just a speedster , he made a trick finish look easy.

Excellent team performance.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Bedlington Lad 17 February, 2020 08:44
Really enjoyable game, especially the first twenty minutes, the guys looked unstoppable. I think Arscott has developed as a player since he joined the club, I thought he had a great game yesterday.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 17 February, 2020 09:09
I have watched the game back last night & this morning and that was by far our best performance of the season, especially in the first half
Arscott and Takalua were very good
Peterson seems to have settled in now and had another good game as did McGuigan
The scrum & line out worked well the majority of the time

Did anyone else notice the building site type containers in the south east corner? Any idea why they are there?

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
aidanb 17 February, 2020 09:49
Arscott had a very good game yesterday.

He has played like that for a while now.

In comparison to the Hammer his defence is better and in attack he doesn't run down as many blind alleys as the Hammer did.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
markismith50 17 February, 2020 10:05
FD, the containers are intended to be used as classrooms for some of our college students.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
trummy200 17 February, 2020 10:11
Telf- 'Don't like who? Hodgson? I've called for him to play 10 all season'

I appear to have confused you with someone else - I apologise for that.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 17 February, 2020 11:06
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markismith50
FD, the containers are intended to be used as classrooms for some of our college students.

Cheers Smithy

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
upwardonward 17 February, 2020 11:30
That was a top first half performance played with pace and quick ball. Everyone of them looked up for it. From a very solid pack, I was impressed with Robinson and Peterson who looked a good pairing. Welch who produced some very slick handling, along with Chick had excellent games too.
Radwan is the type of player who will put "bums on seats" and IMO his tackling and general all round physical game has matured with him. Was my MOM .
Connon I have criticised his kicking from hand but today he was first class not only from the tee, but from the hand.
Tane was also impressive and would be my first choice ,especially on the big games .His experience is invaluable.
The tackle of the match was from Rodney which was an absolute belter.I think he sent the guys gum shield to Belsay!
And the pass of the match was Mulipolas scoop backwards and between the legs.Now that was entertainment!
Second half was ok but lets just move on. 9 to go .
Upward and Onward.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
GeordieFalcon 17 February, 2020 13:10
Typical...one of the few games ive missed this season and they play like that.

Meh

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 17 February, 2020 14:35
I hope that isnít the last we have seen of Takalua in a falcons shirt
Reading between the lines on various social media accounts something is in the offing

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
ed.up.north 17 February, 2020 15:14
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Falc Dancer
I hope that isnít the last we have seen of Takalua in a falcons shirt
Reading between the lines on various social media accounts something is in the offing

I picked up a reference to the same thing this morning on Facebook but I'm confused because I understood he is only half way through a four year contract?

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 17 February, 2020 15:36
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ed.up.north
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Falc Dancer
I hope that isnít the last we have seen of Takalua in a falcons shirt
Reading between the lines on various social media accounts something is in the offing

I picked up a reference to the same thing this morning on Facebook but I'm confused because I understood he is only half way through a four year contract?

I heard the rumour about two weeks ago but it seems to have been confirmed on social media
I thought he was under contract as well
I really rate him, disappointing if itís true

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
GeordieFalcon 17 February, 2020 15:49
Are you suggesting this is something...with immediate effect ?

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
ed.up.north 17 February, 2020 15:49
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Falc Dancer
Quote:
ed.up.north
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Falc Dancer
I hope that isnít the last we have seen of Takalua in a falcons shirt
Reading between the lines on various social media accounts something is in the offing

I picked up a reference to the same thing this morning on Facebook but I'm confused because I understood he is only half way through a four year contract?

I heard the rumour about two weeks ago but it seems to have been confirmed on social media
I thought he was under contract as well
I really rate him, disappointing if itís true

It would be a huge blow, he is one of the strongest players in our squad and in my view would be the linchpin of a Premiership campaign. Hopefully this is one of the rumours that has no substance.

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
RiponFalcon 17 February, 2020 15:53
Signed new 4 year contract in August 2017 so definitely contracted for next year
Would be sorry to see him go buy an immediate departure would leave us very short at 9

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 17 February, 2020 16:08
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GeordieFalcon
Are you suggesting this is something...with immediate effect ?

I donít know. The club will announce something when thereís something concrete but it seems something is happening

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
aidanb 17 February, 2020 16:11
where are these socials you are talking about

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
Falc Dancer 17 February, 2020 16:23
Mainly instagram but Ed said he saw something on Facebook. The stuff on instagram seems absolute concrete

Re: Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates 16 FEB - Teams Up
GeordieFalcon 17 February, 2020 16:30
Ah well...if there is something lets hope the club give us the info.

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