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Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Old Hob » Tue May 09, 2017 10:08 pm

Toby Flood confirmed as going to Newcastle Falcons.
Reference: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/natio ... Newcastle/
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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by GETHIN EXILE » Wed May 10, 2017 7:53 am

I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford

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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by champanzie » Wed May 10, 2017 8:33 am

GETHIN EXILE wrote:I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford
Please tell me you are not being serious with this statement... Have you seen him play in the Top 14 this year??
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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Bunchy » Wed May 10, 2017 8:38 am

GETHIN EXILE wrote:I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford
Really??????? Everyone is entitled to their opinion I guess....

Flood was approached but does not want to play second fiddle to anybody
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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Roly » Wed May 10, 2017 8:42 am

GETHIN EXILE wrote:I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford
No he isn't. Simple fact.
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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Maidman » Wed May 10, 2017 8:48 am

Roly wrote:
GETHIN EXILE wrote:I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford
No he isn't. Simple fact.
I really like Toby, and I think he was great for us, but I think he may be past his best. Whilst circumstances may not have been the best, I don't think he has done that well in France, and I think it would be risk to have him back at Tigers. I wish him well though, except when he plays Tigers and then I hope he bombs! :smt039

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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by JackFlashJonny » Wed May 10, 2017 10:30 am

Will be very interesting to see how he goes up in Newcastle..glad to have him back in the Prem it seemed he never quite settled into the Toulouse set up..I mean what kind of team would play Jean Marc Doussain ahead of both Flood and McAlister fly half :smt017

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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Chobbsy » Wed May 10, 2017 12:11 pm

champanzie wrote:
GETHIN EXILE wrote:I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford
Please tell me you are not being serious with this statement... Have you seen him play in the Top 14 this year??
I would have liked him to come back to us also. He would make a great back up to Ford.
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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Iain » Wed May 10, 2017 1:35 pm

Flood is going to Falcons on a fair whack of money - far more than we would have been sensible or perhaps even able to pay for a back up 10.

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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by sam16111986 » Wed May 10, 2017 1:57 pm

GETHIN EXILE wrote:I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford
I suspect that we could pay for Joe Ford twice before covering Flood's wages. I also think you are massively underestimating the England first choice flyhalf George Ford.

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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Noddy555 » Wed May 10, 2017 3:12 pm

If Falcons recruit many more ex Tigers will they have to change their name to the Cubs? More like the Geriatrics.

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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by kpj tiger » Wed May 10, 2017 3:17 pm

Noddy555 wrote:If Falcons recruit many more ex Tigers will they have to change their name to the Cubs? More like the Geriatrics.
6 ex Tigers in the ranks next season? Toby Flood, Callum Green, Micky Young, Opeti Fonua, Niki Goneva and Maxime Mermoz

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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Robespierre » Wed May 10, 2017 9:15 pm

champanzie wrote:
GETHIN EXILE wrote:I wish we had brought him back instead of signing Joe Ford, would have put real pressure on George Ford to perform as I think Toby is still a better player than Ford
Please tell me you are not being serious with this statement... Have you seen him play in the Top 14 this year??
Yes, I have. Have you?
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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by tigercaspian » Thu May 11, 2017 6:45 am

kpj tiger wrote:
Noddy555 wrote:If Falcons recruit many more ex Tigers will they have to change their name to the Cubs? More like the Geriatrics.
6 ex Tigers in the ranks next season? Toby Flood, Callum Green, Micky Young, Opeti Fonua, Niki Goneva and Maxime Mermoz
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Re: Toby Flood to Falcons

Post by Robespierre » Thu May 11, 2017 8:14 am

JackFlashJonny wrote:.....it seemed he never quite settled into the Toulouse set up..I mean what kind of team would play Jean Marc Doussain ahead of both Flood and McAlister fly half :smt017
J-M Doussain's form this season was poor, although he seemed to have been given more game time than anyone else. McAlister's (who is Toulon bound, to top up his pension) form too has been on the wain and he and Toby often played in the centre. There wasn't a regular goalkicker either, with the above mentioned and Bézy all taking penalties and conversions from time to time, so none of them had the opportunity to gain any confidence. "Jeu de mains - jeu de Toulousains", was the famous club motto for playing open running rugby, but that has disappeared and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, the backs coach was greatly to blame for this has since left the club.
If Toby gets around to writing his autobiography, there'll be some interesting reading about his views on his time in Toulouse!
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