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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by Robespierre » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:30 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:55 pm

I see nothing from the Falcons that should concern us
Unlike last season!
I admire your optimism regarding the bp! I reckon Tigers will win, but doubt if they'll score four tries.
Should be close with Tigers shading it by 5 or 6.
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by voice of the crumbie » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:37 pm

Robespierre wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:55 pm

I see nothing from the Falcons that should concern us
Unlike last season!
I admire your optimism regarding the bp! I reckon Tigers will win, but doubt if they'll score four tries.
Should be close with Tigers shading it by 5 or 6.
I'll take any type of win as long as the performance improves signifcantly from last week. I want to see evidence of a coherent game plan that the players can and do follow and a vast improvement in the line out, defence, breakdown, ball retention, discipline, passing, catching, kicking and chasing. In fact just do the basics correctly and I believe we have the players to win this.

Incidentally does anyone have any update on Spencer's injury and the availability of Kitchener and Thompson?
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by trendylfj » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:24 am

I just hope that the team he picks for this and every game is based on performance and not on reputation.
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by BFG » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:36 am

trendylfj wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:24 am
I just hope that the team he picks for this and every game is based on performance and not on reputation.
This hinders Leicester more than anything!

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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by Chobbsy » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:48 am

BFG wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:36 am
trendylfj wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:24 am
I just hope that the team he picks for this and every game is based on performance and not on reputation.
This hinders Leicester more than anything!
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:59 am

Leicester Tigers (v Newcastle Falcons, Welford Road, Saturday 3.00pm)

15 Telusa Veainu

14 Adam Thompstone

13 Manu Tuilagi

12 Kyle Eastmond

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford

9 Ben Youngs

1 Greg Bateman

2 Tom Youngs (c)

3 Dan Cole

4 Mike Williams

5 Will Spencer

6 David Denton

7 Brendon O’Connor

8 Sione Kalamafoni

Replacements

16 Jimmy Stevens

17 Campese Ma’afu

18 David Feao

19 Harry Wells

20 Guy Thompson

21 Sam Harrison

22 Tom Hardwick

23 Jordan Olowofela


Murphy already showing a bit more faith in the youngsters on the bench?

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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by Brianf » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:01 pm

Newcastle Falcons team to play Leicester Tigers

15 Simon Hammersley

14 Vereniki Goneva

13 Chris Harris

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Sinoti Sinoti

10 Toby Flood

9 Sonatane Takulua

1 Sami Mavinga

2 George McGuigan

3 Logovi'i Mulipola

4 Calum Green

5 Will Witty

6 Mark Wilson

7 Will Welch (captain)

8 Callum Chick

Replacements

16 Santiago Socino

17 Adam Brocklebank

18 Jack Payne

19 Tevita Cavubati

20 Gary Graham

21 Sam Stuart

22 Joel Hodgson

23 Alex Tait

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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by strawclearer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:05 pm

Good to see Spencer start and Guy Thompson involved. Is Holmes injured or not preferred? Greg Bateman vs Logo should be fun!
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:08 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Good to see Spencer start and Guy Thompson involved. Is Holmes injured or not preferred? Greg Bateman vs Logo should be fun!
He played in the A league on Monday so I don't think he's injured

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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:10 pm

Yes a good side that should win!!

It's a mystery to me why MOC and now GM seem to prefer Thompstone to Holmes (unless he's injured).

Reminds me a bit of Cockers preference for Jordan Crane over TTTE; rumours were that Jordan spent a lot of time washing Cockers car, I wonder if the same applies to AT? I think we should be told!! :smt002
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by RagingBull » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:26 pm

TBF Thompstone is reliable.
smaller pitch so speed won't be that much a thing for him.

Also understandable why Murphy wouldn't want to change too much in his first game in charge.

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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by Soggypitch » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:31 pm

RagingBull wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:26 pm
TBF Thompstone is reliable.
smaller pitch so speed won't be that much a thing for him.

Also understandable why Murphy wouldn't want to change too much in his first game in charge.
Thompstone is a good player who's been a loyal servant. But IMO Holmes is a more natural try scorer, runs better supporting lines, chases kicks better, defends well and looks for work similar to May.

But what do I know compared to Geordie!
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by WhitecapTiger » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:32 pm

Time to Walk the Walk.

And for us lot to get behind them with plenty of atmosphere on Saturday.

Both for 80 minutes :smt023
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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by TigerCam » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:36 pm

Soggypitch wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:10 pm
Yes a good side that should win!!

It's a mystery to me why MOC and now GM seem to prefer Thompstone to Holmes (unless he's injured).

Reminds me a bit of Cockers preference for Jordan Crane over TTTE; rumours were that Jordan spent a lot of time washing Cockers car, I wonder if the same applies to AT? I think we should be told!! :smt002
I would have Holmes in for Thompson, more speed and variety and just as reliable. TTTE didn't play to script - hence why he left unfortunately.

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Re: Tigers v Falcons

Post by RagingBull » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:40 pm

Soggypitch wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:31 pm
RagingBull wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:26 pm
TBF Thompstone is reliable.
smaller pitch so speed won't be that much a thing for him.

Also understandable why Murphy wouldn't want to change too much in his first game in charge.
Thompstone is a good player who's been a loyal servant. But IMO Holmes is a more natural try scorer, runs better supporting lines, chases kicks better, defends well and looks for work similar to May.

But what do I know compared to Geordie!
His defence can be iffy TBF at least it has in some of the A league games I've seen.
I would also say with Veainu and May try scoring isn't the biggest need.

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