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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2009 at 10:42
Originally posted by bringbackbuck bringbackbuck wrote:

I smell a smokescreen!

If only!

Straight from the horses mouth comes a quote from Mark Nelson, soon to go on the Fylde website and to local media with the announced team:

"It is a testament to our newly adopted policy of returning Fylde RFC to an organic Club that we are able to field a competitive team for the match against Hull. We make selection for Saturday's fixtures with twelve players we hoped would be on the rosta, unavailable for selection. Pre season training has been focused on developing our locally based players and re integrating a seamlessness within the Fylde teams, from the Colts to through the Vandals to the 1st XV. The chronic unavailability list for the first weekend of the season would, in previous seasons, have been catastrophic. However, we are able to field gutsy 1st to 5th xv ‘s for our matches. The work of Alan Holmes and Dave Wilks with the young players and Ian Cosh, with his invaluable contribution, has enabled John Greenwood and myself to get a squad to ride the storm. It is also a great opportunity for players like Martin Macareavey, Will Stover, Matt O Connor, James Smith, Tommy Banks and the returning Nick Cassidy to make their mark at national league level and we look to our senior players to lead by example and commitment in what will be a massive challenge against a hugely ambitious Hull outfit. Craig Aikman will captain the team and we will rely on his leadership qualities to see us through.”
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2009 at 10:44
[QUOTE=Axeman]From previous posts on here, I think people were offering McLoughlin about! He didnt get some good press previously!
 
8 seems a heck of a lot! Where are they going to come.
only one prop left,critchley,with turner  replacing,ince hooker,mcloughlin not been seen ,if loo in their dire state let him go says it all
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2009 at 10:44
Allan,
 
Kieron Brookes is exceptional of that there is no doubt. As in virtually all sports, raw pace is the commodity in shortest supply and Brookes is very quick indeed. I think all the other teams in N2N will be hoping he stays at Falcons for the season!
 
I have just seen your latest post Allan. Full marks to Fylde for being able to field 5 teams on Saturday despite the injury crisis. It bodes well for the rest of the season.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 12:12
Anybody from Fylde on here making the trip to the East Riding riviera tomorrow?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 12:20
Hi Big Man, yes there will be a few hardy souls braving the early Autumn deluge including me. I will be the one parading about with my camera just hoping to get some action shots that involve Fylde on the attack LOL See you tomorrow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 13:35

It sure is a deluge over here, im making the trip in the opposite direction and hoping for slighty better weather at Preston.  Saying that a bit of bad weather could make the game more interesting.

How are The Hoppers shaping up for this season?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 16:50
Hi BP Man, the forecast on the oh so reliable BBC web site is for heavy rain tomorrow for Preston but better weather for Hull. Hoppers will again be tough to beat at home as usual but have not been too active in the recruitment market - they have lost three good back rows though in Imoliek, Dockray and Waller.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 17:02
When we played Hoppers last year their best player was the scrum half who played at West Park before.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 17:16
Originally posted by bringbackbuck bringbackbuck wrote:

When we played Hoppers last year their best player was the scrum half who played at West Park before.

The indefatigable and talented pint sized Darren Wilson. Probably still their best player though not everyone's cup of tea.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 17:23
Yes, that's the man. It was indicated to us that he's quite interesting off the field!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 17:29
Originally posted by Axeman Axeman wrote:

Biff - Interesting, I thought Fylde might do well too.
 

Just doing the usual mooch in the morning and I see a young Kieron Brookes playing as Hooker for Newcastle falcons development XV v Tynedale.

 


 

Do you see him as a future hooker AL ? He seems awfully big to me to be one!


He's Playing tighthead according to the team sheet! How early in the morning was this 'mooch'?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 17:39
Originally posted by The Bear The Bear wrote:

Originally posted by Axeman Axeman wrote:

Biff - Interesting, I thought Fylde might do well too.
 

Just doing the usual mooch in the morning and I see a young Kieron Brookes playing as Hooker for Newcastle falcons development XV v Tynedale.

 


 

Do you see him as a future hooker AL ? He seems awfully big to me to be one!


He's Playing tighthead according to the team sheet! How early in the morning was this 'mooch'?

He started at 3 but switched to hooker at HT apparently.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 17:52
The Bear, my moooch was thorough as usual.

If you care to read the article, it says as my friend Sand says he swapped at half time, which made me ask Alan (and Sand) the two main Fylde contributors on here, their thoughts.

Also, Darren Wilson was the best 9 in the division last year by a mile. Closely followed by the Nuneaton Ginger flash, who toured with England Counties at the end of last season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 18:06
Originally posted by Axeman Axeman wrote:


Also, Darren Wilson was the best 9 in the division last year by a mile. Closely followed by the Nuneaton Ginger flash, who toured with England Counties at the end of last season.

I usually agree with you Axe - and Wilson is a very good player. But, as objective as I try to be, I have to say that at the Woodlands in April Craig Aikman made him look ordinary. Aikman is a greyhound, Wilson a terrier. Very different styles suiting different clubs, coaches and tactics.

Mind you, I agree that Nuneaton's Hugh Thomas is a very fine player too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 18:10
For Darren Wilson read Andy Gregory. Wilson is a real powerhouse of a player and I agree with Axeman's assessment of him.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 18:10
Ooooh Alan dont do it in Public!

He would be up there, a classy player is Aikman. I remember seeing him at Wharfale or somewhere....?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 18:17
Originally posted by Axeman Axeman wrote:

Ooooh Alan dont do it in Public!

He would be up there, a classy player is Aikman. I remember seeing him at Wharfale or somewhere....?

He was previously at Halifax and before that six seasons at 'Loo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2009 at 18:34

Yes Aikman was at Halifax, only played aginst him once,  but the four times I have played against Wilson he has been sensational. Surely he would be capable of playing higher? When we talked to officials from West Park last season they ahd some amazing tales about him. Isn't he Hoppers' skipper too?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2009 at 18:54
ones to watch maybe Arnold at Caldy after his hat trick today !
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