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alijk1989
06-05-06, 10:22 PM
Where will the great Aussie back rower be going now that Rob Andrew has let him go? Also where will Stuart Grimes and David Walder be going? I know they are not World Class Players but they can still put out good performances.

An Tarbh
06-05-06, 10:40 PM
Heard that he might be on his way to Leinster which would only be about 3 years too late but he wouldn't count as a foreigner so that might sway Cheika to give him one last hurrah.

SaintsFan_Webby
07-05-06, 09:15 AM
Owen Finnegan isn't really that "great".

The Newcastle fans nicknamed him 'Melon' at the start of the season.

This changed to 'Lemon' partway through the campaign.

Boy
07-05-06, 11:07 AM
He's been called 'Melon' for years.

Black-Monday
07-05-06, 11:25 AM
I think it is a bit Harsh on Dave Walder. He has carried the Falcons while 'Jonny' has been crocked, but now he has played a few games he's chucked. What will happen when he breaks down again. Oh yeah, bring in hins brother.(Is HE still there?)

BM

falconsfan
07-05-06, 11:43 AM
By judging by yesterdays performance Wilko is back to his best
I wouldn't expect anything else but silly comments from Sale fans
Take of your tinted glasses
Move over hodgson the master has returned big style :cheers: :cheers:
Dave Walder dug his own grave when he got subbed against irish in the erc challenge semi ,he just walked straight the pitch and sat in the stands in the huff and spoke to no-one on the bench when subbed
We are well rid of melon,free transfer up for grabs
Any takers???

The TRUTH
07-05-06, 11:48 AM
Melon has been his nickname forever and he was a "Great" player before he retired to NH rugby.

falconsfan
07-05-06, 12:04 PM
He came with a reputation as a good player but leaves with a reputation as a money grabber
i have seen dead snails play better rugby than him
If he showed the same attitude as Matt Burke (who has signed a new 2 year contract for the Falcons) he would have been okay

Black-Monday
07-05-06, 12:06 PM
I ain't so keen on TOO many SH imports. They just seem to be mercenaries. Take Justin Marshall. I had a bit of respect for him, just like I had for Mehrtens. However that quickly disappeared when he left them! Gypo.

BM

Boy
07-05-06, 11:39 PM
Don't really see why this needs a thread of its own. All Falcons releases have already been mentioned in the Transfers thread.

187
08-05-06, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by The TRUTH!!@May 7 2006, 10:48 PM
Melon has been his nickname forever and he was a "Great" player before he retired to NH rugby.
i don't think he was a "Great" player, he was a good player but not a "Great" player. Burke was a "great" player not finegan.
Kefu was the last "Great" loose forward australia had not counting George Smith..

robbinho
10-05-06, 10:54 AM
I've seen The Lemon play a few times up here, and, particularly against Bath, he was an bloody embarassment. Really gives hard-working ex-southern hemisphere internationals like Burke a bad name. He's either totally passed it, or doesn't care. Or both. Good riddance to him.

Ripper
10-05-06, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Black-Monday@May 7 2006, 11:06 PM
I ain't so keen on TOO many SH imports. They just seem to be mercenaries. Take Justin Marshall. I had a bit of respect for him, just like I had for Mehrtens. However that quickly disappeared when he left them! Gypo.

BM
Once again I ask.

Why do you think New Zealanders go overseas at the end of their carrers?

Bullitt
11-05-06, 12:11 AM
Because they can't play for the All Blacks when their not centrally contracted may me a point.

Especially when you consider Reihana would rip the **** out of Muliaina.

Ripper
11-05-06, 12:34 AM
lol, Reihana is a hack.

The only reason you dumbarses have a hard on for him is because he carves up your so called "tougher" leagues.

If New Zealand could offer the same sort of coin the English and French clubs could I would say at least 70% of players would stay in New Zealand.

toothpick
11-05-06, 09:14 AM
Bring Burkey and Finegan back to the SH. Give the force Owen for some 'ardness and Burkey anywhere.

SaintsFan_Webby
11-05-06, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Ripper@May 11 2006, 12:34 AM
lol, Reihana is a hack.
Serious question - have you actually watched him play in recent seasons?

Bullitt
11-05-06, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by Ripper@May 10 2006, 11:34 PM
If New Zealand could offer the same sort of coin the English and French clubs could I would say at least 70% of players would stay in New Zealand.
Doubt it, the NZ teams are full of Fijians.

Ripper
11-05-06, 08:58 PM
I would hardly call 2 Players of Fijian descent (One who came here when he was 5 (Rocokoko) and the Other (Sivivatu) wasn't wanted by Fiji until the AB's became interested) making our team "Full of Fijians."

Does that mean that the 2003 English Team was "full of South Africans" because of Abbot and Mike Catt?

Black-Monday
11-05-06, 09:00 PM
I find it funny how english always neglect the fact that half our international cricket and rugby teams aren't strictly english.

It annoys me somewhat, imagine some foreigner wearing your england jersey if you were up to that level.

BM

Boy
12-05-06, 09:32 AM
They are all English. Everyone is. That's the thing with having the single greatest empire the world has ever seen.

esoj
17-05-06, 01:53 AM
this seems like a good thread to add this.

cardiff blues are in talks with ben blair advance stages

from tvnz http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/715481

edinburgh_gunner
17-05-06, 07:29 AM
People think Grimes may be a good option for the Gunners, with Ally Kellock departing for the land of poverty, Glasgow.

alijk1989
19-05-06, 12:59 PM
Glasgow is not a land of poverty :P Least not the bit I live in. Grimes would be a good signing for the Gunners I reckon.

stevemagoo
23-05-06, 02:07 PM
They should start calling Leinster Leinswick!!