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  1. Perata from fev wasnt true, hes gone to london broncos.
  2. 7 HRS NEWCASTLE THUNDER CONFIRM 2022 FULL-TIME STATUS Newcastle Thunder will embark on a new era in a month’s time when the club’s first full-time squad since 1999 assembles for pre-season. Having secured Betfred Championship rugby for 2022, the club are switching to a full-time environment for the new campaign with head coach Eamon O’Carroll eagerly awaiting the change. Coming from Catalans Dragons to take the Thunder reins at the start of the year, the previous part-time regime presented O’ Carroll with challenges that he is pleased that he will no longer have to face and has him looking forward to November 1. Reflecting on those challenges O'Carroll said: “The biggest shock was the lack of time you get with squad. We were training two times a week, working with players who were coming to training from full time jobs and also who were travelling over two hours to training, all of which had to be taken into account. “Having so little time together meant you had to prioritise what was most important in trying to make the team better. In a full-time environment, you get to cover most things but in part time you can’t, you have to choose. “Holding my hands up, I probably got that wrong at some points throughout the year, but that experience puts us into a great position going into full time. “As a coach, that experience of part-time has really made me appreciate what going full-time is going to allow us to do and will make us appreciate the time that we will get to spend together in terms of getting better and making sure we’re prepared.” Thunder gained a glimpse into how more contact time delivers improvements in performance earlier in the summer, as travelling players began to stay over in the north east, reducing their travelling burden and exposing them to life in the city for the first time. According to O'Carroll, this hybrid approach was a key ingredient in ensuring the club remained in the Betfred Championship and has played a big part in the immediate futures of some of the new-season squad. O Carroll added “Hybrid was brilliant short term and we had a positive response to it, within the first five weeks of doing it, we won four games. The biggest thing from it was being able to limit the amount of travel that players were doing and the amount of recover we were able to get into the team gave us the biggest gains. “We were also able get the lads out into the city and the region and show them around, so going to the beach to do recovery sessions for example I think has had a huge impact. The lads have seen what a great city it is and experience what it is about. “Some of the players who we are retaining for next season, who have experienced that have decided to move up here and buy houses and make the north east their home, so there’s a real buy in from the players as a result.” “Full time offers the opportunity to get better. We’re going to be able to provide an environment that is going to let the team make the most of the facilities we have. We’re also going to be able to do little things like giving feedback to get better, which really excites me.” Some of that excitement comes from the squad that Thunder are assembling for the new season, with signings and re-signings set to be announced in the coming weeks that O’Carroll credits the ambition of owner Semore Kurdi in bringing these players in. “Going full-time has allowed us to go a recruit a different kind of player than we might have done and has also allowed us to keep hold of players too. We’ve done really well in terms of our recruitment with a good balance to the team. “We have some youth, some experienced heads, some players who have come through adversity and are ready to cement themselves and be part of a club that they can feel like is theirs and some lads with real x-factor. “It’s a squad that will excite people when we start to announce them.”
  3. Newcastle Thunder will embark on a new era in a month’s time when the club’s first full-time squad since 1999 assembles for pre-season. Having secured Betfred Championship rugby for 2022, the club are switching to a full-time environment for the new campaign with head coach Eamon O’Carroll eagerly awaiting the change. Coming from Catalans Dragons to take the Thunder reins at the start of the year, the previous part-time regime presented O’ Carroll with challenges that he is pleased that he will no longer have to face and has him looking forward to November 1. Reflecting on those challenges O'Carroll said: “The biggest shock was the lack of time you get with squad. We were training two times a week, working with players who were coming to training from full time jobs and also who were travelling over two hours to training, all of which had to be taken into account. “Having so little time together meant you had to prioritise what was most important in trying to make the team better. In a full-time environment, you get to cover most things but in part time you can’t, you have to choose. “Holding my hands up, I probably got that wrong at some points throughout the year, but that experience puts us into a great position going into full time. “As a coach, that experience of part-time has really made me appreciate what going full-time is going to allow us to do and will make us appreciate the time that we will get to spend together in terms of getting better and making sure we’re prepared.” Thunder gained a glimpse into how more contact time delivers improvements in performance earlier in the summer, as travelling players began to stay over in the north east, reducing their travelling burden and exposing them to life in the city for the first time. According to O'Carroll, this hybrid approach was a key ingredient in ensuring the club remained in the Betfred Championship and has played a big part in the immediate futures of some of the new-season squad. O Carroll added “Hybrid was brilliant short term and we had a positive response to it, within the first five weeks of doing it, we won four games. The biggest thing from it was being able to limit the amount of travel that players were doing and the amount of recover we were able to get into the team gave us the biggest gains. “We were also able get the lads out into the city and the region and show them around, so going to the beach to do recovery sessions for example I think has had a huge impact. The lads have seen what a great city it is and experience what it is about. “Some of the players who we are retaining for next season, who have experienced that have decided to move up here and buy houses and make the north east their home, so there’s a real buy in from the players as a result.” “Full time offers the opportunity to get better. We’re going to be able to provide an environment that is going to let the team make the most of the facilities we have. We’re also going to be able to do little things like giving feedback to get better, which really excites me.” Some of that excitement comes from the squad that Thunder are assembling for the new season, with signings and re-signings set to be announced in the coming weeks that O’Carroll credits the ambition of owner Semore Kurdi in bringing these players in. “Going full-time has allowed us to go a recruit a different kind of player than we might have done and has also allowed us to keep hold of players too. We’ve done really well in terms of our recruitment with a good balance to the team. “We have some youth, some experienced heads, some players who have come through adversity and are ready to cement themselves and be part of a club that they can feel like is theirs and some lads with real x-factor. “It’s a squad that will excite people when we start to announce them.”
  4. If thats true id be over the moon with them 3 from you guys, also rumoured to be joining is bradford bulls hallas and foster from castleford.
  5. Would be a great signing for us that, top player, looking forward to seeing who we sign, anymore rumours for us? Haha.
  6. Objective was survival....objective achieved, cant wait for next season and see who we bring in, come on thunder!
  7. Main objective this season was survival, we have achieved that with some very good wins, now cant wait for next season and to see who we have signed, exciting times ahead going fulltime too, bring on 2022!
  8. Contracts we are offering?..do you know something we dont
  9. Correct, next season we will be full time.
  10. Hi pete, was about 30 of us haha, andy.
  11. Yes about 30+ not many though we made some noise, great hospitality too from the rams.
  12. We have announced our 18 man squad for sundays game.
  13. 13 JUL 2021 AWAY COACH ON FOR BATLEY BULLDOGS V NEWCASTLE THUNDER Newcastle Thunder will be running an away travel coach to the Betfred Championship game against Batley Bulldogs on July 25, allowing the Thunder Army to get behind the team at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. Departing Kingston Park Stadium at 12:00, places are available to book priced at £18 for adults and £10 for under 16s and can be purchased by clicking here Additional pick-up points en-route can be considered, with requests to be submitted by emailing jordan.robinson@newcastle-thunder.co.uk Travelling aboard a modern, executive coach provided by the club’s official partner Howard Snaith Coaches, fans will travel directly to the Bulldogs’ ground. With vocal backing at the last away game urging Thunder on to a 26-28 win over York City Knights, the club will hope another strong contingent will choose to travel to another important match.
  14. A win is a win, we did also miss 4 conversions so thats another 8 possible points we didnt get, though as i say a win is a win.
  15. thanks Bullmania, got my fingers crossed that when we play you guys away on the 17th may we can attend, away fans i mean, would be great to be their for that game, fingers crossed.
  16. look forward to visiting your ground when we play you guys away, been a while since i was their watching batley v thunder.
  17. yes great win v sheffield, bring on batley tomorrow, another tough game, come on thunder!
  18. looking forward to our game v batley, will be another tough game as all games in this league are, though im so happy we are here playing against these top sides, would be great to build on last weeks win over sheffield, come on thunder!!
  19. looking forward to watching our match v whitehaven, great second half comeback last time out to draw 30-30 with widnes, come on thunder!!
  20. squad looking very good pete, come on thunder!
  21. come on thunder!! yes gents its andy haha
  22. look forward to seeing the thunder in action even though it will only be watching the online stream, signed alot of new players, looking forward to seeing how we play, come on thunder!
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