Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards absolves Juan Pablo Socino of blame for Sunday's 20-18 defeat by London Irish.
Newcastle go 18 Premiership games without a win after Juan Socino fails to convert a late try against London Irish.
A second-half hat-trick from Fiji winger Vereniki Goneva eases Leicester to a comfortable win over Newcastle.
BBC Sport presents an extensive team-by-team guide for the 2014-15 Premiership campaign.
Falcons winger Zach Kibirige feels optimistic ahead of the forthcoming Premiership season and his comeback from injury.
Recently-retired Carlo Del Fava believes Italian lock Josh Furno will be a "good asset" for the Newcastle Falcons.
Premiership side Newcastle Falcons sign Samoa international lock Kane Thompson for the 2014-15 season.
Newcastle Falcons will have a 3G artificial playing surface in place at Kingston Park for the 2014-15 season.
Northampton Saints will start the defence of their Premiership title at home to Gloucester on Friday, 5 September.
Will Welch believes Newcastle have the right structure but need to show ambition to avoid another Premiership struggle.
Newcastle Falcons sign Uili Kolo'ofai from US Colomiers on a two-year deal, but Semisi Taulava's move is off.
Newcastle Falcons loose-head prop Grant Shiells is to join Premiership rivals Bath for next season.
Newcastle coach Calum MacRae will leave to take charge of Scotland's Sevens squad after the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Premiership champions Northampton Saints sign scrum-half Joel Hodgson from league rivals Newcastle Falcons.
Newcastle Falcons back-rower Chris York signs an extension to his contract, although the terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Newcastle Rugby Limited, owned by Falcons rugby union chairman Semore Kurdi, takes over rugby league side Gateshead Thunder.
Newcastle Falcons centre Alex Crockett retires after a 13-year professional rugby career.
Newcastle Falcons sign Italy lock Josh Furno from French side Biarritz, who have been relegated from the Top 14.
Newcastle replace outgoing head coach Peter Russell with John Wells, while Dave Walder comes in as attack coach.
Director of rugby Dean Richards suggests a change of style for Newcastle Falcons after surviving in the Premiership this season.