I'd like to see him do well, as he was very good for the Falcons at times, and it looked like he was ready to make the next step when he moved to Leicester.Joost wrote:Yep, looking forward to seeing what we can get out of Young. He had some superb games when he was at Newcastle. Stringer has actually been very good, much to my surprise, and he's more than merited being offered a new contract.geordie_6 wrote:Martin Roberts too, I believe.Crawford. wrote:Mickey Young I think.
Re: Eastmond, he's got some very nice skills, if you were going to use a commentator's cliche you'd call him a 'good footballer' ( ). However, I'm really not sure where he'd fit at international level; as we've seen with Alex Goode, having a few skills doesn't mean you can be a success in a position you lack some of the fundamentals for and I don't think Eastmond is a complete enough centre or wing to make the full side. Though this is the perfect tour to throw him in and see what he can add.
Bath seem to be set on him as a 12 for now, though with the number of new signings in the backs he could be moved again. Doubt it will be to 9 though.
To a certain extent, as long as Eastmond doesn't prevent 36 getting game time (i.e. in the international games) then I don't mind his inclusion. I just don't rate him terribly highly, as you say you can't really see where his position would be, and you've probably seen a lot more of him than the rest of us Joost.