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Chris Ashton
Posted by: HonkyTonk (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 08:20

Not sure how true this is, just read on the Newcastle site that Jim Hamilton has said it is between Quins and Falcons for him. We don't need another winger do we??

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Samquin (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 08:55

Sale and Bristol both interested in Ashton

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Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: PickledPelican (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 10:00

2 years left on his contract, according to Toulon RC.
And he's asked the club for a contract extension apparently!!

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Cookie (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 10:16

Thought I read somewhere he wanted a crack at going to the World Cup.

We're not good enough to say we don't need someone of his calibre. And he's been playing most of the season at 15. I'd take him all day long.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: ChipsteadQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 10:21

Quote:
HonkyTonk
Not sure how true this is, just read on the Newcastle site that Jim Hamilton has said it is between Quins and Falcons for him. We don't need another winger do we??

Cant imagine any coach turning down the opportunity to have someone of Ashtons ability in his team .

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: blucherquin (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 10:30

When he was interviewed at the BaBaas game he effectively said "come and get me".

Jones said he couldn't think about it until he was eligible.

I'd take Ashton for a season -- assuming he'd lower his wage to come back for 12 months and roll the dice for a spot on the plane to Japan. If he makes it into the England squad you'd still get a few key performances that could change a season.

That said, if we're as bad as last year, he'd make no difference because we create nothing.

And with Robshaw looking like he needs time away from rugby to rediscover his mojo I'm a little anxious...

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: HonkyTonk (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 10:52

I would take him, of course. Problem is a) do we have the money/space b)if we do have the money are there other areas that we are more needy.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: blucherquin (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 11:27

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HonkyTonk
I would take him, of course. Problem is a) do we have the money/space b)if we do have the money are there other areas that we are more needy.

Yes that too.

We need a 2 (Elia may well be the man but hes young so we need someone experience for 2 seasons)

We need a second row - unless Merrick is going to get back to his young form

We need a 9. I mean we really do.

Wing actually could be good for us this year - Earle, Visser, Walker, Alofa, Ibitoye...

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: HonkyTonk (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 11:49

Pretty much my thinking also. Even if he came in to cover FB we have Brown, R Chisholm, Morris. Even Swiel.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Cookie (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 14:12

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HonkyTonk
Pretty much my thinking also. Even if he came in to cover FB we have Brown, R Chisholm, Morris. Even Swiel.

And hes better than all of them.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Dave L (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 14:18

Ashton would be a great addition for pretty much any team in the premiership. Bet hell end up at Man Bristol bears though.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: blucherquin (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 14:38

Quote:
Cookie
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HonkyTonk
Pretty much my thinking also. Even if he came in to cover FB we have Brown, R Chisholm, Morris. Even Swiel.

And hes better than all of them.

Ashton at 15? No thanks.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Banstead Quin (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 15:30

Don’t need another mercenary with only his best interests at heart, I’d rather give Ibitoye game time and let him develop his game to more than just speed.

Also echo the point above about our inability to create space and deliver the final pass, as we saw with Yarde. But I also concede that Ashton isn’t as lazy as Yarde and will generate his own scoring opportunities.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Rocker (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 16:45

Yes, Ashton is a fantastically talented player. But I don't think he'd add much to our "team". He is very different to any of our other wings. I'd say concentrate on lock and 9 frankly.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: DOK. (IP Logged)
Date: 16 June, 2018 23:33

I think when other overseas players have been mooted in the press, the deal is if you have to buy out their contract then it comes under the salary cap.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Scaramouche (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 10:03

I think Ashton is an energy sapper. Don't like the man much.



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Dave L (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 11:11

Quote:
Scaramouche
I think Ashton is an energy sapper. Don't like the man much.

What makes you say that out of interest? If he was, Im surprised he lasted so long at sarries.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Jammy Git (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 11:39

Quote:
blucherquin
Quote:
Cookie
Quote:
HonkyTonk
Pretty much my thinking also. Even if he came in to cover FB we have Brown, R Chisholm, Morris. Even Swiel.

And hes better than all of them.

Ashton at 15? No thanks.

It's where he started in Union and where he's shone for Toulon. I might think he's a bit flawed for international rugby but he's better than the vast majority of our options and it's not even close.



O Fortuna, velut luna statu variabilis,
semper crescis aut decrescis

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: Scaramouche (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 13:53

Quote:
Dave L
Quote:
Scaramouche
I think Ashton is an energy sapper. Don't like the man much.

What makes you say that out of interest? If he was, Im surprised he lasted so long at sarries.

Just an impression formed watching interviews with him and teammates and managers and that ashsplat and that Tuilangi hair pulling, nothing concrete...



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

Re: Chris Ashton
Posted by: blucherquin (IP Logged)
Date: 17 June, 2018 13:59

Quote:
Scaramouche
Quote:
Dave L
Quote:
Scaramouche
I think Ashton is an energy sapper. Don't like the man much.

What makes you say that out of interest? If he was, Im surprised he lasted so long at sarries.

Just an impression formed watching interviews with him and teammates and managers and that ashsplat and that Tuilangi hair pulling, nothing concrete...

Must say I loved to hate him when he played for Sarries - but thats his playing persona and its good to have players like that.

I assumed he was actually like that but having heard him on the pod with Ugo and on tv for BaBaas, he seems to be a really good lad.

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