Thursday, 19 January 2012

Ash Cash

News that England winger Chris Ashton is moving from the Saints to Saracens for mega-bucks is hardly a surprise. Nor, quite frankly, is the news of his omission from this weekend’s Heineken Cup match against Munster and apparent bust-up with Saints' coach Jim Mallinder.

It may just be a public perception thing, but once again Ashton, not that long ago English rugby’s next big thing, is doing an excellent job of coming across as a complete WAZZOCK.

In Ashton’s Twitter announcement he claims that the rest of the season is “all about Saints.” I do wonder whether it has ever been about Saints. The impression Ashton gives is that it’s always been about Ashton.

Jim Mallinder has clearly had enough. The question is, has Stuart Lancaster?


Von said...

Things is he's still a class player though isn't he? His awareness and knack of appearing on ball-carriers' shoulders are superior to his competitors.

Having said that, I'm sure people like Strettle, Sharples, May and many others could all do a good job for England. I'd also add, in hushed tone for fear of tempting fate, Simpson-Daniel has been back to his awesome best of late and does not appear to have fallen apart for a good while - obviously not one for the future but I'd love to see him have another go in an England shirt.

tinlegs said...

Simpson-Daniel in an England shirt; good thinking! Seems to be doing the business week in week out in the premiership but he must be wearing Harry's cloak of invisibility as far as the powers that be are concerned.

nrl weekly said...

so true - ashton comes across as a complete tool

nrl weekly said...

so true - ashton comes across as a complete tool