Interesting to see the OS lauding the virtues of taking 5 kids on the trip to Switzerland. There is the usual stuff about great opportunities but the truth of the matter is that, without them, we would struggle to put out a team!
I am sure we all hope that Olly Lee, Montano, George Moncur, Jordan Brown and Robert Hall look llike superstars in the making and play an important role as we conquer the n-Power this season, but there is this nagging worry that Sullivan and Gold will use them as an excuse for not bringing in experienced players. Let's face it, a Toblerone bar is a cheap form of bonus!
Or perhaps that is the right approach. Instead of bringing in clapped out yard dogs, perhaps we should factor in 2 seasons in the n-Power instead of one and aim to go back up with a team of young starlets and cash to burn on new recruits. How's this for a starting 11?
Stech: Spence, Tomkins, Faye, Brown; Barerra, Noble, Collison, Montano; Nolan (capt); Piquionne. Subs Lee, Boa, Hall, Stanislas, Sears, Hines, Reid, Boffin.
Should we be brave, say "fcuk it" and prove we are the Academy?