Don't think knee jerk reactions over Brown are helpful. They only real mistake so far is not insisting that Saints recruited a scrum half as a priority when he signed the contract last year. It's their clear weakness. However its difficult to say how much flexibility they had given they are overpaying average overseas players like Hohaia, Perry, Meli and Laffranchi, and substandard recruits like Turner. People are also quick to forget that Saints were just starting to hit form when they lost their two best players - Lomax and Roby to injury. They'll pick up in a month or two, and be towards the top end of SL by September.
I agree with a lot of what you say, though I do quite like Turner. He's never likely to be world class but he often looks pretty lively and daring and providing he's not being overpaid then he's a good enough option for one of the centre positions. I'd like to think that in the near future we could have an established backline of 1. Lomax, 2. Makinson, 3. Turner, 4. Percival, 5. Swift, though obviously that's going to be largely dependant on how some of those players kick on.
We have a fair few players off contract this year so Brown should have plenty of room for manoeuvre in reshaping the squad. I just hope we have the courage to make the necessary changes and don't take a safety first approach.
I'd love to think the return of Lomax and Roby will launch us up the league but it's hard not to have doubts after our recent form.
Edited by MrFussy, 20 April 2013 - 09:35 PM.