UK time is: 04:51:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Eastwood: Gower Is Better Than Robinson

Out of favour Wolves striker Freddy Eastwood has sung the praises of Swansea City new boy Mark Gower.

Eastwood who was Gower's team mate whist he was at Southend United has even revelled that he had tried to persuade Wolves manager Mick McCarthy to sign the former Barnet player. So highly regarded at Roots Hall , Gower was offered a lucrative two year contract with the Shrimpers but chose ambition over money to seal championship football.

This transfer window has seen Swansea lose one of the veterans of the side in Andy Robinson who joined league one outfit Leeds United in acrimonious circumstances. It came as a blow to the plans of Roberto Martinez of keeping the league one champions together. Despite this loss Eastwood believes that Gower is just as good if not better than the departed winger.

Signing for Tottenham Hotspur in 1996 the midfielder found it difficult to secure a place at White Hart Lane and had a loan spell at Motherwell before being sold to Barnet for 32,500 in 2001. Making 90 appearances for the Underhill Park club , Southend United came calling for Gower. For a bargain 25,000 fee the Edmonton born player made the move to Essex and whilst at Roots Hall notched up an impressive 203 appearances for the club. It was at the club that Eastwood saw Gower's abilities and the Welsh international is adamant this was the best move for the 29 year old.

Eastwood Told The WM:

"I remember coming up against Robinson when I was at Southend and he was a top player so I can understand if fans were upset to lose him - but in my mind Mark is just as good.He`s got great ability on the ball and I really enjoyed playing with him because he created so much for me and last couple of seasons he`s been banging goals in too, which any club would love.He is a brilliant buy, I`ve no doubt about that.Since I`ve been at Wolves I`ve been telling Mick McCarthy to have a look at him because I think he`s probably the best player Southend have got. He probably needs to make the step up now and move on and playing in the Championship with Swansea will be ideal for him"

I heard about it a few weeks ago and I was hoping it work out because in my mind it`s a good move for him and a great move for Swansea."


Darryl Duffy's is expected to complete a 100,000 move to Bristol Rovers within the the week.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 29 2008

Time: 10:33AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
You should sign Eastwood as well. He may play well with Gower.
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
Report Abuse
29/06/2008 11:31:00

I dont think we will though.
KevinE
Report Abuse
30/06/2008 19:30:00

We don't need Eastwood because we've signed Pintado,who could actuallt be better for less than a tenth of the price. I'd like to see Ched Evans come on a season long loan. He obviously doesn't fancy going to Cardiff ! Come on Tosh, get you're persuading hat on and send the boy down here .
Stevieg03
Report Abuse
01/07/2008 10:34:00

Eastwood found his level in league one in my opinion. He has not cut the mustard in the Championship at all.
Dean1
Report Abuse
05/07/2008 07:43:00

I wouldnt turn down Eastwood if he came to us.
welshboy78
Report Abuse
06/07/2008 22:33:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Jack Cork Would Be a Great Signing (Thursday January 29 2015)

Monk: I Don`t Want Another Striker (Saturday January 24 2015)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City (Saturday January 24 2015)

Swansea Injury Table + PL Comparisons (Friday January 23 2015)

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Phil W 45
2. eye_nose_hat 34
3. shearers boots 9
4. GThomas 4
5. jonno1 3
6. 1871_Biscuit 2
7. pments 1
8. keith margam 1
9. sussexswan 1
10. PencoedJack 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 0 - 5 Chelsea
Swansea 1 - 1 West Ham
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Swansea
Liverpool 4 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 0 Aston Villa
Hull City 0 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 10 36
8. Liverpool 22 10 5 7 4 35
9. Swansea 22 8 6 8 -4 30
10. Stoke 22 8 5 9 -4 29
11. Newcastle 22 7 6 9 -9 27
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23

Breaking League News

Swansea City Agree Fee For Southampton's Cork
Swansea : 29/01/2015 20:01:00
FA Youth Cup - Chelsea 6 Swansea 0
Chelsea : 29/01/2015 19:10:00
Allardyce Talks Liverpool (a)
West Ham : 29/01/2015 18:53:00
Mutch Departs For Palace
Q.P.R. : 29/01/2015 18:46:00
Ameobi Returns
Newcastle : 29/01/2015 17:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Southampton?
Suggested By:  
Southampton win 64%
Draw 15%
Swansea City win 21%