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Can this bloke play in the centres? Or we would be wasting him there?
 
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Can this bloke play in the centres? Or we would be wasting him there?

I suggested this the other day. He might be "wasted" but really his path to regular first grade is reasonably blocked unless he adapts

Fullback - We have Kennedy, and if Kennedy goes down we have options of Hynes, Tracey to go there. Metcalf an option.
Halves - He's behind Hynes, Moylan, Trindall
Bench utility - Tracey might take that spot, or maybe Watson if we sign him. Perhaps Brailey if McInnes starts at hooker.

He's fast as ****, can handle the defensive work, a better ball player than Tracey imo. So if we can make Tracey a centre, can't see why not giving Metcalf a go.
 

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I suggested this the other day. He might be "wasted" but really his path to regular first grade is reasonably blocked unless he adapts

Fullback - We have Kennedy, and if Kennedy goes down we have options of Hynes, Tracey to go there. Metcalf an option.
Halves - He's behind Hynes, Moylan, Trindall
Bench utility - Tracey might take that spot, or maybe Watson if we sign him. Perhaps Brailey if McInnes starts at hooker.

He's fast as ****, can handle the defensive work, a better ball player than Tracey imo. So if we can make Tracey a centre, can't see why not giving Metcalf a go.

He is indeed fast as ****, but the other two things are highly debatable.
 

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What time did he come on? Want to give him a closer look in his debut game
 
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Enjoyable listen. He is a well spoken kid. I really hope we get a chance to see what he can do at some point in the halves. If he hadn't been tripped and went through to score he probably locks down a spot in the 17 for this week at least.
 

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That was Great - Prefers the halves .
Nicko / Trindall / Medcalf / Moylan

3 of the 4 will get better and better
 

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Was **** tonight, with two minutes to go he could conjure the win. Very disappointed.
 

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Was **** tonight, with two minutes to go he could conjure the win. Very disappointed.

And this is the REALLY Sad part .
Rather than giving him experience and a red hot crack this season with injuries etc
We will probably get a loan player for four weeks and he'll disappear from the 17 all together
I really really dislike Hannay as a coach .
 

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Perhaps coaching staff afraid to load him up with pressure playing 80 mins outside of another inexperienced half in Trindall .
But surely he's worth 20-30 mins in the second half when a minor reshuffle would facilitate that.
Especially when the halves on the field were struggling themselves
 

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The rookie halves struggled, should have thrown another rookie at it
 
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The rookie halves struggled, should have thrown another rookie at it

At least change it up.

Tracey hasn’t shown the promise in the halves as expected (but has been a great addition as part of our outside backs).
Our points were created by our Dummy half and fullback, so giving Metcalf a crack would have been a better option than sticking with something that wasn’t working at that point.
 
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