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Hard to say what will trot out as our 5/8 next week, does Hannay cut his losses & put a line through CT as a 6?
I’m guessing it’s a tougher call than normal to make with CT probably our player of the year so far, if he’s not then he’s only second to Will.
 

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Agree with Western Sharkie.
What's your problem with that ?

Everyone seems to be saying the problem with Trindall is inexperience. Not sure why you'd throw in a guy with even less experience?

And to be fair, Tracey didn't do a bad job. Bet he wishes he had that 2nd tackle kick back, but otherwise okay
 
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Everyone seems to be saying the problem with Trindall is inexperience. Not sure why you'd throw in a guy with even less experience?

And to be fair, Tracey didn't do a bad job. Bet he wishes he had that 2nd tackle kick back, but otherwise okay

You need to be flexible as a coach and team.
Chambers was bog average out at centre and Tracey wasn’t setting the place alight at 6.
You have a talented young half/FB sitting in the bench (granted only has 15 mins experience) that might come in and help
Make a difference.
Why wouldn’t you give it a shot when the season is on the line?
Chambers gets a rest, Tracey to his centre position and Metcalf is the halves??

I don’t get the “pick and stick” if things aren’t working during the game. Adapt for **** sakes!
 

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You need to be flexible as a coach and team.
Chambers was bog average out at centre and Tracey wasn’t setting the place alight at 6.
You have a talented young half/FB sitting in the bench (granted only has 15 mins experience) that might come in and help
Make a difference.
Why wouldn’t you give it a shot when the season is on the line?
Chambers gets a rest, Tracey to his centre position and Metcalf is the halves??

I don’t get the “pick and stick” if things aren’t working during the game. Adapt for **** sakes!

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Agree with Western Sharkie.
What's your problem with that ?

My issue is just that it’s a solution entirely based on HOPE and nothing else

That it is a solution that FANS will throw out in hindsight like they know best but that that if the COACH did it and it didn’t work you’d all say I can’t believe we changed our halves when we were still in the game

Tracey was better than trindall for most of that game so are you saying move the better performing half out for the depth player or hook trindall who people used to moan ‘just let him play and he might suck at first but he’s something special’

Put Trindall on he might just win us the game for a year or more has very quickly became put Metcalf on he might just win us the game.

I think a lack of guidance, experience and leadership in the spine was probably a big factor in the issues, not surprising when it is halves 4 and 5 (to start season). Not sure halves 4 and 6 or 5 and 6 fixes that.
 
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It’s not a solution based on “hope”.
It’s an effort to change things up when it clearly wasn’t working. It’s also fresh legs in a key position.
Chambers was playing crap so move Tracey over to his centre spot and bring in a guy wanting to have a real crack with your season on the line.
It’s managing a situation and being adaptable and flexible (but happy to agree to disagree with your view).
 

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My issue is just that it’s a solution entirely based on HOPE and nothing else

That it is a solution that FANS will throw out in hindsight like they know best but that that if the COACH did it and it didn’t work you’d all say I can’t believe we changed our halves when we were still in the game

Tracey was better than trindall for most of that game so are you saying move the better performing half out for the depth player or hook trindall who people used to moan ‘just let him play and he might suck at first but he’s something special’

Put Trindall on he might just win us the game for a year or more has very quickly became put Metcalf on he might just win us the game.

I think a lack of guidance, experience and leadership in the spine was probably a big factor in the issues, not surprising when it is halves 4 and 5 (to start season). Not sure halves 4 and 6 or 5 and 6 fixes that.

Fair call on some of that .
But don't you reckon it would have been interesting if Chambers hooked . Tracey to Centre and fresh , fast , keen 5/8 given a decent crack
Why wait until the last 90 seconds of a game where we had ZERO spark , yet against Manly the same Centre was hooked and Metcalf absolutely shone when he came on ?
What was different ?
I just can't see the 90 second logic
 

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Fair call on some of that .
But don't you reckon it would have been interesting if Chambers hooked . Tracey to Centre and fresh , fast , keen 5/8 given a decent crack
Why wait until the last 90 seconds of a game where we had ZERO spark , yet against Manly the same Centre was hooked and Metcalf absolutely shone when he came on ?
What was different ?
I just can't see the 90 second logic

I didn’t want to play Chambers at all personally.

Vs Manly game was quite different from draw/2 points down

I don’t hate hooking chambers for Tracey to centres but as I said Tracey was also the half going better at the time, Trindall was just as hookable as Chambers was.

I think it is very hopeful that reshuffling the halves when equal or 2 down by moving the half going better wide and keeping on the worse one so an unproven development player can come in and win the game for you is a clearly better percentage play.

Falling off Aitken when he has also just contributed to Curran offloading for a try was probably the point you hook chambers. Equal scores with 20 to go shifting the half playing better to a different position is typically going to be wrong call though. If Trindall has been the clearly better of him and Tracey probably different story and I’d support the switch more
 

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I didn’t want to play Chambers at all personally.

Vs Manly game was quite different from draw/2 points down

I don’t hate hooking chambers for Tracey to centres but as I said Tracey was also the half going better at the time, Trindall was just as hookable as Chambers was.

I think it is very hopeful that reshuffling the halves when equal or 2 down by moving the half going better wide and keeping on the worse one so an unproven development player can come in and win the game for you is a clearly better percentage play.

Falling off Aitken when he has also just contributed to Curran offloading for a try was probably the point you hook chambers. Equal scores with 20 to go shifting the half playing better to a different position is typically going to be wrong call though. If Trindall has been the clearly better of him and Tracey probably different story and I’d support the switch more

No worries .
Chambers out of position on the first try too .
If he's named at Centre this week we are going to be Really Shagged .
( I know - Wrong thread for Chambers talk - I'll stop before Gestapo Chad steps in :) )
 
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No worries .
Chambers out of position on the first try too .
If he's named at Centre this week we are going to be Really Shagged .
( I know - Wrong thread for Chambers talk - I'll stop before Gestapo Chad steps in :) )

You calling me a Nazi?

Very offensive.
 

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You need to be flexible as a coach and team.
Chambers was bog average out at centre and Tracey wasn’t setting the place alight at 6.
You have a talented young half/FB sitting in the bench (granted only has 15 mins experience) that might come in and help
Make a difference.
Why wouldn’t you give it a shot when the season is on the line?
Chambers gets a rest, Tracey to his centre position and Metcalf is the halves??

I don’t get the “pick and stick” if things aren’t working during the game. Adapt for **** sakes!

Do you think Trindall should be our half next year?
 
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Do you think Trindall should be our half next year?

Do you have a better option based on our current squad for next year and what halves are available on the open market at the moment?
Moylan/ Nicho is not the combination I’d be relying on.
If not a combo of Trindall/ Nicho, who??
 

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Do you have a better option based on our current squad for next year and what halves are available on the open market at the moment?
Moylan/ Nicho is not the combination I’d be relying on.
If not a combo of Trindall/ Nicho, who??

I was asking if you thought he should be, not if he has to be?
 
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I think realistically he is a season or 2 away from a regular first grade gig but I definitely think he is worth persevering with.
I can see him developing into a nuggety ARey type half once he has a bit more experience behind him.
If we could get a decent half with some experience for next season, then Trindall would need to bide his time for a bit longer but as I said previously, I think he has a lot of upside and a high ceiling.
He has a good footy brain, is crafty and plays what’s in front of him.
I think that he could/ will forge a great combo with our young spine for many, many years to come.
 

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Write him off
Been taking advice from Woods and Moylan

Would rather play in the halves than fullback, but doesn't mind fullback
 
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