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For Moylans faults something he was good at was holding up defenders in the line and digging into the line opening up time and space for others. He would do this at various paces from slow to fast depending on the situation and had some sleight of hand about it. Ofcourse he didn't always get it right which is the case for any player.

Tricky seems to be a more direct player that plays flatter and does everything at 100 miles an hour with less subtlety or poise.

Nothing wrong with that but it doesn't seem to suit our attack as much alongside Hynes who is kinda erratic at times and while Nicho will dig into the line he generally just stops running and takes a tackle or throws an impossible short pass (or a brilliant long cut out ball tbf)

Tricky seems like less of a genuine play maker option than Moylan but Mozza had the benefit of fullback & 5/8 experience where's Tricky has spent of lot of his time @ 7.

We can say that changing Nicho and Trickys jersey numbers won't change anything but that's only the case if the coach swaps the jersey and doesn't take any further action about their roles, structure, tactics ect. If Fitz is the one in charge then those things are absolutely within his control.
But if Tricky has a strength that is being underutilised now why can't he bring it to the forefront despite being the 5/8?
I doubt our coach has a vow of silence on 50% of our halves. When directing the team around the field to execute game plan if both players understand that game plan absolutely two people can speak*
If Trindall see's something he wants to target (and is half competent to be correct) how and why is there so little faith in him everyone must supposedly be ignoring this. But would not ignore this if he changed to be the other half.

Yeah Fitz could change the structures to force Trindall into first receiver more. I don't see that as beneficial.
If Fitz has to command Nicho to shut up and Trindall to speak... well if it has to be commanded it's clearly not the right move.

If Trindall is great at directing players around just do it from the 6 shirt dude, you're one of the halves. May not be the 7 or the 'senior' half but you're still 50% of the halves partnership. It's not like we've thrown a 6 on Paul Gallen due to injury, he is there specifically to play in the halves.

The point being, yes Fitz has control to push changes but Trindall is already well positioned to do the things people are saying he should be doing.**

*we used to see Moylan directing people around at times, probably more so if we really concentrated on watching for it
** the exception being probably long kicking which I think we all agree (from the info we have) he could be taking a bit more of
 

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But if Tricky has a strength that is being underutilised now why can't he bring it to the forefront despite being the 5/8?
I doubt our coach has a vow of silence on 50% of our halves. When directing the team around the field to execute game plan if both players understand that game plan absolutely two people can speak*
If Trindall see's something he wants to target (and is half competent to be correct) how and why is there so little faith in him everyone must supposedly be ignoring this. But would not ignore this if he changed to be the other half.

Yeah Fitz could change the structures to force Trindall into first receiver more. I don't see that as beneficial.
If Fitz has to command Nicho to shut up and Trindall to speak... well if it has to be commanded it's clearly not the right move.

If Trindall is great at directing players around just do it from the 6 shirt dude, you're one of the halves. May not be the 7 or the 'senior' half but you're still 50% of the halves partnership. It's not like we've thrown a 6 on Paul Gallen due to injury, he is there specifically to play in the halves.

The point being, yes Fitz has control to push changes but Trindall is already well positioned to do the things people are saying he should be doing.**

*we used to see Moylan directing people around at times, probably more so if we really concentrated on watching for it
** the exception being probably long kicking which I think we all agree (from the info we have) he could be taking a bit more of
Nicho's taken Moylan's role basically, right?
He's far more the distributor to Trindall these days, from what I remember seeing our the games so far this season
 

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According to the stats on the Sharks website:

Nicho has a kicking conversion rate of 75% at the Storm and 76% at the Sharks

Trindall has a kicking conversion rate of 74%.

Pretty close. I wonder whether it would take a bit of the load off Nicho if Trindall started kicking for goal, or whether Nicho benefits from it because he feels more in control of the game.
 

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According to the stats on the Sharks website:

Nicho has a kicking conversion rate of 75% at the Storm and 76% at the Sharks

Trindall has a kicking conversion rate of 74%.

Pretty close. I wonder whether it would take a bit of the load off Nicho if Trindall started kicking for goal, or whether Nicho benefits from it because he feels more in control of the game.
We tried that....Trindall started missing from close range!

I know what you mean though.
 

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According to the stats on the Sharks website:

Nicho has a kicking conversion rate of 75% at the Storm and 76% at the Sharks

Trindall has a kicking conversion rate of 74%.

Pretty close. I wonder whether it would take a bit of the load off Nicho if Trindall started kicking for goal, or whether Nicho benefits from it because he feels more in control of the game.
I could be wrong but didn’t they / we have a set up to start this year where they would take kicks from their preferred side? Nicho from the left and trindall from the right?
 

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I could be wrong but didn’t they / we have a set up to start this year where they would take kicks from their preferred side? Nicho from the left and trindall from the right?

That's what I saw round 1 but then they went away from it even though Trindall didn't miss. I thought it was a good idea, dunno what happened there. Was Hynes just sore for a few mins and asked Trindall to take 1?
 

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He was really good tonight. Controlled the game perfectly, took the line on strongly and kicked perfectly. That’s what we pay him for.
 
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He was really good tonight. Controlled the game perfectly, took the line on strongly and kicked perfectly. That’s what we pay him for.
Thought he ran the ball fantastically in the second half especially.
 

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I feel he had stepped back (not in a negative way) to really learn the role as a halfback.

He is concentrating on game management (setting up sets so he can kick into the corners) and defence.

Compare to last year - how often was he getting tackled on the 4th due to trying to run the ball?

It's a long season so if he keeps this up it can only benefit us in the long run.
 

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ONly change I saw was trindall was used on both sides of the field.

Talakai had a blinder in the second row.

4 Iro
11 Nikora
12 Sifa
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