(Website)
Post a reply

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:06 pm

Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:Can I ask why you expected an 18 year old half back in his 1st game of top level RL to look ready? On top of that he was playing half back in a team that was mentally shot at that time and with a headless chicken as his hooker.

Did that cup game and the SL game he played after harm his development or has it given him an insight into what he needs to do to play at that level? He seems to have kicked on since then, in fact as the year has gone on his got better every week from what I've seen of him. Hes a talented kid and needs more opportunities to develop and more opportunities to make mistakes as any young teenage half will.

Fans have to stop this nonsense of expecting kids to be superstars from day one. Sinfield made his debut at 16. He was nowhere near ready, absolutely nowhere near but it didnt harm him or his development and he did ok I'm sure we all agree. Maggs and Rob weren't ready physically for SL when they came in. I think fans forget this and think they came into the team and people kept handing them SL trophies.

McLelland has a real chance to be a top half in SL in my opinion, over the next couple of years he needs to be given the opportunity gradually. One week in then back to Fev for a month, 2 games in SL then out again. In 2 years we need him to gain experience to be able to take it on.

That goes for all our brilliant youngsters. As I've said on here many times in 4 years time we need these kids to have gained enough experience to be able to take the club forward from the age of 22 or so. Weve a brilliant future if we can do that.

We all need to be patient. It's a rebuild and transition going on at the moment.


Great post, we have to be patient with the younger players, I think Walker is getting close to being the real deal but look at Newman he has come into a struggling team but cemented his place but he makes mistakes and will be up and down and we have to accept that, he will have taken a lot from this year and I hope he kicks on next year when he’s surely going to be given the number 3 jersey, just like Handley has this year.

Mclelland is going to learn far more from Gale than he is from Myler so I hope that all goes through

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:01 pm

Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:Can I ask why you expected an 18 year old half back in his 1st game of top level RL to look ready? On top of that he was playing half back in a team that was mentally shot at that time and with a headless chicken as his hooker.

Did that cup game and the SL game he played after harm his development or has it given him an insight into what he needs to do to play at that level? He seems to have kicked on since then, in fact as the year has gone on his got better every week from what I've seen of him. Hes a talented kid and needs more opportunities to develop and more opportunities to make mistakes as any young teenage half will.

Fans have to stop this nonsense of expecting kids to be superstars from day one. Sinfield made his debut at 16. He was nowhere near ready, absolutely nowhere near but it didnt harm him or his development and he did ok I'm sure we all agree. Maggs and Rob weren't ready physically for SL when they came in. I think fans forget this and think they came into the team and people kept handing them SL trophies.

McLelland has a real chance to be a top half in SL in my opinion, over the next couple of years he needs to be given the opportunity gradually. One week in then back to Fev for a month, 2 games in SL then out again. In 2 years we need him to gain experience to be able to take it on.

That goes for all our brilliant youngsters. As I've said on here many times in 4 years time we need these kids to have gained enough experience to be able to take the club forward from the age of 22 or so. Weve a brilliant future if we can do that.

We all need to be patient. It's a rebuild and transition going on at the moment.
I never said I expectedt McLelland to be ready I said he looked a mile off SL and this was against Bradford not a SL team.He was let down by his fellow pro's that there is no doubt.I do agree with everything else you said.

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:48 pm

McLelland season long loan at Fev in Super League?

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:57 pm

Just seen another name mentioned Jai Field from St George anyone got an opinion on him ?

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:59 pm

What a superb performance from Callum McLelland once again, he’s starting to become the player we paid good money for.

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:14 pm

lionarmour87 wrote:Just seen another name mentioned Jai Field from St George anyone got an opinion on him ?

Exciting player, more of a running half, absolutely rapid.

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:24 pm

Is the Lui/Tui switch permanent for next season?

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:49 pm

Our new 7 will be announced on Monday, according to the jungle drums.
Another play also having a medical.

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:15 pm

Charlie Sheen wrote:Is the Lui/Tui switch permanent for next season?
Think so,I thought Lui signed for two and a half years.

Re: 2020 | Half Backs

Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:18 pm

fanstanningley wrote:Think so,I thought Lui signed for two and a half years.

Me too unless I dreamed it the player himself talked about it last week
PreviousNext
Post a reply

You must be 18+ to gamble, for more information and for help with gambling issues see https://www.begambleaware.org/