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Sloan

Illusion

Bench
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If he has 1 good run, this whole conversation will be reset all over again "i told you so", but there is really noone to take his jersey so he has atleast this year to keep working on his game..

I dont really see anyone competing for his spot in 2025 either mind you, unless we get Talagi.
He is Lucky and so are others , that Cory Allen got injured before the season started , as he would have been capable of slotting into a couple of positions in the backline ........
 

since77

Juniors
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I understand and hear you , not saying he won't make it , but needs to really toughen up and get some aggression in his defense and attack ......... This is what's holding him back , may take some time for him to realize , and that could be his downfall ........ I hope he makes it for us and goes on to plays fullback for a long time ........
I have to say that I get my doubts about him too every time he has a brain fade. I hope for his sake and ours that this is the last season we need to talk about his flaws and that he starts to kill it both sides of the ball. I hope that over the off season Flanno gets to do what he wanted to do to him last preseason.
 

twinkletoes

Juniors
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Sloan should a full replay of the Storm v Dolphins match and keep an eye on Papenhuyzen...there was one play where he made a tackle 10m out from the Storm tryline...in a flash he was up and sprinting to the other side of the field to follow the ball where play was heading...this is what Sloan needs to do..full effort
 

justadragon

Bench
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3,433
Sloan should a full replay of the Storm v Dolphins match and keep an eye on Papenhuyzen...there was one play where he made a tackle 10m out from the Storm tryline...in a flash he was up and sprinting to the other side of the field to follow the ball where play was heading...this is what Sloan needs to do..full effort
The little fella Fuller had a pretty good game as well. Sloan has to show more starting from this week.
 

hewi

Bench
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If and I don’t wish it on him he misses a game or two thru injury or suspension then next year Allan or Feagai if still there gets a go and makes a fist of it then Sloan might struggle to get his spot back. He needs to deliver week in week out with no missing in action.
 

Dragon David

First Grade
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I'm just watching Hull v. Warrington and Dufty seems to have gone backwards. Online goal defence is non existent and offering no backup in attack.

Btw- looks like Vaughan is spending more time on the Costa Del Sol than at training.
Well I suppose it is like a holiday to some of our players going to Super League. I don't blame them. But back on Dufty, he has always been hot and cold and his chances of being in the Barba mould is probably poor judgement by me. Barba was a gifted player no doubt and he showed that by helping the Sharks make the grand final and winning it and he excelled in the UK. He just was a bit of a loose cannon in general.
 

Bin Chicken

Juniors
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115
Sloan should a full replay of the Storm v Dolphins match and keep an eye on Papenhuyzen...there was one play where he made a tackle 10m out from the Storm tryline...in a flash he was up and sprinting to the other side of the field to follow the ball where play was heading...this is what Sloan needs to do..full effort
Then watch the SG Ball grand final and a few Flegg games so he knows just how fast the in house competition is taking over. He has maxed out on where his limit is . Game awareness especially defence is horrible although improved and all he has is speed . At this point he is our Weakest link
 

TheRev

First Grade
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Then watch the SG Ball grand final and a few Flegg games so he knows just how fast the in house competition is taking over. He has maxed out on where his limit is . Game awareness especially defence is horrible although improved and all he has is speed . At this point he is our Weakest link
We would be a 30% better team if we had a fullback breaking tackles from the back.. it feels like we are attacking on 1 leg at times.. and that extra weapon means we get more breaks and confidence to deal with the defensive side.

Fans just need to see it a few times before they will understand, it was the same with Ramsey... they hated his guts for robbing Sloan of his jersey.. but Id be shocked if Allan is going to threaten and BRumble, TPH etc are just so far away from 1st grade yet.
 

justadragon

Bench
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I'm just watching Hull v. Warrington and Dufty seems to have gone backwards. Online goal defence is non existent and offering no backup in attack.

Btw- looks like Vaughan is spending more time on the Costa Del Sol than at training.
I suppose Dufty has really bought into the " no need for defence in SL" suits him down to a tee.
 

Bin Chicken

Juniors
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115
We would be a 30% better team if we had a fullback breaking tackles from the back.. it feels like we are attacking on 1 leg at times.. and that extra weapon means we get more breaks and confidence to deal with the defensive side.

Fans just need to see it a few times before they will understand, it was the same with Ramsey... they hated his guts for robbing Sloan of his jersey.. but Id be shocked if Allan is going to threaten and BRumble, TPH etc are just so far away from 1st grade yet.
It’s been three years of the same Sloan failures . I honestly believe he is having a red hot go but has reached his capacity . We will get the odd miracle play but it’s like if he makes a tackle he gets a high five . He is our biggest weakness . Allen was going to start at FB in trials . Ramsey was / is 10 times the player Sloan is . I think we would be better drip feeding other contenders now .
 

Old Timer

Coach
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Watching new comer Keano Kini reinforces my negative thoughts about Sloan.

In such a short period Kini has shown that we are kidding ourselves with all the excuses we keep making for Sloan’s obvious deficiencies.

Sad thing is that is not just Kini who shows him up.
 

Lennyb

Juniors
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385
Watching new comer Keano Kini reinforces my negative thoughts about Sloan.

In such a short period Kini has shown that we are kidding ourselves with all the excuses we keep making for Sloan’s obvious deficiencies.

Sad thing is that is not just Kini who shows him up.
The only thing he needs is mongrel. The rest of his game is on track.

You cant teach mongrel. But, Flanno was either forced by HR, or believes.

He is improving and we are in the eight.

As a Dragons fan, im happy.
 

Bin Chicken

Juniors
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115
The only thing he needs is mongrel. The rest of his game is on track.

You cant teach mongrel. But, Flanno was either forced by HR, or believes.

He is improving and we are in the eight.

As a Dragons fan, im happy.
He was forced by no Ramsey and no Allen . Sloan has no passing game and many other deficiencies that it’s easier to tell you what his upsides are. …. Good human , fast .
Flanno reckons he will get us into position to win the comp next year but he is kidding if Sloan is our fullback.
 

KogarahWarrior

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He was forced by no Ramsey and no Allen . Sloan has no passing game and many other deficiencies that it’s easier to tell you what his upsides are. …. Good human , fast .
Flanno reckons he will get us into position to win the comp next year but he is kidding if Sloan is our fullback.
No passing game isn't true mate. He definitely showed that last weekend
 

Carlton

Juniors
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It’s been three years of the same Sloan failures . I honestly believe he is having a red hot go but has reached his capacity . We will get the odd miracle play but it’s like if he makes a tackle he gets a high five . He is our biggest weakness . Allen was going to start at FB in trials . Ramsey was / is 10 times the player Sloan is . I think we would be better drip feeding other contenders now .
Sloan has made more tackles than just about any other fullback so far this year and many of those are on big forwards on the tryline. He also has just about the lowest missed tackle count for a fullback.

He has improved his kick takes, is getting more involved and taking hitups, is not getting ragdolled on his kick returns.

He definitely has a passing game which the try from a scrum against the Dolphins highlighted perfectly. Sloan is the least of any problems we may have. The biggest is still Hunt and is the reason Sloan is finding it difficult to get ball. Even Joey Johns said this and pointed out Sloan is running huge metres from one side of the ruck to the other trying to get involved.
 

Spazer

Juniors
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444
His passing game is fine but nothing on the level of duftys or drinkwaters. Support play needs to be better. Defensively close to the line he has been much stronger and made a handful of try savers that he would have missed in previous years. The way he attacked the high ball last week against phins is what we want to see more often.

I still believe one of his strengths apart from his obvious speed is his fend. That combined with his speed is what gets him through the line.
 

Illusion

Bench
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2,987
Sloan has made more tackles than just about any other fullback so far this year and many of those are on big forwards on the tryline. He also has just about the lowest missed tackle count for a fullback.

He has improved his kick takes, is getting more involved and taking hitups, is not getting ragdolled on his kick returns.

He definitely has a passing game which the try from a scrum against the Dolphins highlighted perfectly. Sloan is the least of any problems we may have. The biggest is still Hunt and is the reason Sloan is finding it difficult to get ball. Even Joey Johns said this and pointed out Sloan is running huge metres from one side of the ruck to the other trying to get involved.
This ........ The biggest is still Hunt and is the reason .........
 

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