I generally agreeAnd Riccio also saying that players want to know who will be coaching the Dragon's in 2024. That's like saying I am not going to the Rooster's or Penrith or whatever club you want to name until you tell me who will be the coach in 2 years time. No one can tell you that with certainty.
Regarding Sloan, while he might be very talented, not all make it out of their age group and into first grade. I would say if all players are fit, out best backline is:
WIng: Rava and Feagai
Centres: Lomax and Suli
Now you can argue that Bud should be half and Hunt hooker, but where does Sloan play? Maybe takes Feagai's wing position, but then Feagai will be pissed and maybe want a release. Also we have the other Feagai brother. Then you will have supporters saying you should not drop Feagai for Sloan as Feagai has done nothing wrong. Same if you drop Ramsey to appease Sloan, you might have Ramsey then getting pissed off and asking for a release and supporters getting all upset. Now I am not here to support Hook, but where does Sloan play in that backline?
Bottom line for me as a few have said, perform week in week out in ressies, and if you get a chance in the firsts, take it and don't give the coach an excuse to drop you. Do you really think that Hook is purposely not playing Sloan if he thinks Sloan can help him win more games, but no, I won't play Sloan and jeopardize my coaching position?
but I think long term Sloan has more upside than Feagai long term
yes his last try was a nice highlight against a pathetic defence but he lacks speed
Sloan will win us games but I can’t and haven’t seen anything like that from Feagai . I’m not totally bagging him out he is solid but won’t make wing at majority clubs
i Think Sloan has to be Winger and work on his numerous deficiencies but in first grade
as others have said Hook will not do it as he is trying to save his own arse early next year