Was wondering what people thought of the loan system?
I’m 50/50 on it.
During 2020 & 2021 it was necessary to a certain extent, with no lower grades being played.
We got the benefit of a few games with TPJ, although how much he added to our season in those few appearances is up for debate, I don’t think it made any difference on the end result anyway.
Harry Grant’s year at the Tigers in 2020 was a great help to his development as a player, as he would have had to sit out the year behind Smith.
The last few weeks we have seen the Storm scouting out a number of established first grade players from lower clubs to replace Papenhuyzen, and I can understand why, but I think having the deadline at 1st August is a bit late in the season, especially now that we have lower grades to recruit from.
I also think that loan players should only come from the lower grades now that we have all competitions running.