#25 Jake Stringer


#1933

He was the one who wanted to come to EFC and play midfield so it’s part his responsibility aswell.


#1934

@SplitRound don’t worry fam i got the goal.


#1935

On Hird’s podcast today he thought the Stringer midfield experiment isn’t working, and we should send him forward.


#1936

He should rest in the forward more than on the bench. Maybe not start him in the middle but definitely needs to play a large chunk in the midfield. He may not have the tank yet but he has the smarts and quick mind


#1937

He gave Chappy about 10 weeks too long in midfield, but he’d give up on Stringer after one poor week?
I haven’t listened, to hear his full reasoning, but I reckon he would back him in longer than that.


#1938

He didn’t say much more than that, but yeah it seems a bit premature to me.

Edit: “the Jake Stringer midfield experiment is not working, I think Jake has to go back to just being a forward and trying to work it out”

Edit: went back to the topic later, scroll down.


#1939

i think he is doing ok. You can see little glimpses each week of what he will eventually bring to the midfield. Keep him in the guts.

He can’t/shouldn’t be expected to be our main man in the middle. His teammates need to step up big time


#1940

Also said

  • doesn’t have the midfield craft to understand where to stand
  • if that’s the role we want him to do, we need to work with him
  • in the meantime, give him a chance down forward to get his game back because he looks lost

#1941

sweet jesus

play him mid as much as possible please, i don’t care how long it takes him to work out where to stand.


#1942

Thanks. I went too soon, didn’t realise he got back on the topic later.


#1943

id personally have stringer forward for 3/4s of a quarter than in the midfield there rest, bench as needed.


#1944

Dear Jakey, just keep doing this about 25 times per game.

Regards, Blitz.


#1945

Please sort out old mate, thingamibob and douchbag…then we should win by a few goals.


#1946

Which is what exactly I’ve been saying.
Would rather him spend the majority of his time a forward with occasional stints in the middle atleast until he gets a bigger tank


#1947

I am more worried about Stringer’s forward work than his midfield work - He’s all at sea, seems to have temporarily lost his forward instinct and is like a round peg fitting into a square peg.


#1948

Lloyd suggested that maybe the reason on him not spending large amounts of time in the fwd line is because it will disrupt the current structure of Stewart/Hooker/Daniher making it too tall. This is the reason he has been spending more time as a midfielder. Personally I agree with you that he should play 70/30 fwd/mid then gradually increase to more mid when he gets comfortable and builds his tank.


#1949

Ahh, Mynt Thursdays. What a classy establishment that place was/is (does it still exist?).

The old weekend combo of POW on the Friday, playing footy on the Saturday arvo, than Boombox on the Saturday night. Takes me back.


#1950

Stringer to the backline - in the dean Solomon role


#1951

So either Hooker back or JoeDan/Stewart in the ruck or a bit of all three, especally when we are struggling to kick goals.


#1952

Stringer is a natural forward who has been mostly out of form for the best part of two seasons. Becoming a contributing consistent midfielder is miles off and I don’t think it will happen.