CM11 wrote: Floppykid wrote:
CM11 wrote:There seems to be a lot of love for Conway at FB. I wonder is it coming from the camp or personal preference. I get the latter but it's just odd that Conway would be preferred given his near complete lack of time there. Did he move there at all during the warm ups?
Anyway, I'll hold my hands up if he is selected there, just a bit inconsistent with what Schmidt normally does. And I'm sure Conway will do well there.
Conway just looks a good deal bigger (not that Conway is huge by any means) than Larmour to my eyes, I'd also trust him to be a bit more composed.
I don't disagree really. It's just odd to develop Larmour as the backup FB and then ignore using him.
Lets face it; he hasn't exactly blown anyone away with his defensive solidity !
It can be said that he hasn't had enough time to make that instinctive, 'next decision', enough; but we are where we are ...
I kinda like the idea of Conway as primary, & Larmour as backup; because if we're under the pump, & you want one of them to catch a high ball, & make the right tactical next decision ... that's Conway (for me); but if the oppo is going side to side, & they're just punting, & there's an opportunity to counter ... then I think I'd prefer to have Larmour make that catch.
With Scotland; I'd just prefer to have a solid primary FB; & not take the chance.