General 2022 Warriors vs Storm TRIAL GAME 1

snake77

snake77

He started school last year and the teacher asked me how he got so good at maths- I said he’s sits there watching the footy and tries to add up the score before they put it on the scoreboard.
He has a lebron james teddy beer and the Mickey Mouse outfit won’t wash- he only wears footy jerseys.
Sport obsessed.
Sounds like a kid my son went to daycare with. The other kids would be playing with toys and he'd have weetbix cards of All Blacks wanting to know their name or position they played. Talking to his father at one birthday party he was telling me how instead of waking him up to watch cartoons he would wake him up to watch sport. Didn't matter what Super Rugby from South Africa or Premier League.

That boy ended up going to a different school along with one of my sons other friends. When we caught up with his friend one time they mentions their rugby and how he scored. Their mate had scored his usual 4-5 tries.
 
Stone

Stone

Can any of my fellow OG Warriors fans remember that preseason trial match we had a few years ago against Brisbane back when the Broncs were still a genuine force ???

I can't remember all the details but I remember it was either down in Wellyz or Dunners & the Warriors were in those pounamu colored tribal type jersey's (nice af kit btw)

Anyways, the Warriors led by Shaun Johnson put on awesome performance that day & absolutely put a powerful Broncos outfit to the sword for a nice W

Afterwards I remember the vast majority of this forum (including myself) waxing lyrical about this being a Warriors outfit the likes of which we'd never seen before & the hype for the following season took off like a rocket ship on steroids

I think I even joined in on the now mythical "THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!" mantra myself lol

And by mythical I mean fantastical, like aliens, bigfoot & a legitimate western democracy

As in they all sound amazing & great but does any of it really exist lol ???

But I digress, while I don't remember the exact end result of the season following that Broncs trial ... I do remember that it was pretty poor even by Warriors standards

So it's things like this & other things since (the Shaun Johnson debacle to name just one) that have changed me as a life long fan

I used to be a hardcore Warriors cheerleader who would mercilessly troll The Faithless & find any reason to convince even myself that THIS IS FINALLY OUR YEAR!!! ( just have to read some of the delusional gratuitous wanks I wrote about Kearney being the man to lead us to the promised land when he was 1st signed as coach to see that lol)

But as I age I find that even though I am still passionate about this franchise, I now approach each season still hopeful but with limited expectations

Much easier on the blood pressure & the heart for this old OG ex cheerleader

Nothing at all against those that support in that manner ... you gotta do youse

But for me it's just like I said to my ex wife ... I'll always love you babe & you're by far the best shag I've ever known, but no matter how wild the sex is you've still let me down way too many times so lets just be friends yeh ... with the occasional benefits of course 😉😆
 
Last edited:
Worried2Death

Worried2Death

Can any of my fellow OG Warriors fans remember that preseason trial match we had a few years back against Brisbane back when the Broncs were still a genuine force ???

I can't remember all the details but I remember it was either down in Wellyz or Dunners & the Warriors were in those pounamu colored tribal type jersey's (nice af kit btw)

Anyways, the Warriors led by Shaun Johnson put on awesome performance that day & absolutely put a powerful Broncos outfit to the sword for a nice W

Afterwards I remember the vast majority of this forum (including myself) waxing lyrical about this being a Warriors outfit the likes of which we'd never seen before

I think I even joined in on the now mythical "THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!" mantra myself lol

And by mythical I mean fantastical, like aliens, bigfoot & a legitimate western democracy

As in they all sound amazing & great but does any of it really exist ???

But I digress, while I don't remember the exact end result of the season following that Broncs trial ... I do remember that it was pretty poor even by Warriors standards

So it's things like this & other things since (the Shaun Johnson debacle to name just one) that have changed me as a life long fan

I used to be a hardcore Warriors cheerleader who would mercilessly troll The Faithless & find any reason to convince even myself that THIS IS FINALLY OUR YEAR!!! ( just have to read some of the delusional gratuitous wanks I wrote about Kearney being the man to lead us to the promised land when he was 1st signed as coach to see that lol)

But as I age I find that even though I am still passionate about this franchise, I now approach each season still hopeful but with limited expectations

Much easier on the blood pressure & the heart for this old OG ex cheerleader

Nothing against those that still support in that manner ... you gotta do youse

But for me it's just like I said to my ex wife ... I'll always love you babe & you're by far the best shag I've ever known, but no matter how wild the sex is you've still let me down way too many times so lets just be friends yeh ... with the occasional benefits of course 😉😆
I remember it well bro, and the hype for the season. We're just old and cynical, nothing wrong with still believing anything is possible. You may say they're dreamers but I envy their delusional optimism, what else is left to believe in.
 
john nick

john nick

Can any of my fellow OG Warriors fans remember that preseason trial match we had a few years ago against Brisbane back when the Broncs were still a genuine force ???

I can't remember all the details but I remember it was either down in Wellyz or Dunners & the Warriors were in those pounamu colored tribal type jersey's (nice af kit btw)

Anyways, the Warriors led by Shaun Johnson put on awesome performance that day & absolutely put a powerful Broncos outfit to the sword for a nice W

Afterwards I remember the vast majority of this forum (including myself) waxing lyrical about this being a Warriors outfit the likes of which we'd never seen before etc etc etc

I think I even joined in on the now mythical "THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!" mantra myself lol

And by mythical I mean fantastical, like aliens, bigfoot & a legitimate western democracy

As in they all sound amazing & great but does any of it really exist lol ???

But I digress, while I don't remember the exact end result of the season following that Broncs trial ... I do remember that it was pretty poor even by Warriors standards

So it's things like this & other things since (the Shaun Johnson debacle to name just one) that have changed me as a life long fan

I used to be a hardcore Warriors cheerleader who would mercilessly troll The Faithless & find any reason to convince even myself that THIS IS FINALLY OUR YEAR!!! ( just have to read some of the delusional gratuitous wanks I wrote about Kearney being the man to lead us to the promised land when he was 1st signed as coach to see that lol)

But as I age I find that even though I am still passionate about this franchise, I now approach each season still hopeful but with limited expectations

Much easier on the blood pressure & the heart for this old OG ex cheerleader

Nothing at all against those that still support in that manner ... you gotta do youse

But for me it's just like I said to my ex wife ... I'll always love you babe & you're by far the best shag I've ever known, but no matter how wild the sex is you've still let me down way too many times so lets just be friends yeh ... with the occasional benefits of course 😉😆
Great post mate
P.S.Whats up with your ex these days 😉 😜
 
Stone

Stone

Over the failures mate however still trying my luck 😉 😜
I'm way over her bro so you can try your luck if you want

I believe you can find her on Escortify

If she's still rocking the same milf gimmick she'll be going by Emma (not her real name) in Eden Terrace & she charges around $300/h or $3000 a night (10hrs) for her "services"

I've been told she's worth it, but I can't really say as I get overnighters for free 😉

Just let me know if any of youse actually go there bc then I can hit her up for a week off child support because I sent her some clients ... WOW!!! ... did I just become my exes pimp ???

Strange times indeed 🤯🤣
 
john nick

john nick

I'm way over her bro so you can try your luck if you want

I believe you can find her on Escortify

If she's still rocking the same milf gimmick she'll be going by Emma (not her real name) in Eden Terrace & she charges around $300/h or $3000 a night (10hrs) for her "services"

I've been told she's worth it, but I can't really say as I get overnighters for free 😉

Just let me know if any of youse actually go there bc then I can hit her up for a week off child support because I sent her some clients ... WOW!!! ... did I just become my exes pimp ???

Strange times indeed 🤯🤣
Cheers mate 👍. Best laugh I have had on here for ever. Actually I am happily married ☺.
Have a great night and enjoy 😉
 
matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
Contributor
Can any of my fellow OG Warriors fans remember that preseason trial match we had a few years ago against Brisbane back when the Broncs were still a genuine force ???

I can't remember all the details but I remember it was either down in Wellyz or Dunners & the Warriors were in those pounamu colored tribal type jersey's (nice af kit btw)

Anyways, the Warriors led by Shaun Johnson put on awesome performance that day & absolutely put a powerful Broncos outfit to the sword for a nice W

Afterwards I remember the vast majority of this forum (including myself) waxing lyrical about this being a Warriors outfit the likes of which we'd never seen before & the hype for the following season took off like a rocket ship on steroids

I think I even joined in on the now mythical "THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!" mantra myself lol

And by mythical I mean fantastical, like aliens, bigfoot & a legitimate western democracy

As in they all sound amazing & great but does any of it really exist lol ???

But I digress, while I don't remember the exact end result of the season following that Broncs trial ... I do remember that it was pretty poor even by Warriors standards

So it's things like this & other things since (the Shaun Johnson debacle to name just one) that have changed me as a life long fan

I used to be a hardcore Warriors cheerleader who would mercilessly troll The Faithless & find any reason to convince even myself that THIS IS FINALLY OUR YEAR!!! ( just have to read some of the delusional gratuitous wanks I wrote about Kearney being the man to lead us to the promised land when he was 1st signed as coach to see that lol)

But as I age I find that even though I am still passionate about this franchise, I now approach each season still hopeful but with limited expectations

Much easier on the blood pressure & the heart for this old OG ex cheerleader

Nothing at all against those that support in that manner ... you gotta do youse

But for me it's just like I said to my ex wife ... I'll always love you babe & you're by far the best shag I've ever known, but no matter how wild the sex is you've still let me down way too many times so lets just be friends yeh ... with the occasional benefits of course 😉😆
Think it was Dunedin with those sub Zero jerseys? Think it was the coming of the messiah Sam Tomkins who was gonna lead us to glory? But you’re right pre season doesn’t mean much -HOWEVER (setting myself up to be let down I know) the general shape and attitude did seem better than it has been in a long time
 
Stone

Stone

Think it was Dunedin with those sub Zero jerseys? Think it was the coming of the messiah Sam Tomkins who was gonna lead us to glory? But you’re right pre season doesn’t mean much -HOWEVER (setting myself up to be let down I know) the general shape and attitude did seem better than it has been in a long time
Yeh that's right ... Pomkins ... I think you're spot on bro ... think I got green & blue mixed up

Easy to do when the team have had so many variants over the years lol

Don't get me wrong though, I just finished watching yesterday's match again on YouTube & I'm definitely encouraged about the same things that most others including yourself are

I'm just easing my way back onto the inevitable rollercoaster is all

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst kinda thing lol
 
Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

I .watched the whole trial and was impressed with how all players operated within the team shape. There were mistakes and lapses, but that is to be expected and Frankly part and parcel of a trial. There seemed to be discipline there.

I thought everybody played well within the shapes. At this time of year there will be plenty of powder kept dry, in saying that those who operated in the spine positions all added value.

The backs looked threatening at times, the newer guys like Ratuva and Kosi can take a lot of confidence, same wit Berry and Vailea.

There is core of Forwards now that provides depth, and interchanges thaat can maintain momentum. Just one trial but good signs and lots to build on.
 
Rick O'Shay

Rick O'Shay

Contributor
Just rewatched the game and am pretty happy with that performance, albeit a trial. Everyone looked focused and great to see the t&t players going extra hard.

Couple of observations

No injuries, big plus. The players looked trim
The forwards got plenty of ascendency once they got into their work, still slow starters though. Runs weren't that long but post contact looked good. The wrestle from the storm was a disgrace.
Otukolo has a nice pass, looking forward to him running
Jazz had a great game and no errors
Berry will be a star
Halves still looked a bit disjointed to me, maybe Shaun Johnson will make the difference there. Kodi to partner I'm thinking
First look at the fijian kid. Shit he's tall. Love to see him get a cutout ball from Reece on our goal line and head off. Looks like he has a turn of speed

Overall, a pretty pleasing trial and it's great to see some footie being played
 
Sup42

Sup42

Contributor
Pene is a Beast.

Agree with the plaudits.

Having him and Bunty playing quite well allows us to split Lodge and Addin Fonua-Blake.

Very promising little stint from the small prop Garrett Smith as well.

Jazz has been such a frustrating player, we saw him make no errors and do nothing stupid and he ends up the best forward on the feild.

Keep it going Jazz. I noticed when Jazz just held onto a random offload from Lodge....I wanted to shout "See Jazz? NAH...SEE I told you to put it away"..


You gotta laugh.

The Fijian kid was all at sea, he is like the first black player a NZ basketball franchise signs....can be totally shit house and no one cares...they're just waiting for a power Dunk.

Looks two years away from Fg. His wing looked like the D line had been chopped off....there was no edge...it just ended at center three quarter....dude has zero clue.
 
Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

Pene is a Beast.

Agree with the plaudits.

Having him and Bunty playing quite well allows us to split Lodge and Addin Fonua-Blake.

Very promising little stint from the small prop Garrett Smith as well.

Jazz has been such a frustrating player, we saw him make no errors and do nothing stupid and he ends up the best forward on the feild.

Keep it going Jazz. I noticed when Jazz just held onto a random offload from Lodge....I wanted to shout "See Jazz? NAH...SEE I told you to put it away"..


You gotta laugh.

The Fijian kid was all at sea, he is like the first black player a NZ basketball franchise signs....can be totally shit house and no one cares...they're just waiting for a power Dunk.

Looks two years away from Fg. His wing looked like the D line had been chopped off....there was no edge...it just ended at center three quarter....dude has zero clue.

I thought Kosi did OK, he sorted one dangerous kick. Ratuva needs Q Cup gametime to improve his game.
 

Similar threads

mt.wellington
Replies
226
Views
17K
john nick
john nick
mt.wellington
Replies
292
Views
6K
1995Warriorsfan
1995Warriorsfan
Billyspleen75
Replies
10
Views
1K
defensivebomb
defensivebomb
mt.wellington
Replies
205
Views
10K
Wrighty
Wrighty
mt.wellington
Replies
99
Views
5K
Since95
Since95