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Mate you are not alone. Feels like you have just lost your right arm doesn't it. I've been a league fan since I was a kid & when the Warriors got the gig it was like Xmas in our house.
We left Auckland some 20 years ago but still turned up to every home game until 2016.
Gutted that we are being shown up in a dirty light & I'm sure there are many Warrior fans feeling the same way.
The concern now is that V'landys stated some time back in some interview - don't ask me where or when because I can't recall - that he wanted to have all teams based in Aust as it was "National Rugby League" and this debacle could give him just the excuse he needs to get us out of the comp - but if that day comes or until that day comes I don't give a toss about management I'm backing your team - my team - our team. Wins would be nice.
A note to Alpha Robinson.
Ever heard this phrase you pratt "there is no I in team " Overworked but true

Enjoy the game everyone. Every one of us will be watching eh John Nick Cheers!!
Fuck me. I am an idiot.
Home early from the pub and watching the Warriors. Fuckin champions
 

gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
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i cant talk for anyone else, but these games and those stories remind me so much of the days when Tainui? were the owners and it was all u ravelling so fast.

Player power, losing easy games, back room shenanagans...

yep very familiar
 

matiunz

This year yet?
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I’m just really not getting any joy out of the team anymore, last couple of weeks I’ve just been numb, even though we’ve been in positions to win each week I’ve just been waiting for us to loose. Something happens with these guys that’s inexplicable and they just seem to go through the motions after a solid start and accept they are going to lose.
it’s extremely hard to just ‘back the boys’ when it’s one low after another both on and off the field.
NRL will also be dead to me if I drop the Warriors, it’s hard to follow a comp that’s just so rife with favourite children that get preferential treatment
 

Ben

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I'm 100 percent committed to this club no matter what. All teams go through good and bad times. Look at what happened with the Storm. They were accused of all sorts of things, and even lost a championship, but they rebuilt.

The Bulldogs are rebuilding, they will back to their best some day soon. Other clubs have gone through this, and so will we.

I'm not focused on the Owner or the C.E.O. but I am focused on the team. My team. I will continue to hope that we win week in and week out. I will continue to get frustrated with the loses but I will never walk away, only someone not strong enough walks away from this crap.

Let's GONE Warriors.
Um mate its not like we are just in a bad part of the cycle that all teams go thru, we have only cracked the top 8 once in 10years. We cant even attract/identify the best kiwi talent any more and we throw good money after bad to get has beens at the club. Our appalling fringe defence hasnt improved in years and we struggle to put a good set together. Sometimes I feel like the Warriors and alot of their fans have this 'better luck next week, hard luck" no accountability attitude which is frustrating as means the team will never get results. Like Mannering said when Cleary was coach the finals were bare minimum, it would be a grand final accomplishment with this lot and their fans guarenteed
 

bruce

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i cant talk for anyone else, but these games and those stories remind me so much of the days when Tainui? were the owners and it was all un ravelling so fast.

Player power, losing easy games, back room shenanagans...

yep very familiar
Good point. there are some key differences.

The Tainui were joint owners with Boyle and Lowe. Both expected more from the other than they got. Things were terrible from the start.

The club was in danger of collapsing and was saved by Lowe approaching Eric Watson in the toilets at Ellerslie.

Lowe was panicking, the NRL were never going to let us go down, but they never let Lowe know that.

On field was shite, but that belied a very good coach grooming a great young team. Daniel Anderson was a genuine lucky bastard.
 
Good point. there are some key differences.

The Tainui were joint owners with Boyle and Lowe. Both expected more from the other than they got. Things were terrible from the start.

The club was in danger of collapsing and was saved by Lowe approaching Eric Watson in the toilets at Ellerslie.

Lowe was panicking, the NRL were never going to let us go down, but they never let Lowe know that.

On field was shite, but that belied a very good coach grooming a great young team. Daniel Anderson was a genuine lucky bastard.
That's really interesting, I didn't know it was a meeting in the toilets at Ellerslie. I'd been meaning to read a book from around that time called Beleaguered about the turmoil of the first 6 years of the clubs existence but never got around to picking up a copy. If I stumble across a copy I might actually give it a read. Have you?

I think it was David Moffatt that saved us back then. There was a strategic move to cut the comp down to 14 teams for the 2000 season which became a PR disaster in NSW and dropping a failing Warriors would have been a simple move to either unbolt one of the infighting mergers or to reinstate the Rabbitohs with the mass protests happening at Redfern, while still sticking with 14 teams for 2001 and beyond. The Warriors had no real history back then so could have gone the same way of the Western Reds and South Queensland Crushers without a whimper.

But it was Moffatts ties to NZ sport and his time as CEO of NZ Rugby where he was able to see the strategic importance of keeping a NZ interest in the professional Aussie comp. He exercised massive patience when the license issue was dragging out for the club. Had there been a different CEO at the time it would have been very interesting. I was a pretty naïve teenager back then so that's how I saw it at the time, but someone else out there might have differing facts.

These days with the lucrative television rights and the Warriors brand now deeply ingrained with a significant history for NZ followers there is now no chance the club would ever cease to exist. Introducing a second club though at this time seems like a very risky move as it just doesn't feel like we have the population outside of Auckland to sustain it, Wellington appears the only somewhat realistic option but the Phoenix are far from a roaring success in the football. And Auckland isn't big enough to have two NRL teams, particularly with the diabolical stadium situation at the moment. Maybe one day, but as we've seen with the struggles of the Dolphins a second NZ based club feels light years away at this time.
 
Agree with you 💯 mate.
However I am getting on a bit now and would love to see a GF win before I go to the big pub in the sky 😀
Yes, but the Warriors seem to have more bad than good. It has been going on and on. Getting past the first week of elimination would be good. A GF win might be a bit too much to ask.
 
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