General Cleary pleased with 2006

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From www.sportal.co.nz

With the 2006 season all but over for the New Zealand Warriors and their fans, head coach Ivan Cleary says he would still like to see the year out in style.

The Warriors have had a rollercoaster ride of a season including the worst possible start after the club was deducted four competition points by the NRL early in the year for a breach of the salary cap in 2005.

However, despite the off-field distractions, Cleary says he is extremely happy with how his first year in the job has gone.

"We've certainly improved as the year has gone on, probably on and off the field," he said

"We are a new club in a lot of areas and we like to think that we have made some progress and we should probably be bigger and better next year."

The Warriors currently sit at tenth on the competition ladder and, with just two games remaining in the regular season, the club has no mathematical chance of making the competition play-offs.

If not for the penalty the club may have snuck into the final eight, but only after round 26 will pundits know for sure whether this is the case.

However, Cleary says he has tried not to think much about the impact the penalty may have caused for him and his side, although he says if it is the only thing that costs the team a play-offs spot he will feel somewhat satisfied.

"Probably a little bit," he said when asked if he would take some satisfaction if the points were the only thing to keep his side out.

"The thing is, you can't look back and all we can do is say we have done our best."

Despite the Warriors' season inevitably coming to an end in Brisbane next week, Cleary says his only focus is on winning his last two matches.

"We really just want to finish the year," he said.

"I guess we will work that [the effect of the penalty] out when we get there and we just want to concentrate over the next couple of games and hopefully we finish well."

As for next year, Cleary says Warriors fans can expect some big things.
 

*~*Fa'AhVaN*~*_old

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id say by the end of next yr well hav won the gf n hav 3 losses n 21 wins and points dif will b 218, for 588 against 370 we shall rule the nrl!!!
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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TUAKURA***AHVAN said:
id say by the end of next yr well hav won the gf n hav 3 losses n 21 wins and points dif will b 218, for 588 against 370 we shall rule the nrl!!!

I hope your readings of the future are correct!! :)
 

*~*Fa'AhVaN*~*_old

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warriorfaithful* said:
TUAKURA***AHVAN said:
id say by the end of next yr well hav won the gf n hav 3 losses n 21 wins and points dif will b 218, for 588 against 370 we shall rule the nrl!!!

I hope your readings of the future are correct!! :)


dont worry bro, they r ;)
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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TUAKURA***AHVAN said:
warriorfaithful* said:
TUAKURA***AHVAN said:
id say by the end of next yr well hav won the gf n hav 3 losses n 21 wins and points dif will b 218, for 588 against 370 we shall rule the nrl!!!

I hope your readings of the future are correct!! :)


dont worry bro, they r ;)

Awesome!!!!! Cant wait for 2007 then.
 

warriors4life_old

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TUAKURA***AHVAN said:
id say by the end of next yr well hav won the gf n hav 3 losses n 21 wins and points dif will b 218, for 588 against 370 we shall rule the nrl!!!

You're being a bit specific :wink:, I'm just hoping we win the Grand Final.
 

commonsense_old

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yeh great improvement made in 2k6.

our 2005 recruits have been doing wonders. esp rovelli.

but with 2007 i wonder where hohaia fits in the equation.
 

sebastian_old

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Steve Price said at the press conference that the penalty of -4 points will turn out to be a positive for next year. He said the mentality of the team has changed, especially adversity(close games) which we are well known to lose. Maybe he's right, maybe we did need to tough it out metality to become stronger on the field, here's hoping for next year.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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warriors4life said:
TUAKURA***AHVAN said:
id say by the end of next yr well hav won the gf n hav 3 losses n 21 wins and points dif will b 218, for 588 against 370 we shall rule the nrl!!!

You're being a bit specific :wink:, I'm just hoping we win the Grand Final.

We will don't ya worry about that! ;)
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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sebastian said:
Steve Price said at the press conference that the penalty of -4 points will turn out to be a positive for next year. He said the mentality of the team has changed, especially adversity(close games) which we are well known to lose. Maybe he's right, maybe we did need to tough it out metality to become stronger on the field, here's hoping for next year.

Man im looking foward to 2007 more than any year i can remember. I honistly think the warriors are going to do awesome!!!!! :) . Its like the boys have turned over a new leaf and are a completeley different/better side to waht they were in 2004/2005. Im not saying we were useless in 2004/2005 lol what im saying is where this team is at, at the moment is better than where it has been the last couple of years.
 

sunman_old

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Despite a rookie coach who has no idea how to coach the team, we will make the finals next year. Just like 2002 when that clown Anderson got all the glory. How far we go depends on the boys...
 

Jesbass_old

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sunman said:
Despite a rookie coach who has no idea how to coach the team, we will make the finals next year. Just like 2002 when that clown Anderson got all the glory. How far we go depends on the boys...

His resume would argue otherwise, sunman. Just look at how successful his reserve grade sides were. It isn't entirely down to the players. To say Cleary effectively has no influence is a huge error of judgment, in my opinion.
 

fiamacho_old

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sunman said:
Despite a rookie coach who has no idea how to coach the team, we will make the finals next year. Just like 2002 when that clown Anderson got all the glory. How far we go depends on the boys...

Spoken like a true IDIOT !!!
 

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