General Cliff Beverley

EnterFien_old

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I know he did nothing while with the Warriors but I believe he has improved as a footballer while in England and could be a cheap answer for Management to fix our 5/8 problem.

I watched him play for the Waitakere Rangers against the Waicoa Bay Stallions last night and he absolutely tore strips off them. Although he was named and played mostly fullback he stood up and slotted into the first and second receiver roll.

He scored 2 excellent tries and played a part in nearly all of the other 10 tries scored. He defence which use to be suspect at times looked rock solid.

Watching him play makes me think that the Bartercard Competition in not as strong as it should be or Cliff Beverley has improved 1000% since leaving the Warriors.

He definately a player who I believe still has the ability to compete with the best of them in the NRL.
 

Sinbad_old

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Agree with your comment that Barter Card Cup is not that strong a competition. We bneed to belong to the NRL reserve grade as we did in 95 - 97.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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I think the answer to your question is that the Bartercard cup is just not that strong and its flattering Cliff.

I wouldnt want to see him back and to be honest I cant see it happening anyway.

But yes its obvious as hell we need a development team.
 

Esoj_old

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the bartercard simply is not that great. better trying to see who is on the market across the ditch than sign cliff beverly.

the warriors need a reserve team that play in aus.
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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the warriors need a reserve team that play in aus., esoj wrote.
I agree, esoj.
 

Jesbass_old

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Esoj said:
the warriors need a reserve team that play in aus.

I was of the understanding that this was going to be put in place as of the beginning of next season. Is that still the case?
 

Esoj_old

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I am not sure exactly. wasn't that an under 20 comp or something being introduced next year.
I didn't think a reserve grade team like a pl team was a definte yet. hopefully someone can shed more light on this.
 

2big2strong_old

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no, i don't think thats the case :? i just read an interview with Cleary and he was saying they needed one. he said the Warriors Elite squad has only had 4 games this year and will get a few more during the off season but thats not enough, he wants one in the comp so i'm assuming its not happening. remember a couple years ago we teamed up with the Jets? that didn't last too long at all.
 

Esoj_old

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ah yes I remember reading that interview too now. yeah the elite squad is getting hardly any game at the moment. hopefully something is done in the next few years.
 

sebastian_old

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All the priemer league teams are taken in auss, roosters took over the Newtown Jets this year & Norths are run by Melbourne although their contract ends this year, souths have put in an offer although i think 2 preimer league teams is just greedy. We could try & put in an offer but i doubte we'd get accepted.So it'd have to be a queensland cup team, whitch would be just as good. The queensland cup is definitly underated. Some of our stars have come from the queensland cup, ravs,webby, pricey & fien.
 

2big2strong_old

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sebastian said:
All the priemer league teams are taken in auss, roosters took over the Newtown Jets this year & Norths are run by Melbourne although their contract ends this year, souths have put in an offer although i think 2 preimer league teams is just greedy. We could try & put in an offer but i doubte we'd get accepted.So it'd have to be a queensland cup team, whitch would be just as good. The queensland cup is definitly underated. Some of our stars have come from the queensland cup, ravs,webby, pricey & fien.

i think webb is really the only one that actually played a decent amount in Q cup. Price played about 3 games when he was 17 for the Clydesdales, but it is a great comp. Steve Matai got picked up as a nobody playing for Wynnum.

The Broncos actually got Beaten in a trial this year against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, when i say beaten i mean the score was 54 - 16! the broncs obviously didn't have their premium squad but it had the likes of Brad THorn, Carlaw, Fraser Anderson...Oh wait, thats why they got SMASHED!
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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The Warriors should sign a deal with the Norths Devils. They are the feeder team for the Storm but I believe they're ending their assosciation with them at the end of this year.

They're my closest QLD cup team along with Redcliffe so it'd be great for me to be able to go and watch the games with Warriors development players running around.
 

casso_old

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I don't know why everyone is so anti cliify here?

I always thought whilst he was no Wally Lewis,he was a pretty more than useful 1st. grader and I have seen him play some pretty good games for the Warriors in the years when they really struggled.Give Beverly a go I say,
 

Wiki_old

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KeepingTheFaith said:
The Warriors should sign a deal with the Norths Devils. They are the feeder team for the Storm but I believe they're ending their assosciation with them at the end of this year.

They're my closest QLD cup team along with Redcliffe so it'd be great for me to be able to go and watch the games with Warriors development players running around.

Exactly. Its not like they need to put in a whole new club, they could just have players from our development squad join them over there.
 

ozwi_old

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Problem in the past was player availability i remember from newtown days tooks played on sat arvo then had too fly over sunday morning to fill in for injured seu seu at last minute, as well you need money for us to do such things with poor home crowds not sure profits would justify the expense of constantly flying devolpment squad over the tasman and housing them. Also not sure the depth thing is so bad most of the guys i've seen come up and make debuts have always impressed maybe another option would be to send kids to uk for short contracts with weaker clubs maybe then they won't all be so quick to run away when they hit there prime
 

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