Player David Fusitua

BeastMode

Warriors 1st Grader
Mar 7, 2015
7,550
I wouldn’t read into CG’s comments to much i think he’s just trying to keep it in house and down play the situation that’s his job

You mean sweep it under the carpet like it doesnt exist?

Disappointed.

Cant trust anything this guy says!!

Mental health isnt something to ignore.

Explains his drop in form.

Wish David a speedy recovery if true.
 
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Ryaan

Warriors Bench Player
Sep 23, 2020
33
You mean sweep it under the carpet like it doesnt exist?

Disappointed.

Cant trust anything this guy says!!

Mental health isnt something to ignore.

Explains his drop in form.

Wish David a speedy recovery if true.
Far from sweeping it under the carpet, he’s not going to come out and heap more pain on the player and pour gasoline on the fire , he’s doing the job he’s paid to do and keep the clubs matters / players personal lives private.
 

3rdstriker

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 11, 2014
284
All the best to the flying Fus such an incredible talent on the wing. Most importantly is your own health and wellbeing but🤞
Hope you can comeback and regain some of that magical try scoring.
 

BeastMode

Warriors 1st Grader
Mar 7, 2015
7,550
Far from sweeping it under the carpet, he’s not going to come out and heap more pain on the player and pour gasoline on the fire , he’s doing the job he’s paid to do and keep the clubs matters / players personal lives private.

quite the opposite I would have thought.

no one in their right minds would kick a person when they are down.

I would instead expect an overwhelming response of support and understanding for his situation.
 

TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
1,453
I wouldn’t read into CG’s comments to much i think he’s just trying to keep it in house and down play the situation that’s his job
Yup was pretty clear there was something else going on after there was photos in the captains run of him leaping two metres in the air catching bombs. Can’t do that with an ongoing hamstring issue.

Hopefully he gets the help he needs.
 

matiunz

All Out!
Contributor
Jul 15, 2013
7,606
Sydney
It’s a shit deal to go through mental illness, can fully sympathise that even simple everyday tasks can seem near impossible to complete. Not sure if this is the case with David but it would explain a few things, sad thing is you know what you’re capable of and just don’t seem to be able to do them which compounds the issue.
Can also only assume the pressures of being a new Dad can also amplify the other issues. Sometimes just a break is all that you can do which looks like what David is able to do. Wish the guy can manage his illness to a point he can get back to where he needs to be.
 

mrblonde

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 14, 2012
3,776
Auckland
Would this have anything to do with Manu's going public about his legal situation? I mean, as much as Warriors players may have privately already have known, going public raises the shitstorm by several levels...
 

J_P

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 4, 2020
400
quite the opposite I would have thought.

no one in their right minds would kick a person when they are down.

I would instead expect an overwhelming response of support and understanding for his situation.
A lot of people experiencing personal problems be it personal/family related or mental health related find it really hard for it to be made public especially in the Polynesian community. Let the man decide when or if he's ready to let the public know.
If he is going through personal well-being issues and doesn't want it be made public all this media speculation won't be helping at all.
I know from personal experience it takes a long time to get over the shame and be able to talk to someone else about it let alone the public.

Secondly there are still a decent amount of people that absolutely don't understand mental health issues and still have that "toughen up, get over it" attitude, nothing against them as I know a few. They're just wired different and can't even comprehend or understand some of these issues as they've never experienced it themselves
 
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ramps

1st Grade Fringe
May 2, 2013
867
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Feel for Fus, Definitely is a tough job being an NRL player. Your body gets destroyed everyday. Fulltime recovery, then you have to deal with fans and media who don't give two shits about players wellbeing. Add an injury and Covid to that and its a full shit storm. Money doesn't buy you happiness. Hes a real family man so i hope he gets all the help he needs for himself and his family's sake. Playing through all this would have just made everything worse so better for him to walk away from it all until hes ready.

Keep in contact with him, bring another winger in and bring him back next year or when he feels he is ready to be all in again. He hasn't been right for a while now. When he is on, he is one of the best wingers there is but he doesn't deserve the torture of playing at 70% dedication. Good on the club for protecting him and pulling him out of the last few games. Wish him all the best.
 

Teeps4Shore

U20's Player
Apr 17, 2021
19
My new baby arrived last Saturday - just in time for the cows game - and as a new father, it is a massive period of adjustment for everyone. I can’t imagine being away from home for near on two years with a new baby. It’s taxing enough as it is (sleep is a luxury item BTW)…

Fus is a sensitive guy and if his head and heart aren’t in it, then no wonder he can’t play to his potential.

Obviously there is more to this than homesickness - mental health is such a tricky subject and you need specialist help when the black dog rolls in. I wish him all the very best and I hope he can get his head right.

im sure the club is rallying around him - and that will be repaid in time. Get well Fus… come back better, stronger and above all, healthier.
 
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J_P

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 4, 2020
400
Feel for Fus, Definitely is a tough job being an NRL player. Your body gets destroyed everyday. Fulltime recovery, then you have to deal with fans and media who don't give two shits about players wellbeing. Add an injury and Covid to that and its a full shit storm. Money doesn't buy you happiness. Hes a real family man so i hope he gets all the help he needs for himself and his family's sake. Playing through all this would have just made everything worse so better for him to walk away from it all until hes ready.

Keep in contact with him, bring another winger in and bring him back next year or when he feels he is ready to be all in again. He hasn't been right for a while now. When he is on, he is one of the best wingers there is but he doesn't deserve the torture of playing at 70% dedication. Good on the club for protecting him and pulling him out of the last few games. Wish him all the best.
Also add on the stress of being away from a young family (not everyone can handle being separated the same as others) and the pressure of knowing you have to stay due to not wanting to lose your contract to provide for your family. I'd be happy for him to come home on a reduced contract for the year and resume next year once they're all back home.
We don't complain about players that are out for a season with injury, mental health and personal well-being shouldn't be no different.
People can't complain about him not putting any effort like they were last year. He obviously tried hence he's been in Australia since start of the year along with all the other players.
 
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