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Hey guys, thought I'd post this here before letting it loose elsewhere. Some may find it a tad harsh, but it's how I (and many many people I've spoken with) feel. Feel free to tear it apart, but I feel like the time for sugar coating has well and truly gone. Most of it isn't new sentiment for us who frequent here, just collective thoughts.
Something is happening. Change is happening. As a Warriors supporter, there is a mood in the air that I have never experienced in 20 years. Or should I say, lack of mood - apathy is the only word I can find to describe it. The lack of enthusiasm, emotion, and even general interest in some cases, is a stark contrast to years gone by.
There was a time when...
The Warriors have become a parody of themselves. From the team itself to everything that surrounds them. It's laughable. They are a joke.
"Big warriors forwards". One of the smallest, cowardly, least dominant packs in the comp.
The "Warriors style of football" - which we haven't played for 13 years.
"The Warriors are sucking in the big ones". Despite our "best offseason ever".
Where star players go to die.
Darryl Halligan being our specialist co-commentator. How he has a job I don't know.
Bluey - sacked as coach only a couple of years ago - providing "expert insights" during "The Aftermatch" on Sky.
Steven McFuckNuggets. Enough said.
All the TV ads about loyalty and legacy and all that bullshit. Stop lying to us.
The Owen Glen saga.
Not sure where to post this but I'll start a thread anyways. After the Storm game I was so angry I wrote an email to Jim Doyle, not really knowing if I was going to get an email back, but I received it today about a week and a bit after I sent it.
So here goes. This was before the full story of the 6 came out.
Hi Mr. Doyle.
My first ever time emailing to a big wig like yourself so it's daunting, but I'm going to give it a try.
This week I bet you'd like to see over real fast.
I know you've been dealing with the fallout from the Storm game, and then the fallout from the 6 guys getting dropped, and I know you have a lot more stuff going on than having to deal with countless email after email from pissed off fans.
Decided to create a thread to congratulate my favourite player Manu Vatuvei on his 10 years of service to the club. It will be officially celebrated during the Storm game at Mt Smart this weekend (Sunday, July 28 2:00 PM).
Manu 'The Beast' Vatuvei
Games - 160*
Tries - 111
Points - 444
Games - 20
Tries - 13
Points - 52
2005 Tri Nations Champions
2008 Rugby League World Champions
2010 Four Nations Champions
NRL All Stars
Tries - 0
Points - 0
NRL Debut 23 May Round 11 vs Rabbitohs
International Debut for Kiwis 16 October 2005 Tri Nations vs Kangaroos
Scores 2 tries in 2005 Tri Nations Final vs Kangaroos 24-0
2005 Tri Nations Winners
NRL 50th game 7th July Round 17 vs Cowboys
I thought I would take this opportunity to wish All Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all Warriors Fans.
I have very much enjoyed the many Laughs, good humour shown by the fans on this site as well as the intense (at times) Forums and Discussions throughout the year, even though our team has failed to ignite on the field, I still look forward to the new season ahead.
From here in Brisbane with my close Family, but still missing my Dad in Auckland (a huge Warriors Fan), may you, your Family and Friends be SAFE and ENJOY this special time of year.
Warriors Community Initiatives
New thread started - Mod
It is easy to get caught up in the on-field disappointments, but sometimes you forget how much this club does for the community.
I’m a secondary school teacher in the Horowhenua, which is an area with a lot of challenges – domestic violence, and poverty in particular.
I run several social project initiatives through my classes and a community action group. This year, amongst other things, I have a class who are filling backpacks with new possessions for children who are removed from their families and put in foster/state care in conjunction with local police and other advocacy groups in the area.
The students sent an email explaining what they were doing and asking for assistance to...
Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year Everyone!
Special thanks to SK and Crew for setting some firm foundations in place and building a much improved Warriors Side that we can all be proud of.
Got my 'Across the Ditch' membership and the new 2019 cap in the mail just in time for Xmas... Love It!
Be Safe and ENJOY the time with your friends & families!
Pick Your Team 2018 FINALS WEEK 1 - Panthers vs Warriors
WELCOME TO THIS FORUMS FIRST EVER WARRIORS FINALS THREAD!!!
Yep its true. Since this forum started in 2012 we have never had to make a thread about our First Grade side playing finals footy lol.
At the time of posting this thread no opponent had yet been decided. Thread will be updated by admin ASAP...
Don't think I've seen a season review thread up yet so thought I'd make one...
- Our defencive systems have improved a lot, with another season under our belts (and better players) we should hopefully be better again next year.
- The approach to away games has been a focus and has improved alot because of that
- Fitness has been a huge reason for our improvement and with another off-season we'll only be better for it
- Attacking structure was loosened and there was more warrior ball. Though I'd like to see more trick plays and interchange between our Spine.
- The gameplan of using our backs for yardage so our forwards have more energy to defend is questionable, I prefer a BIG pack with FAST, SKILLFUL backs myself. It seems to be the trend with most...
Going to jump the gun here on this thread because I have some really clear thoughts I want to get off my chest. Im not one for knee jerk reactions when picking a team and usually pick a steady team that I think the coach will pick but that tactics going out the door right now.
1. SAM TOMKINS
2. GLEN FISIIAHI
3. NGANI LAUMAPE
4. KONRAD HURRELL
5. MANU VATUVEI
6. CHAD TOWNSEND
7. SHAUN JOHNSON
8. SAM RAPIRA
9. THOMAS LEULUAI
10. BEN MATULINO
11. JAYSON BUKUYA
12. DOMINIQUE PEYROUX
13. SIMON MANNERING
14. JACOB LILLYMAN
15. SUAIA MATAGI
16. CHARLIE GUBB
17. STEVE WAETFORD
DANE NIELSEN - Stifles the whole left edge. Whether Manu Vatuvei was standing too flat or not is irrelevant. Look where the fuck you are passing and make sure the option is there. And whats up with all the...
It seems many of us have short memories as the inevitable 'excitement' around 2018 builds. I hate to be the harbinger of bad news, but it's worth putting everything into context before we all get carried away by exclamations around 'best ever recruitment' and 'hardest ever pre-season'.
Fact #1. Steve Kearney is STILL coach.
Kearney's first grade coaching record now stands at 66 matches; 17 wins; 48 losses; and 1 draw, at a wholly unimpressive 25.8% winning ratio. Get your head around that. It is literally one of the worst winning percentages in NRL coaching history. Heck, even Craig 'Tugger' Coleman had a better one at Souths (31.5%). You want to know what Matty Elliott's overall winning percentage is? 45.7. McFadden? 43.3. Kearney's is barely past 25%. It's atrocious, and no amount...
I have heard from a very good source that the Warriors are absolutely raving to have locked down Eliesa Katoa.
Apparently, the guy is lighting up pre-season and a marvel to watch, particularly with ball in hand. My source said he belongs in the same category of player as Ali Lauitiiti, SBW, Kikau and Sonny Fai. Eliesa offers something much more dangerous than we currently have in the forwards. O'Sullivan has pulled a special with this kid.
Eliesea is big, athletic and powerful they think he could develop very quickly. Projected NRL player by 2020. Don't be surprised to see him named in one of the trial games off the bench.
Watch this kid, you heard it here on this forum first, he is going to be a special Warrior.
Just wanted to offer the McLeod family my deepest condolences for the passing of Peter McLeod.
A lot of fans have never heard his name before but if it werent for this mans huge effort we wouldnt have a club representing NZ in the NRL. Simple as that.
While it was members of the Mt Albert Rugby League clubs Board, which included John Ackland, that first wrote a letter to the New South Wales Rugby League Chairman it was Peter McLeod who was tasked by Auckland Rugby League with providing feasibility reports. getting sponsors, players, a coach, CEO, etc.
It was his efforts that saw us admitted into the comp in 1993 ahead of Austraian teams the North Queensland Cowboys, Western Reds and South Queensland Crushers. So prepared and thorough was McLeod's presentation that we were actually...
The Sack coach cappy thread reads like a tennis match of a Warrior fan kind.
There are those who hit the ball in anger about the coach.....and those that return serve in anger about the players. Both parties are guilty of clinging to long held hoary old arguments.
This thread title is somewhat tongue in cheek inspired by NZWARRIORS forum vernacular and culture......it's either sack this and sack that....or thread titles read like a C.I. channel forensic show.....' residue every where' ........residual value this....and residual value that.
Lets be clear here.
There are two great tensions in Warrior land. There are the group of pitch fork wavers that want to lynch the coach, and there are the moderates who are sick of the same blame culture of coaches and defend the coaching position...
Is it time to dare to dream?
Now, I'm always a glass half full person so may be setting myself up and I'm philosophical about getting it wrong... but he who dares, wins.
Although already proud I'm going to put all my positivity into the Warriors lifting the Shield this year! Go the Warriors!
Interesting that last night on Matty John's show last night - can't stand the narcissistic idiot & his other regular fools but watch anyway to see if the Warriors get more than a cursory sarcastic comment or two - that Madge and Johns' father (who Matty Johns said was pretty good at picking the comp winner) both picked the Warriors.
The Warriors were Madge's first pick and he had another pick as well (can't remember who). Madge's answer was considered and he said Mooks is doing really good...
Travelling Circus Returns Home
I did a double take when the coverage of Saturday night’s league coverage started in Penrith. The ground was of course awash with pink to celebrate the Women in League round, yet the first shot of the Warriors in their dressing room took me by surprise. They were wearing an odd jersey for an away match in a special round, their plain black home strip.
“What the **** is this shit!” I exclaimed. I then realised the Panthers had stolen our thunder, and had turned out in their own novelty pink strip! Management must have been seething, Manu’s manager must have been ropeable! Novelty jerseys are our thing, we invented them, we get to wear and sell them first! No matter, we soon put this great injustice behind us and meekly surrendered to a rampaging pink...
The tone of most threads so far have been very negative.
I thought it was worth starting a thread where people can come in here and talk about the positive side to the club.
This isnt a piss take.
I think it's important we dont spiral into a world of negativity.
So I'll start by saying the family culture that maybe holds us back as a club is also the one thing to be proud of as a club.
I saw in one of James Gavet interviews he said " be good to people"
It struck a cord with me.
Its so true.
They're good people our boys
They're not thugs, alcoholics, wife beaters or associate themselves with gangs. They're not in the news for all the wrong reasons like those aussies across the ditch.
Our guys value family. Respect their elders.
These are the type of people we should be...
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