General I enjoyed that game

mosh_old

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As frustrating as it was with us bombing the trys I enjoyed the physical nature of that match.
For the first time in a long time we were outmuscled on attack and defence and there were 3 massive hits on our players, and one each on Wiki and Price.
We just need to work on our finishing and we will get better. It is also notable that we need some size in our backrow too. We got smashed out there.

Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi, Sione Faumuina, Price and Fien were all outstanding. Toopi is having a stellar season and is back to his best while Brent Webb is showing signs of developing into a better player each year. Sione Faumuina was sensational at 5-8, some options were poor but his presence and creativity was great. We just need some consistency from Faumuina and he can go a long way to being up there with the best.

7,800 crowd? You get more to a brawl on K Road in Auckland FFS.
 

raypower_old

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Good wrap up Mosh. It was frustrating to come into half time at 20-0 down but we were belted when it mattered on the eagles line. I'm not too disappointed in the boys, it was a solid effort, I wish we had Manu there for his finishing, I reckon it would have made a difference for sure.
 

jono_t2000_old

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Sorry but this game just didnt do it for me today.

Too many penalties and too many frustrating moments when we could have scored, should have scored but didnt.
 

Northern_Union

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whats with the poor crowd?

They were coming off 2 good wins....where all the fans?
 

iceman_old

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...a predictable 2004/5esque feel to the game of 2 halves. Orford (5/5), has always been gooood...Faumina can win or lose a game...when he gets the consistancy of a Jones or Johns he will realise his potential...
 

Iafeta_old

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I found it a frustrating game.

Smith was too keen to go to all the minor technicalities of the rule book rather than allow a good free flowing game. Its a credit to the players that there was no biffo due to the frustration Smith must have been causing.

Manly's defence was incredible, but aside from Faumuina, we lacked a really creative half who knows how to organise a team towards a weakness and then exploit it. That basically was the difference, poor urgency in the first half, and inability to put the foot down when it mattered due to good defence and stifling refereeing.
 

sebastian_old

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We got robbed twice, there were the stupidist penalties i've ever seen. It was a shoking game.Russell Smith is a pomme twat.
 

jahc_old

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At the end of the first half I accepted that we had lost the game, and then just set about enjoying what I could from the second half.

The penalties really killed it for us. It all started with Fein using his forearm in the tackle and then Manly scoring from that next set of six.

Manlys backrowers did very well. I thought the Menzies hit on Ah Van was legal and didnt warrant a penalty.

Manlys defence was just outstanding in general really.

By the end of the second half we were looking more dangerous. I hope we can carry that on to next week. But despite looking dangerous we still couldnt score this week.

It's not the end of the world though. Hopefully we can pick up some points next week. :)

I thought Louis Anderson had a good game. I complained about warriors fans wanting players to be dropped all the time, and then I left Anderson out of my desired lineup for this match. I missed most of Louis playing hooker for us when I was stuck in Samoa for 3 months a few years ago. It's good to finally see for myself what others see in him.

Faumuina is still our best attacking forward. :)
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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1) Smith sucked out loud... don`t think bad officiating cannot and will not kill any team in League football - it played a major role today.
2) Manly dominated from the start, and the Warriors did nothing to stop it - dominance, as in hard hitting, physical playing, is what it`s all about and is the deciding factor 98% of the time in any football game.
No excuses... Manly played better than we did, plain and simple. Warriors... learn from today and play better next week against the Raiders.
 

warrior_girl81_old

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it was both an enjoyable game and an incredibly frustrating game. i was on the edge of my seat quite a nimber of times and nearly threw my shoes at the tv a couple of times (price obstruction??) if it wasnt my mums tv im tellin u i wouldve thrown them!! i think sione had a great game except for the fact that he needs to look for someone to pass to when he has the ball instead of trying to make the break himself every time. other than that he was briil. what was with the crowd?? they were very vocal but i couldnt believe it when the screen said just under 8000 in attendance. thought they mustve missed a 1 at the front!! anyway, bring on the raiders...
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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Mosh said:
As frustrating as it was with us bombing the trys I enjoyed the physical nature of that match.
For the first time in a long time we were outmuscled on attack and defence and there were 3 massive hits on our players, and one each on Wiki and Price.
We just need to work on our finishing and we will get better. It is also notable that we need some size in our backrow too. We got smashed out there.

Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi, Sione Faumuina, Price and Fien were all outstanding. Toopi is having a stellar season and is back to his best while Brent Webb is showing signs of developing into a better player each year. Sione Faumuina was sensational at 5-8, some options were poor but his presence and creativity was great. We just need some consistency from Faumuina and he can go a long way to being up there with the best.

7,800 crowd? You get more to a brawl on K Road in Auckland FFS.

So you enjoyed that we got smashed out there? Curious way of looking at things as a Warriors fans, from my point of view.
 

JonB_old

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AmeriKiwi said:
Mosh said:
As frustrating as it was with us bombing the trys I enjoyed the physical nature of that match.
For the first time in a long time we were outmuscled on attack and defence and there were 3 massive hits on our players, and one each on Wiki and Price.
We just need to work on our finishing and we will get better. It is also notable that we need some size in our backrow too. We got smashed out there.

Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi, Sione Faumuina, Price and Fien were all outstanding. Toopi is having a stellar season and is back to his best while Brent Webb is showing signs of developing into a better player each year. Sione Faumuina was sensational at 5-8, some options were poor but his presence and creativity was great. We just need some consistency from Faumuina and he can go a long way to being up there with the best.

7,800 crowd? You get more to a brawl on K Road in Auckland FFS.

So you enjoyed that we got smashed out there? Curious way of looking at things as a Warriors fans, from my point of view.

I don't think we have played better this year to be honest we were milimetres away from doing them by 20 points, they scored two soft trys and we blew 5 chances in the first half easy, and would of made ten more in the second if someone was on Siones shoulder all game.

They won on mental toughness more than quality of play IMO
 

corey_old

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AmeriKiwi said:
Mosh said:
As frustrating as it was with us bombing the trys I enjoyed the physical nature of that match.
For the first time in a long time we were outmuscled on attack and defence and there were 3 massive hits on our players, and one each on Wiki and Price.
We just need to work on our finishing and we will get better. It is also notable that we need some size in our backrow too. We got smashed out there.

Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi, Sione Faumuina, Price and Fien were all outstanding. Toopi is having a stellar season and is back to his best while Brent Webb is showing signs of developing into a better player each year. Sione Faumuina was sensational at 5-8, some options were poor but his presence and creativity was great. We just need some consistency from Faumuina and he can go a long way to being up there with the best.

7,800 crowd? You get more to a brawl on K Road in Auckland FFS.

So you enjoyed that we got smashed out there? Curious way of looking at things as a Warriors fans, from my point of view.


dude do you have question every post that mosh does. i agree with mosh, just wish brett stewart would have crossed for a try so i could of won some money.
 

Northern_Union

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corey said:
AmeriKiwi said:
Mosh said:
As frustrating as it was with us bombing the trys I enjoyed the physical nature of that match.
For the first time in a long time we were outmuscled on attack and defence and there were 3 massive hits on our players, and one each on Wiki and Price.
We just need to work on our finishing and we will get better. It is also notable that we need some size in our backrow too. We got smashed out there.

Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi, Sione Faumuina, Price and Fien were all outstanding. Toopi is having a stellar season and is back to his best while Brent Webb is showing signs of developing into a better player each year. Sione Faumuina was sensational at 5-8, some options were poor but his presence and creativity was great. We just need some consistency from Faumuina and he can go a long way to being up there with the best.

7,800 crowd? You get more to a brawl on K Road in Auckland FFS.

So you enjoyed that we got smashed out there? Curious way of looking at things as a Warriors fans, from my point of view.


dude do you have question every post that mosh does. i agree with mosh, just wish brett stewart would have crossed for a try so i could of won some money.

This is a forum, for a forum to work we have to question and post to each other. If Mosh or someone else posts something and we all agree 100% with what he's saying....whats the point of posting an answer. If we all thought the same it would be a borring world would it not?
 

ozbash_old

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i honestly believe the better team lost today.

i agree with mosh tho, if you took the dissappointment of the refs decisions away, it was a pretty good game.
manly have certainly changed their style from previous years. they used to try and run around us, now the cheeky buggars run over us.

some very flakey decisions from the officials,, that touchie made a complete twat of himself with some of his calls,, the 40/20 he gave early was a joke.

menzies should be gone for at least 2 if theres any consistency,, ie morley.

Aucklanders are fair weather fans. 7888 is unacceptable for people who follow a team who have a 2fer not to turn up. there were a lot of bay/waikato/northland/palmy fans who did turn up and made the jaffa count worse.
 

warriors4life_old

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I wouldn't say I enjoyed the game, I was thoroughly frustrated, but we did play better than what the scoreline showed at fulltime.
 

corey_old

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RS_Dragon said:
corey said:
AmeriKiwi said:
Mosh said:
As frustrating as it was with us bombing the trys I enjoyed the physical nature of that match.
For the first time in a long time we were outmuscled on attack and defence and there were 3 massive hits on our players, and one each on Wiki and Price.
We just need to work on our finishing and we will get better. It is also notable that we need some size in our backrow too. We got smashed out there.

Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi, Sione Faumuina, Price and Fien were all outstanding. Toopi is having a stellar season and is back to his best while Brent Webb is showing signs of developing into a better player each year. Sione Faumuina was sensational at 5-8, some options were poor but his presence and creativity was great. We just need some consistency from Faumuina and he can go a long way to being up there with the best.

7,800 crowd? You get more to a brawl on K Road in Auckland FFS.

So you enjoyed that we got smashed out there? Curious way of looking at things as a Warriors fans, from my point of view.


dude do you have question every post that mosh does. i agree with mosh, just wish brett stewart would have crossed for a try so i could of won some money.

This is a forum, for a forum to work we have to question and post to each other. If Mosh or someone else posts something and we all agree 100% with what he's saying....whats the point of posting an answer. If we all thought the same it would be a borring world would it not?

i don't have a problem with people questioning others posts, but it seems amerikiwi questions mosh's loyalty every chance he gets now
 

AliN_old

Guest
frustrating sums it up for me.
And like Tony I think the better team lost but the toss of the coin regarding refs decisions, bounce of the ball etc didn't go our way today.
Shame.

I thought Ah Van went well on debut and wish Toopi had passed to him on a couple of ocasions.
The shot by Beaver on Patrick placed on report was very similar to Morley's shot in an earlier round, and he was suspended for 2 weeks. It'll be interesting to see what happens at the very busy judiciary this week.

We missed Manu for sure. I thought we shut down Matty Orford nicely after his cracker game last week.

Frustating cos the signs are there, and soon, very soon, the toss of the coin is going to go our way...consistently.
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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Hey Corey... this was my first reply to one of Mosh`s posts in more than 2 weeks, so don`t go saying I`ve been jumping all over him every chance I get. I have no problem with Mosh OR with him stating his views... I was simply stating my viewpoint, as well... that okay with you?
 

Iafeta_old

Guest
Improve ruck speed, improve communication - improved communication will lead to improved execution, that was the difference. We created a lot of opportunities through individual skill. Execute those plays into the end result and you will see the W's rack up.

Too much fighting on the ground, not enough urgency to get back to their feet first to get to marker, thats where it all started in the first half. Second half, inability to communicate and take advantage of openings accordingly.

In the wash up, Steve Price and Sione Faumuina were terrific, Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi all had promising moments.

One question I do ask is, where's Ruben Wiki this year? He looks really out of his depth at the moment, he was drilled badly in this game time and time again, and took a very immature and poor option on tackle 1 in the first half running towards the sideline. He's a smart player, and a damn fine one, I've never seen him in such a rut.
 

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