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Fans from other clubs especially warm welcome to the Warriors e-version of Mt Smarts South Stand ( the rowdiest Mob) rugby league real oil.

A thread to talk about the games , feel free to post run downs , game talk..... anything of interest , doesn't have to be Warriors related.
The thread is intended to give people a spot to talk without crossing over into other threads.

Play nice Local fans.....we can all learn about the game outside our own fishbowl.


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NZ Newswire July 25, 2013, 4:56 pm

PREVIEW OF NRL ROUND 20 MATCHES (all NZ times):
FRIDAY, July 26
North Queensland v Brisbane at 1300SMILES Stadium, 9.35pm
Head to Head: Cowboys 8 Broncos 25 drawn 2
Last clash: Round 6 2013 - Broncos 12 bt Cowboys 10 at Suncorp Stadium
Six points adrift of the top eight, Brisbane must win six of their last seven games to keep their slim finals hopes alive. If unsuccessful, they'll miss the playoffs for only the second time in 21 years. Running out of time and patience, coach Anthony Griffin dumped Parramatta-bound Corey Norman to start Josh Hoffman at fullback with Ben Hunt the new halfback at the expense of Peter Wallace. Former Test prop Ben Hannant has been ruled out again with his troublesome calf injury with Mitchell Dodds slotting into the front row. The Cowboys will be bolstered by the return of Origin stars Johnathan Thurston, Brent Tate, Matt Scott and James Tamou.
Key: If Thurston takes out his displeasure at ASADA's early-morning knock on his door mid-week on the opposition, it will be curtains for the Broncos.
Tip: Cowboys
Canterbury v Parramatta at ANZ Stadium, 9.35pm
Head to Head: Bulldogs 71 Eels 57 drawn 5
Last clash: Round 2 2013 - Bulldogs 20 bt Eels 16 at ANZ Stadium
Offering 20.5 points start, bookmakers give the Eels no chance of ending their worst losing run in 18 years. Ricky Stuart's hapless cellar dwellers haven't won away all season or anywhere since 10 and are rightfully odds-on to be lumbered with back-to-back wooden spoons for the first time since 1961. The sixth-placed Bulldogs should be primed after enjoying the bye last week, following their round-18 thrashing of Melbourne.
Key: The Eels must score first against their arch rivals or face the prospect of yet another hiding.
Tip: Bulldogs
SATURDAY, July 27
St George-Illawarra v Canberra at WIN Stadium, 7.30pm
Head to Head: Dragons 15 Raiders 6 drawn 1
Last clash: Round 3 2013 - Raiders 30 bt Dragons 17 at Canberra Stadium
Buoyed by their last-start conquest of front-running South Sydney, the Dragons are chasing a first win over their bogey side since 2007. Fallen Canberra star Blake Ferguson has been somewhat controversially reinstated this week to the NRL after pleading not guilty to indecent assaulting a woman at a Sydney bar while out drinking with Dragons fullback Josh Dugan earlier this season, but it remains to be seen if the two former Raiders teammates will go head-to-head. Ferguson hasn't been named but could yet earn a start in a vital match for the eighth-placed Raiders.
Key: Continuing from where he left off in State of Origin three, Dugan was superb against the Rabbitohs and the Raiders will need to keep their former hero in check to remain in the top eight.
Tip: Dragons
Gold Coast v South Sydney at Skilled Park, 9.30pm
Head to Head: Titans 4 Souths 5
Last clash: Round 14 2013 - Souths 30 bt Titans 24 at Barlow Park
Souths' surprise extra-time loss to the Dragons has loosened their grip on the club's first minor premiership since 1989 and they must win or risk relinquishing top spot on the ladder to the Sydney Roosters. Already anxious over superstar Greg Inglis' extended stint on the sidelines, Rabbitohs fans will be sweating on a swift bounce back as the Bunnies embark on a tough month of action on the road on the Gold Coast, in Townsville, Melbourne and Gosford. The Titans delivered an improved showing against Manly last outing but have nevertheless slipped to 10th to be in a do-or-die dilemma.
Key: The Titans need returning Origin stars Greg Bird and Nate Myles to stand up to have any realistic hope of springing a boilover.
Tip: Souths
SUNDAY, July 28
Warriors v Melbourne at Mt Smart Stadium, 2pm
Head to Head: Warriors 13 Storm 17 drawn 2
Last clash: Round 7 2013 - Storm 28 bt Warriors 18 at AAMI Park
After suffering a lengthy post-Origin hangover last year, Melbourne's representative stars could be excused for reaching for the Berocca ahead of their latest showdown with their long-time nemesis. The unpredictable Warriors have made a habit of upsetting the league's perennial benchmark and will fancy their chances of ambushing the premiers again after winning six of their past seven matches. But after a slow start to the season, the Warriors are still languishing in 11th place and must keep the roll going to remain in the finals race.
Key: The Storm lost four straight after Origin last year and this danger game marks the return of representative linchpins Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cam Smith, who must stand up.
Tip: Warriors
Cronulla v Penrith at Remondis Stadium, 4pm
Head to Head: Sharks 41 Panthers 37 drawn 3
Last clash: Round 21 2012 - Panthers 21 bt Sharks 20 at Remondis Stadium
The ongoing ASADA investigation continues to cast a shadow over the sixth-placed Sharks and they need to hit back after last week's 40-0 hammering at the hands of the Roosters to steady the ship. Big guns Paul Gallen, Luke Lewis, Anthony Tupou and Beau Ryan are sidelined but classy back-rower Wade Graham returns from a shoulder injury and has been handed the captaincy. After three straight wins, the Panthers' bubble burst against Newcastle and they too need a win to stay within striking distance of the eight.
Key: Cronulla fullback Michael Gordon's goalkicking accuracy against his old club could prove decisive in what looms as a tight encounter.
Tip: Sharks
Newcastle v Sydney Roosters at Hunter Stadium, 5pm
Head to Head: Knights 18 Roosters 22 drawn 2
Last clash: Round 9 2012 - Roosters 24 bt Knights 6 at Allianz Stadium
The Roosters find themselves premiership favourites for the first time since the Brad Fittler era in 2004 after recording a fifth shut-out of the season against the Sharks. Making the Knights' task even more daunting is the return of Sonny Bill Williams from a hamstring injury. Victory for the Roosters and defeat for the Rabbitohs will vault the tricolours to the competition summit. The Knights, though, are going quietly about their business, rising almost unnoticed to fifth. Kade Snowden's two-match suspension is a blow but an upset win this weekend would keep the Knights' top-four hopes flickering.
Key: It's stating the obvious but the Knights simply must stop Williams - and his offloads - to compete with the relentless Roosters.
Tip: Roosters
MONDAY, July 29
Wests Tigers v Manly at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, 9pm
Head to Head: Tigers 7 Sea Eagles 11
Last clash: Round 4 2013 - Sea Eagles 26 bt Tigers 0 at Bluetongue Stadium
After a mid-season slump, the Sea Eagles have rediscovered their mojo to string together three wins to cement a place in the top four approaching the finals. The Tigers have been the disappointments of the season and are clinging to the mathematical possibility of making the playoffs. Still, they could be inspired by skipper Robbie Farah's 200th first grade game, Liam Fulton's 150th or Benji Marshall's farewell appearance at Campbelltown, where the Sea Eagles haven't played in 15 years.
Key: Manly's resurgence has coincided with Brett Stewart's return from a knee injury and the Tigers, not regarded for their defence, must keep the prolific fullback in check to have any hope.
Tip: Sea Eagles
 
Paleaaesina2the20

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Fans from other clubs especially warm welcome[/B] to the Warriors e-version of Mt Smarts South Stand ( the rowdiest Mob) rugby league real oil.

A thread to talk about the games , feel free to post run downs , game talk..... anything of interest , doesn't have to be Warriors related.
The thread is intended to give people a spot to talk without crossing over into other threads.

Play nice Local fans.....we can all learn about the game outside our own fishbowl.
Just on this note, I found it really bizzare that when I was at Leichardt last week the announcer said multiple times "lets make these Warriors feel really unwelcome" he even said it when the Warriors ran out onto the field... I wouldn't really mind it too much as a player, but I just thought it was unprofessional.
 
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Just on this note, I found it really bizzare that when I was at Leichardt last week the announcer said multiple times "lets make these Warriors feel really unwelcome" he even said it when the Warriors ran out onto the field... I wouldn't really mind it too much as a player, but I just thought it was unprofessional.
Yeah odd aye , I've heard that sort of trash talk from the MT Smart Announcer , he's toned it down a little....still.....nothing in comparison to the levels the MT SMART DJ's go to...that man is a master of torture infliction on opposition fans and teams....Aga doo do do shake pine apples up a tree....ffs
 
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Got my eye on three of those games.

Penrith V the Sharks......both teams ahead of us on the table and both to play us , so the result is not as important. Hoping Townsend plays and the Warrior sharks pick their lips up and get on with it. Apart from those two , would love to see the NZpanthers continue to a GF V the Warriors ( media twaddle over two lowly rated clubs in a final would be worth it )

Titans all the way , Souths are the new Manly.....or the old Souths depending on how you look at it. Still hurting from the Souths Perth game , the Tits however if you put you Warrior glasses on , need to go down. I dislike the pride of the league this year ( a compliment to Souths success ) enough and am fond of the Tits ...GO the Tits !!!

Monday the Tigers could do everyone a favor and bring Manly down a peg.
 
Paleaaesina2the20

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Got my eye on three of those games.

Penrith V the Sharks......both teams ahead of us on the table and both to play us , so the result is not as important. Hoping Townsend plays and the Warrior sharks pick their lips up and get on with it. Apart from those two , would love to see the NZpanthers continue to a GF V the Warriors ( media twaddle over two lowly rated clubs in a final would be worth it )

Titans all the way , Souths are the new Manly.....or the old Souths depending on how you look at it. Still hurting from the Souths Perth game , the Tits however if you put you Warrior glasses on , need to go down. I dislike the pride of the league this year ( a compliment to Souths success ) enough and am fond of the Tits ...GO the Tits !!!

Monday the Tigers could do everyone a favor and bring Manly down a peg.
Agreed, I was looking at the table and only 1 win seperates 11th from 5th (although our points diff is bad). I will be watching those teams ranked 5-10 and hoping the start losing. So i say, go the Eels, Dragons, Rabbits, and Roosters! (for this week)
 
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CRO vs PEN should be interesting, panthers have no front rowers left with Mose suspended (latimore is starting c'mon), sharks have more drug controversy this week...
As we play the sharks next week, hoping for a cronulla "let's show the haters" win this week followed by a let down against the rampant warriors.
Plus the second leg of my multi depends on it. Carn you dopers!
 
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This shapes to be the first weekend in a long time where we can actually jump up a few places in the queue. Will be watching the Titans v Rabbits and Panthers v Cronulla games very intently...
 
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Raelene Castle is going to be interviewed by Gus Gould Sky channel 53 in the build up to the dogs / Eels after the break.

Hoping Raelene goes well , brings her Skills to Auckland or the National team
 
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Eleven minutes before Para touch the ball other than kicking it off 16 nil to the dogs , you have to cock an eye brow at any clubs for and against propped up by two games in a season V Para
 
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Eleven minutes before Para touch the ball other than kicking it off 16 nil to the dogs , you have to cock an eye brow at any clubs for and against propped up by two games in a season V Para
you have to raise an eyebrow at the warriors too. half our negative differential is from a thrashing from the eels

2 uninspiring games tonight.. bulldogs, cowboys, broncos, and eels. a very mediocre lineup of teams
 
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you have to raise an eyebrow at the warriors too. half our negative differential is from a thrashing from the eels

2 uninspiring games tonight.. bulldogs, cowboys, broncos, and eels. a very mediocre lineup of teams
Yes for sure.

Look at our Lay down games . Eels Panthers...underbelly material.

Cows look closest to making a game of it , 12/4 half time.....I've stopped watching the Eels Dogs they are so bad.

Matty Johns made a big speech on Sterlo about how there are a lot of teams playing poorly at the moment.

Real interested to see if we keep winning how our harder draw ( two games against all top four , and most of the eight ) places us.

Could end up being the Hardened team of the year.

I really really spice girls really want us going into the finals ( if ) the hard way.....no favorable results , just pure slog to atone for our seasons sins.....be good for next year too off the back of a trying seasons end
 
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Man these games tonight are a tough watch. I'm mainly watching the Dogs game because of all the kiwi's in it.
 
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you have to raise an eyebrow at the warriors too. half our negative differential is from a thrashing from the eels

2 uninspiring games tonight.. bulldogs, cowboys, broncos, and eels. a very mediocre lineup of teams

Have we ever played the Storm on a Friday night? I mean I know the figures would be shit - but it'd be a cracker...
 
eudebrito

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Oh FFS the broncos have exactly one dangerous creative attacking player and he goes over from 12 out from dummy half to win the game.
Multi sunk, sheeeit imagine being a cowboys fan.
 
Sup42

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Man these games tonight are a tough watch. I'm mainly watching the Dogs game because of all the kiwi's in it.
I fell asleep lol Pretty Poor indeed. Would have preferred a Wigan game over the Para Dogs game. Eels would get killed in the ESL by the better teams.
 
Gizzyfan

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Eleven minutes before Para touch the ball other than kicking it off 16 nil to the dogs , you have to cock an eye brow at any clubs for and against propped up by two games in a season V Para


They didn't do a lot for our for and against either.
 
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Yes for sure.

Look at our Lay down games . Eels Panthers...underbelly material.

Cows look closest to making a game of it , 12/4 half time.....I've stopped watching the Eels Dogs they are so bad.

Matty Johns made a big speech on Sterlo about how there are a lot of teams playing poorly at the moment.

Real interested to see if we keep winning how our harder draw ( two games against all top four , and most of the eight ) places us.

Could end up being the Hardened team of the year.

I really really spice girls really want us going into the finals ( if ) the hard way.....no favorable results , just pure slog to atone for our seasons sins.....be good for next year too off the back of a trying seasons end

In Sterlos column in yesterdays Daily Telegraph, he rated & reviewed the 7 teams that could potentially make it into the top 8.

When it came to the Warriors, words like "silky skills" and "powerful forwards" were used.

He capped it off by saying "they will definitely be there"

Combine that with the main article in the League Central section of the same newspaper, and several pieces in the Big League magazine, and suddenly we are the talk of the town again!

I generally derive great satisfaction from watching Aussies eat their own words, but I sincerely hope I don't get to this time. ;)
 
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CRO vs PEN should be interesting, panthers have no front rowers left with Mose suspended (latimore is starting c'mon), sharks have more drug controversy this week...
As we play the sharks next week, hoping for a cronulla "let's show the haters" win this week followed by a let down against the rampant warriors.
Plus the second leg of my multi depends on it. Carn you dopers!
This game is the one that made me think the most for my multi. Got told Carney isnt playing so I backed Panthers but Im yet to see any news on Carney being out. Might have been told some BS!

Multi still alive. Backed the dogs and Broncos. Dont know how you guys backed the Cowboys. They suck...
 
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