General Typical aussie papers writing us off

warriors4life_old

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From smh.com.au

THE Warriors have been handicapped out of the running for this year's final series after being docked four points.

Teams such as Parramatta or St George Illawarra would be able to overcome such a penalty and still figure in the finish. After all, the Dragons lost five of their first six games last season, when they were torn apart by injury, before recovering to lose the minor premiership only on percentages to the Eels.

But the Warriors simply aren't good enough to come from two wins behind the rest of the 15-team field and finish in the top eight. They weren't good enough to make the finals after starting on level terms last year and they have since lost their best player in Stacey Jones.

Some will say the Warriors have been let off lightly compared with the Bulldogs, who were docked 37 points in 2002, but that is to ignore the different circumstances involved.

The rorts by the Bulldogs were twice as big as the rorts by the Warriors and the Bulldogs tried to survive through concealment while the new Warriors management took concerns to the League.

The Bulldogs were runaway competition leaders at the time, but they could hardly be allowed to challenge for the title.

Mathematically speaking, the Warriors aren't out of the running for anything based on a four-point penalty, but in reality they are. They would have been hard-pressed to make the finals in any case this year, but in a competition as even as the NRL it's going to be awfully difficult for what is effectively a mid-range team to make an impact coming off minus four.

The Warriors will pay a further price when player payments that are deferred to get the club under the cap for this year inevitably force them to shed players next year. It is a tough penalty, don't worry about that.
 

warriors4life_old

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To be honest I'm sick of every bloody Aussie paper writing us off all ready. Not only that but many league personalities are still saying we did not get a harsh enough penalty. They should all go jump in a lake is the best insult I can make without resorting to violence and swear words.
 

MarkW_old

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You can't really blame Aussie jounos or fans of other clubs for writing the Warriors off this year based on performances of the last 2 seasons.
2004 was rubbish and 2005 was a slight improvement, but a dissapointing one given the overpaid player roster.

Oddly enough, I think the team will have more motivation now they will start -4 on the table. All these reports dismissing their chances can only fire them up... at least one would hope so.
 

mattyj_old

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MarkW said:
You can't really blame Aussie jounos or fans of other clubs for writing the Warriors off this year based on performances of the last 2 seasons.
2004 was rubbish and 2005 was a slight improvement, but a dissapointing one given the overpaid player roster.

Exactly....sometimes the truth hurts. Breached the cap in 3 seperate ways by almost a million $$ and we still get nowhere near the 8.

All they can go by is past results and face it our are terrible.

What would you expect them to write?

How we have the "potential" to win games this season?.....its all been said before, time for our club to walk the walk and our supporters to stop making excuses for rubbish displays.
 

madbaz_old

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mattyj said:
MarkW said:
You can't really blame Aussie jounos or fans of other clubs for writing the Warriors off this year based on performances of the last 2 seasons.
2004 was rubbish and 2005 was a slight improvement, but a dissapointing one given the overpaid player roster.

Exactly....sometimes the truth hurts. Breached the cap in 3 seperate ways by almost a million $$ and we still get nowhere near the 8.

All they can go by is past results and face it our are terrible.

What would you expect them to write?

How we have the "potential" to win games this season?.....its all been said before, time for our club to walk the walk and our supporters to stop making excuses for rubbish displays.

Unfortunately I agree with both of you.

In reality the conflict and turmoil this must cause to the team means it would be totaly understandable for them to just drop the bundle.
 

warriors4life_old

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yea but you have got to be annoyed with them taking the piss out of the warriors over and over again
 

Big Fobsta_old

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Don't direct anger at Aussie media. Redirect it at Warriors Management.
Anger is pointless if it is going in the wrong place.
 

warriors4life_old

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Yea of course i'm angry at the Warriors management for the salary cap breach but what kind of fan would just sit back and let the aussie media sprout all this crap about our beloved team.
 

da mad maori

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Look in your own back-yards members.

When the bulldogs went under, we plus the media, plus every other club gave it to them .
Now its our turn. The media, plus clubs, and even our own are giving it to us.

The BIGGER question now is

WHO'S NEXT !!!
 

madbaz_old

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warriors4life said:
Yea of course i'm angry at the Warriors management for the salary cap breach but what kind of fan would just sit back and let the aussie media sprout all this crap about our beloved team.

Dont get me wrong I hate the Sydney media as much as the next bloke. I hate it even more when their right.
 

Wiki_old

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What would happen if one of the other clubs went down?

I mean only the Bronc's and Warriors are privately owned ...

Where would they get the money from if they owed something like $500k like we do?
 

mattyj_old

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Wiki said:
What would happen if one of the other clubs went down?

I mean only the Bronc's and Warriors are privately owned ...

Where would they get the money from if they owed something like $500k like we do?

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Skinny_Ravs82

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There is a long standing famous quote of:

"Action speaks louder than words" Right now, all Australia have is words they have nothing to prove. Only going on what they think and personally that is nothing.

All we and the Warriors need to do is put the bad stuff behind and look forward to what happens next once it all gets under way. I'm not saying that aussie are totally wrong, but the fact is they are making judgements already and the way I see it, you never judge things until you can see evidice for yourself.

Go the Warriors!!
 

Shazza_old

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You can never tell with the Warriors what'll happen. The warriors are still in charge of their own destiny, 4 points isn't too big a deal.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if we missed the finals by 4 points.....
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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You`re right, ravs, talk is cheap and what else would we expect from the Australian media anyhow? It`s time to put the salary cap fiasco behind us and look forward to March 12th. Starting with - 4 points might very be the best motivation for the Warriors to start the season on a winning streak!
 

Mo_old

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I'm still very confident that we can do well this year.

To win the premiership you need to have a consistent season stringing wins together and building up momentum. Doing this usually results in a top 5 position in the minor premiership. Teams that just scrape into the 8 for the most part make up the numbers (with the odd upset along the way). I guess my point is that if we have a successful season such that we build up that consistency and momentum then the loss of 4 points wont prevent us making the 8. The fact we may not be as high up in the 8 wont stop us playing like a top 5 side and hopefully going all the way.

I really don't believe that we should have been penalised the 4 points but at the end of the day I guess it could have been worse.

Really can't wait for March 12 to let the Melbourne Storm know that we mean business for 2006.
 

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