General Discussion Warriors Documentary

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  1. Kalcod
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    This will be interesting to see. From the NZ Herald this morning.

    NRL: Gritty Warriors documentary will give fans a behind the scenes look into the club's pre-season

    The Warriors training ethic and methods have long been questioned by fans and critics but a gritty new documentary reveals the work the NRL club has put in towards achieving success after six seasons of bitter disappointment.

    Sky Sports have been given unprecedented access into the club's inner sanctum to film a raw and largely uncensored two-part documentary titled Pre-Season With The Warriors, that goes behind the scenes showing the efforts gone to by the players, coaching staff and management in preparing for their upcoming premiership campaign.

    Fans will enjoy seeing exactly how hard the players have been made to work over the summer months and gain a new insight into coach Stephen Kearney's personality and coaching style, and an introduction to the revamped brand of football he and his coaching staff have tailored to suit the side.

    The two episodes also cover a day of training at the Bethells Beach sand dunes and follows the team on trips to Mangakino — where they help boost the local community after a fire ripped through the Hawks club rooms last August — and Papamoa, before going into camp for both the trial win over Melbourne in Rotorua and tonight's second hit-out against the Titans on the Sunshine Coast.

    Nothing is off limits as the cameras get up close and personal with the players as they try to lift each other throughout gruelling conditioning sessions under new high performance trainer Alex Corvo, highlighting the leadership qualities and character of young players like Jazz Tevaga and new signings Adam Blair, Blake Green and Tohu Harris.

    An early cut of the first episode hits hard from the outset, as Tevaga stresses the need to fight through adversity and fatigue, using blunt language to fire-up his teammates by reminding them of the lack of respect opposition sides and Australian players have for the Warriors.

    "You know what they're thinking — they're thinking 'f***** stay with these c****, they're going to break, they always do'," says Tevaga.

    "Let's f***** practice and train this shit. Head up, ready for any f***** job that they throw at us."

    Warriors high performance trainer Alex Corvo talks about the team’s training and the documentary Pre-Season With The Warriors.
    Reflecting on the disastrous club record nine consecutive losses that ended last season's miserable campaign, senior players Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, James Gavet and Shaun Johnson acknowledge public perceptions that the team lacked mental fortitude and the need for them to improve in that area to achieve better performances.

    With the Warriors membership numbers in decline, CEO Cameron George hopes the documentary will help convince jaded supporters that the players and club staff are doing all they can to turn things around.

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    I like the attitude of Tevaga in what they quote him as saying in the written text. Lets just hope they all pick up on this and do something about it.

    Could be an interesting year for the Warriors
     
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    Really looking forward to this. Always been a fan of Hard Knocks (even though NFL bores me to death).
     
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    From what was told to me by one of the membership staff this will be a true fly on the wall type doco. Nothing has been edited. Swear words and all. You'll see Kearney in a different light in that sense.

    Cameron George is focusing on winning the fans back and this doco is about trying to counter wide spread views that the players don't give a shit, don't train hard etc. We have all read and thought it on here often enough.

    Can't wait to watch it myself but know that it might not be suitable for the younguns...
     
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    This will be interesting.

    The other widespread opinion is they just aren't good enough so if the video shows people struggling to take on instruction or poor coaching this may do more harm than help.
     
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    I hope they show it in oz.
     
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    Think we might have to rely on someone putting it up on YOUtube for us to watch here in Aus.

    Edit: I guess thats what happens when you wake up good to go and the mrs tells you to fark off. The mind has it's crosshairs locked on redtube haha
     
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    When is it due to air?
     
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    When is the first one?
     
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    We’re setting ourselves up for another fall here.

    What happens if its an amazing doco showing the players with blood sweat and tears and we end up starting the season 0-6????

    Common sense would say show the doco only after we’ve had a solid start to the year. Dont show it sooner because if we’re still crap when the season starts then all hope for this club is truly gone.

    Watch the players body language closely in this doco. Dont listen to the verbal BS from the coaches. Just read the players and look at their faces. They are the ones taking the field.
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    It's a good marketing ploy in the vein of, " under promise, over achieve" . It is evident that many people are sick of the Warriors constantly promising so much and forever not delivering. Even now many in the Aussie media are picking them for 15th or 16th spot. This includes people such as Matty Johuns and Mark Geyer who in the past have picked them for top 6.
    This strategy though depends on one thing, 'winning'. If they win, A few games early on and play positive football, fans will come back. If they fail in the first 1/2 dozen games, the year will be a write off.
    The first up game against Souths is so important.
    An interesting year ahead.
     
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    You gotta laugh at us celebrating the Warriors toning down the preseason hype....

    Now we know why.
     
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    always wanted something like this. reminds me of the NFL show hard knocks which is about preseason
     
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    After all of the bluster we have had about tough pre seasons and hype around signings it's been good that the club has been pretty quiet this off season and gone about it's business.

    In saying that a documentary like this helps with the perception of the club and could help boost memberships as chances are a few people will watch it and get on board for the new season. The main thing is to let the effort in training.

    If the ratings go well this could be an annual thing which would be cool seeing as the off season is pretty quiet.
     
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    Where’s Bruce with his negative comment. Blah blah blah Kearney can’t coach , SJ a princess etc etc
     
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    Pssssstt................
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    you left out Jim Doyle

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    Yeah sorry.
    I’m prepared for another roller coaster ride though. I’m a realist , I know we are a average side who will finish mid to lower table. But one day we will win this title and shit it will be a great feeling.
    I just feel sorry for guys like Bruce who always see the negative aspects. Just enjoy the ride.
    Ps my mates a Richmond tigers fan who have been shit for 30odd years and they finally won it last year. So every dog has it day.
    Love you Bruce. You make me feel better about my life reading your posts.
     
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    in my professional opinion...

    it is always important to remember that when the camera is rolling we must accept that the subject is either consciously or subconsiously aware of the fact they are being observed, and even ever-so slightly, this can affect performance.

    ;P
     
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    Old mono shaved my brow Soward so now I have two has the warriors finishing 15th in his Soward says or is it Soward tries to string some sentences together where is Beau Ryan when you need him .
     
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    heck if we all get together and do a crowd fund thing before season starts then put it all on the warriors to get top 4 we could buy the club next year....lol