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All things considered, the Warriors are very much an unknown quantity at this stage.

That said, I just got word from someone deep inside the club's inner sanctum telling me: "Green will make a significant difference to the attack by organizing and communicating well. Knock on effect will see Johnson “freed up,” so will be interesting then for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck/Fusitua etc. Forwards look light for depth and size but they have worked hard so might make up in that area of fitness."

Round one will tell us most of we need to know about what lies ahead, I suspect.
 
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...ness-sure-sign-warriors-have-run-out-of-ideas

Focus on fitness sure sign Warriors have run out of ideas

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    For starters, it implies the other 15 clubs in the NRL come into the opening round of the season on a beer and fish and chip diet, with a bit of training thrown in.

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    STUFF
    Warriors chief executive Cameron George, left, has been pretty bullish since taking over from Jim Doyle.


    Not the Warriors. They've got Alex Corvo. He's the best.

    As if to say the trainers everywhere else have no idea what they're doing.

    The Warriors are a soft touch; and almost always have been.

    But not this year, apparently. No, Corvo's worked them hard.

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    There's an edge. There'll be effort and grit and all that kind of good stuff.

    Again, it's the route you go down when you don't know what else to do. You get the players fit, hope to catch a team or two out, get some early momentum and then try not to run out of gas.

    The good teams are built for the finals. The others hope to start fast and hang on.

    It's a method the Blues Super Rugby team know only too well.

    Sadly Corvo, nor chief executive Cameron George, can out there and do it on the players' behalf.

    George has come in and talked a good game; largely around what the team are going to do and how proud fans will feel when they see it. It's not uncommon for a chief executive to act as spruiker-in-chief, but the Warriors are in a position actions are the only remedy for the years of empty promises.

    Adam Blair's recruitment has been called a coup. Blake Green's too. Not to mention the retention of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

    But, as ever, it won't be the physical state of the players nor quality of the supporting cast that determines the fate of the Warriors' season. It's all about star halfback Shaun Johnson.

    If he can regularly find tired forwards to skip around, or the confidence to ball-play at the defensive line, then the Warriors will win games.

    If it's going to be another season of him sitting deep and playing sideways, then they won't.

    The Warriors don't possess anyone with an adequate kicking game, nor the ability to control games and manipulate the opposition.

    They have quick, elusive guys such as Johnson, Tuivasa-Sheck and Issac Luke. If they're not running at defenders, then they're not much use to you.

    In a game as, occasionally, robotic as rugby league, it's those flair players - the ones who have the imagination to see opportunities and ability to exploit them - who make the difference.

    Yet the favoured method of Warriors coach Stephen Kearney is completion rates. Control the ball and you'll inevitably score points. Right?

    That didn't work in year one of his tenure, so in's come Corvo to try and get everyone fit.

    It's hard to see Kearney getting many more rolls of the dice if this doesn't work.

    - Stuff


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its real easy to refute this article, or to hold it up as gospel. Just wait 5 days and we will know if there is a difference or not.

No matter the score, by the end of the game those of us who have sad pathetic lives and live for this shit, will know exactly whats coming this season.
You realise the bloke you speak to down at your local fish and chip shop well waiting telling you all about the Warriors, is the same bloke that wrote that article?? Noone should ever take anything written by stuff.co.nz as gospel. Fark stuff.co.nz and anyone who writes the articles of trash they put out there.
 

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That said, I just got word from someone deep inside the club's inner sanctum telling me: "Green will make a significant difference to the attack by organizing and communicating well. Knock on effect will see Johnson “freed up,” so will be interesting then for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck/Fusitua etc. Forwards look light for depth and size but they have worked hard so might make up in that area of fitness."

Round one will tell us most of we need to know about what lies ahead, I suspect.

Fark, you gotta wonder what Foran was doing last year, too worried about his hamstrings to talk?

The last two years (away against tigers, home against knights, even though they won) you could by halftime that nothing had really changed, leaking soft tries, little urgency.

Have to go all the way back to Blueys team hosting the sea eagles in 2012 for a decent rd 1 performance, they lost but was a GF rematch and was at least close and entertaining.
 
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Have to go all the way back to Blueys team hosting the sea eagles in 2012 for a decent rd 1 performance, they lost but was a GF rematch and was at least close and entertaining.[/QUOTE]

Not to mention the best (and scariest) half time entertainment ever seen at a Warriors game...
 
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Have to go all the way back to Blueys team hosting the sea eagles in 2012 for a decent rd 1 performance, they lost but was a GF rematch and was at least close and entertaining.

Not to mention the best (and scariest) half time entertainment ever seen at a Warriors game...[/QUOTE]

That was amazing to see in the stadium. I genuinely thought someone was going to lose their life - and astonishing lack of preparation went into that haha.
 

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Not to mention the best (and scariest) half time entertainment ever seen at a Warriors game...

That was amazing to see in the stadium. I genuinely thought someone was going to lose their life - and astonishing lack of preparation went into that haha.[/QUOTE]
Was that the eden park one with the skydivers?? That was extreme haha entertaining and confusing at the same time sitting there.
 
That was amazing to see in the stadium. I genuinely thought someone was going to lose their life - and astonishing lack of preparation went into that haha.
Was that the eden park one with the skydivers?? That was extreme haha entertaining and confusing at the same time sitting there.[/QUOTE]

Nobody could quite believe their eyes as it was happening - it was so surreal.
 
Yeah that article was at the level of drivel we make up.

The team are late faders in a comp full of fitter athletes than we make.

Then you have the missing skills.

Then you have the environment of cutting corners.

Poor decisions under pressure.

All those things benefit from the mental discipline of an enhanced training programme and the weeding out of the weak.

It might only see us achieve parity....most of us appreciate how Hard this comp is....finishing the middle of pack would give the sport a lift.
 
Was that the eden park one with the skydivers?? That was extreme haha entertaining and confusing at the same time sitting there.

Nobody could quite believe their eyes as it was happening - it was so surreal.[/QUOTE]

Eden Park, Auckland (2012)

Parachutist Graeme Bull crashed in front of 40,000 horrified onlookers before a Warriors rugby league game at Eden Park, breaking his femur. He was one of eight jumpers in turbulent winds - the rest all landed safely.
 
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