Gameday < 2021 Warriors vs Manly Gameday Chatter [Round 6, 2016]

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Who will win?

  • Warriors 13+

  • Warriors 12-

  • Warriors JANFIN Special by 6

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  • Manly 12-

  • Manly 13+


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It's cool and dry.

Should be perfect weather for some Warrior-Ball later on tonight...
 

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cool but this weather could play in out well for both teams....WARRIOR FOR LIFE ........warriors by 8

no reason for not competing tonight unless were up by 40 at half time then the boys could be tired.
 
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cool but this weather could play in out well for both teams....WARRIOR FOR LIFE ........warriors by 8

no reason for not competing tonight unless were up by 40 at half time then the boys could be tired.
If our guys are a more professional outfit we'll see it clear as day tonight...

Sorry that's the best Halligan impression I could come up with...
 
Cappy's meeting with the players before the game:

Cappy: OK, on defense, who doesn't want to tackle with everything you've got?
Player: But Cappy, I could get hurt.
Cappy: You're gone. Who wants to take his place and tackle with everything you've got, each play?
Player: I do Coach.
Cappy: You're in. Scaredy Cat is out.
Cappy: OK, is there anyone who doesn't want to come off the line at 100 mph?
Player: But I get tired, coach.
Cappy: You're out. Who wants to come off the line 100 mph and tackle with everything you've got?
Player: I do coach.
Cappy: You're in, lazy pants is out.
Cappy: Which of you forwards wants to hit that line on offense as though your career depended on it?
Player: But Coach, Myles and Matai and Kapow hit too hard. I need to put on my hand brakes.
Cappy: You're out. Who wants to run hell for leather to keep playing FG?
Player: I do coach.
Cappy: You're in. Crappy in his pants is out.
Cappy: Which of you backline guys is willing to concentrate and not make errors?
Player: But coach, there's heaps to think about. My family is watching, I didn't make my mortgage payment. Ryan hates me.
Cappy: You're going to sit with your family. Who wants to concentrate?
Benry: I do coach.
Cappy: Yeah, I know, but you're injured.
Player: I'll concentrate coach. I was good at maths.
Cappy: You're in.
Cappy: If any of you boyz are lying to me, I'm sending you to JD.

HOW HARD COULD IT BE TO COACH THE WARRIORS???
what if no one says...I do coach? what will you do then ;)
 
Bit of an insight into the half time speech Cappy made during the Knights game in day's Herald. For the first three games, he had the team running with lots of set plays with decoys and block runners. It seems he's now found Anderson's 2002 play book because he could see there was far to much lateral movement which the oppositions defenses could cope with too easily (funny, I remember people putting posts on here about that) so he went back to forwards dominating in their defense and their carries and then unleashing the back with ab-lib play - or as we prefer to call it "WarriorBall". Wouldn't also supprise me why we went after Lane, a big forward who takes a lot to bring down, can offload and will help to dominate. Welcome back to the days of the Monster Warriors Forwards.

Here's the full article:

League: Warriors close to finding right balance
7:50 AM Saturday Apr 9, 2016

The attacking style seen against the Roosters is where the side is at their best, says McFadden.

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden believes his team are close to playing the brand of attacking football that suits them best, with a fine balance of tight forward play and open, expressive running through the backline.

The Warriors' attack has been building in the last two victories over the Newcastle Knights and Sydney Roosters with some brilliant tries coming on the back of some of the club's trademark razzle dazzle.

McFadden is happy for his players to throw the ball around when opportunities present themselves but says the cornerstone of their improving form has been their go-forward through the middle of the park.

So long as they commit to working hard to gain yardage and momentum, particularly in their own half, he remains comfortable with them unleashing some more expansive and ad-lib play.

"What you saw on the weekend [against the Roosters] is the style of footy we want to play," said McFadden.

"There's a balance around that and you don't always get that right balance.

"And sometimes it changes from game to game depending on the circumstances.

"That's a style of footy that we like to play. It is more expansive and more ad-lib but that's not at the expense of being direct as well."

The Warriors' attack through the first three rounds centred on various set-plays involving decoy runners, but a lack of cohesion and go-forward meant they were often easily contained by Wests Tigers, Brisbane and Melbourne.

That trend continued into the first half of the Newcastle clash when many of their attempts to spread the ball early in sets saw them running laterally, before McFadden's angry halftime spray directed them back to basics and encouraged them to play off the back of their forward power.

"Sometimes it doesn't [work] because you haven't won the middle of the ruck," he said. "The impact of your plays out wide, there's a correlation between the way you win the middle of the field as well.

"So when you don't quite have that intent or aggression like we didn't [in the first half against Newcastle], all of a sudden your lateral plays don't work as well.

"When you get it right in the middle things seem to change."

The use of decoys has also come under close scrutiny this season with referees and the new bunker system clamping down hard on any player who catches the ball behind the inside shoulder of a decoy runner.

McFadden hopes their interpretation of the rule loosens as the season progresses, but admits the current crackdown is prompting the Warriors to consider alternative ways to attack their opponents.

Against the Roosters they benefited more from Issac Luke's running out of dummy half and only Shaun Johnson's second try came from a rehearsed set-play, while their other five four-pointers came off-the-cuff.

"They need to make an adjustment to their adjudication of the decoy runners," McFadden said. "They've made it very black and white but grey in other areas.

"There's always going to be some differing opinions about when there is obstruction but they've got to change the way they're looking at it at the moment.

"But in the meantime we're going to have to be wary of that situation."

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/league/news/article.cfm?c_id=79&objectid=11619401

Omfg!
This is the best thing I've read on here all year.
Power footy with a little dazzle dazzle off the back of it is the style we're best suited to- always has been.
My only question is why it's taken this long for the penny to drop?
This fills me with great hope for our chances this year.
 
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Omfg!
This is the best thing I've read on here all year.
Power footy with a little dazzle dazzle off the back of it is the style we're best suited to- always has been.
My only question is why it's taken this long for the penny to drop?
This fills me with great hope for our chances this year.
I was thinking exactly the same thing.... yes, I know it hasn't won us a GF playing that way.... but neither has anything else. If that's our strength, and point of difference, I say use it and more power to them!!!

The thing is now we're finally getting back to the point where we have the players in the backs who can pull it off where for a while we didn't and our best option was kick it to Manu.
 
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Omfg!
This is the best thing I've read on here all year.
Power footy with a little dazzle dazzle off the back of it is the style we're best suited to- always has been.
My only question is why it's taken this long for the penny to drop?
This fills me with great hope for our chances this year.

Let's see, the forwards go hard up the middle, and the backs throw the ball around and look for gaps. Man, this is hard work. I can see why Cappy is bald.
 
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