General WHY HAVE WARRIORS FANS TURNED THEIR BACK ON HOHAIA??

commonsense_old

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it's so sad to see it but there is no loyalty here at all. lance hohaia has done nothing wrong on the field to get dropped. only about half a dozen fans here want him back. he was just only our best player last season and there was no "drop in form". im tired of ppl saying i hope lance gets back into form.

there has been speculation that lance was dropped because of an attitude problem, but coach cleary has not mentioned anything like that yet. all he has said was that george gatis is playing so well that it is making it hard for lance to find a spot. which brings me to my next point. usually when teams purchase mediocre recruits they usually stay loyal to their current form players. the recruits usually work their way up from lower grades. NOT IN THE WARRIORS. without hesistation rovelli and gatis came straight into the starting 17.

im not going to front cos i think rovelli and gatis are great players for the warriors. its just the situation. im a huge hohaia fan and i think his talent has been wasted at the warriors. he is still only 22 and i believe he has only showed half his potential.

its an absolute crock that there is no room in the 17 for hohaia though. ivan cleary is wasting a no6 jersey for a ballplaying forward. if he brings sione faumauina back into his usual position in the backrow, then he can bring in another ballplayer in the halves (rovelli or hohaia, take your pick).
you could have:
6. hohaia 7. fien 9. gatis 14. rovelli or
6. rovelli 7. fien 9. gaits 14. hohaia
etc etc

i know the majority of you think im goin on about crap but i also know u cannot deny this. lance hohaia is too good to be playing in b/c. he was stacey jones' understudy... everyone knows how much stacey rates lance. i always assumed lance hohaia was going take his place in the no.7.
EVERYTIME lance gets a go at the no7 he produces a man-of-the-match performance or close to it. i dont know what else he has to do for you warriors fans to prove that he should be the warriors no 7 (OR AT LEAST in the starting 17.)
 

Skinner_old

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Players are not only dropped on form on the paddock. There are
a number of reasons why they may be sent down to lower grades
and these reasons are not always made public.

If I read this particular situation correctly, then it might actually be
some time before you see Lance back in a Warrior jumper.

Obviously (god forbid) a raft of injuries would help his cause
but, right now, he's not the favourite son.

Cheers
Skinner
 

warriors4life_old

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I have wanted him back from the start, and now my requests may be justified. He has played well in the Bartercard Cup, scoring tries and kicking goals and hopefully Ivan can see sense and bring him back this weekend. I have no doubts that he will fail if given the chance again.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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Skinner is right.

The reason Reni Maitua was dropped to premier league a couple of weekends ago...it was because he was late to training!!

Maybe Lance wanted to go to batercard cup or something?? im not sure. But i know that O'Meley was in premier league the other weekend as he felt his fitness wasnt 100%

...I do hope Lance is back soon though!!
 

mosh_old

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Go_The_Doggies said:
Skinner is right.

Maybe Lance wanted to go to batercard cup or something?? im not sure. But i know that O'Meley was in premier league the other weekend as he felt his fitness wasnt 100%

Cant really use that as an argument as you dont know thats true or not.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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Mosh said:
Go_The_Doggies said:
Skinner is right.

Maybe Lance wanted to go to batercard cup or something?? im not sure. But i know that O'Meley was in premier league the other weekend as he felt his fitness wasnt 100%

Cant really use that as an argument as you dont know thats true or not.
Yeh true. But saying that. Has it been confirmed he was dropped cos of poor form??
 

madbaz_old

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Think I remember Cleary saying Hohia was dropped because he didnt adhere to the game plan as well as he could have.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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madbaz said:
Think I remember Cleary saying Hohia was dropped because he didnt adhere to the game plan as well as he could have.
There was a story in the sunday news about lance .. but i couldnt be bothered readin it all lol :oops:
 

umosay_old

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We're not going to go far while Gatis or Martin are in the team - yes Gatis had one good game but he's pretty slow which doesn't help a 9. Lance should be in the team at 9, and take over the goal kicking cause i'm already sick of watching Tony Martin's weak attempts. I don't like Cleary's favouritism towards the Aussies (probably not, but seems so)

Chucking Gatis in and not recalling Lance, Leaving Martin in the team instead of giving a young kiwi a go. I will be pissed off if he names an unchanged lineup again. :roll:
 

Iafeta_old

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Lance is back off the bench this week (five man bench).

He didn't play Bartercard last week due to an injury. Vatuvei and Ropati are still out.
 

budz_old

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Give lance a damn go at half back! He has always done well there everytime he has played there, and deserves a go. Maybe Fien could play at 5/8 or something. And
 

commonsense_old

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umosay said:
We're not going to go far while Gatis or Martin are in the team - yes Gatis had one good game but he's pretty slow which doesn't help a 9. Lance should be in the team at 9, and take over the goal kicking cause i'm already sick of watching Tony Martin's weak attempts. I don't like Cleary's favouritism towards the Aussies (probably not, but seems so)

Chucking Gatis in and not recalling Lance, Leaving Martin in the team instead of giving a young kiwi a go. I will be pissed off if he names an unchanged lineup again. :roll:

u make a good point...
nathan fien, george gatis, michael luck, tony martin, todd byrne, grant rovelli, steve price are all aussies and they are all in the starting 17 (even though half of them dont deserve a spot).
 

Iafeta_old

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And?

I couldn't care less if our halfback was Oomfoofoo Ntini from Tanzania, if he was the best man available for the job he gets my vote. Don't care if its a raging Chechnian running down the wing, if he's the best man for the club, so be it.

Fien is getting better, although if I was Lance I'd be concerned as to why I didn't get an opportunity.

Gatis has been excellent, Rovelli has been near our best this season, even Michael Luck has done a good solid job. I can't fault any of them, Australian or otherwise.
 

umosay_old

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Fien is a makeshift 7 in my book... how many repeat sets have we got this year??? Jack all.
 

Iafeta_old

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A couple against Parramatta, about 3 versus Manly, a couple versus Newcastle, 2-3 v Wests Tigers....

Which is higher than we've conceeded quite easily.
 

sebastian_old

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umosay said:
We're not going to go far while Gatis or Martin are in the team - yes Gatis had one good game but he's pretty slow which doesn't help a 9. Lance should be in the team at 9, and take over the goal kicking cause i'm already sick of watching Tony Martin's weak attempts. I don't like Cleary's favouritism towards the Aussies (probably not, but seems so)

Chucking Gatis in and not recalling Lance, Leaving Martin in the team instead of giving a young kiwi a go. I will be pissed off if he names an unchanged lineup again. :roll:
You really think gatis is slow, cause i have't noticed. He hasn't been as good against manly & new as the tigers game, but they've much better teams. I still think lance at 7 or not at all. He's too much of individual for 9 for me.
 

northwarrior_old

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Lh may have his moments of greatness.....but I would rather have a steady, solid reliable 7, than one that no one can follow half the time....although I am not saying that is LH...either.
No disrespect to the men playing in B/C, but you could bring back Brent Todd or Martin Bella or my old Grand dad who played for Mt.Albert back in the days....and I think they'd show the fellas a thing or 2, just before they got smashed...hahaha......the point is LH should look flaming good in the B/C comp.
But there has to be something besides talent keeping him out of the current warriors side....and that is why he wouldn't be my choice at 7.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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I never said I didn't like Hohaia thank you very much. He's still one of my favorite players.
 

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