I think we need to start winning before thinking bout a dynasty....it's interesting what a few losses does...ppl start getting fanciful thoughts...
I have never met Ivan Cleary-have any of you guys? I have only ever seen him on T.V in the pre and post match interviews and he gives the impression that he's a very nice guy. Nice guys finish last comes to mind! I have been reading on this forum about the Warriors lack of passion and mongrel, particularly amongst the players, and I couldn't agree more, but no matter how pathetically the team is playing, no matter how ridiculous a mistake has been made, when the camera zooms to the coaches box what do we see??? Seriously, the guy looks like he's thinking about his investment portfolio! Contrast that with the likes of Hasler, Bellamy, Elliott, Cartwright, Lang and others and you begin to wonder if our coach has any passion or mongrel at all. Clearly he does not have an aggressive nature, but there are times when you have to scream " mother****** i've had enough! Rip a door off in the locker room, mouth obscenities through the glass of the coaches box, anything, just show us, and the team, that you give a shit!
Our gameplay is the worst in the comp. Our attack is the worst in the comp ( I don't care what the stats say, I watch with my own two eyes ) Our basic ball skills, kick & chase and general fitness are the worst in the comp. All this despite having, on paper, an awesome squad of talent who have been playing this game for a very long time. So who is to blame? I imagine that an opposition fullback, upon returning a kick from us, is thinking to himself " well, i've got 20-40 metres to decide what i'm going to do" Is this a lack of fitness? Who's to blame for that? Good example was Lousi breaking the line vs Manly with an arm completely free begging for someone to take the ball but nobody came. What the hell is up with that? We have massively talented players who do not appear to be allowed to play their natural game-the game that got them to this level in the first place. Who's to blame for that? If the coach has no passion or mongrel, can we expect the team to? Just my thoughts. Going back into hibernation now. L8trz
TRUE THAT.......!!! LMAO
Bellamy has passion. The only thing you can't see is the spit hitting the glass in front of him as he yells his string of expletives, but he's just as quick to jump and cheer when things go right.
Cartwright at times looks like he's about to burst blood vessels in his forehead, but jumps and cheers as well.
Pan right slowly to Cleary.... sipping tea in the box!
On players, it was disappointing to see Chase Stanley go back to the Dragons. Of course it was always likely being his old stomping ground and that his brother has resigned, but given our dearth of centres it was an opportunity to chase him and perhaps see if the Storm would release him early.
I hope we don't get rid of Cleary before his contract is up next year. He's done us very well, taken us to the finals, most successful coach etc. We owe it to him to honour his contract. And if he hasn't bought the 'ship home in that time, then is the time to bring back bluey.
I like Cleary, but please tell me we didn't turn down Bennett...I might actually go and have a bit of a cry now.