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Tedster

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 29, 2014
2,037
Is Ligi Sao a fantasy trap? He played big minutes in the trial, or is he holding the lock spot off Paasi/Mannering..

No one should be surprised really with Kata and Ken. If they don't perform, kick their arses out of the side for good. They got enough chances last year IMO, especially holding out guys like Ashyford and CNK who have out performed them time after time.

Vete must be injured. Good on Papalii, I think he's too green and small, hope he proves me wrong.
I am surprised with Kata/Ken - i thought they had their chances last year and it was them Kearney was referring to in the "they weren't really up to NRL level" so who was he actually alluding too? U can't fault Maumalo for trying but he has feet for hands and don't get me started on Kata - i really thought that these two would be reserve graders this year. :-(
 

Makasene

1st Grade Fringe
May 10, 2012
1,950
I am surprised with Kata/Ken - i thought they had their chances last year and it was them Kearney was referring to in the "they weren't really up to NRL level" so who was he actually alluding too? U can't fault Maumalo for trying but he has feet for hands and don't get me started on Kata - i really thought that these two would be reserve graders this year. :-( Other than that happy with the team pretty much. :)

How CNK or Ayshford didn't nab one of those spots is dumbfounding.

Consider you have Gerard Beale coming back soon who is ahead of all of them in my book. I'm really disappointed because I expect them at some point in the game to let Souths off the hook
 

Penpal

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 22, 2014
410
So does this mean my hopes of one of either Chris Satae or Pat Sipley jumping out of the pack to become a starting prop are all but over and they are more likely to play a handful of FG games between them this season?
 

Salatape

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 19, 2016
201
I am surprised with Kata/Ken - i thought they had their chances last year and it was them Kearney was referring to in the "they weren't really up to NRL level" so who was he actually alluding too? U can't fault Maumalo for trying but he has feet for hands and don't get me started on Kata - i really thought that these two would be reserve graders this year. :-(

This is a really good point
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,399
Surprised to see Papalii start.

Thrilled for Sao he gets his chance to hit some people.

Seeing Paasi with the side is the next big buzz....that to me is actually a bit of a shock.

Kearney admitted he didn't really know the guy....and he never talks about him in his general talk about his players.

Kearney must see Paasi as part of his campaign plans....so very important that he and Gavet threaten the line this year.

Big surprise Lawton wasn't taken along for the trip in one of those spare extended bench spots ( there are 8 of them....so two benches after all.....in some ways it's good....gotta earn your spot / gives him time off to do some relocation stuff and settle in possibly.

Cook welcome to 1st grade you earned it son....you are about to face two of the biggest muscle men you've seen in your life....one of them squats three hundred Kilos....the others his twin.

To me ( to use a Kearnyism) the selections of Sao and Papalii is entirely about trying to compensate for the loss of Mannering.....you know...

Bunty and Pulu on the bench gives us more Simon compensatory fill in bots.

As for Maumalo....we need him peeps.....we desperately need meters against three Poms who have been the most fearsome forwards in the NRL at one time or another ( Sam dominated SBW ) the twin thugs when they fire are Northern men that would eat their distant cousins Ragnor & Rolo for breakfast.

We are lined up man for man to get fucked up badly.

Cap cheats have Farrah where we have Sam Cook so....yeah.

Go u fuckers.....show the cheats WOT a No name and mish mash bunch of wannabes with some ageing imports can achieve with angry focus.
 
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Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,399
Angus Chrichton claimed him as a bitch last time they played. I reckon he will be after him again.
Probably but we have the same old problem of poor meters in the pack....one of the things I've had to adjust to about our recruitment and development is that we don't know how to make Props grow to their peak....if you look at the Warriors staffers Wiki is who we rely on for expertise there.....and he is a blown up cruiser weight....a former center.....Jerry Seuseu should have been the guy that teaches young huge humans how to use their size in the way he did.....but I suspect just like Dean Bell who was our greatest center....they have not been engaged to teach or have nfi on how to teach the do as I did.
 

Tragic

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 27, 2016
4,641
Kumeu
I dont think many of us have inflated hopes for this year and Mannering might not be here next year so gettting used to not having him might be better for us in the long run.
Why on earth do Ken and Kata keep getting picked?? Possibly the worst left edge in the NRL.
Ken - Yardage. Where else do we get it from? Watch the trials, the only time we dominate in attack is when Ken gets us on the front foot. Shouldnt be that way but thats what we have.

Kata - his defence and hope that he finds 2016 form on attack I am guessing.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,399
I dont think many of us have inflated hopes for this year and Mannering might not be here next year so gettting used to not having him might be better for us in the long run.

Ken - Yardage. Where else do we get it from? Watch the trials, the only time we dominate in attack is when Ken gets us on the front foot. Shouldnt be that way but thats what we have.

Kata - his defence and hope that he finds 2016 form on attack I am guessing.
It's amazing the lack of comment in game day threads when Ken stepped two players and set up a roll on that we scored off.

I hate relying on wingers for yardage but we barely got any without Ken who costs half the salary of a prop who makes the ground he does over and over.

I guess I'd like to see him be that Manu to the forwards we never saw ...if his agent had any brains they'd offer him to a club that could make a prop of him....those props earn a million and never have to difuse tackle 5 bombs.
 
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Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,399
Lisone ,

Hope he finds consistency and makes an impact this year.
Lost faith in him last year with his erratic form.

Must train hard to get named.
I suspect the only reason he is on death row and not being buried in an unmarked is that Kearney thinks he can make him like him....talent that can be part of the attack ala SK Jones....the promised change of style...


Hope not....coz that would be fool hardy....kearney was not a brain snap offloader....his ability to free a ball looked like it was in slow motion.
 
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