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01 Jan 1970 12:00PM

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Fonzie

Fonzie

Agreed.

I saw enough to be convinced that Walsh's development at the cost of wins is worth it. If he misses tackles and we lose games I will not be crying about it.

It astounds me that we pulled off this move to get him here, Broncos fans will be spewing. Although to be fair, the Warriors will ear mark the million dollar price tag for his upgrade down the line so at least financially his future will be secure, and he is worth that sort of money.

The boys boot is what has me sold. Such a desperately needed quality in a Warriors star player.

More specifically tactical distance, he can boot it for miles and his bombs are massive, most halves or spine players in NZ have a crude short game, none have a long game.

Shaun Johnson developed a long boot after leaving the Warriors.

All the greats have a kicking game, all of the them, Johns, Lockyer Thurston Smith , Fittler Lewis, all could kick a ball.

It is more important than the running game, but he has one of those two.

Passing, stepping, wow.

I too am a little anxious that we do not break the new Ferrari. Just build him up.

We saw with Ponga how he burst onto the scene then has been getting smashed. That is a reality of the game.

The other concern I have is position swapping.

Something the Warriors do horribly, swap young spine players around till they do not know if they are Arthur of Mather.

Lastly I worry that we need to buy a decent organising half, sure Walsh could do it....but he would be somewhat wasted imo as the halfback when he has that step and speed that suits the second receiver roll.

Just because Walsh could be a better organiser than Kodi or Chanel Harris-Tavita it is not reason enough to use him as such.

I do not see Kodi nor Chanel Harris-Tavita as organizing halves, I do not believe Chanel Harris-Tavita will learn to organize a game at the Warriors.

I think we need to buy in someone else in preparation for Walsh to go to the back and be a ball playing extra man into the line with Chanel Harris-Tavita as a running six.

In the meantime, I am not unhappy to see Walsh play halfback, as an attacking player he is a better number 1 number 6 and number 7 than what we have.

Good problem to have.
We seem to be all in on Chanel Harris-Tavita as an organising 7, I hope you’re wrong
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Well said, i can still vividly recall all the posts about how terrible Pompey was a early last season. Now hes our best attacking centre with pleanty of upside.
Pompey Herbert Laumape....

Same story with all of them, they need time and patience. Warriors coaches are all guilty of not giving these young guys a chance to shine.

I have not made up my mind on Brown yet, but a lot of what I am hoping for from him is the patience to let these guys like Berry etc have regular runs.

If someone like Hiku slacks off....go straight to the development boys and give them a crack, and if they play ok, solid not spectacular, give them another week and wait.
 
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Sup42

Sup42

We seem to be all in on Chanel Harris-Tavita as an organising 7, I hope you’re wrong
I hope I am wrong too Fonzie.

The thing is though, the Warriors are not strangers to running with no true organising half for years, so I guess we will get by with a half that side steps or shuffles the ball along and the odd game puts a back rower into a hole.

The default position will be Walsh if Chanel Harris-Tavita does not develop his football brain any further. That is how it stands right now anyway.

Walsh will have to take over running the team instead of being the main weapon injected to break open defences.
 
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BeastMode

BeastMode

Pompey Herbert Laumape....

Same story with all of them, they need time and patience. Warriors coaches are all guilty of not giving these young guys a chance to shine.

I have not made up my mind on Brown yet, but a lot of what I am hoping for from him is the patience to let these guys like Berry etc have regular runs.

If someone like Hiku slacks off....go straight to the development boys and give them a crack, and if they play ok, solid not spectacular, give them another week and wait.
It’s not about patience. It’s about opportunity and taking it when given to you. With so many injuries, Berry and co have their chance to shine right now. So they need to seize the moment. If they can’t shine when given their opportunity, then they only have themselves to blame ...
 
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Sup42

Sup42

It’s not about patience. It’s about opportunity and taking it when given to you. With so many injuries, Berry and co have their chance to shine right now. So they need to seize the moment. If they can’t shine when given their opportunity, then they only have themselves to blame ...
There are factors outside your control in sport.

Judging players who have no experience based on seizing their chances is flawed thinking.

There are players that try their hardest, good players, that have bad games, take Roger Tuivasa-Sheck last week.

You cannot make a judgement about what you actually have without the application of patience, otherwise hardly anyone at the Warriors would survive their chance.
 
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WellingtonOrca

WellingtonOrca

Won't believe anything Brown puts out till they run out onto the field on Sunday,
 
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BeastMode

BeastMode

There are factors outside your control in sport.

Judging players who have no experience based on seizing their chances is flawed thinking.

There are players that try their hardest, good players, that have bad games, take Roger Tuivasa-Sheck last week.

You cannot make a judgement about what you actually have without the application of patience, otherwise hardly anyone at the Warriors would survive their chance.

I know the application of patience. 25 years of experience and still counting...
 
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ThePaKid

ThePaKid

Thanks for rekindling the nightmare that was G Tallis on that Sunday arvo at Erricson. I can still distinctly remember him breaking our line,40 out from their line in the early mins of the 2nd half. Blew the game open and that was all she wrote...... Shudders!!
I saw Tallis and Brad McKay the next morning having a hamburger eating comp at maccas in the international terminal. He still had his playing strip on. I was thinking the dude is a monster off the field as well...
 
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Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

I hope I am wrong too Fonzie.

The thing is though, the Warriors are not strangers to running with no true organising half for years, so I guess we will get by with a half that side steps or shuffles the ball along and the odd game puts a back rower into a hole.

The default position will be Walsh if Chanel Harris-Tavita does not develop his football brain any further. That is how it stands right now anyway.

Walsh will have to take over running the team instead of being the main weapon injected to break open defences.

How about Walsh and O'Sullivan? Chanel Harris-Tavita off the bench as a DH/Utility 14. Kodi's lip may drop in such a role.

AS for Centre, in both codes players tend to come into their own a bit older, Conrad Smith, Brett Morris, Jamie Lyon, Frank Bunce. So patience will have to shown with Berry, like with Pompey, it is a difficult position to master and takes time IMO.
 
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Lance155

Lance155

How about Walsh and O'Sullivan? Chanel Harris-Tavita off the bench as a DH/Utility 14. Kodi's lip may drop in such a role.

AS for Centre, in both codes players tend to come into their own a bit older, Conrad Smith, Brett Morris, Jamie Lyon, Frank Bunce. So patience will have to shown with Berry, like with Pompey, it is a difficult position to master and takes time IMO.
Are we really still on the Sean O'Sullivan is better than Chanel Harris-Tavita train? We need to see Chanel play in this more attackinf style. Before he got injured we were in our conservative phase playing a 1 out game
 
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Lance155

Lance155

Walsh is potentially our best 7, 6, and 1 with his skills.

I can see him doing a Lockyer and moving into the halves long term.

The potential is massive!
Remember he has just played 1 game. Obviously a great debut but I think we do need to chill a bit
 
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shuffle

shuffle

Remember he has just played 1 game. Obviously a great debut but I think we do need to chill a bit
I think this is where the second year syndrome comes in. There is more video on the player and then more ways to nullify the way they play. Hence why Katoa is playing reserve grade simply because they have sussed him out. Hopefully not for long though.
 
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wizards rage

wizards rage

Remember he has just played 1 game. Obviously a great debut but I think we do need to chill a bit
Potentially!

In one game he has shown all the skills. Running, passing, vision, speed, etc.

But more than that he’s intelligent and articulate with a high footy IQ. You can tell he’s lived and breathed the game and that’s reflected in his development.

Early days yet though and still 10 years before he reaches his peak. Let that sink in...
 
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