Rizzah

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Didn't Griffin apply for our gig?

We can't write Brown off this early, he's had one disrupted preseason to kick us into shape. Heavy injury toll doesn't help cohesion.
 
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wizards rage

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We can't write Brown off this early, he's had one disrupted preseason to kick us into shape. Heavy injury toll doesn't help cohesion.
Blueys round next year maybe, but not this year...

Split country preseason, major injuries to key players, disruptions with Covid location in the background, playing with Kearney’s wingers, etc.

You have to give someone a chance to make a difference. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
 
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Tragic

Tragic

For some odd reason some folk were expecting the Storm or the Roosters out of this Warriors side....how do you get there???

Not in one year under a new coach anyway. Anderson did it best, scrapped into the eight and went from there in the following years.
Your logic and reasoned approach doesnt work for me. I like to come into the year hoping for miracles and thinking things like recruiting a great forward pack means that even average halves will have room to ignite a laboured backline and take us to the finals. That way I can get super excited about all of the first 4 or 5 games then fall into a 2 day depression after a game like friday night and realise it was a false dawn. Started feeling better yesterday as time healed my wounds and I worked out that it is all good I was just 12 months early and 2022 is our year.
Do appreciate your posts though!
 
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defensivebomb

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I'd put Walsh wherever he has the most confidence. If that means he has to slot into fullback, I'd put Roger Tuivasa-Sheck at centre.

We need to set Walsh up for success.

On the bench - Kodi to 14, Bunty & Ben Murdoch-Masila (for impact) & Evans (I think he'd have a few errors in him as he is so keen)

Turner / Perham to 6.

I liked Montoya's first outing but he would be unlucky this week. Or swap him with Fusitua.

With Roger Tuivasa-Sheck no longer at the back, we'd still need to get metres, so that's why I'd keep Fusitua there. I'm OK with Ken, he ranks ahead of Fusitua right now.
 
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Mr Frank White

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I'd put Walsh wherever he has the most confidence. If that means he has to slot into fullback, I'd put Roger Tuivasa-Sheck at centre.

We need to set Walsh up for success.

On the bench - Kodi to 14, Bunty & Ben Murdoch-Masila (for impact) & Evans (I think he'd have a few errors in him as he is so keen)

Turner / Perham to 6.

I liked Montoya's first outing but he would be unlucky this week. Or swap him with Fusitua.

With Roger Tuivasa-Sheck no longer at the back, we'd still need to get metres, so that's why I'd keep Fusitua there. I'm OK with Ken, he ranks ahead of Fusitua right now.
Fusitua cannot be rewarded get for bludging anymore.

And dropping Montoya sends the wrong message.
 
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Sup42

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Your logic and reasoned approach doesnt work for me. I like to come into the year hoping for miracles and thinking things like recruiting a great forward pack means that even average halves will have room to ignite a laboured backline and take us to the finals. That way I can get super excited about all of the first 4 or 5 games then fall into a 2 day depression after a game like friday night and realise it was a false dawn. Started feeling better yesterday as time healed my wounds and I worked out that it is all good I was just 12 months early and 2022 is our year.
Do appreciate your posts though!
With our pack fully fit we were a reasonable chance of doing something this year in the finals, the combination of Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila are good enough to have carried the team a lot further than that backline should rightly go.

But we needed Aitken and Hiku fit, lets face it, a really high chunk of our backlines attack came off Hiku.

Take him out and we are shithouse, take out Aiken and we are super shithouse.

I know it doesn't mean anything to imagine we still had real centres and our best prop, but we should have expected that clunky backline to at least click into some kind of functional attack.

All hope is not lost though, there could be a miracle. I mean Addin Fonua-Blake out for four months as a best case scenario, the team finding a place for young Walsh, getting our centres back.....we could scrape into the finals....it will take a miracle from here, but it could be done.

But yeah even if things had worked out perfectly, I couldn't see us being an instant top four side.....only the cheating Storm have done that, become an instant top four side by cheating.

The Raiders, Penrith, Roosters, all had build up seasons to their current amazing football. You could argue that the Roosters also cheated their way to the level of League they play now...well because they did....

Whoever coaches the Warriors from here needs a four year plan, make the finals year one or at least lose out playing hard. Improve the roster in the off season.

Make the finals year two, take a cheeky shot at the top four, be satisfied just getting there ( I know I know we are supposed to be in it to win the whole thing, but lets just be real for a moment and realise how fkd the Warriors scene is and for how long, lets accept reality, that fixing the Warriors is a long term job not a fan wish list super coach fantasy).

Play for top four year three, with a realistic shot at the title....rinse and repeat year four....stay that level for a decade.
 
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Mr Bob

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For some odd reason some folk were expecting the Storm or the Roosters out of this Warriors side....how do you get there???

Not in one year under a new coach anyway. Anderson did it best, scrapped into the eight and went from there in the following years.
This was supposed to be the SK legacy from when he started our rebuild in 2017?.....

Its 4 years now..... how we looking?
 
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Sup42

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This was supposed to be the SK legacy from when he started our rebuild in 2017?.....

Its 4 years now..... how we looking?

Back to square one, because when SK was booted, the first thing they did was get rid of the three small fowards on the bench mentality.

Total rebuild. Different plan, bash football, try improve our backs over time. Realistically the acquisition of Walsh is a long term view, no one should bank on an unproven kid getting us into the top eight.

I imagine they will be looking at similar future stars for the halves (Chanel Harris-Tavita is in this category already) but I expect they will continue to try poach the kids like the young Eels half back we offered a similar sized contract to Walsh.

We do not have the cap cheating ways to buy equal high quality fowards and backs...looks like we are going after Aussie Kids for the spine long term. Again all rebuild moves.

As soon as you throw in a new coach they will be looking at some of our names as guys they wish were not in their roster.
 
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Let’s be honest, it’s pretty slim pickings to choose from. Bunty comes back in, I’m not sure about Jamayne Tounua-Brown. The back line badly lacked cohesion but I’m not sure that changes would help that.

Kodi must be running out of chances, one good half in five games isn’t good enough, but I would give him the next couple of games before dropping him to the bench.

Cowboys in round 8 looks like a good opportunity for either Walsh or Turner to have a crack if Kodi hasn’t improved by then. Berry possibly for Fusitua too if he’s playing well in Queensland cup.
 
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Mr Bob

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Back to square one, because when SK was booted, the first thing they did was get rid of the three small fowards on the bench mentality.

Total rebuild. Different plan, bash football, try improve our backs over time. Realistically the acquisition of Walsh is a long term view, no one should bank on an unproven kid getting us into the top eight.

I imagine they will be looking at similar future stars for the halves (Chanel Harris-Tavita is in this category already) but I expect they will continue to try poach the kids like the young Eels half back we offered a similar sized contract to Walsh.

We do not have the cap cheating ways to buy equal high quality fowards and backs...looks like we are going after Aussie Kids for the spine long term. Again all rebuild moves.

As soon as you throw in a new coach they will be looking at some of our names as guys they wish were not in their roster.

The problem is the forwards are already built to succeed. I’d hate to see Harris and Addin Fonua-Blake waste their remaining best years waiting for our backs to get their act together.
 
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jonesy101

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All hope is not lost though, there could be a miracle. I mean Addin Fonua-Blake out for four months as a best case scenario, the team finding a place for young Walsh, getting our centres back.....we could scrape into the finals....it will take a miracle from here, but it could be done.
Continuing to lose absolute winnable games like we did in the weekend may just finish us off by the midway point of the season, but I completely agree with you. If we can hang in there and be in touching distance by the three quarter mark when Addin Fonua-Blake returns and our centres have some games under their belts we could be in for a decent crack at the finals. By that stage we will also have some more clarity on the Kodi/Chanel Harris-Tavita/Sean O'Sullivan conundrum.

Its been a consistent pattern of the past decade where we fade badly towards the back end of the season. This could well be Browns moment to buck that trend.
 
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jonesy101

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The problem is the forwards are already built to succeed. I’d hate to see Harris and Addin Fonua-Blake waste their remaining best years waiting for our backs to get their act together.
Since Robinson got total control of the club things fell into place in the forwards far quicker than many of us expected. The signing of Walsh so early in the season suggests a similar thing emerging for our backline, lets not forget picking up Aitken too.
 
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