All I want to say is, I’m proud of this team.
2 years playing away from home, having to move so consistently due to Covid.
Battling injuries all year - and in this game alone, 4 major injuries that essentially left us with no bench for over half the fucking game.
Change of ownership and coach in the last few seasons.
I get the criticism this team has got, that Brown has got, that we should be doing better.
We’ve lost winnable games time and time again this season.
But this game in itself was a metaphor for how we’ve had to battle so hard the last few years.
No home games - and the one we do finally get, gets taken away from us as soon as it could.
We’ve struggled to field a consistent 17 man team all season - with mid season transfer to boot - no time to build combos etc.
The one game we are able to field a decent side - we lose Tohu Harris
, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
(who has been phenomenal this season) and Berry
(whose starting to show why the club rate him so highly).
We battled valiantly but fatigue was always gonna set it.
Panthers fans, bonehead media gonna get all giggly after this.
Another reason to kick the Warriors when they are down.
I think this season should show upper management the importance of a strong medical team - got to keep this team healthy.
The team will be stronger next season with troops back, Shaun Johnson
But injuries can derail any squad - we would’ve won today if not for the game day injuries, because the Panthers had their own injury woes as well.
But the league gods couldn’t have that. Couldn’t have the top-8 hungry Warriors topple 2nd place Penrith.
It fucking sucks but whānau hold tight - our time is coming…
…it just has to be. It has to.