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Warriors

Storm
Mt Smart Stadium
29 Jul 2022 08:00PM

# Player Player #
1 R.Walsh N.Meaney 1
2 D.Watene-Zelezniak D.Ieremia 2
3 M.Montoya M.Seve 3
4 A.Pompey J.Olam 4
5 E.Kosi G.Anderson 5
6 C.Harris-Tavita C.Munster 6
7 S.Johnson J.Hughes 7
8 A.Fonua-Blake J.Bromwich 8
9 W.Egan H.Grant 9
10 T.Harris N.Asofa-Solomona 10
11 E.Aitken F.Kaufusi 11
12 J.Curran K.Bromwich 12
13 J.Tevaga J.King 13
14 F.Lussick T.Wishart 14
15 B.Afoa T.Kamikamica 15
16 E.Katoa A.MacDonald 16
17 J.Frei C.Lewis 18
20 D.Asi T.Eisenhuth 21

I think Asi's decision making on D would improve with increased match fitness but unless we're not getting TMM then he's probably not worth investing any more game time into
Same case could be said for Walsh and Chanel as well who definitely arent here next year.,,,even Aitken.

For mine tho id rather just run out the best possible team.

As for Asi i think he has shown that he has ability, particulary ball in hand (moreso than Chanel imo), wether he becomes a regular ist grader tho who knows......every team needs depth tho and i coulod see him being quite handy in that regard,
 
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I can’t see the sense in playing Walsh and Chanel Harris-Tavita at the expense of volkman (or asi if he’s staying).
I am clutching at straws but maybe
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We may really want to move him to get an asset back
And maybe in the game tape review asi was found to have bad defensive awareness

That’s all I have in my creative powers and I will boast when 22 years old I took the company psychometric profiling and scored off the.scale in brainstorming.
 
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I am clutching at straws but maybe
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We may really want to move him to get an asset back
And maybe in the game tape review asi was found to have bad defensive awareness

That’s all I have in my creative powers and I will boast when 22 years old I took the company psychometric profiling and scored off the.scale in brainstorming.
Yeah well I once solved four sides on a rubiks cube and my best guess is Webster asked them to play asi last week to have a look at him- didn’t like what he saw (don’t ask me why) and said alright then as u were Stacey.
Volkman should be playing though.
 

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I am clutching at straws but maybe
Shop window for Reece
We may really want to move him to get an asset back
And maybe in the game tape review asi was found to have bad defensive awareness

That’s all I have in my creative powers and I will boast when 22 years old I took the company psychometric profiling and scored off the.scale in brainstorming.
There is no reason for us wanting any form of asset this season, we are out of the running for the eight with a caretaker coach. We should be getting players who are here next season game time. That doesn't mean every single player should be getting a shot, but the likes of Volkman should 100% be playing FG and seeing out the season.
 
Could this explain some of the odd selections droppings recently? Can we read something into the last sentence? Obviously not all rosy behind the scenes…

Nz herald article:

Warriors senior forward Jazz Tevaga says the team needs to be more united, admitting that the negative talk and on-field bickering went too far last Saturday with some "toxic sprays" during the 26-14 reverse in Canberra.

The Warriors have endured consecutive disappointing away losses, competing well for long periods only to be undone by familiar lapses.

Saturday's defeat was particularly exasperating, as the visitors fought hard to build a 14-0 halftime lead, before everything unravelled.

It continued a theme from much of this season and was the catalyst for some sniping among the squad.

Tevaga said it was difficult to isolate one main issue, but the team was "pretty mentally weak" at times, which affected their ability to deal with adversity.

"When something goes against us, it has a snowball effect," explained Tevaga. "And that's just built up of frustration. And then guys start spraying each other; there's been a [few] toxic sprays on the field. That's something we've got to get out of our game. We're working on that and being more composed and a lot more resilient."

Without looking for excuses, Tevaga said the frequent dramas of this season had been a contributing factor, along with the pattern of poor results and so-near-yet-so-far performances.

"When things go wrong, it's just like, here we go again," said Tevaga. "That's the feeling that we [were] getting prior to the Tigers [homecoming] match, and then the second half [on Sunday]. It has been ugly, but we've got to learn from that and get over it quickly."

Halfback Shaun Johnson agreed there had been on-field tension, but felt it was a by-product of a campaign that hasn't got close to pre-season expectations.

"That's always going to happen," said Johnson. "When you've had a frustrating year and we're all competitive and we all just want to win. You put so much effort into the preparation and you come up short on the weekend. You guys see 80 minutes - we have so much more than that."

Prop Addin Fonua-Blake said there were no issues with the team culture – maintaining it "had never been better" – but agreed that their communication needed to be more positive.

"We know that no one's going out there to make errors," said Fonua-Blake. "We've got to cut that bickering and all that sort of stuff out. I'm guilty of it as well and I've got to work on it, so I'll put my hand up. People are trying their best. But the more we can cut out little lapses, the better."

But despite the tension – and the defeats – the trio felt the team were on a generally upward curve, since the reset that came with the homecoming match.

There were some encouraging signs from the performances against Parramatta and Canberra, with Johnson taking "confidence and belief" that they can match teams much higher on the ladder.

There was also an unmistakeable spring in the step to be back at Mt Smart, after the team arrived in Auckland on Sunday, along with a feeling that the short turnaround, with the second homecoming match against the Melbourne Storm on Friday (8pm), was the best possible recipe.

"It's timely that we come home, especially after that loss," said Tevaga. "It's vital that we put in good performances when we're home, especially in front of our fans that have missed a lot of footy from us. We owe them good performances."

The Warriors had a sharp training on Tuesday at Mt Smart, in what will be their only full session of the week. Passing was slick as they ran combinations while Reece Walsh, restored at fullback, was particularly vocal.
NO LEADERSHIP. Until we fix that we won’t be going close to challenging for the top 8.
 
NO LEADERSHIP. Until we fix that we won’t be going close to challenging for the top 8.
I think this Warriors team would benefit more from a leader that is vocal. The ones that lead by example just do not work especially when we have a captains challenge in the game. They do not need to be Brandon Smith vocal level but one that will hold the Ref accountable and rev the team up.
 
NO LEADERSHIP. Until we fix that we won’t be going close to challenging for the top 8.
I think it’s been really underestimated the loss of RTS leadership this year, then to go with that the loss of the new captain Tohu Harris Harris for the bulk of this season and his ability to develop his leadership. His numbers are starting to come back to show the mr reliable tag and hopefully for the remainder of the season he can build on becoming the captain we need through his actions. We really have nobody that is an alternative to him at the moment and would probably have to recruit in the manner we did with Ryan Hoffman if we wanted a walk in leader.
 
I think this Warriors team would benefit more from a leader that is vocal. The ones that lead by example just do not work especially when we have a captains challenge in the game. They do not need to be Brandon Smith vocal level but one that will hold the Ref accountable and rev the team up.
Depends how the revving up is given considering the article about players spraying one another. The right temperament is also required I think. Tohu Harris Harris is still the best candidate for me because of his temperament and I think his follow me approach is also a benefit because his form is often so consistent. He’s also smart enough to be able to convey to a ref without getting aggressive though could be considered too easy going. I’ll be interested to see the response after he publicly challenged players as to what the jersey means to them.
 
I think this Warriors team would benefit more from a leader that is vocal. The ones that lead by example just do not work especially when we have a captains challenge in the game. They do not need to be Brandon Smith vocal level but one that will hold the Ref accountable and rev the team up.
According to Brandon Smith (so could be full of shit because he’s a complete dumb arse) our captains nickname while at the Storm was Zombie. I find that concerning.
 
According to Brandon Smith (so could be full of shit because he’s a complete dumb arse) our captains nickname while at the Storm was Zombie. I find that concerning.
I watched that interview too - sounded like it was more a result of his off-field demeanour and ability to play at a consistent tempo rather than going rip shit and bust but getting gassed after 20 minutes.

To be fair though as you mentioned Brandon isn't the sharpest tool so anyone with a level head could be considered a zombie by comparison
 
According to Brandon Smith (so could be full of shit because he’s a complete dumb arse) our captains nickname while at the Storm was Zombie. I find that concerning.
Can see why but there’s some nicknames that are hard to see where they originate like back door Benny Elias or Paul buttocks Sironen. Beaver Menzies was different, not sure if it’s in reference to the first thing that springs to mind. Not sure what hectic cheese is all about.
 
Can see why but there’s some nicknames that are hard to see where they originate like back door Benny Elias or Paul buttocks Sironen. Beaver Menzies was different, not sure if it’s in reference to the first thing that springs to mind. Not sure what hectic cheese is all about.
I’ve always wondered about Benny’s nickname - I’d assumed it might relate to his significant financial success, however that all happened post his retirement.

Have just googled it now and apparently it was based on him often trying to pass the ball behind his back, apparently with mixed success.
 
I’ve always wondered about Benny’s nickname - I’d assumed it might relate to his significant financial success, however that all happened post his retirement.

Have just googled it now and apparently it was based on him often trying to pass the ball behind his back, apparently with mixed success.
I was wondering about Elias and Sironen nicknames together as they were in the same team.
 
Depends how the revving up is given considering the article about players spraying one another. The right temperament is also required I think. Tohu Harris Harris is still the best candidate for me because of his temperament and I think his follow me approach is also a benefit because his form is often so consistent. He’s also smart enough to be able to convey to a ref without getting aggressive though could be considered too easy going. I’ll be interested to see the response after he publicly challenged players as to what the jersey means to them.
Revving up as in getting the team pumped. Not a fan of the insulting people if they make a mistake and that wouldn't work with the Warriors. I have to disagree about Tohu Harris. Love the player as you can see by my profile but he is not the right captain. As was reported there is a lot of bickering in the team and that is while he is captain. I also do not think he isn't getting the message across to the ref. To be fair though I am not sure there is anyone else who could replace him atm.
 
I’ve always wondered about Benny’s nickname - I’d assumed it might relate to his significant financial success, however that all happened post his retirement.

Have just googled it now and apparently it was based on him often trying to pass the ball behind his back, apparently with mixed success.
hmm thats not the reason i heard he got it.... the version i heard was a bit more x-rated...
 
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