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Wonder what went down that made SK say "that was the worst session we've had...."

Less swearing than I was expecting, actually. Mangakino session was good (who's cellphone was it that got confiscated during the trivia night? Warriors Caught In Trivia Cheat Scandal). Most people spoke well, but the lighting, etc for some of the interviews - Shaun Johnson, SM etc - seemed weird.

Hopefully they'll end next week's episode with each player's name spelt phonetically so the Aussies can "dive right in" SK-style...
nah it'll be a toe in for sure
 
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Corvo does look the goods I did notice he seemed to have everyone focused on his every word.
Was pleasantly surprised by Kearney drilling the boys- wonder how this plays into the “Polynesians don’t like being yelled at” thing?
Also picked up on the Kearney family is in Brisbane thing?
Was impressed by Cameron George’s “no more excuses” stance
Enjoyed the doco was a good insight into the club, at the same time am wary of some of the obvious PR talk I’ve heard before- look forward to the next one
Kearneys wife was diagnosed and having treatment for breast cancer last year, and his daughters go to uni in Brissy. So his wife is probably still having treatment(much better health system) and the girls are either still at uni/wanna still live there/or are staying with their mum through the tough treatment times. I take my hat off to the man for what hes going through being in NZ well his wife has cancer. Dispite what some may think of his coaching ability, he is a stone cold professional and dedicated to this cause.
 
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Wonder what went down that made SK say "that was the worst session we've had...."

Hard to be absolutely certain but it appeared to be the first training session after their two week break for Christmas, it also coincided with the return of some of the World Cup players.

I recall at the time hearing that Adam Blair was disappointing in terms of his fittness upon his return, though he had been off for 5 weeks traveling around the US on holidays.
 
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demco

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It was an enjoyable documentary. I'm the kind of person that would watch half an hour of training sessions but that isn't going to be the best television for a wider audience.

They probably shot a lot of warts and all footage but the time they are covering needs to be condensed down.

The piece on the Mangakino visit was good. Their club rooms being destroyed by fire would most likely only made the local news. A small club like that the clubs rooms are pretty much all they have. Good to see the club do their bit to help out. We know they do charity work and community initiatives like all clubs but besides an occasional article that isn't really shown.

Overall though it was good to get a look behind the scenes.
Why was it not insured ???????
 
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bruce

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Best bit was Kearney ripping in with "you roll your foot over again and I'm gonna kick your fuckin aarse! Fucksakes" haha love it.
I agree. The worst bit was when he commented on all the guys who had not met their targets were also those who were not doing extras. It seems he is far from sorting some of these lazy bastards out.
 
Johnnyray

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Absolutely loved the documentary last night and have already watched it a couple of times today. I loved that as a long time fan of this team since its inception that we all finally get to take look at what goes on behind scenes and what sort of effort, both physically and mentally the players go through every year just to get themselves match fit. Honestly it was better than awesome. Seeing all that though my concern after having watched it a few times is still with type of talent that this team has and level that they are at. I know we only got a fleeting glimpse of it but it still worries me that as a professional rugby league team playing in top grade rugby league competion in Australia that they are still trying to teach them the basics like catching a ball. Dude I didn't need see that. Just like I didn't need to see some of senior players like Shaun Johnson walking around like they own the place. That to me show more about what sort of culture they have there at club than anything I have heard. It's a problem.

Also like mrblonde, I also want to know who NZ Warriors player was trying to cheat at "Quiz Night" not because it's wrong but because they should all be like that. They should hate to lose so much they're willing to cheat get results. Instead of punishing him and taking his phone away, they should of made the man team captain. He should serve as an inspiration to them both ! (Also in case you're wondering, the answer to question they asked, what is only organ in human body that remains same size from birth is human eye. It's also one of only two self cleaning organs in human body, the other being human vagina and that another one of my posts that going to be marked inappropriate, but do I care ? No.) I can't wait for next week episode and see what else they're going to say. It's going to be interesting ... :)
 
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gREVUS

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Absolutely loved the documentary last night and have already watched it a couple of times today. I loved that as a long time fan of this team since its inception that we all finally get to take look at what goes on behind scenes and what sort of effort, both physically and mentally the players go through every year just to get themselves match fit. Honestly it was better than awesome. Seeing all that though my concern after having watched it a few times is still with type of talent that this team has and level that they are at. I know we only got a fleeting glimpse of it but it still worries me that as a professional rugby league team playing in top grade rugby league competion in Australia that they are still trying to teach them the basics like catching a ball. Dude I didn't need see that. Just like I didn't need to see some of senior players like Shaun Johnson walking around like they own the place. That to me show more about what sort of culture they have there at club than anything I have heard. It's a problem.

Also like Mrblonde, I also want to know who NZ Warriors player was trying to cheat at "Quiz Night" not because it's wrong but because they should all be like that. They should hate to lose so much they're willing to cheat get results. Instead of punishing him and taking his phone away, they should of made the man team captain. He should serve as an inspiration to them both ! (Also in case you're wondering, the answer to question they asked, what is only organ in human body that remains same size from birth is human eye. It's also one of only two self cleaning organs in human body, the other being human vagina and that another one of my posts that going to be marked inappropriate, but do I care ? No.) I can't wait for next week episode and see what else they're going to say. It's going to be interesting ... :)
next week you get to see question 2: which organ in the human body grows the most from birth?
 
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roadrunner

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Great doco I thought as it is not often you get the opportunity to see behind the other side of the camera also heartening to see them go to a place like Mangakino as this is where the true warriors of league of small town country NZ shape their dreams and guts. The part on Green gave me another insight on how it must be for those guys as well as Corvo who are committed to come over and put it all on the line. Go well this season boys.
 
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leaguejunkie

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I thought it was a good watch. A neat little insight into Corvo and Kearney's methods of training, the guys (appearing to be) training hard, and some genuinely nice PR moments with the team engaging with the wider community.

Looking forward to the next episode.
 
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Why was it not insured ???????

The club didn't own the facility but used the changing sheds and showers and stored all their stuff there.
Its my understanding also that the building may have been under insured.
 
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bruce

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Some of you guys are real bitches lol. You come on here hoping for a faint bit of inside gossip, leaks and to find out what really goes on behind closed doors and when you get a firsthand doco showing you just that you wanna moan and groan. No pleasing everyone but its the usual whingers harping on.
People are entitled to express their opinion, and you yours. I wasn't excited with the first episode, and was disappointed that some guys are still not putting in extras. I was impressed with Alex Corvo and Kearney but I still think they are short of cattle. I thought a lot of the content was lightweight for a genuine league fan.
I am not abusing you for your opinion so don't you abuse me for mine.
 
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Tony Martin

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Love how all the swearing and what not was unedited but Kearney was heavily edited. So good to not hear all the umms and the ahhs and all the normal noises he makes before answering a question
 
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bruce

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Seeing all that though my concern after having watched it a few times is still with type of talent that this team has and level that they are at. I know we only got a fleeting glimpse of it but it still worries me that as a professional rugby league team playing in top grade rugby league competion in Australia that they are still trying to teach them the basics like catching a ball. Dude I didn't need see that.
...and telling the world about it as well. I don't watch a lot of super rugby but I saw the game between the Hurrricanes and the Bulls yesterday. I was really impressed with the team structure, the skills and what seemed to be amazing fitness. I am glad you liked the doco Johnny but it just made me more pessimistic.
 
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Gizzyfan

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Right track, get consistency of effort in training and game consistency will follow. Still a work in progress but the improvement is obvious.
 
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mrblonde

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I'm hoping that actually they've filmed more with the Warriors and - depending on how the start pans out - might schedule more "Behind the scenes" stuff. Because another issue with the Warriors which not many people seem to talk about - heck, with nine consecutive losses there's been no reason to talk about it - is: When the team win, how many of the players think "Yowzah! Cracked it!" rather than: Each Monday you more or less start from scratch again: Do the training, watch the videos, listen to the plan, watch for this thing that'll be different from last week etc etc. The winners win consistantly because their attitude is "Yeah, we won, but the next team will have us figured out/will be bloody tough to figure out so let's get bloody busy again!"

Obviously, if we have a 0-4 and there is further footage of the Warriors pre-season, it should suddenly find itself being buried as deep underground as possible on Piha beach.
 
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