Id believe it. We were one of them. Then they have lost probably the rest in the last 10 minutes. SOOOOO many games. I personally had the raiders making the 8 replacing the broncos. They could easily have made it, if they had our goal line defense and our 80 minute fitness levels. If Sticky is smart he will focus on those 2 things in the offseason because his team has the talent, boy Id like Leilua and Rapana on our team.Heard a STAT that the raiders have lost six games this season by no more than a converted try.
I reckon Blair and Ice can hold the middle in D (I reckon Ice will end up being a great middle forward) but they aren't gonna bring the yardage ... if they go with that bench we better hope Canberra's kicking game is sh*t cause its gonna come down to out back 3 to get us moving forward
Totally agree... what a load of shit. Try putting the Black Ferns on their own billing without the build up of the AB's and see what happens. An absolute dead head piece of journalism.Nice to see the rah-rahs are getting concerned about all the Warriors hype and success. Clearly they are nervous!
Two articles this morning with tacit ''support'' couched in shrouded niggles. Mr. Gray opening his remarks with ''pay what you like' full house comments and then additional column remarks on how much the Kiwi Ferns were watched on Sky last weekend over the Warriors game. (research figures which I find very hard to believe and very dependent on the quality of the question being asked)
Yeah right... try comparing Warriors watchers vs Blues watchers to start, and make it clear that it was only the last few thousand tickets that went under this regime and for a special person.
And Mr Gray, if you have nothing genuinely positive to say, better to not say anything than a condescending token column in the Rah Rah Herald.
The real folks that matter are delighted at the success around the club, especially given the travel requirements, fact that that they have to fight the rah rah establishment here for air time and everything else, not to mention Aussie refs and judiciary week after week.
Who knows, we might even get a photo or two in this weekend's press and more than a 1/8 page of biased opinion.
It gave me great pleasure to cancel my NZH subscription this week when it next becomes due. I hope someone asks me why, but I doubt they will.
Cant wait for tonight. Let's have another Black out, this time with the Tonga/England atmosphere. Yeeeeehaaaa!!!
Lol if Beale either doesnt play or is actually on the bench, it will be the first time a player is named in fear of the starter you have named costing you the game. Roll the dice on Hiku, remember the 2 games he lost us himself, especially that last one. Or will it be the good Hiku who just draws and passes. I honestly cant see the value in him, not when Luke to green to johnson to Fusitua is doing the same thing. Id rather have Beales individual offense abilities, ie stepping back on the inside, his experience (GF winner, All Stars player) and definitely his defense. Hiku is just too big a risk this time of year. We have been going well since he lost that big one.