Of course it all depends on injuries hey.
Wooden spoon is a reality if you lose all your key players.
We are a bit of a joke. Long running one....too long.
Saying the Warriors will come last is like saying the Tits Dogs Tigers are gonna come last....it just feels right....New signings be darned.
Like others have said we have to play hard, and do it early, at least 7 rounds of hard play.
Just like Kearney
's first year. Round seven and eight come along and Warriors are being mentioned as a must see match.
So it's doable. But you gotta defend so hard out that commentators get a shock and Refs more importantly take you seriously on the 50/50s.
I am confident in the big names, we have the props to go up against them all.
After that if Shaun Johnson
are fit, the rest after the props are good enough to hang in there in games.
Players defensively to watch:
needs a big year in defence, play times over.
if he plays needs effective protection. He is too long in the tooth to have confidence in 1:1.
There are a lot of body guards out there if they are being coached right, we should have a highly defensive side.
These are guys who can defend well... but Ben Murdoch-Masila
is the one who we need to show up every game off the ball, because he is a good defender when he is on....last year he had some unacceptable efforts...this year he has leaned right down.
is the most talented ball runner out there, but it's no use if he isn't also someone we can rely on to tackle up if the bench suddenly hemorrhages through injury.
I left out Jazz
because he's a special case. All he has to do is calm down a bit....when he thinks....uses his brain....he's the most offensive defender in the team.
He could be a star for the Warriors, hell he could be player of the year if he plays smart.
needs to seriously improve his defence, Siro too....they're OK but not as good as all these other guys aye.
Then on the edges Pompey
, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Montoya
, these guys are all good defensive players.
This is an unusual situation for the Warriors. VERY unusual.
So it's gonna be a big deal if Walsh
has soughted his tackling out....we could finally get into the wrestle and back up the inevitable mistakes and infringements and actually survive games when we are on the ropes and not blowout like every single year.
People are excited about the attack, and I am a bit with forwards and Shaun Johnson
kicking....I like the meters don't get me wrong.
But it's the defence I will be watching, same every season....the Warriors won't ever win shit without the defence.