General Warriors written off ? 2022

Leadership wise...
- Shaun Johnson is definitely there now
Addin Fonua-Blake - named as captian so you can bank on him
- Harris Captian
- Dallin Watene-Zelezniak former kiwis captian
- Katoa actually got named in the leadership group last year
Jazz - think he is a leader as well

That is enough for me

What about Egan? I think he was in the leadership group.

Do RL teams have vice captains or alternate captains? I wouldn't mind seeing one captain and two alternates like in ice hockey. You don't always have your #1 captain on the field, and you could probably do with different positional perspectives and personalities to get the most from the team.
 
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bruce

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6 - Something inappropriate about women
I love women...not rabid feminists though...there is a difference
Lets play a game. Take a 6 sided dice and roll it, based on the below numbers Bruce will say one of the following:

1 - Jacinda is a communist
2 - Eric Watson is the devil. And a communist
3 - Rarrrrghh Putin *spit*. (To be fair....he is a communist)
4 - No grounds in the world have ever been or ever will be greater than Carlaw Park
5 - Heyzeus, _ _ _ _ _ is an idiot
sounds abut right...Kestrel84 is a trainspotter;)
 
Another difference is there seems to be a number of players there now that WANT to win now. I remember complaints in the past use to be some players were just there for the paycheck.
Addin Fonua-Blake
Aitken
Johnson
Walsh
Nothing to quantify this other then reading recent interviews articles from them and seeing the way they played last year.
Just need a few players like that to lift the team around them to perform.

Also Kodi Nikorima will be looking for a contract next year so can hopefully count on him not being a passenger this season.
 
Another difference is there seems to be a number of players there now that WANT to win now. I remember complaints in the past use to be some players were just there for the paycheck.
Addin Fonua-Blake
Aitken
Johnson
Walsh
Nothing to quantify this other then reading recent interviews articles from them and seeing the way they played last year.
Just need a few players like that to lift the team around them to perform.

Also Kodi Nikorima will be looking for a contract next year so can hopefully count on him not being a passenger this season.
You can add a few more to this. We have a team that really hates losing and it does make a big difference.
 

Beastmode

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Leadership wise...
- Shaun Johnson is definitely there now
Addin Fonua-Blake - named as captian so you can bank on him
- Harris Captian
- Dallin Watene-Zelezniak former kiwis captian
- Katoa actually got named in the leadership group last year
Jazz - think he is a leader as well

That is enough for me

What are the leadership team expected to do? Lead by example ?

There were bog average borderline reckless decisions made by the so called leaders yesterday.

Reckless passing, reckless kicks, dropped balls, heads down… seen it all before.
 
Another season using the wrong defensive system.

If we stick with this Justin Morgan defence rubbish put a line through us.

That D line was horrible and it got murdered.

Same shit as last year. Wake up Brown it will cost you your job.

Morgan and his hang back dedence and commit two only in the tackle is supposed to be clever.....a way around the ruck infringements under the new laws.

Well, if you hang back and hunt in pairs you hand the opposition space, and you allow them to stand in the tackle, and you give them dominance in the ruck.

But that is not tge worst of it.

Seeing our guys having to stop and think about numbering up is all wrong.

Rugby leagye defence is a hive mind endevour, the whole team comes foward in a wave, or more accurately a wall.

Poorer defenders (especially inexperienced guys) need the simplicity of the rythm of comming forward, and retreating as a line.

Honestly our middles look like they are scrambling to cover the higgledy piggity totally structure less Justin Morgan bull crap defence.

Even if it is or isn't Morgans fault, Brown is responsible here.

Hey maybe I'm wrong, maybe they just need to do it better....

But last year we had to pack it in and revert to three man tackles.

So I'm thinking after yesterday that this D line at the Warriors will kill the season unless they work on it.

Stuff the clunky attack, fix that later, we won't win a single game till that D is sorted.

Am I the only one thinking the system is the problem not the players tackling ability? Green centers not withstanding...
 
2023 has been my hope and focus anyway. I didn't expect great things this year but I highly doubt we'll be near the spoon. We still have important players to come back.
 
Maybe, just maybe the Aust media know more than us??
Round 2 next week and I’m already worried.
Matt Johns was predicting a big season for Shaun Johnson last night on his show, didn’t say the Warriors but was impressed by him. I thought some of his plays were at the wrong time, but there’s obviously a confidence there to try those things like chip kicks early in the set. Hope he can stay injury free because I can see him having the affect he was brought here for, we shouldn’t go away from the repeat sets he can deliver. Encouraged by the first outing after learning Dallin Watene-Zelezniak broke his thumb at the start of the game, they left a try at least out there when he dropped that long pass.
 
Matt Johns was predicting a big season for Shaun Johnson last night on his show, didn’t say the Warriors but was impressed by him. I thought some of his plays were at the wrong time, but there’s obviously a confidence there to try those things like chip kicks early in the set. Hope he can stay injury free because I can see him having the affect he was brought here for, we shouldn’t go away from the repeat sets he can deliver. Encouraged by the first outing after learning Dallin Watene-Zelezniak broke his thumb at the start of the game, they left a try at least out there when he dropped that long pass.
There was nothing wrong with the pass, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak had come infield for no good reason. Shaun Johnson expected him to be hugging the sideline, that's where a Sharks winger (and Fusitua) would be positioned.
 
28 points in the first game of the season, yeah another disappointment for 2022, I will say this once again, until the warriors fix the defence and defence on the back of stupid errors! They won't be going nowhere!
 
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Another season using the wrong defensive system.

If we stick with this Justin Morgan defence rubbish put a line through us.

That D line was horrible and it got murdered.

Same shit as last year. Wake up Brown it will cost you your job.

Morgan and his hang back dedence and commit two only in the tackle is supposed to be clever.....a way around the ruck infringements under the new laws.

Well, if you hang back and hunt in pairs you hand the opposition space, and you allow them to stand in the tackle, and you give them dominance in the ruck.

But that is not tge worst of it.

Seeing our guys having to stop and think about numbering up is all wrong.

Rugby leagye defence is a hive mind endevour, the whole team comes foward in a wave, or more accurately a wall.

Poorer defenders (especially inexperienced guys) need the simplicity of the rythm of comming forward, and retreating as a line.

Honestly our middles look like they are scrambling to cover the higgledy piggity totally structure less Justin Morgan bull crap defence.

Even if it is or isn't Morgans fault, Brown is responsible here.

Hey maybe I'm wrong, maybe they just need to do it better....

But last year we had to pack it in and revert to three man tackles.

So I'm thinking after yesterday that this D line at the Warriors will kill the season unless they work on it.

Stuff the clunky attack, fix that later, we won't win a single game till that D is sorted.

Am I the only one thinking the system is the problem not the players tackling ability? Green centers not withstanding...
I don't think Brown is good enough! I'm not seeing any progress from last year, Next game will tell us if we have any chance this year with a full strength team, The defence as been awful and watching the finals we are not going to last 5 seconds if we make the 8!
 
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I don't think Brown is good enough! I'm not seeing any progress from last year, Next game will tell us if we have any chance this year with a full strength team, The defence as been awful and watching the finals we are not going to last 5 seconds if we make the 8!
If Brown tanks, and we don't replace him, I guarantee you it's because ole Mohawk and CEO cannot get anyone else.

The Warriors know this is the best squad they have had in years....so.....no one can deny this seasons on Brown.
 
If Brown tanks, and we don't replace him, I guarantee you it's because ole Mohawk and CEO cannot get anyone else.
No one putting up their hand to be our coach, only people who have no experience or people like Brown who have awful NRL records of coaching. Expect Coaches like the Bulldogs Coach if Brown gets kicked!