Vs Raiders Rd23

Discussion in 'New Zealand Warriors and NZRL' started by Philip_Smith007, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Warriorsoul

    Warriorsoul Juniors

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    At least they were trying today. I can cop a wider margin with a bit of effort rather than a tight loss when they havent really tried, if that makes sense?
     
  2. SpaceMonkey

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    Been working nights so slept through the game and just saw the result. Sad thing is I'm not even disappointed, my initial reaction was "at least we kept them under 40". Shows how bad the season is :/
     
  3. Cold Roses

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    Papali'i 6 minutes.
    Satae 11 minutes.

    Where's the point?
     
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  4. JJ

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    Trust the process

    It's only a problem if we talk about it
     
  5. ozbash

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    Highlight of the game for me ...
    RTS telling Monty they had to "trust the process" if they want to win..
     
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  6. SpaceMonkey

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    Poor Roger is so out of his depth as captain. Consulting his church pastor and Tim Robbins self help books for guidance, ffs.
     
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  7. Blair

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    Also, when his stocks are low like they are now, he's running around like a headless chook on the field, or at least it appears that way.

    As attacking fullbacks Webb, Locke and Tomkins are ahead of him in this regard. Webb and Locke for their line breaks, and Tomkins for his link play and how he effectively worked with Johnson.
     
  8. vvvrulz

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    And Wade McKinnon at times bossed all of the above.

    RTS has been a failure.
     
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  9. Warriorsoul

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    Big game from Lolohea tonight I see?
     
  10. Fufu Andronez

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    Watched this game in a pub in the heart of tigers territory.. Stayed back and watched the tigers game. Now that's a team where the majority have been told they're moving on and they still dig in and never stop trying.

    I knew we were never going to win, but to concede 36 points was bitterly disappointing, considering the fact that we made the scoreline 18-10.

    It just seems thst when SJ is out there is zero confidence in the team, and it gives them the excuse to fail that they all seem to crave
     
  11. Blair

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    Sounds like you're describing the Awapuni Antlers U/10s :).
     
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  12. Mighty Ape Man

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    Yeah Tui was great tonight. Oh wait he's with the Tigers.....
     
  13. Mighty Ape Man

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    They call that "The Cleary Effect"

    Ok I just made that up.. :smirk:

    But he gets them playing for each other AND actually giving a damn. And that gives them the confidence our boys lack
     
  14. ZEROMISSTACKLES

    ZEROMISSTACKLES First Grade

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    Ah Justin Morgan was talkin about the Warriors, not the Tigers. This is the Warriors vs Raiders thread lol.
     
  15. Warriorsoul

    Warriorsoul Juniors

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    Yeah I know, just sick of being so negative and looking for anything to be up about :/
     
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  16. ZEROMISSTACKLES

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    Now that you mentioned Tui and your respect for how Cleary does things. Its good how he too believes in playing Tui at 6. He's not great at 6 but he's better there than anywhere else.
     
  17. Blair

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    It's hard to put a finger on our failing today because, yes, it was noticeable we were trying.

    Bully even put a huge hit on a Raiders back on his line. Knocked him half silly.

    Our two tries were actually really good tries. Surely there's a fine line between just throwing the ball around, because we have no idea what we're doing, and actually playing effective, attractive ad-lib footy with flair.
     
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  18. Philip_Smith007

    Philip_Smith007 First Grade

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    Simple, the defense was shit, no talk, bad individual decision that forced others to act to try to cover and created over laps, no organisation when injuried play forced reshuffle and Hoffman.
    In attack at times we did not engage the defense and passed 2-3 steps before the line or getting anyone interested or turning inwards. Kata bombed and easy one, Lisone got involved at dummy half on last. Just stupid stuff, no one in control of team.

    I enjoyed more offloads, must have been near the most in a game for us this season.
     
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  19. Iafeta

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    I know, right. How dare he try to self improve. The loser.

    Off topic, met RTS on Monday at Sydney Airport. Hell of a nice bloke.
     
  20. ZEROMISSTACKLES

    ZEROMISSTACKLES First Grade

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    Always good to take positives out of a game and to look ahead. Last year we were inconsistent, now we are consistently losing. 5 straight losses is a failure and we have to be careful not to accept mediocrity and cover up our losses with too many silver linings.

    You're not clutching at straws though, what you're 'up' about is looking good.
     

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