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Vs Dragons Round 16

jaseg

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So that was one of the more spectacularly pathetic implosions I've ever seen - and I'm a Warriors fan.

If it wasn't lockdown in Sydney right now I'd be turning away from NRL right about now for an indeterminate amount of time. As it is, I'll probably be watching again by next week to see us get throttled..
 

Big Marn

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So that was one of the more spectacularly pathetic implosions I've ever seen - and I'm a Warriors fan.

If it wasn't lockdown in Sydney right now I'd be turning away from NRL right about now for an indeterminate amount of time. As it is, I'll probably be watching again by next week to see us get throttled..
pretty much my sentiment. Ready to just wash my hands of this team and stop having the sickest feelings after each mindblowing implosion, each one crazier then the last. Ive had enough.
 

Manu Vatuvei

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Also I just want to emphasise that we would have an 11-4 record and be in the top 4 if we’d just won all the games where we were clearly the better side and clearly should have won. We’re not as good as the top few sides but we’ve basically outplayed everyone else, every time. It is the off the charts desire to find a way to lose when the better side that defines this season.
 

JJ

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Also I just want to emphasise that we would have an 11-4 record and be in the top 4 if we’d just won all the games where we were clearly the better side and clearly should have won. We’re not as good as the top few sides but we’ve basically outplayed everyone else, every time. It is the off the charts desire to find a way to lose when the better side that defines this season.
Meh…. That would seem to be a pattern… clarifying we weren’t better
 

Manu Vatuvei

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Meh…. That would seem to be a pattern… clarifying we weren’t better

Yes, rugby league is an 80 minute game. Nevertheless, you get a pretty good idea who the better team is through 70 minutes. We are consistently the evidently better team and are losing by spectacularly having a mental crisis in the last 10 minutes.

Yes, it’s a pattern, no, it’s certainly not a normal case of not being good enough
 

SmashEmBro

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Im not going to sit here and make excuses. I’ll just make the one.

Walsh, Aitken, Curran, Kodi, and then Tohu going off in the first 20.

Say what you want, that’s close to half our top team - or the team we would have wanted to start - unavailable.
 

SmashEmBro

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Yes, rugby league is an 80 minute game. Nevertheless, you get a pretty good idea who the better team is through 70 minutes. We are consistently the evidently better team and are losing by spectacularly having a mental crisis in the last 10 minutes.

Yes, it’s a pattern, no, it’s certainly not a normal case of not being good enough

Yip I agree, we’ve been close but not close enough in what, 5 games this year?

I hope our young fullas are learning. I think this year is now a right off, but I hope we continue to develop and improve, and can finally string a bunch of games together next year where we have the same team playing. A couple of new recruits and we’ll go from the nearly men to something more
 

cerberus

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Although that was the dumbest play of the season by him

why the field goal when we are 8 ponylts ahead and Dragons score from the 7 tackle set
it's like magic you praise a player and they have the brain explosion of a life time !
 

Manu Vatuvei

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Im not going to sit here and make excuses. I’ll just make the one.

Walsh, Aitken, Curran, Kodi, and then Tohu going off in the first 20.

Say what you want, that’s close to half our top team - or the team we would have wanted to start - unavailable.

All true but…we still clearly outplayed them and were more than capable of cruising to a routine victory. This is all about whatever the weird freak out we keep having in the last 10 minutes is.
 

WellsNZ

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These blokes are so lucky they're the NZ team and not a Sydney club or the Broncos because tomorrow most of the country won't care and just be like lol Warriors.
 
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Chad in the air when Sims hits him, even though it cms in it, should have been looked at.

First error Dragons kicking it dead.

Did Kosi know he weights 30kg more than Dufty?

RTS kick earns restart.

Nearly went 10mins without an error.
Evans drops it out back to O'Sullivan knocks it on picking it off the ground.

Imagine microphones in the GPS trackers.

BMM knocks on a wide floating pass from O'Sullivan on our 20m.

Evans to long in tackle and 6 again, but Dragons lose the ball near line under O'Sullivan tackle.

Harris stubles in getting out of ruck and takes pressure off Dragons with 6 again.
Dragons return the favour with a dropout forced.
Followed by another dropout.
Followed by escort penalty, captains challenge. O'Sullivan initially watched ball then looks at Dragns player and spins, lost challenge. Dragons take the 2.

0-2

Sims falls on Harris funny, basically and elbow drop. Shoulder to head first. Not off for HIA, yet.

BMM loses ball again under Hunt tackle on our 30m.

Terrible play the ball that leads to Hunt try.
Chad out of the line, had to come back for Vaughan who offloaded to Hunt who went thru that hole to score.
Chand right shoulder no good.

0-6 sitter conversion missed.

Dragons friendly fire in tackle after pinning us down our end. Double HIA

Bird loses the ball after a Hollywood on their 20m, Montoya fired up.

Egan short side dart and scores after faking left, Markers both go left and he takes the gap.

Amazingly 6-6

RTS makes a break as Hunt slips over.
Seems slow and didn't trust his speed as Dufty gets him. Poor kick on end by Chad has Dufty sliding out of in goal.

Townsend loses ball in tackle waiting for runner after Siro cramped him.

Montoya pressure causes Dragons forward pass.

Harris out for game.

Earn a set restart, then touch for a restart inside their 10m. Then 6 more as held down in ruck. Katoa scores. He been running off Chad all night, this time changing angle near the line.
Pulls out the bow and arrow to celebrate.

12-6

10 mins of good football, which happened as Jazz came on.

Halftime.

Jack Debelin pinged for cannonball tackle.

O'Sullivan gives away a penalty all over Hunt trying to play the ball on their line.
So starting on their 40m vs their line.
Dragons called back for a forward pass that had Beale scoring.

O'Sullivan put into dangerous tackle by Jack Debelin and penalised.
Start on their 20m.
Bunty barges over under the post after Evans short and losing his shorts.

18-6

Norman earns repeat set, RTS kicks dead.
Katoa tackle on Sims dislodges ball.

No support again as RTS puts his nose thru.
Katoa off, looks shoulder/arm injury, dam as playing well.

A line dropout earned from 60m out with Norman kick and Hunt pressure.
Set restart to long by Siro.
Kear held up and another set as inside the 10m. RTS bleeding under eye after elbow from O'Sullivan in tackle. Please no HIA or we done.
Great defense Montoya holding Norman up and dragging him out.

6 more for us as Dragins try to pin. Us inside out 10m.

Kosi taken out by Hunt with quick hands going left.

Dragons ball goes to ground on their 25m and O'Sullivan dives in it.
f**k me kick from O'Sullivan goes to Dufty who make 50m, Townsend gets him.
Bird slides into dummy half and slides over line. Wow.

AFB offloads goes wrong inside their 30m.
Egan strips and Dragons regather then O'Sullivan touches ball passed knocking it on.
WTF happened there in defense, Beale strolles over.
O'Sullivan caught in, Pompy forced to back pedal, DWZ came in on Bird.

18-10

8 to go.

Dragons drop ball on their 40m after points.

Chad takes field goal attempt and misses, leading by 8 and now Dragons get 7 tackles, why not a repeat set attempt????
Dumb dumb dumb.

Bird f**ken scores you idiots.
RTS slides and kicks ball into Kosi flicks it and Bird scores.

18-14
4 mins to go.

Kear loses ball in last tackle trying to offload.
Challenged and unsuccessful.

AFB holding jaw on way up, got a slap by McGuire. Not a penalty this round apparently.

Dragons smash RTS on tackle one to in goal after Kosi kicks ball back and falls on it 2m out. They on side???

6 more given away. f**k me they score in the corner.
Montoya after a great game caught in field!!!!

18 -18

Norman misses kick, hits upright and we have golden point.

Can't call drop goal attempt by Chad a good idea as it lead to try.
Dragons have all the momentum.

Bring back the draw.

How that pass not called forward on Dragon on halfway?????

McCullough not square, Kosi gets crusher and bunker let's it go. How the f**k, first McGuire high now this.

Jazz called out, but then allowed to put pressure on Norman who misses drop goal.

Townsend again with a shit kick, looks like a soccer kick.

1st half extra time over.

Egan pass to ground and Dragons get it on our 40m.

No Dragon want to take kick, Pompey makes a break. Called back, accidental offside as ball comes of O'Sullivan into Siro. Dragons scrum 15m out.

Hunt charged down by Egan, Dragon knock on bouncing ball.
2.24min left.

RTS drops it cold of scrum on the 30m 1st tackle. f**k me.
Norman takes the field goal to win it.

18-19

f**k it all.
 
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Also I just want to emphasise that we would have an 11-4 record and be in the top 4 if we’d just won all the games where we were clearly the better side and clearly should have won. We’re not as good as the top few sides but we’ve basically outplayed everyone else, every time. It is the off the charts desire to find a way to lose when the better side that defines this season.
We don't do it for 80 mins, we slack off to often at multiple times in the game.
We don't have the footy smarts, drop goal attempt rather that repeat set attempt, RTS getting a dummy half pass 2m out vs runny from dummy half low. we are missing structured plays to pull opposition apart, we are not ruthless. We are not supporting players.

Won't win another game at this rate.
 
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pretty much my sentiment. Ready to just wash my hands of this team and stop having the sickest feelings after each mindblowing implosion, each one crazier then the last. Ive had enough.
Season had been over for a few weeks now, so just sit back and enjoy rugby league.
 

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