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  Reply # 1618852 28-Aug-2016 20:06
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by my calculations to be fairly sure we make the 8, we need to win 6/10, looking at our teams left, i think thats very doable, beat a couple of the better teams and we might go in with a chance of making the 4. but im sure cappy wont let that happen, in stead of using our back up fullback he will just put our win specialist at full back and our most dynamic footwork player on the wing where he will hardly get to run broken play from number 6.

 

 

 

 

Heh, see you wrecked it. Once fans start getting hope, the warriors will give you a knee in the NADS and fail. Sorry to say it, hope I'm wrong, but history often repeats. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andddd.... they are out of the finals!

 

Sorry to say I told you so, but you shouldn't have got your hopes up!


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  Reply # 1620414 31-Aug-2016 20:21
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Here is a very interesting article about the performance of the warriors from a betting perspective. 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11702027

 

 




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 Ive only ever taken one bet on the warriors and it was large, was the Titans $2.60. I dont think Ill ever bet on the warriors again. I also collected on the tigers the same night at $3.65. $4.25 was my highest this year. 

 

You dont think the blatant mistakes from the refs has any reflection on the NRL wanting the Titans in the finals as it will generate more revenue? Im not a conspiracist myself and hate ref whinging but they certainly decided the fate of that game. But the warriors could have won it even with the 3 blatantly obvious decisions over turned for no valid reason and the few minor ones. Given the Titans will now be in the 8 barring some kind of major injury to 4 of Canberras best players in the Tigers game.

 

Players are just going to run into players now given what the tigers players did but will the bunker stand by its precedent and say the offensive player took them out when they had every opportunity to run around the player, no, they wont. As Braith Anasta said, they cant get it wrong, they have rewind, so why do they?

 

The NRL is fictional at times.

 

To avoid what looked very much like a rigged game, which I dont think it was, just complete stupidity and incompetency yet again from the bunker, they need to change the rule that a defender cant just run into a player and claim obstruction. They need to have eyes on the ball player. Change that and its now impossible to make the wrong decision. I also think the bunker should be able to over rule penalties. Like the one where kata and manu pushed the player who caught the ball, planted one foot and was pushed in goal, but the ref claimed he was tackled in the air.

 

Im not to phased. We need more mental focus still and defense training. The best teams defend the best, and if your the raiders you are awesome at both. Which the warriors cold be. But they need focus for 26 rounds. They need some help, perhaps from the ABs mental coaches. They need to drop some old players. Perhaps Manu needs to go to lock/centre and mini beast plays wing. I feel for Manu, his post match he looked shattered. I dont feel he has the focus needed. But I do think he still has some play left in him.

 

On to next year, just my opinion, Im not saying Im right or this is the only way but I say drop hoffman and wright, leuluia is gone.

 

So our Spine is now perfect if Manu and Ayshford are the lock/centre cover. Ken on wing, Kata centre, Lolohea 6, Johnson 7, Manu centre, Fus wing, RTS Full Back, Luke rake. 

 

That is a pretty darn formidable spine.

 

For the forwards, get Afoa on board full time hes a Mannering sort we need, keep developing Lisone for focus (errors). Vete I personally cant fault and is an automatic pick off or on the bench. Gubb. Lillyman. All we need in the forwards is one very big unit who can do 60 mins. A woods/James/Fifita sort and thats where the money letting hoffman and wright go should be spent on. We dont need Foran.

 

We could also use one more fast 80 minute lock. 

 

Outside that, new coach. I want Toovey, because I think he can in still in the players what it means to play in the NRL and win. I dont think NZ really has that passion for winning the cup because we dont live in the hype, its 24/7 in Aus, your lucky if its mentioned in the sporting 6oclock news in NZ. 

 

And importantly lure Ackland back to the cup as assistant coach. Hes coached these young stars in our team through NYC premierships. He should have been given the top job imo.

 

Keep Morgan but focus our training on the basics and defense.

 

Clearly keep Wiki he keeps these guys cut.

 

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Canberra are going to do the tigers 60-4 based on how the warriors went through the left edge at will.


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