I was never an Ivan Cleary fan,ok he got the Warriors into the GF in 2011,but only because the Warriors got some amazing luck with the play off system as it then was,not surprising that they changed it to the present system in 2012. I`ve watched Kiwi league since I landed in Auckland in 1972 from the Old Dart and one thing I`ve learned is that you never know what you`re going to get. The Warriors are no different,so much talent as you say,but so little to show for it. Their problem is,and always has been,in the top four inches,some of the things they do has you either rolling on the floor with laughter,or ripping your hair out with anger. 2016 will be no different,they`ll get the odd good victory,but still confound us with some awful defeats. The coach might change,but overall,the performances will stay the same. "We`ve never been fitter pre season than we are now",and "There`s a real confidence in the squad now that hasn`t been there before". Yeah,yeah,we`ve heard the same tripe for years. I`ll tell you now,they`ll be behind the eight ball after the first two rounds,Tigers and Broncos both away,two certain defeats,so they`ll be on catch up mode straight away and that`s when the same big mistakes creep back into their game. The best coach they ever had was Daniel Anderson,but the players did the dirty on him after he got them to the GF in 2002,basically forcing him out and they`ve been average ever since. Maybe somebody like Craig Bellamy would be the answer,not that he`d likely touch them with a barge pole,everybody else will find them a coaches graveyard.
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