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#3245216 Moves and Rumours ... let's hear about them ... Off season ... SCoach up...

Posted by DiddyDave on 10 December 2015 - 09:29 AM

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.

#3242969 Meninga Set to be new Aussie Coach

Posted by DiddyDave on 03 December 2015 - 11:41 PM

Agree,absolutely ridiculous. The bloke could easily do both jobs,the week to week pressure of coaching in the NRL not a problem here.

#3241057 HELP! Come on then which NRL show would you recommend - RESULT

Posted by DiddyDave on 30 November 2015 - 04:03 AM

Both Sterlo and Matty Johns are good,but then so is NRL 360 with Ben Ikin and Paul Kent,Tuesday through to Thursday. Sterlo`s is the better one if you only want straight NRL stuff,but if you want a laugh as well,Monday night Matty Johns is the one,especially if the Cowboys have just cleaned up the Eels! I haven`t watched the Footy Show for a long time,Beau Knows just has me in utmost boredom,so might as well go to bed.


Posted by DiddyDave on 26 October 2015 - 10:13 PM

What planet are you on RL Winger,I think you must be winding us all up?  It will never happen for a multitude of reasons and you know that. Once this silly ra ra World Cup is over and the new season gets under way in March,the great game will once again dominate our lives and ra ra will be pushed the inside pages where it should be.

#3221411 2nd NZ NRL Club

Posted by DiddyDave on 26 October 2015 - 09:59 PM

Not a cat in hell`s chance. End of story.

#3206957 Rugby Yawnion WC

Posted by DiddyDave on 04 October 2015 - 12:33 AM


#3170635 New TV Deal in Oz

Posted by DiddyDave on 04 August 2015 - 05:42 AM

A $1.7 billion deal until 2022 that could see the star players earning "up to $1.5 million a year",is on the verge of being secured and Dave Smith hopes to sign off on the deal before the end of the season. Hmmm,I guess it will stop the odd "star" heading off to rugby yawnion or American football because $750,000 isn`t enough,but whether it will mean better games is a moot point. The NRL need to ensure that the game stays exciting and still affordable to the average supporter,but if it means an increase at the gate,or an increase to get the game on Fox Sports,well they can stick it for me. As if these blokes aren`t on enough money already when the average ordinary Joe Blow`s wages and conditions are constantly under attack these days from greedy employers and brain dead politicians has me shaking my head. It`ll be interesting to see what Paul Kent thinks about this as he was the one on RFL360 last week who put forward the possibilty that 12 clubs might set up their own competition after 2018 if "a lot of their concerns aren`t met by the NRL". In other words,another potential Super League type war.

#3135945 Intrust Super Cup (QLD Cup) thread

Posted by DiddyDave on 05 June 2015 - 11:25 PM

I go to watch Tweed Heads Seagulls whenever they`re at home,a cracking 50-4 win over Burleigh last week was good,but we were well flogged by Townsville,28-0, in our previous home game. Shaun McRae has been manager for a couple of years now,but don`t think he has much to do with the coaching side of things. Yes,it is a good standard of football,but then it should be,with all clubs having blokes who`ve played in the NRL,mainly fringe players trying to get back in to their respective top team.

#3134680 Cherry-Evans backflips on Titans deal

Posted by DiddyDave on 03 June 2015 - 11:51 PM

Same as that other clown,Sonny Bill,who walked out on his teammates and club,the one that kept paying him when he was injured more times than he was on the park. Where there`s big money,there`s either corruption,a la FIFA,or shenanigan dealings that affects the most important people in any sport,us the fans,the ones who keep any sport going. DCE obviously used the Titans signing as a way to get an unbelievable deal from Manly,who,as we all know,are at the bottom of the pile at the moment,so more desperate to keep their best players. In another few weeks it will all be forgotten and the game will carry on. Loyalty,now there`s a word!!

#3080625 C`Mon Hornets!

Posted by DiddyDave on 28 February 2015 - 11:11 PM

First match of the season, so let`s start as we mean to carry on with a decent win and set things up for a return back to the Championship. Come on lads, all the best for the upcoming campaign. From far off New South Wales, I`ll be cheering you on every game!!

#3078765 Titans in Crisis - Just before the 2015 season starts

Posted by DiddyDave on 25 February 2015 - 10:34 PM

Yes, the board have stayed on, the NRL presumably paying the bills, though I`d say they`ll be desperately trying to get a new major sponsor to take the Titans into the future.

#3077796 Titans in Crisis - Just before the 2015 season starts

Posted by DiddyDave on 24 February 2015 - 10:09 AM

Well the Titans have been put in administration and have gone under the control of the NRL, so let`s hope the club will ride this out and eventually come out the other side with an optimistic future.
It looks like this would`ve happened even without this latest players` aberration as they don`t have a major sponsor. Let`s hope the Gold Coast will get behind the club in its hour of need, but somehow I have my doubts. History tells us that the Gold Coast doesn`t really care too much for its sporting teams in most codes. League, soccer and basketball have all seen teams disappear from national competitions in recent years and Aussie Rules only survives through a massive investment from the AFL, so you`d have to think it`s going to be a long struggle. Anyway, we`ll be there for the first game and for as many games as we can get to this season. I`m a Warriors supporter through and through, but me and the missus will be there so we can do our bit to hopefully ensure the Gold Coast Titans survive this season and beyond.

#3060390 Cock-a -doodle Burgess

Posted by DiddyDave on 25 January 2015 - 03:33 AM

Are there any players over there not called Burgess??


Posted by DiddyDave on 22 January 2015 - 02:11 AM

Yep, Arthur Buckley, head of the junior school, he was an Anglican minister as well. He used to take us for the odd lesson, but he`d always get side tracked by saying, "I remember when I was in the army", and away he`d go. He gave a lot of us the cane one day when we all went outside the big gates on Park Road to get fresh snow for chucking snow balls at play time! Silly owd ######. That ha`penny shop; was that Audrey`s opposite the Cloverdale on Entwistle Road? You could also get a threepenny Tizer or Dandelion and Burdock drink too. She was a lovely lady, I think somebody said she met a bloke and went out to Canada. Great memories of that brook than ran from around Watergrove down to where it joined the Roche at the bottom of Gower Street, we caught loads of sticklebacks in there and fell in a few times too! Great memories as we didn`t know anything else in those days and wish it could`ve been like that for ever, but we all have to grow up.


Posted by DiddyDave on 17 January 2015 - 02:39 AM

Hi Baron,I can`t recall Maryland Place,but it sounds really grand! It must`ve been off Cook Street then,cos that`s where Hamer WMC was? Did you know Seamus Conroy who I went to the Tech with? Also,Fred Preston,John Forsyth,Bomber Stratton and Ian Caveney (Dweller)?