Album: Rd 7: Storm Vs Warriors Anzac Gameday/preview!
Storm vs Warriors<br /> AAMI Park<br /> Thurs 25th April 7:00pm (Local)<br /> <br /> Now before we get ahead of ourselves, let me preface this by saying that I hold no value in the Warriors’ apparent good record against the Storm. From my perspective, a bogey team shouldn’t lose twice in a row, in one year, to the side they’ve apparently got the better of – which is exactly what the Warriors did in 2012 when they came up against the Storm.<br /> <br /> Having said that, if there was a game this season for this ragged corpse of a Warriors side to spring to life, this would be the one. A 1-6 start will be incredibly difficult to come back from. I’d like to make it until at least the middle of the season before we start analysing the long list of Vulcans and U20’s players that will no doubt grace team sheets in the following weeks once the wooden spoon battle has begun.<br /> <br /> Moving on, I quite like this fixture. I enjoy sport on ANZAC day, and I like that we’ve developed a rivalry with this Storm side that has a set date each year. Can this Warriors side provide a performance worthy of the fixture?<br /> <br /> Recent Form: It goes from bad to worse for the Warriors. While some may claim they saw signs of improvement against the Raiders, I only saw what was forecast – glaring deficiencies. I’ll admit it was somewhat heartening to see them come back after going down early, and even lead at the break. But there just seems to be no more vulnerable position for this side, than a lead 20 mins from full-time. The game plan seems to be thrown out the window, there’s no composure or smart football. Instead we’re subjected to woeful errors and mental capitulation.<br /> <br /> The Storm conversely have basically started this season as they finished last and are now outright leaders at the top of the table. More importantly they disposed of the only other unbeaten side last round, and with their rep stars coming through last weekend unscathed, confidence should be sky high for Bellamy and his men.<br /> <br /> Players to Watch: Who else but the bi