Album: The three biggest issues of 2012

2012 is now gone (yeah, yeah, mathematical blah blah). I have little belief that 2013 will be much better, but we can hope (seems about all we can do). Anyway, these are what I believe the 3 biggest problems with the Warriors were in 2012.<br /> <br /> 1. No cohesion in defence - They say defence is all about attitude... but that&#039;s not exactly true. While I attitude may have been poor at times (particularly, not enough urgency around the ruck) I think there are other major problems with the Warriors D. Firstly, the inconsistent mixture of up-and-in and slide defence doesn&#039;t seem to work for us. The problems here is that the teams doesn&#039;t operate in unison. Some go further forward than others, others are slow to move up and when they slide there seems to be no trust in the inside and outside man so that we compress too much and leave gaping holes in our line. This is especially the case on the flanks, where teams have constantly been going around us all year. The fact that we don&#039;t have the fastest outside backs going around makes this even more of a problem, one that teams have repeatedly exploited. I don&#039;t know about you all, but after some games I&#039;m left wondering if the Warriors run defensive drills at all and question how seriously they take them if they do. Who is our defensive coach? He needs to be sacked, pronto! There&#039;s also the question of fitness (mental and physical). Can we find the Kiwi equivalent of Billy Johnstone, because talent will only get us so far. <br /> <br /> 2. No structure in attack - By this I don&#039;t mean playing A.B.C footy (3 hit-ups one off the ruck, a dummy half run or two and a kick on the 5th). What I mean is that if you look at Manly, Dogs, Storm, Cowboys, etc. (the good teams) they almost always have attacking players moving off the ball. You would think the Warriors attacking coach wouldn&#039;t need to have it spelt out to him, but if you have players running lines on the inside and outside it creates OPTIONS. Most of Warriors fans have probably forgot what



The three biggest issues of 2012

Updated Aug 7, 2012
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2012 is now gone (yeah, yeah, mathematical blah blah). I have little belief that 2013 will be much better, but we can hope (seems about all we can do). Anyway, these are what I believe the 3 biggest problems with the Warriors were in 2012.

1. No cohesion in defence - They say defence is all about attitude... but that's not exactly true. While I attitude may have been poor at times (particularly, not enough urgency around the ruck) I think there are other major problems with the Warriors D. Firstly, the inconsistent mixture of up-and-in and slide defence doesn't seem to work for us. The problems here is that the teams doesn't operate in unison. Some go further forward than others, others are slow to move up and when they slide there seems to be no trust in the inside and outside man so that we compress too much and leave gaping holes in our line. This is especially the case on the flanks, where teams have constantly been going around us all year. The fact that we don't have the fastest outside backs going around makes this even more of a problem, one that teams have repeatedly exploited. I don't know about you all, but after some games I'm left wondering if the Warriors run defensive drills at all and question how seriously they take them if they do. Who is our defensive coach? He needs to be sacked, pronto! There's also the question of fitness (mental and physical). Can we find the Kiwi equivalent of Billy Johnstone, because talent will only get us so far.

2. No structure in attack - By this I don't mean playing A.B.C footy (3 hit-ups one off the ruck, a dummy half run or two and a kick on the 5th). What I mean is that if you look at Manly, Dogs, Storm, Cowboys, etc. (the good teams) they almost always have attacking players moving off the ball. You would think the Warriors attacking coach wouldn't need to have it spelt out to him, but if you have players running lines on the inside and outside it creates OPTIONS. Most of Warriors fans have probably forgot what

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