Album: The Warriors' Bermuda Triangle; Why Are We Losing?

So, as commentators, fans and media observers alike have come to note, our team has this strange habit of turning from prime athletes to quivering, brainless gelatinous masses around the 60 minute mark of every game. We seem to fold on attack and starting making ridiculous errors, allowing the opposition to run us down.<br /> <br /> I did a run through our results from the first 9 rounds of this season, highlighting tries scored before and after the 60 minute mark by us and our opposition.<br /> <br /> Tries scored for<br /> before 60min / after 60min<br /> 2/1<br /> 2/1<br /> 0/1<br /> 3/0<br /> 3/1<br /> 3/0<br /> 3/0<br /> 5/0<br /> 3/0<br /> 24/3 TOTAL<br /> <br /> Tries scored against<br /> before 60min / after 60min<br /> 3/4<br /> 3/0<br /> 4/1<br /> 2/1<br /> 3/1<br /> 2/2<br /> 3/2<br /> 1/3<br /> 2/2<br /> 23/16 TOTAL<br /> <br /> We are an impressive first 60 team, indeed in a positive differential for tries scored before the three quarter mark.<br /> <br /> It looks like we were extremely lucky to jag wins in Round 4 and Round 8 - as both of these games featured comebacks including a disturbing 3 second half tries to nil versus the Titans.<br /> <br /> We don&#039;t look physically unfit. The commentators aren&#039;t raving on about the hands on hips, big forwards blowing hard, the general cliches which are brought out when we look spent.<br /> <br /> Are particular players to blame?<br /> I do note Johnson has a tendency to go into robotic-bombing mode in the second halves of games.<br /> Does our structure get damaged when we do the hooker swap?<br /> Are our bench forwards letting us down?<br /> <br /> Or are we simply a head case of a team who can&#039;t handle the full 80 minute grind?<br /> <br /> Elliot has commented recently that we tend to fade in the latter periods of training just as we do on the pitch.<br /> <br /> Do we lack the leadership to maintain concentration?<br /> <br /> Are aliens controlling our brains?



The Warriors' Bermuda Triangle; Why Are We Losing?

Updated Sep 12, 2013
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So, as commentators, fans and media observers alike have come to note, our team has this strange habit of turning from prime athletes to quivering, brainless gelatinous masses around the 60 minute mark of every game. We seem to fold on attack and starting making ridiculous errors, allowing the opposition to run us down.

I did a run through our results from the first 9 rounds of this season, highlighting tries scored before and after the 60 minute mark by us and our opposition.

Tries scored for
before 60min / after 60min
2/1
2/1
0/1
3/0
3/1
3/0
3/0
5/0
3/0
24/3 TOTAL

Tries scored against
before 60min / after 60min
3/4
3/0
4/1
2/1
3/1
2/2
3/2
1/3
2/2
23/16 TOTAL

We are an impressive first 60 team, indeed in a positive differential for tries scored before the three quarter mark.

It looks like we were extremely lucky to jag wins in Round 4 and Round 8 - as both of these games featured comebacks including a disturbing 3 second half tries to nil versus the Titans.

We don't look physically unfit. The commentators aren't raving on about the hands on hips, big forwards blowing hard, the general cliches which are brought out when we look spent.

Are particular players to blame?
I do note Johnson has a tendency to go into robotic-bombing mode in the second halves of games.
Does our structure get damaged when we do the hooker swap?
Are our bench forwards letting us down?

Or are we simply a head case of a team who can't handle the full 80 minute grind?

Elliot has commented recently that we tend to fade in the latter periods of training just as we do on the pitch.

Do we lack the leadership to maintain concentration?

Are aliens controlling our brains?
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