Album: Warriors' Season Review: Good, Bad And Worse

So the Warriors have finished up for the season and its time to look back on a woeful season and review the year that was.<br /> <br /> Article from http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/7583505/Warriors-season-review-Good-bad-and-even-worse<br /> <br /> OPINION: Despite their spectacular 2012 decline, the New Zealand Warriors still deserve to walk away from the NRL season with something. Whether they&#039;ll want these &quot;awards&quot; or not, is a moot point. <br /> WORST PERFORMANCE<br /> So many to choose from, particularly of late, but none have proved to be as damaging as the 24-22 loss to Manly in Perth. Up by 18 points, with 13 minutes remaining, the Warriors somehow conspired to lose.<br /> Having coughed up an 18-point lead the week before, to Newcastle, the Warriors set a new NRL record for largest consecutive capitulations. Their season never recovered.<br /> WORST CHOICE<br /> Appointing wing Manu Vatuvei as captain. Vatuvei&#039;s ascension to the helm was an indication of the internal problems which led to the demise of coach Brian McClennan.<br /> WORST PR MOVE<br /> Parting with McClennan two weeks out from the end of the season. It served no purpose, other than to further destabilise the organisation.<br /> A quiet off-season exit would have enabled all parties to retain their dignity. McClennan&#039;s tenure was a disappointment, but the performance of chief executive Wayne Scurrah has hardly been stellar in the last two years.<br /> WOOLIEST THINKING <br /> How many clubs make a grade final and then decide to flood their top 17 with kids? None.<br /> Teams have a championship window and the Warriors closed theirs as soon as they starting promoting under-20 players to first grade. It&#039;s easy to blame the coach for that but, again, chief executives have their fingers in every pie at an NRL club.<br /> KRISNAN INU<br /> The now-Bulldog sums the Warriors up to a tee this year. Awful and unwanted at one club, he&#039;s been a stunning success at another. His situation says a lot about the hierarchy of the respective clubs.<br /> TO GET BETTER<br /> The Warriors have to find some decent centr



Warriors' Season Review: Good, Bad And Worse

Updated Sep 3, 2012
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So the Warriors have finished up for the season and its time to look back on a woeful season and review the year that was.

Article from http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/7583505/Warriors-season-review-Good-bad-and-even-worse

OPINION: Despite their spectacular 2012 decline, the New Zealand Warriors still deserve to walk away from the NRL season with something. Whether they'll want these "awards" or not, is a moot point.
WORST PERFORMANCE
So many to choose from, particularly of late, but none have proved to be as damaging as the 24-22 loss to Manly in Perth. Up by 18 points, with 13 minutes remaining, the Warriors somehow conspired to lose.
Having coughed up an 18-point lead the week before, to Newcastle, the Warriors set a new NRL record for largest consecutive capitulations. Their season never recovered.
WORST CHOICE
Appointing wing Manu Vatuvei as captain. Vatuvei's ascension to the helm was an indication of the internal problems which led to the demise of coach Brian McClennan.
WORST PR MOVE
Parting with McClennan two weeks out from the end of the season. It served no purpose, other than to further destabilise the organisation.
A quiet off-season exit would have enabled all parties to retain their dignity. McClennan's tenure was a disappointment, but the performance of chief executive Wayne Scurrah has hardly been stellar in the last two years.
WOOLIEST THINKING
How many clubs make a grade final and then decide to flood their top 17 with kids? None.
Teams have a championship window and the Warriors closed theirs as soon as they starting promoting under-20 players to first grade. It's easy to blame the coach for that but, again, chief executives have their fingers in every pie at an NRL club.
KRISNAN INU
The now-Bulldog sums the Warriors up to a tee this year. Awful and unwanted at one club, he's been a stunning success at another. His situation says a lot about the hierarchy of the respective clubs.
TO GET BETTER
The Warriors have to find some decent centr
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