Alex Corvo

  1. Nahz
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    stating the obvious but a far different heat in Brisbane to train in compared to here
    thats where most the OZ sides get the advantage over the Warriors cardioendurance & of course mental wise at the start of the season
    but nothing to lose..welcome Mr Corvo,time to wake the lazy asses up
     
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    No. He said "I"...
     
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    The club has built this guy up. As soon as results don't work out the people with long memories will probably roll out the same things and turn the hype around him back on them.

    The pleasing thing is he's been talked up by his previous clubs and besides a few articles he has gone about his business without a lot of hype around it. Of course he comes here where the club needs to push out some positive news and he's reported as the big saviour.

    For any journos lurking on here you have an easy article or two going over this upcoming pre-season. What they have done over the off season, differences to last year etc.

    It may have been the same Men's Health article but there was an article on the Broncos players and they running styles and how that affects their training plans. It was some thing along the lines of Boyd has a short stride this affects the following, Roberts is quick but not a natural runner we need to work around his like stride.
     
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    I haven't called them duds , But Vete, Lisone, Gavet are around the same in first grade experience
    probably throw Pulu in that group as well .An our team has to rely on these guys , I think it was Wayne Bennett
    that said he doesn't trust props who haven't played 100 games He knows .what he's on about,
    I only hope we have held on to the right ones ,An we can develop them , Otherwise send them off to
    another club an we can take them back later , Because our talent seems to develop better at other clubs,
    that's another subject entirely
    But at some stage next season Lisone, Vete, Pulu, are going to be our props
    an will have to play big minutes ,I hope they do well , But it is not ideal for our team
    we need another old head in the front row ,
     
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    To be fair Alex talked him self up abit in the radio interview.
     
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    League is a game of hurting. It needs mental strength to overcome the brain telling the body it has had enough. Good league players have a bit of that mental condition that ignores the common sense to give their body a breather. They have to be a bit obsessed or even manic.

    Good league players do overs after training to push themselves further to their physical and mental limit, to the point where they just cannot go on. Then they immediately go on anyway just to show themselves they can do it, and again and again. That is what a good league player does.

    Players that don't do overs, or laugh at others who, do are not good league players because they do not know their actual limit and think they have had enough when they actually have more in the tank.

    So the drive has to come from within.

    Korvo is going to have his work cut out with some of our cattle. He might expose them as soft, but is that news? We know that from looking at the stats every bloody week too many of them are soft and lazy in comparison to the Paul Gallen's of the world.

    I cannot see him improving Simon Mannering SJ or RTS, they have already shown they have what it takes.

    The management raving about the signing of Korvo are at the bullshit again.
     
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    Corvo is just a world class fitness coach. He isn't Jesus.

    Players who don't want to train still don't want to train. But now the ones who do have access to one of the best.

    I think of the elite military training and the testing process to get into those squads and these guys you see passing out or vomiting blood, who really want to be a part of these units. The money isn't any better, but yet the still bust themselves up to pass the test.

    Maybe we need something like this every year for our juniors before they become eligible for ISP? Start weeding out the lazy bones early.

    Move the focus from perceived potential to an actual ability to survive the harshest training. If they fail that test they never play reserves for us.

    That way we know that a player with talent will do what it takes to be a champion.
     
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    I am hoping he can help SJ, we need him to get off the arm weights and get some speed back.
     
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    I remember towards the end of Clearys stint here our team really shone in the second half, particularly late in the half.
    It was kinda like watching the all blacks. Lots of teams can match the all blacks for 60mins not many can match them for 80.
    If this guy can get us back to that then maybe we won't be the joke of the comp any more.
     
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    They've tried this in the past - and were still behind the other NRL teams at the start of the season.... hence the (correct) theory that the Warriors are always slow starters at the beginning of the season and only really get going around Origin time.
     
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    I think we don't really get going around origin time, it's just that some teams lose there best players when we don't. Then we struggle again when origin is over and teams have all their best players back.

    So the more correct theory is we suck, but other teams who are usually very good also suck during origin...

    Maybe we just need to play in a comp where origin is happening right through the season?;)
     
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    The seasons we have done well is when they've kept that Origin form going.... and the few times we're actually been strong/fit enough to compete from the beginning of the season.
     
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    So we shouldn't really worry too much about the win loss in the first 6 rounds, but just watch to see if they are still playing hard in the late stages of the games... If they are fading away at the 60 min mark then we start sacking people...
     
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    Bit of discussion about Corvo across a few threads. Mostly in relation to the way some of the boys look this season like Agnatius Paasi.

    Watched a training run on a day off two weeks ago and also watched them warm up at the Rotorua trial. I can tell you right now that this guy has the players full respect. Its all yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir. Quite awesome to see how much mana the guy has and clearly demands. Anyone who has seen him train them will know what I mean. Very military like...
     
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    Question - do polynesians respond well to military style coaching like the Aussies?

    Playing devils advocate but i think its a fair question
     
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    Why wouldn't they.
     
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    They havent in the past.

    And Corvo’s strategy isnt exactly ground breaking or new. Except i hear he takes it to another level which is hard for me to phantom given we struggle to reach bare minimum at this club.

    Not trying to shit stir here. Honest question.
     
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    It’s murky water whenever these cultural questions arise but I think the answer to your question is in mt.wellington’s comment and the way that they’re responding to Corvo, from one account he had them on point on reputation alone - this before he’d even arrived at the club.

    I think he has their respect because of what he’s done in his career and the people he’s worked with, that’s been uncommon at the Warriors within the coaching ranks for a number of years.
     
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    That makes it even worse, they should have a professional attitude and toe the line. There are always opportunities to discuss training methods. To sum it up, these guys are paid to train.
     
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    Great answer.

    These are full time professionals.

    They’re paid not just to train, but to win.

    And the boys arent interested in winning. They’re not hungry for it. You can see it after every game we lose. All smiles and hugs. The desire isnt there.

    Its infested this club for too long.

    So is the desire and hunger to win there now??

    They might have trained the house down but its not going to mean much if the winning desire isnt there.