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NZ Warriors Players item created by mt.wellington, Jan 16, 2015
Maumalo?!? I'll have what your having bro!
Anyone who's number 1 reason for watching Warriors is Maumalo has rocks in their head and in all probability is a chronic meth head.
Maumalo could become a cult favourite if he came off the bench as an offload popping Forward.
But nah, we have an obsession with Props at Wing.
I actually like watching Ken play. Think he is a good player and one of the few positives from the year.
On your advice though I will book a Dr's appointment for tomorrow and if meth is street slag for omelettes you are 100% correct
Well good for you I guess. I'd rather have a real winger on the wing. Not some slow 2nd rower who cant defend out there. Him being played ahead of someone like CNK is lunacy but hey what else do you expect from this muppet of a head coach.
This Beast V3.0 experiment has to end. While I applaud his work ethic he's clearly not a winger. At the very least the club should have allowed him a season or two to learn the craft in ISP. That edge of his and Kata has been one of the worst defensive combinations the club has ever seen. You can tell his confidence was at an all time low.
Its frustrating to see the club try develop players out of position...
I feel for Ken, his confidence was absolutely shot at the end of the season, nearly every time his opposite winger scored Ken dropped his head and played like shit the rest of the game. Worst part is 9/10 weren't his fault, so many were from a poor read and rushing in from Kata leaving him exposed to an overlap. If he had a half decent defensive centre next to him (one that could pass would be an extra bonus), I think Ken would come on leaps and bounds. He had a great period for a while when Kata was out, but fell away big time at the end of the year. I don't mind him on the wing, but he and Kata are a terrible pairing.
My thoughts are pretty well documented. I know people will point to his defence as a reason he can't move into the pack, but it's a different proposition linging up other forwards versus speedy and agile opposing wingers.
A year in the forwards down at ISP level and he'd be good to go IMO. He has the right attitude, drive to improve, and talent to make it, but all we're doing with him on the wing is wasting his talent.
Considering Ken is not a winger he made a fair fist of the job and we would have seen far better results if he hadn't been handicapped by Sol's determination to move in every fricken chance he got. Looking forward to see how Ken goes next season with better stock around him.
Maumalo should never ever play wing again. He is so bad it is not funny. Yes he can hit it up, well hit it up as a forward. He does not have the skill, nouse or hands to be anywhere near the wing.
If it wasn't before it will be now. Manu was similarly vilified before he became a world beater, and if Manu taught us anything we all need to get around Ken when he gets back and bring our little brother back up to reach his potential. Or feed him 20 kg's of Wendys, play him at lock and see what happens.
Manu was way ahead of Ken at the same age. Ken reminds me a bit of Kevin Iro, Tony's younger brother. He had way more talent than Tony but played more like a flat track Bully, which he actually wasn't, it just looked that way because he was so inconsistent. He was an absolute rock star at Wigan and then went to Manly where he only showed glimpses of his form. Mind you those glimpses were amazing.
The original Beast, if Ken gets anywhere near Kevin's form he'll do us proud. Try him at centre in NSW Cup feeding CNK, we need centres and that kid could be anything in the right position.
He has slow reactions or at least slower than other NRL backs. He doesn't recognise and react quickly to opportunities on offence or the danger signs on defence and It makes him look unco as he's trying to catch up. It's not from a lack of effort on his part and it doesn't help that he's partnered up with the worlds greediest centre at the Warriors.
I think we have enough depth in the backs with Hiku and Beale on board to call time on the Maumalo experiment. He might be good enough to play NRL, but not as a winger. Total wrong skill set. Hope he goes to NSW Cup as a second rower, should have stayed there from U/20's days.
I think Ken is a player who will end up languishing in NSW Cup or ESL.
With the signing of Hiku and Beale and CNK his chances of playing first grade are diminishing.
His confidence also looks shot.
Should spend the whole season in NSW Cup learning how to be a second rower because we dont need him in first grade learning how to be a winger.
He usually looks like he's running in slow motion, especially if it's from a standing start. The guy has terrible acceleration.
Just another player who the club have screwed over development wise. Why play him in the second row all his junior years than throw out to wing in NRL. Warriors logic...
Are you saying it is a confidence thing then?