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Walk in the Park

Cambridge Dictionaries Online describes ‘A walk in the park’ as: ‘something that is very easy to do, and usually pleasant’. I’m not sure I can describe the Warriors’ win over Newcastle any better than that.

With all the drama that has gone on this year and the tight games we have come to expect in the NRL, Saturday evening was almost anti-climactic, although you won’t hear any complaining from me if the men from Mt Smart make it look that easy every week. At times it felt like they never got out of second gear, but they do deserve credit for being ruthless when they needed to be and for coming away not only with the win but with 50 points next to their name — a nice (and much-needed) boost to the for and against column. Wasn’t it good to feel, as soon as the game got into its rhythm, that the Warriors were almost certainly going to win? And then to feel like the points were definitely safe with 30 minutes still on the clock? To lean back in your chair and enjoy the show with your heart beating at the same pace as a regular person for a change? Continue reading Walk in the Park

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Must win

Every year we ride the Warriors’ rollercoaster and almost expect the ups and downs, so much so that they generally come as no great surprise. But this season the lows have been so low, and compounded by off-field distractions, that they’ve felt a lot more upsetting, a lot more urgent. And then right when we thought it was all over, another season down the toilet, smashed to smithereens and with the shrapnel from the bomb blast looking likely to create more casualties than just Konrad Hurrell, the men from Mt Smart went and produced their best performance of the year and finally looked like the team we all hoped they might be.

Typical. Just typical.

So now we revert back to what must quickly be becoming a dreaded word around Warriors’ HQ: Consistency. Can the men from Mt Smart find it? Can they actually play well two weeks in a row? Three? For the rest of the season? Continue reading Must win

Hop To It

On a weekend where hundreds of millions around the world, billions even, celebrate the resurrection of a religious icon, the Warriors return to the chapel of Mt Smart to attempt a resurrection of their own. It’s been a somewhat sluggish and disjointed start to the season, with three consecutive losses as new and returning players figure out how to mesh together, but steady improvements from week-to-week suggest that elusive win may not be too far away. Continue reading Hop To It