Sunday, May 28, 2006
Sharks 34 Warriors 20
Well I can't say its a new sensation. That realisation that despite all my hopes and dreams the warriors still suck a butt. The herald referred to fact that "the euphoria of the Warriors victory over 2005 champions Wests Tigers last weekend quickly dissipated " and I think thats about right. Build me up buttercup just to tear me down.
And big ups to canterbury weather for destroying the Super14 final, that kind of flatness needs some sort of explanation anyway. I just hope triumphalism doesn't run unrestrained through the streets of christchurch. I suggest relocating the Crusaders franchise to Dili, East Timor.
Watched the game in desperation hoping to see Hurricanes pull something out of the fog, I think the canes and the warriors have a lot in common in terms of unmet expectations however I beleive the canes were robbed by the conditions. Was a big day for me turning out at the Temple Walkabout at 8.30am Saturday only to find 300 kiwis already there drinking snakebites. Caught a bit of the Broncoes v doggies after the final and have to say the broncoes looked crisp and in control from the get go.
Bad news by the way, Webb is probably gone at the end of 2006 season, if I was him I would go to franchise that know how to win.
Warriors now need to win 10 from 12 to make the top eight, and if you honestly beleive that that is going to happen you are borderline delusional. Cleary called the performance against the sharks the "worst performance of the year" which clearly begs the question how can a team yo-yo from one end of the performance spectrum to the other in just one week. The Warriors desperately need some consistency.