Friday, January 15, 2010

Mannering injured in preseason

Well seemingly the only Warriors news so far in 2010 is the announcement today that Simon Mannering has a hamstring injury incurred in pre-season sprint training.

This does not sound like the worlds most serious injury and Mannering should be back for round 1, however this is our captain we are talking about with the dumping of Price - so the question is who is the captain in the absence of Mannering? I doubt the team can turn back to Price in these circumstances - not after all the swirling political in-fighting that surrounded his demotion. So who is the alternative?

As an aside my sources say Mannering was recently spotted at new years in Nelson, and he is described as "lean but massive" (all those who were in Nelson for new years please feel free to provide more info). Sorry no better goss than that at this stage.
Before I go let me mention the first Warriors trial game for the year - Saturday Feb 13 in Rotorua vs the Roosters at Rotorua International Stadium. I will most likely be there and you should be there too. My intention is that now I am back on home soil I can be the eyes on the ground for those who can't make it. I will have my digital camera ready for those candid moments that the team don't normally publicise.

Finally let me just say I love United but I hate the Glazers.


Dan said...

Mate - just watched the warriors best of you tube clip - I still almost cry when Jones scores - other highlights should be Toopi (playing at Gold Coast now) vs Peachy in the semifinal, Viilasanti vs Webcke or Gutenbeil (who I see is playing for Pt Chev (along with Stacey, Monty, Koopu and KArl Te Nana )when he smashed that Roosters guy - illegally offside but still good Yes the new captain ( who is massively lean ) will be an interesting call for the warriors -. Also where will they play Locke - at halfback? Looking for some coverage over here but no luck so far

Matt said...

Mate good to hear from you and I hope Canada is treating you well. I also hope after the unfortunate fatality you are keeping your distance from the luge track - resisting your urges to don a full body condom.

As for the Warriors its all action with a good trial win tonight in Rotovegas.

Keep the faith bro I am sure you will find coverage somewhere.