There is no doubt on paper the Warriors have a team capable of winning a premiership. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Shaun Johnson and Isaac Luke form their spine with plenty of experience up front in Jacob Lillyman, Simon Mannering and Ryan Hoffman, yet the Warriors shown no sign of putting together 80 minutes of football. However this is nothing new, the NZ based team has long been criticized for their inconsistent performances and falling short of their potential.
To me they look too structured, something the Warriors have never done well with. The Warriors at their best play a fast, entertaining style of footy, attacking on almost every play regardless of field position and they do so with success thanks to the athleticism and skill from players like Shaun Johnson.
Their other major fallback is the revolving door when it comes to coaches. The Warriors have had 4 coaches since 2012 and the lack of consistency really shows in their on field performance.
If the Warriors are going to play finals football in 2016 they need to throw out the structure and play their natural style of football. They certainly have a forward pack that Luke and Johnson can play off the back off if they can get rolling. Perhaps Andrew McFadden should make a phone call to Tim Sheens regarding his coaching strategy for 2005 when he took the unorthodox Tigers to a Premiership.