Tony Smith wants a 'performance to be proud of' from Wolves

Warrington Guardian: Smith after 'performance to be proud of' Smith after 'performance to be proud of'

TONY Smith is looking for a ‘performance to be proud of’ regardless of the result against Catalan Dragons on Friday.

The Warrington Wolves head of coaching and rugby does, however, believe if his players put in the required performance in Super League Round 12 then the result will take care of itself.

“We never focus on the win it’s about our performance,” he said. “If we perform well and get the aspects of our game right we’ll get the result we are looking for.

“If you underperform in any parts of the game then there is the risk of the result not going your way.

“We need to put out a performance that we’re proud of and if that’s the case and you do everything you can and you get beat you’ve got to accept that.

“If your performance is below par it leaves you with a hollow feeling, win or lose.”

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7:15am Fri 9 May 14

nitram says...

Proud of the performance,should that not be the case in every game that a player pulls on the Warrington shirt.Why do players need to be reminded of this? if you are being paid to play a professional sport you have a duty to the club,fans and yourself to be playing at the top of your game.
I fear that there are certain players who are not competing at their best,and if the supporters can see it,I'm sure that the people who are at the helm can too.
I would rather see a younger player give his all than a seasoned one bumble his way through each game.
Proud of the performance,should that not be the case in every game that a player pulls on the Warrington shirt.Why do players need to be reminded of this? if you are being paid to play a professional sport you have a duty to the club,fans and yourself to be playing at the top of your game. I fear that there are certain players who are not competing at their best,and if the supporters can see it,I'm sure that the people who are at the helm can too. I would rather see a younger player give his all than a seasoned one bumble his way through each game. nitram
  • Score: 4

7:21am Fri 9 May 14

nitram says...

Please don't misunderstanding my motives when criticising the present playing squad,I am a proud supporter of the Wolves and have been for over 40 years,but we cannot continue in the vain of form as it stands today.
When performances drop so do the attendances,and I want to see the Wolves competing for each and every game and final they can,as we have tasted the success and don't want to go back to the dark days prior to 2009.
Please don't misunderstanding my motives when criticising the present playing squad,I am a proud supporter of the Wolves and have been for over 40 years,but we cannot continue in the vain of form as it stands today. When performances drop so do the attendances,and I want to see the Wolves competing for each and every game and final they can,as we have tasted the success and don't want to go back to the dark days prior to 2009. nitram
  • Score: 4

10:19am Fri 9 May 14

ninearches says...

In the good old days of RL when there were 34 games per season plus various cup competitions & the players were part time there was no question of commitment on the field ,& the players had generally worked five & a half days a week before turning out for their club. We are now in a situation of playing 27 games plus a maximum of 4 CC games & any play off games the club qualifies for & if a player is lucky he might only play 40 minutes per game. I suggest the club rewards lack of commitment on the field with the same reward as in a commercial situation , namely the sack. But most SL clubs are playing with pools of players that are basically no better than our squad so why are we floundering ? Is it something higher up the pecking order causing the problems ?
In the good old days of RL when there were 34 games per season plus various cup competitions & the players were part time there was no question of commitment on the field ,& the players had generally worked five & a half days a week before turning out for their club. We are now in a situation of playing 27 games plus a maximum of 4 CC games & any play off games the club qualifies for & if a player is lucky he might only play 40 minutes per game. I suggest the club rewards lack of commitment on the field with the same reward as in a commercial situation , namely the sack. But most SL clubs are playing with pools of players that are basically no better than our squad so why are we floundering ? Is it something higher up the pecking order causing the problems ? ninearches
  • Score: 1

10:27am Fri 9 May 14

nitram says...

It could be that certain players are on bigger money contracts and are not producing the goods on the field,with only 20 mins game time
It could be that certain players are on bigger money contracts and are not producing the goods on the field,with only 20 mins game time nitram
  • Score: 1

10:50am Fri 9 May 14

wolfitdown says...

We will have to put in a good solid performance, as much as Cat's tend to blow hot and cold they appear to be generally much faster than us and can play a very off the cuff style.
We will have to put in a good solid performance, as much as Cat's tend to blow hot and cold they appear to be generally much faster than us and can play a very off the cuff style. wolfitdown
  • Score: 1

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