I might be tanked but.... winning a comp is f*****n hard. lots can go wrong. injuries to one or more of brett s, or foran, lyon and watmough/gift (one but not both) probably the key for us. but bow down wally lewis style to des and the coaching staff. we haven't bought a major star since orford and bell. We've been poached off by other clubs much more than the other way round (but thanks parra for trying, and I'll take t-rex happily). But to see the quality of the play this year from this ideal mix of youth and experience. It warms my f*****n heart. Just imagine if that whole b stewart nightmare hadn't have happened. It's generally true that a coach is made great by having good players, but the last few years at the eagles it's been about the ability to spot and develop quality players and dessie and his crew have done a ****hot job at that.