Doing the Finals calculator has confirmed my worst suspicions. Of the sides outside the eight, the one we must most fear getting on a run and taking our spot is the Eels. It is not yet beyond them and the Knights played them into form last weekend. Beating them at Parramatta Stadium in 2 1/2 week's time is mission critical but we haven't got a recent history of doing well there. I suspect you will need 30 points to make the eight this year because the Bunnies have given up so many cheap points. We have a bye so we need 4 wins to make sure of it. Games you'd think we SHOULD win: Bunnies (H) Bunnies (A) Panthers (H) Drop any of these games and we can kiss finals goodbye. Which means we have to pull off one of the following: Eels (A) Knights (A) Bulldogs (H) Storm (A) We have a poor recent record against all of those teams, particularly at those away venues. Heaven help us if our final round assignment is winning at Olympic Park to secure a finals spot!