So chaps. Is this a mid season slump - something of a hiatus given the good exploits of the early part of the season. Will we play poorly for a few weeks before blowing the cobwebs out of the system? Or is this a 2005 scenario - sides have worked us out and players are starting to carry injuries and we are going to struggle at the back end of the season? A few thoughts: Positives: Cuthbertson and the alphabet boys were reasonable and must surely be putting pressure on our oirdinary bench. Menzies can now return to the forwards where he belongs. Origin distractions are over. Negatives: Des deson't have the balls to put Ballin in the top 17. Orford's "slump" is no longer temporary. Either he is carrying injury, is in serious decline or just doesn't care. Dare I say it: This Saturday's game against the rorters is the most important of the year. We will have no excuses - we're at home, our Origin players are back and the Roosters are not really a Top 8 side. If we can't beat them by 20 and find some form the month of July is going to be pretty ugly methinks.