Of course Manly will win the comp, but aside from that, some observations after one month of fair dinkum competition. If we don't winâ€¦ Souths will beat Dogs in the GF. Both have monstrous packs and are dangerous at the back, and are well coached. Biggest threat â€“ Roosters. As usual, Storm look good out of the blocks but I suspect this year they can't sustain it. Surely due for a critical injury or two. Of the rest, Titans and Knights are looking good for the 8. That leaves 1 spot for an also-ran, take your pick from Cows, Brisbane & Sharks.