Firstly have heard this glory glory stuff often over the past few years but when it gets down to premiers & reality....the outcome has been different. The media were waiting for a Manly loss to excite the average punter out there & with the Seaeagles miles ahead of the competition in 2014 , the first team to beat Manly were going to be talked up big time as the "team to beat" Souths treated this like a final & had more intensity & deserved a solid win on Friday but Manly have an extra 25% saved up for the big games & Souths maybe 5%.... No doubt Souths are a threat as are Roosters & though I hate to admit it...the Storm will be there abouts. The only others who can challenge are Nth Qld & NZ. Personally expected Souths would be more desperate & have more desire to get the points on Friday but the outcome of this game will mean nothing come the finals....Manly who have been cruising along in recent times could have been rolled by any team who showed that extra hunger wanting to prove themselves against the benchmark team. Manly are still the team to beat & Souths are still a contender with 2-3 other teams, really Fridays game changes little for who will win the games that count.