Dont worry about the Bulldogs, they have recruited poorly, with the exception of the hooker, and they have more rubbish coming next year. They will finish bottom 4. They lost their heart and soul when the tapped Josh Jackson on the shoulder, then tried to buy it back by signing Josh Reynolds. Dumb-arses.
We are a work in progress with our best player a month or so off top from and our captain needs a few more hit outs too. All this and they were our best two players yesterday.
I have said on these boards for 5 or 6 years now we never hurt anyone in defence. I heard a report last year one of the side say they thought training was harder than playing Manly. Mark Carroll has to take a lot of kudos for our hitting yesterday.
I have said it before and will repeat it again, nice teams dont win comps, grubs do, and we need to get grubby.
I think so much depends on injuries, not just ours but for all teams. If we get a get a good run it will ensure a finals spot. I feel how far we go depend on the progress players like Koula, Schuster, Weeks, Bullemore, Fifita, Sipley and Tuilagi.
We know Tom, DCE, Jake, Garrick, Crocker, Parker and Haumole wont let us down. they give 100% almost without fail.
I hope we beat them stinking Eels.