Like 2021 we have a team that could jag one, but there is scant evidence to suggest that we are methodical enough to be consistent top 4 or even top 8 team
On ST , we are living the hope that seibs and flanno will instill that. While winning the trials was great and plenty of young players with promise, we didnt look overly drilled outside of the defence structures IMO.
sure it was a reflection of the spine players on show,
time will tell if that difference was the cattle on show or a change in tactics and attitude
long seasons take its toll with injuries, suspensions, the refs. You need to have a game that keeps you competitive every week despite the inevitable setbacks , i dont think we do
unless tom goes depol and changes his surname to dynasty we are not even close IMO , but could still jag something if mr dynasty plays 20 plus games and isnt injured in finals
tom aside, our spine needs to be very different by seasons end to have us as a top team, and a couple of the forwards need to have purple patches rarely seen