The goons last night had a nice win against what I thought was a very good penrith side,who deserve credit for turning up given they had nothing on the line..Was one of the better games I have seen this year and although the scoreboard didnt suggest it,the panthers played very well.Would love to see Luke Lewis in a maroon jersey and that Austin kid looks like a goodun. The thing that did occur to me was that the Goons have an absoluteley full strength side on the field coming into the semis.With Manly and Melbourne having their well documented problems and players like Hodges and Lawrence struggling for the the horses and tigers that is a big advantage. History says injuries and preparation are everything. Looking at the semis,unless their are some serious upsets we will probably play Brisbane or Goons in week 3 assuming we win week 1 which I think we will.(To be honest if we lose to 7 in week 1 we will be gone).Huge difference imo.Saints,despite all the criticism they get on here,seem to have our measure ,while we have owned the Broncos for years now.I hope fate means we play the broncos because we will have our work cut out in week 3 minus Glen against the Saints.We need the Tigers to give them a touch up in week 1 and deflate their confidence.They looked slick last night. Im sure Ill get the usual "they're gone" response from many re the Dragons but the $7 they got out to will appear a very good price when the dust settles this Monday and I just hope someone does the job for us re the red and whites.We could get them with a weakened side but Id rather not put it to the test.