It would seem that the majority of pundits and commentators, whilst acknowledging that we are surprise packets, are waiting for Manly to fall apart and drop down the table. Despite being second and having beaten some of the best teams we are still not being rated as serious premiership candidates. This seems to be baed on the simple game plans, lack of class outside backs and mixed form away from home. The Suncorp game against the Broncos did not convince too many people. I am in two minds at this: 1. In my dreams I did not hope that we would be second at Round 13 and specials to make the semis - we have overachieved so to expect to win is probably asking too much. Be happy with where we are and enjoy the season - we will be real threats next year with additions to the side in the right positions. 2. Many of these doubters are the same ones who picked us for the spoon. Whlst we have some shortcomings we have answered nearly every test and with some luck, some improvement and a return of players from injury and suspension there is no reason why we cannot answer the challenges that lie ahead.