It is close to the middle of the season and there have been a few surprises. Even the most ardent Manly supporter would not have had us on top with Melbourne, six points clear. Not too many would have picked Dragons, Broncos and Roosters to be near the bottom of the table. The Dogs have also been a huge disappointment and seem in big trouble. The Raiders are doing better than expected and don't look like wooden spoon material as most pundits tipped. The other side that has surprised me is the Sharks who look to be a lot better this year and could be a top 4 team. Most other sides are where I expected they would be. Are we the surprise packet of the year so far? Has anything else been a shock? Big Question is who will stand up from now and make the Top 8? Can we be in the Top 4?