Watched the car wreck on Friday night with great disappointment and these were my thoughts. ? Watmough ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Âœ consistency is the hallmark of a champion as is playing well in a badly beaten side. Keep it going son. ? The Brisbane forwards were pumped for this game. Their experience and toughness made our pack look like toilers. We were beaten badly at the ruck in both attack and defence. While this was similar to the St George loss the big difference on Friday was that our forwards didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t make many handling errors, they were just out muscled. It was the backs that made most of the simple errors. ? It is wrong to play down BrisbaneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s 4-50 flogging by Melbourne. The same Broncos pack went missing that night. In MelbourneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s losses, their pack has been soft. It can happen in an even comp. ? When Brisbane smashed Parra they were carving the Eels up all over the field. The good thing (if you can call it that) on Friday was that it was mostly our errors that invited Brisbane into our quarter and eventually led to tries. Although LockyerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s kicking was crap, the end result was a long way in front of what it would have been if Manly of 2003/2004 was out there. ? Brett Stewart had a shocker. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ll give him a break though, because in his career of 25 games itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s the first time. Not bad for a kid but he needs to bounce straight back from the embarrassment. The Duck also got stage fright. ? King was horrible in the first ten. I donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t know about him getting a knock but I thought he looked very unfit. He ran the ball well later in the match as did Minogue. I think that some others here have a bit of a vendetta against King, emphasising the negatives and downplaying the positives. On his form this year I agree that his City selection is a joke but if he avoids injury it may help in getting him match fit. ? The reality check takes some heat out of the media & fan hype but we need to address our approach to night games in a hurry. The Bulldogs and Eels are both beatable at their home grounds but not if we donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t get our s**t together. If they arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t already, Des should be holding 2-3 sessions a week under lights. Watch all our away opponents schedule us in for night games from now on. ? It was very disappointing that Rabbits Warren wasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t commentating on Friday (I think his hem aroids prevent him flying). When Beaver made his break midway through the first half it would have been great to hear him come out with the old call of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“MENZEEEEEESÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬?. ? I watched the second half of Premier League at Brookie yesterday and the side played with a severe lack of spark. The Rorters got away with it at the back end of the game (18-10 I think). Curtis, Bryant, Cleal and Cuthbertson are all playing solidly but I have concerns with how any of them will go in 1st grade at prop. ? Very satisfied to see Parra go straight out the back door in both SG Ball (1st) and Harold Matthews (3rd) quarter finals. They are always strong in the juniors. Our SG Ball team beat Penrith (who they lost to in the Harold Matthews semi last year) and have Canberra this Saturday in the semi. They have a great shot at winning this comp. ? Hopefully Des and the other panel beaters & mechanics can get the seaeaglemobile back on the road prior to next weekend.