Just finished reading "Storm Cloud" (about Melbourne's salary cap cheating from 2006 to 2010). Interesting read. In early 2010 (before they were caught), acting CEO Matt Hanson got asked a question by a journo about whether he thought that, because the Storm had made 4 successive GF's, whether their dynasy was likely coming to an end (ie with it being almost impossible for one crop of players to keep winning for many years straight in the salary cap era, due to rising players salaries as a result of being so successful). 4 GF's in a row is certainly an outlier. Got me thinking - we've been to 9 straight finals and 4 GF's, with the same core group of players (albeit with some fresh faces a la DCE, Foran, Tafua, etc). Pretty amazing to do that while staying under the cap (especially considering all the teams that have been caught out over the past half-decade, ie Warriors, Saints, Raiders, Knights, Tigers).