Captain Obvious here :cop: but semis are a new game with new pressures, especially for us as it is sudden death football. Riding on that will the expectations of the Parra fans who believe their team will win the comp. For us, expectations outside the club are low and all have tipped us to drop out after game 1. It could help us as the pressure of big matches does funny things to football teams. (Look at Suncorp against Brisbane where the media talked us up!!!) We have a few players with big game experience and this could assist our team big time. Kennedy has won comps with the Knights, Beaver and Tezza are the last remnants of the mighty 95-97 teams and Kite has played finals footy with St George. Hicks was at Penrith when they won but was in PL. Several others have lower grade experience in big games and Bullet has played interstate games in U19s. The finals experience and hype/media exposure/pressure etc will be invaluable for our boys and how they turn up to play will tell us a fair bit about them. Parra are a good team to play this week but the canter we had on Saturday night was nothing compared to what they will throw at us and the pressure we will be under. Go Manly!