I've been lurking here for a long time and finally decided to post something as a result of the brawl on Friday. What can we take from this? 1.Not being able to play our first round match at Brookvale is totally unfair. Scum will be at home, Donkeys and Cows the same and yet we get the shaft. What if we qualify 1 and Souffs finish 8...they get a home match? Bull****. 2.Regardless of any suspensions we have shown that Melbourne will not win the competition this year. They never looked like scoring until the final whistle. We out-played them. We out-muscled them. We out-fought them. We have more heart. 3.A clear message has been sent. If you bring it you had better be prepared to cop plenty. The players who ran in should be commended. I'm a Kiwi and even I acknowledge that Blair is a filthy grub. He upper cuts a guy already involved in a fight for starters. Seeing him get pumelled on the ground is the best moment in league this year for me. 4.Lussick has announced himself as a fantastic player who, clearly, can take a shot and dish out plenty. We need someone with that sort of mongrel for next year. 5.Losing Wolf is a blow but we've managed without him before. Gift is a lose but if Foran and DCE step up even more we won't need his playmaking. We will miss his defence - but Buhrer offers other dimensions. 6.I can't see how we will not now march into the Grand Final and win it, leaving a trainwreck of smashed opponents along the way. The only side that worries me in the slightest is the Queens but I can see one of the "lets just throw it around and not worry about tackling" teams knocking them over. The other sides just don't have the forwards to match it with us.