Our old mate Des climbed aboard the latest stealth bomber in 2012 which was upgraded repeatedly in the next four years with no expense spared. Co pilot was the great recruiter Noel Cleal. His former club was rendered virtually toothless with backended deals , ageing troops and plundering by Des. Very strong club , great roster and ability to attract talent. First year seemed to go to script aided by a match winning fullback. Given such fantastic chance at success and no titles I suspect this is the crunch year for Des. They have looked like an amateurish rabble at times and I am sure all will be forgiven if they win this year. His reputation and what must be some great people skills in areas have spared him the critics which would be overwelming if he was another coach. I really can't think of too many excuses Someone .said to me a couple of years ago that he thought they would be unstoppable the following season and when I had a look at recruitment etc I could not argue. Has he got a trick up his sleave or is this the beginning of the end?