** The ideal Scenario 1: we WIN Week 1 **: Manly win over the Roosters and we skip to week 3 (Preliminary final) and have a Sydney home semi and whoever wins between Souths/Melb we don't play (unless in a GF).. Week 3 we play (say Melb win week 1) so looks like maybe either Souths/Canterbury, so that may be at ANZ? ** Scenario 2: we LOSE Week 1 ** (last year all over again?): OK the other scenario we lose and (say) Melb win this weekend, we could have a complete “déjà vu” from 2012 (last year) as will play week 2 the winner of Sharks/Cowboys at Allianz. Just say the Cowboys win. Then Week 2 NRL Semi is Manly v's Cowboys (exactly the same game as last year!). Winner to play Melbourne in Melbourne (could be Melb v's Manly the same semi as last year!). The above is saying Melb wins Week 1, if Souths win Week 1, then we replace their name with Melb with the above. So in summary; • Winning Saturday against the Roosters is obviously what we want !! and our campaigns in 2007, 2008 & 2011 says so, as we won Week 1 of the semi's (had a rest week 2) then won week 3. So that's the ideal path into a GF. • If we happen to play Cowboys next week, it will be the 4th time since '07 playing in a semi ‘s and it will be 3 years in a row!! Our record is 3-0 at the moment with the Cowboys in Semi’s. • If we lose and Cronulla win then will be playing the Sharks next Saturday at SFS (a good Sydney game). • We could have a Manly v’s Melbourne Preliminary final in Sydney (i.e. we win week 1 and Melb lose Week 1 but Melb win Week 2). • The obvious choice is to win Week 1 ..! … Please … !