Tigers' Strategy It was very interesting to hear Tim Sheens talking about their success on the field in 2005. It turns out that they have deliberately spent under the salary cap over the last two to three years and instead locked up a lot of young talent in order to develop them and keep them in the club. This deliberate youth strategy is starting to pay off with many of the young players coming through. It was interesting to hear Sheens say that the success this season has come a year or two earlier than expected. It is a long time since March but I remember going to the trial at Leichhardt where Manly smacked them in all grades and especially dominated them in the forwards, though their backs did look sharp and pacey. I came away from that day thinking that the Tigers would do well to avoid the spoon. How differently this season panned out - due to smart strategy over a number of years. Says to me that we need to (and hopefully are doing so already) to make sure that our young talent is being looked after and developed carefully. Our future depends on it. We can only buy so many blue chip players from elsewhere!!!