Half way through the comp and a long way to go but there are very good signs already that we have a team able to stake a claim. In the contenders we have beaten the Sharks, Roosters, Bulldogs and Storm with a close losses against the Cowboys and Dragons. Time for some controversy. When I look at the solid team we have built up over the last 2 years it is the following who are delivering this year: BK1, BK2, Bryant, Monas, Beaver, Choc, Ox, Burns, Bell and Brett Stewart. New year but, with the exception of Kite, it is the same players who do it every week for us. I could throw in Matai who really stepped up but is now back to his defensive lapses since being hailed as a future Kiwi international. What of the rest? They are below the top level but are playing as a united team. Dependable are Hicks and Robertson; Rose has improved and Stephenson in the lower grades as an able replacement. Then comes the also rans and time to be harsh. This is where I believe the club should be looking at recruitment options come July 1: Dunley, King, Leuluai, Williamson and Witt. In the run home we have the following should win games: Bunnies x 2, Eels, Roosters and Sharks. That puts us on 28 points with the Bye and probably a finals berth. We get the Knights, Broncos and Dogs at home and the toughies will be Knights and Storm away. I wonder how important that first round disgrace against the Raiders will affect our overall placement on the ladder at season's end. All the same we look a good chance for a finals spot, probably in the bottom 4 of the 8. When we have the top team together we look very, very impressive.