A lot of people seem really confident about Monday’s match and our progress recently, however, I think we need a bit of perspective. In 13 rounds we have beaten penrith twice, nth qld and parra. That is it. We have lost everything else and not a lot of matches have been close.
Our win against penrith was heartening, and easily our best win this year, but penrith did not play particularly well and are not a top 8 team and we only won with a fortunate individual 80 metre try effort.
Our kicking game is bad, our forwards still cannot contain big forward packs, our outside backs rarely threaten and we are still pretty sloppy with errors and penalties.
I think, on the positive side, sironen has really improved and he and benji regularly are linking up in attacking plays (which wasnt happening earlier in the year). I also think blair’s move to the front row has been good for the team and nofo has been excellent out wide.
But, there are still plenty of problems and without Farah I give us little chance of beating the Broncos. I’m not saying all this to spoil the party or to have a go at the side, it just seems like all of a sudden everyone is talking top 8, a big finish this year and even potential greatness when, in fact, we have done nothing this year. So I think it best if we all still be pessimistic about the sides chances away to brisbane and there are still massive question marks about the tigers this year.
Posted using RoarFEED 2013