We have got this mob covered….
Watching last nights game I thought gee we got more talent then these blokes. And both those sides are predicted around mid table by most experts. How many sides are there to fear in this competition? Brisbane and NQ are probably the only 2 to genuinely fear I reckon.
I know it’s very early however I am getting a very rare confident vibe about our side this year. People who know me well will say Im always talking things down. I have predicted us to be in the bottom 4 the last 3 years.
I hate to say it actually but it reminds me a bit of 2005 the start of this year. Not that I think we will end up winning the comp but that we have a a heap of young guns coming through at the same time with a few old veterans playing an up tempo style of football. No one at all rates us and that is when we usually produce a decent season.
The 2 games I have seen we ran in 5 and 6 tries very easily against the Sharks and Warriors. The Sharks and Warriors I think are Top 4 sides on paper. If your combinations are that good this early then there only going to get better really if injuries do not strike. You would like to think our defence has some improvement in it.
Now a couple of disclaimers. If Tedesco gets injured all bets are off, he is a superstar. The big concern I have is Origin. No Woods, Farah or TEDESCO would be huge. However Taylor and the staff have done a good job bringing in players capable of playing 1st grade at a decent level.
Our mob obviously has an ability to implode as we have seen the last 3 seasons. Of course we have to rememeber last season Newcastle won their 1st 4 and still finished last. The NRL is not a sprint it is a long slog and the grind kicks in after about 8 weeks.
Anyway, Ill call it now i reckon we will win 6 of our first 8 this year.