When i think about the 2016 competition, i just cant see there being a better chance to make the 8 than this year. We had teams falling over all around us that wont do it again next year. To have a season where the Roosters, Rabbitohs and Manly were horrible, and Parramatta having points stripped, basically eliminated 4 teams that will finish higher than us next year. Throw in Saints, Newcastle and the Warriors who are all hopeless, that left just 9 teams competing for the top 8 and we couldnt get the job done.
Its scary to think that the above 4 teams (manly, parra, sths, roosters) will all improve on the ladder, while all top 8 teams seem as though they will maintain there level.
Looking at the Wests Tigers alone i agree with most that we improved, but when u look at other teams for 2017, it looks very scary to me.
We will never get another season with so many teams falling over.