Absolutely! People death riding Canterbury (and Woods) for next season are in for a shock. There is no way in hell they will have 2 bad seasons in a row! They never have in the modern era and they never will. Much like the Manly club, they just have that winning culture that refuses to stay down for long.
You do realise Manly haven’t made haven’t made the finals since 2014 right? You say the good clubs don’t have two bad years in a row, well they had 3.
Fair enough, they missed '15 & '16, but they’ll be back there this year. Previous to those years they were in the finals every year for 10 years. Not a bad record, If only we could match that.
Aren’t you at all a bit cynical about the success of the "good clubs’?
I honestly don’t think some guys really have a clue when they post stuff like this. Good clubs have winning cultures so they never have bad seasons. Think it through a little bit. Does this culture thing make teams play well ?
It comes down to having a good team. We had a good team in 05 and when we made the finals in 10/11. Was our culture what gave us these wins or is it somehow different for us.
It’s just having a good squad, having some luck with injuries and a degree of how well coached and disciplined the team is.
Being able to rort the cap has the most to do with developing a good squad.