Reallistic Assesment....

I have read a lot of things in regard to our team playing finals football this year…In my honest opinion they have achieved quite a lot during this year with some early wins and unlucky defeats.It really has been a year that could have been although it is not over yet…
We are at the stage where we really have to put in during games and win as many as we can up until the last round…With Mbye making his debut for us this week and Farah playing at hooker where our service has been ordinary a majority of the games,this could be the injection of class and experience we have needed to keep on the front foot during our games…
To be perfectly honest I have been surprised by the attitude of the team that I haven’t seen for along time that being that they play for the full 80 mins and for each other(Raiders game the exception,a one off hopefully).
The culture change that Ivan has been working hard at trying to achieve is coming to fruition and there is a certain positive stable feel around the club as a whole…

If we don’t play finals footy,will we all be disappointed and spit the dummy or will we embrace the new attitude and culture surrounding the club and look to a positive future ? I certainly will because as many have said that we didn’t expect much change ladderwise and roster wise from last year…the team has achieved much better defensive knowledge and have been well coached by a very football savvy coach…And many have stated that our team consists of fringe first graders and journeyman,I think they have done a fabulous job considering injuries to some key recruits have staggered our go forward at crucial times this year…

I do hope we can finish the season off on a high note,too many defeats will gut the confidence of this fine team,they deserve to finish well…they may not be a glamourous or star studded team from fullback to prop,but they have heart and I applaud the efforts of even the depth players destined to play ISP most of their careers,because when they were called upon the did their best…

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I have read a lot of things in regard to our team playing finals football this year…In my honest opinion they have achieved quite a lot during this year with some early wins and unlucky defeats.It really has been a year that could have been although it is not over yet…
We are at the stage where we really have to put in during games and win as many as we can up until the last round…With Mbye making his debut for us this week and Farah playing at hooker where our service has been ordinary a majority of the games,this could be the injection of class and experience we have needed to keep on the front foot during our games…
To be perfectly honest I have been surprised by the attitude of the team that I haven’t seen for along time that being that they play for the full 80 mins and for each other(Raiders game the exception,a one off hopefully).
The culture change that Ivan has been working hard at trying to achieve is coming to fruition and there is a certain positive stable feel around the club as a whole…

If we don’t play finals footy,will we all be disappointed and spit the dummy or will we embrace the new attitude and culture surrounding the club and look to a positive future ? I certainly will because as many have said that we didn’t expect much change ladderwise and roster wise from last year…the team has achieved much better defensive knowledge and have been well coached by a very football savvy coach…And many have stated that our team consists of fringe first graders and journeyman,I think they have done a fabulous job considering injuries to some key recruits have staggered our go forward at crucial times this year…

I do hope we can finish the season off on a high note,too many defeats will gut the confidence of this fine team,they deserve to finish well…they may not be a glamourous or star studded team from fullback to prop,but they have heart and I applaud the efforts of even the depth players destined to play ISP most of their careers,because when they were called upon the did their best…

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Great post

We have overachieved against my expectations for 2018 already

Top 8 isn’t that important to be honest , the club has finally put the tools in place to set us up for the future

Far more important in my opinion

I’m not on board with the Farah decision , but as Aaron would (pardon the pun ) say ….

It is what it is … have to live with it now

I agree that, keeping things in perspective, we have done well and have somewhat overachieved so far.
I disagree that reaching the 8 is unimportant, simply because it is an achievement milestone for this group of players. It is important so that the team has a starting point to further progress next season.
I, like you, am not particularly happy with the RF decision. It smacks a bit of desperation although it can’t be argued that we needed help in the hooker position. I only hope that it does help and does not become a distraction.

Im spitting the dummy….top 8 is bare minimum. …not important what a crock…

Looks like people will be content with wallowing in mediocrity

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I have read a lot of things in regard to our team playing finals football this year…In my honest opinion they have achieved quite a lot during this year with some early wins and unlucky defeats.It really has been a year that could have been although it is not over yet…
We are at the stage where we really have to put in during games and win as many as we can up until the last round…With Mbye making his debut for us this week and Farah playing at hooker where our service has been ordinary a majority of the games,this could be the injection of class and experience we have needed to keep on the front foot during our games…
To be perfectly honest I have been surprised by the attitude of the team that I haven’t seen for along time that being that they play for the full 80 mins and for each other(Raiders game the exception,a one off hopefully).
The culture change that Ivan has been working hard at trying to achieve is coming to fruition and there is a certain positive stable feel around the club as a whole…

If we don’t play finals footy,will we all be disappointed and spit the dummy or will we embrace the new attitude and culture surrounding the club and look to a positive future ? I certainly will because as many have said that we didn’t expect much change ladderwise and roster wise from last year…the team has achieved much better defensive knowledge and have been well coached by a very football savvy coach…And many have stated that our team consists of fringe first graders and journeyman,I think they have done a fabulous job considering injuries to some key recruits have staggered our go forward at crucial times this year…

I do hope we can finish the season off on a high note,too many defeats will gut the confidence of this fine team,they deserve to finish well…they may not be a glamourous or star studded team from fullback to prop,but they have heart and I applaud the efforts of even the depth players destined to play ISP most of their careers,because when they were called upon the did their best…

Great post - written objectively mid week (not straight after a loss!!)
These guys are giving their all this season and they deserve our support. They certainly don’t deserve some of the garbage they cop on here (usually straight after a loss!!)
20 000 at Leichhardt this Sunday will see the team bounce back and give it to the Titans. Tigers by 20

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I have read a lot of things in regard to our team playing finals football this year…In my honest opinion they have achieved quite a lot during this year with some early wins and unlucky defeats.It really has been a year that could have been although it is not over yet…
We are at the stage where we really have to put in during games and win as many as we can up until the last round…With Mbye making his debut for us this week and Farah playing at hooker where our service has been ordinary a majority of the games,this could be the injection of class and experience we have needed to keep on the front foot during our games…
To be perfectly honest I have been surprised by the attitude of the team that I haven’t seen for along time that being that they play for the full 80 mins and for each other(Raiders game the exception,a one off hopefully).
The culture change that Ivan has been working hard at trying to achieve is coming to fruition and there is a certain positive stable feel around the club as a whole…

If we don’t play finals footy,will we all be disappointed and spit the dummy or will we embrace the new attitude and culture surrounding the club and look to a positive future ? I certainly will because as many have said that we didn’t expect much change ladderwise and roster wise from last year…the team has achieved much better defensive knowledge and have been well coached by a very football savvy coach…And many have stated that our team consists of fringe first graders and journeyman,I think they have done a fabulous job considering injuries to some key recruits have staggered our go forward at crucial times this year…

I do hope we can finish the season off on a high note,too many defeats will gut the confidence of this fine team,they deserve to finish well…they may not be a glamourous or star studded team from fullback to prop,but they have heart and I applaud the efforts of even the depth players destined to play ISP most of their careers,because when they were called upon the did their best…

Great post - written objectively mid week (not straight after a loss!!)
These guys are giving their all this season and they deserve our support. They certainly don’t deserve some of the garbage they cop on here (usually straight after a loss!!)
20 000 at Leichhardt this Sunday will see the team bounce back and give it to the Titans. Tigers by 20

Agree wholeheartedly. The efforts of the team this year compared to previous years is chalk and cheese. We should all be very pround no matter where we end up from here. Hopefully in the eight but none the less proud.

I’m not chuffed about Farah coming back either. What I would like to see is Farah play for a week or two and Liddle take over when fully fit after a few games in reggies.

I suppose Farah will get 3 games to get his milestone.

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Im spitting the dummy….top 8 is bare minimum. …not important what a crock…

Looks like people will be content with wallowing in mediocrity

Top 8 we will have overachieved with this mob I don’t care what anyone says.

We’re 10th currently which is what many people predicted before the season started.

The effort is there but we lack a bit of class and ability to score points and be a real contender.

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Im spitting the dummy….top 8 is bare minimum. …not important what a crock…

Looks like people will be content with wallowing in mediocrity

If you don’t have to big of an expectation,then you won’t be disappointed……this year has been far from mediocre…

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I’m not chuffed about Farah coming back either. What I would like to see is Farah play for a week or two and Liddle take over when fully fit after a few games in reggies.

I suppose Farah will get 3 games to get his milestone.

Only my opinion CQ,but I honestly think Farah back will have no end of benefit for Liddles game…
Liddle has an injury that can take a long time to get over and he is still young,he has enough time to overcome his problems with injuries…he will definately be our hooker in fg for years to come if nobody poaches him…

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Im spitting the dummy….top 8 is bare minimum. …not important what a crock…

Looks like people will be content with wallowing in mediocrity

Correct.
People just accept mediocrity because it’s all they know.
Finals or the season is a complete failure.

A Man with low expectations is rarely disappointed……

We need to stop accepting 9th or worse as acceptable… Yes there can be improvement and we miss the finals, that just equates to not enough improvement

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Im spitting the dummy….top 8 is bare minimum. …not important what a crock…

Looks like people will be content with wallowing in mediocrity

If you don’t have to big of an expectation,then you won’t be disappointed……this year has been far from mediocre…

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