I got the feeling today they went out their with a plan to grind out a win. Instead of trying to score off every play it was a case of keeping it simple,a good kick chase and some brutal defense. St George have used this tactic all year and Manly based last years campaign on the same tactics.
When you have the big game players or should I say the match winners you will come up with the money most weeks if you control the game and wait for your chances. Today the raiders were poor, but it was our defense that caused them to under perform and in the end it was a couple of big plays that put the icing on the cake. For most of the last four years we have backed our attack to make up for our defense. Easy said than done but today we did the opposite.
I still think 2009 is going to be a year of “if only” but their was plenty to like today about a pretty ugly win