I am as disappointed as the next supporter but believe it or not I do feel differently to '06, '07 and '08. Even though we lost today and against the Eels (call me blindly optimistic) but there was something different this year. I think with the addtion od Gareth, Robbie and Benji actually looked more “mature”. Sure, if you look at the 4 years without a finals birth you could say same old same old but while the result was the same, the effort wasn’t - it was better this year.
IF we can get a couple of good buys or Dwyer, Fifita et al come on I actually think the future looks quite bright.
In other years I always thought it was effort, lack of maturity, mentality that beat us. This year they were all there - we got done by depth. Sheens promised a clean-out and he has delivered on that. He also said one marquee signing - i await in anticipation.
Look at 2010 and beyond, i think it wil be good (very good) to be a tiger.
Heads up fellas - the worm has turned.