I think I've read previously or heard coaches state that they generally set team goals for the season in 3 x blocks of 8 games, so given it's a 20 week comp we have just finished out first "block"
It was always going to be a big challenge even without the COVID-19 stuff, but given the quality of oposition we've played and what we've achieved how would you rate our season after "block 1"?
For me it's an "A"
We still haven't put in a complete 80 minute performane to my eye, which I suppose is the "winning lessons" the team is learning on the run.
What's obviouse though is it has set us up brilliantly, and looking at "block 2" we play, COWBOYS, KNIGHTS, MANLY, TIGERS, BULLDOGS, SHARKS and DRAGONS.
Obviously coach and team won't be looking further than the next game in front of them, but as supporters it's interesting to consider how we might be positioned 2/3 of the way into this comp.
For me, if the team continues to learn how to win, and given a decent run with injuries, we can be in a really strong position to make a strong run into the finals with every chance of finishing top 2, which with all the advantages we would get from two home finals would be an enourmous boost for a serious title tilt.
GO PARRA !