I think we have over achieved. I think we have met sides at good times and I think we could just as easily be running last.
But I think we could become a 6-10th placed side that could put it to the top sides (with or without major injuries and/or rep players out) by fixing two things. Now, before I say what they are I do wonder if our players have the ability to even fix these things. I wonder if perhaps they are simply not good enough. I also don't know how to fix the two problems and from the comfort of my seat I certainly don't have the answers but those two things are:
1 - marker defence.
2 - kick selection.
I really believe that if we can work out a way to fix these parts of our game we become a decent, ok, kind of good, team. If not I really think Phil Gould was spot on and just saying what we are all really thinking.