As a local Cronulla junior, who only ever supported Manly outnumbered 1000,000 to 1 in the Shire, know lots about this team.... Many promises broken, many failures when the heat is on, many "this is our year"calls mid season...... Have tough experienced forwards led by Gallen, Lewis & Ennis, backed up by muscle in Fifita & Tagatese....then a mix of skill with Wade Graham & Paulo. Halves in Maloney & Townsend doing well & up with the better NRL combinations. Barba - who I love to see get smashed is in dynamic form .... nearing his best for Dogs....not there, but back as a huge danger man. The real X factors imo are Bird & Holmes, who instinctively can create from nothing with pure footy ability that can't be coached making it super tough to defend. Still feel that come finals, they are 1 centre & winger from matching a few sides, plus not convinced they can go up the required gears to match Nth Qld/Bris at the crunch time. Get ready for the noise to be louder if they win against Nth Qld this week - Finals are not won in June, but these Sharks fans are desperate having never tasted victory, regardless of the outcome feel it will play out as usual - with Sharks dropping out a week away from the GF.....what's the verdict??