Reading a lot of negative garbage on hear of late. Such as Barret needs to be sacked, we are going backwards, we look worse than last year, why are we not beating the cows and coming first on the ladder with the new team, why are we so sh#t, why are we not putting in, the manly management is terrible etc etc. To be honest, we were never going to win the comp this year. It was a rebuilding year after last years horrible season. Again we have been dealt a rough hand with injuries and 5 day turn-a-rounds but there is definite improvement from last year, and that's what I wanted as a fan and just to keep getting better and build over the next 2 years to be a genuine force. Our D is much, much improved and so is the attitude. Last year at times it was embarrassing! Im happy with the recruitment and I see more signings to come. Yes, the attack needs work and we need to settle on the number 6. maybe walker can prove us wrong, maybe he goes back to centre after killer retires and we go after another play maker. We will just have to wait and see if Walker develops or barret opts for another 6 next year. Either way im sure they will get it right. We aren't doing that bad all things considered with injuries and no consistency with player positions and no practing attack, 5 day turn-a-arounds. The little mistakes and silly, hand on ball penalties need to be fixed but Im still confident looking ahead over the next 16 games if we can get full team on park and players training together and playing in the same position. Look at the top 2 bench mark teams. all full strength, all have been playing together for a while. That is why they are consistent. Performance against cows was pretty good, better than we played against newcastle. we contained them on our own line better than most teams. our forwards matched theirs. just didn't convert the field position into points in that second half. Its a bit unfair to keep comparing this current side to the cows and broncos. When we were at our attacking best a few years ago, we had the same backline for a number of years, especially the spine. We had an injury free snake chimming into those sweeping backline moves. We had DCE pass onto Glen Stewert onto either an in form Jamie or snake. On the other side we had foran hitting Matai or a running back rower. We need time and a settled attack to get back there. We are still a much better side than this time last year and confident we can keep improving. Not going to judge the side too harshly and rip into them after only rd 9. I knew it would be tough with a new team rebuilding and the terrible draw to start the season. Looking forward to the next 16 games to see where we can go from here.