Got to the ground in time to watch the second half of the Holden Cup yesterday. Less said the better. [hr] Actually, during the second half, I was feeling that they had nothing going for them, up at halftime by a healthy margin and rundown throughout the second half. Thinking over what I saw, I could see that the forwards were always in position for defence but there was no "mongrel". They always seemed to get 2 to 3 in the tackle but were always pushed back by the attacker. There was no zip or speed in their playmakers. The fiveeighth seemed confident but didn't control the game in anyway. The was a bigsize islander on the wing, but did not display much ticker. I have heard that the majority of the players still have next year in this grade, which would explain our lowly position and it will be interesting to see their development next year.