You're another one still conditioned not to trust your eyes with our team.
We thrashed both Rabbitohs and Roosters last year when Rabbitohs has a better team than this year bar Reynolds. Their backs were still red hot.
They evened it up on return serve, but that's footy.
Our team should be #1 Ranking on results alone.
Two years in a row we win the first round. Last year we hit top around round 8. This year we top the table from round one. The power rankings commentators are touting after round 1 is rootless. Because they all assert "Power Rankings after round one".
They made their preseason predictions already taking into account last years results and names on paper. PRs after round 1 have to be based on round 1 results. Otherwise they carry no weight because they become merely an extension of preseason predictions.
You can't watch our first game, compare with last year, and not conclude that WARRIORS ARE FIRE RIGHT NOW. We scored the most points. Our kicker has a better kicking percentage already than Shaun Johnson
ever had. It's probably the highest score from us without Shaun Johnson
in over a decade. We looked better balanced (incredibly) than when he was here. Ken, Fusitua
and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
were on fire. The forwards look dominant. And the kicker was that how can they judge the form of Bulldogs if they haven't played anyone else yet? Especially when they hyped the shit out of the return of 'The Dogs of War' in the prelude to the games and Foran's 'influence'.
No doubt Rabbits and Storm are good again this year. But the Storm game was the only one that had an obviously more intense pace. Roarters have lost Ferguson but Rabbits have lost arguably more in the 3/4s. They have a tinge of more solid but unspectacular currently IMO.
So to not have Warriors in top 3 minimum is out and out biased and loses any credibility as far as I can see.
They criticized our consistency, so we won our first 7 or 8 games last year. They criticized our results, we made the 8 after 6 years of depression. They criticized our recruitment and said Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
would turn to shit here. So he won Dally M player if the year.
They have no credibility when ranking us. They don't even communicate with our club. Because their business is to promote the Australian game. Not to actually make an intelligent comment. And I feel like we crave their approval way too much because we believe that their opinions matter more.