Last year we won more games away than at home. This club can win the premiership. But we have to do everything well. Just like all the other clubs.Not true. Basketball is a far less physical sport where players are rotated regularly so the travel is not such a factor.
There is also a huge international pool of players to draw from not just the local talent.
I wont say anything about the All blacks 1 because they are the All blacks and 2 because they are the All blacks.
My point is that the NRL is so competitive that any sort of disadvantage can be the difference between top and bottom 8. We travel almost twice as much as any other team. We constantly struggle to be seen as a legitimate landing spot for high caliber talent let alone the ability to retain our own because face it why would you want to move to Auckland when you can land anywhere else.
We are fucking $1 million under the cap when every single other team has shown that the only way to win sometimes is by cheating and paying players in brown paper bags. you cant tell me the Roosters would be where they are simply if they had a good culture and work ethic
All of these things combined we are not a competitive club even before the cultural changes or all that shit gets sorted out.
Thats why i enjoyed watching the warriors because i knew they would let me down most of the time but at least entertain the shit out of me when they were firing. It just wasn't fair on them to expect it every single week knowing what we know. But now we are a fucking boring team who will play boring footy and disappoint us even more.
Last year two Sydney teams finished 15 and 16. They have every advantage in the world as far as this comp is concerned, but yet they came in dead last.
The only reason we don't win more is because we don't play the game properly.