The Warriors have flattered to deceive in previous years, they have put in good performances but never consistently.Without checking the stats from last year my guess is our completion rate is better, our defence is more aggressive, and they seem to be playing to a plan, but not for 80 minutes yet. They weren't doing that last year and just kept going downhill, which was obvious to all, especially the lack of game plan. That is my observation and hope, otherwise Chris Rattue might be right, and I don't think he is, I think there is light at the end of the tunnel but it is a bloody long tunnel that is going to take another full season to get out of.
The results at the back end of the season will be the true indicator, they have been in the hunt up until the last 8 rounds in previous seasons but then capitulate. If they aren't even in the hunt by that stage this year, they have regressed.