You'd never give a team that wins against souffs any credit, ever.
They only ever win because souffs let them, eh?
Fair point and my posts would indicate this.
However the truth is this.
I have followed Souths since 1965 GF loss to Saints.
I have seen the great years and the long march in-between.
After the great years , I became numb to the games where we played our best and still got beat.
I soon came to despise those losses as I knew , Souths were no chance that year , the team was not good enough.
So , YES , there are many , too many games where we lost because the other team was better.
This year , I cannot recall a game where I thought we played our best and still lost.
This is what I look at when we lose. Did we play our best , did we make unforced mistakes , were we unlucky with injury/ref decisions.
As such , this year for me , it was all about getting to finals , getting enough points to get a chance to play our best in the finals.We had a chance to beat anyone if we made it .