You need some attacking talent in your team. If you can't afford the ones who are also low in f**k ups you have to make do with some rocks/diamonds type merkins. It's all about managing risk, and the less you have to spend the more risks you have to take in trying to win a premiership. I'm sure we could comfortably finish around ninth every single year if that was the goal. Aiming for top four finishes means taking a punt on merkins such as: French Norman Moses Smith I'm sure all these guys are a lot cheaper (for us anyway) than the first-picked-for-Origin big name player at their position.