I've been thinking. What would it have meant for the Eels if Melbourne had never come into the comp? It could be argued that their entry has had the biggest impact on our club both directly (losing 7 times to them in finals matches) and indirectly (what if Inglis, Smith, Cronk and Slater all played for different clubs?). How many comps would we have won? If we won in 2009, would the flow on effects of that mean we didn't need to cheat the cap in the cap in 2015/16 to get out of our deep deep hole? Would Criag Bellamy have coached us instead? I find it interesting to ponder, however pointless. What do you all think?