ITT: A game plan that has your team leading from the 7th minute til after the full time siren is "shocking". The game plan literally could not have come any closer to winning them a ring. Fuck me. If you rate a team that lost the GF in golden point as "shocking" and "unsuccessful", what grade do you give the other 14 teams? They'll want to pour a warm bath and open their wrists up after you're done with them.
Also ITT: The competition is even. So even that 1 team is expected to win and if they don't their entire decade is a failure.
If you asked 16 club presidents, right now, if they considered making the 2017 Grand Final a successful season, how many do you think would say no?
Majority of the Broncos supporters that I have spoken to have rubbished the game plan for the final twenty minutes. Like I said they were lucky to get to golden point, Linnett dropped the ball over the line as an example. Broncos shut up shop and didn't win. The aim of the game is to win.
Like I have said, you have taken the comment out of context and now we're not talking about what I spoke about. The Broncos haven't won a premiership for ten years. That is not successful when I am talking about ultimate success.
For example, let's say they don't win for a hundred years but make the finals every year. Would you call them a successful club? No. They haven't won the ultimate goal. They have been good enough to get near it but not good enough to win.
Club presidents will call it a success because a) it hasn't happened yet and b) they're about the $$$.
You ask the Broncos players if they felt they were successful at the NRL grand final in 2015. How many do you think would say yes?