2015 will not be a good year to be a Gold Coast Rugby League lover.
For starters the Titans (despite what coach Neil Henry tell us repeatedly) will struggle more than a pommy tourist in a rip this year.
Led by the (statistically) worst head coach in the NRL of current coaches who have coached for over two seasons, The Titans let go of their best player (Albert Kelly) in the off-season and have thrown their meagre chip stack behind Daniel Mortimer.
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They are also seemingly struggling with the question of ‘where to best play their third best fullback William Zillman this season (*cough* QLD Cup, *cough* off the bench).
I’m going to reserve judgement on these and simply let what happens do the talking for me.
But I digress.
The real reason steeden supporters will be huddling behind draw curtains this footy season is the Gold Coast Suns.
Many ‘pundits’ have predicted the Suns will improve this year, scrapping in for their first finals appearance in the form of a week one elimination final.
That is as brave as predicting a kid in year four will get taller next year.
The Gold Coast Suns will be playing finals this year, make no mistake, but unless injury cruels them they will be battling not for a berth in the top 8 but a spot in the top 4!
They have a crop of amazingly fit, mature-bodied young midfielders who attack the ball like crazed fanatics.
They have three frighteningly talented key forwards all of whom are fit enough and versatile enough to be played at the same time.
Their solid 2014 defence has been bolstered by Sydney Swans hero Nick Malceski and their attacking game style of 2014 will only be enhanced by new head coach Rodney Eade.
Oh yeh, and they have the best player in the game – Gary Ablett.
There is literally no downside to their side. None.
If they remain uninjured they will play a prelim final in 2015. From there it is a lottery but if I was a Suns fan (which I am) I would be starting to make enquiries to mates in Melbourne about staying at their house around AFL Grand Final weekend this year (which I have!)
(trumpets) “We are the suns of the gold coast skyyyyy”
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