> Shall we write caps off for the season already?
Well they certainly aren't making the finals from 0-8.
> do you guys think boomers are underachieving given their roster?
There's no shame in losing the Queensland road double of death IMO. With the strength of this league some good teams are going to miss the finals. Maybe Boomers will be one of them but I'm reluctant to say that they are underachieving.
Madgen & Penaluna have been huge but they definitely aren't getting enough help. Kunek & Garrick are talented but very inconsistent. They've both been disappointing for mine, as has Thompson, who seems to have gone backwards this season. Not sure what the go is with her.
> Caps are gone...Lightning in trouble.
Lightning are in less trouble now than they were a couple of weeks ago. They should feel pretty good about how they're travelling IMO, especially considering they're lucky to even exist this season. Excellent weekend pushing Sydney to the limit and then knocking off the Caps. They won't play finals but there's a lot to like about them.
> It is refreshing to see SEQ, Flames, and Lynx are doing so well. But can they really challenge Fire or Spirits come Finals time?
Bendigo don't look the same team to me as seasons past. To me they're just in the same mix as plenty of others, not a level above like they used to be.
Sydney I rate. Maybe not outstanding on paper. How is a team that starts Hayley Moffatt sitting in equal first place? Make-a no sense! But they play great as a unit. Ebzery is first class, Tupaea has come into her own this season, and Swords & Tinkle are a quality combo inside. Plus they're still easing Cox into action as well. A more than handy veteran presence off the bench.
The Fire is still the team to beat, they have talent galore, but they're not invincible this season.