LeagueUnlimited's Paul Zines reflects on 2008 and looks ahead to 2009.
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Manly Sea Eagles
2008 Position: Premiers
What does a premiership bring to a football club? Is it confidence? Is it relief? Or it is the feeling that not many players will get to understand in the career and all you want to do is relive it all over again! Every year people ask whether the premiership side can go back to back and the initial thought is probably not. In order to win you need a strong squad, luck with injuries and the ability to brush off the tag of being the benchmark of the competition and the pressure that is brought with it. Manly