Right now, whilst being second, we are the third placed team based on number of games to be played. Perth with 2 games in hand are only 1 point behind. Wellington are equal points and games played. Adelaide, who are 5th, have played equal games as us.
Based on our season so far, third seems to be a fair position to be in. We've been very good for a lot of games. We've fallen short in some others. Still the games that have hurt us the most from memory was the loss to Sydney against 10 men and the 2 games against Brisbane whilst they were still struggling. Outside of that the other losses we simply weren't in it to begin with (eg. Perth 0-3, Adelaide 1-3, victory 1-2) perhaps with exception to the Wellington game last weekend.
One thing is we can't afford to drop points like we have because teams like Brisbane are riding a wave of momentum. In saying that, we are coming up to an easier run of games than we've had the last 3 weeks. We can not only hold third position but perhaps cling onto second. Otherwise if we don't capitalise on it then we could drop down the ladder very quickly.