I remember people writing off Warrington's old guard after losing to Leeds in the semis in 2010.
I cant help but think that Warrington had their chance for GF success last year and blew it. The likes of Morley, Briers, Carvell, Monaghan & Higham are right at the end of their careers and seemed to struggle for fitness & consistency at times last year and they form the spine of the Warrington team. I think this is a season too far for most of them and the overall team performance will suffer this year. I cant see any sort of Bradford style demise but I dont think they will win anything.
Leeds & Hull look stronger and I think Saints have made some decent signings, particularly with Manu & Walmsley who will add bite to the pack. Wigan are the big unknown for mine with their new half back pairing. On paper they're far weaker than Finch & Leului but they could go okay if the pack manages to give them time & space.
I think Wigan will win the GF this year beating Leeds and Saints to win the Cup beating Hull
There was no issue with fitness or consistency last year - we lost fewer games than any other SL clubs throughout 2012, and won more than anybody else.