You probably need to look at this season in context. An 8th place finish in any other campaign would have been a relative success on our limited budget.
you were also just 80 minutes from relegation in the same token but for an unexpected win at Donny. If you (again) believe that you have strengthened your team in 2015 to challenge this seasons top 7 plus London & Bradford then fine. No experienced old head to lead you round and Two Young kids at half back, as well as losing Greenwood, Brown, Davies, Black & Smith etc, you have lost two of your most potent attackers and 2 absolute workhorses and in my opinion have not replaced any of them like for like. Ainscough of Wigan was a great exciting player but he seems to have gone downhill in last year or two. I would have brown over him anyway of the week.
As for competing with the likes of Bradford, London and Leigh, I think we're all realistic enough to realise that it's barely a possibility for us. Our aim next season will probably be to avoid relegation - as it will be for at least six or seven clubs. We should hopefully have more than enough in the locker to be competitive with those clubs. Also, don't forget that our recruitment for 2015 has barely just begun.You do seem to have bit of a downer on us for some reason, especially when asserting that you don't think Ainscough is an adequate replacement for Brown. The former averaged 2 tries every three games in Super League and bagged more tries than Brown last season.