Further to the midfield thing and how ours is travelling. I suppose you could sum up the current situation (without mentioning the right mix of player types) as:
A grade: Watson, Heppell, Zerrett, Goddard
Mids with senior time: Zaka, Colyer, Parish, Howlett, Stanton, Langford, Myers
Mid time: Raz, Walla, McGrath, McKenna, Kelly
I think if we had that group for another few years they'd end up a top 8 midfield. We won't, of course. We most likely won't have Watson, Goddard, Stanton, Howlett and Kelly. That's around half of them in a few years. Parish and Langford will hopefully fill the breach left by a couple of the classier types by going up in development. McGrath, Walla and Fantasia may end up spending more time in the middle which seems reasonable given what we've seen from them this season but then we need to find something that replaces their current roles.
Obviously we'd like to bring in a couple of jets over this time to really deck out the side which would pad out our depth with good drafting and would allow us to leave the Wallas and Raz types forward more.