I wouldn't bother trying to defend them. It's not that crazy to suggest a side or franchise is detracting from a competition. Half the super rugby sides are absolute shit and that comp needs a cull, there's nothing special about the NRL that makes it above similar talk. I would suggest the Knights are in a deeper hole than us, but they've at least had some past success to fall back on. Personally I don't see the Warriors winning a premiership for a long time, if ever. I think we're probably on the verge of a Newcastle style 'rebuild' with very little light at the end of the tunnel. If we're being brutally honest, we are a club where careers come to die. Where players basic skills, fitness, attitudes nose dive, basically never to recover to pre-Warriors levels. No prior or current strategies on or off the field have worked, save for perhaps a couple of 2-3 year periods. Doyle's current strategy of recruiting Kiwis looks grand on paper but is arguably producing some of our worst ever performances. I expect to see him fall on his sword at the end of this season, as he probably should, though he's at least tried something different. In short, there's almost nothing to be positive about regarding this club and the direction it is headed.