Some teams, no matter whether they are winning or losing, they always remain in the spotlight – and for the Dragons, at least in the five years that Jamie Soward has been at the club, they have never flown under the radar at the club.
“We’re the Dragons, we’ve always got the spotlight on us whether we’re winning or losing,” Soward said.
“I guess it will probably be the same this year.”
With the departure of supercoach Wayne Bennett, as well as the departures of Darius Boyd to the Knights and Mark Gasnier due to retirement, many are wondering whether the Dragons are still premiership contenders in 2012.
With many thinking that the premiership window has closed for the Dragons, Soward says that this is far from the case in Dragons camp.
“After the last couple of years, the expectation this year from outside in is not that great, but inside out it’s very big,” Soward said.
“We’ve got a level of game that we want to uphold here and we’ve worked really hard to get that respect around the competition and that’s what we’re looking to do this year.
“Every team starts on zero points and we’re looking to playing some good footy and hopefully get into the finals.”