Saturni, Makara 21, 2077, m249
With a 15-4 record, the Titans can look down at the opposition from San Olympus, but for how long? With the gap starting to close, their massive lead is starting to erode and, for the first time, vulnerability can be detected.
The Titans are guaranteed a playoff spot, however, who will be showing up to play those games? Will it be the confident and disciplined team from the first half of the season, or perhaps the inconsistent, out-of-sync players we have seen of late?
There is no doubt that the Titans have a talented squad. With powerhouses like Nash and Terrell on the offence and De Sisto between the posts with the lowest goals against in the league, the Titans earned their top ranking.
After their first back-to-back lose, everyone is curious what's happening with the club, but it is possible it has nothing to do with the Titans.
Here are a few of the theories making the rounds:
- Kamden Lewis, one of the billionaires behind the San Olympus Colony and the owner of the Titans, could be the centre of a morale issue. According to sources close to club management, Lewis has become increasingly hard on coach and players.
- A strategic move; having secured their spot in the playoffs, they are deliberately riding out the season to manipulate the clubs.
- The recent injuries and loses have fuelled conflict among the players. Jealousy and ego in the locker room is finally taking a toll on their on-field performance.
- They actually aren't that good... Looking at other players and clubs as they are evolving through the season, the Titans are failing to adapt, thus are getting increasingly out-played.
Whatever might be up with the Titans, this much is sure, despite their impressive season, no one can be confident that they will take the Championship.
Only time will tell, but with only 2 weeks left in regular season, the wait will not be long!