Labour day here in QLD nothing much else to do but watch the game again. Took particular notice this time on Orford performance, monaghan, halden and ballin. I must say, on second observation, it was all Ballin. He is the reason we started to attack with flair. He darts from dummy, he has one hell of a beautiful pass and he just reads the play so well. He takes the ball from dummy, gives Orford great service in an excellent position and everything would roll on from that. He set a few up and scored himself too. Orford, apart from 1 missed tackle, it wasn't 2 like we were all saying. A forward pass that was VERY borderline. A knock on off a kick off (first one ever) he really didn't have the disastrous game we all thought. Take away the heat of the moment and myself included might have gone over board on the criticism. The first half was very flat from him but the second half was actually quite good. Especially when ballin came on it really looked a lot like the melbourne days. Cameron smith onto orford. Monaghan, well, I gave him too much credit yesterday, on second look it was Ballin who really picked us up but I really think we should give Monas another look it at the number 6 job. He did play very well and didn't get in Orfords way like in the NQ game. Its no coincidence that when halden went off we got better. He was playing center ffs. Its hardly his fault if we go better when Lyon moves there to accomodate ballin the gun.