last night with cam, sgt, kirk and ben at the ground. Guys, he is a fantastic CEO, he came up and said hi and then stayed for around 15 minutes on game night and talked about our club. He is so passionate for Manly and its great to see for our future. Some positive stuff includes: Â Grant was glowing in praise about Dessie and the culture that he has created in the club. He mentioned the support from the Delmege's and the Penn's is superb and both families are helping us build in all ways at a great rate. I asked Grant about closing the gates and he said it was his decision. He gets updates every 30 minutes nearer game time. The danger of shutting gates is then people climbing over fences and pulling them down!!! Never thought of that! There is so much political work in building Brookie. It sounds like some people are working day and night on meetings etc to get the funds. It isn't just handing over cheques. Tony Wiliams is a great signing. He was under massive pressure to re-sign at the Eels. Des worked very hard to get that signature. After Tony's 1st grade debut and next game by Tony, his stocks massively soared which made it tougher but again Manly came thru. Manly have got signed some top juniors that we haven't brought down yet!! Some may struggle to handle city life etc so we leave them in the local areas until they are old enough, NZ, QLD etc. Crusher was in Darwin and Manly have I think 4 kids from the Australian Juniors Titles that played. All in all, Manly are going great guns. Nearly 20 thousand last night, the best backers in Delmege and Penn's, Des as coach, Crusher in juniors,Narabeen complex, Sunshine Coast and hopefully a new stadium in the future.