I note a fair bit of concern that we may lose Watmough. It makes me think, how often does Manly lose an established long-term player, particularly a local junior, to another club? Take out the Super League war and the Beagles farce and the list is very thin. There are players that have been cut because of age (Vautin) or players that left because they were stuck behind an established superstar (Ivan Cleary), but how often does Manly lose a long term player at the peak of their powers? I would contend Manly is in the top three when it comes to retaining our peak players. Any thoughts on who was the last top player we lost when we REALLY wanted to keep them? (Exclude Super League and Beagles). Ronny Gibbs 1987?