End the civil war 20 Feb 09 @ 06:05pm by Jason Avedissian http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/time-to-close-ranks/ MANLY father-figure Ken Arthurson has implored warring Sea Eagles owners Max Delmege and Scott Penn to put aside their differences to allow the players to focus on defending their NRL crown. ManlyÃ¢Â€Â™s week of hell will be on hold in the early hours of Monday morning when Des HaslerÃ¢Â€Â™s troops play the Harlequins in a trial match in London. Following the game, Manly CEO Grant Mayer will unveil a new $1.6 million sponsor. The match will be the ideal diversion from what has been a traumatic period for the club after an explosive board meeting on February 12 saw Mayer stand down and co-owner Scott Penn claim the Sea Eagles were in financial ruin. The bickering continued this week, with: *Club official Peter Peters describing Delmege as Ã¢Â€Âœun-ManlyÃ¢Â€Â; *Delmege signs off on a cheque for $228,400, settling his debts; *Delmege demands both Penn and Peters resign and; *Penn and Peters defy Delmege, Ã¢Â€ÂœI have no intention of standing down,Ã¢Â€Â Penn said. Arthurson told The Manly Daily on Friday, Ã¢Â€Âœcommon sense will prevailÃ¢Â€Â as the club shifts their focus towards defending their NRL crown. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s no good to anyone to air our dirty laundry in public,Ã¢Â€Â he said. Ã¢Â€ÂœI think both of them (Delmege and Penn) should get together and common sense will prevail. Ã¢Â€ÂœThey will and must resolve their differences. Ã¢Â€ÂœI have got the highest regard for both families and IÃ¢Â€Â™m sure they have got the interests of the club at heart. Ã¢Â€ÂœThey have just got to close up shop, and thatÃ¢Â€Â™s the end of it.Ã¢Â€Â Hasler will ensure that when his 23-man squad takes the pitch against the Harlequins ahead of next weekÃ¢Â€Â™s World Club Challenge clash with Leeds at Elland Road.