I was just reading an old article on the web about how rich Manly were in the 70's and 80's due to a thriving leagues club, and the relationship between Bob Fulton and Kerry Packer. I was a long way off being born in those days, so I am not well versed in the finances of our great club. Could someone with more knowledge in this area enlighten me? I understand we went broke around the time of the Northern Eagles debacle, and Max Delmege had to bail us out. How did we end up broke? Why did Max sever ties? Where does our money come from these days? Do the Penn family prop up the club a la Russell Crowe at Souths? Many thanks.