Hi Like most of you I am rather pissed that we lost tonight. It's an understatement that we lost badly & perhaps we will be gone in 2 weeks. But something is bugging me about all the "drama", and tonight really pointed it out. The "negative faction of Watmough (played well), Matai (played well), Foran (played reasonably) and Stewart (got a free trip to NQ) were not the reason we lost. Nor were they the reason we almost lost to the Riff last week. The 2 best players were certainly kingy and young jayden (well done). But the purported "faction" players were the next best 3. Follwed by Gutho who did Ok, Hiku who was reasonable, and realistically you cant expect more from Starling than he put in. So that leaves 8 players not aligned to the "we want out" faction that reasonably could put there hand up and say we weren't up to scratch. Hasson - Ireland wouldn't beat most U20's teams. Says it all really. DCE - Schooled by Thurston and no interest in responding. Horo - Really needs to be spoon fed or he's just a body in a line. JSL - No impact tonight at all, and ran sideways a lot. Lui - No game time and no impact. Chee - No game time and no impact. Jorge - Disinterested and really looked out of place under the high ball. Killa - Tried a lot, accomplished very little. T-Red - Tried a lot but an average game for him, by his standards. So really what I am trying to say is please forget about the media garbage. It may be true, it may be a blight on the club, but.. It is not the reason we lost tonight, and in all reality won't be the reason don't win a GF either. I know I'm not a 2000 odd poster, nor am I a 60 year supporter, but really I am tired of reading about the "politics" and factional infighting being the sole reason we are losing. The negative faction continues to be at least in the top 4-5 players each week. Thats my view, and I hope some of you can see it too. Go Manly!