For the first time in years Manly is winning the off-season. Usually we dominate the season but have nothing but bad news in the off-season. This time we are constantly in the media for signing stars, the only remaining question is, which top player are we about to sign next? Remember, our off-season started in September, so it stretches for half a year. Therefore, having a successful off-season is just as important as having a successful season. On that basis I declare 2016 a success already, because we are clearly winning the off-season.