On MSE there is a thread about Dessy on 2YK this morning. Apparently, monaghan wanted to extend his future with manly but we could not afford to keep him. So he asked for a release early to get the best option while he's playing well. Considering we had the money to throw at O'Donnell, I find it hard to believe that we couldn't continue to afford him. Now that he is going I would imagine the $350,000 we had up our sleeves for Luke combined with Monas $240,000 I can't see it adding up to him having to leave unless he wanted more. The NRL don't allow front loading now either. You can't pay 100K this year 200K next year and 400K the year after anymore. My point being, if we can't afford Monas, but after his departure we will could have half a mill up our sleeves, is it any indication that talks are going on with someone that we are quite confident of luring?