In todays SMH. Manly absolutely awesome The best performance of the weekend - maybe the best performance by any team, in any game, this season - was that of Manly in beating Melbourne on Saturday night. Before the match, we were given the impression the Sea Eagles would be under-strength and could even rest players with the finals series in mind. As it turns out, they were simply gearing themselves up for a season-best victory. BOOM! They blew the Storm off the park. The Storm players were not off their game either. They were trying as hard as they could. Manly just smashed them. The skill of the Manly side was breathtaking. The brute force of the forwards, the ball control, the clinical execution, the amazing skill; it was awesome. That game is now burnt into my brain and the Sea Eagles are serious, serious contenders for the premiership. Well done lads.