Firstly I expect a comfortable Manly win but....only due to the faith in Tooves & the trainers having them mentally & physically prepared against a team ready to go to war in the middle tonight & the fact most still dont get,we have a pretty underrated tough pack at Manly. The thing is, never underestimate a team willing to play simple hard footy & roll downfield into good position to apply lottery high balls all day. For those old enough to recall the 80's games against Newtown & Souths, Manly had them outclassed all over the paddock yet lost in slug fest style games they were expected to win comfortably. Its so predictable the Sharks are going to play it in the fowards as they should, the old saying fowards win big games is backed by many. Expect Fifita, Gallen & Tagatese to attempt some intimidation & the loss of Carney helps strengthen this style of game defensively with Lewis a tough edge defender who can hit. The Manly backline is so superior here its chalk & cheese but this advantage is lost if we dont match them up front. This Manly side seems ready & more resilient than possably any team I have seen over the past 30 years, which can help combat this simple, predictable, yet effective style of footy.