after gallen made comments re their game against the storm i thought it would be looked at but i was at the game yesterday & i thought the refs allowed the game to be slowed down by continually holding the player down. now i'm not making any excuses for the loss - the way manly played they didn't deserve to win but at times it was very frustrating seeing the game controlled by the defenders so much. one instance in particular was when tafua fielded the ball inside his goal line, beat a couple of defenders & made a break. he passed to foran(i think) who was tackled somewhere near half way, parramatta's defence was scattered. the referees allowed the defenders to lay on foran until they had their whole defensive line set. previously i have seen penalties given for that- even sin bins but last night nothing. with that kind of control given to a defence it will be a very boring game to watch.