Well I am totally gutted, starting the weekend in high hopes of us putting up a credible title challenge. We were very mixed in our form but there was always the hope that we would click in the playoffs and at least have a show of defending the title. A lot went wrong, we were very ordinary at times and there was a horrible start to the season with distractions with the WCC and the boardroom stoush. The Stewart injury plus the loss of a couple of superstars didn't help us. I was pleased with wins in 10 of our last 13 but it wasn't to be. Sad day for Manly!