I must say I find Des's statement about all that has transpired in regard to his contract a lot more plausible than the heresays and innuendo coming from our board and Penn. Has Perry even made a statement at all during this??? Isn't he our COO. I cant help but think most of the fault lies with the Manly board here. They assumed Des would never go anywhere so they left him to hang till the season finished to see whether we would win or not. They then thought if we failed they were justified in not upgrading him and if we won they might try and find a bit more money for him. Des then went well f**k you lot I'm going into the market to see how much I can get elsewhere and who could blame him. Now it has snowballed into the biggest fiasco I have ever seen and lifelong friendships have been torn apart. This whole episode has been an utter disgrace and everyone involved needs to publicly apologise to the players, sponsors and supporters of this club. None of us deserved to have this s**t served up to us after such a fantastic G.F win and somebody needs to be accountable to the massive damage that has been done to the Sea Eagles brand.