yesterday it could be justifiably argued that manly were undone by 50/50 and bad calls by the referee(although we shouldnt have let ouself get in that position). this should not be a surprise. if you look at the papers each monday 4 teams stand out when bleating about refs decisions in my view.easts,saints,canberra and manly.they have a common thread-namely finch,monaghan,woolford and in the case of saints a litany of offenders including ryles,ennis and barrett. finch,monaghan and woolford are regarded by their peers as the biggest sooks in the game and by the refs as the ones who treat them with least respect.in tight clashes when a 50/50 call arises it is human nature to rule against a team that is continually treating you with a lack of respect. why do these players continue to do this,particularly when dealing with schoolmaster types like clarke.REFEREES DO NOT CHANGE THEIR MINDS. during yesterdays game monaghan was continually spoken to the referee for the way he addressed him.every week it is the same.it is not so much the decision or game at hand ,but the continual reinforcing of a perception within the refereeing ranks that they are being treated with contempt, that manifests itself in manly missing the 50/50 calls.put yourselves in their position -they are human and you dont have to be a psychologist to work out how things will pan out.we may not like referees but they are a necessary evil and vital to the success or otherwise of a season. nathan brown at least has admitted this fact is the biggest thing outside brisbane standing in the way of a title.i dont necessarily agee with his solution but he knows he has a big problem in this area and is trying to fix it. when are we going to do the same.it is embarrassing to watch as a supporter and detrimental to our struggling campaign.