Firstly I will state Snake is not only my favourite Seaeagles player but THE most important player at Manly. The thing is, his legs seem to be getting worse & quickly. Anyone who has had major knee injuries will know they effect strength, balance , speed & confidence, plus have a snowball effect on other areas including hamstrings & back(though Knees contributed to his injury this year). Brett has done a better job than most estimate with the amount of serious injury issues he takes into every game but this has become a major problem. That GF Snake was 60% at best & while everyone points fingers at where it went wrong, I dare say having Brett at 100% we win regardless. The problem is even when Snake plays now he is only ever half fit & though we have to milk every last game this champion can muster, its time to look to the future. Theres Gutherson & Hiku - who will take over??? As we have seen Hiku is a tough reliable type but lacks the creativity, pace & positional play of Stewart. He is whole hearted, strong & good under the high ball. Gutherson has good pace & vision, the potential is there to create his own name & can adequately fill in on the wing, but maybe a year away to earn the 1 jersey. There may be a tragic day where this becomes a permanent option by 2014, who do you think is the best option??