SMH: Brett Stewart's charms can’t save Manly Sea Eagles
Malcolm Knox - SMH
September 19 2014
Brett Stewart has been the most valuable rugby league player of the past 10 years. There is only one stat to back this assertion, but it's not a bad one: in the two seasons since 2008 that Stewart has been injury-free, his team has won the premiership. Can that be said about any other player? Not Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Greg Inglis, Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer, Jarryd Hayne or any other of the claimants in this golden age of league talent. Only about Stewart can it be said that when he is fit and firing, his team wins the big prize.
[hr]Don't like the title but a lovely piece of writing...
Knox is spot on, He concludes we are in a seasonal change. It reminds me to give due thanks, and recall all the enjoyment had from this great footy team, over many, many seasons. This is an era no one thought would happen, least of all way back when we were the Northern Eagles.
No matter what happens, it's been a fun ride being a Manly fan. Always has been and always will be.