It is basically given you need to run top four to win comp in the modern era . This year it’s top 3 . All fourth gets you is a date with Melbourne in Melbourne and a canary assault once again which puts you in a knockout game coming off a loss.Probably better coming off a win from fifth. That was an incredibly important game yesterday as our top three chances and probably our punchers chance at a title are shot due to the incompetence of these clowns. I have always been wary of blaming referees but it seems they just continue to get worse and the results inevitably favour the chosen ones in a tight battle. The game is becoming harder and harder to watch.Only thing keeping me interested is the great play by our boys this year. To be honest I enjoy watching my local team Burleigh Bears more than non Manly NRL matches. One referee and they actually play rugby league as it’s meant to be played.