I really hope the Club handles off-field and on-field matters more professionally next year. Things which I think hurt the club this year: 1. Monas-gate. Rediculous in its entirety. Club must establish ground rules for handling these matters in the future. Either Mgt must put their foot down and play hardball or not. Letting it esculate really hurt on-field performance and morale I believe. 2. Leadership problems. Must be rectified. Whilst I don't doubt Monas' passion for the Club, I never saw him laying down the law to his players on the field whenever we were under the pump either. You all know who I think should replace him. 3. Season slump in form. This I put a lot of the blame on Des. The players didn't appear to be motivated or fired up in the last 3 months. Why weren't the Coaches blasting them or working on this? Can't happen again. Des is accountable for his players not performing. 4. Team selections. While we saw some guys go who didn't perfom, ie Donald and Witt, we saw others guys stay who didn't do a thing, ie King. I don't think we gave guys a go from PL who showed that they were keen and eager for 1st Grade. 5. Fighting with past legends. It was disgraceful the slanging match that was happening after the Sharks debacle. We should be embracing past legends with Manly ticker, like Krilich, not shunning them. I wish Des would get these guys down to training to show them what Manly is all about. I hope a lot of work goes into having the players mentally and physically focused and prepared for an entire season during the off-season. You only get a 3 yr window or so to win a Premiership. I believe we are approaching ours.