In 2005, Nathan Hindmarsh was signed (or contract extended long term), to alleviate fans, clubs, players worries about future direction. Look at the angst we all suffered during the Orford contract negotiation saga. Look at the angst we all suffered during the Michael Monaghan saga. Manly have done a REALLY good job in extending Brett Stewarts contract until the end of 2008. It's this kind of player management that brings stabilisation and consistency to the club. Here's the thing. Anthony Watmough comes off contract at the end of 2007. You can just see a NUMBER of teams targetting him. The current Australian coach rates him. He in my opinion, is a future option for captain of Manly in a Andrew Ryan type of role. It would be fantastic for his contract to be extended for a number of years in good faith. Tie him up until 2009 or something. Look after our local juniors. He will be a rep player again VERY soon in my opinion. What do you guys think? (I really, REALLY hope contract issues don't affect the club this season). I'm thinking the following could be potential problems:- 1. Jamie Lyon contract negotiation. 2. If we are after Jamie Lyon, contract negotiation with Alberts who is off contract. 3. Steve Menzies ability to continue on (I seriously hope he does !!!) 4. Ben Kennedy's ability to continue on. Does anyone know who else is off contract. Here's the closest thing (from memory, but mostly guessing) to people off contract is:- 01. Brett Stewart signed until end of 2008 02. Paul Stephenson signed until of 2007 03. Steven Bell signed until end of 2008 04. Ashley Alberts off contract at end of 2006 05. Chris Hicks off contract at end of 2006? 06. Michael Monaghan signed until end of 2008 07. Matt Orfoed signed until end of 2009 08. Brent Kite signed until end of 2008 09. Matt Ballin off contract at end of 2006 10. Jason King signed until end of 2007 11. Anthony Watmough signed until end of 2007 12. Steve Menzies off contract at end of 2006 13. Ben Kennedy off contract at end of 2006 14. Shayne Dunley signed until end of 2007 15. Kylie Leuleuai off contract at end of 2006? 16. Mark Bryant off contract at end of 2006? 17. Luke Williamson signed until end of 2007 Opinions?