I remember reading suggestions that Crusher was crap, wheres the jarrod haynes etc, but slowly in the past 4 years manly have developed kids that are all pushing the nrl squad. Who had heard of wells, jack a, cuthbo, bani, travis, ballin, mauro 2-3 years ago?? We don't have the cash to sign the "superstar" kids but Crusher has brought in kids that are starting to shine. In flegg we signed this year a kid named Junior Palau,a huge 2nd rower who in the 3 games I watched dominated with size, speed and skill. He was at the roosters juniors but got a bad knee injury, he is now with us and heck I haven't seen a kid this size and age with so much potential at manly I thought it usually the dogs etc who have these kids, not us, , it comes back to Crusher and his contacts i HEARD we have signed a kid from Keebra park QLD, a front rower named Kenny Edwards, all reports he was best forward in australian schoolboy trials in recent matches and possible kiwi 2nd row Lui Tiomani who on all accounts is a kid with the lot Throw in offerdahl, noxi, trembath and gun halfback Perry from flegg (who plays similiar to Johnsy) and the future looks bright. We are short on backs though, that is my only concern but with stewie, mattai, bell, lyon and orford that prob fills in at least 2-3 seasons so maybe next year we will look for replacements.