going by other post on here with manly being a myth and the performance last night not good enough. lets all remember that we were without snake, matai, wolfman and big george. The fact that have come out of the last three weeks: we have a quality and international standard 5/8, some young kids have emerge like hoppa, oldfeild, buhrer, T.robinson, etc. But the one issue i have realised is we are missing a quality halfback. We let one go to the dogs last year.If Ox was playing everyone would be screaming down the Forum what makes dce exception to that rule. Last night his kicking game was dreadful. his long kicks were going over the dead ball line or he would kick it straight down the throat of merrit. One of merrit tries was from him receive the ball on the full and put the manly forward on the back foot, 2 tackles later ingles gets around lyon and merrit goes in for a try. it was all because of the go forward from merrit kick return. Try assist in the trials and first three rounds for DCE stand zero. Thank God we have kieren is our side. I have seen Liam foran in NSW cup and in the trials and he is a quality halfback. he organises the attack and takes control while DCE does not do that. He might need more time. But can we afford to have more time in the 1st grade. Lets not forget we were down 32-14 with 9mins to go. forget the close scoreline. The issue with DCE is, he looks lost out there. He doesn't know if he should run or pass. His pass game is flat at best and him running to the line is an easy target for the opposition. He is very confused out there. If he wants to become a quality half then he needs to take control and step up another 10 levels to even become and normal 1st grade half back. My choice for halfback at the club at this stage would be Liam Foran. I know i will be bagged on this article but look at it as to what is best for the team next week against the sharks.