It's a bit like going to a funeral. His choices of late have seen him reincarnated as a dog. Letâ€™s face it his ability to get close to the players and staff around him was his greatest asset. The loyalty the players showed towards him and each other under pressure was amazing. His work ethic was unsurpassed and contributed to that bond he built. The only problem was that the club is multidimensional and Des got increasingly frustrated that he couldnâ€™t control all those externals. On the field a genius and meticulous in preparation. In the end this translated to immense loyalty to the players and staff and resentment towards the Manly club. He just forgot that the club is built on the loyalty of the fans. Thanks for the memories and hope you find some peace in the kennel.