Problem or handicap for Manly again and as opposed to those other sides or current leading sides , two Manly forwards taking up some 1 .25 mil [ or possibly more ] of the cap and nowhere near giving value for money or offering the required consistency and being available for a good part of the recent 2 seasons .Holy crap our fans standards and expectations have plummeted. I remember quite a few periods when (just like Panthers, Storm, Chooks, Bron's now) losing was just unacceptable.
Seems we'll accept and celebrate any kind of mediocrity these days. And I'm no different I guess.
Don't get me wrong, we'll have some decent performances again against The Tigers, Dogs and a few others, but we are going to get battered through the middles again against The Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Sharks & others who have 2023-2024 type forwards.
Is what it is though. Seems we are pretty set roster wise. Another 12th-16th finish imminent. I'm sure there will be an array of excuses as well, as we've seen rolled out for the past decade and a bit. That's what this club is now, that's our identity - apathy and excuses.
Get those pair to start performing up to an expected standard and playing for the majority of the time . would make a very considerable difference