In watching last weekend's trial it seemed obvious that Manly were adopting a more expansive style than that exhibited last year. We seemed to pass one and two players from the ruck, rather than straight hitups and there was more effort to try and offload in the tackle. Mixed feelings about this as despite the uncertainty it creates in attack, it also means a higher risk of mistake. Should it be safety first in our own half and more creative in the opposition half. What was heartening is that we looked more like the Manly of old with some ad-lib football and a higher skill level amongst the players. It was noticeable that we made a lot of mistakes in the second half, with players trying for impossible balls etc Maybe it was only because it was a trial. I look forward to reports from tomorrow's trial as to whether this trend continues.