The possibility of Brett Firman coming to Manly is a recent development. After having a great year with the Dargons in 2003, an injury riddled season in 2004 seemed to derail this youngster's career.
He got an offer from the Syndey Roosters who were in desperate need of a replacement for Brad "Freddy" Fittler.
Brett Firman took this lifeline with both hands.
After playing a few early season games, he has not refound the form that made him a household name in 2003, and has since been demoted to Premier League.
It seems likely that Roosters will not be needing young Firman's services in the future, so once again the youngster's career is at a crossroad.
Manly find themselves in a precarious situation at present. While currently sitting inside the Top 4, supporter's are divided with the current halves combination. Some say Monaghan is a solid toiler, in the mould of a Luke Williamson, or a Jay Bandy. Others however believe Monaghan is machine, and can lead this proud club to Premiership number 7.
Manly recently re-signed their skipper for a reported $ 250 000 a year. The size of this contract had led to the continual recycling of the same joke about the "quarter of a million dollar man". Please fellas, a new joke, please.
Back to the question at hand. Is Brett Firman the man to guide the Sea Eagles to a crown? I believe Brett Firman is a real talent, and a combination of Witt and Firman in the halves would be pretty impressive.
So yes, Manly management, I know you, as well as all Manly players read all Manly forums. Sign young Firman.