Yeah I know it's early but with the garbage the Windies are putting up in the cricket, Serena catching a cab in a fun run and Parkinson sitting on his butt waiting for a wave, it's all a bit boring, so the first weekend of March cannot come around quick enough. Interesting to see that the Bulldogs hold an 8-6 win record over us at Brookvale and a 17-11 win record overall since 1998. I would not have suspected that. Early betting suggests Manly $1.70 and Bulldogs $2.15. So a nice steamy night at Brookvale to start the season with basically a new team against Dassler, Hoppa and the big Boppas. It will be a good test to see how the forwards stand up against the biggest pack in the NRL. I reckon a full house, if the weather’s good and Manly by 18. First try scorer Jorge; 16-2 Manly at half time (Jorge, Turbo and Snake tries with Killer just missing a difficult one from out wide) and finishing 28 - 10 (second half tries to Parcell and Turbo).