First and foremost the club made the right decision re glen. He has been a champion but manly squad is ageing and turnover is a must. Glen also happens to play a position where manly have recruited very well in. Manly simply can not allow for 5 senior players to bow out at the same time because they feel they want too, and deserve it.manly have also been able to asses accurately what life without glen would be like as he has played so little in recent seasons.In that time manly have faired quite well except for the attitude glen brings to the defence. In saying that the game is moving away from that with rule changes. As much as glen will be missed it was a solid decision. However the handling of the decision was poor if we believe what we read in regards to no contract offered. As the rumblings grew strong leadership was required and while i have no idea what transpired its easy to conclude it was not handled as well as it could have been. The reaction from some of the players from the outside seem strange to me. Surely at some stage they realise its business. Its times like this you realise just how professional someone like kitey was. He probably with bk laid the foundations of manly culture and slipped out the door, all class and style, without a whimper. But the more i think about it, the more i think they are probably entitled to more Manly have played through years and years of off field controversy, making it look like its a necessary ingredient to be successful footy team. They have defied the basic premise that a good front office is integral...........until now. Choc going to parra, brett to canberra. The rumours, they want out, there pissed. Its hard to see how the ends could justify the means. How does Brett moving to canberra help his family situation. It just doesnt. Some rationale and some strong leadership could probably put this all to bed . The management the board, could probably present a strong case to the players about building a team, ensuring success, but after years of carrying on like pork chops will the players respect them enough to listen . I doubt that Before the decision to release glen was made, manly should have set aside this year as a special year for glen, held a few galas, paraded him, respected his contribution as they should have with kitey. Manly have had such a special group of players much more should have been done to recognise the achievements but this has been missed entirely from our management and thats sad. It seems our gift has been taken for granted and the players probably know they may be as well. Kitey, glen, brett, choc, matty, killer king dog, and skivvy are all players that should be treated like royalty when there tenure with the club passes. They havnt earned the right to dictate who stays and comes but they have earned the right to go out i style. And that doesnt mean 3 laps around the oval at the last home game. These guys have made many other people look good and have carried a club through an embarrassing time of mis managed calamity . We are manly we set our own standards and the way these guys are bowing out is a disgrace. Manly just never **** in there own nest. A lot of the blame is being aimed at the players but i think thats wrong. It doesnt matter where you work the number one thing any employee wants is to feel worth. And no contract,and no fan fare for the monumental efforts does not represent worth in my eyes.