Sorry if this has been reported elsewhere, but Phil Gould, that excellent judge of football and character, is heaping praise on our performance from Monday night, as well as giving Tom a huge wrap...This is from points five and six of his weekly column in the SMH. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...for-nsw-blues-to-prepare-20160705-gpz9vm.html Manly were great to watch What about the performance from the Sea Eagles on Monday night football? Wasn't it brilliant? They absolutely blew the St George-Illawarra Dragons off the park with some scintillating attacking football. I know there's been plenty of criticism levelled at the Dragons for what looked like a lacklustre display, but I think this line of thought totally under-sells the performance of the Manly side in recording such a dominant victory. It's been a difficult year for the Sea Eagles with injuries and at times and unfair playing schedule. They have had their challenges and rookie coach Trent Barrett could be excused for thinking he had really been thrown in at the deep end of the Rugby league pool for his maiden NRL catching season. It would appear though, that all this adversity has only made the coach and his players stronger. I was mightily impressed. I have no doubt this team will cause plenty of headaches between now and the end of the season. 6. Tom Terrific I always cringe when media commentators start lavishing praise on young teenagers, declaring them as the next big thing in rugby league. It is totally unfair and places so much pressure on these youngsters as they try to make their way in the top grade. Having said that, you don't need to be a genius to see that this young Manly Sea Eagle Tom Trbojevic is something very special indeed. Still only 19 years of age, Trbojevic has amazed us all with his tremendous ability. The one thing that stands out above all else, is his maturity for such a young man. He never looks flustered. He keeps wanting to involving himself in the game at every opportunity. At 194 cm and 104 kg, this young giant defies belief with his skill, speed and unique game awareness. Special talent: Tom Trbojevic. Photo: Getty Images Earlier this season I made a statement when commentating on a Manly match. I said that I have been a huge fan of Manly fullback Brett Stewart throughout his entire career, however, when the time comes for Stewart to retire, Manly's next winning season will come when young Turbo Tom Trbojevic takes over the full-back position. We saw a glimpse of the future on Monday night. This kid will be the one to produce Manly's next great era.