Gould's opinion of Manly (for what it is worth) Sea Eagles I like Manly as a team but they are starting to show signs of wear and tear. This time last year they were in third position but the fuel gauge was on empty and they were the first team eliminated in the finals. They are going better this year and have a bit more petrol in the tank, but I believe they are still 12 months away from being contenders. They are having a good year, though. In short it could be summarised in two words. No depth.