Over the summer I as always learn how much I miss watching the mighty Seaeagles in action. This gives time to evaluate the coming season...& as is the case in recent years I see our main goal to compete well up front & the world class backs will dominate the opposition. Have the front rowers who have left a hole???....were Kite & Rose very good at driving us foward last year. Kite has been great overall since signing & last season at times was in good form, but tbh I think he has lost a little of his hunger & drifts in & out of games but has been a super player since joining back with BK. Big Rose was a deserved cult figure & though he is not the new age athletic footy build, was at times our biggest impact player changing the momentum of many games & imo, a little underrated in his time at Manly. Gower...reliable but only a plodder who would only rate a poor mans Bryant up front. All left on good terms but not gunna wish them well, once they leave Brooky they are the enemy imo, this was even the case with an old favourite Ronny Rambo Gibbs....though dont mind them doing well against other NRL sides. Leaves the question - who will step up Fa'aso though unpredictable was missing much of last season & his mongrel will be invaluable. Lui, Starling, Andrews will battle hard for a shot & between them should create healthy competition for a crack at the top grade. As usual my main faith is in Jake Trjobovic - I have rambled about him plenty in 2013 but he has all the attributes to become a Seaeagles legend, this kid will not let us down & will be part of the 17 imo. Also include Sao who is a big unit who can hit & offload. Recently the recruitment has had plenty of smarts in signings & retention & though we lost a few up front they have signed new young props & are about to blood some mass talents to give good faith in the 2014 season.