its good to be a manly fan. We consistently have success, never had a spoon and generally are always there or there abouts. But we must not take things for granted , as much as we like to joke about it. Every club, organisation has its hard times. Even the broncos would have if there dealings were investigated by a transparent body. I did not see this season coming , not by a long shot but as the cracks appear more and more damage emerges. I suspect the next few seasons will be tough so check your emotions and leave your princess crown at the door , just for your own health. Roll up your sleeves we have some dirty work to do Bad blood on and off the field, potential match fixing, players throwing tanties, rifts, rookie coach, completely new staff, baggage galore and we thought we just had some back ended contracts to deal with It will take a few years to get rid of the current culture and build a healthy place. Will barret be part of that, not sure but manly will turn it around quicker if he is. We need to start somewhere and if barrett does have what it takes nursing him through this would be a good thing . If he doesnt then of course we know the path. We have had a bad run with injuries and scheduling. We dont have a junior talent pool to draw on. We have many players yet to offload, that know there fate. Some of our leaders are sooky. This is our position, like it or not. Many many people played a part in getting us to this point. This is not an overnight problem Stop blaming everything on the tooves situation , the penns, Zorba , joe kelly and the coach and lets get down to renovating the club from top to bottom. This isnt going to take a lick of paint. And we are not trying to sell this end product. Its something we want to cherish, admire and be proud of. So we need to do the job right, with patience, starting with the foundations which is what we have done to a point. But foundations dont get you points. **** happens I know some people just want to win at all costs. Hell i lived in qld most of my life , im wel, aware of that but at times it looks a bit ugly. Manly rarely has to be the humble guy or girl, much like the northern eagles days. Enjoy our new standing, enjoy the changes it can bring to us as people , sit back and get another view. Success will come After all we are manly. It will happen Lets leave the toys in the cot and just dig whats going on. Serenity now Our squad is very unblanced I think the turbos, cherry, walker, lussick, tapau buhrer, afb, parcell with a few young ones like knight,possibly meehan are the base. Essentially this means we have to replace more than a dozen players. A few will emerge but you can not out that many players and replace them with the quality required overnight.