After watching the Tigers and now Sharks game, Manly's attacking skills have deserted them. The amount of poor field position, whether by dropped ball, lack of yards in attack of poor downfield kicks has eagles on the back foot for a large part of the game. What is worth praising is the guts they still show in defence despite the constant pressure and fatigue, but they have nothing in attack. Dunners provides confusion whenever he comes on, Orford has been out of sorts since injury and watmough paticularly is missing a number of tackles that amount to tries against Manly. I wouldn't swap Burns for anyone with his defence and enthusiasm, but he hardly sets the backline alight or provides opportunites for them - it's just run himself or pass it and let the centres make their own good fortune. Better off at number 9 when manly find a better 5/8. If manly keep this sort of game up, it could be tight to win just 4 matches out of the remaining 10 games (add bye) just to reach 28 points. I'll just still be going to every brookie game hoping we don't see a repeat of the 2nd half of last year.