One of, if not THE strongest elements about Manly teams of our past, was both our physical and mental toughness to grind it out when the **** hits the fan. Well, I know many have questioned Barrett's methods (including me with team selection), but one has to ask... Are we not entertained. Now the retreads in the media will bleat about how courageous The Chooks were sticking with us in the coming days. Forget the 9-4 penalty count. Forget the tries allowed that were thrown from dropped balls or forward passes (take your pick on that one. We played an extremely desperate Roosters side that still had plenty of talent. We played them in their backyards. Did I mention this was done without the likes of Brenton Lawrence, Marty Taupau, Tom Symonds, Steve Matai, Jamie Buhrer, Daly Cherry-Evans whonwere ruled out before or during our game. Grit & strength. Commitment. This is The Manly way, and I see this quality in this team Trent Barrett is producing. I stole away from a family function to watch this, and boy I'm glad I did. Love beating The Chooks. We are Manly.