Every time a quality player is coming off contract most NRL teams go into a frenzy paying massive overs, as Manly sit on the sidelines picking up the bargain basement players who thrive in the culture that Manly provide. The big money is invested into the key positions, with the hard working players not looking for headlines filling in admirably & often realising a potential most supporters did not think was possible. The faith Manly show the players also keeps a more harmonious team. Often teams purchase a big name player just because they are available, when they already have strong players in that position..... An area that has been so under rated over the past few years is definately the recruitment. The big test will come over the next few years when Snake, Kingy, Lyon & Watmough near the end of their careers but in saying that, though the other grades are not dominating, it appears there are already a few future stars amongst them in the wings.