Interesting snippet from Danny Weidler’s column today. I dare say this would make plenty of people happy, none more so than @Ryan ! Very interesting given the club had just re-signed him. Eagles ring changes, but Barrett out of the loop Trent Barrett is continuing his war with what will be his former club as the changes begin at Manly. Barrett has continued to fulfil his role as coach, but we’ve been told Dan Ferris – the trainer alleged to have bullied Willie Peters to the point Peters whacked him in a pub – is set to leave the club. Sea Eagles stalwart Matt Ballin is line for a job. The club has also let go exciting young prospect Tom Wright. Ferris’ exit, Wright’s departure and the potential hiring of Ballin have all been done without the consent of Barrett, which is a clear indication he won’t be coach next season and has no power. The Barrett camp has instructed its legal team to watch every move the club is making believing the Sea Eagles may be in breach of contract because decisions are being made without the coach’s approval. Obviously, Manly assistant John Cartwright is happy with the changes, as he is the most likely next coach. The whole situation is a mess and the sooner Barrett cuts some kind of deal the better. The Ballin situation is an interesting one. He is a qualified personal trainer, has a teaching degree and has the makings of an excellent coach. He also had a playing career that gives him respect and communication skills. He is one to keep an eye on.