now that the haze is clearing, it is imperitive the Sea Eagles get on the front foot and control the future. for the many reasons that have been discussed, our club is looking like a wounded animal with the hyena's and vultures circling. i think we need to make some contract announcements, get the players we want sured up and make some tough decisions regarding our older players.. im not one to put much stock in players departing headlines, but lets look at what we've got, we put in a big offer for hoppa, so lets use that money to make sure snake finishes at manly. the matai rumours havnt gathered much steam, but i see him as crucial. foran is a tough one, not sure what we can do. Kite should be let go now (it was rumoured) and maybe king after next year, as it also frees up a captaincy route for foz who has said that that is his ambition. killer and watmough seem safe and DCE i think is a highter priority than foz and i cant see us been able to keep both. i just want manly to put some positive news out there, and show the other clubs we are stil a powerhouse. maybe they are waiting to see how tooves fairs in the top job, but the time might not be left if we wait to long.