Whilst out consorting with the ferals etc at Parramatta last night a few recognised my Manly fleecy and had a bit of a chat about the Sea Eagles. They reckon that Manly will be much stronger next year with the inclusion of Orford. They rate our pack and think he will make the difference. They asked who else we had signed and when Bell was mentioned they were surprised and reinforced what they earlier said. Their comment though was: What are you going to do for a five-eighth? Interesting to note that since the 8 team format has been in existence, only once has the team that came eighth not gone on to do much better in the following season!!!