I watched the GF in Paris at Cafe Oz (in attendance with a Parisian bird, but that's another story...). There were quite a lot of Manly fans in there actually, was great to see. Big ups to the 2 guys who painted their shirts with Manly names and colours, if you guys are out there. At half-time i was quitely optimistic, but full credit to the Melbourne boys - they played a great strategy/tactics. Steamrolled us with their big, mobile forwards. Quick play the balls. Then threw it to their big outside backs, who were much too big for ours close to the line. It seemed that Bellamy had a great strategy, but Des had none. How can we overcome this? The gulf seemed huuuuuge to me by the end of the game between the two teams. Is the Melbourne team just a one-off freak of nature? Are we that far behind them? It has me worried.