One teeny weeny positive

Canteen Worker

First Grader
Not much to emerge from the Toyota/Shark/Ronson/Caltex etc Park but Matai was not judged for the high tackle from which he was put on report.

He probably won't play this week, if Ashley Alberts and Tezza recover from the flu.

No reports on the extent of Brett Stewart's or Watmough's injuries.


yeah Stewart is a big part of our team defensively. He speaks so much and organises the defence quite well for a young bloke.

Ive been very impressed with him this year in that department of his game.


Reserve Grader
What is this flu or virus Alberts has? Must be bad to keep him out for 2 weeks now.

A flu or virus has been known to be a cover for some off-field misdemeanor in the past. Not that I'm drawing any bows because I have no information, 2 weeks is a long time though.

Canteen Worker

First Grader
One of my kids was off school for 3 1/2 weeks with Influenza A - it is the type that kills old people and babies. It keeps you week and if you get up and try and do something you have a relapse. She is a state level athlete and hasn't trained in over a month. Horrible thing - If that is what Ash has he may not be back to his best for a while!


Journey Man
Matai being let off is probably because the NRL feel sorry for us, and don't want us to start feeling demoralised. Ooops...too late.
another positive is that generally if u get flogged you come back and play well the next week!! (like knights the week after penrith last year) :)

(dogs being an exception of course :p)


My own feeling is that Manly fans should not be too despondent. These things happen in Rugby League. The opposition uncovers some weakness and it can be very difficult to close the hole if one hasn't trained for it.

I think Manly will come back strongly and make a good account of themselves in the finals. They certainly won't get beaten like that by the Sharks again. I've tipped them to beat the Warriors.

Team P W L PD Pts
24 18 6 333 42
24 18 6 214 42
24 16 8 168 38
24 16 8 124 38
24 14 9 175 35
24 14 10 122 34
24 13 11 -24 32
24 13 11 -137 32
24 12 12 59 30
24 12 12 13 30
24 12 12 4 30
24 11 12 6 29
24 9 15 -111 24
24 9 15 -126 24
24 7 17 -331 20
24 5 19 -199 16
24 4 20 -290 14
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