Hi all, The reason this site is great, is because we can debate and post opinions. This is an opinion and not to be deemed as gospel. There are quite a few posts that target players and their alleged soft underbellies. This to a certain degree is true. A coach doesn’t tackle or display flashes of brilliance in attack. Players are responsible for this. Although having said that, a coach is responsible for ironing out shortcomings in your game. They are responsible for game plans. Manly traveled pretty well at the beginning of the season. When this was happening the coaching staff were heralded for their feats. Why now do we expect that when things go bad, only players are responsible? I see Des refer to Sunday's game vs Knights as a hard day at the office. Manly are looking flat, dull and boring. Great coaches are gauged by their performances during bad times not good. It is how you can bring your team back from the dead that really put you amongst the best. No! I am not for once suggesting that we must call for Dessie's head, only for the blame to be spread more evenly. What's the use you continually pick players such as Randall, King and Harris yet drop a potential goal snatcher as Witt. Players such as Bryant, Lulu and Dunley always offer us commitment, yet are always warming the bench. Astounding. These are things that coaches are responsible for. Defensive and attacking patterns should not be a blanket drill, but be tweaked as per your opponents. When we played The Knights we knew that we were already entrenched in the 8. Sharks lost the night b4. This should’ve given us confidence to attack the Knights more often as we did. Everyone saw what happened. It seems that our desire to play safety-first rugby is being easily negated and therefore we offer nothing in attack. A team such as the Broncos whom plays a similar style has the players with flair at the end of its plundering forwards. We sadly do not. Hence my request for the blame to be evenly spread.