I was having a look at zero tackle and manly have a lot of players off contract at the end of the year. The list is as follows: Rhys Armstrong, Luke Burgess, Pita Godinet, Fabian Goodall, Nathan Green, Jayden Hodges, Nicholas Hynes, Isaac John, Dylan Kelly, Halauafu Lavaka, Brenton Lawrence, Blake Leary, Feleti Mateo, Hugh Pratt, Tony Satini, Josh Starling, Tom Symonds, Jorge Taufua, Siosaia Vave, Brayden Wiliame. (Copied straight from the website). Of those players I can only see a couple of players being resigned tops and a chance on non at all. Couple that with Lyon retiring and one or possibly both of Stewart and matai being tapped on the shoulder and we will find Manly with a mountain of cap space at the end of the year. So who do we buy? It's hard to tell who will be resigned before the years end but i will have a crack. I will also consider Meehan already signed as there is too much smoke. So that would leave. 1. Brett Stewart 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Tom Trbojevic 5. ??? 6. ??? 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Nate Myles 9. Matt Parcell 10.??? 11. Marty Taupau 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Addin Fonua-Blake 15. Liam Knight 16. Willis Meehan 17. Darcy Lussick Thats a pretty good team in my eyes if you can fill the gaps appropriately. Very good back row and an aggressive bench which i think is what we need right now. I left Stewart in the team as he is invaluable when fit and can be replaced by Trbojevic when he isn't. Matai on the other hand is past it IMO and is throwing the team balance out with his time on the sidelines. Trbojevic In the centres for mine until Stewart retires. Played well there last night and is wasted on the wing. Myles is past it in my opinion but I doubt Barrett and co. will drop him while our other front rowers are so young. The future of this forward pack should be built around Trbojevic, Fonua-Blake, Knight and Meehan. They hold the aggression we have lost with the departure of Watmough, G. Stewart and co. So in saying that it looks as though, if I'm anywhere close to the mark, Manly will be in the market for a; winger, back-up centre, 5/8 and prop plus a bunch of 2nd string players for depth. The players we have been linked with are David Mead, Tariq Sims, Mitch Moses, James Tamou (Panthers are favourites), Luke Keary, Jack Bird (Not off contract but possibly unhappy), Corey Norman. There are also some other players Manly should potentially be interested in on the off contract list such as; David Fifita, Josh Mansour, Joey Lussick, Sam Moa, Michael Chee-Kam, Manaia, Cherrington and Sauaso Sue. Another option for 5/8 is Nicholas Hynes. What do you guys think about the team I've come up with. Close to the mark? Which players should be resigned? What do you guys think about the players we are looking to recruit? Who should we be looking to recruit? Is Nicholas Hynes a viable option? So many Questions!!