25 minutes and 3 Dogs penalties before refs could find a penalty for Manly, another shocker from a video ref and all this AT HOME! Is it just Manly or are there other clubs who get a raw deal at home? Compare the treatment Sea Eagles get from the refs at home to how the Sharks are treated at home - two different worlds. We basically don't get a home ground advantage, I'd rather play at SFS or ANZ. At Brookie the refs go out of their way to show that they won't be influenced by the crowd. This is all well and good but they don't appear to do it at other home grounds. It's an accepted facet of footy that the home team will get the rub of the green unless of course, they play in Maroon and white. If most league fans hate Manly then it stands to reason that a healthy percentage of the refs don't like us either or grew up in homes where Manly was looked on with disdain. It would seem that most of them carry that bias onto the field. Even if that bias is subconscious, it's still bias. It's time to entertain the possibility of employing refs from overseas and a boss who does his job professionally. Harrigan in charge of refereeing stinks. Accountability is virtually non-existent. Remember his tick of approval for the famous Gasnier 'try'? That should have been the end of his involvement in refereeing, he ended up being appointed boss instead. Now we have video refs making similar 'howlers' on a regular basis. A quick sorry from Bill (but only if the mistake is completely and utterly indefensible) , a week out of the box and back to business as usual the following week. It's beyond me how a video ref can get it wrong AT ALL unless their biases, subconsciously or not, come into play. Hollywood hates Manly which is fine, but he should not be involved in refereeing. It would seem that he is biased and can't keep that bias away from his job. There, I've had my rant. I'll climb down from the soapbox now. Feel free to shoot me down if I've been gibbering.