I see the latest edict from on high is that links to this site, and other Manly sites, cannot be placed in the club's official forums. Maybe it's just me, but my reading is that most corporations would embrace collections of volunteers willing to give up copious man hours for the betterment of the club. Maybe it's been too long since I graduated, but basic Economics tells me that a site like this contributes, potentially, a six figure amount to an entity like Manly on an annual basis. Then there's the small matter of several beneficial deals and submissions put to the club by members of silvertails, and sites like it, that have further potential to contribute a significant revenue stream to the club, possibly in the realm of another six figure amount, providing the people involved don't become so disenfranchised and sour that they give up. One wonders what exactly is gained by the heavy handed dismissal of unofficial supporter groups? One wonders what can be achieved by treating the most committed of the club's supporter base with such obvious contempt? I wonder if this is the Board or the management? And if it's the latter, I wonder what the board would make of it (let alone the fourth estate)? A salutory tale - the Rabbitohs tried to beat "the Burrow" with a heavy stick and created a monster beyond their control. One wonders if anyone learns the lessons of history anymore? Finally, I wonder what would happen if all silvertail, manly gang and Rocker associates, en masse, informed the club that they would not be renewing their club memberships next year because of the contempt shown them by the club? I wonder if things would change? Is there anyone in an official capacity at the club with sufficient testosterone to venture over to the three unofficial forums mentioned and debate the latest decision?