Wonder what the go was with the Eels supposedly offering Marty that late season switch and to also supposedly bolster their forward line up . Now the Eels having or willingly disposing of some handy forwards and no current interest in Marty . Even if the Eels were expecting Manly to pay some of his late season freight , still seems a strange one everything taken into account . Seems a decent sort of bloke but footy wise, still a bit of an unknown where his firebrand but power based ruck authority and ability went to the past 3 seasons or so . Had two of the best front row combinations in Marty and A F B at one stage but seems quite some time ago now , .