I wonder what will come to light in the next few days. That was a very very strange game. I don't think I have ever watched a Manly game where they have been a non event such as this. You could praise Melbourne, sure, they were great, but all the structures Manly had played to all year just fell apart in unison tonight, and the team at no stage played any football. I mean 6 tackles in the Melbourne 20m in 80 minutes?. Wow. Some theories: (1) Matty Johns was right and the Stillnox comment disrupted the whole teams mentality?. I have no idea why that would, but Choc was absolutely diabolical. He went missing for big stretches, had no fire in his eyes. I could not even find him when they ran out!?. Just like 2009, second tackle of the match he makes an error - you can't make it up. Set the tone. (2) The were as busted as some people say they were. Observations: Glenn Stewart looked really bad. Completely different to last year. No spark, missed tackles, no fire. wow. But ummmm Jamie Lyon was busted, and he was 90% of Manly today. (3) They Psyched themselves out All that talk all week by individual players, all the stories about Choc, Tafua, etc etc - Just run through the horrors No fire from Cherry Foran went missing King errors, even Kite Watmough strangely horrible Maybe in the wash they just forgot to play as a team. Melbourne on the other hand played brilliantly as a team - hate them as I might, they were impressive to watch. (4) Something else? The team were sick? The players leaving? The matchup? - Melbourne in Melbourne is just impossible? Something at the end of the day must explain this. That was not Manly out there.