Ben

Bencher
I’m going in. We had this game until DCE decided to kick on the 2nd tackle for no reason and hand all momentum over to Parra. This is not the first time this season (or in the last 5 years) that he’s come up with a bad play to turn things against us.

He’s moved into 3rd all time for Manly games played yet has one premiership to show for it - in his rookie year with a completely stacked team that won 40-0 without him a few years before. Since signing his incredibly overpriced contract he’s won 2 (yes 2!!!) finals games against very weak Sharks and Roosters teams. In that time we’ve missed 5/8 finals.

Compared to other Manly players with 200+ games like Cliffy, Beaver, the Stewarts, Choc and Killer who have all won multiple premierships he has failed miserably whilst stealing the majority of our salary cap, causing us to lose key players like AFB, Koroisau + Lane & Gutho who tore us to shreds tonight. He is the key problem at the club and until he leaves, we are heading into a deep deep hole

It’s very hard to argue against any of this. I’m not a DCE hater at all but that 2nd tackle kick 100% swung the game. We won the field position battle the set before and where in a good spot ball in hand. That changed the momentum for the game and took the wind right out our sails.
 
Bencher
We had this won lol. You drop kick. Another turd of a supporter who thinks DCE single handily loses the whole game with one kick.

I wouldn’t say we had it won either.
But it was a shocking option, poorly executed and selfishly conceived.

Cherry doesn’t deserve all the vitriol but nor does he deserve all the protection and apologists.

He is one of the most talented but overwhelmingly frustrating and selfish players I’ve ever seen
 
Reserve Grader
We had this won lol. You drop kick. Another turd of a supporter who thinks DCE single handily loses the whole game with one kick.
We were on top until he put that kick in. Not saying he lost us the game single handedly but that was the turning point and if you don’t believe that I don’t know what to tell you. Our cap has been ****ed since he signed the contract and I don’t know how people can’t see that.
 
First Grader
I wouldn’t say we had it won either.
But it was a shocking option, poorly executed and selfishly conceived.

Cherry doesn’t deserve all the vitriol but nor does he deserve all the protection and apologists.

He is one of the most talented but overwhelmingly frustrating and selfish players I’ve ever seen
It didn't have any impact. He kicks on the second trying something as we had one set attacking their line in that second half had no field position and forwards were really starting to lack any punch.

We missed Josh A, but team in the end just didn't seem galvanized and were missing tackles and lacked punch through the middle.
 
Reserve Grader
We were on top until he put that kick in. Not saying he lost us the game single handedly but that was the turning point and if you don’t believe that I don’t know what to tell you. Our cap has been ****ed since he signed the contract and I don’t know how people can’t see that.
To be fair if we are blaming dce for our cap mess we can also blame his halves partner who was a main reason dce got offered what he did!
 
Bencher
Please don't go there.

The refs had nothing to do with Manly letting in 4 tries in the last 20 minutes
Why not go there?
Someone else picks out one instance in a game to apportion blame for our loss - even stating we had it won until...DCE kicks on the 2nd tackle for no reason.
Really?
 
Bencher
It didn't have any impact. He kicks on the second trying something as we had one set attacking their line in that second half had no field position and forwards were really starting to lack any punch.

We missed Josh A, but team in the end just didn't seem galvanized and were missing tackles and lacked punch through the middle.

Piss poor from others obviously means nothing because you want to blame it all on DCE....


I suggest you watch what happens after the kick and then say it had no impact.

It directly correlates with our lack of possession and field position. That lead to pressure and fatigue

Try watching it again, you are wrong
 
I'm not really Mal Cochrane...
I really can’t see us being contenders with him steering the ship
He doesn't steer the ship, he's an individual who is rocks and diamonds.

Manly need a player who can speed up and slow the game down when needed, point us to that corner of the field etc and this is where Foz will be missed.

Dce and Josh as our halves, we are going to see some amazing wins, but lack consistency to really go anywhere in the comp.

Is DCEs contract somewhat reduced a little for his extension, or has the club not realised we need some better talent spread across the park
 

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