1. Travis Burns - FINALLY Manly have a 5/8. 2. Adam Cuthbertson:- AWESOME debut. ALREADY started to offload in that second 1/2 !!! 3. Michael Monaghan actually played a Hookers role, and did it well. 4. Why Steppa was interchanged is beyond me. Did Willow go into the centres? 5. Jason King had another poor game in my opinion. 6. The backrow fired on all pistons...but Choc, FFS put some of the sticky spray on your hands !!! 7. There was STRUCTURE tonight. We had a 5/8, a Hooker, and a 1/2 back doing their roles. When Orford was out of the play, Monaghan predominantly passed it to Burns, who exectuted very well. 8. Brett Stewart had a fine game, and looked as though he had X factor. 9. Chris Hicks had a fine game, and looks to be gaining some confidence. 10. COMBINATIONS !!! Orford / Stewart, Orford / Burns, Hicks / Robertson....there were VERY good signs. 11. Michael Robertson definitely doesn't lack confidence. He has real heart in both attack and defence. 12. Willow made impact tonight in defence. We probably need to take stock, because it doesn't get any easier next week. In fact, we need to lift. The Roosters are always a hard team to crack, but we have improved game on game so far, therefore, I can't see any reason why we can't beat them. Bell will play Origin this year. I can't believe STILL that we have the bloke. The thought of him and Lyon in the centres is just mind boggling. All in all, a top performance for the second 1/2 of the 1st half, plus the second half as a whole. Cronulla only scored 6 points in that second 1/2, as did Nth QLD last week. That's a defensive attitude ANY team can be proud of !!! Well lads, the signs are there, but we have a hell of a long way to go. Well done Manly !!!!