Just returned home from Canberra Stadium. Here are my observations: - there are a lot of Manly supporters who live in Canberra, - lots of high 5's after the game, - during the 1st half I thought "Oh no - we are going to get done by the Raiders!", - We played absolutely C R A P in the 1st half with no enthusiasm & lacking direction, - Good to see Lyon at 5/8th but need a better centre than Clint, - Am I the only one who thought that Orford was terrible???? - Orford played really crap and his dropped ball from the kick off lead directly to the Raiders try, - Mona's added more to the team than Orford, - BUT Ballin added more to the team than Monaghan! - How good is Jamie Lyon? Awesome defence & he just does the little brilliant things in attack that makes a HUGE difference - King & Kite - wouldn't trade them for anybody! Both didn't take a backward step today. Kite is a legend! - Brett Stewart needs to bring the kick returns back harder & not surrender 90% of the time. He showed more mungrel today though - nearly got into a couple of blues due to the old throwing the ball into the head routine! It was a great ride home with my boys and our Manly flags flying proudly. Lots of "Go Manly" calls from passing cars. I suspect if it was a different team we were playing, we would be looking at a loss today!