We say it all the time. Some on here even question it. Do we mean only someone from the area can be it? So When we say someone or something is Manly? What does it mean to you? I just finished a post where I questioned the direction the club is headed and decisions made by the new Penn regime, by saying we just don't feel Manly at the moment? Having pondered for some time. Firstly i associate that word with. An open attacking, risk taking but above all else, entertaining style of play. Secondly it's a hardness of character. It's tough. Even now I just think the epitome of that word Manly is a picture of Toovs. Perhaps it's a generational thing like who's your best James bond. As a fan Ive seen him play and wear our shirt. The smallest bloke on the field, he still goes down as one of the toughest to play this game. He would just bring blokes twice his size back down to earth and do it all day. It wasn't like today tackle high and wrap up the ball. That little head of his he would stick in and around and in front knees and legs , where others just werent game. I've seen him bleed and seen him cry and give his everything to win. Seen him yell and rant and rave. Time and time again. He has a passion and yet a loyalty for something called Manly that I hold with the utmost respect. It was on display when his rough little voice was calling for an investigation too. A coach once said to me. A Football Club is passion. It's what makes this game different from other games and sports. Thirdly I think Manly is passion. Our supporters more passionate then the rest. Fourthly it's over coming adversity. Rising above when the chips are down or your backs against the wall. Finally we wouldn't be manly if we didn't have a touch of arrogance as well. So today goes down in history as a really low day for this club. Yet the best thing that happened and perhaps kind of over shadows the loss, is the coach finally showed some passion breaking his phone. Why? I don't know. Perhaps that's how id expect a Des or a Toovs to react. This isn't a bag Trent thread. But as a fan our club just seems a worse place when a little bloke called Toovey is no longer welcomed or part of the scenery in some capacity at our club Tonight I really do find myself asking. Is this Club still Manly any more?