Manly Daily 5 May 10 AS a diehard Manly fan, Sunday, October 5, 2008, is a date Geoff Ferris will never forget. ThatÃ¢Â€Â™s the day his beloved Sea Eagles last won the NRL premiership, but itÃ¢Â€Â™s not the only reason itÃ¢Â€Â™s close to his heart. While Mr Ferris didnÃ¢Â€Â™t get to celebrate with his mates after the big game, an early night brought an even bigger celebration nine months later - the arrival of twins Ben and Matt. Mr Ferris explains: Ã¢Â€ÂœWe were ready to kick on but my mates had to call their wives and get them to pick up the kids (who had come to the game). Ã¢Â€ÂœIf weÃ¢Â€Â™d all gone straight to the club we wouldÃ¢Â€Â™ve got in OK, but by the time the wives came a big crowd had amassed outside.Ã¢Â€Â Accepting defeat for the first time that day, the happy punters caught cabs home. Ã¢Â€ÂœMy wife was absolutely ecstatic because she was expecting me home the next morning,Ã¢Â€Â he said. Ã¢Â€ÂœAnd about a month later we found out that we were expecting a kid, and that ended up turning into twins. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s a true story and if I had got into the club that night I wouldÃ¢Â€Â™ve been in the bad books for quite some time and we never would have had these two little bundles of joy.Ã¢Â€Â Nine months later, when the twins were welcomed into the world, Mr Ferris and wife Genevieve settled on the names Ben and Matt, in honour of ManlyÃ¢Â€Â™s past two captains Matt Orford and Ben Kennedy. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s stories such as this that brought Sea Eagles fans out in force on the weekend, pledging their support for the future of Brookvale Oval. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s such an icon for peninsula people,Ã¢Â€Â Mr Ferris said. Ã¢Â€ÂœSome of my very earliest memories are of going to Sea Eagles games with my family all getting together and going to the ground. I want that to continue.Ã¢Â€Â Geoff you had better have the snip before Manly wins its next premiership.Â I cannot work out why you didn't call your daughter Jason after your hero princess?