Apparently Brookvale Oval was as hard as a macadamised highway on the weekend. Accordingly we see one of our highest priced assets, Brett Stewart, smashing his knee into the concrete like turf and facing an extended stint on the sidelines - something that may cost us wins and obviously, revenue. This could have been avoided with some routine watering through the week leading up to the game, particularly in these days of 7 day forecasts and radar preciptation tracking methods. Who is responsible for the state of the Oval on gameday? Manly or Council? There is a lot of American research to show that the clubs with the most rigorous standards of surface preparation have the least injuries. When you consider that Formula One has hugely rigorous standards for track surfaces these days, you'd think it a small matter to ensure that the polaying surface is appropriate to minimise the chance of injury to our Formula One NRL players? I can put the appropriate person onto a precipitation forecasting system that vineyard owners base their cropping decisions (worth millions of dollars) on. Given the loss of Stewart for the season could cost a million dollars, would it not be worth leaving every stone unturned? Or is this in the portfolio of our much vaunted, but poorly performed, "football manager?"