Unlike some other clubs (cough cough dogs cough) Manly identify and develop talent. Look at our side. B Stewart....kid, talent but identified and developed by Manly G Tafua....raw but the signs look good. J Lyon......established quality rep player S Matai....one club man. Developed by Manly. D Williams....playing park footy. Next thing you know, he's an international. K Foran....home grown DCE.....QLD cup. From obscurity to international. G Stewart...signed with Brett. Drag queens passed on Brett because Gift, evidently, wasn't up to scratch. Choc.....Local junior developed by Manly. T-Rex....going nowhere at Parra. Developed into an international by Manly. B Kite....established first grader who I think had played for Australia M Ballin....one club man. J King....local junior to representative player The point is WE IDENTIFY TALENT AND DEVELOP IT. We have a bunch of local juniors. We don't do like some others and eye the talent developed by other clubs. Yes, we bought Killer and Kite, but that's hardly a first grade side. When BK came to Manly, all the media wanted to do was talk about his battles with injury. (Remember the nickname...the tampon..in one week out for three) We all know what a legend he was. Manly have developed into a great side. Not just gone shopping. Ironic given the label of the 70's.