Glenn Jackson If the Bulldogs are to repeat their efforts of last year, and perhaps better them, they will have to do it the hard way.
Glenn Jackson If Josh Dugan and, to a lesser extent, Ben Barba, need any reminder of what a privileged position they are in, they need look no further than Steve Turner.
Glenn Jackson If defence does win premierships, and there is little evidence to suggest it doesn't, it's impossible not to consider Manly one of the real contenders.
Glenn Jackson Ben Barba was limping, and Tony Williams was limp. The brightest and biggest chances the Bulldogs had of causing Manly some grief simply could not put it together, and the Sea Eagles coasted to...
Glenn Jackson Time to move on? That might be a little difficult now. If possible, Bulldogs supporters will only feel much worse about Sonny Bill Williams' departure five years ago.
Glenn Jackson Three significant returns have occurred for the Bulldogs. Props James Graham and Sam Kasiano made comebacks, and they were important enough for the previously stuttering Bulldogs.
Glenn Jackson MANLY coach Geoff Toovey has ruled a line through fullback Brett Stewart before tomorrow night's clash with the Bulldogs - and conceded he may yet do the same to his brother Glenn.
Glenn Jackson WHEN it was suggested to Manly coach Geoff Toovey that, in talking down the achievements of his side, he was sounding an awful lot like his predecessor, Des Hasler, prop Brent Kite interjected:...
Glenn Jackson FOR one night at least, the Bulldogs are on top of the table - and Des Hasler is again a victor at Brookvale Oval.
Glenn Jackson MANLY were meant to be decimated following the departure of Des Hasler to the Bulldogs, yet on the eve of another finals appearance, the signature of fullback Brett Stewart on a four-year deal is...
Glenn Jackson MANLY'S hopes of defending their premiership may come down to two separate pieces of correspondence that they will receive today.
Glenn Jackson He has polarised opinion this week, but Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah will at least know that his NSW teammates think rather highly of him.
Glenn Jackson WERE we really so silly? The Bulldogs had won 13 of their past 14, yet Manly were favoured. Des Hasler, who guided Manly under the radar for so long, couldn't have asked for more; his minor premiers...
Glenn Jackson WHO can take this one away from Melbourne? We shall find out tonight, but it will take some effort to topple the form team of the finals series so far.
Glenn Jackson LUKE LEWIS says he will not be disappointed if he misses out on selection for Australia's Test against New Zealand this month.
Glenn Jackson, Steve Mascord THEY have won seven consecutive State of Origin series and predictably dominated the national squad - and on Saturday night the Queenslanders managed to hijack the Australian victory celebrations,...
Glenn Jackson PREMIERSHIP teams are bred not bought, or so the saying went the last time Sydney Roosters went on such a spree.
Glenn Jackson REFEREES boss Bill Harrigan would have supported Manly player Tony Williams being sent off for the lifting tackle that has resulted in the forward being suspended until round 11.
Glenn Jackson After halfback Daly Cherry-Evans signed a deal worth almost $2 million over the next four years, Manly's attention will turn to his halves partner Kieran Foran.
Glenn Jackson AFTER halfback Daly Cherry-Evans signed a deal worth almost $2 million over the next four years, Manly's attention will turn to his halves partner Kieran Foran.