Geez there is some doom and gloom in here this week. The way the referrees let Manly control the ruck speed had a massive influence on why we werent in the game for the first 30 minutes, which always takes its toll at the end. They had 10 errors, yet 63% of the ball, that is ridiculous. People look for the obvious things when blaming the referees, but we got screwed in the tackle yesterday, second efforts after held and Manly leaving early with "excellent line speed" aka they were leaving 2 steps before the ball had been played on numerous occasions, it was another classic example of the Warriors receiving 1 penalty in the first 60 mins when Manly usually give away about 8 - 10 a game.
The Dogs will beat the Titans tonight, and then the Raiders next week, and after we return the favour to Penrith we will be in 8th and everyone will have forgotten this game.
Mate they looked lethargic from the first play the ball. Manly made 1480m in comparison to Warriors 1080m. Manly were making ridiculously easy metres in the middle standing in the tackle and offloading while Warriors were getting bent backwards and dragged on the ground holding a leg or piggie backed. Warriors pack were barely moving up field, no decent leg drive. No support runners *cough cough Kevin Locke* when a rare opportunity presented itself.