Deffinately the referees. The way I see it is they are the ensure the law is enforced. If something doesn’t happen inside laws, stop play and deal with it. Because one team keeps doing it, doesn’t mean you should stop penalising them because you may ruin the game. Call it as you see it and forget the penalty count.
hasler and wattmough were quick to have a cry about our luck , but after 4 penalties to blot … they got 5 to blot …thats why they were able To come home, plus we started to play negative ,and tried to protect our lead …
i LMAO when andy raymond called des on that, at the start of the presser, hasler whinged about the 4-0 penalty count at the start, and andy quickly reminded him manly got the next 5 des soon moved on from that rant
Hayne and Cechin……did their best for the defending premiers tonight…Jesus I loathe refs…
I have a question…when is a player tackled…
Watmough I have to give him one…This bloke is a cheat and is a prime example of Manly scum…You watch him in the defensive line…2 metres in front 85% of the game…he is invisable…Hayne and Cechin look left for crying out …and from what I hear from you guys a sook as well…get that up ya Watmough…
Beau Ryan a little one…he paniced…
Heighno…I hope that was tentative first game back
It’s ‘catch-up refereeing’ - the penalties had to go to Manly in the second half because they went to Wests in the first half (for perfectly good reasons).
The refs need to clarify the notion of when a player is tackled, Manly players ran on many times after they were tackled, under the old definition of tackled. We did it once.
Manly were offside all game and lay on the tackled player all game. They didn’t get penalised because the referees are scared of being accused of influencing the result through an unbalanced penalty count.