I went to the Members BBQ at Brookie tonight and watched the squads train together for half an hour or so. Following that there was a sausage sizzle in which the players were happy to sign autographs and chat with fans. My youngest daughter was thrilled to have her photo taken with Ben Kennedy, Beaver and Brett Stewart. Very noticeable was that Terry Hill was highly vocal and was encouraging the lads on the field. I asked him about it and he was upbeat saying how important it was for the team to play well this weekend. He said he was trying to keep enthusiasm high and the feeling postive. There seemed no panic and a quiet confidence amongst the squad. It was a enjoyable occasion for all, including a walk into the Manly Dressing Rooms - nothing special but for an old Eagle fan it dripped with the history of the Randells, Fultons, Branighans, Battys etc of a past era!