3 mins DCE kicks, Pearce clearly knocks on, refs call play on. 11 mins Foran tackled by Pearce, gets up, Pearce sneakily knocks ball out, knock on called, penalty should have been awarded to Manly. 27 mins Buhrer penalised for stripping ball after ball comes loose at initial point of contact. Can almost live with this penalty, but just an example of a 50/50 call that didn’t go our way. 30 mins JWH clearly knocks on the ball with no interference from Manly. Even worse, he head butts Horo. How on earth did they get a penalty out of that? 33 mins Ballin does not tackle Pearce late. Penalty to Pearce after he kicks Ballin in the head. 39 mins Jennings plays at Lyon kick that goes into touch. Should be a last minute raid for Manly, but refs miss it. 5 big calls go against us in the first half. We complete 12/14 (should have been 13/14 if we get a penalty for the Foran/Pearce strip). They complete 12/18 with 6 errors. We made 1 line break and they didn’t make any and they missed more tackles. With stats like those, we should have been in front by plenty. But they had 57% of the ball and we had to make an extra 40 tackles in what must have been the hottest grand final night ever; it was 28 degrees in the second half. The first half referee decisions killed us in the end. No wonder they were in a good position to finish strong. 51 mins Jake Friend tackles DCE late after kick and no penalty awarded to us. 62 mins – the killer decision! Forward pass from Maloney to Minichello to take the lead 20-18. 71 mins Jennings does not hold his ground as a blocker and backs into Lyon who was running through for a bomb. No penalty given. 72 mins Jennings given a penalty after he is tackled by DCE for God knows what. Throw into the mix no offside penalties or holding down penalties all night. GAME OVER and Manly royally done over by the refs.