With Gifty forced out, Manly opens a new chapter that has a few question marks hanging over the future direction of the club. Gifty and the core players have forged a camaraderie not seen in most NRL clubs. A culture that is the envy of most clubs. My fear is that others might follow his exit. Our immediate priority has to be the re-signing of Foz to a very long term deal with future Captaincy as the carrot. Foz has the character that is the pride of the club. It's reported that DCE has no desire to sign right away. Perhaps, he's waiting for more cash to go his way. Personally, I think DCE is a great player, but not worth $1M. I rather we spread the cash, than put it all in one basket. I rather a player that wants to stay because of our great club rather than one that stays for the max cash. Manly has never forked out maximums to keep one player, not even Bozo. Why start now? My other priorities are the veterans like Choc, Skivy and Killer. With these 3, plus Foz, we can maintain a very strong club into the future. Ask any young player that they have an opportunity to play along side these greats, I'm sure it will be quite an incentive to join our club. The other players I'd like for us to keep long term are Hiku, Buhrer, Ballin, Trbojevic, Taufua, BJ, JSL and Hasson.