I was sitting at the airport yesterday and I noticed this guy eyeing me off as if he knew me. He approached me and said he reckons Manly were hard done by in last years GF. I was completely won over at this stage. Said he noticed my members cap. Introduced himself as Laurie Freier who played with us in 75-76. Said he played in the second row with Terry Randall. They done the hard stuff he joked. Just looking at him in 2014 I guess he must be around 65-70 and looked like he could play Sunday if Gifty is out, seriously fit. Any way I checked out his record 62 first grade games for Roosters and Manly between 1970-76. Coached Roosters in 83-84 winning coach of the year in 1983. Then coached Wests in 1988. It was a pleasure to have a quick chat.