I notice this morning an online poll on the Manly Daily webpage on whether fans think the current board, owners stoush will affect the team's defence of the premiership this year. http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/ Currently 59% of respondents think that it will. This emphasises the need for those involved to sort this situation out. Hopefully the board will be instrumental in this, as the truism of the front office and administration of a club being vital for on-field success has been demonstrated time and time again. Fortunately the players say that this will not affect them and it is a good thing they are over in the "Old Dart' away from the media games.