Did Duck request a chance to leave the club a year early or was he told that he was free to negotiate with a Pommy club? (Do Manly have someone in mind to replace him or is he a disaffected player?) It strikes me that there is more not being said about this than what has been announced. My memory tells me that there was a whole lot of wrangling last year about his signing or not and finally he was given a two year upgrade. This happened quite a while after the Silly Season started and Duck was quoted as saying how much he wanted to stay. The plot thickens. Only good thing is the behind the scenes wrangling is done and that this is a done deal - not a Monasgate thing again!!