Fellow Eagles, I loved the win last night but am concerned about the sheer physical development of Storm, Eels and other teams. Both sides looked noticeably bigger across the park. Storm forwards, in particular, looked huge. Manly seems to have barely changed in size over off-season, excluding new recruits. Which Manly player is noticeably bigger after an off-season in the gym? Hasson still looks like a beanpole after two off-seasons. Jesse even looks a touch smaller to me, after bulking up last year. I would never doubt Donny, but other teams seem to be bulking up much more than us, which partly explains why we have been steamrolled in forwards on occasion. That said, I've noticed over the years we tend to get bigger as the season progresses: start lean, bulk up to taper for finals, and reduce risk of injuries (not working this year). Hope I'm wrong, but I expected established players in side, especially younger forwards, would have bulked up more over summer, given where game is headed of big monsters dominating play. I though that would be a priority after last year's finals exit. Maybe, just maybe, our lack of resources and facilities compared to richer clubs is starting to show.