I was driving out to Nth Epping from the lovely Northern Beaches in which I live. I was turning right onto Epping Road, from one of the back streets I was travelling to avoid the traffic. I flick the blinker on in my black Ford Territory, and wait...and wait, finally thinking "jeez, these lights are just plain painful, when are they going to change?". It was an overcast day. Quite cool really. As I dazed out to the horizon, lost in my thoughts, I see a small mass of maroon, but getting larger.....and larger, slowly coming toward me from the north. Hmmmm I though...I wonder what that could be? As the sight became clearer, I realised it was a flag of some sort. Must be some cheap advertising I second guessed. I would have to be close in thinking that this flag was at least 2 metres high by 3 metres long - and this guy was jogging with the blasted thing - holding it in one hand to boot, jogging, as in a leisurely 2-3 kilometre run to get fit !!! As the gentleman in the flag began to cross Epping Rd, he stopped to an abrupt halt in the middle of it, turned to the right, and ran down the middle of the road, and what is called the median strip. Oh how my heart filled with joy, when the flag caught gust of the wind, and opened up in a bloom to reveal a beautiful white Sea Eagle, wings seperated, in full flight. The guy running had absolute pride written across his face. Fully adorned with his battle armour (Members cap, 2006 Manly jersey, Manly shorts, and socks to match), he began his great march down the middle of Epping Road. All I could do, was roll down my electric window, charge the horn, and at full voice scream, "Go those Mighty Eagles !!!!", and without a second thougt, and not even turning around to acknowledge myself, this masked Manly fan with his flag, looked to the heveans as he ran, clenched his right fist, and gave three solid thrusts towards the sky !!!! All I could think about for the next hour or so, as I brimmed with pride myself for supporting this team, is "MANLY IS BACK BABY !!!!. That, my fellow Manly supporters, is a true....blue.....Manly.....fan !!!!