Alan Thompson, Ian Martin, Noel Cleal, Paul Vautin, Les Boyd, John O'Neill, Tom Mooney,
Russell Gartner, Steve Norton, MAX KRILICH, Phil Lowe, John 'Elbows' Harvey, Ken Irvine,
Ray Branighan, Mal Reilly, Peter Peters, Bill Hamilton, Phil Blake, Steve Martin,
Allan Thomson (my schoolteacher in 1969) Ian Thomson, Ray Brown, John Dorahy, Chris Close,
Kerry Boustead, Des Hasler, Bob Batty,
Fred Jones, Mark Willoughby, Gary Thoroughood, John Gray, Ray Higgs, Stephen Knight,
Bruce Walker, Geoff Gerard, Matthew Ridge, Ian Roberts, Ron Gibbs, David Gillespie, Terry Hill,
Jason King, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Ben Kennedy, Steve Matai, Mark Bryant, Steve Bell,
Matt Orford, Michael Robertson, Adam Cuthbertson, George Rose, Glenn Hall, Matt Ballin,
Josh Perry, Kieran Foran, Trent Hodkinson, Jamie Buhrer, Dean Whare, Jorge Taufua, David Gower,
Tom Symonds, Peta Hiku, Jake Trbojevic
, Tom Trbojevic
, Josh Starling, Martin Taupau
, Lewis Brown,
, Brad Parker, Lachlan Croker
, Joel Thompson
, Jack Gosiewski
, Taniela Paseka
, Cade Cust
, Sean Keppie, Morgan Harper, Josh Schuster
, Josh Aloiai
Andrew Davey, Jason Saab, Karl Lawton,
That was a very tough list to make.
I hovered over some names and tortured myself as to whether I would include them on a list of Manly players I considered to be outstanding and that I would select in a Manly team today.
This is considering that before a certain year I didn't recognise players' names apart from Bull and Lumsden.
I could've put in Daniel Gartner, Nik Kosef, Darcy Lussick, Kevin Ward, Martin Bella, Ian Schubert,
Phil Sigsworth, Norm Pounder, Dennis Ward, Derek Moritz, Frank Stanton, Ron Willey etc.
So many great contributors to this outstanding Rugby League Club.
I thank them all.
From a very proud Sea Eagles fanatic.
Let's have a very positive and successful 2023.