I agree completely with that sentiment, those grubby acts are now used all the time to try and goad the other team into punching on and getting a player sent to the bin. It was a disgrace on both sides all through Origin, Ennis in particular seems to go straight for the throat as soon as the tackle hits the ground.
In terms of damage done I can understand why shoulder charges are being taken out, the potential for really dangerous shoulder to head contact is just too high and will probably result in a law suit against the NRL in the future as is happening in the NFL.
I cannot believe my team has axed one if it's greatest sons and is employing in his place an untested coach in Trent Barret.
Not even taking into account Toovey's career with the club as a player he has produced nothing but great seasons after taking over in very trying circumstances where it looked like we were going to lose half the team. He saved the furniture and has continued our great run.
I'll be blunt, this year has been a dissapointing and no doubt the off field mess has played it's part but surely a Manly legend like Toovey has enough credit in the bank to deserve at least another year to try and get things on track.
We are Manly not Paramatta.
We all saw how the a bad deed doesn't go unpunished in cycling last night, instead of racing to take a place on the Tour podium Nibali punctured at the foot of the final climb and was racing to catch up and keep his place in the top 5.