Mannering plays with passion, determination, toughness, and deserves more succeess for the effort hes put in, but unfortunately life isn't fair, blah, blah blah, but even as a Captain he was too passive. It's just his nature. No one can change that but him.
CNK is a bright light of the season so far. What's failed to be mentioned is his weakness to cart the ball up from deep within the red zone. Bulldogs found that out and carried the lightweight back almost 10m in the first half. Second half he realises it's best to die on the ground as he makes contact. The plus side to him is his "never say die" attitude and unlike Manu and Ken, has the ability to turn and chase. It's almost a lose lose with our wingers.