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News: Manly to fight for Steve Matai, Trent Hodkinson

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, May 31, 2010.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    <p><strong> THEY are being offered big money elsewhere but Manly are poised to retain New Zealand Test centre Steve Matai and rising halfback Trent Hodkinson, The Daily Telegraph understands.


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4825-manly-to-fight-for-steve-matai-trent-hodkinson.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sorry WAMF CW got in just before you, I just hadn't published it yet
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good to read that Orford is not on the radar.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    "he could be a victim of the salary cap" he shrugs as he walks away. 
     
  5. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    So one day Telle says Hoddo is going, then the next dasy, he is staying. Hopeless.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    To be fair, the "he is staying" has only come about since the announcement of the salary cap increase
     
  7. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I really do hope that they both stay but if one was to go, I'd be more in favour to keep Hodko (for the forward future development of the club) and lose Matai as I really can't see him lasting long in the game because of his continued neck and shoulder injuries with the way that he plays his game.
     
  8. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Also considering we could play Farrar there or Whare - neither of which I think would let us down.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree, it seems the better and more logical option of the two. Sad to see either go. I guess heartstring wise I would not like seeing Matai go. I still remember sitting at brookie watching him score his first try...a very lucky try indeed on his first game, but thinking "good on you kid"

    He annoys me sometimes but has really stepped up over the past 2 years. However games and comps are not won on sentiment and Hodko is worth holding onto for the next few years to see what he does and what he can become
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Letting Matai go is like bidding farewell to a jalopy held together by fishing twine and copper wire. 
     
  11. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Exactly
     
  12. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haha, I like that analogy.
     
  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Jalopy (also clunker or hooptie) is an old, decrepit, unreliable and often nonfunctional car which has limited mechanical abilities and is often in an unmaintained and usually in a rusty or dented shape. A jalopy is not a well kept antique car, but a car which is mostly rundown or beaten up.

    When a jalopy gets to a state in which its maintenance becomes too expensive, its owner would be required to make a decision about its fate.
     
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Might not pass a pink slip exam but he's not out of rego yet.
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Might not pass a pink slip exam but he's not out of rego yet.
    [/quote]  I wouldn't be committing to $600k over 3 years for a bomb without a pink slip, would you?
     
  17. WAMF

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    lol Dan. No worries mate.
     
  18. WAMF

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    Might not pass a pink slip exam but he's not out of rego yet.
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    I like that analogy.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Register him in QLD, only needs to pass for the first inspection then it's all good for the life of the car
     
  20. Matabele

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    Might not pass a pink slip exam but he's not out of rego yet.
    [/quote]
    I like that analogy.
    [/quote]  Is it a comment on our declining medical assessment standards that have done us well in recent years?  Our injury toll this year is troublingly higher than we've seen for a while. 
     

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