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News: Manly to lock in Hoppa

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Manly hope to have Will Hopoate signed up on a long term deal about the same time the rookie Sea Eagle is celebrating a shock call-up to the representative arena.


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  2. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hoppa will stay at Manly, there's nothing more certain.
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tyran Smith is the only concern for me I suppose, he had 7 clubs and wasn't shy of moving around
     
  4. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    The one factor which I hadn't really considered too much which has me feeling better is that he is apparently keen to hang around and be with his younger brothers who are coming up through the ranks as well.

    I love the quote he's used a few time about his old man. That he was a "crash test dummy" so he's made all the mistakes for him.
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The exciting thing is, from all reports, jamil who is next in line is a better player than William was at that age !!
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think that was more a case of him being a journeyman in terms of talent, not so much his ability to negotiate better deals.
     
  7. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be great to have a dynasty of Hopoate talent.
     
  8. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    We could have them playing for the next 3 decades he has that many kids.
     
  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    excellent work Lowie of gtrue - looking forward to many great signings over the rest of the year including possibly a majpr sponsor or two
     
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  10. Brookie

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    we need to sign him before he becomes a rep player, cause then he'll cost more!
     
  11. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    There is an article in todays SMH which almost makes me ill. Says the Eels will target him and have plenty of money under the cap, the Dogs will offer 400k and the Dragons will also make a bid.

    Come on PLEASE get it done.
     
  12. SilentBob

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    I have the feeling he will be gone.

    With the amount of cap they would take up, I think there should only be room for three of Hoppa, Snake, Lyon and Matai.

    I'm 99% sure Lyon and Stewart aren't going anywhere.
    Matai stayed on the cheap, we get good value out of him.
    That leaves Hoppa, if he's being offered 400k then we can't afford to shell that out for a winger, a centre or fullback is worth it, that means moving someone else on to play him there.

    Something's got to give if he is to stay.
     
  13. Rusty

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    There is no way in the world anyone is going to be paying him 400k. Those figures are rubbish for a guy in his first season, and there isn't a club who would pay it, not even close.
     
  14. WAMF

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    KE, John Hopoate is also a partner in Tyran Smith's Player Management company, so I don't believe that William will leave the Sea Eagles.
     
  15. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If he wants to play in a team with any hope of a premiership he won't be joining the Eels.
     
  16. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    LOL @ Parra, someone tell them we take their players, they can have Trex back if they want
     
  17. WAMF

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    bhot Active Member

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    Yeah, crash test dummies don't deliberately stick their finger in the cigarette lighter hole!
     
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  19. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No need for panic here, there is nothing surer in this world than William Hopoate re-signing with the Eagles. Watch this space, a deal WILL be done inside a month.
     
  20. Jono

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    I have a feeling his dad will have the last say in regards to this...and John loved/loves this club. William will be staying at Brookvale. He will get a pay rise to 200,000 or more and it won't be as much as the other clubs offer him. However, we will give him the ability to live at home, look after the family, stay in a maroon and white jumper, and most importantly, give him opportunities in the fullback position with one of the best in the history of this game training him on a weekly basis (Brett).

    Think about it, of the clubs that want him, only the Dragons will have an open fullback position and even that has been reserved for Nightingale (and he deserves it as well). Parra has Hayne, Dogs have Barba, Knights will have Boyd. He will be pushed into the position of centre or wing at any club...and for 400,000 for a position like that? In all honesty I'd prefer to try to retain Oldfield and Buhrer for 300,000 (overall for both that is) than waste 400,000 on one player. You reserve 400,000 for your internationals, not an 18 year old who in 4 years could be injured like Brett and costing us money.

    Pay him 200,000 on a 2 year contract then up it to 300,000 at next negotiations. By then he'll be 20 years old and possibly our full time fullback.
     

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