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Prediction ... Will Hopoate

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Beaver boy, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    Will Hopoate will be back home with a manly in 2016. His brother is an exceptional talent, and will be playing 1st grade by then. Matai will be gone by 2016, freeing up enough $$$$ for Will, who will be at the peak of his powers by then. Parra would of spent their 1.6mil by then without even making the 8 and have him primed for a return to Brookie.
     
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  2. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If he'd not gone on the religious journey and continued at Manly he'd be in the top five players in the world.

    Would be a great fullback replacement for Snake.
     
  3. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    The way he played in 2011 was just stunning. He really just took everything on (playing Origin, and playing damn well) and didn't get fazed in the slightest. The best part was that it gave Snake extra time to get over injuries. I remember in that year at times Snake got injured and he seemed to be out for a week longer than was necessary, and why not when his replacement was doing superb?

    The other thing was his performance in the 2011 GF. For some reason he was targeted by the Warriors halves. He just kept catching, make 10-20m. Catch....repeat.
     
  4. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    What about his inside flick pass to gifty in that 2011 grand final also.
     
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  5. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    It's wishful thinking that he's coming back. It hurts seeing him play for them and its only about coin that hes there.

    I think if he left whats the matta he will end up at the dogs or chooks or vermin. They can get 3rd party stuff that we cant get.

    Hate losing quality juniors especially to despised rivals like them.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our new CEO and ownership structure might help us be more competitive in that regard?
     
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  7. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Actually thinking we now have cheaper better options for fullback now than paying overs for an ex player
     
  8. Disco

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    With Gutherson and Trjbovic coming through i think there are other areas we can spend our money
     
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  9. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    If he did ever come back, well its lucky we have Donny Singe - to work on young William's speed. Is it just me, or does he look quite a bit slower than he did in 2011 ? The two years off did his footy no good at all. Sorry. Waste of Cap.
     
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  10. XV-1

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    100% agree

    Will Hoppa is too slow
     
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  11. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    I'm more thinking a centre, not fullback. Trbojevic will be the long term fullback.

    Backline in 3 years:

    Trbojevic
    Hiku
    Gutherson (with a bit of size)
    Hopoate
    Tafua
    Foran
    DCE....
     
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  12. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Geez, he looks slower than I did in 2011.
     
  13. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Blair should be there somewhere
     
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  14. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    If Hoppa Mk.II doesn't come home and stays with Arthur's Choc at Parra-doesn't-matta, in a few years (when Snake, Killer & Skivy have retired) I personally see our backline as:

    Gutho, Turbo Tom, Peta, Jorge, Cheyse, Foz, DCE

    Provided we can keep them all that is.
     
  15. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Two hardcore God years apparently slows you down some !
     
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    Because you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.
     

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