I am extremely pleased to see decisive and correct action from our management RE John Hopoate. We have not taken the Bulldogs approach of hushing everything up, in-house suspensions etc. Nor have we made soft excuses for the bloke - who should not and has not been protected from the consequences of his recklessness. No doubt this was a hard decision to make. A bloke who has played passionatley for the club (when not suspended or chasing $). A family man who is by all accounts gentle off the field. However, sentiment has not ruled the day over practicality. The whole club has been continuosly tarnsihed by the actions of one man and this is not something that can be left to happen indefinetely. For those accusing others of disloyalty for wanting Hoppa to face the full consequences of what he has done - remember this: The future of this club depends on the kind of decision making that has been displayed in the last 72 hours. I think it is the board and management that deserves our respect and loyalty, not one man who has done much to disgrace and tarnish our brand.