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News: Target Hopoate

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>THE long-term signature of teenager William Hopoate has become priority number one for the Sea Eagles following his brilliant two-try performance at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/5466-target-hopoate.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought we had him wrapped up for a while. Lets hope they sign him up in a hurry.
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    enter Crowe or Tinkler with their paper bags full of cash
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    dowdz, no we signed him on a 2 year deal for $200k I thought so up this year
     
  5. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks Dan
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Donko's have some big money for next year.

    The Roosters have their own "special" salary cap.
     
  7. Guest

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    i can confidently say he will be an eagle for life !!!
     
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    I think some one might be in his ear telling him to stay... I would suspect out of all the players we have to resign he is fairly likely to stay put.
     
  9. King

    King Active Member

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    Don't re-sign T-Rex and use the extra cash to sign Hopoate. Simple!
     
  10. Jono

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    This might be what ends up happening. On the other hand, keep Tony and get rid of Kitey?
     
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    This might be what ends up happening. On the other hand, keep Tony and get rid of Kitey?
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    Unless T-Rex has a big turn around in form & proves himself in the trenches I can't see this happening. He is more of a back-rower than a prop anyway IMO.

    Kite is a world class prop who gets underrated because he was rubbish in 09. I wouldn't be surprised if he does leave at the end of the year but I can't see T-Rex being the man to come in & replace him. With that in mind, T-Rex should be on considerably less coin than Kitey.
     
  12. SwornEagle

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    Sign Will Hopoate up LONG-TERM!!!

    He is 'special' to quote Phil Gould and has a huge future in the NRL!

    TREX isn't playing to his potential, cos he's playing out of position, he's clearly not a center, Hopoate is and should be signed up by the Sea Eagles long-term. Put TRex in the right place and he'll carve up any team.
     
  13. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    We can probably afford to back-end a few contracts with the TV rites coming up for renewal, I'm sure other clubs would be looking to do this, lets hope Manly are on the ball.
     
  14. Utility Player

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    When does Robbo's contract run out, Hoppa on Robbos money would seem about right.
     
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, Manly is on the front foot for once. We tend to wait for a player to have an awesome set of performances, then sign them to over inflated contracts.....Cuthbertson as an example.

    If we offered Will something like 175k per season for 4-5 seasons, he'd probably take the coin.

    My issue is that Lowe seems to wait until everything passes him by, before doing anything.
     
  16. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    So you're absolutely certain Ryan that Des does not have the say on what is offered, when, and on what conditions?
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure he does.
    Mayer was just as slow in the up-take on signing potential.
     
  18. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    There's no way anyone in their right mind with Hopoate's ability would sign a 4 or 5 year contract for 175k a year. Ridiculous.
     
  19. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    I agree - that did give me a good laugh.
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I agree - that did give me a good laugh.
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    He is heavily prone to injury. He's 18, and would come off contract at 22. Your suggesting that because you think he's a new Greg Inglis, as others did Whare.

    It's security for him during his apprenticeship.

    Would you rather we sign him for 350k a year for 2-3 years? The Roosters can have him then.

    Our depth at centre is too good and strong to pay massive overs for a player. 
     

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