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The Hoppa - Parra deal

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Just wondering if, with all the innuendo surrounding the dealings of Osborne, it throws into doubt the incredible deal Parra has reportedly offered Hoppa?
    I believe it to be the most ludicrous deal from a club's perspective that I've ever heard of, and perhaps it is part of the investigation of Osborne that may lead to his sacking.
    I can't believe a club would sign anyone for $850,000 a season, and have to wait two years until they can play him.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    You can't blame Hoppa for leaving for that money, incredible really given his age and given the two years away from the game.

    I reckon had the reverse been the case that we'd be almost demanding the new COO's head on a platter!!
     
  3. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    He is getting Hindmarshs & Fui's money from 2014.

    Hope he makes as many tackles and hitups for the same money.
     
  4. mickyj

    mickyj Member

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    Parra fans seem happy and are dreaming its not as bad as it looks.
    They will be spending more on Hoppa, Hayne and Sandow then Storm are spending on Smith, Slater and Cronk.
    But some Parra fans think they are better off with those 3 lololololololo
     
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    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Its pronounced flops bob
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I believe Osborne has also personally guaranteed to do Hoppas grocery shopping for him every week. Schubert will never be able to trace that under the salary cap because no money will actually change hands.
       
    • MadMarcus

      MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      That sure puts it in perspective...
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      No, it's an incredible deal for Hoppa. Anyone would take that. But it seems too good to be true.

      Do you think Parra would be paying Hoppa/his family anything over the next two years? After all, Hoppa Snr keeps crying poor about having a lot of mouths to feed. If the money doesn't start until season 2014 what are the poor Hoppas going to live on?
       
    • Supernintendo Chalmers

      Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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      funny how these teams are all trying to get their own "big three" based on melbourne's success, yet all that success was when they were cheating. and we've see, what happens when that "big three" aren't all together.

      i hope manly sticks with the way they've built a team over the years, no real buying of superstars in set spots, but constant building / putting faith in what already have and winding up with a whole team of stars. im sure it helps with general team harmony too having a team growing together rather than plugging a hole with someone you've paid overs for who is getting more than the others but doing the same job.
       
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      • Berkeley_Eagle

        Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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        If it falls thru I expect the dogs will be on the phone real quick, can't see that **** manager of his pointing him back our way
         
      • tookey

        tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Osborne doesn't pay for his groceries anyway as he just walks out of the shop without paying.
         
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        My point exactly.
         
      • Boozo

        Boozo Active Member

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        All these new allegations are just a ruse to cover up Grocerygate.
         
      • MadMarcus

        MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Players and clubs beware. The Manly curse is alive and well.

        If that's what happens to Parra for taking Hoppa, l can't wait to see what God has in store for the Bulldogs for taking the great Des.

        Hopefully Greenburg will be caught stealing millions of dollars from the club and will go to jail. The Dogs will then be forced to sell the Leagues club to cover the losses and relocate to Afghanistan.

        You heard it here first.
         
      • Moondog

        Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Hope it all falls in a heap for them. John Hopoate owed the club after we took him on when he was a bad joke. I think William would have stayed if he did'nt have his old man in his ear putting pressure on him.
         
      • Earnie the Eagle

        Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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        The Hoppas have jumped out of the Manly Ferry into the Titanic at Scabramatta and they will reap what they sow.
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Why do they call you mad, MadMarcus :p Your rational scenario has me rolling on the floor! Thanks for the chuckle.
        Although, you forgot the Blood Money they have to pay Manly for raping and pillaging our Premiership Week.

        My tip is, Will gives up on celibacy (out of Big Hoppa's sight, Jesus forgives all :angel:) and his speed will be a myth :D
         
      • Canteen Worker

        Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

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        Mr Hoppa Snr is hardly into celibacy - he has a zillion kids. Jesus will hardly forgive the Mormons - he is only one of the Saints according to their wacky beliefs and Hoppa will have his finger in a 'pie', in one way or the other.

        Yesterday's hero.
         
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        • ayjay007

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          He has to worship at the place of Joseph smith's golden statue.I think they call the money they give up tithing (or something like that).Went for a tour of the place when I was in SLC a few years ago.He'll be a big hit if he gives up his supposed 750K+ to his religion.
           
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          • lismore_fan

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            Tithing - ti = ten
            Tithing is giving 10% to the religion so $75,000 is not a bad donation.
             

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