Can we, the supporters of the Manly club please be assured that a decision about the future playing career of John Hopoate will be made by the appropriate coaching and executive staff? (Des Hasler and Paul Cummings) Can we please be assured that no pressure will be placed on the two people above by sponsors and/or majority shareholders in the club? Can we please be assured that this decision will be made upon the lines of good business sense rather than sentimental fan-based polls and petitions? If someone from the club can asuredly answer "yes" to all three questions, I think we will all be satisfied. If not, can I ask if anyone is prepared to draw a line in the sand to ensure that this club is run professionally and without interferance?