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Will Hopoate

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Sea Eagle 4 Life, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Sea Eagle 4 Life

    Sea Eagle 4 Life Active Member

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    Just heard he is a free agent & is suing Doesntmatta. Do we want him back?
     
  2. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No - If we could have him in a time capsule to 2011 would have that player back - far from that today & imo, regardless of coming home - never will be....plus there's plenty of backs already.
    Glad to hear he is sueing the slime though - that is great news!!
     
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    • Frogz

      Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Don't want anything Hopoate at manly thanks.
       
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      • Ben

        Ben Well-Known Member

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        Harsh
         
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        • The Insomniac

          The Insomniac Active Member

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          Well, didn't that turn out well for him.
          Wasn't there some report about the old man coming back to coach one of the junior sides ???
           
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          • qldeagle

            qldeagle Well-Known Member

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            That's a NO from me.
             
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            • Jase Seaeagle

              Jase Seaeagle Active Member

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              You can't turn back time but with all that has happened in this great club it wouldn't surprise me
               
            • simon64

              simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              I'd have him back......$50,000 a year.

              Dumb decisions have consequences.
               
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              • bones

                bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                • MadMarcus

                  MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  I'd take him back at the right price. He's not the first player to go to Parra and turn to crap, and he won't be the last. If you take him out of there he may recapture his form.
                  Whatever happens, Parra are f***ed. They will have to pay him out at the full value of his contract, which should be counted in the salary cap.
                  I hope Choc and Foz are following this closely, because it's more than likely that at least one of them will end up in a similar position.
                   
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                  • Frogz

                    Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                    The Supreme court will decide if Parra have to pay him out. From what they are saying there is no contract in place and therefore he is a free agent. That's my understanding of it at present.
                     
                  • Berkeley_Eagle

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

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                    • willie65

                      willie65 Member

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                      Parra should sue him.
                       
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                      • MadMarcus

                        MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                        That's Parra's argument but I don't believe it will stand up. What they have done is absolutely deplorable. Will committed to them by signing the contract and was, by virtue of that contract, prevented from entertaining potential offers to join rival clubs. Parra then unilaterally refused to register it and sought to renegotiate it.
                        I can't see any Court finding in favour of Parra on this. Imagine the precedent it would set!
                        I wouldn't be surprised if Will ends up sitting out the season over this.
                         
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                        • sheridanstand78

                          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                          A big NO!! He turned his back on the club that gave him a chance and took the coin to play for our enemy.
                           
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                          • KeithSheldon

                            KeithSheldon Well-Known Member

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                            To be fair to the guy, he was being offered 800k a year. I would play for Parramatta for that much coin.
                             
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                            • Chip and Chase

                              Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                              Absolutely. No expectation on performance, September off every year, supporter base with IQ's that make you feel like a rocket surgeon, and a board that is so dysfunctional they take the heat off the mediocre on field performances you constantly dish up. Perfect job really, unless you crave a premiership ring....but he has ticked that box already.
                               
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                              • Utility Player

                                Utility Player Well-Known Member

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                                Can he play hooker, we're a bit light on.
                                 
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                                • jbb/james

                                  jbb/james Well-Known Member

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                                  He just plays in a position we dont really need. Unless they axe someone else we dont have a spot for him. I dont care about the history just the future
                                   
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                                  • Rex

                                    Rex Well-Known Member

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                                    I'd give Hopoate the thumbs up
                                     
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