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Wolfman, Oldfield or Hoppa in the #5

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Apr 19, 2011.

who Should fill the #5 Jersey when we are at full strength

  1. David 'Wolfman' Williams

  2. Michael Oldfield

  3. Will Hopoate

  4. Other idea

    0 vote(s)
  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Ok soon we will have Wolfman Oldfield & Hoppa all available for selection and all the other positions on the backline filled with
    01.Brett Stewart
    02.Michael Robertson
    03.Jamie Lyom
    04.Steve Matai
    06.Keiran Foran

    so the poll is who should fill the #5 jersey or do you have another solution
    post your ideas for Dessie to read below
  2. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 /0
    Hoppa is just too good to be playing reserve grade. That being said tough on the other two.
  3. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    Robbe and Hoppa

    Oldfield will play enough this year whenever there is a backline injury.

    His time will come.
  4. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 /0
    Post your ideas for Dessie to read. Lol.

    Yeah he'll be trawling through this thread trying to work our how to pick the side.
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    David Williams is so injury prone there will be plenty of opportunities for the younger guys.
  6. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

    +59 /0
    Didn't you hear? Des has expressed interest in outsourcing all team recruitment retention and selections to the silvertails forum.

    In all seriousness though, Personally I think it's wolfman / robbo for this year if wolfie can be fit. Next year i expect wolfman or robbo to be gone to make way for the youngsters.
  7. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +692 /20
    It's pretty simple. If Hoppa is to stay at Manly them he must be a regular in first grade this season. And the only available spot is on the wing so he should partner Robbo.
  8. deagle

    deagle New Member

    +0 /0
    I think Wolfman and Hoppa are both more talented than Robbo, you never see Robertson break tackles and create opportunities. 99% of his tries are just generic winger tries after being put into space or an overlap.

    That said he's been very consistent and I doubt Des would drop him from the side.

    If out entire backline was in top form I'd go with Hoppa and Wolfman as our wingers with Brett at fullback.
  9. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,207 /26
    I think you will find that Robbo, not before too long will be able to score a good deal in the UK, due to his scottish heritage he will be exempt from any import rule they have there.
  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,631 /205
    its a tought one but im leaning to Hoppa>Oldfield>Wolfman

    Oldfield has a bit of skill to him the others dont, in that he is putting in grubbers on the end of breaks and they are good, appear rehearsed. Also his ability to read Lyons kicks after only a few games is sensational.

    I think Hoppa is destined for centre in the long run.
  11. Dan

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

    +7,742 /120
    Number #5: Oldfield or Wolfman

    I prefer Hoppa at Centre or Fullback.

    This is a good headache to have.
    My gut feel is Wolfman will be let go at the end of the season
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    This thread is overrated,Robbo has to be there? Since when? The wolf will take the 5 back,Oldfield will be left in NSW cup,no idea what Hopoate will do,perhaps a bench spot to take over for a wing/centre at the 60minute mark
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    Strongest team for mine includes Hoppa and Oldfield, which means Robbo & Wolfman out - as good as they are. Dessie won't do this though.
  14. Dan

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

    +7,742 /120
    I think Robbo is the best winger at the club. Look at the work he does and how he can finish a try.

    He is always back there covering up and takes some awesome catches on the high ball, then always willing to take a few hitups even though he gets belted in all of them.

    He has to be one of the biggest value for money players we have had. Never misses a game, backs up willingly in different positions, can score and save a try.

    For mine, he stays at least until the end of his contract.
  15. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    When Wolfman gets better he'll be back on the wing, Hoppa back to the lower grades I think, mainly due to his age. Wasn't Des someone who didn't like the idea of rushing kids into NRL too quickly? I can't remember, even though Hoppa is a natural
  16. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,094 /36
    If we don't play Hoppa in first grade there are at least two clubs that will. Hoppa needs to be in the side, end of story. imo Wolfman should be the first to go, he is a good player but we need to build for the future and Hoppa, Oldfield and Buhrer are the future. Robbo should have a place in the club till he decides to leave.
  17. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    +1,401 /56
    A few people have said it now but i can see Wolf and Robbo not really being around too much longer. I think Hoppa and The Oldman are the future. We can't keep them all, that's for sure!
  18. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,953 /287
    Let's not forget that the Wolfman is still only 24 years old (25 in August) and will probably play for another 8 years or more at the highest level. He is also a highly marketable character. For mine I would have Robbo & Wolf for the remainder if this year with Hoppa off the bench or filling in as required. I would let Robbo go at the end of this season and then run with Wolf & Hoppa and have Oldfield off the bench and as an injury fill in.
  19. codewana

    codewana Active Member

    +58 /0
    A winger on the bench is weird IMO.
  20. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    +4 /0
    Wolfman for sure. Always pops up. Runs hard. He'd be my preference. Oldfield and Hoppa look great for the future though.

    T Rex can surely be moved on to help retain

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