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Young hoppa

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

    +452 /52
    What are the chances of us giving young hoppa a life line once released from prison..... Had plenty of talent.
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    • cherry_poppins

      cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

      +1,548 /187
      Bozo will want him to do a train on I'd say
    • Loobs

      Loobs Scott Fulton’s 5th Cousin Premium Member

      +9,080 /306
      As long as he comes out um... not being a massive dickhead. Reformed - yes. Same as before - no.
    • Shoe1

      Shoe1 Well-Known Member

      +7,214 /106
      I hope he can come back and play for Manly once he has served his time, and reformed his behaviour
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      • Loaded dog

        Loaded dog flaccid Member

        +694 /11
        I don't think that there is a Hopoate in the whole world that I would want to see in our team...
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        • southsideeagle

          southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +524 /13
          I saw his game against Penrith. I had no idea who he was so raced down and bought a program. He is very talented but gee he would have to change his behavior on and off the field.
        • EagleFromMay1967

          EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

          +1,372 /49
          He should not be tarred by the 'Sins of the Father'. Everyone deserves a second chance. But JUST ONE 2nd chance, and not a third fourth and fifth. And if he is given the opportunity, he should be made very clear about what his obligations are and that he HAS JUST 1 CHANCE.
          Then, we might find, he is a great backline player. One cant help thinking that his time inside will have done him more harm than good. But who knows.
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          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +19,033 /368
            Jamil was on his 2nd chance after Parra flicked him for bad behaviour, even had warnings from Manly.:mad:

            Players should wait for their 2nd chances, till after those who are waiting for their 1st, get their go @:cool:
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            • Hamster Huey

              Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

              +1,178 /9
              Pretty sure the kid has had a few chances already. Perhaps not all incidents were as serious, but there have been a lot of opportunities for him to get his footballing career on-track, and he's failed 'til now.

              I don't begrudge society giving him another chance once he's out on the streets, but with a plethora of kids in the system, I wouldn't waste my time earmarking him for Manly colours.
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              • sheridanstand78

                sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

                +4,867 /73
                No, hes out of chances, the Manly club has bent over backwards to help the Hopoates over the years and what do we get in return? Trouble and disloyalty, Move on please!
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                • tookey

                  tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                  +5,801 /186
                  He is a talent but doubt that the NRL will allow his contract to be registered for 12 months after he gets out of jail.

                  Two years out of the game and I fear that he will be as bad as his brother Will and cousin Albert who lost most of their talent while away from the game for the same length of time.
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                  • Jerry1

                    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

                    +2,665 /93
                    I'm sure he will get a second chance somewhere. Hope it's not with us.............
                  • Silver Eagle

                    Silver Eagle Active Member

                    +84 /2
                    We still have a few other Hopoates coming up through our lower grades who are setting there grades on fire
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                    • Mals

                      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                      +1,652 /39
                      Yep. I've seen Bonny (John Junior) Hoppa play and he looks very promising.
                    • The Who

                      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

                      +7,257 /173
                      Bonny Hoppa! Now that's a name that's sure to catch on.
                      He will have a cult following if he makes the top grade.
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                      • Pittwater Legend

                        Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

                        +1,163 /34
                        Would put a line through Jamil.

                        Will's career took a massive dive because he took two years away from the game. Jamil being away from the game due to his sentence would probably have the same effect with regards to coming back and being out of his depth.

                        Don't think he is worth the trouble either.
                      • HoldenV8

                        HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

                        +10,540 /173
                        I don't want to paint every Hopoate with the same brush, but how much has Manly bent over backwards to help them and how often have we been burnt because of it?

                        John was talented, but had Les Boyd like brain explosions on the field and lets face it, Will would not have even played in our 2011 premiership (or at best would have been on the bench) if the Wolfman hadn't broken his neck in the game against Melbourne. How he even got picked for Origin this year is one for Great Mysteries of the World.

                        If there are more Hopoate's coming through the lower grades who have talent then fine, bring them along. But any trouble and its goodbye and the club should wipe their hands of the whole family.
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                          Last edited: Jul 16, 2015
                        • Hgbcds

                          Hgbcds Well-Known Member

                          +747 /56
                          Big john is coaching the sg ball next year
                        • HoldenV8

                          HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

                          +10,540 /173
                          If he is and he's doing a good job then great
                        • Fluffy

                          Fluffy Well-Known Member

                          +5,631 /205
                          We could end up with half a team of Hoppas and Chee-Kams in a few years

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