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Hoppa Top Dog?

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by ddt192, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Nate DAWG

    Nate DAWG Kennel Enthusiast

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    Has been our most consistent player for a few years now. Great clubman and is a leader amongst the boys.
     
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  2. axeman23

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    Yeah, arguments could be made that a couple of players had higher highs, but overall for consistency, and playing every minute of every game (which is an achievement in itself with some of the player rotation we had early in the season), you can't say he doesn't deserve it. Good job, Hoppa!
     
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  3. speedy2460

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    I dont have a problem with him winning the award. He has been our best centre.
    However, I still don't rate him as being anywhere near being an elite player. Hi is far to slow.
    He has suffered a lot in his defence, mainly due to his lack of positional skills.
    He has great hands and passing ability.
    Its just a shame he doesn't use it more often instead of going to ground.
    If the contract figures quoted on here are correct, I don't have a problem if he leaves.
    To all the idiots on here who want to criticise me, how about commenting on what I have said.
     
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  4. Howard Moon

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    he leaves nothing out there, and does it week after week... I still don't think we have seen his best, and that's only due to the players around him, but as they are improving, we are seeing more of his good work come off.. if he was in one of the top teams we would be hearing about him a lot more
     
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  5. CaptainJackson

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    I can't believe Adam Elliot didn't win this award or the coaches award
     
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  6. Dawain87

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    deserved it especially for making Sammy Burgess pull up with an injury chasing!
     
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    Well we still only came 12th so the team still under achieved but he was good close to the line being able to twist and score when needed.
     
  8. Natboy II

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    Surely the kennel experts claiming favourtism weren’t wrong
     
  9. Psycho Doggie

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    Deserved. Question marks on whether he was going to do the job at right centre at the start of the season. He played almost the entire season there. And he provides more value to the club than just being a reliable first grade right centre...
     
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  10. Chris Harding

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    I'm happy with it.
     
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    Consistent week after week,defence and attack,not the best centre in the game attack wise,but the effort is there every week.
     
  12. bullanth

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    U r entitled to your opinion,but if u look for one person in our backline ever week for effort he's the one,
     
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  13. COVENS

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    You aren't wrong, the fact he is our best player in a world of Tedesco's, Trbojevic's and Murray's really displays the disparity.

    It's not a criticism of Hoppa but a harsh truth he's not superstar level.
     
  14. Natboy II

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    Agreed and to think we could’ve had Tedesco. Cheers Des
     
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  15. BlackDawg

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    Congratulations WIll. Well deserved. All I ever ask of our roster is 100% effort for 80 minutes and you certainly did that. That is our DNA. If the other 16 players on the paddock can replicate you we would be competitive regardless of the lack of cattle we have, The last 8 games of our season proved that. Well done mate.
     
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    I think they're aware that Willie mason would have laughed his arse off, extremely loud at the function if they awarded Elliot any of those awards
     
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  17. oldpuppy

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    Congrats to hoppa.
    Im always amazed of his ability to walk through a gap and still make good metres. A good swerve is as good as speed sometimes.
     
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  18. Natboy II

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    I’m not sure what you mean sorry mate. What does Willie have to do with it?
     
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    Life member. Probably would have been at the event.
     
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  20. CaptainJackson

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    Haslers last season with us, tolman was awarded coaches player of the year.

    Willie laughed his arse off at the announcement in the event.

    I don't think tolman deserves mockery now, he is much better for the team. But at the time it was a joke that tolman won the award
     
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