Welcome back Hoffy!

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sliat_1981
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Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby sliat_1981 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:26 pm

Just signed on for his last year in 2018!

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby NevilleB » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:05 pm

I understand the sentiment and nostalgia here but he is too old and past it. Much prefer going with Stimson, Kenny, Welch, etc

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby tugga » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:07 pm

It's a great feel good story, but at 33 his best years are well past him.
At least he's better back up than Nate Myles, but he won't be back up.
Anyway, he's a club great and I love him. I just would have closed the book altogether and not re-open it.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby sliat_1981 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:09 pm

I doubt they're paying him much. Plus with Cronk gone, we have extra money

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby tigerr » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:26 pm

Gee not much respect being shown for a Storm legend.

Oh well, I think his role next year is more to do with him playing a mentoring role to our younger squad members.

Welcome back for your farewell year Hoffy.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby RobbieRoss » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:06 pm

Very pleased that Hoffy is back.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby LESStar58 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:20 am

Primed for another fairy tale. Send hoffy out with a premiership.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby sliat_1981 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:29 am

tigerr wrote:Gee not much respect being shown for a Storm legend.

My thoughts exactly. I believe he's finishing here because he wants to settle in Melbourne afterwards. At least he loves our city. I really hope Mel does her blogs again.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby Kettles » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:51 am

Not besmirching his name and reputation as a Storm legend, but honestly, please say it's just for Origin time cover and squad depth. He really is past it.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby Lucas » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:23 am

LESStar58 wrote:Primed for another fairy tale. Send hoffy out with a premiership.

Hoffy 2018.
Slater 2019.
Smith 2020.
Bellamy 2021.
Chambers 2022.
Bromwich 2023.
Finucane 2024.

Sorted.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby Kettles » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:35 am

^^^^

I'd give Hoffy a starting role if this was to occur! Can you just imagine how loathed we'd be if this was to occur. I recall Brisbane Lions' absolute dominance of the AFL in the early 2000's. The 3 consecutive flags they won were done with ease, they basically played keepings-off the opposition and won the 3 in a row in a canter. They were not universally loved by us Victorians as a result.

The disappointment over our sheer dominance of the competition is the poor return in ultimate success being 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 when we really could have done anything.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby LESStar58 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:11 am

sliat_1981 wrote:
tigerr wrote:Gee not much respect being shown for a Storm legend.

My thoughts exactly. I believe he's finishing here because he wants to settle in Melbourne afterwards. At least he loves our city. I really hope Mel does her blogs again.

His wife is from Croydon IIRC...

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby Danger D » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:14 am

Lucas wrote:
LESStar58 wrote:Primed for another fairy tale. Send hoffy out with a premiership.

Hoffy 2018.
Slater 2019.
Smith 2020.
Bellamy 2021.
Chambers 2022.
Bromwich 2023.
Finucane 2024.

Sorted.


Pretty sure Smith will still be playing when the next generation of Bromwich brothers make their debut.

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby Gaiscioch » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 am

LESStar58 wrote:Primed for another fairy tale. Send hoffy out with a premiership.


I think your right with your prediction lol.
I guess the younger guys that were playing for the Storms age grades would of had good dealings with Hoffy. So for him to come back and the younger guys having progressed now to FG, they will naturally gravitate towards Ryan and it's a good-feel story for sure.
You don't take a taser to a gun fight! :lol:

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Re: Welcome back Hoffy!

Postby stormfan2010 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:35 am

Very happy to have Hoffy back. Very keen to see how he goes and where he will slot in.


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