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John Wilkin
Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:25 pm
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John Wilkin is leaving St Helens. But it doesn't say whether or not he is retiring.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/45130971

John Wilkin is one of the more cultured men in rugby league. He reads great poetry.
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Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:28 pm
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I can’t think of any other saints player who has divided opinion so much. My take is that he always gave 100% despite his limited stature. He always comes across, like Sinfield, very well and I will be sad to see him go. My daughters especially so as he always had plenty of time for a chat and a photo with them

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Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:51 pm
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Something that has always narked me is Saints class him as one of there academy products when he played I think about 20 odd times in our first team he might end up coming back but I think he should retire he’s had a great career
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Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:08 pm
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I think Sts will be surprised at how big a loss will be.
Great all rounder who has pulled them up every time the big players have moved on or retired.
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Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:51 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
John Wilkin is leaving St Helens. But it doesn't say whether or not he is retiring.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/45130971

John Wilkin is one of the more cultured men in rugby league. He reads great poetry.


Never hear of John Wilkin. Are you on about Jonathan Wilkin?
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Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Posted by kobashi on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:03 pm
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If he does retire I think he will have a job in the media for sky or BBC
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Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Posted by LeedsDave on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:14 pm
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Re: John Wilkin
Post Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:14 pm
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If he does retire I think he will have a job in the media for sky or BBC


John Wilkin would be a 100% improvement on Barrie McDermott, Terence O'Connor and Phillip Clarke. He could quote at least Yeats if not Shakespeare during the commentary.
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Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:15 am
Posted by Exeter Rhino on Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:15 am
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I'll always remember Wilkin for spitting the dummy over Sky allowing cameras into the HT dressing rooms at Old Trafford, when outgoing coach Daniel Anderson gave Saints the rounds of the kitchen.

As a player he's always seemed a bit of a show-pony who resorts to a bit of cheap thuggery when things don't go his way.

I have no problem with him as a pundit, however.
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Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 am
Posted by Willzay on Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 am
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I admire his longevity at Saints, but that's about it.
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