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Walker Retires - sad news


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#1 distantdog

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

Very unfortunate for the lad.

Shame as I really rated him.



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#2 Nick07

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

Agreed DD.

Really sad news for the lad. Had the potential to be one of the best second rowers in this division.

At the same time his health is far more important than rugby will ever be.

Good luck to Johnny for whatever he does next.

#3 BatleyFanAndy

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

Such a shame. Fantastic player!
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#4 ernieone

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

A massive loss to the club, a player who never gave less than 100%.

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#5 Tom Coates

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

Always sad to hear these kind of stories. Last night's Grand Final showed just how brutal this sport can be and Walker's retirement is just another reminder.

He looked a cracking player whenever I saw him play.

#6 Bat Lad

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

All the Best Johnny, enjoyed watching you play , you alway's gave 100%.

#7 buford t justice

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:49 AM

Lovely genuine guy, had the pleasure of chatting with him at the awards night.

Was a cracking player too, all the best for the future Johnny.
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#8 marko9

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

Great tackler,think we will have some fierce tacklers in this squad,Walton seems to be the enforcer,smashes the pinpointed threat such as broncos game stopped gower playing

#9 M Hopkins

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

Jason 'The Enforcer' Walton

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#10 vitocorleone

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

Great tackler,think we will have some fierce tacklers in this squad,Walton seems to be the enforcer,smashes the pinpointed threat such as broncos game stopped gower playing


Wasn`t` Gower man of the match that day?

#11 marko9

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

Not sure if he was,but don't think he teared us apart,we stopped him playing his game to full potential lets say,but was a close game

#12 BatleyFanAndy

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

Great tackler,think we will have some fierce tacklers in this squad,Walton seems to be the enforcer,smashes the pinpointed threat such as broncos game stopped gower playing


Walton. Is definitely a big hitter, but he can be caught out easily at times when he runs out of the line and leaves a big gap when he misses the hit.
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#13 marko9

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

Yes suppose can leave a gap when misses,but that's a risk lots of teams take I suppose,but when used to take a player out of game it generally gets the man,got some big hitters all over park though

#14 marko9

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:54 PM

Yes suppose can leave a gap when misses,but that's a risk lots of teams take I suppose,but when used to take a player out of game it generally gets the man,got some big hitters all over park though

#15 BatleyFanAndy

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Yes suppose can leave a gap when misses,but that's a risk lots of teams take I suppose,but when used to take a player out of game it generally gets the man,got some big hitters all over park though


Applegarth knows how to smash 'em, and for his size, Walker had a brilliant big hit in his arsenal!
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#16 marko9

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:37 PM

Yes applegarth not bad at smashing them,could tackle like a man twice his size walker

#17 Piggy's mate

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

Big loss this to us next year and such a shame for him as a player.

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like

expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.


 

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