Joel Tomkins retires

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DaveO wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm
ian.birchall wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:10 am
medlocke wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:57 pm mediocre player who lived of that 2011 try and the fact he was Sam's older brother
But that '2011 try' as you call it was a lifetime memory for Joel as well as me and many other fans even if it did facilitate his move to Union.
Same here. Even the Leeds fans near us thought it was brilliant. It's one of the great Wembley tries.
The trouble is, it seems like a lifetime ago!
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Charriots Offiah wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:35 pm
DaveO wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm
ian.birchall wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:10 am
But that '2011 try' as you call it was a lifetime memory for Joel as well as me and many other fans even if it did facilitate his move to Union.
Same here. Even the Leeds fans near us thought it was brilliant. It's one of the great Wembley tries.
The trouble is, it seems like a lifetime ago!
It was a great try and I never said it wasn't, but since then he has been a mediocre player living of that moment, the fact somebody has stated he was great in 2010 is irrelevant
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DaveO wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm
ian.birchall wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:10 am
medlocke wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:57 pm mediocre player who lived of that 2011 try and the fact he was Sam's older brother
But that '2011 try' as you call it was a lifetime memory for Joel as well as me and many other fans even if it did facilitate his move to Union.
Same here. Even the Leeds fans near us thought it was brilliant. It's one of the great Wembley tries.
I'd say the best try I've seen at Wembley, partly because I never thought he could have gone length of the field. Special for me as it was the first Wembley with my eldest Son and I splashed out for tickets up "in the Gods" and saw the try play out. Got me reminiscing now - why wasn't the trip on Hoffman punished with a red in the first minute?
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medlocke wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:50 pm
Charriots Offiah wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:35 pm
DaveO wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm

Same here. Even the Leeds fans near us thought it was brilliant. It's one of the great Wembley tries.
The trouble is, it seems like a lifetime ago!
It was a great try and I never said it wasn't, but since then he has been a mediocre player living of that moment, the fact somebody has stated he was great in 2010 is irrelevant
I didn’t say you did!
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widdenoldboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:55 pm
DaveO wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm
ian.birchall wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:10 am
But that '2011 try' as you call it was a lifetime memory for Joel as well as me and many other fans even if it did facilitate his move to Union.
Same here. Even the Leeds fans near us thought it was brilliant. It's one of the great Wembley tries.
I'd say the best try I've seen at Wembley, partly because I never thought he could have gone length of the field. Special for me as it was the first Wembley with my eldest Son and I splashed out for tickets up "in the Gods" and saw the try play out. Got me reminiscing now - why wasn't the trip on Hoffman punished with a red in the first minute?
Offiah against Leeds was the best I have seen followed by Gill against Hull.
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Charriots Offiah wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:34 am
widdenoldboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:55 pm
DaveO wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm

Same here. Even the Leeds fans near us thought it was brilliant. It's one of the great Wembley tries.
I'd say the best try I've seen at Wembley, partly because I never thought he could have gone length of the field. Special for me as it was the first Wembley with my eldest Son and I splashed out for tickets up "in the Gods" and saw the try play out. Got me reminiscing now - why wasn't the trip on Hoffman punished with a red in the first minute?
Offiah against Leeds was the best I have seen followed by Gill against Hull.
Yes but you’re old like me 😉 Tomkins’ was still a great try & deserves to be celebrated with all great tries 😊
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josie andrews wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:41 am
Charriots Offiah wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:34 am
widdenoldboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:55 pm

I'd say the best try I've seen at Wembley, partly because I never thought he could have gone length of the field. Special for me as it was the first Wembley with my eldest Son and I splashed out for tickets up "in the Gods" and saw the try play out. Got me reminiscing now - why wasn't the trip on Hoffman punished with a red in the first minute?
Offiah against Leeds was the best I have seen followed by Gill against Hull.
Yes but you’re old like me 😉 Tomkins’ was still a great try & deserves to be celebrated with all great tries 😊
Between us, we have a very good top 3 :), I'd say Brett Kenny's from '85 is a close 4th?
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Ellery Hanleys against Saints Challenge cup final 1989
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jaws1 wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:09 am Ellery Hanleys against Saints Challenge cup final 1989
Definately this…… connolly wouldnt have stopped him with a sledge hammer that day
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Tbf to joel i thought his try versus wakey in the league that season was his best…… i thought the cc try was made to look better by awful defence off brent webb….. he made no attempt and turned his back on joel
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