Player Watch #41: Tom Wilkinson - quits NMFC (?) to go on The Amazing Race (?!) with Paul Roos' son (?!?!)

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King Corey

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And he gave it a go at AFL level, it didn't work out, and so he's going off to do something else. What that "something else" is shouldn't really matter to any of us.
The "didn't work out" is assumption. He's been injured and not had much continuity so I tended to view his future listing as TBC rather than a write-off.

If he knows something that's not in the public domain then fine, feck off and do something else. Just a bit annoying as mentioned that Mountford or Hibberd missed out on another chance for a bloke who's giving it all up for reality TV.
 

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The "didn't work out" is assumption. He's been injured and not had much continuity so I tended to view his future listing as TBC rather than a write-off.

If he knows something that's not in the public domain then fine, feck off and do something else. Just a bit annoying as mentioned that Mountford or Hibberd missed out on another chance for a bloke who's giving it all up for reality TV.
Its hardly that different from being an AFL footballer tho is it? I reckon there'd be a few jump at that chance.
 

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People are just s**tty because it's reality TV. If he'd lined up a job on a building site or law school we'd be happy he was getting on with his life.
The bloke can do what he likes and I doubt anyone here is s**tty with him (I'd suspect the club might be though given the brevity of the club tweet). But he's given up football to arse around on a TV show (and may be eliminated within weeks) and that is just really unusual. If he was on a building site or at law school, he'd be contributing to society and setting himself with lifelong skills and a career and we'd kind of understand that more.
 

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Being 181cm or 5"11, he probably saw that we play 5 forwards who are 189cm/ 6"2 or taller. The club hasn't liked having many low centre of gravity guys on the list for some time. Hopefully Rawlings changes this.
 

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The bloke can do what he likes and I doubt anyone here is s**tty with him (I'd suspect the club might be though given the brevity of the club tweet). But he's given up football to arse around on a TV show (and may be eliminated within weeks) and that is just really unusual. If he was on a building site or at law school, he'd be contributing to society and setting himself with lifelong skills and a career and we'd kind of understand that more.
Reality TV does contribute to society - by keeping DapperJong off BigFooty 40 hours a week.
 

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The bloke can do what he likes and I doubt anyone here is s**tty with him (I'd suspect the club might be though given the brevity of the club tweet). But he's given up football to arse around on a TV show (and may be eliminated within weeks) and that is just really unusual. If he was on a building site or at law school, he'd be contributing to society and setting himself with lifelong skills and a career and we'd kind of understand that more.
How is reality tv not contributing to society?

I don't understand.
 

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