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Farewell Willie!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Willie was listed on the montage last Friday night as one of the players leaving this year, so it seems no fairytale final year for him at the Sea Eagles, AND with a 3 weeks ( 4 if he fights it and loses) suspension coming up I fear he's played his last game.

    I reckon in a really bad year he's been value for money, all the best big fella and if it's retirement thanks for all the memories .
     
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    • anthonyb1965

      anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I think so too Mark, great value for us this year!
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I have never once questioned his Commitment.
       
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      • Little Grubber Kick

        Little Grubber Kick Active Member

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        nor I
        I reckon he has paid dues for commitment to Tooves
        and that sums up the year......commitment meant danger
         
      • Rex

        Rex Well-Known Member

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        I did question his commitment on the very first tackle of the game last week. A game we had to win to have a chance. He had to know, surely, there was only ever going to be one refereeing outcome to that tackle. And that decision by Willie put us on the back foot in that game straight away.

        But have enjoyed the (legitimate) fire from the big fella.
         
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        • Rodo

          Rodo Goldmember 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Disappointing end to a great year for Willie. Not a good way to end a career. With the way he has been playing he could quite easily go around again.

          Good luck for your future endeavours Big Willie!
           
        • urulion

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          Thanks for your commitment Willie. Although this is just my personal opinion, I would rather have Willie in my starting 17 next year, instead of lussick.

          Willie has been great value for us this year, played with high commitment and embraced our culture rapidly. Would have loved to see him go around with us for another year.

          All the best in your future navigations Willie and thanks again!!
           
        • BOZO

          BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Willie was a good signing for us and I think he did enough to warrant another season with the mighty Sea eagles but it was not meant to be .
          Thanks for the memories big fella
           
        • brad

          brad Well-Known Member

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          My wife out of the blue said to me the other night she loves willie and i jumped off the lounge after a hard day at work and said to her do you really like him babe and the way he has played for us this year , she said what are you talking about....lol . Well done willie Mason.
           
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          • master blaster

            master blaster Well-Known Member

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            well done Willie,thanks for the year, I think you should fight it,what have you got to lose,Im still amazed Pritchard got off with that deadset coat hanger,ok as we always say,imagine if that was Skivvi that did that tackle
             
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            • Mark from Brisbane

              Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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              Anyone see the Jack Wighton tackle on Soward tonight, not even a penalty , what a joke this has become!
               
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              • davohan123

                davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                I know should have been a penalty clearly!!
                 
              • davohan123

                davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Congratulations Wille Mason
                My lasting memory will be that photo of him and 2V's embracing after the win over the Warriors!!

                I think he genuinely enjoyed playing for us and we liked having around the place.

                All the best for the future!!
                 
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                • BH72

                  BH72 Active Member

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                  yep was good having him around. Would've liked to seen another season with him at Manly.
                   
                • sheridanstand78

                  sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                  He was good value for money this year and his season finally ended by Greenturd and this stupid pedantic rule!
                   
                • Baz

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                  I hated Big Willie when he was at the Dogs and Roosters, but he really has embraced the club and become one of us. I loved hearing his passion for the club and for the game, he matured into a fantastic person and role model. I'll miss having you around Willy!!
                   
                • Terry Zarsoff

                  Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                • Real Deal

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                  I rather hope he gets another year at another club, then he can get his 300 NRL games. I first saw him run over the top of us in 2003 when the Dogs had home games at the Homebush Showground. Hated him. But really cheered him at the two Brookie games I could attend this year. In a lousy year I liked his passion and drive. All the best Willie.
                   
                • Chip and Chase

                  Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  I would have given him the Dally M there and then. Hit of the year.
                   
                • tookey

                  tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Unfortunate for Willie that he wasn't playing for the roosters last week as he would have got off his shoulder charge
                   
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