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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby johng » May 17th, 2017, 11:32 am

Great Player. Great bloke. Not sure how prepared for retirement he is but hopefully a few bucks from the insurance will give him time to pull it together.

Decent pundit with a good speaking voice. Might keep him in the game even on a part time basis.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby nelly the elephant » May 17th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Hippo wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:In a way maybe its for the best, he was pretty wrecked and another 2 years may have badly affected his later quality of life. Plus theres the concussion issue

I just hope he adepts to civilian life as its come around now quicker than he wanted/planned

I'd echo all of this, I really liked him as a player and hope everything works out well for him.

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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby Lar » May 17th, 2017, 2:23 pm

Thanks Mike!
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby offshorerules » May 17th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Sorry to hear this as I'm sure no player wants to have to retire due to injury. Definitely Narbonne's loss. Thanks Micky Mac.
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby RoboProp » May 17th, 2017, 5:11 pm

Thanks Mike. Best of luck to you
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby blockhead » May 18th, 2017, 8:18 am

You know I'm going to lose,
And gambling's for fools,
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live FOREVER!
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby artaneboy » May 18th, 2017, 11:42 pm

Good luck and best wishes Mike. We as fans might think the timing is right, but it's always devastating for a player to have to retire due to injury.

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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby Peg Leg » September 19th, 2017, 2:24 pm

Mike has been on the corporate speaking circuit lately and I came across this on LinkedIn via Vodafone.
His presentation includes a very informative image,
See below for the definitive training exercise that cut short Mike's career

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"It was Mrs O'Leary's cow"
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Re: Mike McCarthy leaving.

Postby sunshiner1 » September 20th, 2017, 7:35 am

Jesus the size of Rhys Ruddock's arms. The man is a beast.
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