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Jake Friend to Retire

Discussion in 'Sydney Roosters' started by Captain Apollo, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Captain Apollo

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    Sad news.

    The guy was very underrated.
     
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  3. Captain Apollo

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    It is now official (source: https://www.roosters.com.au/news/2021/04/08/jake-friend-announces-his-immediate-retirement/) -

    Sad to see him go, but understandable in the light of the knocks he has had.
     
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    What a magnificent career and one the true redemption stories.

    Thanks for the memories Jake and best of luck in the future.
     
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    Congratulations on a fabulous career. So sad to see you go but glad you’re retiring on your feet. Cheers Friendy.
     
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    I just loved the way he dug in every minute he was on field and left nothing in the tank. But, he had played busted for so long that sadly and unfortunately it had to take its toll.

    When the club sacked him many moons ago, he could have easily said it’s too hard and packed it all in. To his absolute credit he turned everything around and is now our fourth highest capped player.

    Good on ya Friendy. Enjoy your retirement.
     
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    Thanks Jake.

    Better not to take the James Graham path buddy.
     
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    I wish Jake Friend all the very best in his retirement. It is for the best.

    Jake has business interests outside the game, so he is set up for life.

    He was an amazing servant for our club. 'Friendy', we will miss you.
     
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    Good Luck Jake and well done on your career and best of luck with your future off field role and business ventures.
     
  11. Dorris_is_mean

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    The same guy who the club and fans wanted gone, til Cronk came along a single handedly saved his career?

    Yeah, real sad to see him go....
     

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