R.I.P. Steve Folkes

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R.I.P. Steve Folkes

Post by Geo. » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:17 pm

Found dead from a suspected heart attack...while exercising..

Way too young..

Thoughts and prayers with the family..
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Post by Tiger Watto » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:28 pm

Very Sad... Gave his soul to the game of RL
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Post by hobbo » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:29 pm

Legend of the game ...
Shock loss to the Rugby League world

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Post by quintus » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:34 pm

Very sad news.... :sign:

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Post by yeti » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:35 pm

Wow - that's a shock. Good player and pretty good old school coach.
Thoughts for his family.


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Post by Telltails » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:35 pm

Terrible news.

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Post by supercoach » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:40 pm

He would be the last guy you would expect to have a heart attack. Very sad news
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Post by GoldXR50Leroy » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:42 pm

Probably one of the last people you would think would pass early, was an assistant to Tim Sheens and probably should have taken over when Tim got the punt. Vale Steve Folkes.

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Post by TCL » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:47 pm

Very sad, RIP.

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Post by upthetigers » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:59 pm

RIP

It's crazy how life works. Professional footballer, kept fit, yet his heart still failed on him at 59.

Really need to treat every day on this earth like it's your last.

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Post by Tigerdave » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 3:59 pm

very sad, RIP

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 4:02 pm

Horrible news. Not unsurprising though.

It's not good to push yourself in your later years, a few studies suggest that overexercising at an older age makes you just as susceptible to heart attack as the person who is 30kg overweight and smokes a pack a day.

He gave a lot to the game, especially the Bulldogs. Seemed like a top bloke to boot too.
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Post by old man tiger » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 4:24 pm

Always respected him. The only time we ever seemed like a decent defensive unit for more than a few werks was when he was involved. That alone shows his strength of character!

I'm sure he will be missed and commiserations to his family and friends.

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Post by TrueTiger » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 4:30 pm

There aren't enough words to describe this absolute legend of rugby league....

R.I.P Steve....thoughts go out to his family and friends...

May the good Lord watch over them in this time of grief...
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 4:31 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 4:02 pm
Horrible news. Not unsurprising though.

It's not good to push yourself in your later years, a few studies suggest that overexercising at an older age makes you just as susceptible to heart attack as the person who is 30kg overweight and smokes a pack a day.

He gave a lot to the game, especially the Bulldogs. Seemed like a top bloke to boot too.
Funny, my first thoughts were that it doesn't matter how fit you are, death doesn't discriminate. But what you say makes sense.

Very sad news.

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Post by Silentio » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 4:33 pm

Sad news.

Good player, good coach and a good role model.

I met him a couple of times and he seemed like a really humble and polite bloke given what he achieved.

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Post by willow » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:14 pm

Terrible news, RIP Steve.

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Post by Liddy » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:21 pm

Very sad news......
Even though he played for the Bulldogs, he was one of my favourite players.

Also played it hard and fair.....

There was talk of him at one stage coming to the Tigers as Coach....I reckon he would have done a good job.

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