R.I.P. Steve Folkes

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Re: R.I.P. Steve Folkes

Post by Pragmatist » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:31 pm

Very sad he was the PE teacher at my high school in the late 70s, well liked and respected.

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Post by white » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:45 pm

A good man . Who i personally met. hard a s cement
kind regards mate

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Post by sheer64 » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:54 pm

I remember him as a tough player and a bloke who was respected.
Today we saw a true champion in Winx, and a true bludger in Cleary!

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Post by Swordy » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 6:27 pm

Every now and then you really, really like a player from a team you hate.

Steve Folkes was that guy for me from the bulldogs in the 80's and ever since.

Sunshine Coast resident.
Tigers fan since birth in 1969.
Fond memories of Leichhardt Oval every home game as a kid with my Dad!

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Post by Harvey » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm

Pragmatist wrote:
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 5:31 pm
Very sad he was the PE teacher at my high school in the late 70s, well liked and respected.
Was that East Hills high? One of my mates was also taught by him. Very sad for the family, he was a true footballer probably did not get the recognition he deserved

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Post by Clearyweareone » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:45 pm

Very sad and one of the greats of the Canterbury side. Tough as nails and always gave 100%.

I had lots of respect for him.

Should have been our coach after Sheens.

Rest in Peace.

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Post by happy tiger » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 7:48 pm

RIP Steve Folkes , thanks for your contributions to the WT's and the game of Rugby League

I'm trying to word this the best way I know , but although he would be sad to be leaving his family and friends behind, he would be happy to be rejoining his wife

Go with God's love

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 8:57 pm

I uncharacteristically checked out the death notices in today's SMH and there was Steven Folkes - poor guy died of a heart attack. The pics shown of him sees him looking pretty fit.??
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 10:21 pm

Is this for real??? I don't know how I missed hearing it, but I guess I don't watch the news much these days. Didn't even see this thread until now. I'm in shock! Very sad news.

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