With all that's being said about Isaac John, does anyone know why he couldn't even crack the first grade squad of the third rate Super League team he was in? Didn't he play for someone like the Salford Whogivesafuck Reds???
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Did a bit of research. Fan opinion is similarly divided to this place , for every fan on their website that says he didn't get a real opportunity over there , there's folk who think he wasn't good enough.
Apparently they hired him as a goal kicker, he missed vital kicks , they lost games , got replaced in the squad by a specialist goal kicker in the same position.
From their Coach :
Richard Agar commented:
“He has got a club in the NRL that he’s going to go and join one of their full-time squads so we’ve agreed to release him with immediate effect. The reason being are pretty simple ones for us really, last year when Syksey (Paul Sykes) came into our team we made a change in that position based on a couple of things based at that time and we had a lot of success with the changes that were made.”
“For Isaac at 24-years old with no reserve grade or ability to dual-reg him because of the border agency rules, the landscape from halfway through last season to where we are now has completely changed. He was part of our squad and we were really happy to be part of our squad but he can’t play, we have nowhere for him to play.
“We’ve had an understanding that if an opportunity came up for him we wouldn’t stop him from taking it. Good for him that the opportunity has come up and we’re going to wish him all the best and really thank him for his contribution.
“He was one of the first guys that came through the door when I guess we were reborn as a club and as a team and he’s played a part in that, even when it’s not been going so great for him in terms of team selection. He’s always been a guy that’s really contributed, whether it’s been running against the opposition for practice and being a part of the team off the field as he’s been a real quality bloke when we do the team building.
“We wish him all the best and I hope he’s better for the experiences, the good and the bad ones that he’s had at our club.”
John also commented:
“I am very grateful for the club to allow me to leave, the move didn’t work out as well as I hoped and I’m really looking forward to my new challenge.
“It was a mutual agreement between both parties that we would part and I’ve left on good terms, the Wildcats have acted really professional. I have a lot of love for my teammates and I have made friends for life as well as learning lots from Rich Agar and especially Webbo (James Webster) but I’m moving on for a fresh start.”