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Jon Wilkin’s bizarre stadium rant

Jon Wilkin is one of the best pundits in rugby league in the eyes of many because he gets people talking given his out spoken opinions.

Recently he and Kyle Amor made headlines for criticising team songs after wins and now Wilkin has complained about stadium names in Super League and two in particular.

“My thing that I want out of the game is stadium names. There’s a couple in particular in Super League that really get my goat,” he said on his brilliant podcast The Bench which he hosts with Sky’s Jenna Brooks.

“One is the Totally Wicked Stadium, now it sounds like some 1970s surfers have come up with the name of the stadium. You can imagine someone like Korbin Sims saying ‘totally wicked’ or something.

“The second one is the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, how many peoples hoses are broken?

“It should be Mend-Your-Drains Jungle, have you seen how flooded their car park is? Also if you’re going to mend hoses then why would you do it in the jungle? If there’s anywhere that doesn’t need their hoses mended.”

They were recording at Huddersfield Giants’ John Smith’s Stadium leading Jenna Brooks to ask:

“I don’t know if I’m being ignorant here but who is John Smith and why’s he so special to Huddersfield?”

“It’s beer!?!” was the response she got as Wilkin went on to say: “Anyway there’s some absolute clangers out there, the Tony Macaroni Arena I thought was a pretty good one. There’s one called Middelfart Stadium in Denmark and there’s one called Wankdorf in Bern, so the Mend-A-Hose Jungle actually is fine in comparison to them.”

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  1. Nathanael

    March 28, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    Does he realise that these aren’t the names of the stadium they are their sponsored names. Call them by their proper names if you don’t like the sponsored names as your not gonna get companies who give money to these clubs to change their name.

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