Past Player Memories Part 7 – Jimmy Wilkes

Nickname – Whizzer

Ruts Appearances – 374

Ruts Goals – 132

Question 1 – When did you join the Old Ruts and why?

Something to do on a Saturday afternoon.

Question 2 – What was your most memorable match and why?

Teck Cup final @ Kingstonian 1996.

Question 3 – Who was the best Manager/Captain you played under?

Easy – H

Question 4 – Your funniest Ruts Football Memory.

Football tour to Amsterdam in 1998, don’t remember much but the Hostel room had wild bunnies jumping over it and we had pigeons in our room every morning.

Question 5 – What is your least favourite Ruts Football Memory?

Seeing Graham Clayton in the shower.

Question 6 – Best Player you ever played with for the Ruts?

Matt ‘ Mad Dog’ Blomeley….ha-ha (have to say H but not for his football ability).

Question 7 – Favourite Goal you scored or were part of in the build up?

Teck Cup Final brace, particularly the 2nd when I lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box after telling Boony to keep an eye on the keeper as he liked to come off his line.

Question 8 – Most embarrassing moment in a Ruts Shirt? (Playing or Socially)

Don’t get embarrassed, but remember the look on the other teams face when we stripped down to our thongs in Hungary.