Best for Wilshere to call it quits on a high

Letters, Normal

PNG Kumuls captain John Wilshere should seriously consider becoming a politician.
How can we have a captain who say one thing and another the next day?
I think the way he handled his retirement was disappointing and has marred his otherwise great career.
He should have sought clarification from Adrian Lam immediately after the coach said he, Wilshere, had played his last game for the Kumuls.
Lam made that announcement a day after the Kumuls won the inaugural Pacific Cup when they crushed the Cook Islanders.
From my understanding of that statement, Wilshere is no longer in Lam’s future plan.
Wilshere even told The National in Lae that his decision to retire was “mi lapun nau”.
I find his reaction to The National’s back page report about him quitting no better than our politicians.
How many times have we read in our dailies and seen on TV our politicians claiming they have been misquoted or their statement taken out of context?
I agree with the letter by “Sad Kumul fan” (The National, Nov 6) that Wilshere should bow out on a high with the Pacific Cup under his belt and the people remembering him for leading the Kumuls to the Four Nations tournament in Australia next year.
Like Wilshere himself said “anything can happen” and does he want to be remembered as that guy who didn’t know when to quit?


Another sad fan
Port Moresby